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Review: Your Apartment, 3 Frederick Place, Clifton, Bristol

Our apartment was located at the end of the street

The accommodation is managed by Your Apartment and located on Frederick Place in the desirable Clifton neighbourhood of Bristol.  This suburb is within easy walking distance of the city centre and features leafy streets, stunning architecture and rows of pastel coloured Georgian terraces.

Arrival & Check-in

The contactless entrance to our apartment

Approximately 24 hours before arrival we received an email providing us with all the information required for a contactless check-in.  Complimentary on-street parking is usually included for guests who book direct with Your Apartment and we had no difficulties in finding a parking space slightly further along the road. We entered the necessary code to open the front door and a further code to access the door key from outside our apartment door. Instructions were easy to follow and very detailed, even informing us that the front door was quite stiff to open and might need a slight push.

The Apartment

Our spacious living room

As soon as we entered the apartment we knew immediately that we were going to enjoy an unforgettable, relaxing stay. Frederick Place has been designed to compliment its original features with a stunningly beautiful interior filled with light streaming through the floor to ceiling Georgian windows. There was everything we could wish for and it felt like a luxurious home from home.

The office corner is perfect for working away

The apartment has a huge open plan living area with a large TV, sofa and feature fireplace. On one side of the fireplace there’s a desk and chair, ideal for working away from the office or home. The Euro’s were taking place at the time of our visit so we soon settled in with tea and biscuits from the complimentary hospitality tray, popped on the television and caught up on the action.

The light and airy living room

The bedroom is connected to the living room by large bi-folding doors. The bed can be made up as a double or twin and with the settee in the lounge converting into a sofa bed, the apartment can comfortably accommodate up to four people.

Large bi-folding doors can separate the lounge and bedroom as required

The deep mattress was extremely comfortable and within seconds of slipping between the luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linen we were sound asleep. The bedroom faces the rear of the property and was very quiet.

Our attractive bedroom

USB and power points were perfectly positioned beside the bedside tables for charging devices overnight and there was ample storage space in the wardrobe and cupboards for our belongings.

Cosy armchair and charging points beside the bed

A corridor in the entrance lobby leads along to the spacious bathroom which comprises a bath, separate walk-in shower cubicle, toiletries and fluffy towels.

The open-plan kitchen to the rear of the lounge is equipped with a dishwasher, large fridge-freezer, oven, hob, microwave and Nespresso maker. The cupboards are stocked with a plentiful supply of high quality crockery, pans and utensils with  a circular dining table for eating in or perhaps a game of Scrabble.

Spacious open-plan living

The Facilities

The apartment comes complete with super fast Wi-Fi and a smart television enabled for Netflix log-ins.  For longer stays there’s a useful laundry room complete with a washer/dryer, ironing facilities and drying rack. From a QR code we were able to access a very useful apartment manual detailing instructions for all the appliances and everything else we might need to be aware of.

Out & About

Clifton Village – close to the apartment lies Clifton Village, centred on the elegant Victorian Clifton Arcade which originally opened in 1878 and is now home to galleries and upscale small stores. The entire neighbourhood has a vibrant continental feel to it with its many cafes, wine bars and restaurants all spilling out onto small squares and pavements.

Clifton Arcade

Walk across the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, the icon of Bristol designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and taking 33 years to build. Sadly, Brunel never lived to see his masterpiece as he died five years before its completion.

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Visit Clifton Observatory and view the historic camera obscura, one of only three working in the UK, from the top of Clifton Tower and then follow a path cut into the limestone rocks of Avon Gorge to the Giant’s Cave for breathtaking views.

Clifton Observatory

Explore Bristol Zoo Gardens, home to the fifth oldest zoo in the world, founded by a local physician as far back as 1835. Set in beautiful gardens, it’s a treat for both animal and plant lovers.

A Red Panda in the Zoo Gardens 

Explore Bristol’s vibrant harbourside with a visit to Bristol’s No.1 attraction, the SS Great Britain.  Launched by Prince Albert in July 1843, she was at that time the largest passenger ship in the world and was built by Brunel (1806-1859).

SS Great Britain

Take a relaxing boat trip around the harbour with a live commentary.  Tours start from a jetty close to SS Great Britain. Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Boat trips around the harbour

Explore M Shed housed in a former dockside transit shed.  This excellent museum focusses on Bristol Life exploring ways in which people experienced local life over the centuries.

M Shed museum on the harbourside

Take a self-guided Banksy street art walking tour of the city. From Where The Wall, an app can be downloaded for £10 enabling two devices to be used over a 24 hour period so that it can be divided into sections.

Banksy Street Art around the city

Be sure to visit King Street in the old part of the city where dockside warehouses have now been converted into attractive bars and restaurants.

Quaint pubs along King Street in the old part of the city

Overall

3 Frederick Place, Clifton

A beautiful apartment in a fashionable part of the city with everything provided for a relaxing stay.  The apartment is on the corner of Frederick Place and even though it was on the ground floor we didn’t experience any street noise at all during our stay. I would definitely recommend staying here or in one of their many other individually styled apartments in the city as they offer high quality hotel type rooms with additional space and the flexibility of dining in and/or working away from home. With contactless check-in and departure everything was simple but should you need help the office can easily be contacted by phone at any time.

Details:

Your Apartment.  Over 150 stylish apartments in and around Bristol with two new aparthotels opening shortly in Cardiff and Liverpool.

Frederick Place, Clifton

We were guests of Your Apartment and as always, all views and opinions are entirely my own.

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