Great Atmosphere, Obliging Staff.
Posted Oct 24, 2016 on Hotels
Work takes me to the Wirral at this time of year and I'd stayed at this hotel five or so years ago This year was the only time since then that they've had rooms available, so I jumped at the chance. The sensation of walking into an Agatha Christie novel was a delightful indulgence the first time and I wanted to experience it again!
After a tedious journey - motorways and roads around Chester can get very bunged up, so be warned - it was nice to turn up the long, curving drive and swing into the small courtyard car-park (overspill is also available). On signing in, I was informed that "Rod Stewart will be singing here tonight" and had I been made aware at the time of booking. I hadn't been but, hey-ho. Besides, it wasn't likely to be the real thing, probably just a wee man in a nylon wig having corsets and HRT pills thrown at him by tipsy screaming people.
I'd requested a quiet room, specifically one well away from kitchen extractor fans. The one I was shown to had them directly outside the window! The receptionist immediately offered a replacement and showed me another. Before I'd had chance to comment, she said she thought the fans were still audible so found yet another, this time secluded, on the top floor, off a warren of stairways. It was very, very agreeable and wonderfully quiet. I appreciated her going out of her way to find something suitable.
My stay was brief but one of the pleasantest I've had. Quiet, great bath, no real neighbours, lovely atmosphere.