Holiday Inn Bristol - Filton
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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.
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.
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 !