Unlikely as it sounds, a 1950s office block in central Bristol is today a cool B&B with neat bedrooms, shiny rooftop caravans, a relaxed vibe and a courtyard garden. More
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Unlikely as it sounds, a 1950s office block in central Bristol is today a cool B&B with neat bedrooms, shiny rooftop caravans, a relaxed vibe and a courtyard garden. Ten minutes from the harbour, the three-storey building was converted by Carla and Andrew Brooks to provide bright, frills-free accommodation. Bedrooms are simply furnished with classy wallpapers, tongue-and-groove panelling, pale-wood bedsteads and colourful throws. Space is at a premium – wooden hooks replace wardrobes – and tiled bathrooms are compact. ‘Older folk might want more creature comforts,’ commented inspectors, though the ‘good lighting’ was appreciated. Alternatively, Airstream-style silver caravans in the rooftop garden, squeezing in double bed and shower, have a sense of ‘pizzazz’ and are a fun retreat for families. ‘Freshly cooked’ breakfasts, including home-made fruit compote, eggs Benedict, a full grill as well as daily specials, are served in the open-plan living area. Eclectically furnished with vintage and rustic furniture, it has large bifold glass doors open to the courtyard garden. ‘Certainly good value’ and surprisingly quiet given the location.
0117 930 0066
27. 4 in Airstream-style caravans on roof.
all year except 24–26 Dec.
lift, lounge/breakfast room, honesty bar, in-room TV (Freeview), courtyard and rooftop garden, discounted parking, unsuitable for disabled.
in lounge and breakfast area.
all ages welcomed, free cot, extra bed £20.
only assistance dogs.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £69, caravans from £119. Min. 2-night stay Sat.
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