Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel Review
For my latest style blog post, I will be taking a closer look at the Mercure Bristol Hotel in my new review.
Situated in a superb location in the heart of Bristol, the hotel is a few minutes from the dock area and also Queen’s Square (which features beautiful architecture on one side and stunning scenery courtesy of nature on the other). We already planned to visit Bristol in the autumn to capture some of the falling orange leaves for our outfit photos, so using a hotel to enable us to change quickly was a win-win.
We arrived at the hotel more or less bang on 2 pm (the earliest check-in time) and quickly signed in without any hiccups. With our large amount of luggage in tow, we commandeered one of their large trolleys. Proceeding up the elevator, we reached our doorway after a reasonably long walk down one of the corridors, disembarking our various bags and holdalls from the cart and headed inside our room.
Once inside we were greeted with a large sitting room featuring an L-shaped sofa, armchair and coffee table which also included a large LCD TV on the wall facing the seating area. Moving into the next area, we came across the large double bed (which was very soft! Allowing you to sink into the mattress!). This main room is spacious and includes a long desk with all of the usual amenities – espresso maker, pad and pen and another large TV above the counter for an ideal viewing position from the bed. Within the desk is a couple of storage cupboards, one contains a fridge which comes stocked with bottled water and cans of Coca-Cola.
On the right-hand side of the bed (when entering the room) are large doors featuring a number of useful amenities. Inside the doors furthest from the bed, you will find the clothing rail area and iron and board. The doors closest to where you sleep contain refreshment utensils – kettle, tea, coffee, milk, sugar and biscuits.
Special attention must go to the view from the hotel room! Massive windows cover two sides of the room (with heavy-duty curtains if you require privacy and protection from the bright daylight!) which enable you to view Bristol with comfort without having to venture outside if you fancy a relaxing day.
The bathroom is stunning, no other word for it! It is one of those mouth opening ‘gasp!’ moments, especially once you see the bathtub! The sink area is long with a large mirror covering its entire length, allowing me and Lorna to get ready for going out / getting ready for bed at the same time, something we could both get used to on a daily basis! No more bathroom dramas either in the morning or the evening!
On the evening we dined downstairs, with my go-to food choice of burger and fries my natural selection! Lorna picked out the caesar salad as it was gluten-free. The food arrived quickly, and I am pleased to report it was a delight, well cooked and laid out expertly. For dessert, we chose a selection of ice cream and sorbet flavours (although not mentioned on the menu, so worth asking for!).
In the morning, we headed down for breakfast in which there was large selection on offer in a buffet-style format, plenty of possibilities available including gluten-free options if you need them (as we did).
Standard check out time was noon, but I requested another hour as we wanted to take some additional photos with the better light (typically it was not raining and quite bright on the morning we were leaving!) and the staff at reception were only too happy to oblige. When we left, we managed to load up a trolley again with our considerable amount of luggage! Checking out was a simple affair which took no more than a few minutes, paying up any additional charges and returning the keycards.
In conclusion, our experience at the Mercure Holland House Bristol was a pleasant one, beautiful and spacious room, fantastic amenities, delicious food and all in an ideal location. Recommended to anyone who has plans to stay in the area!
* Room stay was gifted by Mercure Hotels / Opinions all my own