From its entrance through a large, gated, Mediterranean-style courtyard, this chic bed and breakfast in Bristol’s vibrant old city is immediately appealing. Named after its owners Carla and Andrew Brooks, who have three other eponymous hotels in Bath, Edinburgh and Herefordshire, it occupies a revamped, cream-painted former ’50s office building and is the sort of place that every UK city should offer. It has stylish, contemporary decoration, is both laid back and professionally run, and offers 23 compact but comfortable rooms at hard-to-beat prices. The rooms have plantation shutters, half-height panelling, charming wallpaper, good beds and White Company toiletries. If you’re looking for something fun and funky, go for one of the four rooftop Rockets, gleaming aluminum retro caravans whose cosy interiors are equipped with a double bed and small bathroom.
Doubles from £89
+44 (0)1179 300066; brooksguesthousebristol.com
The view from the suspension bridge Clifton.
At “The Ox “delicious Steak and Wine bar.
Bristol Honey from our neighbours The Source Deli.
CLAIM TO FAME
Bristol is a wonderful city by bicycle and you can hire a tandem at Bristoltandemhire, a local company, it’s the perfect way to navigate the streets check out Banksy Graffiti or enjoy a trip along the canal tow path.
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