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“What a 40th Brithday”

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The Commercial Bar & Hotel
Ranked #25 of 44 Hotels in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Conwy, United Kingdom
1 review
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“What a 40th Brithday”
Reviewed 17 February 2012

Well, I've just returned from The Commercial, it's not the first time and it certainly won't be the last time that we stay there. My partner booked the Byron suite for us for two nights so that I could celebrate my 40th Birthday in style, and wow what a room. Amazing. The decor, the bed, the bathroom, truly fanatastic.

The next day for dinner, my family came up, so all eight of us, including my three nieces had a fabulous time in the room at the front, the staff had dressed the table and the room really well, the food was excellent as usual, the wine choices advised by the knowledgeable staff were excellent, well looked after, and every need catered for, even if we were a little demanding. (Thanks) .

That night two of my freinds turned up so we had dinner in the bar and then we went to the comedy club - The Laugh Inn, The staff rang a Taxi for us, and also rang ahead, we were met by 'John' on the way in who ushered us to a reserved table, the acts were great, the headline act - can't think of his name had us rolling around laughing, he will truly be a comedy great.

Back in the bar that night till late again......don't ever think that your going to get to bed early, drinks are good, service is second to none, the conversation flows.

Well looked after by all the staff....I can't remember all your names but thanks to you all....JT, Lucy, Ellie, Ruth, 'Chef', Rebecca and John.

Just cannot wait till I can come back again.

K & E

Room Tip: The rooms are all named after poets, they are all second to none.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rebecca_DaviesGM, General Manager at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review, 20 February 2012
Dear Keith thank you for taking the time to write such a long review. It was a pleasure to host your special birthday and I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and The Laugh Inn. We are a very sociable Hotel, Bar and Restaurant so thanks to you and the family for embracing our concept and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Rebecca
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

Has not changed from last visit a few months ago. Still great.

Good room with a 5 star bathroom. Really helpful staff. Offered to put parking voucher on my parked car.

Good beer and better food in an great city centre location.


Must be the best place for a break in Chestet.

Sadly I am on business but still a million times better then a chain hotel at a similar price and better food.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Rebecca_DaviesGM, General Manager at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review, 9 February 2012
Dear Paul, thank you for taking the time to write. As a regular visitor we will endeavour to continue and improve on the service you enjoy and look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards Rebecca.
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

Had the most amazing sunday lunch,the beef was cooked to perfection,the roast potatoes were mouth watering,service excellent,such superb value as there is a 2 for 1 deal on at the moment,just under £12 for both meals,could not fault it,definately a must every week from now on.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

Just returned from a fabulous weekend away with 'the girls', staying at The Commercial. Party of 6 of us and we all had the very best time, thanks to the excellent staff at the hotel. Without exception, they all worked so hard to accommodate us, making us feel part of their 'family'. The rooms were gorgeous. We had dinner on Saturday evening, which was perfect in both quality and ambience. In fact, out of 2 days, we rarely left the building, as it provided and catered for our every need! I cannot recommend this hotel and their lovely hard-working staff enough. having stayed in lots of large 4 and 5 star hotels around the world, the personal touch that this offered far exceeded them all. A must visit for anyone holidaying in Chester, for accommodation, restaurant and bar. Thank you Rebecca and team xx

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Rebecca_DaviesGM, General Manager at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review, 30 January 2012
Dear Steph,

Thank you for your review. From a staff perspective you and the girls were truly part of the family this weekend and it was a joy to accommodate you all. I'm sure we'll see you again and wish you all the very best in the meantime.

Best regards
Rebecca
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

Ive currently just stayed at the commercial hotel in Chester and it was such a fantastic place to go! The food is amazing quality and the bar staff and waitresses are second to none! I highly reccomend this place to anyone who's looking for a wonderful place to stay or eat.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

As a traveling sales manager for a national photographic company i have to stay in hotels all over the country. Let me first tell you that not only is this the first hotel that has met my high OCD levels in cleanliness but the warm welcome that i recieved made a very tired and hungry guy a very happy boy. the commerical is not a hotel in my eyes but home in a different place. If only everywhere could be like this the world would be a far better place. love, love, love.

Room Tip: Keats is my favourite.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Widnes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

we went to the commercial in november 11 for 2 nights rooms were clean and tidy and very large. bathroom had bath and power shower. had dinner on one night and could not fault it.the hotel has a nightclub and stays open till 3am so can be a bit noisy but we stayed up until early hours dancing. breakfast was very good with plenty to eat. all in all excellent weekend.

Room Tip: higher floors are less noisy if you dont want to stay up
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Commercial Bar & Hotel
Address: Northgate Street | St Peters Courtyard, Chester CH1 2HG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Chester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury accommodation, a wide selection of drinks, the warmest of welcomes, the liveliest of atmospheres in the most exquisite of locations… ‘…A gem hidden in the heart of Chester…’ We have five beautiful double en-suite rooms, including a luxury 'Lord Byron suite', each with a book of poetry written by their namesake for your enjoyment during your stay. We have 3 high quality entertaining bars serving traditional ales, fine wines, superb spirits and fabulous cocktails. We attract a fun-loving clientele from 18-80, especially at weekends when our renowned resident DJs spin their collective mix of disco-dancing tunes. We will always ensure you are made to feel very welcome at the Commercial and we provide something for everyone, every day of the week! ... more   less 
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