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Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel and Spa

Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel and Spa

Redcliffe Hill, Bristol BS1 6SQ

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4.2 out of 5 (981 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Mary Redcliffe Church, Queen Square, an …

£63
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol

Narrow Lewins Mead, Bristol BS1 2NU

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4.5 out of 5 (144 reviews)

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

£99
Novotel Bristol Centre

Novotel Bristol Centre

Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6HY

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4.2 out of 5 (1,072 reviews)

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

£58
Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa

Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa

53-55 Corn St, Bristol BS1 1HT

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4.3 out of 5 (78 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St Nicholas Market, St. Peters Church, and …

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The Bristol Hotel

The Bristol Hotel

Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF

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4.3 out of 5 (1,239 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Queen Square, Bristol Theatre Royal, an …

£72
The Heights B&B

The Heights B&B

15 Kingston Lane, Bristol Bs40 8DA

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Chew Valley Lake, Ashton Court Mansion, and Ashto …

£54
ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay

ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay

Avon Street, Bristol BS2 0PS

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (805 reviews)

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

£48
Avon Gorge Hotel

Avon Gorge Hotel

Sion Hill, Bristol BS8 4LD

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (248 reviews)

Located in Clifton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Royal West of England Academy, Clifton Suspension Bridge, and Bristol …

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Aztec Hotel & Spa

Aztec Hotel & Spa

Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4TS

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4.3 out of 5 (416 reviews)

This family-friendly Bristol hotel is located near the airport, 2 mi (3.3 km) from The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, and within …

£74
Berkeley Square Hotel

Berkeley Square Hotel

15 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HB

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3.8 out of 5 (344 reviews)

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

£46

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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