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“lovely flat in an excellent location”
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Twice Cheshire finalist luxury holiday home The River House, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bath, 4 car spaces
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Twice Cheshire finalist luxury holiday home The River House, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bath, 4 car spaces
River House, Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, living room overlooking the River Dee Master bedroom, kingsize bed, ensuite bathroom, overlooking the River Dee
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Twice Cheshire finalist luxury holiday home The River House, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bath, 4 car spaces
River House, Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, living room overlooking the River Dee
Master bedroom, kingsize bed, ensuite bathroom, overlooking the River Dee
Guest bedroom, kingsize or twin beds, looking toward Grosvenor Park
Guest bedroom, double bed, looking toward Grosvenor Park
Large, sociable, kitchen dining room leading to the walled garden
From the kitchen to the front door
Luxurious, Egyptian cotton bed linen and sumptuous pillows in all the bedrooms
Ensuite bathroom
River House luxury holiday cottage, city centre, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4 car spaces
Blooming walled garden at the River House Holiday Cottage Chester
The River Dee leading to the River House
Early morning just outside the River House Chester, sipping a cup of tea and sitting on the bench
Enjoy England Tourism   Four Star Gold Award self catering accomodation
Enjoy England Four Star self-catering accomodation
Chester Races a short walk from the River House luxury holiday cottage for six adults
Winter sunrise on the Meadows opposite the River House
River House luxury holiday cottage in the heart of the city, 5 minutes from the shops & restaura
A bride and bridesmaid in the living room at the River House Chester
Beautiful bride in the courtyard garden of the River House
Elephants bathing at Chester Zoo
Chester Rows ideal shopping a short walk from the River House Chester
Chester Race Course a stroll along the river from the River House
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Chester, Cheshire, England

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alice2012...
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
“lovely flat in an excellent location”
Reviewed September 14, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

the flat itself was attractive and comfortable, with many little extras. It is right by the river which is in a pedestrianized area that has become the leisure area for Chester. The city centre is just a short walk through the park. Excellent.

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Liked best: the location
Liked least: the steps into the garden
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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675patw
Chorley
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good location, lots of space, kitchen and decor tastefully done.”
Reviewed September 14, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Appreciated the welcoming pack of bread, jam, milk, butter and biscuits and the lovely vase of flowers. Tea, coffee , cupboard of sauces also available to use. The kitchen was a large social area ,very well equipped, looking out onto quaint courtyard with seating. The lounge was cosy and plenty of books to read and games to play. Bedrooms were a good size and bedding , furniture and decor were of a high quality. One had an en-suite and there was a good sized family bathroom. There was enough parking for four cars and the instructions for key safe and directions to the property were good. Great location, ten minutes walk to race course and city centre, by the River Dee and a few metres from a great pub The Boat House.

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Liked best: The kitchen
Liked least: Nothing really just having to be out for 10am, 12'oclock would be better , give you more time to get up, tidy up and pack the car.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 21, 2015
We try to make River House a home from home so that you have everything you needs. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and it met your expectations. It makes us very happy when our guests are happy.
Kind regards
Melanie
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Ian S
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“a lovely stay at a lovely River House”
Reviewed September 11, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The River House was recommended to us from the owner of Pond Cottage which was booked out for the dates of our visit to Cheshire. Thank you Julie it was a great recommendation and we were thrilled with The River House. To Melanie, the owner, it was just a pleasure to deal with you. The booking was no problem,we arrived to a warm and presonal welcome nothing was to much trouble and the location was just perfect. We could not have imagined the lovely time we spent by the river, the walks around the city walls, the walks along the river, the central location to the city and its great shopping. I could go on and on about this property, so all I will say more is go and experience it yourself, you won't be disappointed.

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Liked best: Location, location,location
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 13, 2015
It was very gratifying to read that you and your family so enjoyed staying at Riverside Apartment. I know you said your mum was particularly thrilled with the view as she entered the apartment which must have been a lovely moment for you. Thank you for the tip on recycling - the facility is in the outside shed, I'll make sure the notes direct people better as green is the way!
Kind regards
Melanie
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Nikki W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
“Perfect City Centre Retreat”
Reviewed September 7, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Beautiful riverside house,very comfortable and well equipped with everything you could need for your stay including a lovely welcome gift basket with essentails such as bread,butter & milk.
The house is very charming full of small personal touches and ideally situated for the river and to explore Chester City centre.I hope to return soon.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 9, 2015
Thank you for your lovely review. It's always so gratifying to learn that our guests had such a wonderful stay. We hope the River House was a lovely and welcoming home for you in England after the heat of Dubai. It will be great to see you again next year.
Kind regards
Melanie
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Linda C
Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic location, lovely house”
Reviewed August 24, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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The river house is a really lovely 'home from home' in a very central location close to Chester city centre. The accommodation throughout is of a very high standard and spotlessly clean. Melanie was very helpful and recommended various restaurants to try close by. Would definitely recommend this holiday rental and would certainly stay here again if we return to Chester.

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Liked best: Quality of accommodation
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 29, 2015
Thank you so much for your visit and for being such a thoughtful and considerate guest. We'd love to welcome you back again if you are coming to Chester again. So happy that you enjoyed your stay and the River House lived up to your expectations.
Kind regards
Melanie
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Jennifer7...
Falkirk
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely house in a great location”
Reviewed July 29, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We chose to stay at The River House due to it's location and upon our arrival were glad we had.
The house is right on the river and as other reviewers have pointed out a short stroll into town.
Booking the property was straightforward and Melanie was very helpful with her suggestions on places to eat etc.
The house itself is tastefully decorated and clearly a lot of thought has gone into the decor. The outdoor courtyard to the rear is small but is a pleasant retreat to sit with a cup of tea or glass of wine.
There is a summer seat to the front and although the plants were cut back during our stay, it was still a bit too overgrown to sit there comfortably, which was a real shame.
The bedrooms again were tastefully decorated and the beds comfortable although the twin beds in the back bedroom seemed to dip in the middle when joined together. Also note, that if you are a light sleeper the church bells do chime every hour!!
As we were staying for more than a few days I felt that more hangers in the wardrobes would have been useful too.
The kitchen was great - had everything we needed. To be honest we only really had breakfast in as there are so many good places to eat locally.
The lounge area was comfortable and again had everything we needed.
Bear in mind there is not a downstairs toilet in this property.
Parking was ample for two SUVs.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The bed in the back bedroom
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 3, 2015
Thank your for taking the time to review the River House. I see that you enjoyed your stay and loved the house and the location. We hope to welcome you and your family back again one day.



No one has ever mentioned the bells before. To be honest, I’ve only every heard the church bells in the morning when I’m in the garden or the windows are all open. We are going to stay shortly so I’ll listen out. You’re quite right, plants go crazy at this time of year and I’m always torn between gardening and disturbing guests. So we tend to keep it to check out days.

Hangers are my particular bugbear as I like lots of them. I’m sorry if you were short as it’s such an quick fix.

I feel very bad that the bed overlooking the courtyard was uncomfortable for you. I really wish you had let me know so that I could have changed it during your stay. I am only a phone call away and I like to pop in for a quick hello with our guests to make sure everything it to your liking.

It’s taken us years of hard work to gain our reputation through our personal attention to our guests and to making sure the house is better than you anticipated. I have to thank you for bringing this to my attention so that I can sort it out.

I’m only sorry that we didn't have an opportunity to correct any of this at the time of your stay and make you more comfortable.

All in all I know that you and your family had a pleasant and enjoyable stay. So, thank you for your comments, I know they were meant sincerely, and it will keep me on my toes to make sure we try that extra bit harder.
Melanie
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887Sharon...
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful apartment in a great location”
Reviewed July 20, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Stayed here for a weekend of racing with a group of friends, apartment beautifully presented with everything you could need.location is ideal 5 minutes into the centre for shopping race course about 10-15 min walk. The only thing I would say is don't have breakfast in the tearoom not the best but the cakes are really good

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 21, 2015
So glad you enjoyed your weekend with us and the location. There are great places for breakfast at Hickorys and The Moorings. Both quite scrumptious. See you again next year, and thank you so much for your visit.
Melanie
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