Striking hotel in the heart of Bristol – 4 star – Bristol

Enjoy Bristol’s exciting city centre with a modern hotel right in the thick of it all. Expect high quality service and modern amenities such as an onsite gym, free internet access and cable television. Staff are on hand at the 24 hour reception to give you local tips as well as offering valet parking, laundry and concierge. Business travellers aren’t neglected either, with conference rooms, a banqueting centre and fax and photocopying services. Whatever your purpose in Bristol, this striking hotel in the heart of Bristol is sure to exceed expectations.

Wander around this beautiful city and admire its historic buildings and waterways. Guided tours are available on foot, bus or on boat, and for first time visitors, the tours are truly a must. Bristol Packet Boat Trips give insightful tours of Bristol harbour as well as offering day trips to the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bath and Avonmouth. If you’re celebrating, why not hire one of the boats for friends and family and enjoy lunch along the River Avon, or a personalised tour with your favourite tipple.

Children will love Bristol Zoo, set within 12 acres of gardens. Discover rare and endangered species from all over the world, and learn about their eating habits, their environments and strange facts you didn’t know. Favourites incude Monkey Jungle, Seal & Penguin Coasts and Gibbon Island. There’s also an adventure playground and Explorer’s Creek with a water-play area and the chance to feed the lorikeets, small brightly coloured parrots. If you’re visiting over the Summer months, why not go to one of the film nights in the zoos outdoor cinema. Enjoy a romantic evening with a loved one watching one of the cult classics, or take the whole family to watch an old favourite.

Culture vultures will be in their element at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Step back in time and discover Ancient Egypt through elaborately painted coffins, ornate jewelry and statues as well as finding out more about their beliefs on the afterlife and death through the displays on embalming and mummification. Local history enthusiasts will also be able to find out how Bristol has changed over the centuries to become the magnificent city it is today, through maps and prints. The Art galleries are equally as impressive as the history exhibitions. They include works by Renoir and Pissarro as well as a stunning Eastern Art section, which includes one of the best collections, outside of Asia, of Chinese glass.