I booked this hotel primarily because it was close to the departure point for the airport bus. I had a 6.30 am flight out so needed to be close to the bus stopat the station. The hotel is located opposite temple meads train station in an area that I being redeveloped and is mostly office blocks. The realtown centre is a good 15 minutes walk away though there are plentynof buses.
The hotel facade is 1960s concrete though the interior was more recently refurbished. The room was also quite recently renovated with a good size flat screen tv and comfortable bed. The bathroom was clean and modern with a good shower not a bath. Aircon and a separate wall heater are also supplied. No safe provided. Parking is available but I did not need it.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. There is a local small tesco store about 5 mins away for essentials. Town maps avaiable at reception. Wifi is only in the lobby for whichyou get a voucher (30mins) at reception but is very slow. A bar next door has it for free if you need it but plenty more places in the city centre and near the university have it also for free. Breakfast is basic, plenty of toast and fruit etc. Avoid the newly available hot (slightly warm) cooked breakfast especially the scrambled egg which seem to be powdered eggs. Really not good!
Was leaving early and the staff offered coffee, toast and yoghurts without being asked.
Overall a functional business hotel but a little out of the way. Based on the price I got online it offered value for money and the staff were very good. Would use again but not for leisure.
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- Holiday Inn Express Bristol City Centre offers good value, modern hotel accommodation in the heart of Bristol. Located directly opposite Temple Meads Train Station, our modern hotel offers rates including breakfast and free Wi-Fi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Bristol City Centre Hotel Bristol
- Holiday Inn Bristol
- Bristol Holiday Inn