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Review of Chester Canal View

Secluded yet still in the heart of Chester and... free on-site secure parking!!
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Secluded yet still in the heart of Chester and... free on-site secure parking!!
Modern, comfortable room with en-suite Your view of the Roman Walls and Water Tower by day
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Secluded yet still in the heart of Chester and... free on-site secure parking!!
Modern, comfortable room with en-suite
Your view of the Roman Walls and Water Tower by day
Large shower cubicle........................Kitchenette with breakfast basket.
What else do you need to relax and enjoy visiting Chester?
Your view of the Roman Walls and Water Tower by night
Romantic and what an outlook?
Misty morning over the Water Tower
Your view to the snowy lock in Winter (hopefully just winter!!)
Splendid quiet country environment,yet still in the heart of Chester
Dusk at Tower Wharf and the Dee Basin, a mass of history surrounds you at Chester Canal View.
Secluded yet still in the heart of Chester and... free secure parking!!
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Chester, Cheshire, England

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CarolynAn...
Borehamwood, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A perfect place to stay”
Reviewed May 5, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We stayed at Canal View for a couple of nights and found it to be perfect in every respect. The accommodation itself provided everything you would want. Very comfortable room fitted to excellent standards. I'm a lover of quality bedding and that's what we had here. Nice en-suite bathroom and the little kitchenette is a real bonus (certainly an improvement on the kettle which is all you would normally get in such accommodation). Generally very well thought through to make sure everything you may want or need is provided. Extremely well maintained too. The location couldn't be beaten. Right next to the canal in a quiet location but at the same time only a stones through from the city centre with everything in very easy walking distance.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Caroline...
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A 5 star diamond place to stay”
Reviewed April 2, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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The place was so amazing & was a 5 star diamond place to stay in the beautiful city of Chester. I went with my mother & the place was an unexpected gem of a place. Ken the owner was a fabulous top bloke & nothing was ever a problem. The place was immaculate & a lovely comfy bed & everything you could want was on hand. The morning having breakfast in the room, overlooking the water in the sunshine was fantastic ( although the weather wasnt the greatest ). Couldnt find fault with anything & was worth every penny.

Canal view is very central & you are only a leisurely stroll to the centre of town or to the racecourse. A walk around the walls is a must & there is alot of canal boats drifting down the canal on the other side for you to view. If you are lucky you can see them going up the canal ladders up the locks on the hill, a real feat of Victorian invention & still going strong today! We saw 2 boats going up & it was some sight.

We went in the very early spring but in warm summer Canal View would be so good as you could throw open the french windows & relax & let the world go by. A fabulous place & is a real gem & so romantic if it was just you & your partner.
Best place i have found & so worth it.

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Liked best: The location & the friendliness of Ken & the immacuate condition
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Dan H
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Lovely room with brilliant range of facilities”
Reviewed February 23, 2015 for a stay in July 2014

Perfect for a weekend break or a longer stay. Self-contained facilities with bedroom area, kitchen and dining areas and a bathroom. Situated in a lovely spot next to the canal with convenient access to the town centre - it takes 5-10 minutes to walk into town. Chester is a lovely place to visit with a friendly feel. Friendly and helpful owner, happy to help with any queries. Room very clean and tidy.

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Liked best: Comfy canal side location with good access to town
Liked least: Nothing k
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Stefano_B...
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Small but perfectly formed - a great place to stay”
Reviewed January 27, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

From the booking being placed through to opening the gate for us as we left, Ken was very accommodating and friendly. The room has everything you should need, except if you want to cook a three course meal. Unless of course you do the M&S two for £10 thing! There is a small oven, a microwave, a sink and a kettle, as well as a cafetiere with a stock of coffee in the freezer compartment of the small larder fridge.

The room is very handy for Chester, and you can take a walk along the walls and be at the clock tower within quarter of an hour. Being by the canal is a great plus point when eating breakfast, and you can wave at the early morning strollers as they pass by. After a packed day out and about, it's nice to relax and watch a DVD, flick through the Sky TV channels to see what's on, or surf the net using the wi-fi access provided.

Would heartily recommend this place - it's not a B&B, an apartment or a hotel, it's a room in someone's home with an en-suite and galley kitchen, but you'd never know it until you set foot outside your door. I have stayed in much poorer quality hotels and B&Bs for twice the price, so the value can't be argued with, especially this close to the City Centre.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Your age range 35-49
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debfow
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“What a find!”
Reviewed November 19, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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This place is definitely worth a visit. It seems a bit weird at first, the landlord basically rents out the ground floor of his 3 storey town house so he is about. But once he's introduced himself and given some very useful advice about Chester you don't see him again (if you do it doesn't matter he's really nice).
The room has a king size bed which is very comfy. The ensuite bathroom has plenty of hot water and a powerful shower.Theres even a quirky mini kitchenette with a fridge, microwave and a mini oven. There's a complimentary brekkie basket which was a wonderful added touch. Its about 10mins walk from the pubs and shops of Chester. Canal View is clean, secure and good value for money. Well worth a visit. We will be going back next time we are in Chester.

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Andrew R
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Reccomended accomodation”
Reviewed November 8, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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Canal Veiw is located on the canal side 10 minuets from the city.
Parking is limited but secure in a gated area.The kitchenette is small but adequate with the sink hidden under the work surface and a toaster in the cupboard and small oven below the sink .A microwave is ideal for heating small meals.A fridge is also in the room. cuttlery , cups and plates provided.
The bathroom is of a big enough size with a nice shower big enough for two.
The bed is a double and very comfy and by the french windows a table and chairs, ideal for breakfast with a lovely veiw.
The room is lockable at all times
The breakfast basket provided was well thought out with cereal boxes ,ham,cheese.pastries,fruit juices,cereal bars and of course tea and coffeewith milk.
Ken was always on hand when neede to be but not in your face and dealt quickly with a couple of enqueries.
Lots of info on the city and places to see and eat at are available.
All this made our a stay more enjoyable and Ken made us feel welcome.
I look forward to staying again when next in the city

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Liked best: the propert as a whole and the additional amenities
Liked least: No loaf of bread for toast
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
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Linda R
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed November 6, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

A lovely room with a view of the canal and one of the towers which are part of the Chester City Walls.
As well as the usual comfy bed, en-suite shower room, kettle and TV the owners have fitted a tiny kitchen into a built in wardrobe. This has been kitted out with a microwave oven, a really dinky oven, a fridge and a sink for the washing up! You are provided with a basket of breakfast goodies to last for your stay and these we enjoyed whilst gazing at the view through the french doors which during a Summer stay we would have opened up.
The host/owner is on site so is on hand to answer any questions and offer advice on places to visit and is also keen to have feedback on any of his guests experiences for future reference.
The room is perfectly placed for walking the walls and visiting the city with all of its history to explore. The racecourse it also a few minutes walk away so this would be the ideal place to get ready for a day at the races.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would like to return next year.

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