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“Michael Caines Restaurant” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Abode Chester

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Abode Chester
Ranked #18 of 45 Hotels in Chester
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Michael Caines Restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

Not worth the money. Very expensive 2 courses with an average bottle of wine for 2 people costing over £110 approx. Courses were very small we both rose from the table still hungry.
Would not eat there again.
Room was fine, clean , good view etc but again overpriced.
When leaving found info regarding a deal where for the cost that we had paid for the room alone for one night (we spent 2 nights) we could have had flowers on arrival, 2 glasses of champagne a 3 course meal plus bed and breakfast. Rather gutted we were not offered this as it was my husbands birthday.
Very disappointed considering I had explained to staff it was a special occasion.
Think it is ridiculous being asked to pay £10 daily for parking considering the cost of the room.

Room Tip: Choose another hotel if you wish any value for money
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

The trip /stay in the Abode Chester, was arranged for an evening with Michael Caines. He hosted a superb evening in his roof top restaurant with introductions to each (six) courses and wine introductions by his Sommelier.
Reception staff were very pleasant and welcoming, room was small but very clean and presentable with good views.
Very nice hotel, would stay again and highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

We went a little while ago for our anniversary in spring but absolutely loved this hotel. I looked at getting a mattress from the same place they get theirs from they are that comfy.
We had a meal upstairs in Michael Caines restaurant and it was beautiful as were the cocktails!
It's in a nice position over looking the race course and has a lovely walk along the wall to the river.
Service was great and would love to go back.

Room Tip: We went for the Desirable room and would recommend
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Telford
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013 via mobile

Hotel in great location near to city centre shops and historic city walls, cathedral and racecourse. On arrival offered upgrade to an enviable plus room glad we choose to treat ourselves the room was excellent spacious and luxurious with a view of the city. We did have an issue with it being cold but duty manger Kerry sorted this quickly. Stayed on a Sunday so unable to visit Michael caines restaurant but the cafe grill and bar offered excellent choices 3 course meal with wine cost £82 the service and the food was of high quality. Enjoyed a great nights sleep in a the large bed before breakfast in the restaurant which again provided a good selection. Secure underground parking was a bonus overall a great relaxing stay that made for a very special pre christmas shopping trip. Would recommend to others

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

Abode Chester is going to be part of a memorable trip. The staff were amazing, very polite and helpful. The rooms were fresh, clean and spacious. The bed was a lullaby for my lonely trip. The location was outstanding, just besides Chester Racecourse and a 5 minute walk to the beautiful Chester highstreet. The prices are quiet steep though but since it was a business trip it didnt burn a hole in my wallet. Michael Caines restaurant is very expensive and not a tummy filler. The food though is very classy. Overall an awesome stay. Will surely come back if someone else is paying for me.

Room Tip: Brilliant hotel though it comes with a bigger price. Convenient location. Enter Michael Caines resta...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Aberystwyth
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

We booked in for three nights in November 2013 for our wedding anniversary. From the Hotel's brochure the hotel looks huge but in reality the hotel only occupies a small part of the complex which is mostly office space. The room was pleasant and overlooking the racecourse (ask) but unfortunately overlooked the busy road as well so we were unable to see the Winter Wonderland. Despite being a superior double (desirable) room (317) it had a large bed but no fridge and only one chair. If you suffer from high anxiety don't look out the window (floor to ceiling!). The room could have done with just a little more light.The bathroom was fine except for the grapefruit shampoo and soap etc - yuk. My only quibble was there was nowhere nearby to hand to hang a towel when in the shower. There was however a strange, almost like an organic solvent, smell. that started about lunch time and got worse as the day progressed and we had to make sure we shut the bathroom door. We weren't sure if the smell emanated from a dribble of liquid that came from the wall behind the sink. We did report this issue but nothing was done. The room was too warm for us because the a/c was switched off. When we asked they did switch it on. The restaurant was well appointed with lovely views over the city and breakfast although not the best I've tasted was fine and the staff were efficient. The coffee though was very weak but when I asked for a stronger pot it was brought straight away. Dinner in the Michael Caine restaurant was well presented but very minimalistic and a little disappointing considering the price. I felt that the staff coped quite well considering how busy it was and I understand why the staff had little time per table and we felt rushed. Overall we preferred the food at the MC coffee bar and grill downstairs.
There was nowhere to sit and have a quiet read other than the bedroom. The only other area was the bar which was again poorly lit and could be noisy with sometimes loud piped music. My wife used the treatments from the Secret Sanctuary but was not impressed particularly (especially given the high charges) since the hair dresser arrived late without any shampoo and had to use the unsuitable bathroom sink in our room and that horrible grapefruit shampoo. To be fair the company did ring to say she would be late but that was to our home number 100 miles away.

Overall we did enjoy our stay despite the minimilistic theme throughout, the staff were very helpful and friendly although there were issues in over-billing (£78 more than agreed) which was sorted out and refunded quickly after I pointed it out the next day. Perhaps this was a training issue. The Hotel was conveniently situated and we would return but would think twice about dining there since there are a number of other restaurants nearby.

Room Tip: Ask for one overlooking the racetrack
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rotherham
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73 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed here a few times this year and never been disappointed! The hotel is ideally situated in chester with a great secure car park! We have stayed in all the available rooms from the standard double rooms right up to the suites, this time we stayed in a desirable room, don't get me wrong the rooms are nice, clean and very useful for the purpose they are designed for, they have an excellent powerful shower which is nice for a change! I just feel there is a massive jump in quality and space from the desirable room to the enviable room. Maybe we were spoilt on our last visit with the fabulous suite??? To me the biggest difference is the bed the one in the desirable room is half the size, Me personally I would definitely pay that little extra to upgrade to a enviable room next we visit and there will be a next time! As they say you get what you pay for! We wouldn't stay anywhere else in chester, amazing location amazing staff, a great bar and a absolutely fantastic restaurant on the 5th floor!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Abode Chester
Address: Grosvenor Road, Chester CH1 2DJ, England
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
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