To complete this roundup of the best Bristol hotels, I’m saving one of the best until last. The Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa is one of the most stunning spa hotels in the city, set within the old part of the city centre.
As you can expect from a building set within this part of Bristol, it’s a period property and actually used to be a bank! The former bank vaults now house a spa, complete with indoor pool, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and modern gym.
In my opinion, this hotel makes for the perfect sightseeing base and the additional bonus of the in-house spa will make for a luxurious, unforgettable stay.
Whilst staying here, be sure to check out nearby Cabot Circus for both high-street and designer shopping, as well as a walk (or sit) in Castle Park, which offers yet more views of Bristol’s River Avon.
For food, look no further than St Nicholas’s Market (St Nick’s) to the locals, which offers street food like you’ve never tasted before. The Harbour Hotel is located just across from the market, so you can be straight back in your room to rest off the food coma after sampling as many stalls as possible.
And if you’re looking to complete your luxurious stay within Bristol’s old city, be sure to investigate the Christmas Steps, which are about a 15-minute walk away from the hotel. Come here at night and you can see the street lit up with beautiful fairy lights, and by day, you’ll find some really unique shops.