Quirky accommodation in Bristol

If you’re planning on a staycation in the UK then you might be looking at accommodation in Bristol, being a creative and urban location the city is home to a wide range of accommodation for you to choose from.

If you’re looking for something a little different then Bristol is the place for you, there’s floating hostels and Tudor Castles as well as luxury hotels themed by wine. So where are the quirkiest places to stay?

Thornbury Castle

A beautiful 16th Century castle once owned by Henry VIII nestled on the edge of Thornbury, it is well placed for those wanting to visit the quaint Cotswolds. After a multi-million pound refurbishment, the building now has 26 splendid bedchambers all named after key people from Tudor history. The rooms’ decor have remained classically Tudor with four-poster beds and stone carved fireplaces, staying at Thornbury Castle is like taking a step back in time.  If you want something that is extra special from your Bristol accommodation, the “Catherine of Aragon Tower Suite” has a 10ft wide bed, the largest of any hotel bed in the UK.

Camp Baboon

If you fancy something a little more exotic from your accommodation in Bristol, then glamping at Camp Baboon might just be perfect. Stay in one of the private cosy wood cabins based at Wild Place Project and have out-of hours access to the animals. From twilight tours, to breakfast with the giraffes this accommodation really offers an exciting sense of adventure. Aside from the overnight experience, your stay also includes free entry to Wild Place Project for two days, as well as free entry to Bristol zoo on the day of your departure meaning you won’t be short of things to do on your stay.

Kyle Blue

Moored in the centre of Bristol’s harbour, this converted Dutch Barge provides a luxury hostel experience with deluxe cabins, private lounge area and well equipped kitchen. There is the option of private or shared cabins and there is the chance to have the whole boat for larger groups. The Kyle Blue offers the perfect mix of tranquillity with dreamy views across the harbour whilst also only being a 5 minute walk to the city centre making it perfect for exploring.  

Hotel du Vin

Housed in what was once a sugar factory, Hotel du Vin really is a unique place to stay in Bristol. The grade II listed warehouses for the factory have been transformed into the 40 bedrooms and loft suites you can choose from, with no two rooms being the same. Every room has been named after a wine or vineyard, with the most indulgent being the Verve Clicquot room. Equipped with a king sized bed, private lounge and twin baths this room makes the perfect accommodation in Bristol for a romantic weekend away.

Bristol is home to a broad range of places to stay, from the super luxury to the extremely quirky. Whether you are looking for decadent decor or a once in a lifetime experience, accommodation in Bristol can offer you everything that you need.