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The Chester Hotel

59-63 Queens Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YP, Scotland (Formerly Simpson's Hotel)
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Chester is a great place for a relaxed bar lunch in an attractive room with an open fire and wonderfully friendly and efficient staff. There's a short, but imaginative and varied menu with good wines by the glass. I'd particularly recommend the fish dishes, having tried the lemon sole, battered haddock and, best of all, the Cullen Skink (I.e.... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited restaurant last night on a whim and without prior booking. Had visited when it was Simpsons Restaurant previously. We weren't disappointed. We had no problem being seated in the main restaurant at our leisure. Staff very welcoming and attentive. Saw to all our requirements with no fuss. Food was beautifully prepared and wonderfully cooked. We enjoyed the whole experience.... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sorry a couple of weeks late but better late than never, or so they say! My girlfriend and I booked a package to for Hogmanay 2015 which included 2 nights’ accommodation, entrance to the Masquerade ball, breakfast each morning along with a New Year’s day brunch. From start to finish the whole experience was very much enjoyed. This may have... More 

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Thank Dean L
Alistair_Unicomb, Operations Manager at The Chester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dean L, Its never to late to hear about what a great time you had at new year. It is just scary to think we are almost at the end of January already! The celebration is something we are very proud of at the hotel. Its our final event of the year (of course it is!), and we do... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had afternoon tea yesterday and I would say its the best AT experience I've had in Aberdeen. Could not fault the service from the moment we arrived until the moment we left we really were treated like royalty. One girl especially who dealt with our table all afternoon in the lounge, unfortunately did not catch her name but she... More 

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Thank LannyRabbyUK
Alistair_Unicomb, Operations Manager at The Chester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LannyRabbyUK. For a first timer in the hotel it sounds like you had a great time! The ratio of cakes to sandwiches is something we can look at, and make it better for you in the future. Not much more I can say other than thank you, all these great comments will be passed on to the team that... More 

Peterhead, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once again we had a fantastic meal at the Chester, the staff were so friendly and helpful, the atmosphere was great, if I had a problem it would be the table we had was next to the bar area, which was a little rowdy and with live music playing a little noisy for us as we like a quiet restaurant,... More 

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Alistair_Unicomb, Operations Manager at The Chester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear bluejames985, Sounds like you have been with us before! So glad you had another great experience at the Chester Hotel. Next time we will try and get a table a little bit further away from the music. We still have the live singer on Fridays, and a Sax player on Saturdays. Just thinking...........next time you are coming in, ask... More 

Scotland
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118 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night. Friendly welcome at reception. Room 33 was a bit of a walk, up and down a few sets of steps and through a couple of fire doors. Room itself was very nice. Lovely comfy bed and a great monsoon shower. Nespresso coffee machine a nice touch. Would stay again.

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1 Thank KarenG_9
Alistair_Unicomb, Operations Manager at The Chester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KarenG_9, So glad you enjoyed the hotel! Some of our rooms are a little distance away from the front of the hotel. Being an older listed building, we could not help that at the time of our refurbishment. As you commented though, it was a great room once you got to it. Hope to see you again in the... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place xx the staff were very friendly and professional. The rooms were modern and spotless clean. Great food and Service was efficient. Highly recommended and we will return again soon. X

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Thank Desanddonna
Alistair_Unicomb, Operations Manager at The Chester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Desanddona, Very pleased to read that you enjoyed the Chester Hotel and our team delivered on what we always promise. Cannot wait to have you back with us again for some more of the same, if not better! Best regards Alistair and the team at the Chester Hotel. More 

harrogate
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

First of all I would like to thank every single member of staff who made our New Year experience what it was, absolutely amazing. From checking in the reception staff were helpful, professional but so friendly, the bar and restaurant staff who we knew from previous visits it was so good to see you all, you are all a credit... More 

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Alistair_Unicomb, Operations Manager at The Chester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear princess36harrogate, Reading this review was very humbling for myself and the team. Both myself and Chris are very proud of the team we have and all the work that goes into each day for our guests. We are glad you found everything so enjoyable, and I hope it is the start of an excellent year for yourself and your... More 

Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We were given a night's stay at The Chester as a Christmas present, staying in the luxurious Rothesay Suite. From start to finish the stay was perfect, staff were friendly and attentive and the Rothesay Suite was a most welcome retreat. My sister organised the gift and praised the staff in particular Denise, who kindly arranged for a bottle of... More 

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Thank Kirsteen L
Alistair_Unicomb, Operations Manager at The Chester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kirsteen L, What a pleasure is was to read this review. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the world on TripAdvisor. It certainly sounds like you enjoyed every aspect of the hotel, and our offerings. I guess we all have to go back to reality at some point, but I hope that the next... More 

Aberdeen
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66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

For the price I would have expected a lot more. Firstly the reception rang my partner to check he was expecting me even though the booking was for Mr & Mrs... She said it was for security but made me feel like a call girl. On the way to my room I felt claustrophobic in the dim lit corridors with... More 

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Thank Shenaz46
Alistair_Unicomb, Operations Manager at The Chester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Shenaz46, I will try to take each of your points in turn as you have described. Hotel security. The team and I take this matter very seriously. Even though a room booking is made for two people, if a guest checks in first and is joined latter by another guest we do need to ensure that this second guest... More 

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