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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Chester, Cheshire, England

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Very good - based on 26 reviews
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SpencerWi...
Cornwall
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Home from home”
Reviewed October 7, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Such a friendly welcome from Peter the owner. The apartment is tucked away but is so central for sightseeing, its very quiet all the time as well so a good nights sleep is possible. Its not the slick kind of place so many rentals are it is homely, so much so I expected my cat to be there. Its clean, quirky and so convenient I couldnt wish for better.

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Liked best: It was simply excellent all round.
Liked least: nothing, stairs not good for the less agile!
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 10, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The mattress
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Julie D
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing location”
Reviewed June 2, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in May, what a find. Loved this apartment , it's quirky, well equipped ,full of character , amazing location smack in the middle of town.
Would recommend this to couples visiting Chester, you do not need a car !

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Stairs
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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SoniaMary
Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed April 30, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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I have just returned fro a week staying at the Retreat and what a little gem of an apartment it is. Everything that Cheater has to offer is right on the doorstep as it is tucked away behind a black door on Watergate Street, so the location is perfect.

Pete the owner was there to meet me with the keys and show me around, he was brilliant to deal with from my first email right through to the return of my deposit, which was promptly sent on the day of my return.

The apartment ha s everything you need for a holiday from the very spacious lounge, fully equipped kitchen, to the cosy bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The stairs are steep the photograph on the website depicts them perfectly, I am not great at climbing stairs myself but I managed them fine.

I hope to return again next year and will recommend it to my friends who may want to visit
Chester.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: The stairs
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
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john r
Orpington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A great place to stay when visiting Chester, right in the centre!”
Reviewed March 13, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

The Retreat is a great place to stay for your visit to Chester very near The Rows and Cathedral and convenient for the Race course. Spacious lounge, fully appointed kitchen.
Well worth the climb up the rather steep stairs. Owner very pleasant and deposit was refunded promptly

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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JamesL1
Margate, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A hidden gem - we loved our stay here and will return”
Reviewed January 26, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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We stayed at The Retreat for 8 days over the new year period. What a find!

This is a cosy little flat with everything you need for a comfortable stay within the Chester city walls.

Arrangements were easy to make with the owner, who had it refurbished about 6 months ago. We had a lovely welcome, a complimentary bottle of wine and enjoyed our stay.

The flat itself was warm, nicely furnished, homely. Kitchen facilities were good. The new washer/dryer came in handy as we had already been away for a week.

Speak to the owner about parking tips if you're bringing a car - we parked free all week only a few minutes walk away. Also 30 mins parking for loading/unloading just around the back from the flat.

Couldn't be better for location as you're right in the city centre. Pubs either side of you and plenty of restaurants to choose from.

Hope this doesn't become too popular as we'll be coming back for regular visits to family in Chester.

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Management Response
Jan 30, 2013
Thank you for the lovely review, and I hope to see you again soon, kind regards Pete
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Graham P
Albany, Australia
1 review
“Excellent little apartment close to everything”
Reviewed December 3, 2012 for a stay in November 2012

Fantastic location. Very cosy apartment, with spacious living area. Lots to see right at your doorstep. Would definitely stay here again.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: No outside area
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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