Ramada Chester Hotel
Reviews - Ramada Chester Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Family Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Ramada Chester Hotel
Resonable Hotel, but flawed.from Albanwr
The health club was nice, and had good facilities.
Breakfast was average, but limited fresh fruit and pastries were chewy.
The main issue for me, (as a non-smoker) is that the foyer and bar is open plan, this means that when entering the hotel you get a blast of cigarette smoke. The non-smoking section is right next to the smoking section, with no barrier or extractor. We wanted to have bar-meals but the amount of smoke was overpowering.
Great hotel just make sure you book a studio!!from Ali256
The picture of the bedroom shown on the Ramadas website is a studio room and not a double room. I would advise not to book a standard room but to upgrade to a studio room for an extra £20 and extra space as a previous review has said.
Overallthe hotel was very clean with excellent health club facilities and excellent location. Would stay again.
Great Weekend!from MinnieMouse83
On entering reception, the staff were very pleasant and helpful. All information was given to us without us having to ask any questions. Included with our booking, we had evening meal and breakfast. We did not book a time for the evening meal straight away as we were not sure what we were going to be doing. I called down about 4pm to book restaurant for 8pm to be informed it was now fully booked and the only time they had available was either 6pm or 9pm. We chose 9pm, this worked out ok as we had more time in the Leisure Club.
We did not realise but we had been allocated a Studio Room, we were not sure what we were expecting as had seen reviews on this site saying rooms were pokey & small. Our room was lovely, we had a massive bed, the room was nicely furnsihed and tastefully decorated.
Our stay included free use of leisure facilities and we made full use of them too! The pool was lovely, the water was quite warm. A realxing jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. It want too busy which was good. All areas were clean including the changing rooms.
We enjoyed a lovely 3 course meal, you get a choice from a set menu. I could not fault the meal, staff were friendly enough but we waited quite a while for our drinks, we had finished our 1st course before our drinks arrived. I would recommend buying drinks from the bar before hand rather than ordering in the restaurant.
A taxi into Chester did not cost that much, around £4.00 I think. We went into town for a couple of hours, the bar was very nice but a little quiet for us.
Checkout in the morning was at 12pm, this is the latest we have been able to check out of a room before and the breakfast was served til 12pm too! Breakfast was help yourself, choice of cereals and loads of choice of hot food, bacon, sausages, toast, beans - it was delicious!
I would definately stay there again, recommended to anyone. Had a great birthday!
betterfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Dinner in Arts Restaurant is fantastic, very good food, and service just right. Good nights sleep and a swim in the pool the next morning, very good size pool also, as previosu hotels have been small.
Overall staff and hotel very good, I will definately return.
Hotel very dark and depressingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We did not find some of the staff very friendly and we did feel we had inhaled a lot of smoke walking through the bar area to the main reception.
Overall good food and plenty of it, a good base for Chester (use the park and ride next door), but very dissapointed with the room and general colour scheme of the hotel.
Great Hotelfrom jnwln
We loved it!from Joolsleeds
Hotel - all central areas were really clean and tidy. Staff were very friendly - the hotel was very busy, but no undue delays in any of our dealings with any of the staff. Bar prices are quite expensive, but nothing out of the ordinary for this kind of hotel. The restaurant was very nicely decorated too. The breakfast was good, though we did not have evening meal there.
Leisure Club - nice clean pool, with steam room, sauna, hot tub, and all the usual gym equipment.
Room - we took the advice from TA and booked a studio room. The room was clean, and a maid tidied daily. The studio room was just big enough, though the standard rooms must be tiny!!
Externally - the hotel is in good repair, though it's design can be a little bit 80's Crossroads. Don't let that put you off though - inside it feeels very modern and clean.
We will be going back.
Aperances can be deceptive!from pyorks
t Bother!from A TripAdvisor Member
Whilst at the Ramada we decided to try some lunch from the overpriced menu, we called room service and let it ring for several minutes but had no answer. With this we decided to go down to the lounge to order there, the lounge was busy with customer's, but had only one person serving on the bar and also bringing food orders out from the kitchen, so many people were left standing for quite some time before getting served. Once we had finally ordered our food it was certainly not worth the wait. I had the chicken ceasar wrap, and found that it was rather small for the £7.50 price tag (this only included a few ready salted crisps and a measly looking salad). The chicken still had the fat left on it, which had to be picked off, and as I bit into it I found that it also had some bone left on it too. This has chipped my tooth and will also add to the expense of the weekend in dental work.
After experiencing this, we decided not to try the rest of the hotel facilities as what we had already seen of the place, we were sure they would only disappoint! Do not waste your money or time, go to a travel inn where you'll get better standards than this!
t advise anyone to go here!from A TripAdvisor Member
I thought it was really bad that there was not a non-smoking area, I am a non-smoker but felt like I'd smoked a pack of twenty by the time our room was actually ready!
When we finally got up to the room I had no complaints, it was very clean and was very modern, suitable for a young couple like ourselves.
We later went down to the swimming pool, and found the changing rooms extremely dirty. There were dirty footprints all over the floor, hair and lime scale in the sinks, not very nice at all.
In the middle of the night it was so warm I couldn't sleep and struggled to breathe, which obviously woke me up several times. The radiator wasn't on and if we opened the window we could hear the traffic outside. We also decided to get breakfast elsewhere as £12 for a bowl of cereal was extremely expensive as I could but a years worth of cereal for that!
Overall I don't think it's worth the money at all and wouldn't advise it to anyone.
Top Local Tips for Chester
Taxi to chester centre A taxi to the centre should cost no more than £5, the hotel reception will happily order a taxi for you.
Location There is nothing close by to go check out...
Fat Cat - down from Watergate Street The seabass was beautiful. Nice food with friendly staff.
Other names for Ramada Chester Hotel
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- Address: Whitchurch Road - Chester - England - CH3 5QL - United Kingdom
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