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The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms

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21 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD England
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#16 of 48 hotels in Chester
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The Boathouse is a unique pub with 21 riverside bedrooms perfectly situated right on the river Dee in Chester. In 2015 we added Chester's first 'floating beer garden' to our already scenic outside terrace which has kept The Boathouse evolving and adding a real wow factor. We are proud to serve JW Lees beer & also offer a selection of fine wines from around the world served by the glass or bottle. Our Sunday roast has the reputation as being arguably the best in town and our menu offers a wide variety of tasty dishes served all day every day including breakfast & brunch.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Street parking
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Sun terrace
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Desk
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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River View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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Martin S wrote a review Apr 2021
Chester, United Kingdom528 contributions129 helpful votes
Met with my Dad n Sister, nice light bites, chicken panini with fries, nice pint of IPA too, staff really efficient and brilliant Covid rules adhered to,nice to be able to get back out n enjoy life, will definitely be returning asap.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Philip Murray, General Manager at The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit, I hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Hannah Graham, Assistant Manager
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Masooma B wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Would recommend this hotel without hesitation! Fantastic location, whereby we found all tourist attractions nearby. The service was beyond exceptional, where the staff went out of their way to ensure parking, room amenities and diet considerations were accounted for. Lastly, the free breakfast was just the icing on an already perfect cake!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Philip Murray, General Manager at The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms
Responded 27 Dec 2020
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! I'm happy to hear of our lovely team and that you enjoyed our unique location. We'd love to see you back again soon. Kind regards, Hannah Graham, Assistant Manager
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Chris T wrote a review Dec 2020
26 contributions13 helpful votes
absolutely amazing hotel location is fantastic and the staff give amazing customer service. The view from the restaurant over the river is beautiful and the food delicious with a very good selection from the evening menu I found our stay extremely relaxing and felt very safe with all of the extra precautions currently being taken due to COVID-19 it felt like an almost normal trip another bonus is the beds and pillows are so comfortable I would highly recommend and could not fault anything six stars all the way
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Philip Murray, General Manager at The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms
Responded 27 Dec 2020
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review! I'm happy to hear of our great team and that you felt safe with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Hannah Graham, Assistant Manager
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Neelam wrote a review Dec 2020
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Great service, great food. Hospitality was second to none. Covid procedures followed. Stayed at the hotel too. Beautiful rooms! Thank you! Merry Christmas and a happy new year! Will definitely be back soon.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Philip Murray, General Manager at The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms
Responded 27 Dec 2020
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! I'm happy to hear of our lovely team and that you felt safe with our covid precautions. We look forward to welcoming you back in the new year! Take care. Kind regards, Hannah Graham, Assistant Manager
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James D wrote a review Dec 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom15 contributions25 helpful votes
Stayed last night for one night, amazing location and lovely lodge type rooms, service was great and very Covid safe. Only slight downside is the view from the rooms is the car park instead of the river but there’s not much that can be done about that
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded 27 Dec 2020
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review! I'm happy to hear of our great team and that you felt safe with our covid measures. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Hannah Graham, Assistant Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$107 - US$196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCheshireChester
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms
Which popular attractions are close to The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms?
Nearby attractions include Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre (0.1 km), Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway (0.2 km), and St John the Baptist's Church (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms?
Conveniently located restaurants include Atina Kitchen, Revolution Chester, and Zugers of Chester.
Is The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Chester.
Are there any historical sites close to The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chester Cathedral (0.7 km), Chester City Walls (1.3 km), and Eastgate & Eastgate Clock (0.5 km).
Does The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.