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The Commercial Bar & Hotel
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

As always we’ll be objective in our review. We chose The Commercial partly because it was really good value and partly a trip down memory lane from a stay there many years ago. Needless to say the rooms are unrecognisable from those days. Prior to our stay we looked at the reviews and telephoned to ensure there were no late night events happening as we wanted a quiet couple of days.

We arrived early and requested the quietest room – our room was quickly reallocated but wasn’t ready which was no issue as we went for lunch. We stayed in Keats room and were very comfortable - lovely bed and shower/bathroom. It’s a bit of a maze to get to the rooms and the stair carpet could do with a little repair here and there.

The great thing about The Commercial is its location – slap bang in the middle of the Chester. Yes there was the a little noise from those crossing the courtyard but that’s not the hotel’s fault. We ate very well – the breakfasts were excellent with everything freshly cooked so worth the wait. Away from the hotel we enjoyed The Brewery Tap for a proper pint (no music or TV); La Fattoria for a lovely Italian meal and Moules a Go Go for a lovely steak and great service.

Here are just a couple of little things that would’ve helped our stay be even better – a bin in the bathroom; curtains instead of blinds; the handle on the toilet to be fixed; a bedside table each side. Having said this we would not hesitate to return to The Commercial to stay – the staff were just great and that always makes a difference.

Room Tip: We asked for and were given the quietest room - Keats
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank TeithioTwo
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

You cannot get more central in Chester than this delightful small hotel. Free parking also included!! We stayed in Coleridge (all rooms named after poets) and enjoyed 2 nights of perfect peace despite being right in the middle of the action of Chester night life. The bathroom was fantastic, as good as amny 5 star hotels. The staff were all extremely pleasant. We enjoyed several drinks in the bar but will remember with relish the breakfasts.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dave D
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Reviewed 21 December 2011

Since the Commercial re opened I've been a big fan of its charm and friendly service. I don't live in Chester but when I get the opportunity to visit I always make sure I pop in even for a drink. I've spend many a Sunday afternoon having food there, the surrounds are lovely for a leisurely lunch where you aren't rushed to finish your meal. After telling my friends about how fond I am of going there I organised a group of us to go last Sunday for Christmas dinner. It's the perfect setting for a festive meal, we sat overlooking the Christmas tree by the roaring log fire in the front room and could hear Bing Crosby singing in the background, prefect! The food is always, to a high standard, what's good about here is they tend to think about the whole meal, some traditional and modern recipes that include everything you would expect, thought and care has been taken with the accompaniments – the vegetables and garnishes to give a lovely plate of food without being pretentious, the size of the portions would be satisfying for anyone.



The staff are lovely and nothing is too much to ask, you can't fault the service at all.



My friends had lovely time and I thought I should spread the word to tell others know about it. If you are thinking of visiting the Commercial it is well worth it, half of its charm is that it's hidden right behind 'The Cross' virtually in the heart of the town, surprisingly quiet with a lovely courtyard so it you can't find it, ask as it will not disappoint it's everything you would want from a visit to Chester.

Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
Thank laura g
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

In Chester yeaterday for some Christmas Shopping with my friend and called in at the Commercial for Lunch. The food and service was excellent and I cannot recommed a visit more highly.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Patrick S
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

we stayed in the commercial for two nights and wished it was for two weeks.
IF your criteria for a hotel stay, is good position spotless clean , brilliant staff and to leave the best till last! Fantastic food. the commercial is THE PLACE TO BE.
we loved every minute of our time there,the helpfull staff, the comfy bed, the food all get A star from us.

Room Tip: all rooms are named after poets,ours was Keats which was at the top, a few stairs to climb!!
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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