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Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

College Green, Bristol BS1 5TA

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4.4 out of 5 (935 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this spa hotel is steps from College Green, Bristol Cathedral, and Bristol Hippodrome …

£87
Hampton by Hilton Bristol City Centre
Hampton by Hilton Bristol City Centre

Bond Street, Bristol BS1 3LQ

3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (231 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bristol, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Showcase Cinema De Lux, Cabot Circus Shopping Centr …

£58
Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel
Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

5-7 Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4SP

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4.3 out of 5 (979 reviews)

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

£55
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 (729 reviews)

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

£45
Berkeley Square Hotel
Berkeley Square Hotel

15 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HB

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (302 reviews)

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

£50
The Washington
The Washington

St Pauls Road, Bristol BS8 1 LX

3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (562 reviews)

Located in Clifton, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of BBC Bristol and Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. …

£42
Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre
Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre

Bond Street, Bristol BS1 3LE

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (315 reviews)

Located in Bristol City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St James Priory, Cabot Circus Shopping Centre, and S …

£43
The Regency Bristol Hotel
The Regency Bristol Hotel

40 - 44 St Pauls Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LR

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (337 reviews)

Located in Clifton, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Victoria Rooms and Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. …

£60
PREMIER SUITES PLUS Bristol Cabot
PREMIER SUITES PLUS Bristol Cabot

Quakers Friars, Bristol BS1 3DF

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (46 reviews)

Located in Bristol City Centre, this apartment is steps from Castle Park, The Galleries Shopping Centre, and Broadmead …

£60
Victoria Square Hotel
Victoria Square Hotel

29 - 30 Victoria Square, Bristol BS8 4EW

2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (137 reviews)

Located in Clifton, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Royal West of England Academy, Bristol City Museum and Art …

£59
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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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