Visit Highclere Castle and travel on the Belmond British Pullman for our exclusive GH reader event BOOK NOW >

From £120
Rates provided by

Housed in two former banks, the Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa dominates the corner of Corn Street in central Bristol. The interior design is a tribute to the imaginative interpretation of the architects, who cleverly transformed two striking buildings - one inspired by the Library of St Mark in Venice - into a hugely stylish boutique hotel. A cool, elegant theme - in keeping with the Harbour brand - runs throughout the hotel, which also includes a small pool and a spa. Other attractions are the exotic Gold Bar, the striking Sansovino Hall, lovely bedrooms and the delightful Jetty restaurant with its seafood-based menu. The hotel's position in the city also makes it a great base.

Your expert reviewer

Simon Horsford
Freelance writer
Simon Horsford is a writer and former commissioning editor on travel at the Telegraph. He has reviewed everything from a teepee in Wales and a five-star hotel in Moscow to a desert camp in Namibia. He currently also writes for magazines in Bristol and Bath.



St Nicholas Market, in the Georgian-era Exchange Building right opposite, is home to a variety of independent stalls (from bike parts to LPs) and tasty pop-up food outlets.

The Harbourside, with its restaurants, bars, the Bristol Aquarium and Arnolfini art gallery, is a 5-minute walk from the hotel.
By car: around 1 hour 30 minutes from Exeter, 3 hours from London and 4 hours from York.
By train: trains run to Bristol Temple Meads from Exeter St Davids (1 hour), London Paddington (1 hour 40 minutes) and York (3 hours 50 minutes). The hotel is a 15-minute taxi-ride from the station.

View in Google Maps

Style & Character

This hotel is for anyone with a love of style plus it's a great place to go for a celebration, or a romantic getaway. Admire the architecturally inspiring Sansovino Hall, the former banking hall, which now serves as an events space.

Service & Facilities

We love the charm of the staff and that the hotel is an oasis of calm in the city.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Free Wi-Fi


We're delighted by the thoughtful touches, such as the decanters of sherry and gin in the room. The Corner Suites are a particular highlight, for the views of the street and the funky, playing-card-patterned sofa.

Standard Double, Superior, Deluxe rooms, Corner Suite, Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with The White Company toiletries, 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton, Nespresso coffee machine, free Wi-Fi, complimentary use of HarSPA, 24-hour room service

Food & Drink

The delightfully louche Gold Bar with its velvet banquette chairs is a terrific place for a cocktail or two. The fillet of Cod with a crab and herb crust is delicious, as is the Jetty's take on the prawn cocktail.

The Jetty: stylish, seafood and steaks, local produce. Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Dinner mains from £16.
The Gold Bar: quirky, classic cocktails with a modern twist. Open Friday and Saturday 5-10pm. Coacktails starting at £6.95.

Share this trip

Check availability
Rooms available from £120 per night

Powered by

Brought to you by
This tour is operated solely by
Enjoy big savings on hotels in 120,000 destinations worldwide.

To view’s supplier’s terms and conditions click here.