10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Great hotel & location
"Me and my partner stayed at this hotel for 2 nights (Fri & Sat) in March. The location is fantastic right in the centre of Chester. Check-in was quick and efficient and the first impressions of the hotel was of a high standard. Parking is on the Pepper St car park at a rate of Â£7.50 per night (you have to be off the carpark by 12noon to avoid incurring an extra charge) and is about a three minute walk from the hotel. You can pull up outside the hotel to unload your cases but make sure you get good directions first otherwise you could end up getting a bit lost like we did! My only disappointment is that when I booked I opted for a suite which I was told would be at the front of the hotel, however when we got to our room both the bedroom and the living room looked out onto the rear of the hotel with no view at all. Reception did offer to move us to a smaller suite at the front of the hotel the following day when it became vacant. We decided against this as our room, the Rose Suite, was so nice it made up for the terrible view and in hindsight I think being at the front of the hotel would actually have been quite noisy. The bedroom consisted of a very large bed, a flat screen TV, built in wardrobe and dressing table/desk, the living room consisted of a small round dining table, two arm chairs, a sofa and another flat screen TV. The bathroom was a good size, although the complimentary toiletries could have been nicer with it being a suite. Everything was extremely clean. Breakfast was fruit/cereal from the buffet and you can order hot food from the kitchen and seemed to be freshly made, this was really nice and staff looked after you very well. The bar isn't very big and it doesn't have much of an atmosphere so if you are after something a bit livlier I would head to one of the bars in Chester centre. Overall this was a very nice stay and I would definately book this hotel again."
- Travel date: 8th April 2008
"We stayed just the one night at a very good B&B rate. The room was clean but quite small and characterless.When I booked on the internet it said that parking was in a nearby car park at a rate of Â£6 per night.At check in I was told it would be Â£7.50 per night.When we checked out I was told that the car park had new owners and they had not got any discount vouchers so I would have to pay the full rate of Â£10.After kicking up a fuss they refunded my credit card with Â£2.50.The cooked breakfast had obviously been cooked some time before we got there and re-heated in a microwave apart from the eggs which were fresh. Apart from these minor gliches we had no complaints.The hotel is very well situated."
- Travel date: 11th March 2008
Central Shopping Spree!
"My hubby was given a voucher for the Macdonalds Hotel Group and so for a shopping weekend without the children we chose to travel to Chester. I had looked up Tripadvisor experiences and we decided to leave our car out of town and get a taxi into the hotel early Saturday am. (It cost us Â£4 by taxi from the Premier Inn North where we had stayed the Friday night and left the car.) We arrived with luggage and were allowed to go straight to our room (we had booked for Saturday night only but the room was ready). The room was on the top floor and was clean and looked comfortable and reasonably spacious, even with a large 4 poster bed. It was central and we shopped without stopping until about 6pm! There are plenty of small boutiques and larger named stores like M&S, Next and Debenhams all within a stones' throw. We had a lovely Oriental dinner at a restaurant 'East Glory' on Northgate approx Â£20 pp including Starters and Coffee. The revellers were out in force that night and we were kept awake by the noise of the punters using the streets below, lining up for the 'hot spots' and generally being brash and loud. The room was a little too warm, without visible heating controls or air con, and no way to open a window - even if we could have handled the extra noise! Breakfast was simple and offered reasonable choice: cereal, yogurt, low carb selection & the Full English Breakfast too! The cooked breakfast was a slim offering but tasty except for the sausages which were lumpy/gristley and got left by everyone - I took a good look round!"
- Travel date: 4th March 2008
Really nice hotel in Chester if you get a good offer
"As all hotels in the UK, they are really overpriced, but if you get a good offer, this hotel is certainly worth it. The hotel was renovated in 2007 and is really nice and new. The room which we stayed in was very large, with a big bed and a huge flatscreen TV. We never tried breakfast in the hotel, as we prefer to visit pubs in the area and get our breakfast there. Would definitely go back again if I get a good offer"
- Travel date: 22nd December 2007
"A reasonable hotel - although being a Macdonalds it doesn't quite have the quality you expect for the price. Right in the centre of Chester it is a shame they don't send detailed instructions on how to find the hotel, as you have to drive through a barrier into a pedestrianised area. The hotel itself is OK, although we had to ask for dressing gowns and blankets. Reception seemed very surprised these weren't in the room already - but we discovered they weren't in any of the rooms of our friends either! Being at the front of the hotel, in the centre of Chester, meant the views were great - especially with the Christmas decorations, but the NOISE! The young folk of Chester are a rowdy bunch who only stop making a real racket at 4.20 am. Exactly. The pedestrianised area presumably means they have to walk from the pub or club all the way to a taxi rank and they shout and sing to keep themselves amused. Then, at about 6.00 am on a Sunday morning, the market stalls start being constructed. The guy building the stall right in front of the hotel was clearly in a very bad mood as he threw each piece of scaffolding to the floor - seemingly several times. Maybe he'd been kept awake all night by the drunks?"
- Travel date: 20th December 2007
had a fantastic time
"Stayed at the blossoms 16th november for 2 nights. After reading so many bad reviews wasnt sure what to expect.; must have been at different hotel! room was excellent large with lounge 2 tvs , food excelent staff couldnt have been more helpful. great location , be going again."
- Travel date: 21st November 2007
"We stayed ay Blossoms for 1 night on a Saturday. The location is excellent, the service impeccable, the food excellent. Our only slight disappointment was the size of the room, which was very clean and tidy but rather small. However, for the deal we had, Â£140 DBB, with a bottle of champagne on arrival, we had absolutely no complaints, would definitely stay again and would recommend it to anyone planning a break in Chester."
- Travel date: 10th November 2007
"we stayed in the Blossems from 3-7 October. As you walk into the lobby it all looks good but once you get to the rooms it is different. Our room was very dusty (you could write your name in the dust on the bedside tables). The shelve next to the bath never got cleaned as I put the bottles in a certain way with the tops off and they were there like that all the time. The carpet in the bedroom had blood staines on it and did not get hovered whilst we were there as there were bits on the floor that stayed there during the entire 4 days. It is very noisy and many people complained about this. Breakfast was good but they just cannot cater for many people as the sunday breakfast caused a queue of people having to wait for a table. As a frequent traveller I do not give this hotel more than 3 stars and i think that we pay more than it is worth but i suppose we pay for the location and not the quality of the hotel."
- Travel date: 8th October 2007
"We stayed 2 nights in Chester and Macdonald Blossoms Hotel was excellent. It is located just a short walk ( 2 -5 minutes max.) from the centre of Chester and the room we had was very well appointed and extremely comfortable. The hotel had been recently refurbished and the old world charm has been maintained. The ensuite was very good with bath / shower and this was probably one of the few hotels we have stayed in where the exhaust fan actually works well and when you have showered the mirror is not steamed up. The breakfast was excellent and the only problem we had with the hotel was actually getting the car to the door so we could book in to the hotel. If you are driving to the hotel I would strongly recommend that you get the clear directions of how to get the car into the traffic excluded zone in Chester. Once we knew how it was quite easy but we had ask at the Vistor Centre for directions. Easy to walk to but hard to drive to. This hotel was one of the top hotels we stayed in while on a 5 week touring holiday where we stayed max. 2 nights in any hotel. Would recommend to anyone as Chester is a fantastic city. No complaints here."
- Travel date: 30th September 2007
"Just returned from a week-end stay in this hotel. Absolutely brilliant. We were booked into the hotel for bed and breakfast but we ordered dinner on Saturday night. The food was first class and all the staff were very pleasant. The only problem is the parking in the public car park and getting through the city barrier to go to the hotel. The person at the barrier into the city centre was not very pleasant."
- Travel date: 19th August 2007
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