Chester is a picturesque city with its Roman amphitheatre, Tudor-style buildings and quaint little shopping hub it’s easy to slow down the pace and enjoy some quiet time in this ancient and beautiful city. Read our top picks of the luxury hotels here to help plan your city break.
Idiosyncratic, whimsical and charming is what makes Oddfellow Boutique Hotel in Chester so unique. Located in the city centre within the city walls in a former Georgian Townhouse, the hotel offers boutique rooms, a fabulous cocktail bar and a gorgeous restaurant to dine in. Bedrooms are contemporary but warmlu in finish and filled with fun and curious accessories in keeping with the hotel’s name. Beds are luxuriously comfy, some rooms have roll top baths and loft rooms have exposed wood beam ceilings and if you want to go all out head to the Douglas Duplex Suite built in tribute to architect John Douglas who shaped much. The suite is split level, with sitting room, mezzanine bedroom with its own roll top bath in the bedroom. Formality is not the name of the game here so you eat anywhere in the hotel, from the glorious wood panelled cocktail bar to the hotel’s stunning restaurant or outside when the weather is nice.
The Chester Grosvenor
The Chester Grosvenor is a great dame in the city of Chester having been open since 1865. Located in the heart of the city overlooking the famous Eastgate Clock it’s in the perfect spot for a city break in Chester. Rooms in the hotel are beautifully appointed, each individually styled and luxuriously spacious. For something extra special their suite category offer open plan living with separate lounge and bedroom, spacious marble bathrooms with walk in showers and some suites even have their own entrance foyers. From the chic sophistication of Michelin starred Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor and the elegance of The Arkle Bar and Lounge to the newly refurbished 2 AA Rosette La Brasserie The Chester Grosvenor offers some of the best dining in the city and at the end of the day exploring soothe the mind and pamper your body at the hotel’s spa, where you can choose from a menu of relaxing spa treatments.
Rowton Hall Hotel & Spa
Beyond the city wall of Chester and set in secluded gardens lies the 18th century Georgian country manor house of Rowton Hall Hotel. If you are looking for complete relaxation in Chester this is the hotel for you. Rooms vary from classic bedrooms oozing character and charm though to their superior and premier rooms complete with four poster beds and right up to their suites and apartments which are perfect for indulgent longer stays. IN the evening head to the Langdale Restaurant which offers a mix of daily and seasonal menu which take advantage of the freshest ingredients growing just outside the kitchen window. And for the ultimate in relaxation head to their large spa area which has indoor pool looking out to the gardens, sauna, steam room and large menu of spa treatments.
Edgar House is a period Georgian House which has been painstakingly restored to create Chester’s award winning premier small luxury hotel. Located at the top of Chesters ancient city walls overlooking the River Dee you are moments away from the city’s historical attractions, restaurants and shops. The property offers spacious boutique styles guest-rooms all individually styled, with luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets and king sized beds, softs and fireplaces, while bathrooms ooze luxury with Molton Brown amenities, rain showers and freestanding baths. Dine in Twenty2 the hotel’s restaurant partner which is located in the Georgian building as Edgar House and offers a menu of dishes made using ingredients that are locally sourced.
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