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The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms

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The Boathouse is a unique pub with 21 riverside bedrooms perfectly situated right on the river Dee in Chester. In 2015 we added Chester's first 'floating beer garden' to our already scenic outside terrace which has kept The Boathouse evolving and adding a real wow factor. We are proud to serve JW Lees beer & also offer a selection of fine wines from around the world served by the glass or bottle. Our Sunday roast has the reputation as being arguably the best in town and our menu offers a wide variety of tasty dishes served all day every day including breakfast & brunch.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
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River View
Great View
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Lovely place with fantastic views. Rooms were lovely and soooo comfy. Room rate was decent for the location. Located on the river by Chester and was a 5 min walk into the centre which was so handy. Pub was lovely, food was very good.
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It is a lovely place and the bar service is great and tasty food with lovely views on the river Dee. The room was very expensive for what it was, I would not stay again at the price of £175 for a Saturday night stay including breakfast. Breakfast was nice but small. I would
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We only stay for one night but would of happily stayed for the whole weekend or even a week as it had a home from home vibe. The room was lovely with a lovely view and an amazing little pub attached! Would highly recommend for people who are looking for a relaxed night away or
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Popped in for a drink, very busy, had a lovely feel the minute you entered, staff very welcoming,,food looked very nice, tad expensive, but ordered 2 starters which was delicious,If in area again I would definitely pop in again...
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I was there for one night only and what a shame !!! My first fear when I booked it (through work), was “is it going to be noisy...?” as it’s also a pub... what I didn’t understand is that the pub and restaurant are separated from the rooms by the car park. So you do need a coat
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Response from TheBoathouseChester, General Manager at The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your kin review. I'm delighted that you had such a pleasant stay. We'd be more than happy to have you back 'on leisure' so hopefully you can have more time to explore the beautiful city. Kind regards Philip Murray General Manager
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Room from the bedroom. Stay here if you love bins and car parks.
Although I do not work at the Boathouse but was there as a guest I observed quite a large selection of non alcoholic drinks
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We stayed for two nights too and they did not charge us for parking . Good luck . Don’t think you need to book Parking in advance but won’t hurt
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"If you don't mind a flight of stairs - choose the top deck."
"2nd floor would be better for a view (not of the river because the restaurant is in the way)"
"Didn’t stay over but I can imagine it would be very pleasant to stay right by the river"
"rooms upstairs have a better view"
"Don't expect a River View - You'll be lucky to the only one with view"
US$103 - US$249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandChester
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