This 12th Century Inn is located opposite the cathedral and is very convenient for exploring the whole of Chester city centre. The staff are friendly and the building itself is full of character. However, I believe the guest rooms need some attention, not in terms of the structure as obviously wonky floors and period features are vital in retaining the building’s charm, but just a ‘freshen up’ in terms of dated and tired 1980's décor and bed linen (NB this relates to appearances not cleanliness as there were no issues with that at all). This combined with a little more attention to detail would quickly transform this place into a 'very good'. For example we booked a four poster room and unfortunately it just wasn't worth the extra we paid. The four poster itself was just a modern pine frame with a divan bed wedged in the middle, perfectly comfortable but just a bit disappointing. Breakfast was ok but the main issue here is that we had to be sitting down to eat it by 9am latest! This would have been fine if we had been staying on business during the week but it was just too early for us on a Sunday morning and, coupled with the fact that checkout was on the early side at 10am, it meant it was all a bit of a rush. A final tip - ask for a hairdryer when you check in if you need one as they keep them downstairs. We didn’t realise this until after we’d been in the shower and there is no phone in the room to call for assistance.
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- Also Known As:
- Pied Bull Hotel Chester
- Pied Bull Chester