Friday 23 August 2019

48 Hours In Chester | Travelodge

Hello my lovelies! You may remember back in February that I shared my "24 Hours in New Brighton" article and last month I shared my "24 Hours in Southport" article for Phil's birthday - well today, I'm sharing our trip to Chester for my birthday!

| About Chester | It's bewitching beauty and unique atmosphere make Chester one of Britain's most popular places for an unforgettable short break.  The ancient city is a truly breathtaking experience with each chapter of Chester's history is etched into the very fabric of the city. Well, you are walking where Roman Legionaires marched to war, Viking raiders wreaked havoc and Norman invaders conquered Anglo Saxons! Chester has the most complete city walls, the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, plus a 1000-year-old Cathedral with Europe's finest example of medieval carvings - and of course the one and only 700-year-old Rows galleries where shopping is a double delight.

You'll also find stores galore offering the hottest fashion in Chester all set against a background of unique treasures of antiquity and a vibrant cafe culture where outdoor dining and people watching go hand in hand. Make sure that you take the time to visit the amazing Chester Zoo* (read about our experience in this article), the most visited UK attraction outside London and home to 21,000 animals from 500 different species in acres of glorious gardens or slow the pace down and explore the city aboard an open-top bus tour!

| About Travelodge | Chester Central Bridge Street Travelodge* hotel is in a prime location in the heart of Chester and makes a great base for exploring this picturesque walled city. The Grosvenor Shopping Centre is just a hop across the road and there’s plenty of food and drink choices in the adjacent new restaurant development. Within walking distance of the Chester city walls, the stunning Chester Cathedral and the University of Chester’s Riverside Campus, there’s plenty to see and do. The must-see Chester Roman Amphitheatre was Britain’s largest and is only a 4-minute walk from our hotel - trust me when I say, it's amazing! Travelodge*'s brand new SuperRoom option is the perfect choice for added comforts as it has been designed with you in mind - and offers a choice of firm or soft hypoallergenic pillows, blackout curtains and mood lighting for a restful nights sleep. To help you wake up refreshed all their SuperRooms feature a Hansgrohe Raindance 3jet adjustable shower and a Lavazza A Modo Mio fresh capsule coffee machine. All of this, combined with a stylish new room design - perfection! There was also an on-site Bar CafĂ© that serves unlimited breakfast and tasty evening meals.

| About Our Experience | Just like the previous Travelodge* hotels that we stayed in, our stay was wonderful - we even paid and stayed for another night this time. However, unlike other stays at the hotels, this hotel had an on-sight restaurant and bar which served an all-you-can-eat breakfast for £8.95 per person and evening meals - both with lots of vegetarian and vegan choices to pick from, bonus! (Pictured above) The staff at the hotel were so welcoming, friendly and lovely to us and couldn't do enough for us. We have always stayed in double rooms in the past but we decided to stay in a family room this time as it had a bath, which would have been awesome for my back if the tub wasn't child size. Sadly, I only had one bath when we were there but I do recommend booking a room with a bath if you're travelling as a family as the room itself was massive. We had a beautiful view over Chester town centre and a stunning view of the St Michel's Church (pictured above). Although I wouldn't say it was the cleanest room that we had stayed in with Travelodge as we found quite a lot of hairs in the bathtub that hadn't been cleaned, it was the best. The room was big and bright, the view was beautiful and the staff were all so friendly. Also, there were free disabled parking spots for those of us with blue badges - as they don't have public on sight car park the nearest car park would have been a little walk away. I would highly recommend visiting Chester and staying with Travelodge* for your adventures.

Have you ever been to Chester? What were your experiences of it? I'd love to know your thoughts so please send me a tweet or a message on Instagram and let me know. Wishing you all an awesome day!

With love, Alisha Valerie. x