The Chester Grosvenor
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The day started at 5.00am to be ready for the Ferry trip to Holyhead Port then to Chester to see the Roman Wall & Town Crier, then to Liverpool the City of the Beatles. Today Sydney & Betty from Canada gave us all a pin to wear from their home of the native flower The Rose which grows wild. We stopped for lunch in the longest named town in …
... The town adopted this long name to promote tourism and it's in the Guinness Book of Records as being the place with the longest name in Great Britain. We had lunch there. There was a little wool shop across the street. I went in but didn't stay long: not much in the way of yarn (mostly acrylics) and it smelled really bad! The proprietor was speaking to a customer in Welsh. We then travelled through ...
The streets signs are impossible to see, so it has been fun navigating around the millions of tiny, narrow streets! But everyone has been really helpful and friendly.
The weather at the game was surprisingly warm. All the local at the game yesterday looked like they were going to expire in the heat! (I reckon it was about 24 deg).
This morning started with a 6:30 taxi ride to to the Ulyses IRISH FERRY in Dublin. We boarded after going security with our luggage and went up to the Club where we had free snacks for our 3 hour voyage to Holy Rod in Wales. I didn't get sea sick but Iayed down most of the trip. As you am see from pics it was not at all crowded. We landed about 11:30 and a bus drove us to the station to get a train to Liverpool . We only had to wait about 15 min. We rode it about a hour ...
Today I booked & paid for my flights to Australia. One way ticket! It feels amazing to say that..."one way ticket" Thinking about it fills me with a whole bag of emotions- excitement, anxiety, fear, happiness. The list goes on. It's booked, I'm going, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Chester Grosvenor
Great place to get married!
We got married at the Grosvenor in May 2002, and we enjoyed every second of it. The staff were extremely helpful at every opportunity, and the junior suite we stayed in for two nights was fabulous. We've stayed in many other 5 star hotels around the world and we always end up disappointed that we just don't get the same 5 star service we got at the Grosvenor. We have every intention of returning for anniversary treats as often as possible!
We went to the Chester Grosvenor for a valentine weekend. We upgraded our room, and the package included dinner in the Arkle, Michelin Star Restaurant, where my husband had always wanted to dine. The room was newly decorated, spacious and very elegant. The bathroom was very clean, but small, only had a shower over the bath and was a disappointment compared to the bedroom.
Always a pleasure
Chester has long been a favourite weekend break for my wife and myself, with the Chester Grosvenor Hotel as our base. We booked a room in early February of this year for two nights and are pleased to report that the hotel still maintains very high standards. The rooms are tastefully decorated, spacious and very clean - all your needs are covered - and the central location within the old city walls makes it most convenient for shopping, evening entertainment or walking the walls. If you plan on visiting Chester this hotel will make your stay that bit more special - you will not be disappointed.
Hotel absolutely superb and service was faultless. Nothing was too much trouble and staff very pleasant, friendly yet extremely professional. Booked it for the central location yet the hotel was that good we never ended up going out. Had a meal in the brasserie where the food was excellant and seemed to have more atmosphere than the Arkle. Would definitely return and would recommend it to anyone.
Stayed at the Chester Grosvenor last weekend, What can i say it was just gorgeous! We booked a Junior suite at a discounted rate of about 40% offas only booked it a week or so with superbreak before then when we arrived we found out we had been upgraded to a deluxe suite! which meant we had saved approx 50% on rack rates! (£500 for the deluxe suite with no breakfast!)
A Great Place to Stay
Excellent location, beautifully decorated room, very good brasserie.
We thought it was pricey at first, but well worth it for the room comfort, truly friendly service, and of course the brilliant location. Top-rate food in the Brasserie; breakfast is especially good - and it's served! This hotel even tops the best paradors in Spain or pousadas of Portugal.
Lovely Hotel. I have stayed in a lot of 5 star Hotels around the world including Thailand, Hawaii, Dubai, New York etc, and so have high expectations and standards when it comes to Hotels. The Grosvenor Hotel is right on the high street in Chester so is excellent for shopping, but isn't noisy. The service is excellent- nothing is too much trouble and the rooms are lovely- really beautifully furnished and decorated. I have stayed at this Hotel twice, and I really recommend it. Perfect for relaxing and shopping & the Library bar is lovely for relaxing with a gin & tonic!
I must have walked by the impressive entance to the Grosvenor thousands of times but had never ventured across the threshold until recently. Widely recognised as the best lodgings in Cheshire and perhaps the North West, the Grosvenor has an imposing farcade and something of a pretentious sense of its own importance perhaps derived from its location in the very heart of this Roman city. But as I glided by the doormen in their top-hats and immaculate uniforms, I was delighted that my first impressions were reinforced in the elegant yet cosy reception area. More than anything, I was impressed by the stillness - the relative quietness of the hotel compared with the jungle of Eastgate Street outside. My room was well-appointed and bordered on luxurious in an old fashioned kind of way. Although the staff were not overly friendly but efficient. Perhaps, my only but not insignificant disappointement was the hotel restaurant where the service was so slow that we reluctantly elected to dine elsewhere. So after years of wondering what a night at the Grosvenor iwould be like, I can proclaim that it was a comfortable but hungry experience. But at their grossly inflated prices it is likely to be a one-time only excursion.
i thought it was an excellent service, and the staff were very pleasant