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Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol
Ranked #12 of 38 Hotels in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
middle england
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229 reviews
111 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Do not bring your car!!”
Reviewed 4 April 2012

First the good things, which were very good. The staff were welcoming and helpful. The hotel is very welt situated for exploring the centre of Bristol, within walking distance of everything you would want to see. The rooms were crisp and clean and also very quiet. Our room was blessed with wonderful views over the city and surrounding countryside: I imagine the higher the floor the better the views: although one does not spend a huge amount of time in the room the amazing vista is a great start to the day.... as is the breakfast: fairly standard fare but good quality food.

Then the bad bits: the hotel only has 8 parking spaces: the mechanism of finding out that these existed is hidden somewhere on the web site. Radisson informs that there is parking available locally: they even give a 25% discount which is worth having as 25% of nearly £20 for overnight parking is worth having. The parking is a complete rip off, hence the advice not to bring your cars. The car park is run by NCP who seem to specialise in legalised theft.
The other moan is the lifts. 17 floors and only two quite small lifts: not realy going to get an award for hotel design here and I suppose not much you can do about it, but he waiting for lifts is tedious

Room Tip: If you would like a good view, go high.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Christopher P, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol, responded to this review, 17 April 2012
Thank you very much for your detailed Review.
I liked the good bits not so keen on the bad, but completely understand your frustrations. there is no point to try to convince you, it is a fact Our parking is not convienient but we are working on a few changes that will help to solve the problems, once this has been done we shopuld be able to offer a far better service to our guests.
Please feel free to contact me directly should I be able to assist with anything in teh future.
best regards
Christopher Peach
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

Stayed on a very busy Saturday night - the hotel was full (and they said it had been for the previous 5 nights). Spotless room on 16th floor - we were upgraded on arrival. We parked underneath the hotel - tight but nice to know it was secure and we were able to leave to the car there until 3pm on the day we left. The lifts are a real nuisance (but everyone else has said enough about that!). We were a bit worried as we went up in the lift with two couples carrying 6 bottles of bubbly and one of them was in the room next to ours but apart from hearing their door closing every now and then we didn't hear a peep (well soundproofed generally). Nice toiletries (good to have something other than the ubiquitous Molten Brown). Only niggling thing was the poor response from housekeeping to two requests - I asked for a separate top sheet when we checked in and had to ask again a couple of hours later. We also had to ask for Nespresso capsules for the coffee machine in the room (why weren't there any already with the machine)? They didn't arrive, so phoned again, and eventually someone came - but with sachets of instant coffee so off they went again! (We'd also asked for some Earl Grey tea but this never arrived). Great location - and yes, as said by other reviewers, it's very busy at night in town - but so is every other town! Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: High floor
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Christopher P, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol, responded to this review, 17 April 2012
Thank you very much for the review and I must say very dissapointed by the response you recieved from the housekeeping department. I will definately find out what went wrong there.
Very happy to hear you would like to stay with us again, and we look forward to welcoming you.
please contact me directly should you need anything further for your stay.
best regards
Christopher Peach
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Spent one night here to see a gig at the Colston Hall, which is just across the road.The hotel is conveniently placed for the shopping near the cathedral and there is a good choice of restaurants in the vicinity.

Our room on the 14th floor had stunning double aspect views across Bristol and would have been perfect had it not been so hot! Our visit coincided with a March heatwave and the sun streaming through the large windows had heated the room to oven temperature. Whether the aircon was working or not was hard to tell as it was so gentle it had little effect. In fairness to the hotel they offered to move us to another room, however, once the sun had set it had cooled down sufficiently when we returned later at night that we were able to stay put. I would say however that if you have rooms that are hermetically sealed with large windows it is essential that the air conditioning is effective! We appreciated the free wifi and soft drinks.

Staff at reception were excellent and dealt with our complaint efficiently and courteously and we have no hesitation in recommending this hotel if you are visiting Bristol.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Christopher P, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol, responded to this review, 17 April 2012
Thank you very Much for your review and because of your comment we have implemented a system of ensuring the sun facing rooms are temperature controlled more intently than the non sun facing, so thank you very much for that.
we look forward to welocming you back and please feel free to contact me directly should you require anything for your next stay

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Christopher Peach
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

Hi,
I stayed 3 nights.
1) The first room I was had the TV system not working, and the air conditioning off: It was quite warm, and never cooled the room even overnight. I told reception, the staff came to check, confirmed, apologized and immediately offered me another room.

2) The 2nd room was very good.
Clean, looking new, all working.
Shower was also working fine, large, clean.
The "shower gels, shampoo", etc... are nice smelly exotic vetiver.
The view is quite nice from the window of the 14th Floor: You can see the city very well.
Staff was good, professional and able to handle the numerous guests during the weekend.
They also corrected the "issues" mentioned before with no problems.


They put in the mini fridge complementary stuffs (free): 2 bottle of water, 2 cans of coke, 1 pack of oat biscuits, already waiting for the guest, on arrival. It's nice but they don't refill during your stay, meaning even if you stay 4 nights, you only get it once.

The Location is quite central, near a tourist information center, near many many restaurants, river, aquarium, Theaters, cinemas, cathedral, etc...


On the negative side:
-The lift is a total disaster, only 2 lifts for the whole building. It's slow, doors are opening-closing extremely slowly. Also 1 was making very weird noises and announced welcomed to the 6th floor when I reached the 14th floor... Realitively Scary! I discussed with another guest in the lift, he said he got "blocked" inside the day before. But I did not mind to took the 14th stairs down.

-The in room TV... Ok who's going to an hotel to watch TV? But when you are on business trip, you sometimes relax an hour by watching it. So the problem relies in the actual "samsung" monitors they chose: the viewing angle is only clear when directly facing the screen, front view. But if you watch the screen from "below", then the colors are changed, one can not clearly see the darker areas. So when you watch from the bed, you can not see properly the colors because the TV is located in the front wall, but nearly 1m higher....
So if they would have taken attention to details, they would have selected a better quality screen/monitor with a better vertical viewing angle... But again I was not bothered by that, it's just showing the lack of details they took in the room interior design.



That's it, I was quite happy with that stay.

Room Tip: Chose a room on high floor like 14th, nice view There are windows in the stairs, so instead of wait...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Thank JeanBond
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Christopher P, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol, responded to this review, 17 April 2012
Thank you very much for your deatiled review.
unfortunately the lifts are not great but we are working on a solution that will improve the situation.
On your other points I will review the system and set up of the rooms to see if we can somehow rectify the issues you faced.
I hope we will see you back here in the future and will be very happy to welcome you again
please contact me directly should you need anything.

best regards
Christopher Peach
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Reviewed 28 March 2012 via mobile

This is the 3rd year that we have stayed at this hotel and each year the experience has improved
We had breakfast each morning and also a meal in the Italian restaurant on the Saturday night the service and the food was excellent
The room was very clean and the free drinks in the mini bar is a nice touch
All the staff were polite and helpfully and appeared to enjoy their work
Looking forward already to our stay next February

Stayed February 2012
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Thank Ian W
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Christopher P, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol, responded to this review, 30 March 2012
Thank you Ian for your review and it is great to hear that we are getting better. We are striving to improve all areas and look forward to constructive Criticism.
if there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable please dont hesitate to contact me directly
Thanks again

Christopher Peach
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Property: Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol
Address: Broad Quay, Bristol BS1 4DA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Bristol
#9 Business Hotel in Bristol
#11 Romantic Hotel in Bristol
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,137 - ₹ 13,824
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol 4*
Number of rooms: 176
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol is a first-class accommodation choice in England's sixth most populous city. A total of 176 stylish, comfortable rooms provide ample amenities, including Free high-speed, wireless Internet. Many of the rooms also overlook the picturesque harbour as well. Filini Restaurant helps supercharge your morning with the expansive Super Breakfast Buffet, complete with pastries, fruit and coffee. Lunch and dinner specialities include Mediterranean favourites. For exceptional events, the flexible and sophisticated meeting facilities can be customised to suit your hosting needs. - Only 20 minutes from Bristol Airport - A total of 176 Bristol hotel rooms and suites in three design styles: Chic, Fashion and Fresh - On-site Filini Restaurant offering the Super Breakfast Buffet and delicious Mediterranean cuisine - Free high-speed, wireless Internet throughout the hotel - Convenient on-site features like a business centre, which provides secretarial services including printing and copying - Five meeting rooms for personal and business events ... more   less 
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