Good Hotel Guide Review
A stroll from the harbour and Old Vic, Carla and Andrew Brooks’s imaginative conversion of a 1950s office block impressed our inspectors this year. ‘It has a touch of pizzazz, with improbable silver caravans gleaming on its roof,’ providing novel accommodation, and ‘fun for a family’. A courtyard garden is planted with ‘hedge shrubs and lavender’. A double room (some are king-size) was ‘neat, well lit and tastefully decorated with classily understated’ Cole & Son floral wallpaper. There was some criticism of poor luggage space and absent-minded housekeeping, and a small shower room was ‘just about adequate’ and could have done with better lighting. Still, the open-plan lounge/breakfast room had ‘rugs on polished floors, chairs and sofas grouped around old travelling trunks’. A ‘well-executed, freshly cooked’ breakfast included ‘vegan options and a range of less usual dishes, organic jams and compotes, and daily specials chalked on a blackboard’. Overall, it is terrific value and perfect for younger guests. ‘We’d be happy to recommend it.’
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), 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 £80–£150, double £89–£112, triple £89–£130, caravans £99–£148. 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.