Holiday Inn Bristol - Filton
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... much deliberation we choose: Smoked salmon and cream cheese, welsh roast beef and horseradish, and aged cheddar with tomato. Earl grey and wild berries tea And a raspberry coconut cake and mango pound cake. Oh and it came with fresh scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, so delicious. After that fantastic meal we tried to get into the castle ...
... us brekkie and wave us off. Aunty Weezy took us to Gatwick where all went well until the nice security lady unzipped Lenny's bag to find his unauthorised nerf gun. Supervisor...long wait...being stared at by passersby...
So we are about to board!
... parts of Harry Potter filmed here, as are other films/TV, so the householders cannot have TV aerials - Abbey dates back to 1282 - dinner at The Red Lion Warm day - 23 degrees (felt warmer) Trivia: * New business idea....Not a B&B but a W&C (wine and cheese) - provide the guests with 5 o'clock drinks and nibbles, not breakfast...just an idea! * "dessert" is called "pudding" on many menus we've ...
... On my road to Llandaff cathedral I walked through the Bute park. The fame of Cardiff parks is well deserved. The Llandaff district with its ancient cathedral and ruins of different Medieval defense buildings was perhaps the quietest and the most relaxing place through my stay in Cardiff. Had a tasty pint of local brew in The Butcher's Arms there.
I have to admit that the hostel were I stayed was easily the best hostel I've ever seen. Run by ...
After enjoying a lovely breakfast in our hotel Anthony and I made a quick visit to the beautiful Bristol Cathedral (next to our hotel) and then we all hopped in the car to head towards Castle Combe, only 15 minutes away. Bristol Cathedral was built in the Gothic Style and dates back to 1140.
While trying to find Castle Combe, we took a wrong turn and surprisingly ended up at the Castle Combe Circuit, a motor racing venue. The boys were thrilled to catch ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Bristol - Filton
Staff needs some training in P.R.!!
The hotel was just "ok". The staff was cold and unfriendly. Did their job, but didn't put themselves out at all. I asked directions to nearby sights, etc and they acted very put out and didn't give the time of day! They didn't give any information whatsoever about the hotel. We did our own investigation into breakfast times, etc. We had prior reservations for 3 of us and the extra bed was not made up. This hotel might be fine for conventions, meetings, etc but not for a family. IT is in the middle of nowhere too...I should have researched that further. Room was clean with a TV, but no personal touches at all. Did not feel warm and comfortable at all. We would NOT stay again.
A Fairly Good Place to rest up. But....
The Hotel staff were very very good and responsive. The rooms are clean but reallly dated and a little small. The carpet needs replacing badly and the furniture did have a few stains here and there. The Bed was comfortable enough and the room was not noise at all. The breakfast was okay served buffet style. The Bar is really expensive they charge £3.50 for half a pint. The room services is dear too look to pay at least £32.00 for a averge meal for 2. All in all a nice place to rest up but would not like to spend more than 2 days there.
Pleasant place to stay
A two-day stay at the excellent summer sale rate. We had an executive room which has been carefully upgraded. Comfortable room with excellent pristine bathroom. Breakfast was very good with quality ingredients. Good welcome and efficient check-out.
The lifts are still rather scruffy with a lack of clear signage but this was the only fault in an otherwise excellent stay.
A convenient place, outside the city rush of Bristol--near the motorways.
A good find, the Filton!
I was so glad to find this place since we were visiting the area with our toddler. This hotel had much to amuse him, and it's not one of those fancy resorts. The grounds were extensive, the pool was clean and just the right temperature, and two sets of playstructures were well located and in good condition. The staff were consistently nice, even when I was trying to communicate and handle my toddler at the same time.
Our room was clean, and was well insulated from the light, even in mid-June. Despite the second day being warm, we didn't roast with the curtains closed. Also, as the hotel was set far enough back from the road behind loads of tall pine trees, we didn't hear cars much even with the window open. I don't think I have ever had as good a night's sleep in a hotel as this one.
Perhaps the carpet could do with better cleaning or replacing, but that's my only room quibble.
I thought the cafe was expensive, but then it probably is in line with cafes in similar hotels. The staff were nice even when I mistakenly thought the bill was too high.
Do they care at all????
I've stayed at the HI @ Filton off and on for a number of years, since it was a Post House. What has always intrigued me is the fact that even the most obvious faults are ot addressed - the graffitti in the lifts in the exec bedroom block has been the same for years. Tradition - I think not. They just do not care.
Meals are expensive, breakfast is a fairly good choice, but it takes ages to get coffee and toast ... you can finish your b'fast in the time it takes to have someone bring your coffee and toast.
The non-exec rooms are so small that if you want to use the chair at the deak, you can't, because there is not room to pull the chair back - the bed is too close.
Great value, nice room, terrible chinese meal!
Hi. We stayed at this hotel on Saturday 13th February for one night after reading good recommendations on this site. Easy to find, reception welcoming, room modern, clean and great value so were very impressed for the price we paid - even had a pillow menu. Booked the oriental restaurant for dinner (Sampans) and were so disappointed. Waited nearly an hour for very simple order (only ordered 2 main dishes and rice and noodles) and when it arrived it was way below standard. Other diners were complaining, so it wasn't just us being picky. The bill came to £46 for very little food and 2 soft drinks and we quite frankly felt like we had been completely conned. Would definately stay at the hotel again but would never eat at Sampans.
Enjoyed our stay...
room not large but tasteful. modern and spotless. wonderful comfy beds!! great breakfast included in the price:-£59 rate. ate in the restaurant for dinner and had an excellent meal. staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful, in the restaurant and at reception.hotel set in pleasant wooded grounds. large car park, even saw security checking cars at regular intervals....so very safe. definately stay again.
Modern & Clean
Bright, modern & clean. Rooms nice but very small, impossible to actually use the chair under the desk as there was no room to pull it out. Also in our room there was a step up into the bathroom with no warning signs on the wall or floor, I tripped twice! Lovely grounds, great breakfast & helpful staff
OK room - great Chinese Restaurant
Stayed here quite a few times. Rooms a bit small but modern. Sky TV. Nice grounds and easy to find. Plenty of Parking. Must mention the Chinese resturant - absolutely fabulous - highly recommended.
Room V.small. Windows not double glazed & some noise from highway. They forgot my wake up call and newspaper. Staff turnover so high that although mostly friendly they don't quite know much about workings of Hotel & several strugled with English. Some used Breakfast trays still sat outside in halls at 3.30pm. Drinks etc. VERY high price. Sad thing is I have stayed in far worse !