Crabwall Manor Hotel
Parkgate Road, Mollington, Chester, Cheshire, England, CH1 6NE
- Recommended for:
- Culture vultures, Relaxation
Expert review of Crabwall Manor Hotel
A hospital during both world wars and formerly owned by the Jacob family (of cream cracker fame), this historic site has certainly seen some things. These days it serves as a pleasant and interesting manor hotel, with 48 bedrooms and a spa. I love the tranquillity on offer here.
The hotel is set in pleasing grounds on a quiet and green stretch of Parkgate Road. It’s 10 minutes by car from the centre of Chester, but not a manageable walking distance. Buses depart from a stop nearby every hour; a taxi fare is about £5.50.
Six of the 48 bedrooms are suites and a handful are classed as executive rooms. The décor is classically neutral and tasteful, though a bit tired in places. You’ll find something a little different in each of the suites – from a four-poster bed to a balcony overlooking the gardens. Whichever room you stay in, ask for a garden view instead of the inner courtyard. There are only two bedrooms with air-conditioning; I’d always request this.
Classically decorated, the lobby, bar and lounge offer comfortable relaxation.
Everything is classic about this hotel and the Conservatory Restaurant is no different; elegant and light, evening dining bites include chicken supreme and seared tuna loin, followed by tasty options such as bread and butter pudding.
Both the free-to-use gym and pool are huge, massive compared to average hotel standards. There’s also a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and a spa using Elemis goodies.
Well-organised, with plenty of smiles.
Leisure visitors, wedding parties, race-goers.
Triples and family rooms are also available for a small supplement; three adult sharers could bag a bargain here, especially during race events when the hotel doesn’t add a surcharge – though it will hold out for the top rates.
More information on Crabwall Manor Hotel:
- Price from:
- Parkgate Road, Mollington, Chester, Cheshire, England, CH1 6NE
- Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, Parking, Swimming Pool, Business Centre