Brooks Guesthouse

Bristol,

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. More

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.’

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), courtyard and rooftop garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in lounge and breakfast area.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

only assistance dogs.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £80–£150, double £89–£112, triple £89–£130, caravans £99–£148. Min. 2-night stay Sat.

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