Bristol is city brimming with exciting live music venues. It also plays host to a bursting calendar of arts and theatre events, talks, shows and comedy. With visitors flocking from all over the UK − and in fact the world − to attend these events, we take a look at the most popular hotels for event-goers in the city.
Hotel du Vin & Bistro
Hotel du Vin & Bistro is found on Lewins Mead, a very short walk from Colston Hall − Bristol’s’ premier events venue. Colston Hall plays host to a huge number of events every month, including rock, pop and classical acts and top comedians. The hotel itself is in a former 18th-century sugar warehouse and offers unique boutique rooms.
Despite being a chain hotel, Radisson Blu is a very popular Bristol hotel, mostly thanks to its excellent proximity to a number of music and events venues. Not only is it close to the O2 Academy but it is also a short walk from Thekla, a live music venue on a former cargo ship, and The Fleece, one of Bristol’s oldest music venues. Full listings for events in Bristol can be found on the official Visit Bristol website.
The Grand Hotel Bristol
Located at the very heart of the city, this stunning Victorian four-star hotel is easy to reach. Those arriving by plane can get a Bristol Airport mini bus transfer via a company such as http://www.westcountryminibuses.com straight to the hotel. The hotel is a short walk from both Colston Hall and Bristol Hippodrome.
The Berkeley Square Hotel
The Berkeley Square is one of Bristol’s best boutique hotels. While it is hard to find a cheap deal here, it is ideal for those looking for somewhere a bit special for their break in Bristol. The hotel is conveniently located very close to Bristol University, which holds all sorts of events ranging from concerts to club nights, academic talks and art exhibitions.
The YHA may be basic but it is the best budget option for young people visiting the town for music events. With cheap dorm rooms, a basic café and a social area, it is ideal for those who want somewhere cheap and cheerful. It is also conveniently located in the heart of the city, in a waterfront location close to Thekla.