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The Commercial Bar & Hotel

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5 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I was on a business trip and had a meeting in North Wales. My wife came with me as we had never been to Chester I booked us into The Commercial Hotel what a fantastic find. We stayed in the Byron room, it was warm homely and so comfortable, a large lounge bedroom and bathroom, if it had a kitchen... More 

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John L, General Manager at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, Thank you so much for taking time to write such a lovely review - I think you've covered every aspect of The Commercial and our beautiful city! We all try to provide a home from home experience for our guests and pets whether it be accommodation, dining or just calling in for a drink. I'm so glad to... More 

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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I had booked two rooms for Wednesday 17th of august for me my partner and my my 4 children. I had read a few bad reviews after booking and I can tell you they haven't made any efforts to improve this place after a long journey and a day in chester zoo we we're all tired and just wanted a... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

A wonderful stay at this lovely hotel in centre of Chester. We were on bound to Coniston for our Honeymoon. We got upgraded to the Byron Suite 💑❤️ -fantastic xx Lovely staff, couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable

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John L, General Manager at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sue, Thank you so much for taking time during your honeymoon to write such a lovely review. I'm so glad our Suite was available for us to upgrade you for on this very special occasion. I trust you enjoy the rest of your honeymoon in The Lakes and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes and many... More 

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I've called in at the commercial many times for a pint as they are a truly dog friendly place. Today I was minus dog but with mum on the way to visit dad in hospital. We had planned just to grab a snack en route but as we had arranged to meet at the commercial we had time to try... More 

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John L, General Manager at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mike, Thank you for your review regarding the food offered at The Commercial. We have 2 new chefs who only started with us last week and have certainly started as they mean to go on with a great menu - and great reviews such as yours. We look forward to seeing you again soon and trust your Dad has... More 

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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Stayed one night (Thursday) in this hotel and can highly recommend it. The room we stayed in (Wordsworth) was lovely - clean, smartly decorated and a very comfy bed. There was live music downstairs but the room was quiet. There are several communal rooms downstairs as well as two good sized bar areas. The hotel also has a suite on... More 

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Queensferry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I saw that the commerical pub was deplaying their menu's as I was walking past this morning. I was in chester to meet family from dublin ireland for lunch as they have never been to chester before. I thought ok. Menu looks good and years ago the commercial was a lovely pub. We sat down outside and lots of other... More 

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John L, General Manager at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anne, Thank you for taking time to write your review and I am sorry that you were not completely satisfied. I am a bit confused as to why they waitress moved you to our rear courtyard, it is usually people from the opposite Public House we ask to move from our tables to make availability for our own guests.... More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

We went here for a week day dinner and had a lovely warm welcome including water and biscuits for our dog. The service was excellent and the staff offered vegan as an option on lots of dishes before I had to ask. Both our meals were lovely and the room had a good atmosphere.

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John L, Front Office Manager at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Velda, Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. I will pass your lovely comments onto all the staff and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards Rebecca More 

Cheadle, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Absolute brilliant lively place. I'm so pleased I found this hotel. In a great position in the centre of Chester. All the staff were fantastic, friendly and work so hard. The rooms were lovely. We stayed in Wordsworth and Keats. The food was fantastic. Can't wait to re visit. Thank you commercial hotel for helping with great memories for my... More 

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John L, General Manager at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Birthday Girl, Thank you so much for writing such a great review, I will certainly pass on your wonderful comments to all the staff. The staff really enjoy their jobs and I think that shows in the friendly atmosphere that they create even on the busiest nights when they have worked a long shift, reviews like yours are so... More 

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Arrived the staff were lovely very friendly. The room was gorgeous so we booked a week for valentines next year. free wifi in the room and plus they looked after are bags when we went out. The food and drink was very nice would recommend this hotel to my friends.

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John L, General Manager at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sam, Wow, you stayed for one night and are coming back for a week, that's wonderful news. Thank you for your recommendation and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Best wishes Rebecca More 

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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We booked for a 2 night stay,after a dodgy start when we were kept waiting a good 10minutes to book in and get our room keys,the lady on reception took our bags to our room. The rooms are named after poets (ours was Shelly ),room was spacious with large bathroom.Lots of nice touches,quality toiletries even cotton pads! Quirky interesting furniture... More 

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John L, General Manager at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gordon, Thank you so much for taking time to write such a detailed review. I am sorry you were unable to dine with us in the evening but I will pass your positive comments onto our breakfast chef. We hope to see you again and look forward to hosting your next stay with us. Kind regards Rebecca More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury accommodation, a wide selection of drinks, the warmest of welcomes, the liveliest of atmospheres in the most exquisite of locations… ‘…A gem hidden in the heart of Chester…’ We have five beautiful double en-suite rooms, including a luxury 'Lord Byron suite', each with a book of poetry written by their namesake for your enjoyment during your stay. We have 3 high quality entertaining bars serving traditional ales, fine wines, superb spirits and fabulous cocktails. We attract a fun-loving clientele from 18-80, especially at weekends when our renowned resident DJs spin their collective mix of disco-dancing tunes. We will always ensure you are made to feel very welcome at the Commercial and we provide something for everyone, every day of the week! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Commercial Bar & Hotel

Address: Northgate Street | St Peters Courtyard, Chester CH1 2HG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Price Range: $114 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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Also Known As:
The Commercial Bar, Restaurant Hotel Chester
The Commercial Bar, Restaurant And Hotel
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Chester
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“There are some nights where there is music going on....probably check when booking...if that's likely to be a problem.”
 of 5 bubbles allanmiller2, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Top two rooms are broadly identical and perfectly pleasant.”
 of 5 bubbles 717jamesa, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“don't book if you are after a quiet night”
 of 5 bubbles peterhH60KY, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Wordsworth room was nice and quiet. Families should go for the suite on the top floor”
 of 5 bubbles D4398XEianr, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“all the rooms are wonderful!!!!!!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles silverst0ne, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
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