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“Warm Welcoming Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Devonia Lodge Guest House
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   33 - 35 Hoole Road, Chester CH2 3NH, England   |  
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Ranked #34 of 79 Chester B&B and Inns
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
“Warm Welcoming Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed with Mark and Marie on the 16th August 2013 for our daughters wedding held at the Oakfield Manor Chester Zoo on the 17th. The accommodation was highly recommended to us by the happy couple as they sometimes have a drink in the lounge bar and get on very well with the owners. We were not disappointed but highly delighted to have found such a friendly and hospitable, clean place to stay in Chester when we visit again. The breakfast was excellent too. Thank you Mark and Marie

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stuteley1961, Owner at Devonia Lodge Guest House, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we're delighted that Dan & Deb's wedding went so well and it was good to finally put faces to names as we'd heard so much about you all. We look forward to seeing you all next time you're in Chester. Take care, Mark & Maree xx
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hyde, Cheshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We stayed in Chester for 1 night and selected the Devonia for its reasonable price and proximity to the restaurant we were dining in that evening. We received a warm welcome from the owners and were shown to our room which was clean, light and of a reasonable size. The reception area come bar/lounge is also decorated in neutral tones and particularly inviting as a result of the natural light filtering in through the windows. All staff and fellow guests encountered were friendly lending to a relaxed and pleasant vibe during post-meal drinks in the lounge. Although I didn't partake in breakfast, my husband enjoyed his scrambled eggs and commented that the portions were generous (be forewarned, the full English is not for the faint hearted!). Scored this a 4 out of 5 with a point deducted for the substandard shower which hindered our pre-meal preparation. A note from the owners on the bathroom door served as warning to the shower's performance and advised the bathrooms will be upgraded in the future. Once these enhancements are complete, the Devonia will be the complete package.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stuteley1961, Owner at Devonia Lodge Guest House, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
We really appreciate you taking the time to write a good honest review, and we always welcome any constructive criticism. Sorry that your shower wasn't up to standard on this occasion but appreciate your understanding with our ongoing works. Glad that you enjoyed your meal at Joseph Benjamin in the city centre, it's always good to have good recommendations to pass on to other guests that are staying with us. Thanks again! M&M
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Recently stayed with my husband, the hotel was very pleasant. Room was spotless and nothing was too much trouble for the friendly owners, they werevery accomodating. Breakfast was good too.
I think this is a perfect spot for visiting the sights of Chester. It is a lovely 20 minute walk into the city centre, or a couple of pounds in a taxi. We will definately be visiting again, great value for money and free car park round the back. A lot of hotels in the centre of chester charge £10-15. Great little gem of a hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stuteley1961, Owner at Devonia Lodge Guest House, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
We were so chuffed to receive your review, many thanks for taking the time to write one for us. We look forward to welcoming you next time you are back in Chester. Kind regards, M&M x
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

having stayed overnight we found nothing was too much trouble room was clean and very comfortable breakfast was delicious even our teenage fussy eater enjoyed hers
good friendly atmosphere in the bar and hotel which was easy walking distance from city center and Chesters bars and restaurants overall an enjoyable stay

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stuteley1961, Owner at Devonia Lodge Guest House, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Thank you for the great review Clive, glad you all enjoyed your stay and the Zoo of course. We must be doing something right if we can please a fussy teenager ha ha ha!! Look forward to seeing you all next time you come back to Chester. Kind regards, M&M x
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Recently visited with 4 other friends. Bedrooms very basic,(3 in 1 room, 2 in another) but clean, beds extremely comfy. Cooked breakfast in the morning was lovely. Friendly helpful staff. The only downside was the size of bathroom (but there was a note to say they will be renovating in the future) after running/using the shower it was like being in a sauna. Overall a lovely stay and I'm sure if we decide to go back to Chester for a night out again, we will surely come back here.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stuteley1961, Owner at Devonia Lodge Guest House, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to write a good honest review, as mentioned we are in the process of updating certain areas in the B&B and we appreciate your understanding with that. We are aware that the bathroom in room 3 is a bit too small for a group sharing and are planning how to make it bigger without losing too much of the room but hey ho we're getting there!! Thanks again. Kind regards, M&M x
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Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Went to the Devonia after my dads funeral nothing was too much and the food was lovely we were made very welcome and we all felt very comfortable and relaxed after such an emotional day.Thankyou.Amanda.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stuteley1961, Owner at Devonia Lodge Guest House, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Many thanks for your kind review Amanda, it's much appreciated when people take the time to give us honest feedback. Kind regards, M&M
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Really great hosts - I felt very welcome. They were really flexible and helpful too. Great location between the station and town with plenty of parking. Bedrooms basic but clean and comfortable. TV and free wifi. Nice big breakfast. No difficulties accessing shared bathroom (which was very clean!). Great for anyone on a budget.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stuteley1961, Owner at Devonia Lodge Guest House, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Many thanks for the feedback, it's much appreciated. Most people find us to be in a great location, really handy for the city centre bars and restaurants etc. We hope you'll stay with us again in the near future. Kind regards, M&M
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Address: 33 - 35 Hoole Road, Chester CH2 3NH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Chester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Devonia Lodge Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WelcomeDevonia dates back to 1856 and uniquely Devonia Lodge is the first guest house on Hoole Road in Chester both in time and location, Hoole Road (A56) is principally the main accommodation area of Chester, popular with visitors from all over the world due to its excellent location.Of all the guest houses on Hoole Road, Devonia Lodge is closest to both the city centre, (which is approximately 8-10 minutes walk), and 5 minutes to the railway station. The same family has run the Devonia since 1964, we offer you tremendous value for money and a homely welcome.Excellent ValueDevonia Lodge prides itself on offering you the customer comfort, service and highly competitive rates, our staff is largely made up of family and a competent morning team, each with their own personalities to make you feel at home.Stuteley's Cafe BarDevonia has been trading as a guest house for nearly half a century so we recently decided to open a medium sized licensed bar, (October 5th 2012) for residents and non residents alike. Stuteley’s is an idea put together by us to provide a Cafe Bar for all to come and enjoy, We feel that Stuteley’s is in a well located position for Mums that do coffee, Ladies and Gents that do Lunch to folk that like a relaxing drink in nice comfortable surroundings anytime. ... more   less 
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