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Victoria Square Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Small but very clean and comfortable hotel. We were looked after extremely well and the breakfasts were more than acceptable. The staff were courteous and quick to help with any requests. Very enjoyable.

We booked one night at this hotel, We had a massive twin bedded room overlooking a garden, nice and quiet with a pleasant view. The room was very clean and the beds very comfortable. Our breakfast was very good with a big choice. All the staff were very pleasant and very helpful. Parking was very good to have on site. We were very central and walked out to dinner, the theatre and the next day we had a short car ride to Bristol zoo. Would definately stay here again if I visit Bristol again.

Perfect affordable base for an evening in Clifton, staff were friendly, a lot of stairs but great views of the city. Really good choice for the buffet breakfast. great beds too. Parking is an extra five quid but that was a live saver given how hard it is to park in Clifton

We stayed for two nights and upgraded to one of the large doubles, it was massive, airy and comfortable, with a great sofa to relax. The staff were delightful and helpful. The is a great location for many of the attractions such as SS Great Britain, Bristol Zoo and the docks area, all in walking distance. Will definitely return to this unpretentious pleasant hotel.

Really nice old building and good welcome at reception - convenient location for the Academy We were on the second floor and there is no lift - stairs are narrow and not easy. We paid for a large double - £128 including breakfast - but the room was quite 'tight' and the bathroom very small. The shower was poor and there was barely enough water coming from the shower head to get you wet. The bed had decent linen but the duvet was one of the very old 'hard' filling types and the pillows foam rubber - not a comfortable night. The breakfast was not very good - the cooked items were greasy - very little choice of anything else and I only got butter (rather than Flora) for my toast when I asked for it and then waited a long time to get it. Altogether a very disappointing stay

we stayed in the hotel for 2 nights. 99% of the staff were very helpful and welcoming. Our room was quite small not much room to more around with 2 people in there. Bathroom good size, shower was Very weak. Lots of stairs not suitable for anyone with any type of disablement. They do have 2 garden rooms. Walls are very thin. could hear very clearly the couple next door enjoying themselves !!!!!. We ate in the restaurant, food was excellent. Good choice of breakfast.

We have just returned from 3 nights here. We had a large double with double aspect views to the side and car parking area. It was a lovely comfortable room with an enormous bed, fresh towels daily, plenty of tea and coffee items and bottled water provided. The only negative was that the tv was quite small and a fair distance from the bed - no deal breaker though! We were on half board and the food was lovely although rather restricted choice as we were there for three nights and the menu didn't change. I would still eat there but perhaps not every night. The breakfasts are fine. The staff were all very friendly and helpful - the receptionist printed off our Insight tour bus tickets so we could get the online booking discount. The hotel is in a great location for the City and Clifton Village. We parked up and used the Insight open top tour bus (£24 for two of us for 2 days). It stops opposite the hotel and is brilliant. The guide on the bus is live and full of great information about the area - ours really enthused us to explore lots of other attractions as well as SS Great Britain and the Suspension Bridge. Great anecdotes about local people,Banksy, shopping etc. The hotel is old and has no lift but we loved it. I guess it depends what you're looking for. We are already booked to come back here next summer !

We stayed for two nights with our young family in the building next to the hotel. The room was tired and the shower was leaking and you could see things like a blocked sink, plaster falling away behind the curtain and handles loose on things. There had been no interest in maintenance as I found an old review from someone who had clearly stayed in our room. The highlight was the fire alarm going off at about 2am during a rainy night. Again, trip advisor search showed this is an ongoing issue. The whole block was up and there was a lot of grumbling and unhappy faces... understandably so. With thin walls you could hear people in other rooms and what with the alarm we had a bad nights sleep. When my wife brought this up as she checked out the receptionist was very rude and accused a customer of setting off the alarm and finished it by saying nobody else had brought up the alarm, only us. I didn't believe that for a second and felt the tone and style was disgusting. Interesting that other reviews if you go back say they have had the alarm go off too. We ate at the restaurant one evening and waited over half an hour for our starter, the food was ok. You have to pay extra for parking, which I understand is standard in the Clifton area as parking is difficult. Other than that I wouldnt recommend it.

I have stayed here a fair few times now and will continue to do so. The rooms are lovely and the staff also. The parking is very secure and reasonably priced and the hotel is located close to all of the city transport links. I haven't eaten here due to being a regular at a restaurant near by however it always smells lovely.

One night last minute stay, booked mainly on price and location to city centre (wanted within walking distance). We had a standard double room, which was located on the ground floor of one half of the hotel. Bathroom and bedroom were just fine, heated bathroom floor was lovely. Bits of touching up needed here and there, nothing awful though. Bed was a little too hard for our liking. Check in and out and parking arrangements were easy, parking is £5 per day arrangeable at the reception desk. The helpful receptionist pointed out on a map how to get into town quickly. Hotel was about 15 mins from the harbourside, which is lovely on a nice evening. It seems to be quite a student area, tidy and quiet though. Price we paid was £89 for the night, and worked as a good location for us. Would recommend for a stopover.

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.


Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning 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 553 reviews