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The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms

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The Boathouse is a unique pub with 21 riverside bedrooms perfectly situated right on the river Dee in Chester. In 2015 we added Chester's first 'floating beer garden' to our already scenic outside terrace which has kept The Boathouse evolving and adding a real wow factor. We are proud to serve JW Lees beer & also offer a selection of fine wines from around the world served by the glass or bottle. Our Sunday roast has the reputation as being arguably the best in town and our menu offers a wide variety of tasty dishes served all day every day including breakfast & brunch.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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River View
Great View


Full view
93Great for walkers
Grade: 93 out of 100
58Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
23Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
61Room tips
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Rooms are not riverside, the restaurant is riverside. Rooms were smaller than I expected and could hear through next doors walls. General location/area is great. Park and river nearby are lovely. Staff were lovely and helpful.
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very good value for money good location friendly staff rooms comfortable could have supplied extra pillows in the room would defiantly return would like to go in the summer and try the floating bear garden
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On arrival, the staff were very friendly and the room appeared clean and well presented. After a walk into Chester, on return to my room I noticed that the sliding patio door was open, I tried to lock it but I could not. I found out I was not the only one, my colleague who I
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We stayed in room 19 upstairs. The room was lovely and bed very comfortable. The Inn is very nice and although we didn't eat there, a couple of people recommended it. It was very busy when we arrived but we were checked in and in our room in minutes. We only stayed one night but
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Great location, right on the river! A 5 minute walk into town. Staff were very helpful and friendly! Was slightly pricey for a room, but they were spacious and clean. Were queuing at the bar for a while and an hour wait for food. Overall, great place!
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Room from the bedroom. Stay here if you love bins and car parks.
Although I do not work at the Boathouse but was there as a guest I observed quite a large selection of non alcoholic drinks
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We stayed for two nights too and they did not charge us for parking . Good luck . Don’t think you need to book Parking in advance but won’t hurt
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"If you don't mind a flight of stairs - choose the top deck."
"2nd floor would be better for a view (not of the river because the restaurant is in the way)"
"Didn’t stay over but I can imagine it would be very pleasant to stay right by the river"
"rooms upstairs have a better view"
"Don't expect a River View - You'll be lucky to the only one with view"
US$101 - US$238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandChester
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