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Suites for my sweet

20th December 2018

Categories: Press Releases

For Valentine’s Day treats, honeymoons and amorous weekend breaks – fall madly in love with Bristol’s most romantic rooms.

Image: Room at Avon Gorge Hotel by Hotel Du Vin Credit: Amy Murrell

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 revamp under the Hotel du Vin brand. The rooms are tall, dark and handsome, with a rich palette of deep colours, original fireplaces and awe-inspiring views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge. The glamorous Laurent Perrier suite (pictured above) has his and hers bath tubs. Downstairs the new Goram and Vincent restaurant will light your fire with its ‘earthy smoke house’ concept.

Passion thriller: Harbour Hotel Bristol
The corner suites in this luxurious Old City hotel, feature contemporary roll-top tubs, lavish furnishings, lofty ceilings, high beds dressed in light-as-a-feather duvets and tall windows which look out at historic Corn Street. Harbour Hotel Bristol’s 42 classy rooms, the Jetty restaurant, Gold Bar and subterranean spa are housed in two converted banks.

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). The hotel is currently undergoing a contemporary revamp (ready for January 2019), giving a cool, new look to the décor and adding a Miller & Carter steakhouse. 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.

Image: Number 38 Clifton 

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, above right) and large bay window overlooking the gardens with a glimpse of the Severn Estuary through a bower of trees.

Suite dreams: Number 38 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 (pictured above), soft velvety furniture and painted panelling.

Bubbly and twin baths: Hotel du Vin Bristol City Centre
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.

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.

Image: Backwell House

A grand affair: De Vere Tortworth
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 fresh new take on a traditional British look (tweeds, leather and linens). In the giant Kipling Suite you get in-room dining, a large lounge area, fluffy robes, slippers, luxury toiletries and enough room to swing a lion.

Country lovers: Backwell House
In an elegant Georgian mansion, set in rural Somerset only 15 minutes from the city, Backwell House is a B&B with knobs on. One of nine gold-star rooms, Hobbs (pictured above) features a dreamy bateau bed, a copper slipper bath and country views. Relax downstairs in a clubby leather sofa by a cosy wood-burner or intimate dinner in the award-winning restaurant which won 2 AA Rosettes less than a year after opening.

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.

Tee for Two: Tracy Park
The luxury Four Poster rooms at Tracy Park are housed in ‘Carriages’ - a newly converted 19th century stable block - and feature muslin-draped king size beds, snazzy modern bathrooms and views of the estate. Tracy Park is an enchanting 16th century manor house set in Somerset parkland and its own 18-hole championship golf courses (there are two), between Bristol and Bath Spa. The stables, incidentally, are said to have inspired Anna Sewell’s horsey novel Black Beauty.

Image: Brooks Guest House

Cuddle up: Rockets on the Roof
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 above) has a double bed, a micro bathroom, disco-colour LED mood lights and views of the spires and rooftops of Bristol’s Old City.

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.

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.

Sexy in the city: Paintworks Apartments
The hip place to hang out, is Paintwork’s ‘Creative Quarter’ – a mile or so from the centre of Bristol  –  where five New York-style lofts offer designer apartments with a cool industrial vibe. The stylish one-bedroom River Loft has hand-painted Japanese murals, a balcony with urban river views and, shhh, a secret roof garden.

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