Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel
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We made it safe and sound. The flight was great and the taxi ride to the hotel was our first experience riding on the opposite side of the road. The highway signs said interesting things like 'welcome break ahead' and 'slow down now'. Our taxi driver had a thick accent but we could understand him. Our hotel is on an inner street not accessible by car so we were dropped off near ...
On Wednesday the goal was to ride around 55km as this is about the daily distance next week. We started the morning by heading towards one of the parks in Manchester. We knew the park was on a hill but I hadn't quite mentally prepared myself for 8km slow constant climb. I made it to the top without walking! I am not a hill convert though I would rather go round a hill then up it :). After a while riding through the park we decided to head out ...
... him being raised by his aunt and uncle who were very religious, his aunt tried to convince John that he could never make a living with music and so in his house music was frowned upon. This led to many of their early song writing days being spend at the McCartney household) -the house Ringo Starr grew up in ( he was individually becoming famous before he was asked to join the Beatles. He replaced their drummer only a few weeks before they recorded Please please me ...
... in a shoot out, with Argentina for the win. Interesting facts: -Liverpool hosts the largest cathedral in the UK, standing at over 100 m - the Adelphi hotel is the oldest in Liverpool, it's grand room windows are exactly the same as the windows of the grand room in the titanic (same designer created both) apparently if you eat there it is the closest you can get to replicating how it would have been on the titanic -Queen Victoria loved this ...
... narrow valleys, with steep towering mountains above. Lots of sheep in green pastures, slate mines and people tramping and climbing. There were hundreds of cars parked beside the road while their owners were out on the hills.
We stopped for lunch at Llanbens, where Welsh is the first language, then drove on to Caernarfon to see that spectacular castle, right on the middle of town. We ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMacdonald New Blossoms Hotel Chester
Echoing night revellers keep you awake, particularly if you face the streets
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Historical Traveler Reviews Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel Chester
Poor and dirty
Even as a gold card memeber and an upgrade to a suite the hotel was a total let down. The bathroom was covered in long black hairs the shower was cold in the morning and the dining room chairs were dirty and stained. The hotel was shabby, what must people from other countries think when they check into a 3 star hotel and get this.
Very Dated and shabby
Stayed her last year.
Hotel was very dated, probably last decorated in the 1970's.
Room had a musty smell and asked to be moved and was told hotel full.
Wrote to McDonald customer relations but have never recived a reply.
We booked this hotel over the internet, i recieved no booking confirmation as stated when booking, so i had to ring for it, they sent me no booking confirmation papers and no map of how to get there and trying to get to the hotel, once in Chester was a nightmare. This hotel is very good for it's central location though, we stayed in one of the back rooms that overlooked a corrugated iron factory or something (pleasant). On checking in we were asked if we would like to order a newspaper for the next morning which never came. We ordered our breakfast to our room by filling in the door handle paper hook thing, i had to ring for it twice, both times the receptionist told me it was on its way up, i finally recieved it, an hour late. The hotel is very noisy you can hear the guests above you because the floor boards are very creeky, our carpet in our room was very worn from creeky floorboards which were also very noisy, the bed made me itch. The bathroom was clean and tidy though, but no i wouldnt recommend this hotel it does need refurbishing, chair seats and things are tatty with food or drink stains on them. A shame really as chester is stunning.
Chose this hotel for a girlie weekend stay in Chester due to it's central location and 3 star rating. We had booked three rooms and were given two on the front and one at the back. Our stay was like a comedy of errors. On checking in we were given the key to a room that had not been cleaned after the previous occupant had left (apparatnly the Housekeeper had gone home sick), we were then offered the only other available twin room which had a leak in the ceiling (this turned out to be waste water from the bathroom above....not pleasant). Also, a male member of staff entered this room early Sunday morning without knocking and then bolted without offering an apology. The front rooms were so noisy we had difficulty sleeping, we even resorted to plugging our ears with cotton wool. In our opinion this hotel needs a major revamp in order to earn it's 3 stars.
I stayed here overnight and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's so centrally located we got lost trying to find it driving up from London because we were assuming it was farther out from the center. It's definitely ye olde englishy- a bit fawlty towers in the decor- stairs up that lead to stairs down sort of thing, but you can't beat the location.
this hotel did not live up to its expectations, and would not reccomend it to anybody. Poor value for money. The furniture is dirty and marked, and the third floor is appalling. Plaster is peeling off the walls, carpet not hoovered.
Could easily be better
Avoid rooms overlooking the street - they are very noisy with the local revellers. An older building with many creaks and groans. Rooms shabby and less clean than they should be, however our en-suite was immaculate!
Waiting and reception staff very good and friendly.
Food very good, but breakfast slow - 25 minutes from order to serving!
Perhaps a new manager might wake up the standards!
Staff Excellent, Hotel needs a few bob spent.
Very Good Hotel, great location, brilliant staff, however does need some money spent on it. Although clean, carpets fairly worn and lick of paint needed in places. Food excellent, new chef apparently.
Not MacDonalds Group usual standards
As a business traveller I have found MacDonalds Hotels to be overall, superb. But I feel this particular hotel may be waiting its turn for a much needed lick of paint. Though clean my room was 'compact' and overlooked an internal well. I had no idea this group still provided rooms with a single bed. On a positive note the hotel is certainly city centre.
As for the staff, fantastic. Friendly, helpfull and welcoming. Once MacDonald bring this hotel up to its usual standard of decor, this could be a lovely hotel to visit.
Excellent location but hotel shabby
The best thing I can say about this hotel is that its in an excellent location, just off the main shopping street - ideal for shopping and nightlife. However, the hotel was in desperate need of a total refurbishment. The lobby and the rooms were decidely shabby and our room looked like it could do with a good clean - the window ledges were filthy. Also we booked a twin room and were given only one bath towel and one hand towel between us. If you want a good nights sleep I would recommend that you ask for a room that does not overlook the main street as the noise from drunken revellers went on until the early hours of the morning. Worth booking for the location but is very overpriced for the standard of the hotel, if you can afford it stay at the Grosvenor.