Transformed in recent years by the Feathers Group, this historical establishment, which dates back to 1876, was renovated in 2009. The hotel combines the wonderful architecture and tradition of this grand marque hotel with a highly creative and contemporary design, guaranteeing all guests a quite unique experience. The air-conditioned hotel houses 218 guestrooms, a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service plus hotel safe, cloakroom and lift access. Guests can make use of the hotel's restaurant, conference facilities and WLAN Internet access. Room and laundry services are offered and for a fee guests can leave their vehicles at the hotel car park.
The establishment is located in central Chester, close to Chester railway station and a few minutes' walk from the Roman walls, Roman sites and museums, plus the wonderful shopping experience offered by this great historic city. This charming historical hotel is also about a 15-minute drive from the Blue Planet Aquarium and Chester Zoo. The city of Liverpool is approximately 30 minutes away by car or public transport. There are several airports in the region, including Liverpool John Lennon Airport (around 40 km away), Manchester Airport (about 51 km), Blackpool International Airport (roughly 119 km) and Birmingham International Airport (about 145 km away).
At a minimum all the bedrooms enjoy multi-channel free satellite TV, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries, 24-hour room service (fees apply) and night porter service, free wireless Internet access, and many other little luxuries to make the guest's stay a special one. The rooms' private bathroom includes a shower, bath and hairdryer. A double bed, radio, hifi, safe, ironing set and central heating are also provided in the rooms.
Guests may make use of the hotel's gym.
Enjoy afternoon tea in the magnificently restored Albert Lounge or perhaps a pre-dinner drink in the Waiting Room Bar - a themed cool and relaxing bar area where guests can enjoy bar snacks and light refreshments. Consider a truly memorable meal experience in the Bacchus Restaurant where Simon Davies, one of the finest chefs in the country, will ensure diners enjoy the very best of local and regional dishes. Weather permitting guests can relax with a drink in one of the two Italian terraces set amidst the brand-new landscaped sculptured gardens. For breakfast guests can enjoy a continental breakfast buffet plus a set menu option at lunch and dinner à la carte in the evening.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA credit cards are accepted forms of payment.
By car: from Manchester Airport - leave the airport on the Domestic Approach road. At the roundabout, take the fifth exit onto Outwood Lane. Bear left onto the slip road (M56, J5). Continue along the M56 and then bear left onto the slip road for the M53 J11/M56 J15. Continue along the M53 and exit at Junction 12 and then at the roundabout, taking the third exit onto Warrington Road, A56. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Hoole Road, A56. Continue along the A56 and then bear left onto Hoole Way, A56. Turn left onto Brook Street and then bear right onto Station Road. At the roundabout, take the first exit for City Road, where the hotel is located.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
HiFi stereo system
Iron and board