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“Stuteley Bar at the Devonia”

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Devonia Lodge Guest House
Ranked #6 of 79 Chester B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Stuteley Bar at the Devonia”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

I live local in Chester, both my partner and I visited the bar twice and on both occasions enjoyed the company of the owners , its a great place to meet up with friends , the hotel itself downstairs and Bar bar area are immaculately clean and tidy , I would recommend this place to anyone, I also took my work colleagues over they all said how welcoming and friendlythe place was.

Will definately make it our local !!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Stuteley1961, Owner at Devonia Lodge Guest House, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Hi Janie, Thanks so much for the kind mention, we really appreciate you coming in to see us with friends and colleagues and you'll be pleased to hear that we are starting to do food (hot bar snacks & light lunches) in October. Glad you've made us your local out of all the choices in Hoole. See you soon. M&M
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Templepatrick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

I had a one night stay here with my mother as we were attending Oulton Park over the bank holiday and wanted to stay near Chester.

The owners were very friendly and helpful and first impressions were that it clean and bright. The Devonian is a good location as it is only a short walk into Chester. The room was clean and had all the amenities you wold expect. Cooked breakfast was also fresh and very tasty.

The only criticism was the shower did not get hot. There is a notice in the room explaining that they are in the process of refurbishing the showers and I did leave it quite late, so my advice would be to shower early!

On the whole I would choose to stay here again and I would recommend it to others. Thanks for a lovely stay.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 5, which was a twin/family room. It was clean, spacious and bright. It faced the m...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Stuteley1961, Owner at Devonia Lodge Guest House, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us, we're glad you enjoyed your stay and your trip to Oulton Park. We take on board your comments about the hot water and work is under way to remedy this sooner rather than later. Hope to see you again. M&M
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed with Mark and Marie on the 16th August 2013 for our daughters wedding held at the Oakfield Manor Chester Zoo on the 17th. The accommodation was highly recommended to us by the happy couple as they sometimes have a drink in the lounge bar and get on very well with the owners. We were not disappointed but highly delighted to have found such a friendly and hospitable, clean place to stay in Chester when we visit again. The breakfast was excellent too. Thank you Mark and Marie

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stuteley1961, Owner at Devonia Lodge Guest House, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we're delighted that Dan & Deb's wedding went so well and it was good to finally put faces to names as we'd heard so much about you all. We look forward to seeing you all next time you're in Chester. Take care, Mark & Maree xx
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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

We stayed in Chester for 1 night and selected the Devonia for its reasonable price and proximity to the restaurant we were dining in that evening. We received a warm welcome from the owners and were shown to our room which was clean, light and of a reasonable size. The reception area come bar/lounge is also decorated in neutral tones and particularly inviting as a result of the natural light filtering in through the windows. All staff and fellow guests encountered were friendly lending to a relaxed and pleasant vibe during post-meal drinks in the lounge. Although I didn't partake in breakfast, my husband enjoyed his scrambled eggs and commented that the portions were generous (be forewarned, the full English is not for the faint hearted!). Scored this a 4 out of 5 with a point deducted for the substandard shower which hindered our pre-meal preparation. A note from the owners on the bathroom door served as warning to the shower's performance and advised the bathrooms will be upgraded in the future. Once these enhancements are complete, the Devonia will be the complete package.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank MGardner_10
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Stuteley1961, Owner at Devonia Lodge Guest House, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
We really appreciate you taking the time to write a good honest review, and we always welcome any constructive criticism. Sorry that your shower wasn't up to standard on this occasion but appreciate your understanding with our ongoing works. Glad that you enjoyed your meal at Joseph Benjamin in the city centre, it's always good to have good recommendations to pass on to other guests that are staying with us. Thanks again! M&M
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Recently stayed with my husband, the hotel was very pleasant. Room was spotless and nothing was too much trouble for the friendly owners, they werevery accomodating. Breakfast was good too.
I think this is a perfect spot for visiting the sights of Chester. It is a lovely 20 minute walk into the city centre, or a couple of pounds in a taxi. We will definately be visiting again, great value for money and free car park round the back. A lot of hotels in the centre of chester charge £10-15. Great little gem of a hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stuteley1961, Owner at Devonia Lodge Guest House, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
We were so chuffed to receive your review, many thanks for taking the time to write one for us. We look forward to welcoming you next time you are back in Chester. Kind regards, M&M x
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

having stayed overnight we found nothing was too much trouble room was clean and very comfortable breakfast was delicious even our teenage fussy eater enjoyed hers
good friendly atmosphere in the bar and hotel which was easy walking distance from city center and Chesters bars and restaurants overall an enjoyable stay

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Stuteley1961, Owner at Devonia Lodge Guest House, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Thank you for the great review Clive, glad you all enjoyed your stay and the Zoo of course. We must be doing something right if we can please a fussy teenager ha ha ha!! Look forward to seeing you all next time you come back to Chester. Kind regards, M&M x
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Recently visited with 4 other friends. Bedrooms very basic,(3 in 1 room, 2 in another) but clean, beds extremely comfy. Cooked breakfast in the morning was lovely. Friendly helpful staff. The only downside was the size of bathroom (but there was a note to say they will be renovating in the future) after running/using the shower it was like being in a sauna. Overall a lovely stay and I'm sure if we decide to go back to Chester for a night out again, we will surely come back here.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank AB4213
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Stuteley1961, Owner at Devonia Lodge Guest House, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to write a good honest review, as mentioned we are in the process of updating certain areas in the B&B and we appreciate your understanding with that. We are aware that the bathroom in room 3 is a bit too small for a group sharing and are planning how to make it bigger without losing too much of the room but hey ho we're getting there!! Thanks again. Kind regards, M&M x
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Property: Devonia Lodge Guest House
Address: 33-35 Hoole Road, Chester CH2 3NH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Chester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Devonia Lodge Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WelcomeDevonia dates back to 1856 and uniquely Devonia Lodge is the first guest house on Hoole Road in Chester both in time and location, Hoole Road (A56) is principally the main accommodation area of Chester, popular with visitors from all over the world due to its excellent location.Of all the guest houses on Hoole Road, Devonia Lodge is closest to both the city centre, (which is approximately 8-10 minutes walk), and 5 minutes to the railway station. The same family has run the Devonia since 1964, we offer you tremendous value for money and a homely welcome.Excellent ValueDevonia Lodge prides itself on offering you the customer comfort, service and highly competitive rates, our staff is largely made up of family and a competent morning team, each with their own personalities to make you feel at home.Stuteley's Cafe BarDevonia has been trading as a guest house for nearly half a century so we recently decided to open a medium sized licensed bar, (October 5th 2012) for residents and non residents alike. Stuteley’s is an idea put together by us to provide a Cafe Bar for all to come and enjoy, We feel that Stuteley’s is in a well located position for Mums that do coffee, Ladies and Gents that do Lunch to folk that like a relaxing drink in nice comfortable surroundings anytime. ... more   less 
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