We had the pleasure of staying 3 nights at the Duchess. The owners have justifiably been recognised for bringing this house back to the splendour of it's early days. The interiors are a visual delight, filled with interesting period pieces and spectacular stained glass windows.
We stayed in the comfortable Hunt Room with en suite and found it to be flawless.
The three spacious main floor public rooms are given over to the leisure of the guests.
The breakfasts were wonderful. Antja is a talented cook who provided us with memorable dishes, beautifully presented.
The overall experience was like living in a Victorian museum with the warmth of gracious hospitality and superb food amid a cornucopia of interesting antiques, book and magazine collections and charming period pictures.
My wife and I have had the good fortune to stay in a few of the world's grand hotels. It's attention to details that makes them exceptional and that is what the hosts at the Duchess strive for as well.
If you require top quality accomodation in Chatham - look no further.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our faithfully restored 1896 Queen Anne mansion offers spacious, comfortable bedrooms with en-suite baths and three large common rooms wrapped in rich paneling and original stained glass. Located on a leafy corner surrounded by century homes, The Duchess is steps from theatre, museums and surprising restaurants in the centre of town, but only 12 minutes from Highway 401. Within a short drive are warm beaches, wineries, sporting opportunities and world famous nature reserves. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Duchess Of Wellington Chatham, Ontario, Canada