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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 ...
... paths in a similar direction to the day before. We didn't make the 55km goal for the day only hitting 40km as I wasn't feeling great in the afternoon and we decided to turn around rather than get stuck in the middle of nowhere! We made a good decision as I was still not feeling well enough the next day however after a day off from cycling and a train ride to Liverpool I am ready to get back on the bike :) Rodney, however, did ride Manchester ...
... 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 ...
... got their start at the legendary cavern club. After a take away lunch, We booked it down to the wharf and caught the last open top bus tour and went around the city to get our bearings and learn some local history while eating our food. After the bus we came back to the hostel for a nap, waking up in time to watch the holland vs argentine game in the hostel. Not quite as exciting as the last, the game was 0-0 with 30min extra time before ...
... of Chester. We went into the admin block and the receptionist was quite excited to meet us and we were introduced to Fiona Roberts who looks after the history, old scholars and archives of the university. She took us round the university and told us a bit of the history. We felt very privileged to hear about how the college started back in the 19th century with students actually building the chapel - beautiful carving ...
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My lovely sister organised a surprise birthday stay for me on sept 15th.She had beauty treatments booked and had requested a nice room if possible.
Wish i could have stayed longer!!!
wow! this hotel was fab!!
i booked it as a treat for my boyfriends birthday and it was well worth it!!
the hotel is really luxurious and the service was excellent!
we stayed for one night and could have used all heath club facilities but unfortunately, due to the huuuuuuuge buffet breakfast we munched, we had to go for a lie down and then had no time to sample it!!!
(we looked thru the window though!!)
the entrance to the hotel is concealed under a car park and is hard to find! other than that we had an amazing time
my girlfriend and i stayed here for 2 nights 9th-10th aug. reason for our trip was to do a bit of shopping and visit family in north wales( no hotels of any standard in north wales!)
Dingy hotel lobby but with rooms are comfortable
Booked a deluxe room with this hotel but only found out that the room has no air-con after checking in. It was during the hot summer and air-conditioning has become a must. Service staff suggested to bring us a fan but its not good enough. We decided to downgrade to a standard room where there is aircon and the service staff threw in complimentary breakfast for us. She was also very kind to check that everything in the standard room was in perfect condition before transferring us. Overall, it is a very nice stay with all the places of interest within waling distance.
The renovations that have been discussed are pretty much done as far as I could tell though the AirCon was not yet turned on the night I stayed there. The desk clerk gave us a fan and luckily it cooled off enough to make the night bearable. The rooms were very nice; the bed was comfortable and the bathroom modern and functional. The swimming pool was quite nice. The outside of the hotel is quite ugly and not fitting for the city but if you can overlook that it's a great place to stay. The only trouble I had was that when I went to exit the carpark in the morning I found I had to go into the hotel to get a token which meant backing up the parking ramp accomplish this. Perhaps there was a sign I didn't notice but when I checked in I did ask the girl if she needed my car license number which should have been a clue that I needed a token .
Well worth the money
Arrived in Chester by train so wanted to stay in centre. There is a free shuttle bus from Chester station to the bus station which is about 200 yards away from hotel. The reception staff were very helpful and changed our room which had been wrongly booked.There is a good choice at breakfast which at the weekend stopped at 11.30 so you could really lie in. There is a small pool which is kept at a very nice temperature and the gym is adequate.
The hotel is just off the main shopping streets with numerous restaurants and if you take a Busybus tour (we did a day trip to North Wales) they pick you up from your hotel. I would definitely stay there again.
I had an absolutely wonderful stay here at the hotel! The staff were great, a credit to the hotel, from the reservationist that took my booking to the housekeeping staff that cleaned my room! The refurbishment is almost finished, they are just finishing the air condtioning. I had read the reviews on this website and was nearly put off, but I was so glad that I ignored them, I couldnt fault my stay one bit! Of course there would of been fire alarms and a bit of disruption throughout the refurbishment, you have to bear with these things. The leisure facilities are great and the restaurant & bar are stunning! Also, Chester is great city with lots of fantastic restaurants & bars! Dont let the comments on this website put you off, you'll have a great time!
Good Central Hotel
We were upgraded to an executive suite on arrival, which was an added bonus, as we'd only paid £60 per night including breakfast. The hotel is also very central to shops, bars and restuarants.
The room was clean and facilities sufficient for what we required. The drinks are quite expensive in the hotel bar, however, on balance the staff were friendly and helpful.
The hotel was good value for £60 (inc breakfast), however, if I'd have paid more than that I would have been dissapointed.
Stayed here on nights of June 16 and 17, 2006. Returned home in the early hours of June 18 following a two hour drive after checking out at 11.15pm on June 17 due to excessive noise from a wedding disco/band in a function room immediately below ours. What annoyed us most was that we first complained around 5pm when the band was rehearsing and our room on the first floor was vibrating with noise. The air conditioning in our room didn't work so we had to have the window open which didn't help. Following two complaints we went out for a walk and then took refuge in the bar where we had a lukewarm and not particularly pleasant meal. We thought the function had been moved to another room as it was quiet until 10pm when the racket started up again. Following a third complaint when we were told the event was going on until 1.30-2am we were offered a room on another floor which had a small double bed when we needed twin. When the duty manager came to the room he said he could hear the noise the length of the corridor. We received a refund of our second night's stay but that didn't make up for the ruined weekend and the fact that a treat which was intended to last all Sunday in Chester was cut short. I'm writing to the general manager asking how he intends to make amends for our disappointment and I'll post the result here in due course. It's just ridiculous that rooms were booked over what the management must have known was going to be a noisy event. We checked in really early too so I can only think that people on special weekends, ie inclusive packages with DBB are treated less favourably, no airconditioning and overlooking a roof. Our credit card was also charged twice in error before we even arrived.
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 1 night only - special treat. Although we knew the check-in was 2.00 pm we arrived a little earlier 12.30 parked our car and checked-in. We were told the room wasn't ready but would be at 2.00 pm - no problem and off we went to do some shopping. We returned to the hotel at around 4.00 pm we were greeted by the fire alarm and had to leave the building - 3 fire engines arrived and after the hotel was checked out we returned back to the Reception to re-check.