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Ramada Hotel (Chester)
Member Name: TravellerJen
Ramada Hotel (Chester)
Advantages: Good facilities, very satisfying breakfast
Disadvantages: Location and small rooms
I stayed at this hotel one night during the Chester Races... my god was this hotel packed! Everyone including me was trying to check into our rooms before the check in time of 1pm. We, a group of 6 of us arrived at about 9.00am and although we didnt really expect any of our rooms to be ready, one of three actually was, which was better than nothing. We were just going to take our bags there as we were already dressed for the occasion.
I kind of felt sorry for the reception staff as everyone was screaming at them to have their rooms ready and asking to ring a taxi every 2 minutes. They must hate the race days!
The hotel has a 4* rating, which is kind of fair except the rooms are pretty small. The hotel itself has a relatively large restuarant, internet access, wi-fi (at a rather expensive rate), a bar and many conference rooms including a large room that is used for parties and other such events. One thing I really liked about this hotel is that they have a health club, which residents can use. Unfortunately we didnt have much time to take advantage of this, but did have a little nosey. In the health club is the gym, swimming pool, sauna and steam room. Something that can be fairly well utilised. Another luxury service they offer is massages and even manicures and pedicures. Nice.
The hotel is located just outside of the city centre in Christleton, which wasnt exactly walking distance into the town centre but there was a park and ride nearby. The hotel has its own car park, which can probably fit around 50-60 cars, which isnt bad.
I found the breakfast served at this restaurant to be really nice. There was a huge variety of fruits (both fresh and dry), juices, cereals, yoghurts, nuts, hot foods and food cooked on order. This was a nice thing to wake up to especially after a hard night on the alcohol.
The staff at this hotel were all very friendly and I didnt ever at once find an unpleasant staff member. Each staff member seemed to want to help even if they were busy... or so they seemed anyway.
I liked this hotel, but the only two things I found just about satisfactory was the room size and location. They werent particularly bad, but definitely something I noticed.
Overall I enjoyed my stay at this hotel even during one of its most busiest periods. I found the little things in this hotel to be the pleasantest and really enjoyed the breakfast. However if you are looking for a hotel close to the city centre, unfortunately this isnt the one for you.
Summary: Hotel in Chester
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