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The Commercial Bar & Hotel

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Pre booked this hotel weeks ago through booking.com as my son was having a surprise party in Chester meeting is friends there we arrived after just returning from Benidorm to surprise him we are in our 50s we knew this was a party hotel on arrival we were greeted by the owner and staff got shown to our room very...

Thank tobydog
JohnLocke62, Owner at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you both, your son and his wife last weekend. We understand our business model is not to everyones tast on a Friday or Saturday night due to the party atmosphere and the music that goes along with it. It is not for everyone, which is why we make sure everyone wo stays with us...

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Well what a hidden gem, St Peter's courtyard, fancied a pizza and what a surprise six of us were treated like royalty from all the staff to the owner who was very. Informative about the restaurant and his management in the entertainment world. Also the food was good

Thank Archie Allen I
JohnLocke62, Owner at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Archie, Thanks for the very lovely words! It makes it very worthwhile for us and me personally when people get what we do and what we are all about at The Commercial, and I am of course extremely glad you enjoyed our delicious Pizza! Hope to see you all again soon! Cheers John Locke

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Found this little place whilst porusing the menu. Got half price vouchers from the owner. Offered several tables and as none of us like sports the guy found us one in a different room. Meal was amazing. My steak sandwich was fab and everyone else's pizzas were great! House wine was great and the owners stories were extremely interesting and...

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JohnLocke62, Owner at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review

It was my pleasure Dawn. Lovely to meet you all and really glad you enjoyed the 'Best Sandwich in the Country!' It makes it all worthwhile for us when customers enjoy their time and the food at The Commercial... Its how customers become friends to the place and the business. Nice to have you as new friends! Cheers John S....

England, Liverpool
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Booked for my partners birthday. Greeted on arrival by Lucy who was very helpful. We stayed in the Byron Suite which was lovely and very spacious...bathroom was very modern with underfloor heating. Room was clean and comfortable. The Dj was amazing and played old and new house classics so if you want to party and dance the night away this...

1Thank Nicola_Walters31
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We booked the function room for my husband 50th on Saturday February 11th .The staff member Olivia done an amazing job decorating the room and taking care of us all evening .The staff made us feel really special all night .We had an amazing night and lots of fun .Thank you to all the hard working team who worked hard...

1Thank tracyspen
JohnLocke62, Owner at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review

So pleased you had a great party with us. Olivia is a real asset to our team and we will make sure She sees this review. We try our best with every event and every guest who comes to spend time with us at The Commercial and reviews like this make it all worth while! Thankyou again Regards John

Reviewed 24 January 2017

Went with my parents, did not realise there was a function room and another room with DJ on until 3am. Once the noise stops the place is great, prior to that you have not chance of sleeping. Bedrooms very clean, bathrooms modern and clean with under-floor heating, the cooked breakfast in the morning was huge and good. The Byron suite...

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Reviewed 22 January 2017

I stayed at the Commercial for one night while working in Chester. It's great location is right in the heart of the city. I was upgraded to a suite, which was a wonderful room with one of the comfiest beds i've slept in, a huge Bathroom with lovely underfloor heating and a large lounge area. All the staff were excellent...

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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Was given a discount card by a lovely gentleman, who turned out to be the owner, whilst shopping in Chester with my children and husband, decided to give it a go. Welcome was great and staff were friendly and efficient. Drinks were priced as you would expect for a city pub. We ordered from the burger menu which was on...

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

First time here for ages and it looks like it has changed again this use to be a great place to meet we dropped in for a drink in December staff friendly but drinks expensive and there was a funny taste off the lager.The place was cold and stark could not believe how it had changed and not for the...

1Thank Patricia K
JohnLocke62, Owner at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Patricia K, I am very sad and confused by your review as I do not recognise this to be the experience 99.9% of our regular and returning customers have with us as you can see from all of our other reviews. Cold and stark?... Hmmm. We have had lots of new and reclaimed unique furniture in the bars recently...

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here with a group of friends, the food was absolutely delicious! The staff were all friendly and so welcoming. Definitely coming back for another visit! Ate a pizza which was stone backed and was on 2for1 which was fabulous! 10/10

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John L, Owner at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Natalie, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a fabulous review! we are so very pleased you enjoyed our pizza deal! i will be sure to pass on your lovely comments to our staff and hope you come and enjoy some more food with us again, Thanks again, John

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury accommodation, a wide selection of drinks, the warmest of welcomes, the liveliest of atmospheres in the most exquisite of locations… ‘…A gem hidden in the heart of Chester…’ We have five beautiful double en-suite rooms, including a luxury 'Lord Byron suite', each with a book of poetry written by their namesake for your enjoyment during your stay. We have 3 high quality entertaining bars serving traditional ales, fine wines, superb spirits and fabulous cocktails. We attract a fun-loving clientele from 18-80, especially at weekends when our renowned resident DJs spin their collective mix of disco-dancing tunes. We will always ensure you are made to feel very welcome at the Commercial and we provide something for everyone, every day of the week! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Commercial Bar & Hotel

Address: Northgate Street | St Peters Courtyard, Chester CH1 2HG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Price Range: €78 - €150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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Also Known As:
The Commercial Bar, Restaurant Hotel Chester
The Commercial Bar, Restaurant And Hotel
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Chester
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“Stay away at weekends”
leew218, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms great loud music can be herd every room so don't like this don't stay”
tobydog, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Did not stay in rooms only went to dine”
archiealleni2016, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Keats is above the live music area so pick another if you go to bed early.”
DuncanLlandudno, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There are some nights where there is music going on....probably check when booking...if that's likely to be a problem.”
allanmiller2, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
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