Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel

St Johns Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1HL
4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars Hotel

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Tel: 0344 8799113

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Find Chester’s historic city centre on your doorstep when staying in New Blossoms, with elegant tradition and contemporary comfort in which to return to after time spent exploring famous Roman and medieval landmarks or enjoying some retail therapy.

From its enviable position near the impressive Roman Amphitheatre and pleasant walks along the picturesque banks of the River Dee, New Blossoms provides everything you need for a memorable stay in one of the most captivating short break destinations in England.

Whether you’re looking to treat your partner to a romantic weekend away in the city or wish to explore the area as a family, there’s plenty of activity suiting all generations and holiday types - with attractive restaurants, sightseeing tours and iconic attractions such as Chester Zoo all easily accessible during your stay.

Having opened in 1650, it’s safe to say the hotel has played an intrinsic role in maintaining the city as a haven for keen history fans and travellers alike when seeking an authentic urban space priding itself on its past - with a visit here representing a journey through time, as you take in ancient architecture at every turn.

Scale the famous city walls, take a glimpse at the Eastgate Clock Tower as one of the most photographed clocks in the country and enlist a centurion or Roman soldier to guide you through the area as they portray how life would have been for its past inhabitants.

Once your day of adventure is complete, the inviting Lounge Bar at New Blossoms will be well-stocked and ready for the talented bar staff to prepare something refreshing from a comprehensive drinks menu including everything from dazzling cocktails to soft drinks for the kids – as you settle into the cosy seating area and relax.

  It’s then time to make your way up to your comfortable accommodation, where you can switch off after taking in the local nightlife or horse racing at Chester Racecourse, with excellent en-suite facilities including an inviting tub and luxury ELEMIS toiletries, free Wi-Fi and graceful furniture to complete your home from home.

When staying for a special occasion, make sure to upgrade to a Deluxe Room or Suite, with additional lounge area space, music docking station and fluffy bathrobes creating the ideal setting to spoil someone on their birthday or as part of an anniversary surprise.

Awake the next morning and stay a little while as you tuck into a delicious cooked or continental breakfast from the dining area at New Blossoms. Plus, stay for a decadent take on the afternoon tea pastime over lunch before venturing out once again into the uniquely fascinating city of Chester and all its undoubted thrills.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Classic Double - Bed & Breakfast
Classic Single - Bed and breakfast
Classic Twin - Bed & Breakfast
Executive Double - Bed & Breakfast
Executive King - Bed & Breakfast
Executive Suite - Bed & Breakfast
Feature Suite - Bed & Breakfast

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
All year, 2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)


  • 4 AA Stars Hotel
4 AA Stars Hotel

Special Offers

  • Festive Afternoon Tea

    Our famous Festive Afternoon Tea served in the luxurious and historic surroundings of the oldest hotel in Chester by our wonderful team.

    The perfect way to catch up with old friends, celebrate the festive season with work colleagues or just...well because it's Christmas!


    Add a sparkling afternoon tea from £35 per person and keep the bottle for an extra £10 per person

    Available from Saturday 25th November to Tuesday 2nd January 2024

    Available between 1pm - 4pm


    Cheshire Christmas Food and Drink Offers - redeem this special offer immediately

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  • Christmas Market Breaks in Chester

    Stay at New Blossoms Hotel to unwind between trips to Chester Christmas Market, filled with mulled wine and festive cheer.

    Whether you’re planning a fun-filled Chester Christmas Market break with the family or a seasonal romantic getaway, the New Blossoms Hotel always offers a warm welcome.

    Just a five-minute walk away from Town Hall Square, New Blossoms Hotel is one of the most convenient hotels near Chester Christmas Market. 

    Alongside perusing the market’s festive stalls, you can unwind and enjoy a tipple or two at our Lounge Bar. The relaxing venue welcomes both hotel guests and visitors alike, offering a soothing spot for those who have tired themselves out with a seasonal shopping spree. Equally, indulging in a decadent, Bottomless Christmas Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to complement a visit to the vibrant markets.

    The Chester Christmas Market

    The Chester Christmas Market is a winter wonderland, filled with everything from food traders to hand-made craftwork. There are festive treats aplenty, often featuring tantalising dishes from local eateries while the Gin & Prosecco Bar will delight those seeking merriments with festive fizz, hand-selected gins, and mid-week cocktail specials. This lively location also hosts local entertainment, bringing musical festivities to the Chester Christmas Market.

    Available throughought December

    Centrally located hotel just a short walk from the Markets

    Relax after a day of shopping with festive food and drink

    Cheshire Christmas Accommodation Offers - redeem this special offer immediately

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Road Directions

Leave M53, jct 12 follow signs for city centre. St Johns Street is just off Eastgate Street which is signposted from the ring road. Access to the (city centre is restricted. St John Street is one way). Please phone the hotel for further information.

Public Transport Directions

From Chester train station take city shuttle bus from station and alight at Frodsham Street. The Blossoms is just a minute's walk from the bus stop.



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

3.5 of 5 stars
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      4 of 5 stars
    • Value
      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      4 of 5 stars
    • Location
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Y9488USpeters
      Will never stay here again
      1 of 5 stars
      Monday, 27th November 2023
      Booked through Booking.Com, having stayed here a few years ago, I cannot believe the decline. General Hotel Tired and dated, decor was very poor, wallpaper blown and mouldy in places. Nightclub... Read full review
    • Cruiser628628
      Nice rooms don’t come to sleep!
      1 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 2nd December 2023
      Noise on a Friday night (1st floor, rooms c109-101), nightclub too close . At 2am we started singing a long to Billie Jean and then put our own headphones on to try and sleep. 4:30am noise... Read full review
    • Abi i
      Nice night in Chester
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 3rd December 2023
      Nice enough hotel, we stayed here for one night the style is very old which is a lovely theme however this means also damp at the windows, old taps, crack in the sink (just needs a little care and a... Read full review



    • Out of Hours Visits


    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Room service
    • Serve afternoon tea
    • Serve breakfast - Full English Breakfast
    • Serve evening meal - Steak and Grill Restaurant
    • Serve lunch - Traditional Afternoon Tea and Lunch in the Steak and Grill Restaurant

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age) - Cots and High Chairs available. Children under 12 sharing with adults - no charge.

    Leisure Facilities

    • Access to golf course

    Parking & Transport

    • Off site parking - Car Parking at the Grosvenor Shopping Centre Car Park - £10 per 24 hours

    Payment Methods

    • American Express accepted
    • Delta accepted
    • Diners Club accepted
    • Euros accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Solo accepted
    • Special group rates - Groups are a minimum of 10 rooms
    • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Provider Facilities

    • 24 hr return laundry service
    • Accept coach parties
    • Available for wedding receptions
    • Central heating throughout
    • Conference facilities
    • Event venue
    • Ironing facilities
    • Licenced for civil marriages
    • Lift
    • Night porter
    • Pets accepted - Guide Dogs only
    • Public telephone
    • Separate guests lounge
    • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties

    Provider Features

    • In town/city centre
    • Marketing Cheshire Member
    • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

    Room / Unit Features

    • Broadband Access
    • Colour television in all bedrooms
    • Four poster beds available
    • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
    • Modem point in all bedrooms
    • Non smoking rooms available
    • Radio in all bedrooms
    • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
    • Telephone in all bedrooms

    Target Markets

    • Aim to attract conferences and business meetings
    • Marketed as gay friendly
    • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly

    Travel & Trade

    • Commission/net rates apply
    • Free accommodation for coach driver
    • Group discounts available
    • Min group size numeric qualifier - 10 rooms
    • Packed lunches available
    • Room/unit allocations available
    • Wi-fi available

    Contact Us

    Tel: 0344 8799113

    Tel: 0344 8799113

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