Chester Townhouse, 49-51 Lower Bridge Street, Chester, CH 1 1RS – Visit Now
It’s hard to think of a more appealing city than Chester. Once you become accustomed to the confusing layout (its Roman founders seemingly had an aversion to straight lines) it’s a beautiful place to wander around, well worth a lengthy stay. And there’s no better place than The Townhouse, based a few minutes walk from the train station.
The building itself is full of charm, just thirty rooms with lots of winding staircases and stunning views, not to mention the excellent in-house restaurant, the 1699 Brasserie. The staff are a delight, endlessly friendly and clearly proud to represent the city, a refreshing change to the more stressed-out air found in the hotels of its bolshier neighbours Liverpool and Manchester.
You’ll struggle to find anywhere quite as agreeable as this beautiful independent hotel
The rooms are high-quality, large and spacious, featuring modern British design touches designed to relax the weary traveller, and the beds are some of the comfiest around. All the essentials are here, including a nice-sized TV, although you’re unlikely to use it considering the attractions on your doorstep.
If you’re in town on business it’s a well-priced option, but if you’re visiting Chester to see the sights, you’ll struggle to find anywhere quite as agreeable as this beautiful independent hotel.