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The canal cruise, the spa. Noise from traffic, no air conditioning
the temperature in the spa/swimming pool was too cold.
Excellent position for access to the city centre. Super leisure facilities.Excellent staff very friendly. Nice meals. Surprised that it is only 3 star deserves more. We were upgraded to a higher level room on arrival. Nothing
thought there may have been a bigger selection of hot food on breakfast buffet
The Staff were very obliging and the restaurant service was excelent Lack of lounge facilities. During our pre-dinner drinks, We were asked to leave the residents lounge early Saturday evening due to it being reserved for the boat party. The other small lounge near reception was very crowded as was the bar area/football lounge
fantastic restaurant and entertainment bedrooms a little dated but still an enjoyable stay
i didnt like the fact that there was no air conditioning. the heat was overpowering and the rooms were too hot and stuffy to be comfortable
Very close to the city centre and all shops and amenities. Hotel pool and spa was extremely relaxing. Hotel very clean and was really pleased with the free upgrade for our wedding anniversary. Would definitely stay again.
The bar was nice and had a good atmosphere, and plenty of different beers to choose from. Very comfortable, and nice pool etc for relaxing. We stayed on a Friday night so the restaurant was closed which limited the eating options. We didn't want to have a dinner/dance, I get ill on boats, the pizza place was only for snacks and the bar was full, so we ended up having to eat in town.
Located close to the city centre, friendly staff and nice pool. The breakfast was also quite good, and the room was spacious and comfortable. We had a room on the side of the hotel facing the dual carriageway and it was quite noisy.
We were a little disappointed with our room - we stayed in the classic suite and have stayed in many 4 star hotels which have far nicer rooms.
The breakfast was superb. Both food and service were exceptional. The room was dark. The weather was bad and therefore the light outside was poor, but I was unable to find a position where I could sit and read comfortably. There was not a light which I could sit under.
The situation is ideal A little disappointed with 'The Brasserie'
I was upgraded to the Presidential Suite which is normally £1400 per night. Amazing hotel!!!!
Polite and helpful staff, beautiful room, excellent food and facilities. Everything you should be entitled to expect from a 5star hotel.
The bed was awesome All good
It was beautiful, clean and luxurious. The staff were very friendly & helpful. An added touch that they would park the car for you - made a big difference on a busy saturday. The food in the Simon Radley restaurant was lovely and the staff were great. We had a fab time.
We were celebrating our Silver Wedding - this was a last minute deal and we managed to secure a room for about 50% less of normal rate - on arrival the staff were attentive and after we told them about our Silver Wedding a small complimentary cake was left in the room. We had an automatic upgrade to i think a Classic Deluxe room, which was amazing. This is truly a 5 * hotel, and although only for one night - it lives up to everything described on their website - Amazing... The only thing i would say - is we were not told very much about the SPA facilities, it was a case of find out for yourself - but as we were only in the hotel for one night it wasnt really an issue.
Excellent customer care in every way. Always ready to help but not intrusive. Nothing
Great customer service and attitude of staff Prob with hot water making tea lukewarm!
Comfort of room.
the way 2 staff chatted with a guest whilst others were waiting to be served. came accross as quite rude
location of hotel breakfast on saturday was poor - not enough food,poor service. had to sort ourselves out and after requesting items still did not gwet them. have filled in complaint to hotel as above
to pay for carparking in there carpark when you have paid them over £300 to stay for to nights
Quality much like all in chain but staff very friendly and efficient, keen to please Nothing
nothing. did not like my stay at the hotel at all,to start with no room left in parking,the shower in our room was not good,the bar staff where not very nice and very expensive for what it is .will not be returning.
The hotel was kept to a very high standard and we were pleased with every aspect of it
the room was very noisey
There was an air of unobtrusive efficiency Many of the breakfast plates were dirty!
Beautiful hotel, lovely room, fantastic breakfast. Close to shops, great choice of bars and restaurants near by. Really enjoyed our stay. Downside's, Bath in our room was too short, could not lie down in it. The room although beautiful, felt a little cramped, to much furniture me thinks!
Good breakfast The cleaner left the rubbish bag on the chair after cleaning. Unable to get the WiFi working on my laptop
The welcoming staff and the warm friendly atmosphere. The room was clean and the food was very good Being charged £10 per day for car parking
The location of the hotel handy for the train and a free bus to the centre was excellent. Breakfast was one of the best I've had. Hotel staff very friendly Our room was at the front of the hotel, this was very noisy thoughout the night and early hours due to taxi rank outside and parties leaving hotel
Loved the cocktails!! Excellent bar staff. Good morning breakfast set us up nicely for a day's shopping Throughly enjoyed our whole stay
Convenient location, car parking available, good breakfast and generally good value. The hotel is old and "tired" and shows its age. But it was clean. Bathroom facilities could do with updating as could bedroom decor..
The Staff were generally very helpful. The decor is certainly querky but if anything too dark and depressing. It detracts from what could be a nice hotel.
breakfasts were excellent wide choice of dishes staff very helpfull romm was very clean
convenience for city centre and out of town journey The migraine-inducing carpet, especially on the stairs! Why do hotels DO this?
good staff nice big hotel
The most Friendly service
Very helpful staff, lovely atmosphere, good food, good sports facilities.
Quality hotel ,, great service from all the staff ...
Breakfast was great .How nice to have a freshly cooked breakfast though new crockery urgently needed Stained cracked crockery every morning for breakfast,Leaking radiator,(reported but not mended in the three days we stayed) very dirty window ledges, carpet edes and doors hand/finger smudges on doors which did wipe away with a little effort, therefore one felt that the cleaning was below standard and not observed by management.
Staff were all friendly, ambience was excellent, beautiful peaceful grounds and hotel. The room windows must have been open for about a week, I spent the first hour of checking in killing all the mosquito's and flies in the room.
-Very quiet place, although there were weddings - close to Chester - nice rooms the music in the dinig room, always the same or nothing, not professional
The extremely attentive staff who made this hotel such a world apart from so called "posh hotels". Beautiful situation, close to Chester and yet in the middle of nowhere.One of my better choices. The other reviews have an element of truth regarding the requirement for updating the decor.
It has a great location, very fine restautant. In fact we wish we had more time to enjoy the hotel and its facilities.
The hotelitself was lovely, well decorated adn luxuirous, the spa area was fantastic. We ate in the restaurant and the the service and food were both fab!
oasis of calm,spacious comfortable room, spacious bathroom, most friendly and helpful staff.
Very good location for shopping and to visit Michael Caines Restaurant Our original room was noisy, however the hotel were very good about changing room. The Michael Caines restaurant was cold and noisy from the Champagne bar next door. The food was excellent
Comfortables beds Reception area too dark
Excellent location - 2 minute walk to the city centre. Room was amazing value for money - standard room would have been the equivalent to a luxury room in many hotels. Breakfast was delivered to our room free of charge. Will definitely stay there again.
Excellent room.Breakfast very good Trying to get in was difficult as was parking
The room we stayed in was very nice, very big and modern styling. The staff were very helpful and there was always somebody on reception if you needed them. The car park is alittle bit tight to drive around and the pillows were hard but there only little things to worry about.
close to city with comfortable rooms excellent parking and a fantastic michael caine restaurant . staff very polite and helpful
Modern Friendly staff, the decor in exec room superb, minimalist and cool, next time will eat there, but a good hotel
Central location, new and modern Poor breakfast, pricey and limited parking
The welcome on arrival at reception. The quality of the Wi-Fi Broadband in the rooms and lobby. The no-nonsense breakfast fare. Lining up for the various breakfast items was a bit unorganised and free-for-all.
Excellent location to celebrate my friends 40th birthday Some contents were stolen from the boot of my car whilst in the car park
Willingness of staff to do extras - order taxis, keep suitcases etc
Convenient to town centre Bed Mattress needs changing Hollow in middle.!!!!!!!!!!!
Good value for money and very close to the town centre, ideal and convenient for Christmas shopping. The cook food for breakfast was very limited, just scrambled egg and sausages.
The location was ideal for shopping, short walk to the centre although quite steep if anyone is infirm the inconsideration of other hotel guests who have been out for the night and come back in the middle of the night along corridors being very loud and banging doors, perhaps a notice on all lifts and landing doors saying quiete please think of other guests !!!
clean rooms,helpful staff,free parking. breakfast a bit of a free for all.
Comfortable, clean rooms for a few hours sleep. Basic but exactly what would be required of a crash-pad. Only food available is breakfast. If you're hungry at any other time you only have a vending machine.
Parking facilities and location to town center
The locality and the car parking facility. None
Convenient position, friendly service,good food,value for money
The friendly staff and owners and the lovely hospitality that we were given. Nothing at all
Friendly welcoming staff and good food Room a bit tired and no ventilation in the internal en suite.
The staff were very friendly, and we all felt very wecome, however we only stayed over night. If anything it was a little bit cold in the sitting room and bedrooms.
Pleasant owners. Good breakfast Excellent shower Clean Poor decoration - lots of apparently part finished jobs Strong smell of damp in corridor outside our room Advertised as a hotel when it is a guest house No acces to the bar at 10.20 Heating on for a limited period of time.
The hospitality of the hotel was 5 Star and the service was excellent.
easy access from the A%. cleanliness of room and willingness of the Staff to show me how the television worked
Owners were welcoming and breakfast was good. Room was small and not cleaned adequately. The shower tray needed sealing, the sink had a crack down it and the bathroom shelf, tea tray and radiators had not been cleaned for a long time. Milk was off on tea tray. Poor attention to detail but could be lovely.
The friendly service and warm welcome. The room was quiet, away from the road and traffic noise. No.
The views from the window over the Llangollen Canal were nice. Staff friendly. Found it hard to get to grips with the air conditioning. Having manually turned it off it came on again automatically.
My wife and myself enjoyed a relaxing spa and then a wonderful meal in the hotel restaurant. The hotel facalities are excellent. Rooms are nice without going over the top. Bar Prices are good value. If the hotel can maintain these prices it will do very well.
The room was very comfortable with beautiful views over the canal and the countryside. The spa was superb with a huge range of treatments on offer and helpful friendly staff. We had an excellent meal in the restaurant with local ingredients. Although the food was excellent, the restaurant staff did not seem well trained, eg they did not return with requested items, nor did they ask or anticipate whether anything was needed.
Room comfort, Leisure facilities and view from room N/A
Very nice indeed We would have like to have dined in the bridge rest# rather than in the bar
The toilet seat had broken,we didn't like to complain!!also no staff when we went to the bar near the reception twice!!!once on our arrival then around 5 30 pm!!!it would be nice to have a pint in the hotel instead of going across the court yard!!!we stay here often!!!
Everything. Air conditioning unit just a little too loud.
Canal-side setting, attractive and interesting
good food bath room a little small
The location was lovely. I haad a lovely walk along the canal in the Autumn sunshine One of my guests in another room changed room as the room had apparently been used, also another guest had used towels when they checked in.
Very pleasant surroundings. Nice food, comfortable clean room No, except that its a little confusing when you arrive to know where to find the reception area. We were charged for someone else's meals and stay instead of our own, however this rectified speedily oncec it was pointed out.
We enjoyed the food and the rooms and thecountryarea, we weren't too impressed with the narrow roads for our big rental car. All told we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay
beautiful setting & lovely rooms, furnished to the highest standard
The staff, the setting, the meals were all excellent. Nice to have my dog able to join us in the hotel. I have no faults to find at all with the hotel
Only issue was the the internet was down for the first 2 days. We booked here specifically for this as we work while travelling and this was a problem for us.
Friendliness, excellent food and superb surroundings.
The ambience of the bar / lounge area. There was no where to relax after dinner as all areas were taken over by tables. Because of the wooden floors, it is noisy if you are located on teh ground floor. Carpets in the upstairs rooms would help.
Very friendly staff and good food. Lovely location. The room we were initially shown to had not been cleaned or made up. However, we were immediately upgraded to an executive room as recompense, so no real complaint there.
The rooms were lovely; really well decorated and very clean The complimentary breakfast was not very generous
pleasant and friendly staff,clean and cosy room with amazing views
a lovely traditional pub, and the staff were all very friendly - the food in the restaurant was excellent. The room was a bit lopsided but to be honest it added to the charm of the place so we actually quite liked it.
The central location and the "Old World Charm" - very charming and very atmospheric. Also staff were friendly, helpful and service was extremely quick. Breakfast was good and freshly made. Facilities were clean and comfortable. Our room was over the public bar and was a bit noisy - luckily we didn't stay on the Karaoke night! Beer deliveries started quite early (but to be fair much what you'd expect staying in a very old but lively city centre pub).
friendly staff we had lunch there and was very good breakfast was poor , and we had to wait 30 minutes to be served
Evening food value, and good rage of Real Ales Poor service at breakfast.
City center location is ideal for shops, bars, restaurants. Street noise at night (we stayed on a Friday night). Breakfast was extremely slow - 30-40 minutes wait time. Corners of the bathroom floor looked as if they hadn't been cleaned for many years. Cleaner knocked on our room door in spite of 'do not disturb' sign.
The hotel was in the centre, good food, great staff, And next time we go back to chester we are going right back to the pied bull
old world charm. we booked the 4 poster room which was very good. food was only ok. could have been better.
The staff were fantastic especially Luke the manage,r food was excellent, the beds very comfortable had a great time and will go back soon No it was fantastic
The atmosphere in the public bar and the cleanliness of the room the mattresses were very uncomfortable, we had to use the bed covers to stop the springs attacking us!
the location and the shower the missing remote, the lack of hairdryer and shocking breakfast.
Everything about Carden Park is spot on! Lovely comfortable bedrooms and the spa is so relaxing. All the staff very helpful. Location perfect. Breakfast seemed a little hectic and could do with being more organised
unfortunately, I injured myself on the bed in our room 421 there were 2 small pins sticking out of the headboard which were very sharp and as I reached for the lamp switch it cut the back of my hand, I reported it to the front desk whilst checking out.
Clean and spacious Nothing
The hotel was set in beautiful surroundings with a full range of facilities. Although most came with a cost, we made much use of the swimming pool, which was free. The staff were really helpful, the food was delicious and the whole hotel was clean and tidy. Myself and my partner are already planning our next trip as we were only there for one night and this was not enough time to enjoy the resort to its full potential. The only minor issue we had is that it was difficult to get prices for any of the activities at the resort.
stayed at the hotel for a wedding the event, it ran very smoothly and all staff were very helpful. The overall ambiance of the facilities and the quality of the food was excellent.
Excellent rooms and comfortable accomodation, perfect for an overnight stay when en route. Friendly and welcoming staff add to the experience. The hotel's location off any major road and within a magnificent golf course setting ensures peace and quiet and a good night's sleep for those traveling. Our only criticism was the cost of meals in the brasserie. £24.50 for a lamb main course to which side courses must be added is unreasonable. If we stay at the Carden in future it would be cheaper to eat in Chester before checking in. It takes the edge of an otherwise excellent hotel.
golf course in good condition cheap rates , friendly staff, good clean rooms food well below expectation,bar prices a rip off
The setting is magnificentand the hotel is very comfortable. Nothing really stands our. A couple of lights in the room were not working, but no big deal!!! We attended a charity ball on the Friday night. Food was delicious but service a bit slow we felt.
Totally relaxing break in a beautiful location. Really lovely family room with the most comfortable beds. I travelled with my grandchildren aged 10 and 13 but if we sat in the bar, we were not approached by the bar staff although others were well looked after. I had to go to the bar to order drinks. Was this because of the children??
The room was lovely and the bathroom very spacious and well appointed. We were at a family engagemnt party and the standard of the food was excellent. The bath had the silliest plug ever as the water came out of the bath tap, straight down on to the swivel plug pushing it open every time I tried to fill it. I had to put a flannel and a full glass of water on it in the end to keep it closed. The bar prices were astronomical - I have stayed in some extremely high end hotels, such as Gleneagles and have come across nothing quite this expensive before. Although the food was excellent, the actual service was very slow indeed and there were long waits both at the start and, more importantly, between the courses. The waiting staff were competent but seemed very strained and worried all the time, which did take a bit of a shine off a vey joyful occasion.
The hotel itself was excellent, we could stay there again. I enjoyed using the facilities of the leisure centre. Dining was elegant. There was a family with young children above us, i could hear them running about.
nice friendly staff, very clean, good location a few more signs up telling you where things are
Friendly Staff and Atmosphere, Good Food and spacious bedroom with comfortable mattress. Struggling to keep hotel warm during cold snap.
everything at the hotel was excellent but the best thing was the friendliness and efficiency of all staff from check in to check out. I was at the hotel for a family wedding and all staff were very helpful ensuring that all ran smoothly. Absolutely no complaints
Excellent facilities and accomodation, good location. Compared to all other aspects of the hotel, the breakfast was poor. Food was obviously left out for a long time and had deteriorated.
The rooms were very clean and comfortable and I can highly recomend the fod from the bar area. Only problem we found was the main restaurant was not fantastic ,the food was average but the bar food was execllent.
Staff were very friendly and co-operative. the conference facilities were attractive and well managed My sleep was disturbed several times during the night: I was woken three times by noise outside the corridor in the late/early hours, and once in the night by heavy footsteps overhead. I was then unable to sleep from 6am-7am due to continuous heavy footsteps overhead. the acoustics really need to be reviewed and corrected, with adequate door seals and impact absorbing acoustic treatment to the upstairs floors. sleep is your core business.
I thoroughly enjoyed the pool ,steam room etc didnt have time to use the gym but looked very good. Cleanliness perfect ,I am fussy about hotels but ticked the right boxes Drinks were rather expensive even by hotel standards but captive audience
Friendly helpfull staff nice standard of hotel
Very attentive staff, nothing too much trouble
hotel in good position, stayed in the laura ashley suite, nice room, very clean and an excellent breakfast, thanks for a lovely stay. nothing
The friendly service
It was convenient desk staff were helpful. No mini bar, en-suit far too small, Table light didn't work, TV didn't work properly, window had to be fully open or closed; unless propped up with bottle. No bar or snacks mid afternoon. I was only there one night so didn't bother; too costly
It was conveniently located and had a relaxing atmosphere. As above re leisure centre also some of the furnishings are looking tired!
Excellent service and super breakfast. Comfortable clean rooms beautifully decorated. The hotel could do with a lift as my elderly mother struggled to get up to the third floor.
Excellent location, in town centre and close to countryside. Comfortable bar/lounge area. The room (216) was quite small and very hot. Radiator valve was very stiff to operate. Even when closed completely the room was hot. Very little drawer space in the room for clothes, only a cupboard with hangers. Bar prices...£3.80 for a glass of wine?
The staff were very friendly & polite. The food was of excellent quality. Nothing
An old but comfortable hotel that provided just what a traveller needed for a short stay, neat,tidy and well staffed.
friendly, small, good value, tv services could be better
The fetaures of the room fitted well with the period features of Chester. Felt that it may have needed air conditioning, as on the day we stayed it was extremely clammy!
Excellent location and superb service as always at this hotel None other than could have done with a week of been pampered !
the location was excellent, and staff friendly and trying their best. General cleanliness in rooms was poor. toilet filthy on arrival ( was cleaned after complaint )cobwebs on bedside lamps, dust on tables and TV, menu was quite expensive, and very limited.
Excellant location and value for money. The car park is offsite if the weather is bad or an elderly person is with you.
The location was fantastic, and the hotel itself was beautiful. The staff were abrupt, for example when I checked in I explained I had tried to call on several occasions with regard to parking. The receptionist was very abrupt and said 'I've been on my own all day, alright?' Not my problem as far as I'm concerned. Also, the lift is very claustrophic! and I'm not Claustrophobic!!!
It's central position is the only reason we choose to stay at the Blossoms. However thinfs have improved since the re vamp, although there are still areas that need attention. The light fitting falling off the wall, that needed to be fixed. The broken crockery that had to be replaced, the requested wine glasses that never materialised, the ice bucket that took two requests to arrive, and the non exsistant phone call that we asked for to tell us our room was ready.
Hotel was tastefully decorated and re-furbished, and was excellent value for money, we had a fantastic stay! The hotel was extremely warm, even with the windows open, and it was snowing outside!! the radiators were always on full heat!
location,room size and cleanliness,choice at breakfast was good.Nice to see a choice of fish. Ithought the price of drinks in the bar were over the top.
Location and comfort of the hotel Breakfast was a bit chaotic and service could have been quicker
Unfortunately we did not stay at the Blossoms, we were moved to the Craxton Wood Hotel and were not impressed.