Dating back to 1865, this grade II listed building, with its black and white timbered facade, belies the modern elegance of the interior. The historical city hotel comprises 68 bedrooms and 12 stylish suites, all of which are individually designed and beautifully furnished with the finest fabrics. The 4-storey hotel is fully air-conditioned and welcomes its guests into a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service, hotel safe, currency exchange facilities and a cloakroom. On-site facilities include lift access, a hairdryer, a bar, 2 award-winning restaurants, and a variety of stylish meeting and private dining rooms, ranging from The Eaton Suite - a state-of-the-art executive boardroom - to The Westminster Suite - a highly flexible space that can cater for 2 to 250 guests. WLAN Internet access and room and laundry services are provided and guests arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the nearby car park (charges apply).
This business and conference hotel is situated in the centre of the historic town of Chester. The city establishment lies close to the motorway network, the Roman walls, Chester Cathedral and the famous Eastgate Clock. Nearby sights and attractions include Chester racecourse (5 minutes' walk), Chester Zoo (7 km), Liverpool (30-minute drive), Ness Botanical Gardens (18 km) and Arley Hall and Gardens (40 km). Chester railway station can be reached in 5 minutes by car and nearby airports include Liverpool John Lennon (42 km) and Manchester International (55 km).
There are three different categories of rooms available at this hotel and all are individually and exquisitely decorated to the highest standard. The Classic rooms have queen-sized beds; Deluxe and Executive rooms have king-size beds and the majority contain a two-seater sofa and armchair. Superior King rooms have king-size beds and a seating area. Most also have an entrance vestibule and a dressing area. One of the most sumptuous Executive rooms has been modified to be fully accessible for those with limited mobility. Facilities include Bose radio alarm clocks/CD players, DVD player, minibar, a trouser press, safe, bathrobes and slippers, three telephones, complimentary broadband Internet access, TV with Sky, JSTV and CNN channels, Molton Brown toiletries and individually regulated air conditioning and heating. The bathrooms feature a bathtub/shower and hairdryer.
The hotel has a spa offering traditional and holistic treatments. It features 5 luxury treatment rooms, as well as a relaxation area, a steam room, a herb sauna, an ice fountain, foot baths, a themed shower and a salt grotto. The gym is bijou in size but equipped with everything that guests need for a full body work-out, including a rowing machine, exercise bikes, treadmills, free weights and a work bench.
There are two award-winning restaurants on site, most notably the Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor, previously named Arkle, which has recently undergone a gentle refurbishment. The restaurant has retained its Michelin star for the 20th consecutive year and is one of just 26 restaurants in the UK to have been awarded four AA Rosettes. Breakfast is served in La Brasserie, which offers a la carte meals.
The following credit cards are accepted as methods of payment: American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard and VISA.
Guests have a choice of arriving at the front of the hotel and having their car valet-parked or arriving at the rear of the hotel via the multi-storey car park. Conference and banqueting guests should arrive at the car park on Level 2A. From all directions, follow signs to Chester, then City Centre. From Manchester Airport: Join the M56 heading west, follow signs for Chester and North Wales. Exit at junction 15 and follow the M53 for Chester. Take the exit for the A56 and Chester, follow signs for City Centre and City Centre Hotels.
There is a non-smoking policy adopted throughout the hotel, including all bedrooms and suites.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
HiFi stereo system
Iron and board