Artist Residence Bristol

Location Bristol

Postcode BS2 8SA

Telephone 0117 428 8440

££ - £££

Why we love it...

Shabby-chic comfort

The Place

There is only one interesting central Bristol hotel: the Artist Residence on the corner of Portland Square and Cave Street, minutes’ walk from the city centre (we also feature Brooks, but that’s a guesthouse.) We also list all the other Artist Residences: Brighton, Penzance, Oxfordshire and London.

Justin Salisbury and his wife Charlotte (for their story see our review of the Brighton Artist Residence) have hit the spot unerringly in their latest opening, defying the financial challenges of lockdown to realise their latest vision of shabby-chic comfort. Our reporter (who is the wrong side of 70) immediately felt stimulated and at ease in a place whose core audience is probably 30-50 year olds who prefer wearing black t-shirts under a jacket rather than shirt with collar.

The large town house’s varied history adds to the atmosphere: it has been a private residence and a boot factory, but it’s comfortable because the basics are right: good beds, sparkling (but some smallish) bathrooms, thorough sound proofing. See the photos to get an idea of Justin’s often witty choices of art for the walls.

Two highlights: on the ground floor, the huge downstairs bar/ casual dining area. Here you can sit around a table tennis table with drinks, eats and do conversational ping pong, net still in place.

At the top of the building The Lookout Suite, with a spiral staircase from the bedroom to a sitting room and balcony that wraps round the whole room. Perfect hideaway for two-day tryst, or longer.

The Essentials

Price Band ££ - £££
Rooms 23, including 2 suites, a lookout apartment, doubles and twins. All have wifi, hairdryers, TV.
Food Breakfast, lunch, dinner and bar snacks
Facilities Bar on premises, events spaces
Children Welcome
Accessibility Small lift for access to first and second floor, but small steps and narrow corridors throughout
Pets A selection of dog friendly rooms

To Book

Contact Justin & Charlotte
Call 0117 428 8440

Good To Know

Address 28 Portland Square, St Paul's, Bristol BS2 8SA

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