Brooks Guesthouse

Bristol, England

In the centre of Bristol, a stroll from the harbour, Brooks Guesthouse surprises with its quirky courtyard garden, shiny rooftop caravans and excellent value. More

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.

Hotel details

Address

Exchange Avenue
St Nicholas Market
Bristol
BS1 1UB
England

Telephone

0117 930 0066

Bedrooms

27. 4 in Airstream-style caravans on roof.

Open

all year except 24–26 Dec.

Facilities

lift, lounge/breakfast room, honesty bar, in-room TV (Freeview), discounted parking, courtyard and rooftop garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in lounge and breakfast area.

Children

all ages welcomed, free cot, extra bed £20.

Dogs

only assistance dogs.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £69, caravans from £80. Min. 2-night stay Sat.

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Comments about Brooks Guesthouse

It is certainly good value for such an attractive and central location, and it has a touch of surreal pizzazz about it with those improbable silver caravans gleaming on its roof. It would be fun for a young family to stay in these. Breakfast: was well executed and freshly cooked to order, with admirably prompt service. Despite the central location it is surprisingly quiet (no audible traffic or nightlife, - LF - January 2020
It is good value for such an attractive and central location, and has a touch of surreal pizzazz about it. Visitors approach through arched and gated walls which give it a sense of privacy and security, despite its being closely surrounded by neighbouring buildings. Our first-floor room overlooked the quiet courtyard garden towards surrounding buildings. Though not luxurious, it was neat, well lit and tastefully decorated. Bedside lighting could have been brighter. Breakfast was well executed and freshly cooked to order, with admirably prompt service. - LH - January 2020

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Last updated: January 26, 2020