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Victoria Square Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Victoria Square Hotel is, as you might have guessed! – in the beautiful, Georgian, Victoria Square; right in the heart of Bristol’s most upmarket area, Clifton Village. The hotel occupies two separate but adjacent buildings on the corner of the square. You can walk straight in to the gardens of the Square; and all of the lovely attractions of Clifton are also just a few minutes walk away. This is a really good place to stay if you're in Bristol. There are good views from the upper levels, too - but no lift, though - and good free Wi-Fi. There's parking on site for a minimal fee - which is a real boon in Bristol - and, above all, this hotel has really lovely staff – they couldn’t be more friendly or more helpful.

Very clean cosy hotel ideally situated in the centre of Clifton. Bed very comfortable and the hotel was quiet. We were in an attic room with fabulous views out of the skylight. Really good value would recommend. Staff very friendly.

We opted for the large room when booking and our room was very nice located on the first floor, in spite of being right next to the stairwell we were not disturbed by other guests. We picked this hotel as we wanted to be in walking distance of the zoo and the lido both of which it was ideal for. We walked down to Wapping Wharf for a dinner reservation but got a taxi back (too many hills and too many gins!) which was very reasonable at £8.50. The breakfast was very good at the hotel and I would recommend this along with their cocktail happy hour 6-8pm which is buy one get one free. We only had time for one before having to leave to go to dinner but it was delicious.

A pleasant overnight stay. Superb location in a Georgian square. Clifton village is lovely. Independent interesting shops, cafes, restaurants. Great antique shops and a wonderful arcade of shops just a few steps away.

The view from our room was a treat - the architecture of this area is a delight to see and the meal was most enjoyable. The local sights include "Birdcage Walk" of Helen Dunmore fame and the magnificent Clifton Suspension Bridge etc.!

We recently stayed at this hotel and had the strangest of experiences considering I've stayed at hundreds of hotels throughout the country over the last few years. My partner had to have an operation at a local hospital. So I booked her in for a few days to have a rest with me. The hotel staff were very good at the beginning and even offered to move US into a room without stairs to accommodate her operation which was very nice. But unfortunately it all went downhill from there quite dramatically. On the day after her operation she unplugged a hair dryer which she had been using and got a very nasty electric shock off it which shot her across the room and she landed on the bed subsequently burning her fingers and still has a bad arm from it now several days later. We then had to have an ambulance called to check her over which took up quite a long time and I've had to keep an eye on her ever since. Needless to say this has really shook het up. The hotel because of this offered us to move rooms and gave us an extra night. We did take the offer of the extra night but decided there wasn't much point in moving rooms as all the other rooms needed stair access and as she couldn't cope with stairs due to her operation we stayed where we were. Unfortunately we couldn't foresee what was about to happen next. On the morning that we were going to leave my partner was leaning over the sink in the bathroom cleaning her teeth as you do and the light fitting fell off the ceiling and whacked her on the head and gave her a nasty bump and cut her slightly. She was in complete shock and had to sit down for a while to recover and it wasn't a lightweight fitting it was a ceramic surround 2 the light fitting that fell off so it was quite heavy I think judging by our experiences this is a very dangerous place to stay in and I would certainly recommend that you think twice before you stay here. Either one of these incidents could have resulted in death so she was very lucky to get away with it how she did. Surprisingly the hotel didn't seem to care about light fitting whacking her on her head which I was quite surprised that. They were more interested I think in taking our money rather than showing concern for us as it was their Hotel that caused all the trouble. Even the receptionist on checkout tried to reverse the blame to put it on us so that they wouldn't have to take responsibility There are clearly some very serious maintenance issues with this hotel and as I said I stayed in well over 300 hotels in the past few years and I've never ever come across anything quite like this But at the end of the day it's your choice come and stay here if you wish and I did find some of the staff very pleasant I hope this is of some help to you the one positive about the hotel is it is in a very nice location but the downside of it is if you can't cope with stairs and steps it's probably one to avoid for that purpose as well I hope this review helps all the best to you

Stayed here for one night before travelling to the airport. Staff very welcoming & polite, rooms spacious, well decorated & very clean. Small car park to the rear of the hotel. Breakfast was buffet style with ample selection of cooked & fresh produce. Will definitely visit again if in the area

Booked this hotel - £130 for a Saturday night. We got the building next door with a room in the attic. Very very small, with a basic bathroom just about big enough to get one person in. It was a warm night and the room was baking. Went to check out the next morning, by paying cash, but was told that the full amount for the room had been charged to my card and a refund would take 2 weeks. What ? Normal practice is to take a swipe, not bill the full amount without asking. I told the receptionist this, but she insisted that their way was normal in the industry! Yeah - ok, it’s a first for me and I must have stayed in 1000 hotels in the last 10 years. This place was poor. Can’t say any better I’m afraid.

The staff were extremely friendly and most helpful; the facilities first class with elegant rooms. The location is perfect for Clifton Village which is full of shops bars and restaurants if needed - also there are parks on the doorstep with just a short stroll to the suspension bridge. We only stayed one night this time but will hopefully return for an extended visit, well recommended.

We stayed one night, good hotel for a chance to explore Clifton village and the suspension bridge. Hotel very clean rooms comfortable with soft white towels, good car park. Breakfast adequate . Would stay there again.

29 - 30 Victoria Square Bristol England

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Clifton within a short walk of Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Victoria Square Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as University of Bristol. This 41-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Bristol, it's also close to Clifton Suspension Bridge and Cabot Tower.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 7 AM to 9 AM and on weekends from 8 AM to 10 AM.


22-inch a plasma TV are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, free local calls, and free bottled water.

Property features

Guests of Victoria Square Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a computer station. Self parking is offered for GBP 5.00 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a TV in a common area, and a garden.

Room options

Superior Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Economy Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

67.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 624 reviews