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Victoria Square Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

All hotels are fine for a one night stay VSH is no exception. Clean, good shower & good wifi Aqua from Lithuania was welcoming Room 234 would be small if one was staying for more than a night? TV was tiny, but there is so little to watch anyway!

The Good: Front desk staff were efficient and helpful, if a little aloof. Breakfast was good for the hotel standard and breakfast staff were very friendly. Room was clean (and properly serviced every day). It's an old building but they've done a pretty good job of making the rooms feel modern. Free Wi-Fi worked pretty well, even at peak times. The Bad: It was a chilly week but the room (and hotel) were ROASTING hot, making it very difficult to sleep. No aircon and the single window only opened a crack, plus the radiator thermostat didn't turn the radiator in the room off and the heated towel rail in the bathroom was scalding, to the extent I wouldn't let a child in there unaccompanied. Standard dble pretty small (Rm 218) but more importantly (for business travellers) there was no desk, nor suitable chair, to work at...Had to convert a bedside table into a desk & use the only chair in the room. Car parking is an extra £5 per day, which ISN'T mentioned on their website.

First bad review I've ever left, but would not recommend this hotel. Picked it as excellent location in Bristol/Clifton and advertised free parking. On arrival, the welcome was brisk by quite a surly lady on the front desk at best and we also found out that parking was indeed not free. But nevermind...Still in a good location. We then walked down to our room in the basement, and were surprised when we walked in that the heating was off, the window was open and a very strong air freshener was plugged in; and as you can imagine the room was rather cold as this was the middle of January. We turned the heating on, closed the window and headed straight out as we wanted to see Bristol. On our return (gone 11 so quite late) we noticed that there was a very nasty sewage smell coming from the bathroom.. looking back on past reviews this seems to be a common thing. As it was late we shut the bathroom door and went to sleep, however in the morning we were unable to use it for showering/toileting as the smell was repulsive, and had to use the public bathrooms down the corridor. There was also a bug on some of our food at breakfast...however the sausages were very tasty. When we checked out the lady on the desk (same one who checked us in) listened to our complaints regarding the room, and gave us 50% off the bill. However the frustrating thing is they clearly knew about the smell as they did everything they could to minimize it before we checked in, however didn't warn us. The room itself was also outdated with old furniture and attached is our wonderful view.

We stayed for 1 night as a family group of 7 using 4 rooms. We were very happy with the service and Clifton is a classy area - perfect for walking around. We had a comfortable small double with steps down into the bathroom. Our only complaint was that the bathroom was cold. We enjoyed a quiet drink in the bar after returning from the theatre and a fabulous breakfast!

We have stayed here 4 times in the last couple of months visiting family in Clifton. Always a warm welcome, great rooms. Tea and coffee facilities, clean and well run. Nice breakfast and a car park round the back. Good value for money. We have stayed on Sunday nights a couple of times and the rates then are excellent. It's only a few minutes walk across the square to the delightful restaurants, shops, coffee shops and bars of Clifton. Found the room a little warm this time, heated towel rail was very hot. But hey, we opened the window!! so not complaining.

I truly enjoyed my stay at Victoria Square Hotel. The service was very attentive, breakfast was generous, room was clean and warm, and the buildings itself has a lovely Clifton character. Highly recommended for a weekend in Bristol.

but still no reply from the manager to my letter. I stayed at the hotel on New Year's Eve and couldn't sleep for the racket by revellers in the next room from midnight to 5.00 a.m. The night porter said he would sort it, but without effect. so, nil points for service. That said, the room was comfortable, clean and well stocked with high quality tea etc. Breakfast was also good, although the hotel is well placed for the many cafes in Clifton.Parking limited to a small area. On a quiet day, it would be fine..just avoid Dec 31 st !

Stayed 2 nights at Victoria Square Hotel with my partner for a weekend. Loved the Victorian building, our room was very clean, quiet and spacious! All the staff from reception, housekeeping and restaurant were very friendly and informative. The Botanica restaurant onsite was a good surprise with some delicious and fresh dishes! Will definitely stay again!

Stayed for 2 nights pist New Year for our first time in Bristol. Warm welcome and free upgrade to a large double room duel aspect warm but mot too warm. Comfy bed. Modern kettle tea coffee etc. Lovely situation few mins walk to cute and trwndy Clifton. Pubs cafes shops restaueants a plenty few more mins to Clifton s famous bridge. Breakfast was lovely cereal fruit croissamts good cooked items(especially the yummy poached eggs)and fresh bread to toast.pots of jam and honey.Good quality coffee served to you by friendly waiting staff.20 mins walk into Bristol and local bus stop outside hotel.Parking at hotel £5 per day brillant! What more could you want.great value for money.Hope to return soon.Highly Recommended.

My friend and I recently stayed in a twin room for one night. The facilities were spotless, the beds luxurious and the breakfast delicious. The receptionist was particularly helpful with directions, bus times and luggage and the waitress was very friendly, polite and helpful. The hotel was perfectly situated to explore the Clifton area on foot and very conveniently positioned for catching a bus back to the station. We are already planning a future trip and will not hesitate to return to The Victoria Square.

29 - 30 Victoria Square Bristol England

Hotel highlights

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

Victoria Square Hotel places you in Clifton, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and Clifton Suspension Bridge. 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 Cabot Tower and University of Bristol.


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.


All 41 rooms feature coffee makers, free local calls, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and 22-inch plasma TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.

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 dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Double Room (Large)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

67% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 587 reviews