Brooks Guesthouse

Bristol,

In ‘a great location’ close to St Nicholas market, in the old city centre, this ‘very good value, really friendly’ B&B is the second of Carla and Andrew Brooks’s growing stable of properties. More

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In ‘a great location’ close to St Nicholas market, in the old city centre, this ‘very good value, really friendly’ B&B is the second of Carla and Andrew Brooks’s growing stable of properties. Befitting its home in a refurbished 1950s office block, the lounge’s retro leather sofas and cowhide rug on a pale wooden floor emit an air of mid-century cool. Upstairs, the bright if ‘compact’ rooms have pretty Cole & Son wallpapers, real coat-hangers, a hospitality tray with tea, coffee, biscuits; a bathroom with power shower. Guests after a less conventional stay head to the rooftop where, amid tubs of shrubs, four ‘sleek, shiny’ Airstream-type caravans offer a higher form of glamping. A larger one, sleeping four, was ‘very nicely and comfortably done up’ with a ‘strong shower’ and fun strips of coloured lights. ‘The interior was very clever and cool,’ reports a younger reader. ‘A good place for a family. The roof’s amazing Astroturf felt like a garden.’ Weekends up there may have a louder party atmosphere. An ‘excellent’ breakfast in the open-plan kitchen brings organic yogurt and home-made fruit compote, a full English, eggs any way.

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, free Wi-Fi, 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 £89–£149, double £99–£169. Min. 2-night stay Sat.

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