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ABode Chester
Ranked #16 of 45 Hotels in Chester
Reviewed August 28, 2011

Me and my husband stayed here for two nights to celebrate our first anniversary. We were impressed by the quality of the room, clean modern and very stylish, and the service was great. Especially liked that we had a small balcony, and that when we arrived we were offered the choice of a racetrack or city view room. Check in was meant to be around 2pm i think, but the staff were very accomodating when we arrived at 11am, and had a room ready for us. Very professional and friendly. We also dined at the Michael Caines restaurant, the food was lovely and the service was great. We had a lovely stay and would definately go back. The hotel is within a stones throw of the main high street so is ideal.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

Stayed for one night, we were going to the races so this hotel was great for that, very busy when we arrived with race goers drinking in the bar and front terrace. Room was ready, and we were early for check in, reception staff efficient and very friendly. The room was nice not the biggest hotel room but clean with everything we needed. After the races we ate in the mc grill restaurant, food was lovely and service excellent. I would recommend this hotel it has great views over the race course, is close to shops, and you are made to feel very welcome.

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Reviewed August 20, 2011

Good location on edge of Chester centre. Excellent service, but risk being queues as only one person at reception at any time. Rooms were of an excellent quality.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 13, 2011

On arrival to the hotel we were told that the room wasn't quite ready for us, but this is because we were early yet the hotel still took our bags from us and led us into the bar for complimentary drinks to await our room. After 10 mins we were told that instead of waiting for the room to be readied they were going to upgrade us from an Enviable room to an Enviable room plus! The room was stunning and spotless. Great ambient lighting, decor and fresh linen. Check my pics to see for yourself. Complimentary slippers and gown plus a nice snack pack with a free morning paper, what more could you ask for? Fantastic

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

We stayed for one night after reading the tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The hotel is ideally located for shopping, sightseeing and the river cruises. Local bars and restaurants were only a short walk away.
This is an extremely modern and efficiently managed hotel. All of the staff were friendly and attentive. In particular the reception staff.
On arrival we encountered a small problem with the door in our room leading to the balcony. Normally we wouldn't mention anything but decided to on this occasion. We are very glad we did! The immediate response from the receptionist was to apologise and upgrade us to 'Desirable' room, which was extremely spacious and had excellent views over the racecourse.
Everywhere in this hotel was immaculately clean and every single staff member was eager to help and please at every turn.
If we were to pick any fault it would be the problem of access to the hotel entrance if you arrive by car. There is limited on site secure parking but to find out about it, we needed to park in a bus stop some yards from the hotel entrance and make enquiries at reception. There is a lovely paved area in front of the hotel but part of this, in our opinion,would be better used as a drive through area so that at least you can pull in and make enquiries etc.
Breakfast was really tasty and served in fantastic surroundings but it is not for those who like a hearty full English to set them up for the day. This was very much style and quality over quantity and value for money.
That said, if, like us, you prefer modern, stylish surroundings, with clean lines and state of the art facilities, then this is the place for you and not overly priced to boot!
If you are looking for places to wine and dine in the evening, We would strongly recommend the Amber Lounge and Bar Lounge. Both were close to the hotel and full of character.
We had a great time in Chester with the visit enhanced by the friendly, attentive staff not only at the hotel but all the places we visited. Would definitely recommend the Abode hotel if you are in the area.

Room Tip: Ask for a view over the racecourse. These are quieter, away from the road
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

We have jst got back from a stay at Abode. We were upgraded to a desireable room which was large and bright, with modern fixtures. The pictures on the website are a true reflection of the room we had. Just one tip... don't forget to turn off your air conditioning before you go to bed. It sounds like a washing machine if you wake up to it in the middle of the night!! We opted for room only and found plenty of places to have breakfast in the City Centre. The Hotel is in an ideal location altough not easy to get to by car from the instructions or with our satnav. It is right on a round about, which is the tricky part and the car park entrance didn't exactly stand out. But don't let that put you off! Secure underground parking was ideal but cost £10 per night. We ate in the Michael Caines Restaurant on Fifth. We chose the grazing menu, smaller portions of the A la carte, and we were not disappinted. The food was Amazing!!!!!! The staff throughout the hotel are very frindly. The only negative I can find is that a 12% service charge is automatically added to the bill in the Restaurant. It says that it is for you to consider, but I felt that I could not ask for it to be taken off after the superb service from the staff. It did eat into our budget slightly (£15 tip...let's jsut hope the staff see some of it). The prices shown on the website for the food and wine are what you will get at the hotel, so no surprises there. We will definately return.

Room Tip: Ask!!! I emailed for a room with a good view and asked about the cost of an upgrade. We got it for f...
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Reviewed August 6, 2011

Had 3 nights at the Abode recently. Found the hotel staff very friendly and helpful, our room was large, comfortable and well equipped. Ate in the Michael Caine restaurant on the Saturday night, and thought the food was excellent, but ate again on the Monday and had the fixed price menu which we found very limiting. Did not fancy any of the starters so had a dessert, Baked Alaska, which was very disappointing. It was still frozen and looked and tasted just like Wallls Arctic Roll! I did complain, but to no effect. Wine very expensive too.
Would definitely return another time as the location was great for a city visit.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about ABode Chester

Address: Grosvenor Road, Chester CH1 2DJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Chester
#11 Romantic Hotel in Chester
#11 Luxury Hotel in Chester
Price Range: $105 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — ABode Chester 4*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With unparalleled views of England’s oldest working racecourse, the contemporary ABode Chester offers a warm welcome in the heart of the city, complemented by exceptional fine dining and a modern, stylish and sophisticated design. Individually designed bedrooms, contemporary bathrooms and a warm welcome are waiting. Enjoy relaxed, sophisticated dining at Brasserie Abode, light bites and plats du jour in the Brasserie Abode Bar or relax with a cocktail in hand. ... more   less 
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