Marriott Hotel Bristol City Centre
Travel Blogs from Bristol
Pretty uneventful couple of days, not many sights to see except Welsh and English countryside. Colleen's birthday yesterday, she doesn't like a fuss made, but on the bus we all sang happy birthday, and then last night at the hotel, the staff bought out her dessert with 3 candles on it.
so we all sang happy birthday again. Today we crisscrossed …
Today we drove through Dartmoor National Park to Glastonbury to visit the Abbey ruins where supposedly King Arthur and Guinevere were buried. Were actually really awesome ruins. Saw the spot of the supposed 'tomb' of Arthur and Guinevere and the Abbots Kitchen which was still intact. There is also a famous thorn tree there which originated from a …
Monmouth, Wales to Bristol, England
We only had to travel another 45 minutes to get to our hotel, Marriott-Bristol City Center. Once again we got into the city after the shops had closed and the streets pretty much deserted. Getting in late must be a ploy the traveling company has with the hotel. By getting in late after the shops have …
Today we woke to fog, fog, fog, which didn't clear until 2pm and we had a little sun peep. It has not been cold however. We posted 5 kilos of "stuff" back to Hoppers this morning - admittedly the heavy portion of that was binoculars. Paul and I have spent most of the day around the city precinct, walking and riding the hop on hop off bus. Bath has a population of ...
... br> Paul attempted to find the grave of great, great grandfather with no success today, but we did find Kingston Buildings - Paul's grandfather being Charles Kingston Daws. Maybe tomorrow. We are staying with friends of Dave and Janet's for three nights in a village called Peasedown St John. Population around ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott Hotel Bristol City Centre
My requested 'quiet' room was on the 10th floor facing the main road not the quieter park side. I was also very near to a family with a crying baby! However it was clean and comfy with everything I needed and I slept reasonably well. I prefer baths to showers but if I had waited for it to fill I would have still been there after checkout time! The shower had to do.
What a great surprise walking into this hotel. The pictures on the Marriott web site don't give this hotel the appearance it deserves.
I agree with most of what's been said already. Rooms are decent, nice bath - pretty much on par with most 4* hotels in the US - Marriotts, Hyatt, Hilton, etc... I won this through PL, so the value is exceptional.
Don't be put off by the exterior
A quality hotel indeed - all communal areas seem to have recently been refurbished and the room was decent, complete with a bathroom 100% free of mould (a rarity in most UK hotels), and a potent heating / air conditioning unit.
Seems to work out quite a bit cheaper than the Royal Marriott and although the room was smaller, it was better decorated than any that I have ever been allocated at that hotel. If you're not worried about a grand looking exterior and a slightly more central location, choose this one over the Royal.
Nice leisure facilities but noisy rooms on road side
standard marriott with convenient location for city centre offsetting brutal looks. excellent sauna and steam room - properly hot which is often not the case - and nice pool if not too many people are in. rooms overlooking the urban expressway are noisy - park side is much quieter. £7.50 for parking in adjacent NCP - little secure street parking around.
First impressions and the exterior of this hotel is plain ugly but do not be put off. With a recently completed refurbishment, great service and relaxed atmosphere, the inside common parts of the hotel were excellent. The rooms are very comfortable in the corporate marriot style and the breakfast fine. Location is good for the city centre although Clifton is a considerable walk away. We really enjoyed our stay and will be coming back.
A Great Hotel
We stayed 3 nights in this hotel and were very impressed. The staff were excellent and extremely helpful. The hotel itself is beautiful and the food excellent. A great location and lovely rooms. Would definitely return.
I travel weekly to Bristol on business and find myself at the Marriott City Centre for the proximity to my office and the reward points. Truthfully, you'd find much better locations for hotels in Bristol - the Marriott Royal, the Brigstow, Jurys, and Hotel Du Vin are all better located. The Broadmead shopping area and the park nearby - while nice during the day - don't harbor the best of the locals at night. But the City Centre Marriott is near-completion of a full refurbishment - the beds and rooms are now very comfortable. The fitness centre is large for a hotel and very-well equipped. The executive lounge is perfect for reading the paper on your own or meeting with business colleagues. The bar is usually lively. The restaurant food is good - but the room service menu is lacking. I love the staff - they are so friendly and helpful even if a bit inexperienced. Make sure to request a room on the park-side for less noise level.
I had booked into this hotel for 3 consecutive nights for a conference held at the hotel. The first night was overbooked, so I was transferred to a hotel in Wales! The second night they had overbooked and transferred me to a hotel elswhere in the city centre - and forgot to tell them about it so that I was double charged for meals. At last, on the third night I was able to stay at the actual hotel. The conference facilities were also poor - noisy and cold. I am amazed that this hotel can charge so much for such poor service.