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“Great city break”
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ABode Chester
Ranked #20 of 44 Hotels in Chester
Surrey, UK
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37 reviews
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“Great city break”
Reviewed 6 August 2011

Had 3 nights at the Abode recently. Found the hotel staff very friendly and helpful, our room was large, comfortable and well equipped. Ate in the Michael Caine restaurant on the Saturday night, and thought the food was excellent, but ate again on the Monday and had the fixed price menu which we found very limiting. Did not fancy any of the starters so had a dessert, Baked Alaska, which was very disappointing. It was still frozen and looked and tasted just like Wallls Arctic Roll! I did complain, but to no effect. Wine very expensive too.
Would definitely return another time as the location was great for a city visit.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

As a young couple in our early 20's we stayed at the Abode Hotel in Chester to experience the shopping & nightlife of Chester. The hotel is in a perfect location - a two minute walk into town where you can find all the shops, bars, restaurants and cafe's!! We stayed in a 'Desirable Room' which was very spacious and the bathroom was superb! The only downside was that we had two single beds instead of a double which we would have preferred. We dined at the Michael Caine's restaurant which was very romantic & had excellent views over the racecourse. It was very expensive & not a great deal of options on the menu but it was an experience we had never had before and the food & service was great. All the staff in the hotel were very polite, ordered a taxi for us into town & gave us tips on where to go. I would definitely stay in this hotel again!

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Reviewed 31 July 2011

Booked a one night stay - wished we could have stayed a week. The hotel was super. Reception staff were courteous and efficient. Our room overlooked the racecourse. The room was comfortable and clean. Furnishings were modern. Room was well stocked etc. The bar / brasserie was fine but the gem was the champagne bar and restaurant with the balcony. I admired the surroundings and kept forgetting that I was about to be eating in such a wonderful restaurant. The food was splendid. ( a further review to come).
Breakfast was very good too - many hotels fall down here but not this one.

Room Tip: some have super views over the racecourse.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

Our room was ready earlier than expected so we checked in just after 12pm. Reception staff were very courteous and helpful. The room itself was light, airy and clean, with a view towards the city. The bed was huge and very comfortable although the pillows were overly plump and could have been a little flatter if I was to try pick fault.

The hotel is really well located, right next to the racecourse and just 5 mins walk into the centre of Chester. We started our evening with cocktails on the balcony of the bar on the 5th floor with it's great views. Expensive drinks but great for a treat!

We stayed on a room only basis and when making morning tea, realised that we didn't have any milk. One call to reception and we had a jug of fresh milk within 5 mins.

Yes, the carpark wasn't brilliantly signposted, and it cost £10 however, it was secure, well lit and very convenient.

We would definitely return to Abode in Chester and have no reservations in recommending it.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

At any hotel people always think they can do better. Well i would like to think no one could have made our stay any better than it was. From the excellent service to the attractive view over the race course.

Room Service - Quick, easy and great food. What is a bonus here is there is no delivery charge just service charge which helps the pocket when ordereing more than once for drinks and food.

Dinner - Exquisite. Michael Caine you should be proud of your chefs. Food superb. Opted for the tasting menu, as I can never decide, and every course was superb. 1 course had ran out but was swapped with another course with apologies and a lovely glass of champagne to compensate which was not needed as we were not fussed but a lovely gesture in all. Staff here very friendly and you get a feeling they ant to be there which always helps.

Breakfast - still thought we were having dinner the food the same standard and plenty of it with the buffet to help us along. Saw someof the same faces from dinner working and they were still smiling and happy.

i can be honestly say it was the best weekend break I've had.

Down fall was the group complaining at breakfast and at reception about different issues. My advice to these guests get a grip and enjoy one of the Norths finest hotels.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Beaumaris, United Kingdom
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42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2011

Stayed here for 1 night. On the whole this was a good experience - nice modern room and spacious bathroom. Great location with access to shops and eating venues.

The menu choice at breakfast was not extensive - very few options for
veggies. The restaurant was fully booked for dinner but we coffee at the grill which was good.

Our main criticism was the air conditioning in the bedroom. The room was very warm and it was't possible to control the temp. When we spoke to reception they said they controlled the A/C from reception. This wasn't very effective and the room remained too warm!

  • Stayed July 2011
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Manchester
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

We stayed here for a night away. I booked a desirable room which was disappointing to say the least - the bathroom was spacious enough due to the fact it didnt have a bath in it!! Shower only, which only went luke warm with water pressure I would expect to see in a 2* hotel. We had lunch in cafe bar and grill, the waitress was nervous but friendly, the chef was rude to the waitress which we witnessed and did not find very professional. The food was lovely. Breakfast was whole other experience - we were sat down quite quickly however the waitress was short and almost rude when taking our breakfast order. It wasnt until 40 minutes later when we enquired about out breakfast that it became apparent we had been forgotten about. The manager did apologise however when our breakfast was brought out the bacon was undercooked with bits on tinfoil on it, the mushroom(1 each) was cold, tomato cold - the only hot things were the sausage, black pudding and egg. Overall disappointing for the cost. Would not go back.

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Property: ABode Chester
Address: Grosvenor Road, Chester CH1 2DJ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Chester
#11 Luxury Hotel in Chester
#11 Romantic Hotel in Chester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — ABode Chester 4*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With unparalleled views of England’s oldest working racecourse, the contemporary ABode Chester offers a warm welcome in the heart of the city, complemented by exceptional fine dining and a modern, stylish and sophisticated design. Individually designed bedrooms, contemporary bathrooms and a warm welcome are waiting. Enjoy relaxed, sophisticated dining at Brasserie Abode, light bites and plats du jour in the Brasserie Abode Bar or relax with a cocktail in hand. ... more   less 
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