Holly House

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Address: 1 Stone Place, Chester, CH2 3NR, United Kingdom

Star rating:
3 star hotel

4.1

A lovely Victorian guesthouse – where you’ll feel like you’re at home.

A tray of tea and homemade scones will greet you in your room. It’s this kind of personal touch that makes me smile at Holly House. Owner Marina Cassidy is a dedicated and faultless host, and she’ll welcome you into her 1850’s home without smothering you with over-attentiveness. You get a traditional guesthouse here, with a pleasant style and dashes of modern decor.

Location
4
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Eating/drinking
4
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Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.4
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Value for money
4.3
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Bedrooms
3.8
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Public areas
n/a
90%

Location

In a small, quiet cul-de-sac just off Hoole Road, one of the main routes into Chester, which is populated by b&bs and small hotels. It’s a five-minute drive or 20-minute walk to the city centre. The vibrant urban village of Hoole is seconds away.

Bedrooms

Four spotlessly clean rooms in the main house – two doubles, one twin and a single (the twin room has a separate bathroom, though the two doors are adjacent). I like the double at the front of the house with the funky floral wallpaper. There’s also an annexe out in the back garden (with exclusive use of the pretty terraced courtyard), which could house a one-child family or three adult sharers; it has its own fridge and en suite. DVDs and CDs are in every room (along with the equipment to play them on!), which is another homely touch I’m keen on. There’s free WiFi too.

Eating and drinking

Breakfast is included in the price and includes traditional favourites such as a Full English or kippers, and naughty but nice choices like blueberry pancakes with syrup.

Service

With a big smile, Marina is a proud and welcoming host.

Who stays there

Leisure visitors.

Price advice

The annexe is a good option for longer stays. Parking is ample, if awkward, and free, and there’s no race day surcharge.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • No fuss

Pros & Cons

  • The annexe with garden
  • Warm welcome
  • Free parking
  • Not in the city centre
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