This is a really unusual location for visitor accommodation and I love that you feel at the heart of residential Chester while still being just minutes away from the city centre on foot. The swanky suburb of Queens Park (tell taxi drivers Handbridge) is quiet, safe and leafy, plus you get to cross the beautiful Queen’s Park Bridge over the River Dee. You’ll feel like you live here.
Only three. While you don’t get the character of more historic accommodation in the city, you get bags of comfort, under-stated style and spotless en suite bedrooms. I like that you get fresh milk on the hospitality tray, well-thought out goodies and robes as standard.
A comfortable and tastefully decorated lounge room connects with a conservatory-style room, all in neutral tones, and both with garden views. A couple of small and tasteful family photographs sit alongside plants and a TV/DVD player, adding to the homely feel.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast only. Karen leaves a menu in each room (options such as Full English, and smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on a bagel, or make special requests). In summer, breakfast can be taken on the patio. There’s a table for two and one for four; so you may have to share a table with fellow guests.
Most welcoming; this couple have taken great pride in their b&b since opening in November 2009 and it shows.
Who stays there
Anyone looking for a comfortable stay without the feel of a big hotel. TripAdvisor readers too, this place is constantly rated number 1 or 2 of b&bs in Chester alongside [node:167160].
Very good value. Breakfast and parking is included. Two night minimum on race days and spring/summer bank holidays.
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
Pros & Cons
- Peaceful neighbourhood
- Great value
- Free parking
- Might have to share a breakfast table