On a short family break to visit the zoo and shops we found the Premier Inn to be very good. In particular the location which is perfect for the city centre and river. Both are less than five minutes walk (and thats a proper five minutes with a seven and four year old in tow). The meal deal for £22 is great value and the food is generally very good value for the money. It is no gastronomic delight of course but if you expected such then you should go to the doctors for some tablets.
The only downside is the car parking which is a bit hit and miss as you are relying effectively on the station ncp carpark which can be very full and is not so secure. It is cheap though at £5.70 for 24 hrs and only a short walk away.
The rooms are very clean and comfortable and nowhere near as basic as some other budget chains. The staff were also very helpful and friendly which to be fair I have found in a lot of premier inns recently.
For once, the advert with Lenny Henry doesn't seem to oversell the chain as is so often the case.
If you are travelling by train and don't want to pay for frills this place is perfect. For car users like myself, it is a bit of a lottery. Not sure why they can't 'sell' you a space in their own small carpark. The turn up and see mentality is their only real undoing.
I would certainly return though for another cheapie break.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our newest Premier Inn situated in the heart of the historic city of Chester, stay with us & explore the historic facades of the Black & White buildings, two tired rows of 1000+ shops. With its beautiful cathedral, range of exciting nightlife and cultural heritage. Chester is the ideal city break. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Chester City Centre Hotel Chester
- Premier Inn Chester City Centre Hotel Cheshire