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The Commercial Bar & Hotel

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Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a week night in December as had been to Chester Zoo for the day. The suit we were given on the 3rd floor was amazing! 2 bedrooms and a large, luxurious bathroom with roll top bath. The room was very clean and drinks from the bar were good. The staff were so friendly and helpful with our... More 

Thank PinkApple_9
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were 4 ladies who stumbled across this place and although it was peak time, we were found a table . We did have to wait for our food but that was acceptable, the place was very busy. One of our meals didn't arrive with the rest, this was dealt with quickly and an apology and a free drink without... More 

Thank kathp29
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here this weekend, waited an hour and a half for food to arrive from ordering. One of our party received food 20 mins before the rest of us so had finished by the time ours had arrived. When we asked what was going on, the girl who was serving us just said it wasn't her fault and walked... More 

2 Thank Teamwork210
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from an over night stay at the commercial, our room was beautiful with so much space. The staff are wonderful everyone was so helpful and friendly, a big thank you to John (owner) who very kindly recommended us a restaurant and then even rang through to them and booked a table for us. (Great advice John... More 

Thank Ian A
Chester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch on Sunday after hearing that the venue has a new chef and the food is really good. We were not disappointed. Friendly, relaxed service from the outset and the food was fantastic. Chicago style steak sandwich with beer onions and Stilton was seriously good, as was the "proper" burger, clearly made from scratch onsite by... More 

Thank tamzinharris
John L, Owner at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tamzin, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we are glad your family enjoyed our Sunday menu and particularly like your sons review of our fish and chips! We are very pleased with your comments and look forward to welcoming you back to Commercial again, Many thanks and Warm regards More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the venue for a private party until 12am. We hired our own DJ until 12. To find out at 11 that they have their own DJ take over our private party is not acceptable. After going down to speak to management(Kelly) she was not helpful in any way shape or form. Firstly she never took time to listen... More 

3 Thank RebeccaEllis_12
John L, Manager at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write the review Rebecca. We are sorry you felt uncared for during your event on Saturday, 5th November 2016. Following your comments I feel it only fair to explain to you our position. We do not charge for room hire as we welcome all groups and parties to the Hotel. We booked the... More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We adored this place....we stayed for our daughters graduation which meant an overnight stay on a Thursday night.Its open mike night so we knew that it would be noisy and it was ...but it stopped bang on midnight just as they said it would.The staff were lovely and helpful in every way.We had a bar meal after the graduation ceremony... More 

Thank allanmiller2
John L, Owner at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Allan, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! Congratulations again to your daughter, we hope she enjoyed her graduation. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us (and your toasties!), your comments are gratefully received and will be passed on to the hotel and kitchen staff members. Thanks again More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Spent one night here on a Monday so was fairly quiet. Can't complain about anything really other than the WiFi didn't work but never mind not like I really needed it. The room was clean the bathroom was plenty big enough and the bloke who greeted us on arrival was pleasant and informative. The people putting bad reviews because of... More 

Thank craig1876
John L, Owner at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Craig! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I'm very sorry the Wifi did not work in your room, we have been having a bit of battle with the WiFi and hope to have the issue resolved as soon as possible, i am very glad it did not effect your stay with us. Thank you... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We had to change hotels at 11pm after returning to our room to find that there was a nightclub going on in the room next door till 3am. Tried to talk to the manager but gave up after waiting out the front for 15 minutes, no response after requesting a refund for not staying the night. Be warned!

2 Thank Muzjones
Preston, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Pretty lively on Friday evening, played quite a bit of 80s and 90s earlier on and then more modern stuff later. Quite a good mix of age ranges in here too so definitely a place where the slightly more mature don't feel too old.

Thank Denise T
John L, Owner at The Commercial Bar & Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Denise, Thank you very much for your reviews about our Friday nights and music, we are glad you thought our venue was 'lively' and we hope you had a brilliant night! Thanks again, 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: ₹ 5,769 - ₹ 10,935 (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
The Commercial Bar & Hotel Chester, Cheshire
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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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