Urban Glamping in Bristol – Our Review of Brooks Guesthouse!

Brooks Guesthouse is a boutique bed and breakfast in the heart of Bristol city. It's the perfect choice for affordable accommodation and urban glamping in the retro Rockets!

Our Review of Brooks Guesthouse in Bristol

Hey there and welcome. Today on the blog I’m sharing with you our overnight stay at Brooks Guesthouse, right in the centre of Bristol. If you’re a regular reader then you’ll know that we love Bristol.

We’ve lived just south in Weston-super-Mare for years now and regularly enjoy popping up the M5 for the day. When we were invited to stay in one of the rooftop Rockets at Brooks Guesthouse, we were super excited!

brooks guesthouse bristol bed breakfast

Brooks Guesthouse is a boutique bed and breakfast, right next door to St Nicholas Market. It’s easy to find and only a few minutes walk from the Queen Charlotte, NCP car park. For 24 hour overnight parking, it cost us £23.

What is a Rooftop Rocket?!

Our accommodation for the night was in one of the four retro, rocket caravans, parked right on top of the guesthouse.

brooks guesthouse bristol retro rocket outside
Image courtesy of Brooks Guesthouse

The rockets are shiny, quirky, cosy and offer fab views across the city. And what an awesome way to make use of roof space?!

Chilly?

I did wander if we’d be cold, sleeping in the rocket in the middle of January. But no, we were super toasty. There is a floor-to-ceiling, heated towel rail which kept the whole rocket warm all night. There was an electric heater provided too, but we didn’t need it.

brooks guesthouse bristol bed breakfast retro rocket

Our rocket had a separate seated area and table, an en-suite bathroom and a comfy bed, with a flatscreen TV/DVD at the end. If you’re staying with kids, the 20ft Rocket has a sofa bed.

brooks guesthouse bristol bed breakfast seated area rocket

The en-suite had everything we needed, including toiletries and a hot shower. Towels are provided too so you don’t need to pack those.

brooks guesthouse bristol bed breakfast bathroom rocket

The bed was super comfy and the pillows good too. I’m super fussy when it comes to pillows but these were fine! It was really cosy and reminded me of camping. But warmer and drier!

brooks guesthouse bristol bed breakfast bed

If you don’t fancy urban glamping, then Brooks offer plenty of rooms inside the guesthouse as well.

brooks guesthouse bristol retro rocket inside
Image courtesy of Brooks Guesthouse

Central Location

Brooks Guesthouse is just opposite St Nicholas Market, and in an awesome location for exploring the city. I really love this area of Bristol and it brings back fond memories of working just off Park Street and walking up Corn Street, into the town centre.

There are so many bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes to choose from, and the market is definitely worth mooching around.

brooks guesthouse bristol bed breakfast st nicholas market

Bristol Views

The top of the guesthouse offers some lovely views across the city. We arrived just before the sun went down and the rain started.

brooks guesthouse bristol bed breakfast views of bristol

Brooks also offers a little courtyard to enjoy if the weather is nice.

brooks guesthouse bristol rocket caravans

Honesty Bar

I loved the concept of an honesty bar! If you didn’t fancy drinking out and about, you could help yourself to the bar at Brooks, noting down what you had to be billed in the morning. There’s a number of comfy sofas to sit and relax in too.

 brooks guesthouse bristol bed breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

If you’re staying at Brooks then you definitely want to enjoy the yummy breakfast on offer.

 brooks guesthouse bristol bed breakfast

The kitchen is open from 8am on the weekends, and you can help yourself to cereals, yogurt, fruit and juice.

 brooks guesthouse bristol bed breakfast

Table service is offered and you really are spoiled for choice. From full English fry-ups to smoked salmon and eggs Benedict, there’s plenty to choose from, and they are all cooked fresh to order.

brooks guesthouse bristol bed breakfast full english

If you haven’t got time for brekkie then they even offer takeaway sarnies! Perfect if you’re in a rush.

 brooks guesthouse bristol bed breakfast

If you’re planning a break to Bristol this Valentine’s Day then I absolutely recommend checking out Brooks Guesthouse. Prices are affordable, the location is great and the Rockets are fun!

brooks guesthouse retro rocket

Disclaimer: We were invited to stay at Brooks Guesthouse for the purpose of this review. Opinions are honest and our own. 

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