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Radisson Blu Hotel Bristol

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed for one night, a Saturday, in a superior room (room 1307) booked for £155 through Expedia. I added breakfast for £10 each at check in; I think this is a reduced rate because I have Radisson loyalty card. The room was excellent, very spacious and clean with a proper sized bath tub. The big windows make the most of the view across the city, especially after dark. There's an NCP car park 2 streets away which costs £23 for 24 hours so we didn't bother with the valet parking. We had a drink in the bar after a night out in the city. There was only one bar man and it was quite busy. We were served quickly but the dirty glasses on the table remained uncollected (a pet hate of mine). The prices were very reasonable for a hotel bar. Unfortunately our night's sleep was disturbed at 01.40 by a fire alarm which saw us all standing out in the street for 25 minutes while the fire service declared it a false alarm. I've tried not to let this colour my opinion of the hotel, they can't account for the behaviour of their guests, some of whom appeared pretty drunk. Breakfast was really nice and all the staff were friendly and professional. I would stay here again, mainly for its location and views.

After a long car journey it was lovely to pull up outside the hotel and hand over to the valet parking (be warned, if using sat nav there are road works changing some of the routes, but you will still get there :-) ). We received a warm welcome when checking in and the room (standard) was lovely - well presented and lots of room. There was plenty of options at breakfast from full English to fruit, cereal and continental etc washed down with plenty of fruit juice, tea or coffee. We did use room service one night for pizza and unsurprisingly it was delivered quickly and was delicious. Would definitely recommend staying.

Recently stayed for a works do. The rooms were clean and the beds big. The bar and restaurant were very good. It's in a very good and central location. If you ask for them to park you car, double check where they actually parked it though. All the staff were friendly and attentive. Would recommend this to guests

After a 3 hour car drive I walked in, valet parked the car, found that my Radisson card had expired, really nice lady at checkin searched for it but couldn't find it, created me a new one, upgraded me to a Penthouse Suite, SWEET! The room was obviously quite amazing. I had 2 stories, a balcony that was actually the roof of the hotel, lovely! Bathroom was pretty big, would've liked a separate shower. Clean, quiet, great, no complaints. I'm not sure why I got the upgrade but it was really nice, thank you Radisson! The hotel has no car park or off street parking that I could find and because of all the one way systems and road works around the centre, I thought it would be way easier to just valet park. Wasn't cheap, but probably saved me an hour and a lot of frustration. The hotel lobby is not massive but includes a bar which will serve snacks and the bar staff are very helpful. The restaurant is on the 1st floor and it's pretty good for breakfast, which is all I had time for. Overall a nice, fairly contemporary hotel in the centre of the city.

We were in Bristol to go to a concert at the Colston Hall and stayed here afterwards. Its central location is excellent and having 17 floors there's a very good chance of an excellent view - we were on the 13th floor and looked out over the river and Watershed which was lovely. Good sized room with good facilities. The staff were all very nice. Very good breakfast buffet with lots of fruit, pastries, salmon, ham, breads etc as well as all the usual cooked items, plus freshly squeezed orange juice.

The hotel is right in the centre of bristol opposite the hippodrome. The restaurant is on the first floor and decorated nicely. The waiter was very attentive and the food good. Asked for extra gravy which was with me in no time. Rather expensive for drinks, but most hotels are. All in all a very pleasant sunday lunch

Just returned from a 2 night break in Bristol staying at The Radisson Blu. Location excellent on the harbourside, central for everything if you’re walking. We had a room on 7th floor. Room was larger than usual with comfortable bed and good sized bathroom with all amenities. The addition of an ironing board and iron was a good touch (although we didn’t use it!). Room was quiet and not overlooked. There are good black out curtains and nets. Good free Wi-fi in room and large tv on wall. Two armchairs and small coffee table as well as tea and coffee making facilities. We had paid for bed and breakfast and the breakfasts were good with good toasters and cooked breakfast that was kept hot. Nice muesli or cold meats and cheese were also available. Overall a really good couple of days in a good hotel with central location and great facilities. Relaxed bar area as well. Staff were friendly and helpful. If I can think of one con - there was only one pillow but that did not affect my nights sleep!

We visited in early October and having paid around £130 for a double room (excluding breakfast!) and an additional £26 for parking, I really don't have anything good to say about our stay, other than the staff were nice. We stayed on the third floor, and having read some reviews it seems to be that floors one to three are the worst in the hotel and if you actually want a decent room you have to pay an additional £20 to £30, which would have put our room cost to around £160. Still excluding breakfast. Our room really wasn't to the standard I'd expect for over £100 in Bristol. The double bed was two uneven mattresses pushed together which were different heights so there was a ridge down the middle. The hotel hadn't even bothered to use a mattress cover to try make it more comfortable. The sheet wasn't even tucked in and the duvet had just been thrown over the top. There were only two pillows and no spare duvet or pillow in the room. The bed was at least clean. The decour was very old and tired. Tables were chipped, there was a chair in the room where one side of the fabric had faded from orange to a light yellow. The adjoining room door didn't shut properly and there was no lock on it so we ended up pushing said chair against the door just in case anyone decided to open their adjoining door. The WiFi wasn't private or password protected and in our room it was very slow and intermittent. There was touch up paint on the carpet where someone had tried to repaint the skirting and one part of the ceiling was noticeably patchy in terms of paint coverage. The headboard of the bed was a grimey looking satin material which I really didn't want to put my head anywhere near. The bathroom grout was brown in places and the shower curtain was really discoloured. Our view was of the roof of part of the hotel and a wall, so there was very little natural light in the room. We left the curtains drawn but the curtains were also really quite stained with some questionable stains along part of it. One positive thing going for the room, there was a safe and it did work. Based on the pleasant staff and the working safe in the room, the hotel gets one star. From our experience, I'll never stay at a Radisson again and will make a concerted effort to find other hotels which offer much more pleasant stays, probably for a less extortionate rate.

Superb facilities and excellent service, perfect location to explore Bristol, stunning views. Right next to the Colston hall and the hippodrome, upgraded to business room, well worth the extra, definitely go again.

Stay fairly regularly for business. Always happy with rooms. Nice clean and modern hotel with well appointed rooms. Bar prices are rather steep but that's the only downside. Good to have valet parking too.

Broad Quay Bristol England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and Bristol Theatre Royal
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, Radisson Blu Hotel Bristol is adjacent to Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Bristol Theatre Royal. This 4-star hotel has 176 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. It's in central Bristol and also a short walk from Queen Square and Bristol Cathedral.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All of Radisson Blu Hotel Bristol's 176 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Safes, phones, and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Radisson Blu Hotel Bristol enjoy a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 5 meeting rooms. Valet parking is offered for GBP 26.00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, a business center, and express check-in.

Room options

Business Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite (Harbourside)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite (Maisonette)

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2000 reviews