Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel, Chester
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel
Great location shame about everything else!from Jrasher
One night more than enough..from BiffaB
My bathroom window did not even have any curtain or blind, therefore, the upper floor of the shops opposite would have been able to view me showering, if they had been open!!
My room overlooked the road and though there was no traffic issues heard noise at various points from late night revellers outside (even though it was only a Tuesday night)
Bar area small and unwelcoming, particularly as smoking allowed- much better going to a nearby pub.
One positive, the breakfast room was pleasant and the food/ service both good.
For £78 a room, you can find a lot better value elsewhere, though you cannot argue with its central location.
Location, Location, Locationfrom radclife
Macdonalds group pull your finger out. this could be a wonderful hotel.......if you can't be bothered with it sell it on to someone who could turn this into a real gem!
Nothing here is Blossoming !from Smudger_by_the_Sea
Below average service
No car park (park at the NCP and have fun walking through the shopping centre with your luggage)
Chester benefits from a lot of tourists, and this hotel has clearly decided it has a captive audience and can't be bothered to maintain standards.
no excuse for dirt - avoid!!from TL29
On arrival the one member of staff on reception was very helpful and capable, in fact she was the best thing about our stay. However the girl on the night / morning shift was sullen and downright rude.
The final straw was that despite the fact that we were staying at the hotel, we were not allowed to use the hotel bar and pay cash because we didnt have credit cards.
Totally antiquated and not cheap either! AVOID!!
Tired hotelfrom lexI_t
Very poorfrom suzyblew
THE BAD: On arrival, a group of 3 people travelling together took the hotel over 10 minutes to check in. There was only one person on the reception and apparently no one to help. There was no offer of help with bags or to show where the rooms were. Corridors are very tired and in need of serious updating. Decoration in the rooms was just about acceptable although still persisted with the dubiously clean bedspreads, blanket and single sheet combo.
As our stay occurred during the UK heatwave, we experience quite a bit of discomfort. As an old hotel it doesn't have air con but to be fair they did provide a fan when asked. The hotel has old sash windows with full net curtains. Unofruntately they were covered in spots of bird poo which was pretty gross. It was also a bit noisy due to everyone having their windows open, but not too bad.
The cooked breakfast the next morning was again just about Ok, however the cold buffet was very poor. Toast was provided but no butter, no glasses etc but worst of all the furniture was so stained that the seat covers looked like someone had a fight with the brown sauce.
All in all the place just felt a bit grubby, but not so bad you wouldn't stay there. If the room rate were £50 a night, I would say they got away with it but for £100 it is completely unacceptable. Given the fact you can get a room at the 5 star Grovesnor from £140 go there and get twice the quality of food, service and accommodation
Old hotel thats needs to be updateed....good location though...from rex_edmund
Blossoms never bloomedfrom MrSquonky
I was offered 2 nights in the Craxton Wood sister hotel outside of Chester but this defeated the object of being in the city, (we were going to the races and wanted to have a few drinks later, a walk in the city the following day etc..).
Where we offered an upgrade? No. Did we get our papers or a single complementary drink? No and neither were offered.
The rooms have no air-con, the entire hotel looks is in dire need of decoration, paint was peeling off the ceiling in the bathroom and towels were stained. Music from a function down below could be heard three floors up.
The TV had just the 5 terrestrial channels without even teletext - showing just how outdated this hotel is. The breakfast was nice but that's about it.
If we hadn't been going to the races the following day I reckon we would have just turned and come home.
Great location, but needs updatingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
I would recommend the hotel for its location but dont expect anything too grand, it is a basic hotel in need of a complete rennovation.
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Other names for Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel
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- hotel macdonald new blossoms
- Address: St Johns Street - Chester - England - CH1 1NL - United Kingdom
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