Right in the centre of Bristol, next to the river and full of pubs and restaurants. This hotel has a door through into the pub next door where all the meals are served. The pub dates back to the 1600s, so contrasts with the modern look of the hotel. The pub has links to Robert Louis Stevenson (it is the model for the pub in “Treasure Island”) and is reputedly where Daniel Defoe met Alexander Selkirk who inspired “Robinson Crusoe”.
Only downside is no parking (they stamp your ticket for the NCP car park for a concession, but it will still cost you £17.40 for the night. The stamp is valid for only 10 minutes, so get it done only when you are ready to leave!). The lift was broken when I was there, but I’m sure they have fixed that by now.More
- Free Wifi