Have just stayed at the Strathearn for 3 days, having previously stayed there a few years ago. The owner was friendly & welcoming, as on our previous visit. We spoke to his wife on a couple of occasions when there were a few minor issues #tv stopped working# and she was friendly & told us her husband was out but that she would let him know on his return. We went out & tv had been fixed when we returned, so no complaints there. The overall impression of the B&B was clean & welcoming. HOWEVER, we felt that the standards in the rooms themselves had deteriorated somewhat since we last stayed. The en-suite with the strange walls have already been mentioned in other reviews. There were small patches of mould in both of the rooms, paint peeling on the radiators, the 'folding' bathroom door was broken & the curtain rails were in need of attention. We opted not to have breakfast as the fixed 8.00 serving time was too early for us. To be fair, the owner had said that we could opt out of the breakfast & was fine about us choosing to do this and discounted us for opting out. We were a bit surprised that the owner didn't come out to see us off & take the keys back. We wouldn't want to be too negative as the friendly service was the reason we had gone back to the Strathearn & this still applied. However, some 'sprucing up' is definitely required to regain it's previous standards.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Strathearn B&B Guest House in Chester provides comfortable cheap accommodation with non-smoking en-suite rooms, free WiFi internet access. Full English breakfast included. Children, vegetarians, walkers, cyclists, bikers welcome. Drying facilities available in the unlikely event of bad weather. Paypal accepted. Parking on site. Bikers can use our huge lock-up garage and store the machines safely. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Strathearn Guest House Chester, Cheshire