Mill Hotel, Chester
Reviews - Mill Hotel
- Age Group: 26 - 30
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Family Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Mill Hotel
Great value, helpful friendly staff, good barfrom albion104
The rooms are clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The bar is a real ale bar with a very good selection of beers, wines and spirits. The bar was very busy and has a good buzz and atmosphere. If you want a quiet drink then this is not the hotel bar for you. The bar food has generous portions and was good value The breakfast was hot, plentiful and tasty. When one friend rang reception to report the light bulb had blown in the bathroom someone came up within minutes to replace the bulb.
As we were staying during unseasonably warm weather I did find my room a little warm. However, if we kept the windows open the noise from traffic and people coming out of the near by night clubs kept us awake. I'd recommend the hotel to friends again, but suggest they ask for room away from the ring road. It would be good if the hotel had fans or air conditioning in the rooms, especially those by the road.
The hotel has a variety of rooms, which is one of the reasons we chose the hotel. Trying to accomodate 19 friends on differing budgets could have been rather difficult. Some wanted inexpensive rooms while others wanted to treat themselves to something a bit more luxurious and expensive.The Mill managed to please everyone. There were single, twin, triple and quad rooms available.
Overall The Mill is very good value for a city centre hotel. I'd recommend it to others and I would stay again.
re in Englandfrom BinDereDoneDat
The room itself was quite small and the bathroom smaller still, but everything worked and it was clean.
The hotel is typically English in that it is unimpressive rundown and overpriced - I paid St £ 73 per night which is €110, and for €125 per night the previous week I was in a much better hotel in Italy.
The breakfast in the hotel is poor, but English people do not seem to notice - the croissants were hard and stale, and then you had the usual bacon, eggs, sausages - a sort of cholesterol food frenzy.
I think the Queens Hotel down near the station is much better and only about 5 minutes walk away.
Any other hotels I've stayed in in Chester are each as bad as each other.
Someone else had booked the Mill Hotel on my behalf and they thought it was fine - but when you compare with Continental hotels it's poor - for €47 per night in central Berlin I had a much better room and a much nettr breakfast.
This review reads negatively for the hotel, but to be fair I stay more in hotels on the continent, whcih are generally a lot better. Judging by the reviews given by UK residents they think this hotel is great.
I'm glad I don't live in the UK!
Great stayfrom emstrjg
simply the bestfrom helen029
Great Overnight Stay - Would Highly Recommendfrom ronoh
A Colleague and I facilitated a party of 20 people at The Mill Hotel & Spa in Chester for an overnight stay recently. We organise a number of events throughout the year at various hotels/venues across Cheshire, though this was our first overnight experience. As part of the event we booked onto the hotels ‘Barge Dinner and Casino Cruise’ for the evening.
Feedback is an important factor to our funding, so we have to ensure we provide a reasonable standard and quality of venue and events for our participants to encourage them to access what we offer. We always ask participants for written feedback with honest comments, and encourage constructive criticism. Some of the following comments are a small flavour of what we received, though pertaining specifically to the hotel:
1. A wonderful, relaxing day. Everything about it was perfect.
2. We would definitely come again – x 2.
3. Good central location. Very enjoyable, especially the cruise.
4. Everything about the trip was excellent from the hotel to where it was situated, to the enjoyable evening (this was aimed at the casino cruise).
5. It was such an experience and something completely different. I would definitely recommend this to anyone else.
6. Had a really lovely time.
7. The complete package was excellent.
8. Hotel facilities and cruise great, laughed all night. Well recommended.
9. Had a great night on the cruise, and a bit of fun with the casino.
Obviously when booking a group event, group dynamics play a big part in the success of the event but the venue and atmosphere are, we feel, equally important. It came as no surprise to learn at the end of our stay from the duty manager Neil Grice that The Mill Hotel is a family run business. The attention to detail from booking our event to our departure was a first class service from warm and approachable staff who genuinely wanted to help. Particular thanks have to go to Bernie, Maretta, Emma and Helen from reception, Diane from housekeeping, and last but not least John who ran the Casino, and who deserves a medal as well as thanks!
Another event in Chester coincided with our stay which meant the hotel appeared full to capacity, though this did not affect the efficiency or quality of service at all. We ordered food and drinks throughout the day and it was all hot, fresh, generous portions and excellent value for money. The hotel is ideally situated with only a short walk along the canal to the centre of Chester, and the railway station is close by. We had very good feedback from participants about the Beauty, Pool (which is a very good size for a city hotel) and Spa facilities, and the Wine Bar does a lovely Cappuccino. The Barge (by virtue of what it is – 3 steps down) has no disabled access but the staff are close by at all times to assist with entry and exit onto and off of it.
Our group covered a range of ages with a mix of both male and female. The genuine pleasure, enthusiasm and appreciation of our party were so consistent, and added to our own experience, we highly recommend this hotel if you are considering a trip to Chester – and 20 people can’t all be wrong! I would personally go as far to say I would happily organise a family trip with my husband and 2 children aged 18 and 16 and feel certain we would all equally enjoy it. We also have another event booked for 26 people in Feb 08 and everyone is asking to come with us on that one!
A Good Choicefrom The_Great_Stuartio
The hotel bar is very reasonably priced and has a very great atmosphere. It stays open very late (we were there until 3am one morning and they were still serving when we left) and also serves local and speciality beers which is a nice touch.
I was most impressed with the staff, in the hotel and the bar. They were always friendly and eager to help.
I didn't use the spa and pool myself but my wife did and said that they were of a good standard.
A few negatives though. The rooms, although comfortable and clean are a little dated. And finding your way around can be difficult, the hotel is like a maze in places!
We ate at the restaurant on the Friday night, which was OK but had a live singer which was aimed at a slightly older market.
Overall though we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again.
We stayed in the club rooms in the South wing, they were large, clean and very comfortable, we found the reception staff to be very polite and helpful.
The location of the hotel was perfect it was just outside the centre but close enough to walk into.
We will definately be recommending this hotel to our friends and family and we will definately be coming back.
A great and reasonably-priced hotel in Chesterfrom Samishsailor
Nice Canal Side Hotelfrom Chester360
Under Starters Ordersfrom JONEYLiverpool
Top Local Tips for Chester
Get local advice We found www.chester360.co.uk which has loads of good photos of Chester.
See it once, but don't return Chester has a nice walk in teh daytime around teh roman Walls. It also has a clock tower which is quite prety. Other than these there is not much in Chester. It's very quiet and afeter 5pm is like a ghost town. There is a good restaurant in teh Centre called chez Jules - this is actually very good value, good atmiosphere and lively. Probably the bst place to eat in Chster. Other places are fairly deserted.
Don't overlook upstairs When walking around the pretty historic city, don't overlook the upstairs shops & bars. nothing in particular but walking along historic upper walkways was "different"
Other names for Mill Hotel
- mill hotel chester
- Address: Milton Street - Chester - England - CH1 3NF - United Kingdom
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