Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Bristol, England

From its high vantage, Adam Dorrien Smith's bay-fronted Georgian town house and boutique B&B has fabulous contrasting views, with Durdham Down parkland to the fore and the roofscape of Bristol behind. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

From its high vantage, Adam Dorrien Smith’s bay-fronted Georgian town house and boutique B&B has fabulous contrasting views, with Durdham Down parkland to the fore and the roofscape of Bristol behind. ‘Panelled bedrooms are painted in muted greys, greens and blues’ (Farrow & Ball’s Lamp Room, for example), ‘with such unfussy good taste that I wanted to package them up and reinstate them at home.’ All have a mini-fridge, snacks, a Roberts radio. Bathrooms are ‘super stylish with powerful shower’, perhaps a tin or copper bath. ‘Nice touches included antique travelling chests for side tables.’ For a ‘spectacular outlook’ choose a dual-aspect loft suite. ‘There’s a comfortable small sitting area off reception with an interesting mix of modern and period art, a log-burner for chilly days’; more city vistas from the terrace. The ‘friendly and helpful’ staff clock off at 8 pm. At that point, head for the restaurants on nearby Whiteladies Road, such as Mitch Tonks’s The Spiny Lobster. Breakfast brings an excellent buffet and cooked items at a small extra cost. ‘A very special place to stay.’ (John and Kay Patterson, JS)

Hotel details

Address

38 Upper Belgrave Road
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 2XN
England

Telephone

0117 946 6905

Bedrooms

12.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, breakfast room, meeting space, 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, no extra beds or cots.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £140, single occupancy from £125. Cooked or continental breakfast (£5 surcharge to have both).