First impression is "what is this", the lower ground floor entrance is in a road tunnel to a public car park, the hotel car park is separate and costs £7.50 per night, quite expensive I think. The entrance from the car park is on the 1st floor, you have to go down to the ground floor to check in, not the lower ground floor where the main entrance is. (keep up).
The rooms are good, spacious and clean with an extra large bed which is comfortable, the bathroom was ok too.
Breakfast, if it is not included is £10 with a voucher from reception. I found the breakfast experience a little unpredictable. Plates, coffee etc cleared when only going to the buffet for some more. Somebody else given your seat while away at the buffet. The tables not set, missing cutlery etc.
This let the hotel down in my opinion, it seemed very un-professional.
Generally this hotel is all that you would expect from the Crown Plaza brand.
The main reason for going to Chester was not the hotel but the city, it was well worth the visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Crowne Plaza Chester, perfectly located on the edge of the city with panoramic views of the city and Welsh hills. The hotel is perfectly located for visiting all the historic sites of Chester, including the Roman walls, amphitheatre and Chester Cathedral. Renowned not only for its Roman heritage but also for its beautiful architecture, the shopping rows' many restaurants and inns are all just minutes from the hotel. With 160 bedrooms featuring stylish decor and amenities, with an option of upgrading to our club rooms, some with stunning views overlooking the famous Chester Racecourse and the Welsh hills. All bedrooms are fully air conditioned with elegant fabrics and furnishings creating a calm yet fresh environment. Crowne Plaza Chester is the number one choice in Chester whether you are here for business or pleasure. The hotel has a varied selection of conference and meeting rooms (11 in total) many with natural daylight, which can accommodate from 600 to as few as 4 guests. The Kings Suite interlinks to the Chester and Malpas Suite to give an ideal venue for exhibitions or large social events. Our dedicated conference team will ensure events run smoothly from the start. Our Club Moativation Health & Fitness Club including indoor heated pool, 24hr room service, onsite car parking and all areas of the hotel fully equipped with wireless internet makes us the perfect place to stay when visiting Chester. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Chester Hotel Chester
- Chester Crowne Plaza