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City Inn, definately the in place to stay
City Inn (Bristol)
Member Name: tlmartin
City Inn (Bristol)
Date: 25/05/09, updated on 25/05/09 (8 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, top quality, fantastic.
Disadvantages: Pay to park
This weekend was my stag weekend. My best man arranged for us to go to Bristol and stay in a City Inn. 2 of us in each room. I am not sure which type of room we had, but from a previous review I think it was a top end Club City room.
Upon arrival we pulled into a small cramped carpark and only just managed to park. This was at 9pm on Friday night. (Upon looking into the hotel here did not seem to be enough people for that many cars). It also was not that great seeing an £8 charge for overnight parking. I am used to free parking when I am staying in a hotel.
We managed to park, and proceeded to the hotel. It was very smart, stylish and impressive. We checked in with no problem, we given the typical key card. We were asked if we wanted complimentary paper in the morning, which my room mate did.
We went to the room, to a lovely stylish room. The window was full wall size overlooking a lovely grass park. The furniture was modern and comfy. There was 1 wardrobe, and 1 chest of draws. There was a cupboard with an iron and ironing board.
There were 2 beds very neatly and cleanly made, using white sheets always gives an impression of cleanliness, and I would agree he room is very clean, (I have stayed in some places that seem dark and can hide any dirt, but this place was so open and light)
There is a desk, with some basic crisps and stuff in (chargeable). On the desk is an iMac, this provides you with TV, Radio and internet access. (There is supposedly free wireless too, but I never used that) There is also a phone in the room, again I never used that.
The bathroom is very clean, with towels, a toilet handbasin and a shower unit. The shower is lovely powerful, always hot water, the shower head could be rotated for different effects.
Within 5 minutes of getting in to the room, we had a knock at the door where we were brough complimentary welcome chocolates.
We went out that night came back about 2am the doors are locked and the night porter lets you in as you show him your key card so it is nice and secure.
(Sorry about the pause, my laptop battery was about to drive so I needed to save it and transfer to a different PC to continue writting)
The bed was extreemly comfy to sleep in with 2 pillows on the bed and a back cushion for all needs. I slept extremely well and that wasn't just due to the alcohol.
Slept in late, naturally, the following morning and was able to wake up and get ready at my own pace. The cleaners seem to come round the rooms from 12noon onwards, not at 10am in a morning.
The rooms are fully cleaned and towels and complimentary shower gel/shampoo replaced. Although I think this shows a high level of cleanliness I would have been happy if they allowed you to keep the towels another day, from staying hotels in Europe to try and be environmentally friendly they say "put towels in bath to be replaced, otherwise hang up if you can use them happily for another day" giving the customer the choice, afterall a towel used to dry for a shower, or even the hand towels don;t need replacing daily.
This was my big night out, I came back not feeling great, and had to come back slightly earlier. I couldn't take my key out with me as the atire I was made to wear did not have any pockets. The reception staff were more than happy to supply me with a replacement key as my room mate was still out.
We were able to request a late check out, not a typical extended 30mins like most places being from 12noon until 12:30, when we asked for the extended checkout they said "2pm do you?". It was also a factor off, asking for it, if we didn;t use it they didn;t mind.
Overall this place was fantastic, it was great for for a budget hotel, in fact it was awesome for a budget hotel being £150 for the 2 nights over the weekend.
The only slight disappointments were no hair drier in the room, and the only artifical lighting in the main room was side/desk lighting (no main central light)
If I am staying in any town where there is a City Inn i will always book there.
Summary: City Inn is worth staying in
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