This year’s flash fiction festival will be held at Trinity College, a Theological Colllege, in the Stoke Bishop area of Bristol. The limited number of rooms at Trinity is now sold out,but Hospitality Director, Diane Simmons, has compiled this extensive list of accommodation options within Bristol.
Stoke Bishop is a pleasant area not far from the Downs (a large open park land)) and is under two miles from the Clifton suspension bridge, built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. If you don’t mind a walk, Clifton Village is about a 30 minute walk from Trinity College and is a beautiful area of Bristol to stay in. It has quite a few hotels and guest houses. Please note that areas of Bristol are very hilly.
The city centre too has lots of hotels to suit all budgets, as well as some hostels. It is particularly attractive round the waterside area. The city centre is approx 2.4 miles from Trinity College. Redland and Henleaze areas are also attractive parts of Bristol not too far away.
There is a plenty of free parking in the grounds of Trinity College. Please note that traffic can be very heavy in Bristol.
You may find this website helpful: https://visitbristol.co.uk/
Caravans, Campervans and Tents
There are 5 available caravan/campervan spots at Trinity College for people with their own caravans/campervans. There are electricity points. The cost is £25 a night. Toilets and showers available.
There is space for 19 tents in Trinity grounds (without electricity). The cost is £20. Toilets and showers available.
If you would like to book a place for your van or wish to camp, please contact Diane Simmons directly
Other Caravan sites:
Airbnb is a good way of finding affordable accommodation. Also,if you know others coming to the festival an option is to share with a group. If you are unsure about the area, please email Diane at the address above for advice. AAirbnb for Stokebishop
Hotels, Hostels and Bed and Breakfasts
Please note Diane has not visited any of these hotels listed below, so she can’t vouch for their quality, but the ratings system should help. Please check estimated walking times are correct before booking.Diane recommends going on www.booking.com, www.trivago.co.uk or www.expedia.co.uk as bargains can be found.
Bristol Youth Hostel, 14 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, United Kingdom. 2.5 miles, 55 mins walk https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/yha-bristol Private rooms available. Dorms not available at time of writing, but may be open by July.
Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts and Apartments
Nearest to Trinity College (within 2 miles)
The Washington, Clifton. 1.7 miles from Trinity – 35 mins walk. Available from booking.com. Described as ‘cheap and cheerful’. More info from booking.com & also available on visit Bristol site: https://visitbristol.co.uk/accommodation/the-washington-p7201
The Rodney House Hotel, 4 Rodney Place, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4HY – 1.7 miles and 35 mins walk from Trinity College. Available from booking.com. Their own website here: https://cliftonhotels.com/bristol-hotels/rodney
The Regency Bristol Hotel, 40-44 St Pauls Road, Clifton BS8 ILR
At time of looking, rooms available for £158 for 2 nights from booking.com
35 mins walk, 1.7 miles
The Channings Hotel, Clifton Bristol – 31 min walk. You can book direct from their site or on booking.com etc. At time of looking it was approx. £195 for 2 nights on booking.com. May be cheaper on their site: https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/avon/channings-hotel/
Number 38, Clifton, 38 Upper Belgrave Rd, Bristol BS8 2XN. Less than a mile. Also available from booking.com About a 17 min walk. At time of looking it was approx. £270 for 2 nights from booking.com. Hotel website: http://www.number38clifton.com
Victoria Square Hotel, Clifton. 1.8 miles. 37 mins, http://www.victoriasquarehotel.co.uk/en/default.html
Also available on booking.com etc. At time of looking, rooms look to be about £166 for 2 nights from booking.com
Beaufort House apartments, Clifton. 1.2 miles and a 25 min walk – on booking.com etc
The Berkeley Square Hotel, 15 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HB
2 miles, 41 mins walk. At time of looking price was £150 for 2 nights on booking.com
The Alma Tavern, 18-20 Alma Vale Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2HY
Rooms are bookable through Airbnb. 29 mins walk. 1.4 miles. Rooms also available through booking.com – rooms approx. £166 approx for two nights on booking.com
Within an Hour’s Walk (or nearly)
Holiday Inn, Bristol city centre https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g186220-d1983528-Reviews-Holiday_Inn_Bristol_City_Centre-Bristol_England.html About £146 a night. 52 mins walk. 2.9 miles.
The Bristol Hotel https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g186220-d191631-Reviews-The_Bristol-Bristol_England.html 56 mins walk. 2.6 miles. At time of viewing, rooms £281 for 2 nights from booking.com
Best Western Henbury Lodge Hotel, Station Rd, Henbury, Bristol BS10 7QQ,
At time of looking £210 for 2 nights on their website: https://www.bestwestern.co.uk/hotels/best-western-henbury-lodge-hotel-83915 2.7 miles, 58mins walk.
Bristol Marriott Hotel, https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g186220-d192930-Reviews-Bristol_Marriott_Royal_Hotel-Bristol_England.html
51 mins walk. 2.3 miles. At time of looking, rooms £222 for 2 nights from their website: www.marriott.co.uk
Travelodge, Anchor Road, Bristol. 52 mins, 2.4 miles. One of a chain of basic hotels. https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/78/Bristol-Central-hotel Prices of rooms vary depending when you book them.
Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel & Spa. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g186220-d628111-Reviews-Mercure_Bristol_Holland_House_Hotel_Spa-Bristol_England.html
3 miles, 1 hr 4 mins walk. At time of looking it was £321 for two nights from their website: https://all.accor.com/hotel/6698/index.en.shtml
Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel 2.3 miles, 51 mins walk. At time of looking £328 for 2 nights from their website: https://all.accor.com/hotel/A0I2/index.en.shtml
Brooks Guest House, Bristol, St Nicholas Court, St Nicholas Street, Bristol Looks cool accommodation – retro roof top caravans. 53 mins and 2.4 miles. At time of looking £178.20 for 2 nights.
The Ibis, Explore lane, Bristol BS1 5TY
At time of looking it was around £255 for 2 nights from their website: https://all.accor.com/hotel/5547/index.en.shtml
2.5 miles. Around 53 mins walk to Trinity.
The Crafty Cow, 65 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 08J. At time of looking £140 for 2 nights from booking.com 53 mins walk, 2.7 miles.
Norfolk Guest House, 575 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 0BW. Booking.com – at time of looking £ 180 for 2 nights. 2.5 miles, 50 mins walk
For budget options, there are Premier Inns: https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/home.html May not always be in the most scenic parts of the city. None are particularly close. Premier Inn has one in Filton, but traffic can be busy around there