The best boutique hotels in Bristol in 2022: Where to stay for culture and luxury

There’s much more to Bristol than Brunel and Banksy. From its thriving Harbourside – full with delivery container village and campaigning Stokes Croft – to chill Southville, antiques enclave Previous Market and the upmarket Clifton Village, there’s really one thing for everybody.

Accommodations in and round ‘Brizzle’ (town’s affectionate nickname, a reference to its residents’ immediately recognisable accent) vary from glamorous out of city lodges by means of traditional mid-century institutions to arty hipster joints, with one thing to go well with all tastes.

The very best inns in Bristol are:

Neighbourhood: St Paul’s

(Artist Residence Group Ltd)

Housed in a former boot manufacturing facility on Portland Sq. in St Paul’s, the 23-bedroom lodge, espresso store, bar, occasions house and backyard is each hip Bristol-goer’s dream. Near Stokes Croft, and with the long-standing pillar of native nightlife, Cosies, on its doorstep, Artist Residence is ideal for guests with each tradition and partying on their ‘to do’ lists. Anticipate all the identical sensible design and repair touches you get from the opposite Artist Residences (there are outposts in London, Oxfordshire, Brighton and Penzanze), from retro radios to mini Smeg fridges. You can too benefit from the lodge’s bar and restaurant, ‘BootFactory’ which boasts an expansive menu from breakfast to late-night cocktails.

Worth: Doubles from £116 per evening, room solely

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Neighbourhood: Central Bristol

The Bristol is nicely located on town’s busy Harbourside

(The Bristol)

Brutalism isn’t for everybody, however The Bristol, a beacon of Sixties structure, is definitely town’s most distinctive lodge – and it’s additionally the one one on the river (until you depend the Kyle Blue luxurious hostel boat, however you’ll want sea legs for that). You’re nicely positioned for a stroll across the floating harbour with its buoyant nightlife, bobbing boats and abundance of meals choices at Wapping Wharf. Cultural hotspots the Bristol Previous Vic, Arnolfini and the Watershed are additionally close-at-hand. Inside, issues are removed from brutal: rooms are cool, mild and hung with trendy artwork. Plus, it just lately gained a Inexperienced Tourism Gold Award due to decrease carbon emissions and fewer waste.

Worth: Doubles from £95 per evening, room solely

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Neighbourhood: Metropolis Centre

The Berkeley Sq. Lodge: boutique vibes at finances costs

(The Berkeley Sq. Lodge)

The town’s self-proclaimed first “artwork lodge” proudly reveals a rotation of labor by native creatives. An interesting 42-roomed townhouse, this moderately priced lodge is located off the highest of Park Road the place you’ll discover the Bristol Museum and Artwork Gallery and a bunch of thrilling retailers and eating places, together with everybody’s favorite gelateria, Swoon. Night time owls can take advantage of visitor entry to members’ membership, The Sq., and benefit from the decanter of native sherry present in each room. Need extra luxurious? Improve to The Berkeley Suites subsequent door – 5 particular person suites over a complete flooring of a Grade-II listed constructing.

Worth: Doubles from £49, room solely

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Neighbourhood: Metropolis Centre

The nook suite at Bristol Harbour Lodge

(Bristol Harbour Lodge)

Housed in two transformed banks overlooking the cobbles of historic Corn Road, the Harbour Lodge is a worthy place to half with some hard-earned money. With 42 luxurious bedrooms and an award-winning restaurant, the lodge additionally retains thrives of a grand former financial institution. On the Gold Bar, cocktails circulate and DJs spin till the early hours. When you want some pampering after an evening on the sauce, head into the previous basement vaults, now cleverly remodeled right into a spa with remedy rooms.

Worth: Doubles from £105, room solely

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Neighbourhood: Clifton Village

Splendid views of the suspension bridge and gorge await at Avon Gorge

(Avon Gorge)

Since its dramatic multi-million pound makeover, the Avon Gorge lodge, initially inbuilt 1898 because the Grand Clifton Spa and Hydropathic Establishment, has regained some critical grandeur. The as soon as scruffy Purple Lion pub is now distinctly stylish, lodge interiors are sultry shades of peacock, navy and gray, and the unique spa (buried for many years below the floorboards) is now a elaborate occasions house. Look out for the wine cellar within the outdated Turkish bathtub. E-book the Laurent Perrier Government suite for a twin roll-top baths with a view of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and pattern the wood-smoked delights of the brand new Goram & Vincent restaurant.

Worth: Doubles from £104, room solely

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Neighbourhood: Metropolis Centre

Broaden your culinary horizons at Lodge du Vin

(Lodge du Vin)

As soon as an 18th-century sugar warehouse, this reliably posh lodge is made up of 40 rooms, centred round a secluded courtyard, together with 4 eating rooms. {Couples} ought to examine in to one of many two Signature Suites for Egyptian cotton and his and hers roll-top baths. The bistro has a tasty seasonal a la carte menu the place you possibly can drop in for an assiette de crudites, with a spicy chickpea and carrot rappe, celeriac remoulade and roasted beetroot; navarin d’agneau or a custard tart with a Yorkshire rhubarb mousse.

Worth: Doubles from £101, room solely

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Neighbourhood: Clifton Village

Quantity 38 Clifton is situated within the coronary heart of leafy Clifton village

(Quantity 38 Clifton)

Following an extension in 2018, the immensely common Quantity 38 Clifton is twice its authentic measurement – however you’ll nonetheless have to ebook early to keep away from disappointment. Verify into room 11 or 12 for views over the Downs, together with deep bronze and chrome baths. Artwork lovers will get pleasure from exhibited work by Stokes Croft artists and the David Hockney within the downstairs bathroom.

Worth: Doubles from £135, B&B

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Neighbourhood: Henbury

Escape the hubbub of town centre at Berwick Lodge

(Berwick Lodge)

Don’t shout too loudly about this one. Anybody after full-blown glamour with a twist will love this superb transformed Nineteenth-century pile in Bristol’s northern outskirts. Berwick Lodge has sweeping views so far as Wales, nevertheless it’s shut sufficient to central Bristol to nonetheless get in on the motion. Homeowners Sarah Arikan and her husband, Fevzi, purchased it again in 2004 and have cleverly made it into Bristol’s finest out of city choice. Every of the 14 rooms is impeccably designed and the 2AA Rosette Hattusa restaurant is a good alternative for hungry friends.

Worth: Doubles from £138, room solely

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