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“Close to town. Good value.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Dene Hotel
Ranked #42 of 45 Hotels in Chester
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123 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Close to town. Good value.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night only. The hotel is a bit tired and so are we after a noisy night.
The ceiling/ second floor is very squeaky and the plastic mattress protector was noisy.
But I guess we have no right to complain at only £35 for a double room.
Rooms are small but clean and very friendly staff.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

We stayed here for just one night. £45 for a double room on a Friday night was very good value for money. Less than a mile from the town centre. Free on site parking was an added bonus. The room and bathroom was newly decorated. Lovely bedding and towels. Tea and coffe making facilities. Would use again

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mammamarg
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MANCHESTER
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22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Stayed at Dene hotel for 1 night over the bank hol weekend and to be really honest it was "ok".We just wanted a place to rest our heads after shopping! so for the price we paid £35 thats all we would have give. It is only 2 star and parts of hotel have been refurbished??? . Next morning we went to get a shower........ no hot water..... oh well a cold wash was sufficient and we had breakfast for an extra £4.95 each, which was just "ok". All in all the Dene is only 2 star and pretend to be of an higher standard! you get what you pay for!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

I found this hotel on Laterooms. On arrival the young lady on reception was bright cheery and helpful. Had good knowledge of area and places to eat.
The room was neat functional clean and tidy. Only 2 minor gripes. The tv was VERY old and the picture quality / reception was poor. Other complaint was no mirror in bathroom. I'm not a vain man but do need to see what i'm doing when I wet shave.
Breakfast was good with a good range of options but poached eggs seemed to take forever to produce, I asked for 2 poached eggs on toast with bacon, only got ! egg and several slices of bacon spread on bits of toast. Minor moans really, but overall a very good place to stay

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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1 Thank Andy P
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tamworth
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40 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013

Stayed for one night, last minute trip to Chester. As most of the hotels were full I booked the Dene. It had one twin room left so I took a chance before I had read reviews on Trip Advisor.
Helen the manager was friendly and polite even though it looked like she was working round the clock.(staff shortage)??
I had read the hotel was undergoing a refurb so I knew what to expect. Room was very dated, not spotlessly clean, when looking for an electric socket anywhere near the bed the headboard fell off the wall!! The room had large windows but no nets so if you wanted privacy you had to close the curtains. The T.V. had four grainy channels but I'm not surprised as the previous owner of the set was probably John Logie Baird!
The bathroom had fittings for a blind but no blind, no shelf for toiletries and I couldn't get any hot water from the shower so had a bath instead.
Didn't have breakfast although the dinning room did look new, fresh and bright.
Location is good, less than a mile walk into Chester so we left the car as we were told it was expensive to park in town.
I appreciate it is only a two star so not to expect higher standards, we paid a good price for what we got.
Would I stay again?, only if I was struggling to find accommodation.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank TamworthSpidey
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United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

I only stayed here one night with my boyfriend and it was a fair price for somewhere to put your head down. We chose this hotel for its proximity to the motorway as we had somewhere else to be around Chester.

The lady on reception was very nice and we decided to pay the £4.95 each for breakfast in the morning. We went up to the room and, whilst it had a strong smell of paint (possible redecoration/renovation?) the room itself wasn't too bad. Perhaps a little dated but not horrific - certainly clean and comfortable! We explained to reception we would be back late and asked if this would be a problem; we were told no. When we arrived back a little after midnight the doors were locked. We were quite alarmed by this as we had informed the receptionist that we would be back late. Fortunately, somebody was available to let us in!

The bed was comfortable enough and there was no noise at all in our room (ours faced the car park and road to the front). The only thing that let the room down was the fact that our curtains weren't fastened on properly and thus let quite a bit of early morning light into the room!

We went downstairs to sample breakfast and at first glance it looked promising as a number of other guests were already sat enjoying theirs. We were waiting a while for the waitress to take our order, and even then we were still not given everything we asked for. The full English itself didn't seem particularly 'full' (we would have got more for the same money at, for example, a Wetherspoons). The breakfast itself was of poor quality and I actually felt ripped off by the time I had finished eating.

All in all, if all you want is a place to put your head down at a cheap and cheerful rate, go for it. Avoid breakfast if you can and find a pub/cafe nearby as I'm sure for the same price you'd get a better deal.

Although this is no disrespect to the hotel - if you're looking to spend a long weekend in Chester, avoid it purely for its location - it's a long walk to get anywhere near the town centre (this wasn't an issue for us but for a tourist trip to the city it might not be the place for you).

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bluebubbins
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Llangernyw, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

Loved my 1 night stay here at this hotel, staff was friendly, room was very, very nice and warm, very clean/tidy room and bathroom, extremely comfy bed with nice thick pillows. Shower wasn't working very well but other than that everything was perfect! I also enjoyed the lovely breakfast the next day. Would advise this hotel to anyone and would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Corner suites are large and sunny.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Tesni B
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Additional Information about Dene Hotel

Property: Dene Hotel
Address: 95 Hoole Road, Chester CH2 3ND, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 45 Hotels in Chester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Dene Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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