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“Great value & Great location”
Review of Cheshire Cat Hotel

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Cheshire Cat Hotel
Ranked #21 of 76 Chester B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 24, 2012

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.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the annexe - no noise from the pub/restaurant.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Stayed at this pub for a family weekend away and we had a great time. The pub serves good food and beer, staff are fiendly and helpful and it is located on the bank of the canal which affords a good walk or day boat hire. On the downside, although the rooms are clean they are a bit tatty with limted storage space and seats. They did inform us that at the end of the season the rooms are being modernised. Breakfast was boring, same old cereal and bread. Not much of an offering for the cost of the stay.

Room Tip: Room 14, The others we saw were a bit small or odd shape with funny little staircases.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Stayed Friday night as a complimentary evening with food following last visit (see previous Trip Report). A very different experience. I understand staff have changed and there is a clear improvement. The welcome was good, the staff in the restaurant were smiling and pleasant and helpful this time, and the food quality had also improved. And what a change at breakfast - the frosty reception from the staff on duty had changed to a smile and a welcome and even an explanation of what was where in the buffet!!!

The room was spotless - one or two niggles in the bathroom with the shower and health and safety issues hence the four star rating and not five.

Now would willing and gladly go again.

Special mention to Andy (who was the only person last time who was helpful) and who came across again as pleasant, friendly and very welcoming, and the waitress, sorry, should have asked her name, but she was just so helpful, friendly and pleasant.

I think the place and staff needed a kick up the you know what. They've had it and it's so much better.

Room Tip: There are rooms in the main building and also outside across the garden. The indoor rooms are family...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

The Cheshire Cat is in a fantastic location alongside the canal in Christleton, near Chester. It has 4 beer gardens which were very popular on the hot sunny night we stayed. Our room was in the main building, number 3 "Cow and Calf" which is a family room at the front of the building. The room was very spacious with a four poster bed and a sofa bed for up to 2 children. I was very impressed with the room. Check in was quick and efficient. We had food and drinks in the pub, there was a good choice on the menu and the food was lovely. We had a nice walk down the canal path after dinner, then returned for another drink before retiring to our room.
The continental breakfast offerred good choices and staff were attentive and friendly. The Cheshire Cat is perfectly located for Chester, Chester Zoo, and the Crocky Trail.
We have stayed previously in the annexe, which was just as nice but the room was much smaller.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good, with family rooms particularly spacious
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Have stayed at Innkeepers lodges a great number of times over the years and have always found them clean, comfortable and great value. However, the idyllic location surrounding this Vintage lodge, ample grounds, backing onto the canal(with canal boats tied up alongside) was a very pleasant surprise. The room, Rm 14 in converted outbuildings, great! no noise from the main hotel, large bedroom & bathroom great, everything self contained. Restaurant was busy, which is a sign of good food, so all in all would recommend to anyone who wanted to be within travelling distance to Chester. Definitely going to stay there again.

Room Tip: The annex rooms by the canal side are quiet and if you like to being woken to the sounds of bird son...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Stayed at a few innkeepers, All are good. this one is great, idilic location by the canal, top food plenty of room outside on a sunny day, bags of room inside on a rainy day, for poster bed in the bedroom, lovely

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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Ideal location on canal bank. Room excellent with good size en-suite and well furnished. Room 14 on ground floor in converted outbuildings. No noise from pub. We found the restaurant to be rather busy but food was good and staff were very attentive and friendly especially Mark and Chris B We would recommend this Vintage Inn to our friends and will stay again when in area. One good point very close to Chester Park and Ride, where you can use your bus pass

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Additional Information about Cheshire Cat Hotel

Address: Whitchurch Road | The Cheshire Cate, Christleton, Chester CH3 6AE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 76 B&Bs / Inns in Chester
Price Range: $86 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cheshire Cat Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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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