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I had never heard of Chester until someone said it would be worth spending a day there. As it turned out, on the day I visited Chester a couple of thousand other tourists had the same idea, and probably all took photos of the same sights that I did ( but I bet I was the only one who got a shot of the beer swilling man with a pig's backside ).
Chester has at least three things that distinguish it from most other towns or cities in England.
First it has an ...
... overnight in a shipping container decked out like a hotel room (en suite and all) and went to the airport the next day to hire a car. When I grow up, I'm going to be a hire car insurer because those guys must make a killing. But that's another story... Onwards to the Lake District where we managed to get a room just outside Ambleside in a hostel. It was a beautiful area where everything was green but a different kind of green to the highlands in Scotland. During our stay ...
... Portmerion is now run by a charitable trust and, presumably, they don’t have enough money to preserve it properly.
For those old enough to remember, the TV series "The Prisoner", with Patrick McGoohan, was filmed at Portmerion. Interestingly, William Ellis was educated at Oundle School – we were in Oundle before going to North Wales!
Our second day was spent in Conwy, a medieval walled town with a castle built by King Edward I ...
Sunday, my last night in the U.K was spent having a lovely home cooked meal, a beautiful roast dinner curtesy of mummy Davies :-D (pictures below) Some of the most perfectly cooked roast beef I've ever had! It was defiantly needed to give us energy to do all the packing, which in the end after putting my suitcase on a diet weighed 22.8Kg my allowance was 23Kg so I wasted 0.2Kg! Monday morning ...
Well after a night of partying till late, again we were up early to have our English breakfast and also enjoyed being waited on, then we went walking again into the town. Lorraine's family were heading back to Barnsley so we decided that we would do our own thing so they could spend time together. We thought we would catch a taxi but after checking out how much it was going to cost,we decided to ask the bus driver how much the fare was,and today it was ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Green Bough Hotel Chester
We read about this place in an old Fodors and were surprised to see how much better it is today. The hospitality was wonderful, breakfast great, and rooms luxuriously appointed.
Simply the best
We stayed at the hotel in February and found that we could only compliment the owners on everything from the first greeting, the beautifully decorated rooms , the lounge you felt at home in and then there was the food. Wow! Impeccably served and flavour bursting from every course a wine list to die for and deserving a Mitchellin star rather than 2 AA rosettes. A truly relaxing place and worth every penny. We will be back sooner rather than later.
Just a most perfect hotel - one of the best I have stayed in anywhere in the world. Fully deserving of all the awards it has received.
My husband and I stayed here in September 2004 and our experience was absolutely wonderful. I couldn't believe how beautiful and comfortable our room was. And the food!!! It couldn't have been better. Janet, Philip, and Wendy were so accomodating and helpful that our visit was perfect. I would stay here again, for sure! Every time I think about our stay, I just have to smile.
Hyped up B & B
Premises clean and tidy, however very disappointed when i was shown my double room (standard) in the main lodge. It was on the top floor, no heating on, carpet worn, tiny bathrooom and generally not of the high standard i had expected. Other rooms may have been better. The suite next to me where my parents stayed was fine. When i complained to the owner he was very offended and did not reply in a proper manner. I was shocked with his reponse. I also found it poor value for money - just a hyped up run of the mill B&B.
The most amazing small hotel that you will ever visit
My boyfriend and I spent our third year anniversary at The Green Bough and from the moment we walked through the door the staff were extremely helpful, chatty, polite and cannot do enough for you. Anything that you want they will do it for you, they advise you on where is good to go, on how to get to the city (which isnt far at all). Every part of the hotel is spotless and all the staff are just brilliant, they are so friendly and enquire into how your trip is and what you have been doing, they make you feel right at home. I would reccommend this hotel to anyone who is going to chester and can assure you that you will have a great time there..
Our anniversary weekend away was made even more special, by the suroundings and staff of this wonderfull hotel.
The food was nothing like we'd tasted before.
The hotel was spotlessly clean, well decorated, comfortable and very relaxing.
The staff were helpful polite and very knowledgible about the produce and the local area.
There was only one small thing that could have been improved, we were lucky enough to have a very hot weekend and there is no air con in the dinning room, something which I hope they rectify.
A small little treasure in a wonderful city.
No children ... No smoking ... No mobile phones ...
The Green Bough is a quality small hotel which boasts genuine 5-star service. Nthing is too much trouble for the staff. Our stay was made even better by the hotel's strict policy of no kids, no smoking and no mobile phones! However, it suffers from being located on a busy road approximately one mile outside of the Roman Walls.
The most beautiful hotel in a beautiful city
The city of Chester boasts the Roman walls, the historical Rows, a spectacular town hall, a truly beautiful cathedral and ... the Green Bough Hotel. And what a little gem of a hotel! While it is located along a road of sub-standard B&Bs some 1000 meters from the walled city itself, its sublime decor, rich furnishings, spotless cleaniness, efficieny/friendly service and outstanding food are unparalleled in a city not known for providing quality accommodation/food nor value for money. It is a credit to Chester ... now if only someone could do something about the litter and dog excrement which fouls the 1000 meter walk to downtown.
Green Bough Hotel
A most tastefully decorated and superbly run small Victorian hotel, within 15 minutes walk of Chester city centre. A heaven from the stresses of modern life - no children or smoking allowed and mobile phones are not permitted in the public areas!
The food is excellent +!!!! Proprietor and head chef Philip Martin worked at the Savoy Hotel in London. Vegeterians are very well catered for with a choice that changes daily on both menu's.