Life at The Vincent revolves around the arboretum garden. Neighbours regularly come together for a chat and a coffee on the south terrace or take in the views across the lawn from the spa's hydrotherapy pool.
Pass through the planted entrance court at the front of Queen Victoria House and you'll reach the reception. This spacious area has high ceilings and wood panelling. At the front desk, the concierge will be on hand to welcome you in and deal with any questions or requests, from taking guest suite bookings to recommending new events and exhibitions around Bristol.
As you move through reception, Queen Victoria House opens up into a bustling area with plenty of seating and doors leading out onto the south terrace. During the day, the space functions as a café, where people come together for a morning coffee or a catch-up over lunch, before it turns into a restaurant serving fresh, seasonal dishes in the evening. If you're hosting your own dinner party, a private dining room is available for bookings. The chef will be happy to cater for any specific menu requests.
At the front of the building, the lounge is the place to chat with friends over an evening glass of wine from the honesty bar. A range of events are held here, bringing people together for everything from cheese tasting nights to debating sessions.
From Queen Victoria House, a walkway leads across the gardens to the spa, gym and stretch studio. At the spa, you'll find a herbal sauna, a steam room and a hydrotherapy pool, which is flanked by loungers and leads out onto a terrace through glass doors. A choice of massages, manicures, pedicures and therapies can also be enjoyed in the treatment rooms or in your own apartment.
Pass through the wellness lounge and you'll reach the gym and stretch studio. Fitted with a range of equipment, the gym looks to cater to all abilities. Inductions and personal training options help you get to grips with the equipment and work out at your own pace. The stretch studio hosts numerous exercise classes, including yoga, aerobics and Pilates.