City Inn Hotel

, Bristol, United Kingdom
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City Inn Hotel

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Temple Way - Bristol - England - BS1 6BF - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 44 01179251001
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Submitted by: John in 02/07/07
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  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
My review is based on 12 years of staying in 4 and 5 star hotels all over Europe. Considering this is currently only a Five Hotel Group, Larger Hotel Groups could learn a lot from the City Inn, especially the City Inn, Bristol. It's a really good and cool hotel!. All of the staff are friendly and professional and considering some of them are not local, their local knowledge is excellent. The rooms are a good size and very clean. Very modern with air cond to rooms. FREE roomsafe, didnt use the in-room fridge but good selection in there. Complimentary tea/coffee. The bed was so comfortable that I just drifted off every night and as I have a Super King at home, I'm really hard to please when it comes to a bed. Ok, so the bathroom is a bit small, but hey it has everything there, a power shower, a good sized washbasin, a toilet, and a really neat mirror over the washbasin, which is heated, "the mirror never mists over" - Fantastic! FREE Wireless Internet - Wow! A really good selection of up-to-date cds and dvds and all channels on the TV are FREE. The restaurant food was surperb as was the bar service. Here's my only real gripe, breakfast could be a bit slow, but hey when you suddenly have 30+ covers to do in like a 15 minute span, that's pretty good. My friends are I stayed at this hotel for 3 weeks, so it was a home from home!. I wish City Inn Group all the best for the future and I will certainly stay there again either as a Business Guest or Weekend Guest.
Nice Hotel, great location but shame about some things!
Submitted by: Susan Taylor in 17/09/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
10 mins walk from Temple Meads, so great location as you can walk to most attractions. AN old office block I am assuming converted into a Boutique hotel. Rooms disappointly small, in fact about the size of the nearby Travel Inn/ HIE budget ones but not for budget price!
The bathrooms only had a small shower and very tightly packed which was a disappointment & housekeeping hadn't checked it as empty toiletries bottles still in shower! We did their special weekend rate with breakfast and wine etc at extra rate, they did have a cheaper rate but we had been lead to believe this would be a better deal. The other rate to me would have been better!
Dinner in their small but pleasant place downstairs was lovely, and was £25 per head table d'hote menu. Breakfast was buffet style, but you could order other things with the young waiting staff but no one told you this and you missed out on things like poached eggs instead of the standard scrambled on the buffet.
Reception staff were not overly friendly.
Glad I tried it as it had been bugging me what it was like, but in no rush to go back but at the same time I wouldn't tell folk no. It just depends on what you are looking for, and I'd have loved a bath or at least a bigger bathroom and not a 4ft 6 bed and some not so tasty Ikea type furniture in my room!

Historical Traveller Reviews of City Inn Hotel

Excellent Hotel! :-)

from A TripAdvisor Member
My fiancé and I stayed for two nights at this hotel. My fiancé is gadget mad and was very impressed with not only the room but the DVD Player, flat screen TV, and midi system. I was impressed with the room size and the bathroom. We were able to get a special rate through the website and I'm glad to say it was all very worth it. We didn't eat at the hotel or order room service, mostly to do with the fact we were seeing freinds all weekend. The bed was comfortable and the room was very clean. The staff are freindly and helpful. There isn't ample car parking, however there is a pay and display car park across the street so its not so bad.


from chrissy077
My partner an I only stayed for a short period ( we wish it was longer), but we were looked after very well, plenty of parking, staff very friendly and helpful. Originally i though the location was poor, but when we arrived it was close to everything, a short walk to the shops and the nightlife. we had a evening meal at the city cafe which was amazing, the food is superb, the waiters very efficient, what more can i say, we have been to many four/five hotels and this would rate as one of the best.


from A TripAdvisor Member
had an amazing night stay here on friday break with my girlfiend.

Rooms were well maintained with excellent facilities.

restaurant served increbile food both for the evening and breakfast

cannot comment on the location as never left the hotel! but seemed like a safe area

noise outweighs positives

from peterjames2000
had a terribly noisy room - at back on 1st floor, right over delivery entrance - where deliveries, rubbish pick up started from 0500 in morning. other than that hotel was fine and the CD/DVD players were very positive features. especially convenient for Temple Meads station.

Nice and Practical

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed here for one night while visiting some friends in the area. The rooms are clean and bright with modern furnishings including the small widescreen TV. The bed was very comfortable and is a highlight of the room. The rooms are on the small side which is fine if only staying for one night but might be annoying if staying longer.
I view it almost like an upmarket Travel Lodge/Inn good for business travellers or for short/functional leisure stays when you will only be using the room to sleep etc and not planning to stay in the hotel most of the weekend.
The rooms claim to be very soundproof, we did here some noise from the corridor but nothing much.


from nannons
Stayed at the City Inn in June 05, room was small but had extras I didn't expect such as CD player and DVD player, bathroom tiny but all clean and nicely presented - perfect for the business traveller though not great for leisure market. Breakfast was a bit disappointing - egg was cold and no baked beans! (Maybe I'm being fussy but I like baked beans with my fry up!). All in all, serves its purpose but nothing special.

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from RoamingScot
I stayed at the City Inn for a few nights a month or two ago. There are some plus points about it, but also some things which are not so good.

Good points :

- Rooms are clean and modern
- (Smallish) widscreen TV and DVD player in each room
- Free broadband internet from each room (and wireless in public areas)
- Comfortable double bed

But :

- Rooms are very small. The bed may be a double, but there isn't really space for two people to move around without colliding all the time. The bathroom is absolutely tiny, too, and has only got a shower - no bath.
- Free porn channel on the TV. Some might regard it as a plus, but I didn't appreciate finding this with no warning while channel hopping. Reception also told me that there was no way of blocking access to the channel from the room.
- No way to set a wakeup call, through the TV or the phone.

There were other minor annoyances in the room, like built in coat hangers which fell out at the slightest provocation. The rooms looked nice, but they just weren't very well though out from a practical point of view.

Coupled to this, I had some problem or other each time I stayed - being allocated a smoking room when I had asked for a non-smoking, and so on.

The end result was that I just got irritated with the place. With more space in the room, and some more thought for the practicalities, it could be a really good hotel. As it is, it's OK for a night or two as somewhere to put your head, but don't expect too much.


from A TripAdvisor Member
i stayed at this hotel on a business trip, the staff were helpful, cheerful and could not do enough... the standard room was very nice and modern and light..... the resturant was first class and i once again was made too feel welcome... many thanks too all staff

Nice Hotel, Great Staff, Shame about the other guests!

from Limehouse2002
My boyfriend and I stayed at the City Inn for the second time in mid February. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and the complimentary bottle of wine is a winner. I would certainly have scored this hotel higher if it wasn't for the fact that I didn't get any sleep for the two nights we stayed there. Both nights I was awoken by other guests who were shouting on the corridors, slamming doors and basically causing a disturbance. The reception staff were excellent but unfortunately couldn't keep the noise down. By way of compensation we got the second night free, but by then we just wanted to go home and sleep.

Great staff, okay hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed here for one night in October 2004. The staff were excellent: the receptionist went out of his way to let us check in early even though we'd only turned up to leave our luggage until the proper check in time, and everyone else we met was friendly and very efficient.

The room was okay: it was quite small and to be honest it was a bit like a good student hall of residence... nice big comfy bed, though, and the en suite was small but nice.

Dinner was excellent! Although we were less keen on the breakfast.

Probably a better hotel for business travel than leisure, as it's a bit pricey for what you get.

Top Local Tips for Bristol

Handy for Bath, Cheddar Gorge, and Wells but in the City-best of both worlds! See Bath and Wells whilst you are here as transport is excellent. The SS Great Britain is permanently moored at the Dock, and there are numerous things to do in and around Bristol, whether it is theatre, shopping, nightlife or great restaurants.

Curry Had a very disappointing, tasteless curry on Sat evening in the Raj. although the staff were very pleasant despite being busy. We are experienced curry eaters of many years, who benefit from freshly prepared and authentic curries in Ilford and east London, and were amazed that this one was so poor. Perhaps we were just unlucky on our choices?

Drive to your evenign meal Eat at the choice of eateries on the docks - much more atmosphere and variety


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  • Address: Temple Way - Bristol - England - BS1 6BF - United Kingdom
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