French hotel chain Accor has continued the updating of guestrooms in its budget Ibis brand, with the opening of a new property in Bristol.
The new-look rooms have polished wooden floors, queen-sized beds, air conditioning, freestanding mirror, and power showers. Technology includes in-room wifi, which costs £9.99 for 24 hours and includes access to movies and satellite channels on the plasma TV. Wifi access is free in the ground floor public areas.
The 182-room Bristol property is centrally located in the city's harbourside development area close to Temple Meads railway station, with a shuttle service to Bristol Airport leaving from outside the hotel. Room rates start at £49.95 for a double room, which can sleep up to three people. Other options in the area include a Travelodge, with Marriott and Jurys Inn hotels nearby.
The first hotel to have every room with the new-look format was Ibis London City, which opened in 2005. Ibis is planning to gradually update guestrooms across its UK properties. Ibis is Accor's most widespread brand in the UK, with 48 properties.
For more information visit ibishotel.com
Report by Sarah Maxwell