The style of the Oddfellows is exceptional. It is full of quirky decor ideas, a fabulous garden bar and a restaurant with good quality food and service. As a dinner venue I would strongly recommend it.
Our first room looked lovely on the surface. We had a premium double room spread over 2 stories. The room looked great but practically was rather a nightmare! Ladies, if you wash your hair, there is a complimentary hairdryer to use but find a mirror near a plug - oh no! I had to contort myself to dry and straighten my hair in the reflection of the tissue box. The upstairs sleeping area was very small partly due to the bath at the end of the bed. This came at the expense of a chair so no where to put your clothes or damp towel (other than in the bath). The room we stayed in was in the new build section in the garden. With its triple glazing and insulation it was baking on a summers evening. Our treat bottle of champagne bobbed in a bucket of luke warm water (the ice had melted) and wasn't worth drinking.Unfortunately, even with the rather pathetic aircon running at 17degrees from our 6pm arrival the room was still an oven at 11pm. The night manager kindly moved us to another room further down the building which was slightly cooler and we managed to open the window an inch.
Breakfast is not really included - if a pastry on a brown paper bag on your door handle counts then fine but that is more of the experience received in a £60 aparthotel. For the £215 per room, a proper breakfast should really be included rather than the gesture of £5 towards the £20 fry up and coffee.
I suppose what is disappointing is that for a top end, well designed hotel the level of going the extra mile was poor. We had a terrible nights sleep, had advised the team and there was no real apology as we checked out.
We won't be back which is a shame because it could be great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As a hotel, bar and restaurant, Oddfellows brings a fresh and unique experience to Chester. The 18 exclusive boutique bedrooms each have their own charm and combination of iconic and contemporary furnishings. The design of the bedrooms is inspired by architect John Douglas who designed Chester’s landmark Eastgate Clock, cinematographer Peter Newbrook who brought the Oscar-winning Lawrence of Arabia to life, and the illustrator Randolph Caldecott whose humorous images were simply irresistible. Complete with The Garden by Simon Radley -our Mediterranean-inspired restaurant - and The Secret Garden - a unique indoors/outdoors oasis; Oddfellows provides the ideal escape... ... more less
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