Bw Premier Collection Hallmark Hotel Chester The Queen
City Road, Chester, Cheshire CH1 3AH - United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 01244305000
Walk through the colonnaded entrance of our magnificent brick and stucco Italianate Hotel and you’re following a trail blazed by some extraordinary guests. Since opening in 1860 to serve first-class rail passengers, we’ve entertained the likes of Charles Dickens, Cecil Rhodes and Lillie Langtry. We don’t believe she stayed with her lover, the Prince of Wales. But even if we did, we wouldn’t say. We’re terribly discreet.
Naturally the marvelous Grade II listed Hallmark Hotel Chester The Queen, a grand dame for over 150 years, has moved with the times. Its stunning Victorian features including a glorious curling four-storey open-well staircase with cast iron balustrade, marble-floored lobby and huge fireplaces have been enhanced by superb, often quirky contemporary design, with rich colours, intriguing historic photographs and striking light installations.
A multi-million pound refurbishment added 87 suites in 2008, and we’ve just opened the Virgins’ Row, a new series of wonderfully romantic rooms in the eaves of our famous historic building. We’re now the largest hotel in Chester with 218 bedrooms and suites – all boasting super-fast fibre optic WiFi – guaranteeing accommodation for every taste and budget.
Along with a seriously good night’s sleep, we offer seriously good award-winning food. Kings` Grill Chef, Alan Davies, alchemizes fine locally sourced ingredients into a seasonal modern British menu that has earned two AA Rosettes. And while we like to be modest, we really must mention our renowned 103-item breakfast. Like our cocktail list, it’s the largest in the city. In time it will no doubt become a local institution, just like the delightful afternoon tea served in the Albert Lounge for over a century and a half.