The Chester Grosvenor, Eastgate, Chester, CH1 1LT – Visit Now
Time seems to stand still at The Chester Grosvenor, proudly overlooking Eastgate and its world-famous clock. This award-winning five-star hotel has been welcoming guests since 1865 and even today, sets the standard as one of the finest hotels in the UK.
Owned by Hugh Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Chester, the Grade II-listed building has entertained several members of the Royal family through its long history. Grand pillars, flags and emblems, make sure that you know you’ve arrived somewhere special and the hotel’s black and white timber exterior is typical of the olde-world architecture you’ll find around Chester’s city walls.
Inside, traditional splendour and plenty of glamorous props, including paintings from the Duke’s own collection and a 28,000 piece crystal chandelier on the first floor landing that cries out for a photo opportunity. Staff are attentive and friendly without being fussy and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure everything is perfect.
Classic accommodation is elegant with a contemporary edge, offering crisp white sheets, bathrobes, slippers, luxury toiletries and a DVD/CD player. Executive rooms are huge and have all the mod cons plus comfortable armchairs and, in most cases, a sofa.
The tasting menu at Simon Radley’s Michelin-starred restaurant is a must for foodies, but if you’re here for a long weekend then grab a table at La Brasserie too. The 2 AA Rosette restaurant offers a splendid taste of Parisian dining and a well-stocked Champagne, cocktail and wine bar. The Arkle Bar and Lounge boasts a worldwide collection of over 40 gins, interesting malts, vintage ports and a wide range of liqueurs. And if that doesn’t leave you feeling gin-vincible, add on a visit to the hotel’s spa, featuring five luxury treatment rooms plus a steam room, salt grotto and foot baths.
Accommodation, food and service at The Chester Grosvenor are all impeccable and among the best in the country. There are plenty of places to stay in Chester that are cheaper, but none can match this five-star hotel for a special occasion.