Good Hotel Guide Review
In the centre of Bristol, a stroll from the harbour, Brooks Guesthouse is a pleasant surprise, with its quirky courtyard garden, shiny rooftop caravans and excellent value. There’s a ‘sense of privacy’ and fun, say inspectors of this three-storey 1950s office block converted by Carla and Andrew Brooks to provide cool, frills-free accommodation – though it’s probably not aimed at ‘older folk’. Bedrooms are ‘neat and well lit’ and smartly furnished with classy wallpapers, tongue-and-groove panelling, pale-wood bedsteads and hooks for clothes; space is at a premium. Housekeeping, say inspectors, is patchy. Tiled bathrooms are compact. Alternatively, the ‘Airstream-style’ trailers in the rooftop garden, squeezing in double bed and shower, are a funkier way for a cosy night’s sleep; great ‘for a young family’. ‘Well-executed’ breakfasts include home-made fruit compote, eggs Benedict, smoked salmon and cream cheese, as well as daily specials. They’re served in the open-plan living area with its bright, eclectic mix of vintage and rustic furniture and overlooking the garden. ‘It is surprisingly quiet’, given the central location.
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, in-room TV (Freeview), discounted parking, courtyard and rooftop garden, 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 £80. Min. 2-night stay Sat.