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20/03/2019 Alwaysinthewater, Bristol
We stayed here for one night (in a family room). It was cheap, cheerful and very good. I would stay here again. The important things: the room was clean, beds comfortable and we had no noise problems ... more
We stayed here for one night (in a family room). It was cheap, cheerful and very good. I would stay here again. The important things: the room was clean, beds comfortable and we had no noise problems (possibly as we were on the top floor).
When we got out of the lift on the 4th floor, the corridors were dark and dismal. When we opened the door to our room, I thought “oh!” - but don’t worry. It was fine. Our children liked it. I’ve taken photos so you can judge for yourself.
A lot depends on the price you pay - our room was very good value (under £60).
There are tea & coffee making facilities in the room.
Parking at the hotel is £10/night which I don’t recall being advertised when I booked. There is a sign up at the entrance to the car park asking people not to park on the road for the sake of local residents. I understand that but it is perfectly legal to park on the road and we did, in a side road, a minute’s walk away. Finding a space there was easy. There were no advertised restrictions - I could have left it parked there all day, any day. Had I done that for longer than one day then I would have moved it in order not to irritate residents.
A side-effect of the £10/night parking policy appears to be that there were lots of parking spaces at the hotel even late at night - an advantage if you are arriving late.
The hotel is a bit of a rabbit warren - I checked out the route from our room to two alternative fire exits. I suggest doing that for the sake of your family. I do it in every hotel.
The hotel is undergoing renovation. I heard no noise even during the day.
The communal areas (lobby, dining room) were light and modern. Dining room chairs had padded arms which were filthy due to customers with dirty hands - simply not the best choice of chair for a dining room.
Reception and breakfast staff couldn’t be faulted. Everyone was courteous and helpful.
Breakfast was 5p under £9, £7 and £5 (full English plus continental too; continental; and a bagged takeaway called “Grab & Go” respectively). Though paying for this was offered when we booked online, I simply paid at breakfast instead - no need to book in advance. Kids eat free - we only paid for myself and my wife.
The breakfast’s fresh fruit salad included melon - unlike some hotels (thank you, Best Western). There is also ham and salami in a fridge, and yoghurts - I tell you as they are easy to miss because they are down the far end.
I recommend this hotel. I’d stay here again without question (though a lot depends on how much you pay). less