The Most Romantic Hotels in Chester

Whisk your loved one away to Chester for romantic break
Whisk your loved one away to Chester for romantic break | © Andrew Paterson / Alamy Stock Photo
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Food Editor16 December 2020

With its deep history and picturesque Edwardian architecture, Chester is the perfect place for a romantic weekend away. Thankfully, the city’s hotels are equally intimate, dripping with charm and a selection of adult-friendly amenities. Here’s where to base your romantic weekend in Chester.

Edgar House

Boutique Hotel
Edgar House, Chester
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Edgar House is situated on top of the Roman city walls with dreamy views over the River Dee, plus its central location means you’re close to everything in town. The seven guest rooms feature beds so comfortable you might not want to leave, and a colour palette inspired by the English countryside. The sweeping staircase, working fireplaces and mini cinema room complete the romantic feel.
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Chester Grosvenor

Luxury, Hotel, Spa Hotel
The Chester Grosvenor
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There’s been an inn on the site of the Chester Grosvenor since the late 16th century, so you’ll be far from the first couple to enjoy a romantic weekend here. This hotel has a reputation for understated elegance, sublime comfort and a relaxed ambience – and it delivers. Home to Michelin-starred restaurant Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor, the dining here is truly gourmet. There’s also a world-class spa with a crystal steam room and a salt grotto, plus a champagne bar in which you can slip into the night.
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Oddfellows Chester

Boutique Hotel
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The hotel name screams quirky – and Oddfellows certainly delivers. Located in the Georgian Oddfellows Hall in the centre of Chester, the property was originally a society for creatives and misfits. The history of the building inspired the interiors, which are designed to be fun and sensual. Rooms have curious accessories, roll-top baths and glass-walled power showers, as well as exposed beams, views over the garden and Nespresso machines.
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Chapel Chester Boutique Apartments

Chapel Chester
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Chapel Chester is a collection of award-winning boutique holiday apartments in the heart of the city centre, set within a restored 1866 chapel. A refurbishment in 2017 updated the interiors but kept many of the original features including beautiful stained-glass windows and decorated beams. It now offers a hotel-like setting, but with the freedom and exclusivity of your own apartment. Expect designer furniture, tasteful decor, feather pillows, coffee machines and luxury toiletries.
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The Mill Hotel & Spa

Spa Hotel
The Mill Hotel & Spa
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If you want to be taken care of like you’re one of the family, but still enjoy privacy and comfort, the Mill hotel ticks all the boxes. During your stay, enjoy an indulgent treatment in the spa, get sweaty in the sauna and limber up in the gym. A gorgeous floating restaurant, which sits in the canal next to the hotel, is the place for pop-the-question dates, while there’s an on-site bar should a celebratory drink be needed.
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  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester

    Chain Hotel, Spa Hotel
    The Doubletree Hilton hotel near Chester in a snowfall.
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    Forget visiting the historic sites in the town centre – when you stay at the DoubleTree you’re already in an 18th-century landmark. This restored manor house is near attractions including Chester Zoo and the racecourse. But with 12 acres (5ha) of landscaped grounds to explore, you might not make it off site. And there’s plenty to do here: get a massage in the spa, stroll around the walled gardens or enjoy afternoon tea with scones and jam at the Garden Room & Terrace restaurant.
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    Ye Olde Kings Head

    Pubs with Rooms
    Ye Olde Kings Head
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    Built in 1622, Ye Olde Kings Head boutique is a charming Tudor-style property built during the Stuart period. While the building is ancient, the amenities in its seven rooms certainly are not. On the bottom floor there’s a wood-beamed pub with a private dining room. Make sure to get both dinner and breakfast here as the menu is to die for – try the fluffy pancakes with maple syrup.
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    The Queen at Chester Hotel

    Budget Hotel
    The Queen at Chester Hotel
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    Sitting in a 19th-century Italianate building, The Queen offers a regal stay for loved-up couples. Its 221 bedrooms come with romance-inducing amenities including four-poster beds and roll-top tubs. A Victorian lounge is the place to share drinks and a knowing look, while the grand four-storey staircase is the place for a couple’s photo. You might also be interested to know that the Grade II-listed building has hosted weddings for more than 150 years… you know, just in case.
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