US$102 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 2 Apr 2015 Check-out 3 Apr 2015

Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

4 stars
View map of Broad Street, Bristol, BS1 2EL

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
8 reviews
location

good location if you want access to the city. staff is courteous but slow to responds when the... See full review

  • athula
  • 12 Oct 2013
Shipshape and Bristol Fashion

Probably the best of the ten hotels we stayed at during our recent world trip. An 'old' hotel but... See full review

  • D and P
  • 11 May 2013
The Grand Hotel By Thistle Bristol is an elegant hotel in the centre of historic city and is well placed for exploring the countryside. The attractive features and luxurious services make it suitable for guests both on business and leisure.
General

The Grand Hotel By Thistle Bristol has 10 meeting rooms, the largest of which seats 600 and are well equipped to make your event a success. The hotel has an Otium Health and Leisure club with a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa pool and workout facilities.



Location

The Grand Hotel By Thistle Bristol is a perfect location for exploring this historic harbour town and surrounding area. The Clifton Suspension Bridge is a symbol of the area, as is the beautiful Somerset countryside.



  • 13 km to the Airport (Bristol)
Dining

The Grand Hotel By Thistle Bristol has a restaurant recognised for high quality of food offered and superior service skills. In addition, this hotel has a bar offering a selection of drinks, light refreshments and meals.
Rooms

This Victorian hotel has 182 bedrooms that redefines elegance and style. The modern facilities at your disposal is sure to make your holiday a memorable one.

Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand Rooms

Standard Single Rooms
Our Standard Single rooms at our hotel in Bristol have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Many of our rooms at The Grand hotel in Bristol have been recently been refurbished and offer BT Openzone wireless broadband connection giving you access to your emails and the internet, making it an ideally located hotel near Bristol City Centre for business or pleasure.
Standard Double Room
Our Standard rooms at our hotel in Bristol have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Many of our rooms at The Grand hotel in Bristol have been recently refurbished to reflect a more contemporary look, complemented by bold, vibrant fabrics. Quiet and spacious, they are a welcome sight for any traveller, making it an ideally located hotel near Bristol City Centre for business or pleasure. Our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection gives you access to your emails and the internet.
Standard Twin Room
Our Standard Twin rooms at our hotel in Bristol feature 2 single beds and have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Many of the rooms at The Grand hotel in Bristol have been recently refurbished, in soft light natural tones, and feature state-of-the-art LCD TVs. The bathroom includes a range of complimentary toiletries as well as a refreshing power shower. Our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection gives you access to your emails and the internet, making it an ideally located hotel near Bristol City Centre for business or pleasure.
Deluxe Double Room
Our recently refurbished Deluxe Doubles at our hotel in Bristol feature a welcoming, more contemporary look, complemented by neutral brown and cream soft furnishings. More space means there's room for a large luxury bed and a work desk; when you've finished checking your emails via our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection, you can relax in the luxury ensuite bathroom, making it an ideally located hotel near Bristol City Centre for business or pleasure.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Solarium
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Ramp access to buildings

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Hotel Map

51.455 -2.5932
Area served
Bristol
Nearby airports
If you're flying into Bristol Airport, The Grand Hotel is about eight miles away by road.
Area description
At The Grand Hotel, you have many of Bristol's most famous landmarks virtually on the doorstep. But with the hotel right in the city center, this is a perfect base from which to explore Bristol's fascinating history and superb shopping and other attractions. And at the end of a packed day, all the comforts of Bristol hotel will be ready and waiting for you.

Nearby points of interest

  • Bristol Hippodrome: 0.4 km
  • Bristol Bridge: 0.6 km
  • University of Bristol: 0.7 km
  • College Green: 0.7 km
  • Bristol Temple Meads railway station: 1.1 km
  • Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery: 1.3 km
  • SS Great Britain: 1.3 km
  • Clifton Cathedral: 1.9 km
  • Bristol Old Vic Theatre School: 2.5 km
  • Engineers House: 2.6 km
  • Clifton Suspension Bridge: 2.6 km
  • The Downs: 3 km
  • Blaise Castle: 5.6 km
  • Bristol Parkway Station: 7.5 km
  • Port of Bristol: 10.1 km
  • Bristol Hippodrome: 0.4 km
  • Bristol Bridge: 0.6 km
  • University of Bristol: 0.7 km
  • College Green: 0.7 km
  • Bristol Temple Meads railway station: 1.1 km
  • Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery: 1.3 km
  • SS Great Britain: 1.3 km
  • Clifton Cathedral: 1.9 km
  • Bristol Old Vic Theatre School: 2.5 km
  • Engineers House: 2.6 km
  • Clifton Suspension Bridge: 2.6 km
  • The Downs: 3 km
  • Blaise Castle: 5.6 km
  • Bristol Parkway Station: 7.5 km
  • Port of Bristol: 10.1 km
  • Pulteney Bridge: 18.2 km

Dining

Marlows Bar
One of the most popular bars in Bristol, Marlow's serves a wide range of drinks and snacks in elegant yet informal surroundings
Tyrells Restaurant
Light, airy and welcoming, Tyrell's Restaurant is the ideal choice for a lazy lunch or pre-show dinner. The menu is an innovative mix of contemporary British and European dishes, complemented by an extensive wine list. If you're looking for a fine restaurant in Bristol, you've come to the right place.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The largest function room, the Wessex Suite, seats up to 600 guests, making it suitable for large conferences: it's also one of Bristol's most popular wedding venues. Nine further rooms suitable for board and team meetings, training sessions, presentations, interviews and private dining.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (8)

Ratings and reviews for Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 8
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.1

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
athula
Business
sunderland united kingdom
12 Oct 2013

location

good location if you want access to the city. staff is courteous but slow to responds when the hotel is busy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
D and P
Business
Dunedin, New Zealand
11 May 2013

Shipshape and Bristol Fashion

Probably the best of the ten hotels we stayed at during our recent world trip. An 'old' hotel but very tastefully modernised. Well located and despite its central location and popularity for social functions it was a very peaceful place to stay. Front of house staff very professional but had a sense of humour and were very helpful. As with many hotels in the UK it helps to be multilingual if dealing with some staff: An attempt to obtain some milk resulted in pointless conversations in Hungarian and Slovakian (we think). Eventually we found a friendly Polish person (we think) and were able to converse with him in French.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Dont be put off by the expensive looking menu.. the staff will let you 'pick & choose' items and our dinners were not very expensive.

Review of Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SandW
Business
Southampton
11 Mar 2013

just right for top quality tourist experience

We stayed three nights to do the tourist thing, and were well looked after throughout by very professional staff. A 4 star hotel experience at a great price. We even watched the Man U v Real Madrid match from the luxury of red leather sofas in their cellar bar! Great location to explore the city, a short walk to the Old Vic Theatre.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The local market (1 min from hotel) was good for an hour out of the rain

Review of Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BJayem
Business
London
3 Dec 2012

OK

We had a one night weekend stay in The Grand. Its in a good location and got off to a great start with friendly staff. Unfortunately about 20 minutes in we realised that our toilet did not flush! I called reception and they sent up a staff member who played with it for 20 minutes, claimed it was fixed and left. Excellent we thought! - BUT Later, again we checked and our toilet was not flushing - at all. So we phoned again, and asked if we could change rooms. They said no, We're full - they'd send a maintenance man - we waited half an hour and then had to go out to dinner. We returned at 9:30pm assuming it would have been fixed, but it hadnt. We phoned and advised it still hadnt been fixed. At this point the duty manager came and finally offered us a room change and a free breakfast for our troubles. This was a good response, i just wish it had happened 4 hours earlier, as it's pretty hard to relax and settle into a place when your toilet doesnt work! The rest of the stay was OK. The complementary breakfast was OK - food was standard quality but the restaurant staff were nice. Probably a good place to stay if the amenities worked.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
11 Jan 2011

Clean and central location. Very

Clean and central location. Very nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
26 Jan 2010

This is an excellent hotel and

This is an excellent hotel and the staff are very helpful. The rooms are recently renovated and are very well done. We paid budget hotel price for a hotel that was well above that class.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
5 Nov 2009

The hotel had a modern but cosy

The hotel had a modern but cosy feel. Good location and price though I find parking costs in central hotels are always a bit pricey. We managed to find a road a few mins walk away which was free.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Bristol City Centre, The Grand

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
14 Oct 2009

Excellent city centre location.

Excellent city centre location. Lots of character although room was a bit small but being an old Victorian building means that all rooms are not going to be the uniform boxes of a modern hotel. Would use again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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