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Chester
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

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SoniaMary
Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
1
person found this review helpful

I have just returned fro a week staying at the Retreat and what a little gem of an apartment it is. Everything that Cheater has to offer is right on the doorstep as it is tucked away behind a black door on Watergate Street, so the location is perfect.

Pete the owner was there to meet me with the keys and show me around, he was brilliant to deal with from my first email right through to the return of my deposit, which was promptly sent on the day of my return.

The apartment ha s everything you need for a holiday from the very spacious lounge, fully equipped kitchen, to the cosy bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The stairs are steep the photograph on the website depicts them perfectly, I am not great at climbing stairs myself but I managed them fine.

I hope to return again next year and will recommend it to my friends who may want to visit
Chester.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
3 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Everything
Liked least: The stairs
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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john r
Orpington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“A great place to stay when visiting Chester, right in the centre!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

The Retreat is a great place to stay for your visit to Chester very near The Rows and Cathedral and convenient for the Race course. Spacious lounge, fully appointed kitchen.
Well worth the climb up the rather steep stairs. Owner very pleasant and deposit was refunded promptly

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location
Liked least: nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JamesL1
Margate, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A hidden gem - we loved our stay here and will return”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed at The Retreat for 8 days over the new year period. What a find!

This is a cosy little flat with everything you need for a comfortable stay within the Chester city walls.

Arrangements were easy to make with the owner, who had it refurbished about 6 months ago. We had a lovely welcome, a complimentary bottle of wine and enjoyed our stay.

The flat itself was warm, nicely furnished, homely. Kitchen facilities were good. The new washer/dryer came in handy as we had already been away for a week.

Speak to the owner about parking tips if you're bringing a car - we parked free all week only a few minutes walk away. Also 30 mins parking for loading/unloading just around the back from the flat.

Couldn't be better for location as you're right in the city centre. Pubs either side of you and plenty of restaurants to choose from.

Hope this doesn't become too popular as we'll be coming back for regular visits to family in Chester.

5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Location
5 of 5 stars Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 30, 2013
Thank you for the lovely review, and I hope to see you again soon, kind regards Pete
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Graham P
Albany, Australia
1 review
“Excellent little apartment close to everything”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012 for a stay in November 2012

Fantastic location. Very cosy apartment, with spacious living area. Lots to see right at your doorstep. Would definitely stay here again.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The location
Liked least: No outside area
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Rose-Iom
Isle of man
1 review
“Perfect City Centre location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 for a stay in November 2012

Great location, situated at the heart of Chester's shopping district. Close to all needed amenities - Bus station 5 mins walk, Tescos 5 mins walk, Train station 10 mins walk. Located next to a lovely old pub, the Custom House Inn. Great food and quiet regulars.

The landlord (Pete) was very approachable and upfront about the apartment's quirkiness.
It was Ideal for our short stay (7 days), we would have loved to of stayed longer.

Only negative point would be the steep stairs into the apartment, however if you are able bodied this will cause you no problems.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location
Liked least: Lack of Wifi or Internet Connection
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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