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“Highly recommend this Hotel. Different, but excellent.”
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Oddfellows
Ranked #7 of 44 Hotels in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Nottingham
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Highly recommend this Hotel. Different, but excellent.”
Reviewed 20 May 2013

I have only stayed here on the one occasion so far. I have to say, Oddfellows has certainly raised the standards here.
My room was a standard double and it was to a very high standard with some nice finishing touches.
The restaurant & bar prices are slightly above average, but you don't have to eat and drink their if you don't want to. There is a real nice italian restaurant just across the road if you want to keep your costs down.
All in all, an excellent hotel with well trained staff and fantastic standard in the rooms.
I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

Stayed with my wife whilst attending a business function nearby. unbeknown to us, we were upgraded to a suite, which was just fantastic. Set on two levels; the ground floor had a wet room shower, fridge, Blu Ray player, smart TV, corner sofa and view of the gardens, and the Mezzanine had the bed, another smart TV, and bizarrely a bath tub at the end of the bed!
Staff were attentive, atmosphere was great, and we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 May 2013 via mobile

Lovely hotel, quirky and in town. Would be great in the sunshine! Took us a whole to figure out the bathroom door. Loved the interior, cocktails and service. Would definitely go back again, felt very prestige at a good price.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

we only had a meal and drinks here on a recent stay in Chester but will probably choose it for our hotel also next time, the restaurant was lovely and so were the gardens and bar areas, the food was really good and everything tasted fresh . the only negative was my husbands "Fish Soup" which tasted fantastic unfortunately there was just not enough liquid to really call it a soup as it didn't cover the spoon ! it was a few pieces of lovely seafood in a small amount of sauce, leaving him bit on the hungry side. we would eat there again as the quality was great, but would probably order a few more sides.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

Stayed at Oddfellows three times this year already and plan to go back very soon.

The rooms are amazing and quite unique. Really comfortable beds.

We were given an upgrade on our third trip as they remembered us, but we were glad we did not pay as the room was no better than the standard rooms available.

So we'd definitely recommend just getting the standard Caldecott room rather than paying a lot more for the Newbrook as there is no visible difference apart from getting a round bed.

Excellent place to visit and stay.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Great hotel,nice and different decor and furnishings to normal hotels. Reception had seats for you to sit at when checking in, staff very friendly - they showed us up to our room - don't normally get that. The outside bar looked amazing, didn't get to try it out but want to go back - reminded me of bars in Oz as its furnished like an indoor bar. Only gripe was that there were no biscuits in the room and that our room didn't have a bath - but did have a lovely double shower!! Breakfast (the one included in the price) was a small croissant, juice and an apple delivered to your room. Nice idea, but i like hotels where you can eat tonnes of breakfast,enough to fill you up till dinner! You could go to the restaurant but that was extra (didnt see how much extra). Other than that I would go again,just because its so different to big chain hotels.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

Personally I found this hotel to be one of the best experiences Ive had in along time. Situated only yards from the main shops and attractions of Chester lies the Oddfellows Hall now Hotel. From the outside in daylight it seems unimposing a little but as soon as you go up the entrance stairs all becomes apparent as to its true status. Some one has gone to an awful lot of trouble to make this Hotel a hidden gem that everone will love. I would recommend this to everyone I know and all those that read this review.

From the reception area through to the wonderful bar area through the restaurant, the outside seating extravaganza and on to the rooms in the main building. We enjoyed a cocktail on arrival in the main bar area which was buzzing with all sorts of people from brides maids to couples and friends just chatting. The staff were great couldn't be more helpful and pleasant.

We were shown to our lovely comfortable room with in room shower ! and everything you need for a perfect stay. It was one of the classic rooms so if you really want to go mad look for the even trendier suites.The restaurant at night was full with guests and visitors all enjoying a very well cooked meal presented in nouveau style.

We loved it, both of us which is unusual. Breakfast was exactly what you wanted no matter what you want.

All hail the staff at this place as they were the stars. Really the hotel was the star but the styaff were great.,

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Oddfellows

Property: Oddfellows
Address: 20 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Chester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Oddfellows 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As a hotel, bar and restaurant, Oddfellows brings a fresh and unique experience to Chester. The 18 exclusive boutique bedrooms each have their own charm and combination of iconic and contemporary furnishings. The design of the bedrooms is inspired by architect John Douglas who designed Chester’s landmark Eastgate Clock, cinematographer Peter Newbrook who brought the Oscar-winning Lawrence of Arabia to life, and the illustrator Randolph Caldecott whose humorous images were simply irresistible. Complete with The Garden by Simon Radley -our Mediterranean-inspired restaurant - and The Secret Garden - a unique indoors/outdoors oasis; Oddfellows provides the ideal escape... ... more   less 
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