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Clifton Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here for two nights and was pleasantly surprised by hoe convenient it was to everything in Clifton and a short walk to the city centre. The staff at the front desk could not have been more helpful and the room was cleaned and towels changed . The bar connected to the hotel is very popular, especially on a rugby weekend, and there is a good food menu. Breakfast was in the bar and there was a cold buffet with the option of a full cooked breakfast. The room that we stayed in was a little small and could do with some upgrading to the decor but it was warm, clean and perfectly serviceable. The locked car park in Clifton was great as parking on street is practically impossible.

I arrived on a Saturday after about 30 hours of airplane travel, exhausted and needing a comfortable room and some good sleep. I was staying at the Clifton through Monday, when I was to move into my new apartment. I unfortunately had a terrible time, and I will try to outline why. The room (executive double) was tiny and cluttered. When I arrived in the room, I immediately noticed dirt, grime, and general uncleanliness. The desk was covered with a layer of dust, towels were crimpled on the floor (thinking about it now, they might never have been replaced from the last guest), the bin in the bathroom actually had trash in it! There were stains on the walls and celing. Three matresses were being stored in one of the hallways. Exhausted I showered and went out to eat, before I got ready for bed. The walls started shaking with a terrible bass. There was a party somewhere in the building, and the noise was so loud it penetrated even through my earplugs. I called the reception, and yes, they could confirm there was indeed a party downstairs until midnight. They said they had emailed me to ask if I wanted to a quieter room (I had received one email from them, but it only had check-in information), and all I could do was laugh. Why would anyone want a room in the middle of a loud party? After some back and forth, I was able to move to a single bed tiny room to sleep for the night. I was promised a 10% discount, that I did not receive. There was a party on Sunday as well, so I moved again to a third room. All in all an unpleasant experience, the only reason I am giving 2 stars and not 1, is because the staff at the desk did try their best to help me.

I really enjoyed staying in this hotel with my family. The nice front desk and the service too. Would like to stay there again someday. The area is walking distance to bus and also walking distance to food area. Thanks to the nice people there.

not cheapest in area but decent enough excellent helpful staff pricey restaurant so best to walk 5mins plenty of better food place choices £8 overnight secure parking was useful chose for location 10min walk to O2 where I went last night 5min walk to the Berkley Wetherspoons for decent full english

Stayed here for 1 night on business during the coldest week England has seen for years. Upon arrival, we tried to squeeze our car in the car park which has far too many spaces in such a small space... the likeliness of getting blocked in on the back wall is quite high! Checking in was smooth with no issues, and the staff were bubbly and friendly. Got the keys to my “executive double” which was... far from executive! The space itself is beautiful and grand, with high Victorian ceilings and large Victorian sash windows. The bathroom had been previously updated, and was the best part of the room. Unfortunately the rest of my stay wasn’t that great. It was so cold in the room, with curtains that don’t fit the windows and those windows being single paned, I had to request another heater. Thankfully the team had 1 left, which was great for me, but I’m sorry for anyone else who requested one after that! I had to make use of the musty blankets and bed covers from the wardrobe to be warm enough to sleep. They also don’t provide you with free water, and based on the fact that the cold water tap didn’t get that cold, made me think it wasn’t a fresh water supply... so I had to purchase a bottle from the minibar. They do however provide “fresh” fruit as complimentary (with one red apple not fresh at all). I suggested in my comment card that they leave the fresh fruit, and provide bottled water instead. Check out was, again, smooth and pain free as the staff are genuinely fantastic and are obviously what makes the place work. I wouldn’t recommend, or maybe try when it’s warmer out?

This is a lovely Hotel in the Clifton area of Bristol. I stayed there when I was visiting my son who is at the university. All the staff were very friendly and welcoming and were very quick to change my room when the heated towel rail in the bathroom was not working. All the rooms were well equipped and very comfortable. The fresh fruit and fresh coffee were a lovely treat in each room. I will definitely stay there again. Amanda

We had a king room. The room was clean and well equipped. Fresh fruit, biscuits! real coffee, etc. The bed was made up of two singles and we ended up falling into the gap a few times, back ached on waking. There were not enough blankets and it was really cold that night so we got cold. The first night I ran a bath which emptied as I was running it as the plug didn't seal properly. My husband tightened the plug and the next day I had a bath with water but after a few minutes the maintenance people came in to say that our bath was leaking through the ceiling so I had to get out and get dressed so that they could look at it. Apparently the overflow wasn't plumbed in properly. The light switches for the bedside lamps are only accessible with the whole bed pulled out from the wall. Not a great set up but the staff are friendly and the night we chose it was the cheapest hotel in Bristol. Probably wouldn't go back though as felt less relaxed on leaving than when we arrived.

So pleased to stay again at the Clifton all ways nice to come back, only issue was a small double bed, for most people under 6 foot ok but for me a little short. Did leave some ideas about that and was glad to see some new mattress ready to be placed in some other rooms

Not the biggest single room ever but decent shower, fruit in a bowl and an actual cafetiere. The basement bar is very nice: looks like an old cellar has been converted. You can see the old arches used as storage space way back. There is also a coffee bar on site, and garage parking is available.

I stayed in Bristol for two nights this week. The Hotel is nice and suitable for young people. The room was quite small but very clean and with everything (haidryer, Boiler, Soaps). The breakfast was very good and the staff very nice and careful.

St Pauls Road, Clifton Bristol England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to University of Bristol and Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery
  • 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 University of Bristol and Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. 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 763 reviews