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Clifton Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here for one night at the start of December, as we had a friends birthday party in Bristol. We were made aware a couple of days before our stay that they had a function on the night we were staying and were given advanced warning that it could be slightly noisy and were asked if we wanted to be moved to a quieter room. As we were going to a party and wouldn't be in till late, this didn't bother us. Staff were friendly and efficient. Restaurant and bar downstairs was busy and lively, good atmosphere. I had pizza which was ok, but fairly average. Our twin room was a decent size, very comfy beds, modern bathroom & shower, and very clean. Overall a lovely stay and a good hotel for visiting the city of Bristol.

We choose this hotel as part of a large group booking over 2 nights. Though the rooms were fairly basic, it was just what we wanted. Friendly staff, nice food and vibrant bar. Would definitely stay again.

I thought the hotel was excellent value for money and in a good location to explore Clifton and surrounding areas. The staff were helpful and friendly. Although we did not eat in the restaurant it was very full indicating it was popular.

Disappointing. Hotel rang on the day before we arrived to tell us there were functions on both nights that we had booked & asked if we would like to move to quieter rooms, we agreed to their request. Having now read previous posts this seems to be their regular ploy. Unacceptably noisy. Blaring music from basement on both nights even though on second floor at back. Corridors are narrow and rooms are so small, tiny en-suite, very old shabby shower, generally poor. Parking £8 a day. Fresh fruit & coffee are great but does not compensate for the poor quality of the room & hotel in general. Staff friendly & we were promised a call from the manager on the day after our visit to discuss a discount. Call not received. So expensive for what it is.

Stayed in their cheapest single room which is tiny, but then it's cheap so that's not an issue. What is more of a problem is the state of the rooms - my room was very much in need of redecorating. It's obvious it's not been cared for at all. The fridge had been ripped out leaving an empty cupboard, walls had holes where there must have been things attached (how hard is it to fill a hole really?!), window was cracked, paper bubbling off the walls, hairs in the shower, window frames dirty with black mould and so on. To be honest I wasn't too bothered as it was just a place to get back to after a big night out so didn't see much of it but the lack of care is obvious. I don't think it's down to the cleaners as some of it was impossible to get clean ( you can't clean mouldy, flaking window frames).

This is a great hotel, well priced, with well equipped rooms and staff that go out of their way to help and make your stay as comfortable as possible. The night porter, Andrew i think, was particularly helpful and deserves praise for being helpful and polite. I could not have asked for more.

We used the hotel car park which was worth the money as on street parking was hard to find. There was a party one evening and the staff suggested we move to another room and could not have been more helpful through out our stay.

I stayed for 1 night on business. I had to ring the reception at 23.50 to ask them to turn the music down in the bar, which is in the basement. The bass travels right through the floor. The bass restarted at 0710 in the morning. It was clear when I went down for breakfast that they have really bassy speakers The difficulty here is that the bar is clearly a proper bar and not just a hotel bar. If you want a good nights sleep, go somewhere else.

We booked to stay over the weekend for 2 nights and were placed into Room 17. Being a ground floor room we were exposed to an incredible amount of noise - a party that we were told about a week before we arrived that was due to end at 12, carried on until 12.30 with people spilling out afterwards. Staff starting work at 6am in the kitchen and turning on the music system and extractor fans. Noise from vans outside the room during the night. The weekend was so disrupted that we decided to leave on Sunday rather than stay another night.

Service minded staff, nice small hotel with great location in Clifton. Very good restaurant / bar "Racks" on the ground floor. Can be noisy so best with the rooms on the upper floor. Good house-keeping.

St Pauls Road, Clifton Bristol England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and University of Bristol
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Clifton Hotel places you in Clifton, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and University of Bristol. This 59-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Bristol and also a short walk from Cabot Tower and Bristol Cathedral.


Enjoy a bite to eat at Racks Bar and Kitchen, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All 59 rooms provide coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with digital channels. Hair dryers are also standard.

Property features

Clifton Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a terrace. Self parking is offered for GBP 8 per day. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. This hotel also has laundry facilities.

Room options

Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Executive Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Comfort Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

35% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 745 reviews