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Novotel Bristol Centre

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Certificate of Excellence
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4 star hotel is in the heart of Bristol, ideal for both the leisure and business traveler with FREE high speed fiber optic WIFI throughout. Just a short stroll from Bristol Temple Meads Railway station, also offers on-site payable car parking for up to 140 vehicles. Shopping, bars, restaurants, night clubs and the majority of the city's attractions are all within easy reach by foot. The hotel offers event space over seven rooms for up to 200 people. Take time to relax in the comfortable bar & restaurant where you will find an array of dishes & beverages in a modern and casual atmosphere. For the health conscious, In Balance by Novotel offers a well equipped gym with a sauna and steam room. Bristol Airport is a short drive away in a Taxi or alternatively, jump on the Airport Express Bus which stops right outside the hotel. The perfect location
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Property amenities
Room service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 93 out of 100
57Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
20Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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We arrived at around 12pm Friday night having had a super long drive, check in was fine. The staff at reception were friendly. When entering the room we both felt quite underwhelmed, after staying in another 4 star in Nottingham the previous weekend we sort of expected something
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Response from IFrance, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre
Responded 5 days ago
Many thanks for posting your review Megan on both Tripadvisor and Booking,com although, I see the content varies slightly. I was disappointed to learn that your experience did not meet your expectations on this occasion which has prompted you to give very low ratings for the hotel, please accept my sincere apologies as this is certainly unusual for us. Whilst we are fully aware that you encountered an issue with your bathroom plug, I believe my team reacted swiftly at the time and were able to offer a satisfactory resolution to which you were happy. However, I can certainly emphasize that this may have caused some inconvenience at that particular time of night. I also understand that my maintenance team inspected the plug the following morning and did indeed find a problem with the mechanism to which they were able to repair immediately and I thank your for your understanding regarding this unforeseen issue. Regarding your further feedback about the dust in your room and lipstick on your bed linen, we were totally unaware of these issues and I am sure had you alerted us at the time then we would certainly have taken the appropriate measures to correct this immediately, as you know the team is available 24/7. Furthermore, we are unaware of any workmen carrying out duties on the scaffolding outside room 338 on the Monday morning and thanks for letting me know as I will discuss this with outside contractor. Please rest assured that the scaffolding was put in place several weeks ago in preparation for our contractors to confirm the dates to carry out the scope of maintenance work on the roof to which we are still awaiting and therefore, there was no reason for anybody to be working on this scaffolding on the Monday morning. However, all our bedrooms are equipped with privacy voiles and also black out curtains at the windows. I was also disappointed that you found the new Novotel Future Bed to by uncomfy as this is generally well received by the majority of our guests especially with the built in latex topper for extra softness although I can appreciate that the comfort of a bed can be subjective and a personal preference. Regarding your concern that the hotel was over priced, I believe that on this occasion you were able to take advantage of a promotional rate which averaged £69 per night over your three night stay. Megan, thank you once again for taking the time to give us your comments and it is our sincere hope that you may consider Novotel again in the future. Warmest regards, Iain France - General Manager
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I stayed here whilst working in Bristol centre, excellent all round service, facilities, customer service & food. I will certainly be staying here again and can highly recommend to all, business, pleasure & for families. A big “thumbs up” from me.
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Response from Iain F, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre
Responded 1 week ago
Wow, what fantastic feedback and we really appreciate you taking the time to post your review as this will certainly act as a motivator for the team as we strive to continually improve the service we offer to all of our guests. We will certainly look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Bristol and many thanks for giving us your feedback. Warmest regards, Iain France - General Manager
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I have never ever in my 33 years stayed in a hotel which has put up with the behaviour of its first floor guests as last night. Myself and a friend decided to travel from Glos to Bristol to spend a night shopping and relaxing in Bristol. We booked as a ‘surprise through last
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Response from Iain F, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre
Responded 1 week ago
I was sincerely disheartened to read your review regarding your recent stay at Novotel Bristol Centre, please rest assured that this is certainly an isolated incident and on behalf of the hotel please accept our sincere apologies. I would like to confirm that we were only made aware of this incident when you alerted us at the time during the evening and understand that the team then reacted swiftly and appropriately. I am sure that had the hotel not been 100% fully booked then we would certainly have considered relocating your bedroom at this time. Following the teams actions, I understand that these particular guests co operated and who then decided to go out into the city and promptly ordered several taxis. Upon their return at around 02:00 hours, the Night Manager was prepared and took procedures that the guests were to access their rooms in pairs rather than a whole group in order respect the other guests sleeping in the hotel. It was most unfortunate that once they had all gained access to their rooms they then decided to meet up together again as they had returned with food from a local takeaway. It was at this stage that the Night Manager informed these individuals that if they were to continue to create a disturbance and did not retire to their rooms quietly, we would have no choice but to call the Police and have them removed from the hotel. This is the policy of the hotel as the health and safety of both guest and colleague is of paramount importance to Novotel when dealing with these isolated difficult situations especially after there has been consumption of alcohol. We understand that there was no further incident and therefore, the night team then duly dealt with the mopping up procedures of the mess of Kebab debris they had left in the corridor. The following morning I understand that you spoke with Lisa - Welcome Manager just after 09:00 hours as you were concerned to receive by email a hotel invoice which is the general standard practice for all billing at Novotel. Lisa was able to explain this to you and took the opportunity to apologise personally for any upset that may have been caused due to these inconsiderate guests. In addition, as a token gesture of goodwill on behalf of the hotel, Lisa offered you complimentary room service breakfast. We would like to express once again, that we are truly sorry that you encountered this unfortunate issue due to other inconsiderate guests of the hotel and would like to thank you for your understanding regarding this isolated and difficult circumstance the team had to handle at the time. It is our hope that you will re-consider using Novotel again in the future, warmest regards, Iain France - General Manager
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My sister and I stayed at this Hotel for a weekend break. On arrival we found that the hotel was surrounded in scaffolding. Whilst I appreciate this is not their fault it may have been nice if we had been sent an email prior to our visit advising of work being carried out which
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Response from Iain F, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre
Responded 3 weeks ago
Glad to hear that overall you had a pleasant stay with us . However, I was sorry to learn that you encountered an issue with the order of your drinks at the Gourmet bar, I will certainly address this with my team and ensure the appropriate training is revisited to prevent future occurrence and thanks for letting me know. It is our hope that you will consider Novotel again in the future, warmest regards, Iain France - General Manager
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This is a nice enough hotel with fairly standard Novotel quality but I have never had a room with so many noises; the soundproofing seems none existent we heard everyone going into their rooms, we could hear the people in the room next to us, the quirky bathroom doors cannot
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Response from Iain F, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre
Responded 3 weeks ago
Sorry to learn that your experience did not meet your expectations on this occasion in particular the disturbance by internal noise in the hotel prompting you to give an overall rating of only 3/5, please accept my sincere apologies. Although, we are unaware of any similar feedback, I will instruct my maintenance team to investigate your concern and monitor the situation and any findings will allow us to take the appropriate measures to prevent future occurrence. Thanks for letting us know and it is our hope that you will consider Novotel again in the future, warmest regards, Iain France - General Manager
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Photo provided by managementNovotel Bristol Centre
Standard Superior Room with Sofa Bed
Needed a few more power sockets
The room was oddly shaped as on the end of the building
Comfy bed, spacious room
Well-equipped bedroom
what time is breakfast served on a sun please? and how long will it take to walk to cabot circus
Hi sorry about delay - Jon o answered your question - good location for all x
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Can you use the spa on the day off check out ?
We are happy for our residents of the hotel to use the Sauna, Steam room and Gym free of charge even on the date of check out.
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Please note that the minimum age when booking the hotel is eighteen years therefore, any persons below this age must be accompanied with a adult aged eighteen and over.
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At Novotel, we offer bedrooms for a maximum of two adults and up to two children under the age of 16 years. Therefore, to accommodate four adults you would need to reserve two bedrooms.
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Yes. My wife and i left our bags there for half a day after checking out
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"Rear of hotel quieter"
"No bathtub"
"Fourth floor very quiet and lift very quick."
"Rooms on the front mean you can get traffic noise, so I tend to go for a room at the back, but its not a big deal."
"rooms at the back seem to be a bit quieter"
US$81 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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