Wow what an amazing hotel!
29/07/2015 Sharon H, Southampton, United Kingdom
We knew this hotel was close to the train station but we were shocked at just how close it was when we arrive by train! When we walked through the entrance into reception you are automatically greated... more
We knew this hotel was close to the train station but we were shocked at just how close it was when we arrive by train! When we walked through the entrance into reception you are automatically greated by so much character to an old building, we were there for two nights and I think I saw something different every time I walked from reception to our room - amazing place! The hotel has two wings, the Queen wing which is the old building and the King wing which is the new building and more of a walk from reception. We were situated in the King wing and our room was stunning, especially the bathroom which was huge! Each floor of the King wing is named after different country kings, ours was Russian and each room was named after a king and the picture and details about him was in our room. The first night we ate in the hotel restaurant which was very nice although a bit on the expensive side! Fillet Steak was £25 and that is just for a plate of Steak without any sauce, extras such as chips and vegetables are £3.50 per item extra. The food was brilliant though and we enjoyed a three course meal and some lovely cocktails! The restaurant staff were friendly and attentive. The bed was comfortable that night and the room was quiet. Breakfast the next day was wonderful and lots of choice, we had a cooked breakfast which included Fried Bread, my favourite!! After breakfast we took the open top bus tour around Chester of which the first stop is just outside the hotel - brilliant! On returning at 4pm we had a well earned siesta and again the room was quiet. We went out that evening to Hickory's Smokehouse on the River Dee, we took a Taxi from the front of the train station to Hickorys and walked back which was around a 20 min stroll. The next day we had Museli and yogurt for breakfast, checked out at 11am and left our luggage with reception and went out for the day before getting the train home. We found everything about this hotel superb. I would certainly recommend this hotel for location and character and I would definitely stay here again! less