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Brooks Guesthouse in Bristol is the third outpost (alongside Bath and Edinburgh and now Ross-on-Wye) of this charming little group of budget boutique hotels. It remains small enough to keep its spaces personable, with all the usual charm you’d expect from a boutique hotel.
Unlike other boutique hotels however, the Bristol Guesthouse is a rather kooky affair: head to the roof and you’ll find British-made ‘Retro Rocket Trailers’ as your room for the night. It’s a novel, fun concept that gives you the feeling you’re glamping in the stars rather than staying in a small boutique hotel. If rockets aren’t for you, never fear: the hotel has an array of more traditional rooms too.
A delicious breakfast is served each morning. While there is no restaurant at Brooks, Bristol is full of gourmet hotspots, street food stalls and popular eateries. For an aperitif, the hotel has an honesty bar with a collection of soft and alcoholic drinks.
What we loved...
Sweet, simple and set right alongside the brilliant St Nicholas' market, Brooks offered the perfect base for our night in Bristol. The breakfast here is really excellent - my cooked to order eggs royale were a treat.
- Roxane, Chic Retreats Editor
The rooftop rocket trailers are fun spots to sleep, but if you’re after a more traditional room, then they’ve got those too. All of the latter are well decorated with Cole & Sons wallpapers, good showers, and large comfortable beds. The Standard Rooms can come up a little small, so opt for the larger King if you fancy a little more space.
Located in the heart of Bristol's old town, you’re well-placed to explore. St Nicholas’ Market is on your doorstep (make sure to leave some place in your suitcase for a souvenir), and only a short walk will take you to Bristol’s harbourside.
After a long day, there’s a sitting room downstairs where you can kick back and relax. In fair weather, there’s also a courtyard where you can make the most of the English sun.