$92 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 28, 2014 Check-out: Aug 29, 2014

Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

4 stars
Broad Street, Bristol, BS1 2EL
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
16 reviews
Superb location with excellent facilities

the staff were very welcoming and helpful throughout the whole of our stay. The location was... See full review

  • FeeH
  • Apr 21, 2014
A great location

A great hotel.In the centre of Bristol.Pool and sauna are very clean.There is a Spoons within 2... See full review

  • Billy 48
  • Oct 1, 2013
Located on Broad Street in Bristol city center, The Grand Hotel truly lives up to its name. Dating from Victorian times, newly-refurbished hotel blends classic period charm with the very best in contemporary comforts. Have 182 spacious bedrooms, including sumptuous suites, the grand majority of which have been newly-refurbished to the highest standards. Offer a choice of nine elegant function rooms, making The Grand Hotel one of Bristol's most popular wedding venues. Otium Health & Leisure Club offers a full rage of spa and beauty treatments, plus a fully equipped gym and indoor swimming pool. For guests traveling by car, The Grand Hotel has parking available, just across a quiet cobbled street; Bristol Temple Meads railway station is less than a mile away The Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand is a non-smoking hotel

Hotel Map

51.455 -2.5932
Area served
Bristol
Nearby airports
If you're flying into Bristol Airport, The Grand Hotel is about eight miles away by road.
Area description
At The Grand Hotel, you have many of Bristol's most famous landmarks virtually on the doorstep. But with the hotel right in the city center, this is a perfect base from which to explore Bristol's fascinating history and superb shopping and other attractions. And at the end of a packed day, all the comforts of Bristol hotel will be ready and waiting for you.

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Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand Rooms

Standard Single Rooms
Our Standard Single rooms at our hotel in Bristol have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Many of our rooms at The Grand hotel in Bristol have been recently been refurbished and offer BT Openzone wireless broadband connection giving you access to your emails and the internet, making it an ideally located hotel near Bristol City Centre for business or pleasure.
Standard Double Room
Our Standard rooms at our hotel in Bristol have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Many of our rooms at The Grand hotel in Bristol have been recently refurbished to reflect a more contemporary look, complemented by bold, vibrant fabrics. Quiet and spacious, they are a welcome sight for any traveller, making it an ideally located hotel near Bristol City Centre for business or pleasure. Our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection gives you access to your emails and the internet.
Standard Twin Room
Our Standard Twin rooms at our hotel in Bristol feature 2 single beds and have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Many of the rooms at The Grand hotel in Bristol have been recently refurbished, in soft light natural tones, and feature state-of-the-art LCD TVs. The bathroom includes a range of complimentary toiletries as well as a refreshing power shower. Our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection gives you access to your emails and the internet, making it an ideally located hotel near Bristol City Centre for business or pleasure.
Deluxe Double Room
Our recently refurbished Deluxe Doubles at our hotel in Bristol feature a welcoming, more contemporary look, complemented by neutral brown and cream soft furnishings. More space means there's room for a large luxury bed and a work desk; when you've finished checking your emails via our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection, you can relax in the luxury ensuite bathroom, making it an ideally located hotel near Bristol City Centre for business or pleasure.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Solarium
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Ramp access to buildings

Nearby points of interest

  • Bristol Hippodrome: 0.3 mi
  • Bristol Bridge: 0.4 mi
  • University of Bristol: 0.5 mi
  • College Green: 0.5 mi
  • Bristol Temple Meads railway station: 0.7 mi
  • Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • SS Great Britain: 0.8 mi
  • Clifton Cathedral: 1.2 mi
  • Bristol Old Vic Theatre School: 1.6 mi
  • Engineers House: 1.6 mi
  • Clifton Suspension Bridge: 1.6 mi
  • The Downs: 1.9 mi
  • Blaise Castle: 3.5 mi
  • Bristol Parkway Station: 4.6 mi
  • Port of Bristol: 6.3 mi
  • Bristol Hippodrome: 0.3 mi
  • Bristol Bridge: 0.4 mi
  • University of Bristol: 0.5 mi
  • College Green: 0.5 mi
  • Bristol Temple Meads railway station: 0.7 mi
  • Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • SS Great Britain: 0.8 mi
  • Clifton Cathedral: 1.2 mi
  • Bristol Old Vic Theatre School: 1.6 mi
  • Engineers House: 1.6 mi
  • Clifton Suspension Bridge: 1.6 mi
  • The Downs: 1.9 mi
  • Blaise Castle: 3.5 mi
  • Bristol Parkway Station: 4.6 mi
  • Port of Bristol: 6.3 mi
  • Pulteney Bridge: 11.3 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The largest function room, the Wessex Suite, seats up to 600 guests, making it suitable for large conferences: it's also one of Bristol's most popular wedding venues. Nine further rooms suitable for board and team meetings, training sessions, presentations, interviews and private dining.

Dining

Marlows Bar
One of the most popular bars in Bristol, Marlow's serves a wide range of drinks and snacks in elegant yet informal surroundings
Tyrells Restaurant
Light, airy and welcoming, Tyrell's Restaurant is the ideal choice for a lazy lunch or pre-show dinner. The menu is an innovative mix of contemporary British and European dishes, complemented by an extensive wine list. If you're looking for a fine restaurant in Bristol, you've come to the right place.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (16)

Ratings and reviews for Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.1

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Albert Hall
Shropshire
Aug 12, 2014

Perfect Long Weekend

Great location, friendly efficient staff. Thoroughly recommended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
FeeH
Malvern
Apr 21, 2014

Superb location with excellent facilities

the staff were very welcoming and helpful throughout the whole of our stay. The location was superb, short walk to the harbour side, restaurants, bars and shopping. The hotel has a secure car park and spa facilities which are great extras you wouldn't normally find in the city centre. The breakfast choice was huge, from hot cross buns because it was easter to a lovely cooked breakfast with loads of items to choose from and non greasy. We will definitely be booking to go back soon!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

We discovered that on a sunny evening lots if people gather at the harbour side and the pubs down there Steve plastic glasses so you have the option of sitting by the harbours edge. It was lovely.

Review of Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
athula
Business
sunderland united kingdom
Oct 12, 2013

location

good location if you want access to the city. staff is courteous but slow to responds when the hotel is busy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Billy 48
Coventry, England
Oct 1, 2013

A great location

A great hotel.In the centre of Bristol.Pool and sauna are very clean.There is a Spoons within 2 minutes walk and the harbour/Clifton are nearby.Staff are very helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots to do on the doorstep

Review of Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
D and P
Dunedin, New Zealand
May 11, 2013

Shipshape and Bristol Fashion

Probably the best of the ten hotels we stayed at during our recent world trip. An 'old' hotel but very tastefully modernised. Well located and despite its central location and popularity for social functions it was a very peaceful place to stay. Front of house staff very professional but had a sense of humour and were very helpful. As with many hotels in the UK it helps to be multilingual if dealing with some staff: An attempt to obtain some milk resulted in pointless conversations in Hungarian and Slovakian (we think). Eventually we found a friendly Polish person (we think) and were able to converse with him in French.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

Dont be put off by the expensive looking menu.. the staff will let you 'pick & choose' items and our dinners were not very expensive.

Review of Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SandW
Southampton
Mar 11, 2013

just right for top quality tourist experience

We stayed three nights to do the tourist thing, and were well looked after throughout by very professional staff. A 4 star hotel experience at a great price. We even watched the Man U v Real Madrid match from the luxury of red leather sofas in their cellar bar! Great location to explore the city, a short walk to the Old Vic Theatre.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The local market (1 min from hotel) was good for an hour out of the rain

Review of Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BJayem
London
Dec 3, 2012

OK

We had a one night weekend stay in The Grand. Its in a good location and got off to a great start with friendly staff. Unfortunately about 20 minutes in we realised that our toilet did not flush! I called reception and they sent up a staff member who played with it for 20 minutes, claimed it was fixed and left. Excellent we thought! - BUT Later, again we checked and our toilet was not flushing - at all. So we phoned again, and asked if we could change rooms. They said no, We're full - they'd send a maintenance man - we waited half an hour and then had to go out to dinner. We returned at 9:30pm assuming it would have been fixed, but it hadnt. We phoned and advised it still hadnt been fixed. At this point the duty manager came and finally offered us a room change and a free breakfast for our troubles. This was a good response, i just wish it had happened 4 hours earlier, as it's pretty hard to relax and settle into a place when your toilet doesnt work! The rest of the stay was OK. The complementary breakfast was OK - food was standard quality but the restaurant staff were nice. Probably a good place to stay if the amenities worked.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Happy Gilmore
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Mar 29, 2012

Rough Start - Fantastic Finish

We checked in to the hotel a little late after notifying them to hold our room. We had reserved a double but found that we had been given two singles in quite a small room. When we called to inquire about a change, we were informed that the hotel was full and to inquire in the morning. We then discovered that there was a major dance party going on and it sounded as though the DJ was playing the music in our bath. The music was good, but lasted until after midnight and interfered with our jet-lagged sleep. We called to complain and were assured that we woud be given a better room. Since we had an unalterable reservation and had decided to leave the city a day earlier than initially planned, we asked for an upgrade. We were told that we would be moved into an upgraded room the next morning, all we needed to do was to pack and they would facilitate the move while we toured the city. Upon our return, the staff had made good on their promise. We expected to be given a standard double room on a floor more removed from the ballrooms. We were given a double suite with all the amenities. We were extremely pleased. It helped us to be able to easily accomodate visitors and we had no more problem with ballroom noise. We could not have been more pleased with the rest of our stay. Staff was very responsive to our needs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
5Debz
Leicestershire, UK
Feb 6, 2012

Perfect location

This hotel is right in the heart of all the action, theatre, waterfront, shops & Clifton suspension bridge is only a 5 minute drive away. Rooms were comfortable & clean, the only fault was that the heating was well below par. The room was really cold on checking in and after complaining I was told it would get warmer during the night. On arrival back at the hotel at 11pm, the room was freezing, it felt like a window had been left open, the bathroom was cold and it sort of took the edge of the stay, I would consider staying there again but only in the Summer!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Perfect location

Review of Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Jan 11, 2011

Clean and central location. Very

Clean and central location. Very nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
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