Manderley B & B

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Address: 17 Victoria Crescent, Queens Park, Chester, CH4 7AX, United Kingdom

Star rating:
3 star hotel

4.2

A terrific value modern b&b, with a peaceful and homely air.

Feel like a resident of Chester in this family-run b&b. Modern, bright and comfortable rooms at very reasonable rates, plus free parking, a very decent breakfast spread and nice little touches make this an excellent-value choice. Owners Karen and Richard greet guests with tea and scones and the lovely gardens are open for everyone. Though Karen is modest, I think the homely vibe strikes a chord in guests’ hearts; I’d have no qualms about booking my mum and dad in here when they visit Chester. Note that the b&b now only allows bookings via www.manderleychester.co.uk.

Location
4.6
90%
Eating/drinking
4
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.4
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Bedrooms
4.2
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

Location

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Public areas

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.

Service

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].

Price advice

Very good value. Breakfast and parking is included. Two night minimum on race days and spring/summer bank holidays.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Mature travellers
  • Shopping

Pros & Cons

  • Peaceful neighbourhood
  • Great value
  • Free parking
  • Might have to share a breakfast table
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