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Reviewed 22 September 2013

I thoroughly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a change from the usual Travelodge, Premier Inn type of accommodation. We were visiting Chester and Port Sunlight for the weekend and this was an ideal location . . and what a location; with stunning views across the Dee estuary to the hills of North Wales. It is a mixture of a pub and an hotel and has a lovely atmosphere about it. The rooms are clean and adequate and the food absolutely fabulous served with a minimum of delay by a friendly and welcoming staff. The Manager is particularly helpful and friendly and always has plenty of time to talk to you in between helping his staff too. Overall it presents a warm, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank David H
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

There are reasons why you would want to stay here. Top of the list is the view and also the nearby ice cream shop. The pub has an attractive bar / restaurant and the friendly staff are also of consideration. We didn't eat here but a tray of burgers walked past us and they looked good. Those are the reasons I give this a three instead of a two. Do not, however, be seduced by some of the professional photos of the bedrooms on the Internet as in my opinion they are misleading and I found the accommodation disappointing. The old stair carpet certainly needed a hoover which I might have overlooked, along with the tired decor in the hallways, if the bedrooms had lived up to their promise. The rooms have had a cheap upgrade where accessories are concerned. The bathroom was clean and fresh if a little plastic and there were complementary toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities which were very welcome. The bed was comfortable and we did have a lovely view although this is let down by the shabby curtains and a collection of flies caught in between the double glazing. Sadly I have to say that the focal point of the room was a metal storage unit on the wall which was dreadful. It was like something seen in a student flat. Economy perhaps, style no. There was only one bedside light, not too much of a problem, but the room felt cramped and I am guessing that the size of the room had been compromised in order to accommodate the ensuite. Our friends were grumpy as they had telephone wires trailing across their floor and no view. The breakfasts were of the usual standard and boasted local produce but I am fast developing an aversion to the cheap bread served at this end of the scale. Having stayed in a range of accommodation at this price level I know it is a competitive market but equally one where attention to detail can allow the boutique to assume the advantage over the chain. In my opinion there are better places out there at this price for comfort and style. If these things are not important, and if you want to be close to the estuary, you couldn't be better placed. I wouldn't come back for the accommodation.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Annie2008UK
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

My wife and I, recently stayed at the ship, for two nights.Everything from the first phone call, check in, check out was just smooth as could be.The staff were very friendly and most helpfull.The food was par excellance.There was a small discrepancy with the bill, which was sorted out very quickly.I would recommend "The ship" to everyone.By the way, the steak with pepper sauce is to die for.

Room Tip: Choose a third floor room, less noise whenever there is a wedding reception (loud music)
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank 595richards595
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Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night and was surprised just how pleasant a stay i had,from the staff through to the room and food,i would definately recommend this hotel for an enjoyable stay and good value for money.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Timothybob
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Lovely views in a hotel whose staff were so helpful. Firstly they allowed us an early check-in to enable us to get ready for an afternoon wedding and the following morning did all they could to help us find my wife's handbag which she had lost off the premises. Breakfast was exceptional. Thanks for a very pleasant stay!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michael W
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