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The Bristol Hotel
The Bristol Hotel

Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF

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4.3 out of 5 (1,036 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bristol, this romantic hotel is steps from Arnolfini Gallery and Queen Square. Bristol Theatre Roya …

£87
ibis Bristol Centre
ibis Bristol Centre

Explore Lane, Bristol BS1 5TY

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4 out of 5 (568 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bristol, this hotel is steps from Millennium Square, At-Bristol, and Bristol Cathedral. Bristol …

£54
Doubletree by Hilton Bristol
Doubletree by Hilton Bristol

Redcliffe Way, Bristol BS1 6NJ

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4.2 out of 5 (500 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bristol, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of British Empire and Commonwealth Museum and St. Mar …

£74
Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre
Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre

Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6BF

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4.4 out of 5 (852 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bristol, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of British Empire and Commonwealth Museum and St. Mary …

£71
Rodney Hotel
Rodney Hotel

4 Rodney Place, Bristol BS8 4HY

3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (114 reviews)

Situated in Bristol, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal West of England Academy and Clifton Suspension Bridge. …

£56
SACO Bristol - Broad Quay
SACO Bristol - Broad Quay

Central Quay South, Bristol BS1 4AW

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4.4 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Situated in Bristol, this apartment is steps from Watershed and Bristol Hippodrome Theatre. Bristol Theatre Royal and Queen …

£86
The Channings Hotel
The Channings Hotel

20 Pembroke Road, Bristol BS8 3BB

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3.7 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Situated in Bristol, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Clifton Cathedral and Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. Cabo …

£60
Bristol Harbour Hotel
Bristol Harbour Hotel

53-55 Corn St, Bristol BS1 1HT

4.0 out of 5.0

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

£80
Cleyro Serviced Apartments-City Centre
Cleyro Serviced Apartments-City Centre

Bath Street Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6HL

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5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Bristol, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Bristol Castle Park, St. Peters Church, and Bristol Theatre …

£109
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 (156 reviews)

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

£63
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Pocket Guide: Bristol Brunel Institute Hotels

In the historic dockyards of Bristol city centre, the Brunel Institute is dedicated to one of Britain's greatest achievements of the Industrial Revolution, the design and construction of the SS Great Britain. It's centrally located close to Bristol's main retail district, a wide selection of restaurants, and plenty of deluxe and affordable hotels.

Dedicated to One of the World's Most Distinguished Engineers

The Brunel Institute is named after Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who designed the SS Great Britain and many other pioneering projects such as the Great Western Railway and the nearby Clifton Suspension Bridge. Born in Portsmouth in 1806, he also helped build the world's first tunnel beneath a navigable river, the Thames Tunnel, and revolutionised transatlantic shipping.

If you're looking for value-for-money accommodation within walking distance of the Brunel Institute, try the contemporary Ibis Bristol Centre, which provides immaculate three star accommodation with free WiFi.

More About the SS Great Britain

Completed in the mid-19th Century, the SS Great Britain has travelled hundreds of thousands of miles across the world's oceans. It originally weighed an astonishing 1,930 tons, and at 98 metres in length it was by quite some margin the world's largest vessel afloat when it was built.

Other Things to See at the Brunel Institute

Besides the SS Great Britain, the Brunel Institute is also home to thousands of photographs illustrating Bristol's maritime history. In addition, you can observe around 2,500 ship plans, watch films of historic maritime craft, see dozens of ship models, and take a look at numerous maritime-themed artworks.

For luxury accommodation close to the Brunel Institute, consider the deluxe Bristol Hotel, a chic four star venue providing impeccable hospitality and spacious, refined rooms with free WiFi.

Other Places to Visit in Bristol City Centre

If you've time to spare before you check-in or after you check-out of your Bristol hotel, you could visit the superb At-Bristol science attraction then explore the picturesque Georgian public space of Queen Square. The Brunel Institute is a very short drive from the Clifton Suspension Bridge, which was officially 150 years by 2014 and is 75 metres above the River Avon, offering excellent views of the striking Avon Gorge.

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