Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Bristol, Somerset

Understated contemporary style is mixed with splendid views at this honey-toned former Georgian merchant’s house. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Understated contemporary style is mixed with splendid views at this honey-toned former Georgian merchant’s house. From its lofty perch, Adam Dorrien-Smith’s bay-fronted B&B overlooks Clifton Down, while its rear gazes across the neighbourhood’s pastel facades to the city and surrounding hills – a panorama also enjoyed from the rooftop terrace. Inside, eclectic artwork and vintage photographs sit alongside a restful palette of wood panels painted in muted hues, sisal carpets and velvet armchairs. An antique chest and log-burner make the comfortable sitting room a location for a cocktail or cream tea. Several bedrooms have a super-king-size bed, views to both sides, and a spacious bathroom with a separate bath (perhaps a freestanding copper roll-top) and walk-in shower; all have REN toiletries, waffle robes, decent bedside lights and a Roberts radio. Light sleepers might request a room at the back. While there are no staff on duty after 8 pm, that changes by the morning when the breakfast choice includes a full English, bacon and avocado on toast, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. A 20-minute walk

Hotel details

Address

Number 38 Clifton
Clifton
Bristol
Somerset
BS8 2XN
England

Telephone

0117 946 6905

Bedrooms

12.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, breakfast room, meeting space, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, limited number of parking permits on request, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in public areas 8 am–8 pm.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £115-£240, double £130-£255, cooked breakfast £5 surcharge.