Number 38, Bristol, United Kingdom (2023)

Bristol,The United Kingdom

Price per night from158,60 $

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elegant Georgian mansion


Clifton on the edge of the cliff


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An elegant Georgian mansion, Number Thirty Eight Hotel enjoys an enviable position on the edge of Clifton Downs Park. Inside, the attention to detail - from stylish interiors and interesting art to some of Bristol's best breakfasts - makes this former grocer feel like your personal city retreat. Relax on the cozy terrace with a view over the city's rooftops or by the fireplace in the traditional, but slightly quirky reception rooms. The attentive staff will serve you a cocktail at any time.

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11:00 but flexible. Early check-in at 15:00 (check-in after 20:00 can be arranged upon notification).


Double rooms from £153.00 including 20% ​​tax.

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Prices usually include cold breakfast dishes and eggs on toast. There is also a cooked menu from £5.

closed hotel

11 September to 15 December 2017.

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Terrace, DVD library, free WiFi throughout. In the rooms: flat screen TV? Robert's digital radio? a minibar; free tea, coffee and biscuits; and REN care products.

our favorite rooms

The West Loft Suite is the star of Number Thirty Eight, with dark walls and a copper-toned two-person bathtub (there's also a shower tucked away in what at first glance appears to be another walk-in closet) . The suite stretches the length of the mansion, with views of the Clifton Downs on one side and the city's colorful rooftops stretching into the distance on the other. The East Loft Suite has the same spacious layout and more neutral palette.

packing tips

Your camera. It doesn't matter whether you prefer Brunel or Banksy: Bristol has plenty of pictures, and Number Thirty Eight is perfectly placed to explore the city. There is also plenty to photograph in the hotel, from the beautiful antiques in the reception rooms to the modern art scattered around.


As with many historic hotels, sound travels between floors: wearing heavy shoes in your room will not endear you to other guests.


Over 12 years only.

Food and drinks

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top table

In summer, enjoy cocktails on the outdoor terrace overlooking Clifton's rooftops. When it cools down, you can enjoy afternoon tea in one of the two reception rooms.

dress code

Bristol is a relaxed city, even in elegantly restored terraced houses. Put on your best jeans and you'll match.

hotel restaurant

None. Breakfast – continental and full English, both prepared with the freshest local produce – is served in two elegant and airy reception rooms (or in the larger rooms).

last order

Breakfast is served from 07:30 to 09:30 on weekdays and from 08:30 to 10:30 at weekends. enjoy afternoon tea until 8 p.m

Room Service

Room service is available from 08.00 to 20.00. dine on traditional cream tea and drink tea and coffee, soft drinks or cocktails.


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number thirty-eight

38 Upper Belgrave Road CliftonBristol



The United Kingdom

Bristol is a very walkable city and Number Thirty Eight's location on Clifton Downs makes it a good base for exploring on foot. The town centre, seafront, Clifton Village and the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge are all just a short walk away.


Fly into Bristol Airport, 10 miles (or around 25 minutes) away, which has direct flights from many European destinations (such as Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, ​​​​Vienna and Zurich) and many UK points (www . United Kingdom).


The Brunel-designed Bristol Temple Meads, four miles from the hotel, is the nearest train station. Served by First Great Western trains from London, Manchester, Cardiff and Birmingham.


There is metered parking in front of the hotel from 17.00 from Monday to Friday with a maximum limit of three hours. The hotel has limited permits which must be applied for prior to your stay. Preference will be given to guests staying longer than one night. Free parking is available on Stoke Road (five minutes walk from the hotel) or Ladies Mile (10 minutes walk from the hotel). To reach number 38, drive towards Bristol and follow the signs for the zoo - the hotel is on the same road.

Worth getting out of bed for

Isambard Kingdom Brunel or projectClifton Suspension Bridgein 1831 - it's still Bristol's poster child over 180 years later. Take a 700ft walk over the Avon Gorge and into Somerset. Admire the city's most magnificent Georgian terrace,Royal York Crescent, at the end of Clifton Village. the village itself is a historic hillside neighborhood filled with luxury shops and stunning views of the Avon Gorge. Explore the exhibitions, watch an independent film screening or enjoy a live music or dance performanceArnofolini, on the edge of Bristol. The center also has one of the best art bookstores in the country. ISLANDRoyal Academy of the West of Englandon Queen's Road is packed with art and design treasures, from works by YBA stars such as Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst to design workshops and talks by Banksy. Explore Bristol by walking from Banksy to Banksy. one of the most famous – and easy to find – works by the anonymous artist isBanksy by Rua Frogmorecity ​​center.

local restaurants

Enjoy fresh seafood at chef Mitch Tonks' restaurantthe spiny lobster, on Whiteladies Road. The service is top notch, the ingredients fresh and the clientele smart. It is a short walk from Number Thirty Eight.dairy farmit's a carnivore's dream: the hotel's butcher prepares succulent steaks and more at this casual restaurant on Whiteladies Road. the knowledgeable staff will be happy to chat with other meat eaters. Have you ever enjoyed a delicious dinner while watching swimmers take laps in the illuminated underwater pool below? Now is your chance:Lido Restaurant, Spa and Pool, tucked among attractive Georgian terraces, serves some of the best food in Bristol, from breakfast to dinner - with afternoon tea and tapas in between. ISLANDClifton Sausageon Portland Street serves the best of British cuisine.casamiit's a bit gimmicky – the menu consists of a list of what's hot right now – but its much-lauded food is worth believing.crazy noodlesmaking amazing iterations of everyone's favorite carbs. it's small and popular, so book in advance. And for delicious tapas on a boat before heading to the bustling waterfront bars, jump aboardunder the stars.

local bars

Enjoy a local beer or a glass of wine inweapons of kings on Whiteladies Road, one of Bristol's finest pubs.


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anonymous review

Com Tim Chester, Webwriter and editor

I'm sure number 38 is controlled by ghosts. We certainly hardly saw a living soul there. From the moment we arrived, through a blizzard to find the place closed, barred and guarded by a lone guy smoking a cigarette, until our time was up, we pretty much had the place to ourselves.

Sure, someone went out through a dark door on the ground floor to give us a key, and someone else came in two days later to fix the mini-fridge, but overall it was a house of whispers, faint creaks, and general silence. This atmosphere of isolation in the center of a large city is partly due to the time of year (mid-January) and partly to the deliberate design of the hotel, which avoids a formal reception, bars and other noisy commons in favor of peace and privacy and a quiet hybrid living room/breakfast room, where the volume of conversation fades to murmurs. It was like The Shining without the terrible twins or personality disorders.

It was fine with Mrs. Smith and me. As we explored the West Loft Suite, collapsing on the wide sleigh bed and sitting in the scalded copper tub for two, we cracked open the bottle of crisp red anonymity room service. Our rooms covered the top half of the house and boasted large sash windows with shutters that rose to reveal the snow-covered lawns of the Downs on one side and the colorful houses of Clifton on the other. In addition, deep blue paneling housed a toilet and separate shower with the requisite dining head, stocked with Ren toiletries. The bedside tables were trunks, and a huge vintage trunk sat at the foot of the bed. A Union Jack digital radio was tuned to Jazz FM by a ghost before our arrival.

We were here with many goals: to combine this monotonous month in two, escape the boring post-Christmas dryathalons that surround us on social media, and revisit the city I grew up in over ten years ago. I promised to take it easy on the longing. It was easier said than done. As with any city you spend your formative years in, the streets were filled with memories and filled with my own personal ghosts from the depths of my memory. Even a short walk to his alma mater, an imposing 16th-century pile that "looks like Hogwarts," according to Mrs. Smith, brought back visions of sneaky first cigarettes, messy encounters in the bush, brushes with the law and everything in between. in front of an impressionable teenager.

Number Thirty Eight is ideally placed for exploring the best of Bristol in the morning. A leisurely twenty minute walk took us past Bristol Zoo (impressive but shrouded in exhausting depth in my youth) to Brunel's impressive Clifton Suspension Bridge, built a century and a half ago and a very popular place to say goodbye. permanently to the world. A quick detour took us from sudden death to Clifton Village, home to the city's most exclusive residences and best shops, to coffee and all manner of decadent delights at the Mall Deli.

As the local history in our room pointed out with a typically local mixture of respect and cynicism, Bristol is the victim of thousands of years of, shall we say, creative town planning, bombing and bureaucratic chaos, and as a result has evolved into a hilly and inadequate part of Britain in a charming jumble of alleys, cul-de-sacs and mismatched architectural clashes. While nearby Bath is a compact, convenient, tourist postcard of a city, Bristol is a lively, vibrant mess of a place, and all the more charming for it.

The drive down Blackboy Hill to Whiteladies Road (named after a pub, apparently not a long-forgotten slave trade or racial discrimination) and Park Street is a must. Britain's flat arterial roads are nowhere to be seen here, although HMV and Woolworths never bothered in the first place. Instead, family businesses are thriving after decades, and new competitors - from the hugely popular Cowshed Steakhouse and Butcher to the looming River Cottage - are constantly upgrading Bristol's status as a city worth paying attention to. Park Street, meanwhile, is the place to be for vintage yarn and quirky accessories and, of course, Banksy's famous Naked Man stencil.

That evening, after two obscenely large steaks and two glasses of local Bounders cider at the nearby Townhouse restaurant, we retired to our room at the top of the hilltop house. Mrs. Smith thought we might hear some of the infamous local, ahem 'dogs' on the Downs, but the middle-aged growls were blissfully absent from the bushes and our sleigh bed lulled us into a blissful sleep.

The next morning, waking up to the sun looking out over the city's incredible skyline, enjoying home-baked bread and butter for cakes and a spectacular English spirit on our table, it dawned on me that Bristol has grown as much as I have done earlier. 10 years. For two wet January days, the city was bustling with life as locals, shoppers, tourists, musicians, artists, rowers and sailors streamed through its streets and river. Change has certainly changed - the glitzy Cabot Circus mall has replaced the dingy Galleries mall where we used to hang out at school and try (unsuccessfully) to woo the local girls - but it hasn't broken the city's soul. It's a place you can be proud of, and Number Thirty Eight is the perfect address to explore.

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