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Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel and amenities were beyond our expectations. The staff were very friendly displaying confidence and professionalism. We asked for suggestions on where to eat and what to do and the staff came back with abundance of ideas and great suggestions which we followed up and greatly enjoyed. We enquired about the conferencing (Academy) and events facilities and Catriona, Veronica and Micaela explained what excellent facilities where on offer. We were delighted with their expertise and full information and will be in touch in the near future. The rooms were very clean and spacious. A pillow service selection is also available. Breakfast was excellent with a great variety on offer. The hotel is superbly situated for shopping, eating out and entertainment. We hope to be back soon.

Grim and dirty exterior turns out to be quite a useful warning signal. Definitely not one of my favourite Holiday Inn properties - needs a lick of paint in all sorts of ways. The worst part was the foul smell in the corridor (top floor). Having my free beer on arrival in the breakfast area (there is no bar) was also darkly comical. If you can get them for a rate within £10-20 of this one, stay at the Doubletree, Mercure or Radisson instead.

Stayed as a family en route back from the South West. All of the staff we met in the hotel were very helpful and friendly. The room was very clean and a good size for two adults and two little ones on a sofa bed. There was some noise from the busy road below as we were at the front of the hotel on level 4 but nothing to disturb us greatly. The restaurant menu was varied in the evening and free for kids with our meal which was a bonus. The food was well presented and tasty too. A little more choice for dairy free/veg would be good. The breakfast was excellent, lots of choices, all well presented and cooked. The only improvement would be the service as we sat for a long time with dirty dishes piling up in front of us from the various courses we ate. Staff passed but did not clear until very late in the breakfast. This was odd given the excellent dinner service the evening before. The location is very central, the only slight problem was that we had a roof box so could not park in the NCP next to the hotel. We eventually found on-street parking a reasonable walk away. A little concerned about the area around the hotel being early 'up and coming' but car was fine overnight. In summary a good stop over to visit Bristol and a hotel that exceeds expectations.

first time in this hotel and we had an enjoyable stay, the staff is friendly and helpful, the room was large with large bed and with all modern comforts. The price was a little high , but still acceptable. Hotel to suggest

I staying in Holiday Inn Bristol for the weekend. Everything about the hotel was great - location, staff and the room. I highly recommend and if I am back in Bristol I will definitely be booking this hotel.

Hotel is in a good location, great access to the motorway (M32/M4) and also in good reach of Temple Meads train station. My friends booked this hotel for a hen do. They booked the Kings Suite. The sofa was a double pull out bed and also a king size bed. The room was clean and tidy and had the correct amount of amenities (fridge/hairdryer/kettle). The bathroom was beautiful, however there is a strange design with the shower area. There is a slight frosted window that looks out into the bed area, so if your showering we can see you...all of you! The hotel lobby was clean and tidy. The restaurant was also clean and tidy and the food was really lovely! Perfect hangover cure. There's parking underneath the hotel also. Overall a good one nights stay. Tad pricey though.

Third visit to this hotel and nowhere near as good as past experiences.Room smealt of damp , carpet had a large pink stain on it next to the bed and there was a scorch mark on the desk . We would have rejected but were really pushed for time on arrival as late for an engagement, air con was left on hoping that the smell would disappear when we returned later but little improvement, room in dire need of refurbishment, bathroom was okay.Staff were friendly,unlikely to return.

Stayed here when we came to Bristol to watch England Women v Australia Women ICC cricket match. Great game - and great hotel. Room spacious and bed comfortable. Good shower. Staff very helpful. We enjoyed the breakfasts. Location convenient for Bristol County Ground (via bus) and for walking into the town centre/docklands area.

Another night - another Holiday Inn. Our second stay at Bristol and we had an Executive Room on the sixth floor. As for other Holiday Inns, maintenance seems to be under funded with a missing glass panel in the bathroom making it no more than a stall and sealant hanging from the cupboard trims. The executive room bathrooms are a trendy frosted glass box - look stunning but fairly awful to use from a privacy perspective. We are a couple, yes, but bathrooms are still a private place. Points added for responsive reception staff (they moved our rooms whilst we went out and did write a letter left in the room to apologise). Points added for biscuits in the room - such a missing simple thing from other hotels - I measure a hotel room on the quality of biscuits supplied! Points off for the most bizzare way to enter this hotel - particularly from the car park with stairs then lifts and NO SIGNAGE ON FLOOR 2 outside the lifts to indicate where reception is. The restaurant is well presented but was not busy at all and seemed a bit too well presented for the hotel and city. The staff brought it down a little with a very awkward lunch service! Overall a good stay for 2 nights. Well positioned and clean. That Bearpit underpass is still a big issue splitting the hotel from the city and home to all God's creatures.

I was in The Academy doing a course and the rooms are lovely, clean (could do with air con in the hot weather) and they have the most delicious cookies 😊 I've been there a few times now and can't complain. I didn't sample the restaurant food but it looked and spelt delicious. Each time I've been the staff are really friendly and full of smiles ☺️ Plenty of parking too.

Bond Street Bristol England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Cabot Circus Shopping Centre and St. Peters Church
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in Bristol City Centre, Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Cabot Circus Shopping Centre and St. Peters Church. This 155-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Centrally located in Bristol, the hotel is also a short walk from Broadmead Shopping Centre and The Galleries Shopping Centre.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. English breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All of Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre's 155 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including MP3 docks, minibars, and coffee makers. LED TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and bathrooms offer rainfall showers and hair dryers. Safes, phones, and ironing boards are also available.

Property features

Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre features a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Self parking is offered for GBP 15.00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a computer station.

Room options

Superior Room, Non Smoking

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, Non Smoking

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, Non Smoking

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1290 reviews