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Holiday Inn Express Chester - Racecourse
Ranked #17 of 44 Hotels in Chester
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Great location and lovely rooms & staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here a few times and it's worth a write up! It's a Holiday Inn so you obviously know what to expect however also staff are lovely, breakfast is nice,location is brilliant, free parking. If you want a bath request it. We tend to look for deals so we never pay full price but if you want a night in Chester and are looking for somewhere to get your head down that is perfectly nice then here it is :)

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Scoullar, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Chester - Racecourse, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express, Chester race course.

I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for all your kind comments.

Unfortunately none of our rooms have a bath but they all do have lovely hot power showers.

We hope to see you again in the near future

Kind regards

Steven Scoullar
Operations manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Stayed last weekend, weather was awful but Chester snow bound was beautiful. Room was brilliant value for money with a great view overlooking the racecourse. Hotel was clean and tidy and staff were very helpful.Very good location with only a 5 minute walk to town centre. Free car parking was a major bonus and breakfast was adequate. Will be back without doubt.Would reccomend to anyone.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

Have stayed her 4 times - just love this hotel!!
The rooms are spotless, breakfast nice. Staff are all very polite. Great spot by the racecourse and a short walk into the town. Have stayed with family and friends on separate occasions, for the races and for an over night stay with family. Will be staying here again in the summer. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Warwickshire UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

Stayed for a long weekend break here just after new year, good clean room, excellent shower, breakfast was a great time to people watch, there was "The Waltons" who pushed 3 tables together so they wouldn't be lonely, the european family who where eating enough so they wouldn't have to buy lunch ( do you really need to have 5 sausages ) & the hung-over hen partiers etc, etc but its a budget hotel & you get all sorts, all in all its a great place for a break, well located for the city centre with its masses of bars & eateries, free parking ( massive bonus these days ), try to get a room at the back overlooking the racecourse if you can its very much quieter round there, check in & out really quick, nice staff, recommended.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

This hotel is in a good location. It is well equipped and the public areas are kept clean and warm. The staff are helpful, free internet and free use of safety deposit boxes.
The bathrooms are like new with big fluffy towels changed daily.Breakfast is adequate and it's free! Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We booked in at the hotel for a quick wedding anniversary weekend only to be greeted by a freezing cold and quite dirty and grubby room. We asked to be moved to another room as I am 7 months pregnant and couldnt deal with the cold only to be shown an even colder room with severe road noise. When we went back to the desk for a second time, other guests were there complaining about their cold bedrooms to be only offered "an extra duvet". We moved hotels in the end.

  • Stayed January 2013
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Chester - Racecourse, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Dear tessasnelson,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. Please accept our deepest apologies for the issues you had encountered during your stay. kindly be assured that all your comments will be looked into and actions will be taken accordingly. Your feedback is very important to us as this assists us in continually improving the services and facilities we have to offer to our guests.

Sincerely,

Karen G.
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

This may be a budget chain, but this Chester race course owned franchise is well run, with cheerful, competent staff. The room was clean, well prepared and warm. Breakfast included in the £45 rate booked through hotel dot com, was simple but fresh with the exception of a stale bread roll. I expected less, and got more. That's how to do it.

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Scoullar, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Chester - Racecourse, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking your time out to review our hotel and for your very king comments regarding the staff, and the cleanliness of the rooms.

I am sorry to hear about the stale bread roll being put out for breakfast and will warn the staff to take more care when preparing the breakfast food.

Once again thank you for your review and we look forward to hopefully seeing you again in the near future

Kind regards

Steven Scoullar
Operations manager
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Chester - Racecourse
Address: The Racecourse New Crane Street, Chester CH1 2LY, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Chester
#14 Romantic Hotel in Chester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Chester - Racecourse 3*
Number of rooms: 97
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Combine good value with a great location at Holiday Inn Express Chester Racecourse, the only hotel within the racecourse's grounds.Holiday Inn Express Chester Racecourse is a completely non smoking hotel and just 5 minutes from Chester's historic city centre, putting quaint cobbled streets and an array of shops and restaurants within walking distance. Wake up to our complimentary breakfast and enjoy discounts on dinner at the racecourse's smart Restaurant 1539. You'll also benefit from complimentary onsite parking and complimentary wireless Internet in the hotel's public areas.We're a 5-minute drive from major companies in Chester Business Park, and 15 minutes from Deeside Industrial Park. You can hold training days for up to 25 people in Holiday Inn Express Chester Racecourse's 2 meeting rooms. Feel free to plan your presentation in our 24-hour self-service Business Centre.We're the closest hotel to Chester Racecourse, making us an ideal choice for your day at the races. Soak up Chester's rich history with a stroll down picturesque Watergate Street where grand Georgian buildings nestle alongside fine antique shops. Explore the city's Roman walls to enjoy views over the Cheshire countryside.Ask our friendly staff about Holiday Inn Express Chester Racecourse's packages for discounted entry to local attractions. You can meet and mingle with friends at our bar at the end of a day's sightseeing.Please contact the hotel directly for group bookings and race day packages. ... more   less 
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