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The Commercial Bar & Hotel
Ranked #28 of 45 Hotels in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 25, 2012

we went to the commercial in november 11 for 2 nights rooms were clean and tidy and very large. bathroom had bath and power shower. had dinner on one night and could not fault it.the hotel has a nightclub and stays open till 3am so can be a bit noisy but we stayed up until early hours dancing. breakfast was very good with plenty to eat. all in all excellent weekend.

Room Tip: higher floors are less noisy if you dont want to stay up
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

I spent one night here (my usual hotel in Chester was full) and what a great surprise - it is slap bang in the middle of the city, but quite hard to find, but when you do it is well worth it. The bar downstairs is great and very popular and the rooms (5 of them, I think) are all individually designed and named after poets / writers. The quality of the rooms were great and very comfortable. I had a full cooked breakfast which was freshly made with high quality ingredients - such a nice change from buffet breakfasts. All the staff are very friendly and welcoming so I will definitely be returning. A definite "hidden gem"

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

Had a really excellent lunch here Christmas week. Very reasonably priced too. Nice interior and helpful friendly staff.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 9, 2012

The Commercial hotel is lovely. Location couldn't be better. The staffs are brilliant, really friendly and helpful. The rooms are lovely too. We stayed in Wordsworth and my sister and her partner stayed in Coleridge and although the rooms were different, both were great and the bathrooms had shower and separate baths and two sinks. The whole place is spotlessly clean too.

We had the pre theatre dinner with free tickets to the Laugh Inn. At only £15 for 2 courses which included free tickets to the Laugh Inn it was excellent value. Our meals were delicious and the comedy club was really funny – tip, don’t sit in the front row!!

My niece and her new husband stayed the weekend before us and they told us how lovely it was and how great the staff were but we thought that as they were on their honeymoon they were exaggerating, but we have to agree.

The only down side is that the disco is on until 3am at the weekend and it is NOISY!! To be fair, they do warn you about this if you book for the weekend so it’s no surprise but we bought some silicone earplugs from Boots and they do cut out the noise so make sure you get some if staying at the weekend.

The Commercial has a great offer on for Jan and Feb – 2 nights for £99 (Sunday to Thursday). Yes you heard it right and that includes breakfast so grab yourself a bargain.

At almost midnight a member of staff phoned both the taxi company and the Laugh Inn when I returned without my handbag and when the Laugh Inn said they had found it, they sent a taxi to collect it straight away. A big thank you to everyone for making our weekend so pleasurable. We hope to be back soon

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2012

Food was great. Service was brilliant. Barstaff really helpful (and handsome!). Rooms well kept and comfortable. Spot-on location. Also... The tallest manager i have ever seen!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Adele F
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

As always we’ll be objective in our review. We chose The Commercial partly because it was really good value and partly a trip down memory lane from a stay there many years ago. Needless to say the rooms are unrecognisable from those days. Prior to our stay we looked at the reviews and telephoned to ensure there were no late night events happening as we wanted a quiet couple of days.

We arrived early and requested the quietest room – our room was quickly reallocated but wasn’t ready which was no issue as we went for lunch. We stayed in Keats room and were very comfortable - lovely bed and shower/bathroom. It’s a bit of a maze to get to the rooms and the stair carpet could do with a little repair here and there.

The great thing about The Commercial is its location – slap bang in the middle of the Chester. Yes there was the a little noise from those crossing the courtyard but that’s not the hotel’s fault. We ate very well – the breakfasts were excellent with everything freshly cooked so worth the wait. Away from the hotel we enjoyed The Brewery Tap for a proper pint (no music or TV); La Fattoria for a lovely Italian meal and Moules a Go Go for a lovely steak and great service.

Here are just a couple of little things that would’ve helped our stay be even better – a bin in the bathroom; curtains instead of blinds; the handle on the toilet to be fixed; a bedside table each side. Having said this we would not hesitate to return to The Commercial to stay – the staff were just great and that always makes a difference.

Room Tip: We asked for and were given the quietest room - Keats
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

You cannot get more central in Chester than this delightful small hotel. Free parking also included!! We stayed in Coleridge (all rooms named after poets) and enjoyed 2 nights of perfect peace despite being right in the middle of the action of Chester night life. The bathroom was fantastic, as good as amny 5 star hotels. The staff were all extremely pleasant. We enjoyed several drinks in the bar but will remember with relish the breakfasts.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dave D
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Additional Information about The Commercial Bar & Hotel

Address: Northgate Street | St Peters Courtyard, Chester CH1 2HG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Chester
Price Range: $90 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury accommodation, a wide selection of drinks, the warmest of welcomes, the liveliest of atmospheres in the most exquisite of locations… ‘…A gem hidden in the heart of Chester…’ We have five beautiful double en-suite rooms, including a luxury 'Lord Byron suite', each with a book of poetry written by their namesake for your enjoyment during your stay. We have 3 high quality entertaining bars serving traditional ales, fine wines, superb spirits and fabulous cocktails. We attract a fun-loving clientele from 18-80, especially at weekends when our renowned resident DJs spin their collective mix of disco-dancing tunes. We will always ensure you are made to feel very welcome at the Commercial and we provide something for everyone, every day of the week! ... more   less 
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