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Holiday Inn Express Chester - Racecourse
Ranked #17 of 44 Hotels in Chester
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“Good location, clean friendly”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

Clean room and bathroom, (Some pen marks on the wall should be sorted) Three adults so not much room to move but enough, Bed settee firm but comfortable. Tea/Coffee and TV. Some noise from traffic but more from stair/lift door banging closed. Excellent value for money with breakfast. Good choice to suit all really. Friendly staff, happy to help. Excellent position for racecourse and all city centre attractions, not far to walk at all. Would stay there again.

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Reviewed April 24, 2014

My daughter and I stayed for one night.
The twin room was ideal.Clean,good size, tea and coffee facilities and exceedingly quiet.
Breakfast was a free continental though it did include an hot section of~scrambled eggs beans and sausages.
They have a huge car park which is free and they even let me keep my car there the following day for the duration of my daughter's University interview.
Excellent location next to the race course.The city is a short stroll away and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

This Hotel is a good budget hotel in an excellent location,overlooking the racecourse and within easy walking distance of the city centre. Our room was of reasonable size and clean and comfortable. We had tea and coffee making facilities and reasonably quick Wi-Fi. The staff were pleasant and helpful and the buffet breakfast was plentiful and of good quality. We would happily stay here again.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

This Holiday Inn is in a great location with free parking and short walking distance to Chester town.
We did have to take a little while to convince the rather miserable car park attendant that we were staying at the hotel and not trying to park for free and visit the racecourse, that did annoy me a little as he kept questioning us!
We arrived quite a bit earlier than check in time but the room was ready so we were allowed the key. My husband had booked a bottle of Bubbly on arrival which wasn't in the room as he had expected, he went to reception where they gave him a bottle straight away. I can't really put this as a negative as it may have been due to the fact that we checked in early.
As this is an Express there is no full English, just a buffet consisting of beans, sausages, scrambled egg, bread, a toast machine and various other pastries and cold items.
The breakfast room is open at all times and you are welcome to help yourself to unlimited drinks throughout your stay, we took great advantage of this and had a few too many cappuccinos and hot chocolates from the machine!
As I have come to expect from Holiday Inn the room was modern, bright and most importantly clean.

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

I have stayed at many Hotel chains over the years but this is my 1st stay at Holiday Inn Express for 10 years. If this is a 'standard' for the chain I will certainly return. Location great, on the Racecourse and 5 minutes from the city centre and the River Dee. Room faultless, spotlessly clean and the most comfortable bed I've slept in for a while. Breakfast more than adequate and free coffee for guests. Staff very helpful and check-in / check-out a breeze. Really can't fault it. Well done.
P.S. only gripe is that I was expecting a double bed but was given a twin, didn't matter so much as I was only staying 1 night.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Stayed Easter Sunday after visiting the food festival at the racecourse .

Ideally placed for Chesters pubs and restaurants .

Free parking , comfy beds , good shower , decent free wifi , all for £65 including a half decent buffet breakfast .

What more could you ask for from a no frills hotel was just the job for us .

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Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Situation at the racecourse only a 5 minute walk to the historic walled city and a further couple of minutes to the centre this hotal is a great value for money option. Clean rooms, good service, nice breakfast anf exceptional value for money.

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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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