Stayed for a 2 night midweek break at this Innkeepers Lodge. The first thing that struck us was the location - right alongside the canal with lovely walks and set in nice gardens, yet only a five minute drive into the centre of Chester.
We ate here on our first night, and the food is OK if a little high priced for what is basically pub food.
Room was spotlessly clean and nicely furnished. Also, because most rooms are in the annexe at the back, they are very quiet with none of the noise from the bar/restaurant. The only slight fault with the room we had (room 11), was that you couldn't watch the TV while sitting on the bed due to the footboard of the lovely wooden bed. The TV is on a low table, and could do with either mounting on the wall or a taller desk. This is only an issue as there is no other seating in the room to watch TV from. We solved it by taking a drawer out of the bedside table and standing the TV on it - a minor problem that didn't really spoil our stay.
The complimentary continental breakfast each morning is a nice touch, and there is plenty to choose from. Various cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurts, pastries and nice fresh bread to make toast as well as tea, coffee or juices are all available from a help yourself buffet.
The best bit of this break though was the price - £25 per room per night, including the breakfast. This was a special summer offer, but even at their "normal" price of aroung £55 a night it would be hard to beat.
Overall, a great value break in a nice , clean, quiet room. If ever we are around this part of the country again, we would not hesitate to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Of all the places to stay in Chester, this historic lodge has some of the best tales to tell. Built in Christleton on a key civil war battle site, the Cheshire Cat played a crucial role in World War II before being restored as a warm and welcoming hotel in the 1970s.The lodge's 14 comfy en-suite rooms are complemented by a cosy pub, which is dripping with rustic character and rural charm. Here you can enjoy seasonally inspired country dining together with a range of cask ales and well-chosen wines.There are plenty of things to see and do in Chester. Fantastic shopping, black and white medieval architecture, historic city walls and the famous Chester Racecourse are just a few of its many attractions. Children and adults alike will love Chester zoo or you can explore the weaving footpaths of the unspoilt Delamere Forest. West Cheshire is full of rolling hills, sweeping valleys and quaint market towns worth exploring. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Cheshire Cat Hotel Chester