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Chester Recorder House

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19 City Walls, Chester CH1 1SB, England
Chester Recorder House
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Ranked #12 of 80 Chester B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Julian G Keswick, United Kingdom
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to stay, nice building with bright rooms looking over the river (4 poster Virgo room). The rooms do have squeaky floor boards but it all adds to the character and history of the building (don't change something thats been there for a very long time) The location is fantastic, just 5 mins to the centre. We had no... More 

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wigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Me and my husband and our friends stayed at recorder house for the weekend as we was going to the races. We was given a warm welcome by Adrian and shown the lounge, breakfast room and then to our rooms. Our room was on the first floor with a river view and our friends room was on the second floor... More 

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Stratford upon Avon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were given an extremely warm welcome on arrival & our room was light & airy & very comfortable. Recorder House is located on the city walls so is an excellent location. Breakfast was a varied menu & the food was very tasty. We will definitely recommend Recorder House, thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely B&B on the town walls over looking the river, room was lovely little small but it was very comfortable. Breakfast was good, and the couple who own it (Adrian and Fiona) were lovely they made you feel so welcome made time to chat to us, The city is very close and if you like the Race's I... More 

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FionaChester, Owner at Chester Recorder House, responded to this review

Many thanks for this. Good advice on booking early - especially when the races are on! More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just returned from a 2 night stay at the Recorder House. We stayed in The Libra Room overlooking the River. A warm welcome from Adrian and straight to our room although we were a good couple of hours before official check in time. He also very kindly took our case up for us. The four poster bed was... More 

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FionaChester, Owner at Chester Recorder House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive comments. A word about parking - we do recommend that guests note the post code for the car park is CH1 1RL, or that they get in touch with us for more detailed directions. It then becomes easy to find! More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

would agree with many of the positive comments made, it is obviously a really great location and gorgeous old building, but a few small niggles worth mentioning for the more discerning and sensitive guest: the smell of cooking filled the whole hotel which needed airing and was off putting, the cooked breakfasts could offer more than one sausage and be... More 

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FionaChester, Owner at Chester Recorder House, responded to this review

I am rather surprised by some f these negative comments as you and your partner have written in our visitor book - and I quote - "Thanks for a lovely stay. Will be recommending you to friends. Look forward to returning". To address some of your comments, there is not a lot we can do to stop cooking smells spreading... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This B&B is in a fantastic location for people wanting to explore historic and modern Chester. The front door opens on to the city wall, go one way and it takes you to the Roman amphitheatre and the other takes you to the castle, military museum and the racecourse. The back door provides easy access to the main shopping area... More 

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FionaChester, Owner at Chester Recorder House, responded to this review

Thank you for all your positive comments. Sorry about the floorboards - unfortunately not a lot we can do about this. Hopefully the views and the lovely room more than made up for it. More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Stayed on 7th and found the whole experience faultless. Very friendly owners and a fantastic location . Really nice freshly cooked breakfast and spotlessly clean room, although only few minutes from city centre it was as peaceful as you could get. Will definitely be back !

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FionaChester, Owner at Chester Recorder House, responded to this review

Thank you for this - it is much appreciated and we are really glad you enjoyed your stay More 

Montreal, Canada
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144 reviews 144 reviews
56 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This hotel is in a perfect location for visiting Chester, right on the wall. Room and bathroom were rather small with not much room to store the empty suitcases or all the clothes. Breakfast was good and plenty. Parking was fine. WIFI did not work on Laptop (windows) but OK on IPad.

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Crossford, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We spent the weekend in the Recorder Hotel Chester for the weekend. All I can say is "what a place". Fiona and Adrian the owners were without doubt "mine hosts". The house itself is rather quaint and quirky. Being right on the wall overlooking the river made for a peaceful interesting weekend. We had the executive room with the four... More 

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