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“Excellent staff and service”
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Oddfellows
Ranked #6 of 44 Hotels in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 21, 2012

I stayed at Oddfellows on 10th November for a wedding. I was with my husband and 21 month old toddler. The accommodation and food were excellent. However the thing that stood out the most for us was how friendly and helpful every single member of staff was. Every staff member that we encountered during our stay was pleasant, smiley and couldn't do enough to help us. I don't think I have stayed anywhere where this factor has been so prominent. I don't usually end up writing reviews but feel that this warrants one.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Our trip was really made by the chap who greeted us when we arrived. We couldn't fault his enthusiasm, welcoming, co operation and service he really made our stay personal. We weren't originally happy with the size of our room and without question he showed us others available and made sure we were happy - running backwards and forwards numerous times for us with no complaint. Really lovely welcome. Place itself very interesting and original decor. Fantastic food in restaurant and great cocktails. Attic room was fabulous

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Really nice hotel with fantastic rooms. Only a continental breakfast is included but other than that I don't think you can complain about this place. Rooms had only recently been done and heard from the staff that the owners were interior designers. I'm a property developer and have to say they've done a fantastic job throughout the hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

What an unusual place, traditional entrance hides stylish boutique hotel with funky rooms and "odd" selection of rooms and furniture. Staff were very good, food not cheap but a nice "edited" menu we all enjoyed. The wedding party on the night we were there were having a ball and the bar and terraced inner courtyard was buzzing. Must be good for Chester to have such a venue

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

My husband and I had our wedding reception at The Oddfellows on Saturday and the day was just perfect! Nothing was too much hassle for any of the staff and they were so attentive and friendly. The rooms were beautiful and made our stay extra special. The food was amazing and there were many empty plates at the wedding breakfast. Anyone looking for a relaxed, stylish yet quirky wedding venue this is the place!!!! Thank you Mr & Mrs Palumbo.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Blink and you will miss the entrance, a set of steps between the shops, at the top of the steps you will find a quirky and unique hotel. The bar is straight on through has different areas with a different feel for a bit of privacy and allows you to suit your mood or occasion. The pied music is a little loud for my tastes but another another guest with the same issue asked the friendly barman to lower the volume and it was done straightaway - much better!. There was a garden area with seating further through which looked nice it was just a little chilly to try on our visit. Coffee from the bar tastes good but the froth on top needs a little work.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

We stayed at Oddfellows the night before and the night after our daughter's wedding. The wedding took place in the hotel and the experience was fantastic from start to finish. We were treated courteously and professionally by all of the staff, they couldn't do enough for us. The wedding breakfast food was spectacular, it was very tasty, superbly presented and the waiters and waitresses were very attentive and kept topping our glasses up at all times.. Our room was a loft bedroom we had adequate space, although the wardrobe was a little lacking as it was not long enough to hang up my dress so I had to hang it off the mirror. We had a double shower in our room which worked wonderfully but the toilet was a little inconvenient for my husband as it was in a cubby hole under the eaves and he couldn't stand up in it. This is just one of the little minor inconveniences that you get in a very old characterful, converted building. Everything was spotlessly clean and I thought the coffee machine in the room was a very nice touch. There was also a kettle if you wanted tea and there was a generous supply of tea, coffee and sugar and also a small carton of milk which was enough to make several drinks for the two of us. The decor in the room and throughout the hotel was very fun and quirky. The garden area was lovely as was the roof top garden. It was a little like being Alice in Wonderland as the more you looked around the more you saw how unusual the design and decor was. The unexpected is everywhere There is even a table and chairs and standard lamp hanging from the ceiling in one of the rooms, everything is slightly surreal but this is a good thing as it means Oddfellows is a completely unique experience. I think this is really a young persons' boutique hotel. However as a middle aged couple we truly enjoyed the experience from start to finish. Would I recommend this hotel to my friends? As a party venue yes I would, it is very lively and being in the city centre can get a little noisy at the weekend. If you want peace and quiet I don't think it is for you although it might be quieter during the week when there are no partys going on. To sum things up - Oddfellows made our family wedding a very special occasion from beginning to end. The staff are very friendly and professional but not intrusive at all. A very special weekend was enjoyed by all of our wedding party. A big thank you to everyone at Oddfellows.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Oddfellows

Address: 20 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Chester
Price Range: $127 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Oddfellows 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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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