About Jarvis International Ramada Plaza in Bristol, UK

by Joanne Thomas
The Clifton Suspension Bridge is Bristol's most iconic landmark.

The Clifton Suspension Bridge is Bristol's most iconic landmark.

clifton suspension bridge image by TA Craft Photography from Fotolia.com

Bristol -- the largest city in England's West Country and one of the World’s Top 10 Cities to visit in 2009, according to DK Eyewitness -- caters to its visitors will plenty of hotels large and small. The Ramada Bristol City hotel is a centrally located, 201-room property that has been awarded four stars by AA (the UK equivalent of AAA). Its convenient location and comprehensive on-site facilities make it a choice hotel for both business and leisure travelers.

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The Ramada Bristol City hotel is located on the waterfront in the heart of the city. It 7.5 miles from Bristol International Airport, about 430 yards from the Temple Meads train station, steps from numerous shops, restaurants and bars, and within walking distance from some of Bristol's major tourist attractions. These include the Explore-At-Bristol interactive science center, and the ss Great Britain, a replica of a revolutionary 19th-century iron ocean liner, and the Arnolfini arts center and gallery at the harbor.


Guest rooms at the Ramada Bristol City hotel are available in six categories: standard doubles, singles and twins; family rooms for three or four; and double executive rooms. Interconnecting rooms can be arranged for larger families and groups. All the rooms offer views of the city or the historic St. Mary Redcliff church and feature flat-screen televisions. Guests staying in executive rooms enjoy complimentary upgraded amenities such as unlimited in-room movies, a plush bathrobe, bottled water, a morning newspaper and Internet access.


The Ramada Bristol City hotel's on-site restaurant -- the Kiln Restaurant -- is named for its most notable feature, a 17th-century kiln formerly used for glass making. It is open for breakfast and dinner every day, offering traditional British and international fare with fine wines and a relaxed atmosphere. The Arts Bar at the hotel has contemporary decor and offers a full range of wines, beers, cocktails and soft drinks. You can also enjoy a light meal at the bar. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Guest Facilties

An exemplary provision for guests at the Ramada Bristol City hotel is the Sebastian Coe Health Club, which is named after the Olympic gold medal-winner and former Member of Parliament. The club includes a fully equipped gym, a heated indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a steam room. The hotel's reception staff can recommend walking routes around the city, and will also let you borrow board games. The public areas of the hotel offer complimentary wireless Internet access.


About the Author

A writer of diverse interests, Joanne Thomas has penned pieces about road trips for Hyundai, children's craft projects for Disney and wine cocktails for Robert Mondavi. She has lived on three continents and currently resides in Los Angeles, where she is co-owner and editor of a weekly newspaper. Thomas holds a BSc in politics from the University of Bristol, England.

Photo Credits

  • clifton suspension bridge image by TA Craft Photography from Fotolia.com