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... for us to go and watch the World Cup final tomorrow. We have found the people here to be super friendly and chatty.
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... this way every day on his way to school and sang in the boys choir at the church also on the street. George also lived near penny lane and attended the same school as Paul, leading to them becoming friends - the house George grew up in (he was only 14 when he was introduced by Paul to a 17year old John) - the McCartney house (his dad was a jazz musician and always encouraged music) - the house John Lennon grew up in (his parents divorced when he was young which ...
... rain museum that was right next door while we awaited our train. It was very neat to see all of the old coaches and how decedent it used to be to travel by train. They even had some of the royal coaches that the kings and queens of past used. We arrived in Liverpool just past 2pm and made our way to the hostel, Hoax. This place is the nicest we have been in yet in a very cool part of town. It is at the end of Mathews street, which is where ...
... and Belgium. It's gibberish really but apparently relatively easy to learn. The Welsh people are keen to keep the language alive so Welsh is a compulsory subject for all school pupils up to the age of 16 in Wales.
We are staying in a Manor House while here and the spa area is perfect for our weary bodies - spa, pool, heat rooms and massages. We are taking advantage of the few days before moving on to York, another walled city!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa Chester
Stayed here on 26 & 27 February. On arrival we were allocated room 26, we had booked through Laterooms. On entering we found the toilet was dirty (I won't go into too much detail here!), the bathroom floor had obviously not been cleaned as there was hair all over it, the shower cubicle was disgusting (it seemed as though the tiles had not been cleaned in ages, there was scum all over them and black mildew everywhere) and one of the bath robes had a lot of make-up on it and reeked of cheap perfume! The glass tops on the furniture were sticky and on sitting on the sofa I found a 9-inch tube of cream cheese stuffed down the side!!! The wallpaper was peeling away from the wall as well. This was all despite us having arrived at 1.30pm and being told that the room would not be cleaned and ready until 3.00pm! So then - after complaining - we were moved to the "Humberston suite" only to find another dirty toilet - including the seat. Dust everywhere and a sticky top on the dressing table. The shower, again, was also scummy.
having stayed at the crabwall 3 years ago and booked again for this w/end i was slightly concerned after reading the last reviews.we arrived early friday evening and were checked in very quickly; we were offered help with our luggage and quickly shown to our suite. whilst i agree that the rooms could do with a refurbishment and updating they were still of a good size, comfortable bedding and furniture and plenty of towels and toiletries. we did not eat in the restaurant that evening but did eat breakfast there the following morning. we found the staff to be very attentive and helpful, a great fresh selection of fruit and hot breakfasts cooked to order. the manager spoke to us on a couple of occasions to ensure that we were happy with everything. having booked 2 nights for the price of one we found this hotel to still be very friendly, excellent spa facilites and great value for money.
We live in the Chester area and so did not stay at the hotel, but visited for a Saturday evneing meal in the restaurant. We have been twice before. On the first occasion we were very impressed by both the food and service. The second visit was not quite up to the earlier standard. After this visit I can say that we won't be going again.
'Dinner included' a con trick
My wife and I stayed in the Chester Crabwall Manor based on the ratings in the AA Hotel guide. We booked over the phone on the morning of our stay and were given a "Dinner" inclusive stay. When we checked in later that day we were told that this actually meant a 'credit' that was not enough to cover desert or coffee - what a con.
The service was not up to red star or rosette rating in the AA Guide.
Could all of this be due to the fact that it has been taken over by the Swallow Group?
On the plus side the leisure facilities were as promised.
Managed to get a good deal at £75 B&B for a double room for my boyfriend's birthday. The exterior and interior of the hotel are impressive, the friendly service from all the staff was excellent. Can understand why the restaurant is award-winning. The food was absolutely wonderful with good wine - not the cheapest but so worth it for a special occasion. Will definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone.
I used to visit the Crabwall Manor on a regular basis before I moved away from Chester. I decided to take my wife back to the Crabwall Manor for our anniversary, to my dismay I discovered it had been bought by the Swallow Hotel chain.
Quality, Quality, Quality
Booked a last minute bargain through the Marston's Website and had two wonderful days, B&B at this hotel.
The best hotel we have stayed in; paid about £50 B/B and it was worth it, though it does appear to be extremely expensive at the usual rack rate.
Like anything though, wait for the bargains and enjoy!
Too much for too little
My partner and myself attended a wedding here in August 2004 and we were both disapointed at the outcome.The staff levels were low and this reflected in performance output as the service was slow at best and no smile apparent.We complained regarding a strong smell of drains in the bathroom and were promised a service call which did not happen.The breakfast was scant and lukewarm.We were charged for two phone calls made to other guests rooms;and the bar prices were sky high!
The only saving grace was the fitness club which was well equiped and well staffed
I appeal to higher management to stop these penny pinching policies and take the long view before short term turnover destroys a potentially fine venue
Just attended a very beautiful wedding reception at this hotel but have one thing to say. It is incredibly overpriced! When the price is £40 per head, with a glass of wine at the bar priced at £6.75, I was disappointed to find we were asked to pay extra for a glass of squash for our son during the wedding meal. It smacks of greed and an inflated opinion of their services. I complained to the duty manager and they came up trumps with jugs of juice for the children.
Beware of this trap, hoteliers! Don't price yourselves out of the market! Your customers are important!
We spend a midweek break at the Crabwall and were thoroughly impressed. The hotel is located close to Chester centre but is far enough awat to be in a country location. The rooms are large and very comfortable, the staff were excellent and the food impressive. The leisure centre is one of the best I have seen at a hotel. We will be going back!