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The striking brutalist facade of this 1960s-built luxury hotel belies the chic, stylish spaces within. In a prime waterfront location a 15-minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads station, with direct trains from London, it's the ideal base for exploring the maritime history, culture and nightlife offering in this buzzing city. For such a centrally located sleepover, the atmosphere inside is tranquil, with staff on-hand to attend to every whim. Decor is elegant with pops of colour; rooms overlook the city or the harbour. The star of the show is The River Grille with its glass frontage and enviable position overlooking the quayside and Pero's bridge - ideal for breakfast with a view or an intimate dinner à deux.

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We love that there's no car required here - you can walk everywhere.

The hotel is centrally located in the creative quarter close to Bristol's shops, bars and museums.
By car: The drive is 3 hours from London and 1 hour 50 minutes from Birmingham. There is paid public parking nearby.
By train: Bristol Temple Meads station is 15 minutes' walk away, with direct trains from London that take 1 hour 30 mins.

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Style & Character

With a welcoming atmosphere and luxury amenities, the hotel suits everyone from couples to bridal parties and business travellers. We love the friendly, can-do attitude of the front desk staff, especially when it comes to local attractions, restaurants and places to visit.

Service & Facilities

The hotel's green team aim to make the 1960s building relevant to the 21st century with zero waste, renewable energy and sourcing of local products.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fitness suite


Luxuriously appointed, the 474 sq ft one-bedroom suite enjoys waterfront views and a queen size bed dressed in crisp linens. There's great attention to detail - plug sockets by the bed, still and sparkling mineral water, hand sanitiser, quality bathroom amenities and plush robes.

Standard double, Classic Double, Deluxe Queen, Deluxe King, Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom, toiletries, free Wi-Fi, TV, desk, tea and coffee facilities, complimentary digital newspaper

Food & Drink

Overlooking the buzzy harbour, The River Lounge serves up evening piano music, along with chilled Perrier Jouet champagne and imaginative cocktails. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with a view and hydration juices on tap. Shore Café Bar is a great spot for casual dining, with sharing plates and Josper grill dishes.

The River Grille: elegant, local, seasonal ingredients, seafood, steaks. Open daily for breakfast and dinner, and for Sunday lunch. Mains from £15.
Shore Café Bar: casual tapas-style dining, British classics, cocktails. Open Thurs-Fri 3-10pm, Sat 12-10pm and Sun 12-6pm. Mains from £15.
The River Lounge: Cocktails and local ales. Afternoon tea is served Wed-Sun.

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