For Valentine’s treats, honeymoons and loved-up weekend breaks, fall madly in love with Bristol’s most romantic rooms...

Love is in the air: Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin

Clifton’s elegant old lady has re-emerged as a bright young thing following a major refurbishment under the Hotel du Vin brand. Decorated in deep, dark colours, with an original fireplace and awe-inspiring views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the glamorous Laurent Perrier suite (pictured below) has his and hers bath tubs. 

Avon gorge

Passion thriller: Bristol Harbour Hotel 

The corner suites in this luxurious Old City hotel (pictured below), feature contemporary roll-top tubs, lavish furnishings, lofty ceilings, high beds dressed with light-as-a-feather duvets and tall windows which look out at historic Corn Street or St Nicholas Market.  Bristol’s Harbour Hotel opened in October 2017, offering 42 classy rooms, The Jetty Restaurant and a subterranean spa housed in two converted banks.

Bristol harbour hotel

Gorgeous Georgian: Berkeley Suites 

You and your beloved can experience all the romance and grandeur of staying in a stunning Georgian crescent. The 5 luxury suites have their own floor and are the perfect places to snuggle down and get cosy. Berkeley Suites is also located moments away from leafy Brandon Hill and Cabot Tower with views over the city to wow even the most romantic types.

 Berkeley Suites

Period drama: Bristol Marriott Royal

Next door to Bristol Cathedral, this is one of Bristol’s oldest and most iconic hotels (Hollywood idol, Cary Grant is on the roll-call of illustrious former guests).  Go for a Four Poster Suite, with a modern take on the grandest of beds, a private living space and access to the Victorian hotel’s Grecian-style spa.

Marriott royal bristol

One of these nights: Beech House Serviced Apartments

A cut above the usual serviced apartments, this is self-catering with a dash of boutique hotel. A marriage of period features and playful contemporary design, all the studios and home-from-home apartments come with Hypnos beds, rain showers in high-spec bathrooms and a great location between Clifton Village and the Harbourside. We love Apartment 4 (pictured below) with its loungey living space and pretty pink-and-scarlet fabrics.  

Beech house

Cuddle up: Rockets on the Roof – Brooks Guest House

On the rooftop of Brooks Guest House, a small collection of metal-clad ‘Rockets’ – similar to the classic American Airstream caravan – sit in an Astroturf garden, four storeys above St Nick’s Market. Each gleaming Rocket-on the-Roof (pictured below) has a double bed, a micro bathroom, disco-colour LED mood lights and views of the spires and rooftops of Bristol’s Old City.


Number Thirty Eight Clifton

The Times reckons it’s one of the coolest places to stay in the UK – and it’s recently expanded, adding two swish new suites in the house next door. All the rooms are fabulous (and all have views of the city or the urban meadows of the Downs) but the dual-aspect East and West Loft Suites are head-over-heels gorgeous with super-king beds, indulgent roll-top tubs, soft velvety furniture and painted panelling.

Number 38

Room with a view: The Bristol

Part of the Doyle Collection, The Bristol is the city’s only waterfront hotel. Boutique-style rooms overlook the bustling Floating Harbour with its boats, bridges and lively nightlife. Dine in the hotel’s River Grille, hop on board a Bristol Ferry Boat, or take a romantic walk along the wharfs to Brunel’s SS Great Britain.

The Bristol

One of these nights: Beech House

A cut above the usual serviced apartments, this is self-catering with a dash of boutique hotel. A marriage of period features and playful contemporary design, all the studios and home-from-home apartments come with Hypnos beds, rain showers in high-spec bathrooms and a great location between Clifton Village and the Harbourside.

Beech House

Anatolian romance: Berwick Lodge

Named after ancient Anatolian civilisations, the rooms at Berwick Lodge ­- on the northern edge of Bristol - combine the grandeur of an Ottoman palace with the elegance of an English country house. Lydia has a vast half-tester bed, a huge tiled bathroom (pictured below) and large bay window overlooking the gardens with a glimpse of the Severn Estuary through a bower of trees.

Berwick lodge

Bubbly and twin baths: Hotel du Vin Bristol

In this converted 18th century sugar warehouse, every room is named after a classic wine or a vineyard – the ultimate being the glamorous Verve Clicquot room. With a king-size bed, velvety, earthy décor, a comfy lounge and a pair of side-by-side roll-top tubs in an indulgent bathroom, the split-level city suite has got love written all over it.

Hotel du vin bristol

A grand affair: De Vere Tortworth Estate

Grade II* listed and set in rolling Gloucestershire countryside, this magnificent pile has been the family seat of the Ducie family since 1631. Now it’s had a 21st century make-over – freshening up old rooms with a new take on a traditional British look (tweeds, leather and linens) and adding eleven new bedrooms and suites. In the giant Kipling Suite (pictured above left) you get in-room dining, a large lounge area, fluffy robes, slippers, luxury toiletries and enough room to swing a lion.


Royal splendour: Thornbury Castle

Things didn’t turn out too well for the young Tudor Queen, but this magnificent 16th century castle once played the love-nest for Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn - and the place oozes history (think oak panelling, roaring fires, and a dungeon dining room). Choose from 28 splendid bedchambers all with truly king-size beds: the 10-footer in the Tower Room is said to be the widest in Britain.

Thornbury Castle

New! For techno lovers: The Village Hotel Club Bristol

Order room service or choose entertainment with your Amazon Echo virtual concierge at the UK’s 30th Village Hotel Club – the brand’s most high tech offering yet. In Filton, on the northern edge of Bristol, this millennial-friendly ‘urban resort’ launched in December 2018, with 153 rooms, a pub, restaurant and a leisure centre with an indoor pool and high-tech gym.

Village Hotel Bristol

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Camp Baboon Wild Place Project

Camp in a luxury cabin amongst the exotic and endangered animals at Wild Place Project.

The Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin
Avon Gorge hotel bedroom

Famous hotel that sits right on top of the spectacular Avon Gorge, with views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge

Bristol Harbour Hotel
Bristol Harbour Hotel - Exterior

With 42 luxury bedrooms, some with spectacular views over St Nicholas Market and Bristol Crown Court, you will feel instantly relaxed as you settle into your surroundings.

Berkeley Suites - The Crescent
Serviced Apartment
Berkeley Suites - The Crescent Exterior

Luxury Georgian townhouse suites, offering all the services and luxuries associated with staying in a hotel, whilst also providing guests with the privacy of a serviced apartment.

Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel exterior

Explore vibrant Bristol city and harbour by staying at Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel.

Beech House – Serviced Apartments
Independent Hotels
Beech House Exterior

Boutique serviced apartments, in a stunning Victorian villa in Clifton, one of Bristol’s most sought-after locations. Elegant, contemporary and individually-designed, perfect for business or pleasure. A place to return to, again and again.

The Bristol - a Doyle Collection hotel
The Bristol Hotel Harbourside

As one of the city’s premier places to stay, The Bristol offers visitors a unique opportunity to be in the very heart of Bristol’s beautiful Harbourside.

Berwick Lodge
Guest House
Berwick Lodge Bristol outside

Escape the hectic pace of everyday life and indulge in some well-deserved relaxation. Deep in the heart of the South West, nestled within exquisite surroundings, is Berwick Lodge – a hidden secret just waiting to be discovered.

Hotel du Vin & Bistro
Hotel du Vin & Bistro room

Quirky, elegant and luxurious hotel, with some loft-style rooms and a fantastic on-site bistro

De Vere Tortworth Court
De Vere Tortworth Court exterior

A grade II* listed Victorian mansion, Tortworth Court offers all the grandeur of an elegant Cotswolds hotel alongside the hotel facilities of a premier four star hotel.

Thornbury Castle Archive
Country House Hotel
Thornbury Castle Archive

Beautiful country house hotel in 15-acre grounds located 12 miles north of Bristol

Number Thirty Eight
Guest House
Number Thirty Eight bedroom

Clifton's luxury boutique town house - contemporary comfort with gorgeous rooms and incredible views.

Village Hotel Club
Village Hotel Club room

Offering guests everything they need all under one roof, the Village Hotel Club, Bristol hotel boasts 153 stylish, high-tech bedrooms, with high-speed Wi-Fi, large flat screen TVs, a state-of-the-art 24hr, 7 days a week gym.