“ Address: 63 City Road / Chester / Cheshire / CH1 3AH / England / Tel: 01244 305000 „
The Queens Hotel first opened in 1860, where I stayed and I loved it. We travelled to the hotel by train which was very handy as the train station was right opposite so there are excellent travel links. The city centre is also only a 10 minute walk away, which has lots of shops, or there is a free bus if you'd prefer to be lazy.
From the outside of the hotel it doesn't look very detailed, just quite large and white. There is private parking which is protected by a gate which has a code changed very regularly; however this costs £10 per night. The hotel room rates a re quite expensive, up to £300 but is expensive but is what a 4 star hotel would entail.
From the inside of the hotel, again I loved it. There is so much decoration it makes it well worth the money. The hotel is decorated with the monarchy as a theme; part of a walkway contains different armour used in battle which was interesting to look out and read about.
The rooms are very decorative and are nice and colourful. We stayed in a room which was red which felt very warm. The bed was king size and very comfy with more than enough pillows. There is also free wi-fi which is nice. The TV is a good size which adds to the luxury element of the hotel. 24 hour room service is also nice is needed.
The hotel offers a free bar between 5pm-9pm to customers who have paid for bed and breakfast only. The sitting areas are large and there are quite a few, however they are quite dark but that's the theme of the rooms. The staff were all friendly and very helpful - I remember the receptionist saying it looked like we were staying for a month with all the luggage. The breakfast was served in a self serve way. This was good because it meant I could have as much of what I wanted and as it was a full English and I was on holiday, I filled the plate and it was all tasty, well cooked and fresh. I liked the way we were offered a range of tables so could sit were we wanted. However, the breakfast is not included and cost £20.
I loved the hotel and we are going back this August and staying in the King Executive room which is more expensive but contains a bedroom, living room and a bathroom with a TV! It is only £20 a night more expensive so for what we get we thought we may as well have the best.