The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms

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Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Comfort Double Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Comfort Double Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms

The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms

4.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
21 The Groves, Chester, England, CH1 1SD

Explore the area

  • AirportManchester (MAN)37 min drive

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About this area


Located in Chester, The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms is in the city centre. Chester Golf Club and Vicars Cross Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Caldy Valley Nature Park and Stanney Woods. Chester Roman Gardens and Chester Zoo are also worth visiting.

Getting around

  • Chester Station - 12 min walk
  • Manchester Airport (MAN) - 37 min drive


  • Koconut Grove - 6 min walk
  • The Eatery - 6 min walk
  • City Spice - 7 min walk
  • The Yard - 7 min walk
  • Bear and Billet - 7 min walk

About this property

The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms

4-star inn with restaurant and bar/lounge
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and free self parking are available at this inn. WiFi in public areas is free.
The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms offers 21 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Chester inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking available only on request
  • Free uncovered self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • English breakfast available for a fee 7 AM–10 AM on weekdays and 8 AM–10:30 AM on weekends: GBP 15.00 for adults and GBP 10.00 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • The Boathouse


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 3 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The property will be renovating from 3 October 2022 to 5 December 2022 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Selected guestrooms
During renovations, the inn will make every effort to minimise noise and disturbance.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available for GBP 15 per night

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 15.00 for adults and GBP 10.00 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 15 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Boathouse Riverside Rooms Hotel Chester
Boathouse Riverside Rooms Hotel
Boathouse Riverside Rooms Chester
Boathouse Riverside Rooms
Boathouse Riverside Rooms Inn Chester
Boathouse Riverside Rooms Inn
The Boathouse Riverside Rooms
The Boathouse & Riverside
The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms Inn
The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms Chester
The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms Inn Chester

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 276 out of 453 reviews
5 - Excellent 61%
Rating 4 - Good. 121 out of 453 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 37 out of 453 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 14 out of 453 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 453 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel was very nice. Breakfast was great, dinner was confusing. We had five people wait on us during dinner. One took the order, we never saw her again, we had four other people come and go. However as a result bizarre things happened. No one ever came so we could order another drink. We were disappointed with the squid - 5 pieces - skimpy!!! The sea bass was sold as being on potatoes and spinach. Two very small pieces of spinach. And to take this bizarre evening ever further. They collected the payment before our dinner ever arrived. I have never, ever, ever experienced that. Felt like the amateur hour. I doubt I would ever go back there for dinner. Food was okay, but a management disaster and skimpy on food.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely hotel near to city centre staff excellent
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was lovely set on the river Dee. The rooms were great for our 2 day stay had everything needed comfy beds,great wet room constant hot water the only thing is could do with a little counter top fridge so can have cold water or cold drink but otherwise perfect.Breakfast was lovely and choices given as well
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in May 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Ok hotel but not worth the high price!
Hotel corridor communual areas and doors very tired and of poor standrs. Rooms v small and stuffy, notas advertised of photographed in advert
Stayed 1 night in May 2022