Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Whichever room you choose at Adam Dorrien-Smith’s stylish B&B, you are assured of a view. More

Contact details

38 Upper Belgrave Road
0117 946 6905

Hotel information




all year.


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.


not under 13.


not allowed.

Credit cards

all major cards.


per room B&B single £115–£235, double £130–£265.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Whichever room you choose at Adam Dorrien-Smith’s stylish B&B, you are assured of a view. The bay-fronted Georgian merchant’s house stands high on the hill, looking out over Clifton Downs to the fore, and across the city at the rear, to the docks and distant hills. Each room is shipshape and Bristol fashionable, with an ‘excellent bathroom’, luxury toiletries, waffle dressing gowns, a minibar – rather importantly, as the much-praised ‘attentive staff’ disappear in mid-evening, so you have to let yourself in and attend to your own needs. Wood-panelled bedroom walls are painted in mostly muted, always restful colours. Some have a sleigh bed, perhaps a roll-top copper bath or a separate bath and shower. You can take a cream tea or a cocktail by the log-burner in the sitting room, or on the roof terrace, feeling on top of the world. With the acquisition of the next-door property, since last year two new suites have been added, and a meeting space/private dining room. At breakfast there are pastries, fresh fruit, granola, smoked salmon, a locally sourced full English with roasted vine tomatoes. More reports, please.

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Number Thirty Eight Clifton
38 Upper Belgrave Road

Guest comments

'The friendly staff, great views and super-comfortable bedrooms make this a very special place to stay. Good value for money ' - Js - April, 2019
'We were very pleased that we had chosen to stay at this B&B. We were a little concerned about recent introduction of parking meters opposite the building, but there is no problem as they can usually provide a permit. Our room was large, extremely clean and well appointed, with views over the parkland opposite. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of fresh fruit, and the service was impeccable. It was easy to walk to the many restaurants on Whiteladies Road for dinner and they provide a useful list. ' - John Patterson - July, 2015
'Our rooms at the back had a superb view over rooftops, and were quiet. The bathrooms were excellent, containing a separate bath and the only proper-sized shower cubicle I have encountered in a B&B. The freestanding bath was rather deep, and the absence of grab-handles made it less than ideal for anyone lacking perfect agility. Breakfast was very good, with attentive staff. The décor is well done and the location is excellent. ' - David Fowler - July, 2014

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide