“ Address: The Haymarket / Bristol / Avon / BS1 3LR / England „
I stayed at the Bristol Haymarket Premier Inn for 3 nights with my husband and two year old son for 3 days in March 2012. We have stayed at many Premier Inns over the years all over the UK and find each one to be of varying quality. The location of the Haymarket Premier Inn is excellent in terms of it being a central location within Bristol City Centre; it is located on a very busy roundabout and is 17 storeys high.
The parking is on a first come first serve basis with a few spaces available just around the corner at a very reasonable £8 per 24 hours, there is an over spill car park also available at Rupert Street, with concessions available if you have you ticket validated at reception prior to leaving, we only used the overspill once, it was expensive even with the concession of 15%, at £16 for 24 hours.
Check in time was 2pm, we arrived at 13:20pm, so had to wait which is unusual as we have turned up early in other Premier Inns and have been allowed into our room. The Reception area is spacious with two checking inn desks, and three self service check in areas, there is also a small table and two chairs, Coast Coffee, food and drinks vending machines. While we waited we went into the attached Beefeater Bar/Restaurant which is where breakfast is served. We did not have breakfast this time so I cannot comment on its quality. The Bar was OK and the staff friendly, many of the tables were not cleared, however there were quiet a few people enjoying drinks.
So 2pm arrived and we checked in this was done my being shown how to use the self service machines, we were asked if we had stayed before and then told our room number, where the lifts were and about parking arrangements. The rooms, car park and entrance to the hotel are all accessed via key cards. There are lifts and stairs to all floors. One of the lifts was being refurbished during our stay, but this did not cause any problems.
The room was quiet small for a family room, it was on the second floor, had a double and single bed, small table and an arm chair, high backed chair for use at the vanity table and an area for making tea/coffee and a wardrobe. Extra pillows were also available. The bathroom was clean but had a musty smell, I assume as there is no ventilation or window to open to allow any air flow. There were plenty of towels and there is also a shower gel dispenser in case you forget to bring your own.
The kettle is bolted to a small shelf and next to it were three mugs, two glass, three sachets of coffee, three tea bags, some UHT milk and a variety of sugars. The kettle took an age to come to the boil and the whole thing was hot to touch even the handle, which was a bit tricky at times.
The room has a heating/air conditioner control panel on the wall outside the bathroom which is easy to use. The room was cleaned each afternoon and all the teas etc replaced, if they had been used. There was also a TV in the room offering Freeview channels, which worked well. There is also a telephone and free wi-fi for 30 minutes, not sure of the rates if you go over as we did not use it.
Overall, the room was adequate. The view out of the window was of the road network, but we were not bothered by this. We slept well, were not disturbed by road noise or other guests and generally enjoyed out stay. We paid approximately £120 for the three nights, this did not include breakfast.
The Premier Inn at Haymarket, Bristol is a high-rise hotel located in Bristol city centre. It's situated on a roundabout on what I took to be part of a ring road system within the city - a country hotel this is not! However, the rooms are very well soundproofed and we didn't once notice traffic noise in the rooms.
It has rooms on 17 floors, and so it's just as well there are three lifts! When we stayed there recently, one lift was out of order, I suppose it would be really unfortunate if all three went at the same time.
Rooms are booked on a per-room basis. We paid £69 for a family room, though it is possible to get this for £29 if you book early enough [not done this in practice so not really sure how many rooms at this price are available].
The room we had was perfectly clean. It had a double bed and two fold-out single beds for the children. There was a TV, tea/coffee making equipment and a hairdryer, but no mini-bar [not a bad thing with children around!]. There was a bathroom, with a shower over the bath.
There is no restaurant in the hotel, but there is a Beefeater next door, and there is a connecting door so you don't need to go to the street to get from one to the other. The Beefeater provides breakfast at a cost of £7.95 per adult; children under 16 eat free with adults [up to two children per adult]. This includes an excellent range of cereals, porridge [cooked to order] and a hot buffet [no kippers!]. The coffee came from a "Costa" branded machine - personally I didn't like the coffee, but others seemed to be swigging it back.
For £21 person, you can have a three course evening meal + drink + breakfast. We didn't do this so can't comment on the evening meals, but it sounds like good value. If you're interested, the menu is here: http://tinyurl.com/39zcdth
The hotel has a car park: parking is charged at £8.00 per day. The car park is relatively small and so may get full. There in an NCP car park on the other side of the roundabout. This charges £15 per 24 hours, but Premier Inn guests get a 25% discount.
The hotel is a five minute walk from the Cabot shopping centre, and about ten minutes from the Bristol Hippodrome, and so is convenient for either shopping or culture.
a high rise central hotel, over 200 rooms with 24 hour staffing on reception. lifts available to all floors and a small on site car park but uses a local ncp as the overflow (with discounts available if leaving the car park early enough)
the rooms are of course of a basic but stylish decoration, each with a tv, en suite and a window.
always clean when I have stayed and never short on towels, soap/ shampoo and tea or coffee.
wifi available but at quite a high price and also have a discount scheme with a local gym.
attatched is a beefeater bar and restraunt offering good food, friendly faces and decent drinks all at reasonable prices.
the hotel is in close proximity to the city centre, the Bristol royal infirmary and broadmead and cabot circus shopping centres. situated right next to the bus station its a great stopover room before flying off from bristol airport. and also has good bus link to temple meads train station
although you pay for the room there are restrictions on how many people you are allowed in each room. worth checking with the hotel on their current regulations.
prices vary from day to day depending on local events but tends to be cheaper on weekends.
I'd reccomend this hotel to anyone as I can honestly say I've never had anything to complain about whilst staying here.