WITH the holiday season fast approaching there is always the option to escape the stress of Christmas with a short break. There are lots of beautiful hotels and manors in Chester which are open over the festive period. Let’s take a look at the best places to stay in Chester over Christmas.
Best Western Premier Queens Hotel
This refurbished Victorian hotel is in an ideal location, directly opposite Chester’s train station. For years the hotel has been welcoming guests for the festivities of Christmas and they certainly know how to put look after their visitors. The hotel offers a special three day residential package over the festive period.
Guests will be welcomed on the evening of the 24th with complimentary champagne to set you up for your stay. After you’ve put your bags down it’s time to get ready for their annual three course gala dinner. When you’ve ate your own body weight in food there will be a viewing of Christmas films to get you and the family in the festive spirit for the big day.
Christmas Day is excellently curated by the Premier Queens staff, beginning with a light breakfast consisting of the finest local fruit. Around midday guests are welcomed to Christmas Dinner at the hotel. The five course feast lasts for around 2 hours with festive music accompanying the main event. If you have enough room after all that indulgence then you are cordially invited to relax in Albert Room with your family and nibble on the fresh home-made mince pies. The Albert Room is considered historical landmark which was visited by the likes of Charles Dickens, who is rumored to have wrote some of his books there.
Boxing Day is a very relaxed time at the hotel, with a lazy morning and time to recuperate after the prior days festivities. On the evening there will be a pantomine which guests are welcomed to attend or they may opt for the 1950’s themed ‘Swing around the clock’ party. To round off your stay there is a farewell dinner which completes a perfect Christmas break.
The Premier Queens Hotel is ideal for families and couples alike, providing a warm atmosphere mixed with contemporary design. The listed building is perfect for those who are looking for a home away from home at Christmas time.
Three day Christmas package costs £379 per person.
Rowton Hall Hotel
This Chester country house hotel provides the finest customer service in Cheshire. Guests are treated like royalty for the duration of their stay thanks to the knowledgeable employees and the delightful services they provide. The Rowton Hall has its own spa building, dedicated to making sure the guests are relaxed for their stay and that they leave feeling revitalised. Food available at the hotel is second to none, with Head Chef Jamie Leon employing a menu which uses a wide variety of locally sourced produce. The menu at Rowton Hall incorporates a lot of the fresh fruit and vegetables which are grown in their garden area providing guests with the finest and freshest food available in the city. The hotel also has a Health Club which hosts a 12m pool, sauna, steam room and a fully equipped gymnasium, offering fitness options for the whole family.
Christmas at Rowton Hall is a special time of year. The hotel is currently running a special offer for the festive period, giving you a complimentary nights stay if you book the hotel over Christmas. Guests who choose the package will be offered complimentary afternoon tea upon arrival. A gourmet five course meal will be free for all guests on Christmas Eve, along with French Champagne and canapés. The kitchen goes into overdrive on Christmas Day, providing the full hotel with a festive breakfast and a decadent lunch giving guests an unforgettable experience. You will also be fed and watered for your complimentary nights stay, a welcome touch from one of the best hotels in Chester. Rowton Hall offers something unrivaled amongst Chester, a stay at this majestic manor house could be your Christmas wish for years to come!
Package prices start at £295 for three nights in a twin room rising up to £395 for three nights in a master suite.
If modern hotels are more your thing then look no further, the Abode is the place for you! The hotel is strikingly modern yet still retains traditional values, treating their guests with the up most respect. Those who are looking for a more glamorous festive period will enjoy the Abode, which is onlooking Chester’s famous racecourse. Up until the 24th December the racecourse will be home to Chester’s annual Winter Wonderland, allowing guests to envelop themselves in festive fun. The spacious hotel has 84 lavishly decorated rooms, each with a unique feeling, encompassing the Abode style.
Christmas at the Abode is a truly unique experience. Christmas Dinner is available at the stylish Michael Caines restaurant. The highly accoladed restaurant will give guests the chance to taste some of the two Michelin starred chef’s festive dishes, with a variety of British game available. The kitchen team strive to create only the best and there will be no expenses spared over the festive period. After you have finished off your Christmas meal you are invited to the fifth floor for some drinks at one of Chester’s most stylish bars. The Champagne Bar provides a trendy, modern feel, which is ideal for those who are looking to spend this Christmas in style. There will be an extensive drinks list available including some of the Abode’s very own Winter Cocktails.
The Abode is perfect for glamorous couples looking to get away for a few days over the holidays. You can get three nights with breakfast and Christmas Dinner for £421.