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Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel
Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

5-7 Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4SP

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this hotel is steps from St Nicholas Market and Bristol Theatre Royal. St. Peters Church …

£55
Novotel Bristol Centre
Novotel Bristol Centre

Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6HY

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Mary Redcliffe Church, St. Peters Church, …

£53
The Bristol Hotel
The Bristol Hotel

Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this romantic hotel is steps from Arnolfini and Queen Square. Bristol Theatre Royal an …

£78
Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel
Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel

Old Gloucester Road, Bristol BS36 1RP

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in North Bristol, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Aztec West and within 6 mi (10 km) of Hollywood Bowl Bristol and …

£59
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol

Narrow Lewins Mead, Bristol BS1 2NU

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Bristol, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Colston Hall, Bristol Hippodrome Theatre …

£119
BERWICK LODGE
BERWICK LODGE

Berwick Drive, Bristol BS10 7TD

5.0 out of 5.0

Located in North Bristol, this inn is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from The Mall at Cribbs Causeway and within 3 mi (5 km) of Blaise Castl …

£99
Avon Gorge Hotel
Avon Gorge Hotel

Sion Hill, Bristol BS8 4LD

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Clifton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Camera Obscura, Clifton Suspension Bridge, and Bristol Zoo. Cabot …

£89
Arnos Manor Hotel
Arnos Manor Hotel

470 Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3HQ

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Brislington, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Arnos Vale Cemetery, St. Mary Redcliffe Church, and Queen Square. …

£33
Berkeley Square Hotel
Berkeley Square Hotel

15 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HB

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Bristol, this hotel is steps from Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and Cabot Tower. University o …

£55
Days Inn Bristol M5
Days Inn Bristol M5

Welcome Break Service Area J19, Bristol BS20 7XG

2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Portbury, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Oakham Treasures and within 6 mi (10 km) of Noah's Ark Zoo Farm and …

£42
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Pocket Guide: Bristol Arnolfini Gallery Hotels

The Arnolfini Gallery, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011, is one of Britain's leading visitor attractions, showcasing a superb range of contemporary artworks. Throughout the year, it organises many themed events, from poetry readings to concerts, and was relocated to its current position at the harbourside in 1975. The Arnolfini Gallery is also centrally located within a mile radius of several hotels and a great selection of restaurants, boutiques and nightlife venues.

Origins of the Name

The Arnolfini Gallery takes its name from the Arnolfini Portrait that was painted by Jan van Eyck, a highly influential Early Netherlandish painter, in the 15th Century. It is considered to be the first known portrait to clearly illustrate a marriage through a painting, and is a quintessential example of illusionism that was only just beginning to take hold in the art world at this time.

What to See at the Arnolfini Gallery

The Arnolfini Gallery has a great bookshop specialising in art-related items, and comprises three exhibitions showcasing the work of many acclaimed British artists. It also has a cinema and a stylish café bar providing delicious cuisine with locally-sourced ingredients, and is regularly used for major conferences. For luxury accommodation just a short walk from the Arnolfini Gallery, try the four star Radisson Blu Hotel, which provides large, chic rooms and has a fully equipped gym and business centre.

Other Museums to Explore in Bristol

Spend some time at the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, which is housed in a beautiful Edwardian Baroque building and has an impressive Ancient Egyptian exhibition and Eastern Art collection, among other exhibits. Close to the University of the West of England, in the Fishponds district of Bristol, is the Glenside Museum, where you can learn about the history of psychiatric care and the Glenside Hospital, once an important military hospital during the First World War.

For incredibly good value for money you could stay at the three star Ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay, which is very close to Bristol Temple Mead railway station and just a mile from the Arnolfini Gallery. It offers decent-sized rooms with coffee-making facilities and free WiFi.

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