The Chester Grosvenor is an institution in the historic city -- opened 150 years ago by Richard Grosvenor, second Marquess of Westminster, it soon played host to the rich and famous, including the future king Edward, Prince of Wales. Since its inauguration, it has retained its dominance as a haven of luxury. Today, it boasts five AA red stars, and includes a Michelin-starred restaurant and a luxury spa to boot.
The hotel is regally decorated in creams, gold and pale greens, and its stunning lobby features a large winding staircase wound around a huge drop chandelier. It's right in the heart of the city, with the Eastgate Clock just outside, and a 3-minute walk to the cathedral, and within 10 minutes to the city walls and Chester Racecourse.
The Michelin-starred Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor restaurant has a 1,000-bin wine list, and has won numerous accolades in the national press, including the Decanter/Laurent-Perrier Restaurant of the Year 2014. The Arkle Bar and Lounge is available for relaxed dining, afternoon tea and cocktails, and the Parisian-style La Brasserie is the hotel’s main venue for all-day dining, including the breakfast (complimentary continental; full English breakfasts for a surcharge). As a recent addition to the La Brasserie ambience, a live singer will perform Swing-era classics every Friday from 7pm. The hotel's facilities also include a small gym and a luxurious spa offering a range of treatments (for an additional fee).
All rooms are individually styled, featuring "timeless and opulent décor" (Simon Seeks). The luxurious feel is carried through to the marble bathrooms, which each have heated mirrors, Molton Brown amenities, and bathrobes and slippers. Some rooms have views over Chester, but most Classic Rooms look out onto the courtyard. All rooms have free Wi-Fi.
From the press:
"This Grade II-listed, half-timbered building is the essence of Englishness" -- The AA
"A rare example of a top-class luxury hotel in a small city" -- The Daily Telegraph
"Fine dining and luxury: the best hotel in Chester, and at the heart of the action" -- Simon Seeks
by Claire Stapleton
Infant cots / cribs
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Parking (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
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.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Self parking fee: GBP 8 per night
Valet parking fee: GBP 8 per night
Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 17.50 per stay
Rollaway bed fee: GBP 35 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
Deposit: GBP 200.00 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
If arriving by train, the hotel is a 13-minute walk from the station, or is about a 5-minute taxi journey, which costs around £7.
If you're driving, follow signs for Eastgate and Foregate, which will bring you to the inner ring road. Then follow the signs for City Centre Hotels, and you'll reach a barrier opposite the Town Hall and Cathedral. Drive to the entrance of the hotel and leave your car with the hotel valet, who will park your car for you (a parking fee of £7.50 per day applies).
Alternatively, follow the signs from the inner ring road for the Grosvenor Shopping Centre Car Park on Newgate Street -- the hotel’s entrance is on Level 2A of the car park.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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