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ABode Chester
Ranked #16 of 45 Hotels in Chester
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Abode overlooks the race course and has a good location for Chester centre.
Champagne bar and outside area is nice(greenery in the City)
Staff were friendly and service good.
Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

We stayed for two nights in July on a half board basis. Our room was on the 4th floor with a partial view of the race course. Nicely appointed rooms, but somewhat compact for two people. There was only one chair and small desk. There is no mini bar, but there is a kettle and tea/coffee making facilities and a free safe. Bathrooms are a reasonable size with a good size shower cubicle, however the shower is fixed, so be careful of water spraying onto the tile floor outside the shower.
We did not feel our half board package to be particularly good value. You have to eat evening meals in the bar area rather than the upper restaurant. The menu on this package is very limited and you need to ask the waiter what is included with the main course. The desserts were nothing special for the price. Had we known the close proximity to town we would have eaten out in the evenings.
Breakfasts were taken in the main restaurant on top floor which has stunning views across the race course and Welsh mountains beyond.
All in all not a bad place to stay and you can park underground for £10 per night.

Room Tip: Our room 416 wasn't bad for views etc
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1  Thank Victrory_EM
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

From the moment we checked in we were greeted by exceptional service from reception. It doesn't take much to greet customers with a friendly smile and simple chit-chat but its surprising how many places lack this! Arriving in our room we were delighted, the room was breath taking! The bed was easily big enough for 4 people (if you so wished!) and the bath was plenty big enough for three as was the walk-in monsoon shower in the bathroom (worth having a play around with as it features 3 different settings) I was pleased to see the complimentary toiletries were available in the bathroom as well as by the bathtub in the bedroom as so many places only provide you with the one set for bath and shower. There was also ample amount of fluffy white towels (like everything at the Abode, oversized and ridiculously luxurious!) along with robes and slippers in the wardrobe. The décor was perfect, relaxing yet modern and we immediately felt at home! We enjoyed champagne and Sunday dinner upstairs in the Michael Caines restaurant and for such reasonable prices (£15 for two courses) we were very impressed at the standard of service and delicious food (including complimentary appetisers) We decided to cancel our plans to eat out that night and instead enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the nearby castle following the city walls round to the roman amphitheatre and gardens before returning to enjoy yet more food on room service. After all with a room as comfortable as ours we didn't fancy leaving it! We opted to have breakfast delivered to the room in the morning which you can do by using an tick box menu and hanging it out on the door before 3am. We checked out at twelve and left our luggage with reception (again helpful and friendly staff) but returned shortly afterwards for coffee in the lounge bar which was the only disappointment of our whole trip as the waitress failed to offer us a single smile or 'please/thankyou' etc and felt a little dark for a sunny afternoon, I can imagine it comes into its own at a night time though. I only wish I'd had time to sample a spa treatment as the range and prices were very tempting, particularly being able to have your hair and make up done professionally before an event, race day or night out what a brilliant way of relieving the stress. Our only regret of the whole weekend was not booking the Abode for both our nights in Chester instead wasting our time and money on our first night at the overpriced Travelodge nearby claiming to the 'luxury Crowne Plaza'! There's no question were we'll be staying on our next trip to Chester!

Room Tip: Pay the extra to book a luxury room, the bathtub in the bedroom is an unmissable feature...!
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1  Thank SweetieCheekie
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Have stayed several times and although last weekend was expensive because the races were on we had a great time. The room with a balcony overlooking the racecourse gave us a good view of the races both Friday and Saturday. As ever the breakfast was excellent and I'm glad to say that both cooked and continental choices are no longer charged separately. Good location for the city centre bars and restaurants

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

The hotel has an underground car park (which is chargeable) and there is access to the hotel from the car park via a lift. The hotel is a modern building with modern décor and well equipped rooms. The bathrooms were beautiful with lovely modern fittings. We had a balcony room which overlooked the road and the racecourse. The hotel is well located and is close to the city centre shops, with the main shopping streets about 5 minutes away. When we stayed at the hotel we also ate in the onsite Michael Caines restaurant which is slightly expensive but the food and service were amazing and justified the expense. If you are looking for a city centre hotel this is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Nothing special. Modern surroundings but just the usual facilities we all expect in a purpose built hotel. Impersonal, staff didn't, take the time to welcome us on arrival, "name please" was as good as it got. This hotel probably suits business users or anyone who is not looking for customer service delivered in a friendly manner.



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Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed over at the Abode for 1 night for our wedding anniversary on the 12th July, and what a brilliant stay it was. From the moment we arrived the red carpet was rolled out. Great car parking inside the hotel building, lovely room (we had a private balcony), fantastic champagne bar and restaurant overlooking the race course and best of all top class customer care from very professional staff. Thinking of staying somewhere else in Chester? Think again - it has to be Abode.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Grosvenor Road, Chester CH1 2DJ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Amenities:
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: £75 - £160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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