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
Number 38 Clifton
0117 946 6905
lounge, breakfast room, meeting space, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, limited number of parking permits on request, unsuitable for disabled.
in public areas 8 am–8 pm.
not under 12.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £115-£240, double £130-£255, cooked breakfast £5 surcharge.