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Last updated: 23 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Sian Lewis

Loftily positioned on the edge of Avon Gorge, just across from the sweep of Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Hotel du Vin feels like you’re on the wild edge of the city while still having all of Bristol at your fingertips.

While this is a big hotel with 78 rooms, there’s still a boutique, friendly feel to Du Vin, and each room feels carefully curated – expect jewel colours, velvety fabrics, and power showers, with some super-luxe suits if you’re looking to blow the budget.

There’s no need to venture far for a sundowner – the sun-drenched terrace of the White Lion bar is a wonderful place to toast Bristol’s iconic bridge with a glass of vin.




Surrounding area

Georgian townhouses, smart delis and independent restaurants all rub shoulders in small but perfectly formed Clifton Village, a very walkable neighbourhood that winds its way across to the gaping chasm of Avon Gorge.

Clifton is one of the safest, cleanest and most relaxed of Bristol’s neighbourhoods – ideal for weekend strolling or a spot of brunch if you want to escape the crowds but still do a spot of well-heeled people watching.

Cross towering Clifton Suspension Bridge as you make your way for a walk around the rolling green acres and woodlands of Ashton Court Estate, surely the city’s finest park, or pop to nearby Clifton Observatory for a tour.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Bristol, United Kingdom (UK)[0.2 miles]

One of Bristol’s most iconic landmarks, the Clifton Suspension Bridge is a spectacular sight, 75 metres above the dramatic geography of Avon Gorge.

Best for ages: 4+ | Free

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Thermae Bath Spa

Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom (UK)[20 miles]

A unique modern spa with steam rooms and showpiece rooftop pool, that uses Bath’s natural thermal water.

Best for ages: 12+ | £38

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Roman Baths & Pump Room

Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom (UK)[20.1 miles]

The historic Grand Pump Room next door has a fountain spouting genuine mineral-rich Bath spa water for tasting. It also does an enjoyable afternoon tea, a popular and highly recommended way to round off your visit.

Best for ages: 8+ | £15

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Colourful sweeping street of shops and terrace buildings in Clifton with shops underneath

Clifton Village

Bristol, United Kingdom (UK)[0.3 miles]

The city’s smartest postcode is home to cobbled streets, elegant Georgian townhouses and great boutiques and delis, all crowned by the Suspension Bridge – the perfect bolthole in busy Bristol.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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interior of the Lido, showing a pool with cafe tables around it and people eating

Bristol Lido

Bristol , United Kingdom (UK)[1.1 miles]

Lovingly restored, the city’s 150-year-old public hot tub is now a sleek spa and restaurant complex – the heated outdoor pool is worth a visit alone for its charming Victorian decor. Adults-only packages.

Best for ages: 18+ | £100

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Bow of ship with gold detailing

SS Great Britain

Bristol, United Kingdom (UK)[1.3 miles]

Historic dockyard and museum ship – come aboard the world’s first great ocean liner, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Bristol’s most famed engineering export.

Best for ages: 4+ | £18

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Grand, stately court with lawn in front

Ashton Court Estate

Bristol , United Kingdom (UK)[1.3 miles]

A pocket of wild in the city home to herds of red and fallow deer, this sprawling wooded country estate is a wonderful spot for a picnic and a stroll.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay


Somerset, United Kingdom (UK)

A lovely west country city of world-class Georgian architecture, ancient and modern spas, and an atmosphere of romance and refinement.

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United Kingdom (UK)

Bristol is the beating heart of the UK’s South West, with an offbeat focus on culture and the arts plus interactive history, a cutting-edge independent food scene and street eats all on offer.

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