The historic and magnificent Hotel du Vin is located in The Sugar House, a formerly derelict sugar refinery and tobacco storage house dating back to the 1700s. Within the premises is the Sugar House Bar and the acclaimed Bistro offers quality food and an extensive wine list. The rooms themselves are really special which is why this place is the choice for visiting celebrities. Each are individually named and sponsored by a wine house and are perfect examples of stylish but luxurious minimalism.
King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn slept in one of the bedchambers and walked through the ancient gardens at Thornbury Castle, a Tudor castle near the Cotswolds and Welsh Borders. Thornbury Castle resonates with history and is the only Tudor Castle in England to be opened as a hotel. There has been a vineyard within its walls for over 500 years, from which Thornbury Castle wine is still produced. At the castle you will discover atmospheric bedchambers, delicious Sunday lunches, free broadband, roaring fires and many historic features including suits of armour. On-site facilities include croquet and archery, and clay-pigeon shooting and falconry can be arranged with prior notice (extra charge).
Situated next to Bristol Cathedral, Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel occupies a large Victorian building and has been restored to a level of opulence and grandeur that is unrivaled in the city. The acclaimed Palm Court Restaurant is located in the heart of the hotel, and features a spectacular Victorian stained glass roof. Alternatively, the Terrace Restaurant overlooks Cathedral Square and offers a more informal atmosphere. There is also a cocktail bar, an elegant drawing room and a top class leisure suite.
Overlooking Bristol’s lively Harbourside, this YHA is situated next to the famous Arnolfini Gallery. The YHA Bristol is set in a historical building, and features a restaurant and conference room. The YHA Bristol has spacious dormitory rooms and private bedrooms. There is also a stylish guest lounge with a TV and Wi-Fi access, and laundry facilities are available on site. The majority of rooms contain bunk beds. The cafe serves a range of meals throughout the day. The bar offers a range of fresh coffees and bottled beers, and there is a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering guests. In the mornings, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast with hot dishes and continental options. The YHA Bristol is less than a mile from Temple Meads Railway Station, and Cabot Circus is a 15-minute walk away. Elegant Clifton, home to the Clifton Suspension Bridge, is a 25-minute walk away.
Set above Avon Gorge, this hotel overlooks Brunel's famous suspension bridge. It has a large terrace for al fresco dining with excellent views. Located in Clifton, the hotel is about 2 miles from Bristol city centre, which can be reached on foot. A wide range of restaurants are available within a few minutes’ walk. Avon Gorge Hotel is home to the White Lion Bar. It offers modern British cuisine and is a good meeting place. There is also free Wi-Fi in public areas. Some bedrooms face the gorge, and others look towards Clifton village. Each room also has satellite TV, and facilities for making tea and coffee.
The Mercure Bristol Holland House is just 10 minutes’ walk from Bristol city centre. It boasts an indoor pool, a fitness suite, and the on-site Urban Bar & Kitchen restaurant. All rooms are en suite, and many have views over Redcliff Church. Each also features a TV, a minibar, and facilities for making tea and coffee. There is an indoor pool and a fitness suite. Mercure Bristol Holland House offers a range of pamper packages that are available for guests to enjoy. Full English breakfast is served each morning in the Urban Bar & Kitchen, where guests can also enjoy a meal or drink at the bar. Bristol Temple Meads Rail Station is 10 minutes’ walk from the building. The city’s many local bars and restaurants are only a few minutes’ walk away.
Located approximately 24-kilometer (15-miles) from the city center, the Sodbury House Hotel a former farmhouse is located in a small village and stands in its own extensive grounds on the edge of the Cotswolds. It has benefited from a sympathetic conversion and is equipped with all the modern conveniences to make guests feel thoroughly at home. All rooms inside are tastefully decorated and have en suite facilities.
The Woodbarn Farm has three holiday cottages located in a newly converted stone barn. The farm, about eight miles from the city centre is in a picturesque position and is just a five-minute walk away from Chew Valley Lake, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Denny Cottage has two bedrooms, lounge, kitchen/dining room, double bedroom with en suite shower room and facilities for disabled visitors. The Woodbarn Farm Bed and Breakfast is open from March to 20th December every year.
Located off the M5 motorway (making it handy for anyone going down to Devon and Cornwall) this elegant Georgian residence offers very comfortable accommodation in a quiet residential road and is an independent bed and breakfast establishment run by the proprietor. Nearby attractions include access to some interesting local walks in pleasant countryside and Portishead itself has a rather quaint village feel to it. The principle bedrooms enjoy glorious views over the Bristol Channel to Wales, hence the name.
How about staying in this lovely Georgian farmhouse which dates from somewhere near the earlier part of the eighteenth century? Only five miles west of Bath, you have the choice from here of driving into the centre of Bath or only as far as the Park and Ride where you can leave the car and get a bus into the centre of the city. Because only one room is en suite, prices are reasonable and you can always expect a warm welcome. This is the sort of place where you can experience plenty of fresh air at the end of a day's sightseeing and settle into the slower pace of village life. Reduced rates for special breaks are available on request.
Frying Pan Farm is a working farm, situated in the heart of the countryside, that is convenient for visiting places such as Cheddar, Wells and Bradford on Avon. Both rooms offered have en suite bathrooms and all rooms have television, radio and tea/coffee making facilities. Children are welcome and a games room is available to keep them amused plus a lounge for the sole use of guests.
A small Victorian residence having only two guest bedrooms and both are quite large; one of which being suitable for multiple occupations. Both boast king size beds for those who like that extra bit of space. The rooms are en-suite and the house itself is in a quiet location within walking distance of the city centre. Rates for special breaks are available. Please check with the proprietor, Anthony O'Flaherty to see when these apply.