The 4-star Carden Park Hotel, spread across 1000-acres of an "impressive Cheshire estate" (The AA Hotel Guide), is not just somewhere for golfers. There are two courses here -- one of which was designed by Jack Nicklaus -- but there is also a newly renovated spa, an award-winning restaurant, and activities for the whole family to choose from.
Chester is a 30-minute drive away and the Welsh border is 10 minutes from the hotel by car. On site there's plenty to do -- as well as the golf courses and the spa, there are two tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, a snooker room, an aerial ropes course, mountain biking and archery, plus a giant chess and draughts set in the ornamental garden.
The spa has been awarded four bubbles by The Good Spa Guide, and recently underwent a £4million renovation project that added a hydrotherapy pool, a sauna and tepidarium beds. The pool has adult-only swimming times, and there's also a gym and fitness studio with classes available. Those not having a treatment will have to pay extra to borrow a robe and a towel (£5 per person).
The AA-Rosette Redmond's Restaurant serves classic British fare, while on the first Sunday of every month, a live jazz band accompanies a 3-course lunch. It's also here that breakfast is served -- a hot-and-cold buffet with eggs cooked to order. Both Redmond's and the more informal Vines Restaurant serve wines from the estate's private vineyard. There's also Morgan's Bar (where afternoon tea is also served) or Jack's Bar, in the golf clubhouse (non-golfers are also welcome).
The spacious bedrooms are spread across the main house and a number of lodges nearby. Some were recently renovated, and have balconies with views over the grounds and golf courses. Free Wi-Fi, safes, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and small fridges with complimentary mineral water come as standard in all rooms. Upgrade to a Carden Luxury Suite for views of the estate through floor-to-ceiling windows, a Nespresso coffee machine, a complimentary fully stocked mini bar, and a welcome box of chocolates and a bottle of the hotel's own sparkling wine on arrival.
From the press:
"This is a great hotel to spend some time in, even if you see golf as nothing more than a good walk spoiled" -- Manchester Evening News
Infant cots / cribs
Golf course (on-site)
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Outdoor space for some rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathtub (in some rooms)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 11am.
Children and additional guests
Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request for children aged 15 and under in Twin Rooms and Estate Family Rooms only: £15 per cot/bed, per night. This includes breakfast. There are no extra beds for adults. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.
No pets allowed.
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The hotel is 14 miles from Chester railway station, and around 50 minutes by car from Manchester and Liverpool John Lennon airports. There is free parking available on site. A taxi from the station will take about 25 minutes and cost around £35.
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