Good Hotel Guide Review
In ‘a great location’ close to St Nicholas market, in the old city centre, this ‘very good value, really friendly’ B&B is the second of Carla and Andrew Brooks’s growing stable of properties. Befitting its home in a refurbished 1950s office block, the lounge’s retro leather sofas and cowhide rug on a pale wooden floor emit an air of mid-century cool. Upstairs, the bright if ‘compact’ rooms have pretty Cole & Son wallpapers, real coat-hangers, a hospitality tray with tea, coffee, biscuits; a bathroom with power shower. Guests after a less conventional stay head to the rooftop where, amid tubs of shrubs, four ‘sleek, shiny’ Airstream-type caravans offer a higher form of glamping. A larger one, sleeping four, was ‘very nicely and comfortably done up’ with a ‘strong shower’ and fun strips of coloured lights. ‘The interior was very clever and cool,’ reports a younger reader. ‘A good place for a family. The roof’s amazing Astroturf felt like a garden.’ Weekends up there may have a louder party atmosphere. An ‘excellent’ breakfast in the open-plan kitchen brings organic yogurt and home-made fruit compote, a full English, eggs any way.
St Nicholas Market
0117 930 0066
27. 4 in Airstream-style caravans on roof.
all year except 24–26 Dec.
lift, lounge/breakfast room, honesty bar, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), courtyard and rooftop garden, unsuitable for disabled.
in lounge and breakfast area.
all ages welcomed.
only assistance dogs.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £89–£149, double £99–£169. Min. 2-night stay Sat.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.