Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre4.0 out of 5.0
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Rooms: Very nice with a good view. Lot of freebies in the room Parking: NCP car park next building is a little expensive at 17 pounds. Breakfast: The free breakfast was nice and has good options for a vegetarian/jain as well Facilities: Swimming pool is indoors and temperature controlled, hence was good. Located close to Cabot circus right in the middle of the city. TV had very few channels.
Surely the first requirement of a hotel is to supply a clean quiet room to enable a good nights sleep. Not here. They think it is acceptable to host loud parties on a terrace directly outside bedrooms. Even worse, they will happily book out rooms to large numbers holding room parties all night, without taking action. Not worthy of the Marriott brand. My advice. Avoid.
This trip was a surprise for my partner’s birthday, and our first visit to Bristol. I booked the City Centre Marriott after a lot of research online; my requirements were a good quality hotel, within easy walking distance of the railway station and the city centre. The plan was to look at the sites, explore the city and generally enjoy a relaxed stay. So, the Marriott was chosen. We arrived a little before 3 and left our cases while we waited for the room, we had a quick wander around the Cabot shopping area. This type of shopping is not something we enjoy, but it was interesting to see the size of the shopping centre, which is comparable with anywhere in the country. Back to the hotel, and we checked in. The very polite and efficient receptionist asked which floor we would prefer (we chose floor 5) and were allocated a room with a small balcony. She also asked us the purpose of our visit, and I mentioned my partner’s birthday. The room was easy to find, along a lovely wide ‘real hotel’ corridor, a few doors from the lift, and was a really pleasant surprise. A very large, very light room, with a gigantic TV, and good sized en-suite. The bed was massive too. I was particularly pleased to see a powerful hairdryer and good quality toiletries in the bathroom. The room was furnished with 2 chairs and a table (handy if you have room service), a dressing table, drawers and a wardrobe with safe. The generous size gave a real feeling of spaciousness. We popped out shortly afterwards as we wanted to make the most of our trip. The hotel is situated by Castle Park, and a short walk to the Old City and the interesting parts. Everything was walkable and no problem getting around. On return, a few hours later, we found a tray with a box of chocolates, basket of fruit and a card for my partner. What a lovely touch! We enjoyed a cup of coffee and the complimentary shortcake biscuits (very nice) and went to bed. The bed was very comfortable, the room was a good temperature and we didn’t need to touch the air-con unit. After a very good night’s sleep, we went down for breakfast, which is served on the Terrace. Again, a very efficient, friendly receptionist greeted us and we were shown to our table. Breakfast is self-service and we were spoilt for choice. We stayed for 2 nights and agreed that the breakfast is the best we have had in a hotel anywhere. All the trays of food were piping hot and constantly refreshed; there is an egg station where the chef makes omelettes etc to order. I chose smoked salmon and scrambled egg; my partner chose full English. Everything we ate was delicious. This is a wonderful hotel; the staff are all friendly and efficient, and the hotel makes sure that all the details are taken care of (this is what makes any hotel stay memorable). Details such as the provision of lids for the water glasses, take-away cups for the coffee should you need it, chocolates and card for birthdays and the good quality of the provisions leave you feeling properly taken care of. We will definitely return to Bristol, and will definitely stay at the Marriot again.
Stayed here for one evening. Position is excellent, but that's about it. The room was dated and a bit scruffy. Grouting around the bath is dirty. The bed had clearly been sat on ( and possibly in) and there was half a bottle of somebody else's water still in the room when we arrived. It took half an hour to get anybody on the phone to try and sort it out. Marriot is not a luxury chain of hotels, but I think one would ordinarily expect better. If it wasn't for the position (very close to Cabot Circus) I didn't think it would have anything to recommend it.
The hotel definitely has seen better days and the outside does not look inviting. The reception was very friendly and helpful. We got a quite large room which provided a sitting area. Internet worked good. Location it good, quite central and everything is more or less in walking distance. We would stay there again.
"Old style" Marriot, located in central Bristol. Rooms are a bit tired but functional, nothing special but not terrible. Small niggles such as broken bath plug and door which would not lock. *However* let down by hot rooms (23 degrees in Autumn by default) - I swapped rooms on floor 9 for floor 4, they were both the same. This means that you have to have the aircon on - which works - but is about as noisy as a bus. Crazy to have to use aircon in the winter. Windows open but then you let the noise of the main road in. Couple this with a *massive* queue just to get breakfast (c.15min wait) then the overall experience is lousy. There are so many better choices in Bristol. In my opinion, best avoided unless you can get a bargain (c.£50).
I stayed 4 nights in an executive room on the 9th floor. The room has a nice view over the park and towards the old city. The view was somewhat spoilt by the state of the windows, a clean is well overdue. The room is a good size twin, bathroom small but this would be normal for most hotels built around the same period. The bed was not comfortable and pillows just did not work for me. Sleep quality was average. The executive rooms have access to the executive lounge, a nice bright room with drinks available throughout the day. Executive rooms can have breakfast in the lounge but I discovered that the selection was superior in the restaurant so for day 3 and 4 of my stay I ate there. Room service was quick both times I used it and evening meal at the restaurant was good. The Hotel may be a bit tired and in need of some TLC but it must be noted that all the staff were great, extremely good service and make the stay very enjoyable.
Booked into the Marriott at the last minute when we found ourselves in Bristol on our wedding anniversary not wanting to go home. Our time was up at the self catering accommodation we'd booked so I hopped online and got a good rate for one night. On arrival (after a day out) we were asked what brought us to Bristol and wished a happy anniversary. We went off to eat (beware kids eat free in the restaurant but only till 8pm!) The staff were friendly and the food we ordered was good. On our return to our room we found a box of chocolates and a hand written card from Hoon who had checked us in with such a big smile. Unlike some other hotels there were few restrictions on the hotel pool for kids so our daughter was able to spend a happy hour swimming after breakfast before we left. Thanks to the Marriott staff for a memorable anniversary ☺
Great location in centre of Bristol Parking a little pricey at NCP opposite but discount offered to hotel guests £17 for 24 hours Had an exec package ... nice size room and free flowing wine and beer from 5pm to 9pm plus nibbles and use of leisure facilities Great service and nice environment
Stayed one night whilst visiting Bristol. Very centrally located and close to some great restaurants and Cabot Circus. Stayed in a nice Superior corner room on the 7th floor with lovely views over Castle Park. Clean and spacious with tea and coffee making facilities and the usual things you would expect. Great lounge for Elite members with very good selection of drinks and canopies in the evening. Would stay again for sure.
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77% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1675 reviews