There were issues with the hotel having so many stag and hen parties staying on the Friday and Saturday night. It wasn't that there was just a few groups, there were lots and lots of groups staying in the hotel. Consequently we had two nights of interupted sleep with people making noise and knocking on doors trying to get in to different rooms and running around being loud in the corridors. On the Saturday night there was someone knocking on our door. Although we hadn't been drinking, we woke up feeling as if we had hangovers due to the lack of quality sleep. In the moring there were bags and bags of takeaways left outside rooms making the whole area smell. Although breakfast was fine in itself, it wasn't nice sitting as a couple in the seating area amongst all of the stag/hen groups being loud/offensive and hearing their stories of the last night and being able to smell last night from them. Friday and Saturday was like staying in a bad hostel, it was a really bad experiance. I've staed in hostels and had a much nicer experiance. Our experiance on Sunday and Monday night was much better after the stag/hen parties had gone home and we had two days of having a nice stay which is what we would have expected for the whole of our stay. What made it more dissapointing was that this was the last leg of our honeymoon and we wanted to have a nice city break.
I've read some comments about the beds. They are literally made out of a sheet of plywood supported by plywood and the mattress is thin. Having said this I don't think I would normally have found a problem with the comfort but given that we were struggling to get a good nights sleep anyway, i think it would have helped if the beds were more comfortable.
The location is very good for accessing anywhere in the centre of bristol but this is also part of the problem as it's so convenient for people to crawl back to the hotel from the clubs.
The price was very competative as it was booked in advance but again, this is why so many stag/hen parties were staying there. With hindsight I should have paid a bit more and found somewhere which didn't expose us to the stag/hen parties.
Also, I found the parking very expensive at £13 a night (after applying IBIS discount) so i found a space elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ibis Bristol Centre is ideally situated within the bustling Harbourside district of the city of Bristol, and a short stroll away from the city centre and shopping facilities. With easy access by road or public transport from Bristol Airport and full access to the M5 and the M4 corridor via the M32, reaching the hotel is simple. Boasting a capacity of 182 rooms of twin and doubles beds for two adult occupancy, and with disabled access for both room types. A newly refurbished restaurant serving until 22:00 and bar serving until midnight along with a newly developed public area. Services include free Wifi and a discounted stay rate for overnight and long stays at the nearby Millennium square (underground) car park. Always service with a smile. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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