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Girls Weekend in Chester

Girls Weekend in Chester

Chester is the perfect place for a sophisticated weekend away with the girls.  If you reside in the country it is the ideal, quaint location to discover great shops, spas and eateries.  For the same reasons it is the ideal place to escape and unwind if you live in the bustle of a big city.  Direct trains run from London Euston with a journey time of just 2 hours, arrive in just 1 hour 30 mins from Birmingham, or only an hour from Manchester etc…  charming Chester may actually be closer than you realise.

Check into one of the many luxurious hotels then, well rested after a blissful nights sleep, head out to explore your surroundings.  With quaint streets surrounded by the city’s historic walls, and a beautiful riverside location, you can happily spend the morning watching the boats drift by, followed by a stroll around the walls and Grosvenor park, pausing for coffee or lunch in the park’s Lodge café.

Once you’ve gathered enough energy to hit the shops, your girls’ weekend can pick up the pace in the quaint, mock-tudor fronted Grosvenor Shopping Centre.  Treat yourself in the variety of lovely stores from individual boutiques to high street brands including LK Bennett, Jigsaw, Boodles (closed Sundays), or check yourself into the resident nail bar for a manicure in time for your night out.

Alternatively, if you’re feeling totally recharged and fit to shop ‘til you drop, snap up some luxury goods at bargain prices at Cheshire Oaks - the UK’s largest designer outlet.  Discount Mulberry handbag anyone?  Burberry trench?  with no need to pay London prices.  Same goes for Barbour, Boss, All Saints…  In brief, the entire place is a marvellous slice of retail heaven.  Just 30 mins from Chester city centre, Stagecoach run a number 1 route from Chester to Cheshire Oaks 7 days a week, up to every 20 minutes (regular evening buses too, so no risk of getting stranded). 

Back at the hotel with your bags, it’s time to change into your finery.  No Chester girls’ weekend is complete without a fun cocktail master class at Oddfellows.  Armed with your new expertise, teeter off to dinner at the Racecourse’s sophisticated 1539 restaurant, to enjoy elegant dishes created with carefully sourced, seasonal ingredients.  The chairs are plush and the service is seamless so you can comfortably settle in for the evening.  Time to order bubbles, swap girlie gossip - and relax.

On Sunday morning you need venture no further than the Grosvenor spa.  Relax on a comfy bed while you wait for your treatments, then let the expert massage therapists knead all of your cares away.  Or their facials, which are expertly tailored to your individual needs, will leave you glowing.  If a swim is a must, the Spa at Carden Park or the Doubletree Hilton are both very close to the town centre. 

Revived and happily recharged, all that’s left to do is reluctantly collect your bags from your hotel, and head off on the short hop home. 

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  1. The Chester Grosvenor

    Chester

    Housed in an historic building with a black and white timbered façade, The Chester Grosvenor is situated in the centre of the beautiful Roman city of Chester.

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    The Chester Grosvenor, situated in the heart of beautiful Chester
    Luxurious bedrooms at the Chester Grosvenor Hotel
    The Chester Grosvenor Hotel, where each bedroom is individually designed and furnished
    Ensuite bathrooms at the Chester Grosvenor Hotel
    The Chester Grosvenor, situated in the heart of beautiful Chester
    Luxurious bedrooms at the Chester Grosvenor Hotel
    The Chester Grosvenor Hotel, where each bedroom is individually designed and furnished
    Ensuite bathrooms at the Chester Grosvenor Hotel

    The Hotel

    Housed in an historic building with a black and white timbered façade, The Chester Grosvenor is situated in the centre of the beautiful Roman city of Chester. Although the existing building dates back to 1865, there has been an inn on the site since the late sixteenth century. The five red star hotel is one of the city’s greatest landmarks, standing alongside the iconic Eastgate Clock. With attentive yet unobtrusive service, The Chester Grosvenor offers the quintessential luxury English experience.

    Bedrooms

    Bedrooms at The Chester Grosvenor offer the ultimate luxury and comfort to help you relax after exploring the charming city of Chester.  Each room has been individually designed and beautifully furnished with the finest fabrics to offer you a deeply sumptuous stay.  

    Spacious and adaptable, a suite is ideal if you would like to add an extra something special to your stay. In addition, most suites have walk-in separate shower facilities.

    The Spa at The Chester at the Chester Grosvenor

    Be pampered in the tranquil and soothing haven of The Spa at The Chester Grosvenor, where every detail has been designed to evoke a state of relaxation, vitality and wellbeing, from the heavenly Thermal Suite to our carefully selected product partner, ELEMIS.

    Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor

    Savour the creative menus of ‘Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor’, which has retained its Michelin star since 1990 and where each dish is lovingly prepared by our dedicated team of Chefs. Our experienced Sommelier is on hand to find the perfect accompaniment from one of the UK’s most extensive wine cellars with over 700 bins from all over the world.

    La Brasserie

    Offering modern, fresh cooking, La Brasserie’s vibrant 2 AA Rosette restaurant prepares beautiful dishes using flavours and ingredients from home and abroad. 

    A glamorous Champagne bar takes centre stage, serving everything from Cappuccinos to Cosmopolitans and an exquisite selection of Champagne. 

    The Arkle Bar and Lounge at the Chester Grosvenor

    The Arkle Bar and Lounge is a luxuriously comfortable area of understated elegance and sophistication. Discover our worldwide collection of over 40 gins, each paired with a tonic and garnish to match the profile of the gin or choose from a selection of interesting malts, vintage ports and a wide range of liqueurs. The Arkle Bar & Lounge is a connoisseur's delight.

    It is also the perfect spot for picking up the paper and enjoying morning coffee, light lunch or  afternoon tea.

    Meetings and Events

    The Chester Grosvenor has a variety of stunning event spaces, which set the scene for an unforgettable event. All of our function suites make use of the latest built in AV equipment, available for your use on a complimentary basis.

    Weddings at the Chester Grosvenor

    The award winning Chester Grosvenor combines breath-taking architecture with contemporary yet traditional interiors. Steeped in history dating back to the 18th century, the pillared entrance and black and white timbered exterior provide the perfect backdrop for a fairy tale wedding.  ‘The Gallery’ on the first floor landing boasts the original staircase where the grandeur of the 28,000 piece crystal chandelier offers the most memorable of settings for your wedding photographs. The Chester Grosvenor can accommodate wedding breakfasts and civil ceremonies from 2 to 240 guests. 

    Contact Details:

    Eastgate, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1LT

    Tel:

    01244 324024

    Website

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  2. Hotel Indigo Chester

    Chester

    At the heart of historic Chester, Hotel Indigo brings the quirky luxury of the internationally renowned brand to the city with public spaces and rooms inspired by the local neighbourhood.

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    The Hotel Indigo Chester has the perfect city centre location
    The Hotel Indigo Chester has the perfect city centre location

    At the heart of historic Chester, Hotel Indigo brings the quirky luxury of the internationally renowned brand to the city with public spaces and rooms inspired by the local neighbourhood. Located at the heart of historic Chester, Hotel Indigo Chester combines the local character and charm with vibrant colours and textures to give the hotel a residential look and feel. Just as no two places are alike, no two Hotel Indigo properties are the same. Each Hotel Indigo draws inspiration from the local neighbourhood, culture and popular trends in food, drink and design to create a warm and vibrant atmosphere.

    The 75 bedroom Grosvenor Park Road property opened in June 2019 in time for the city’s iconic racing season. The hotel features a fine-dining restaurant where you can enjoy a stylish yet relaxed dining experience. It brings together passion and creativity with powerful flavours, delivered with playful authenticity. Expect modern interpretations on the traditional, focusing on simplicity and purity. Seasonal inspiration can be found throughout our menu, using the very best of local produce. The restaurant is open daily with a range of dining options available, including a children's menu.

    The design of the 96 cover restaurant is a relaxed natural environment in which to enjoy unintimidating fine dining. The heart of the restaurant is the chef’s table and theatre kitchen providing the perfect vista for guests to watch the chef’s work.  

     

    Contact Details:

    Grosvenor Park Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1QQ

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  3. ABode Chester

    Chester

    ABode Chester is a luxury 4* hotel located in the heart of Chester.

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    ABode Chester, Exterior
    ABode Chester, Desirable Bedrooms
    ABode Chester, Fabulous Suite
    ABode Chester, Enviable Rooms
    ABode Chester, Most Fabulous Suite
    ABode Chester, Exterior
    ABode Chester, Desirable Bedrooms
    ABode Chester, Fabulous Suite
    ABode Chester, Enviable Rooms
    ABode Chester, Most Fabulous Suite

    ABode Chester is a luxury 4* hotel located in the heart of Chester. With unparalleled views of England’s oldest working racecourse, the contemporary ABode Chester offers a warm welcome in the heart of the city, complemented by relaxed Brasserie dining and a modern, stylish and sophisticated design. The trademark room categories - Comfortable, Desirable, Enviable, Most Enviable and Fabulous - offer a distinctive style with quality and comfort at their core. A luxury bed and the clean lines of a contemporary ensuite bathroom come as standard. Brasserie Abode is located on the fifth floor of ABode Chester, with panoramic views over Chester Racecourse and the magnificent Welsh hills beyond. The all-day menu features plats du jour of classic dishes and homely favourites. Drop by for brunch, lunch, dinner or cocktails and take in some of the best views in the county.   

    Contact Details:

    Grosvenor Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DJ

    Tel:

    01244 347000

    Website

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  4. Oddfellows

    Chester

    Situated in the heart of Chester, minutes from the River Dee and the vibrant and chic boutiques in the city, you will find a profoundly unique hotel which will capture your imagination and shape the way you travel.

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    Contemporary and comfortable bedrooms at Oddfellows
    Quirky rooms at Oddfellows
    Contemporary and comfortable bedrooms at Oddfellows
    Quirky rooms at Oddfellows

    Situated in the heart of Chester, minutes from the River Dee and the vibrant and chic boutiques in the city, you will find a profoundly unique hotel which will capture your imagination and shape the way you travel.  Behind our stunning 17th century façade, Oddfellows has been lovingly restored to its former glory with a nod to its heritage. Cutting edge style mingles with inimitable sophistication and our contemporary bedrooms, private dining rooms, Lounge Bar and garden restaurant will guarantee you an experience in the cosmopolitan, the unpredictable and the flamboyant. For those wanting to extend their stay for more than just the evening, Oddfellows offers 18 of the most exclusive boutique bedrooms in Chester, Cheshire and the North West, each has its own charm and a combination of iconic and contemporary luxury furnishings. The Garden by Oddfellows offers a unique dining experience, the perfect place to enjoy delectable quality food in the most enticing of environments. Sip a cocktail in The Lounge Bar or venture into The Secret Garden where you will find secluded areas, open fire pits and a guaranteed experience in the cosmopolitan, the unpredictable and the flamboyant.

    Contact Details:

    20 Lower Bridge Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1RS

    Tel:

    01244 34 54 54

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  5. The Grosvenor Shopping Centre

    Chester

    Please note some Grosvenor Shopping Centre retailers are operating reduced hours or different hours from those advertised.

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    The Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Chester

    **Please note some Grosvenor Shopping Centre retailers are operating reduced hours or different hours from those advertised.**

    The Grosvenor Shopping Centre offers a stylish and cosmopolitan way of shopping. Our wide range of retailers serve all your shopping needs, whether it be health and beauty, fashion or homeware items, jewellery or food. From Build-a-bear and Boss to well known high street clothing retailers including H&M, TKMaxx and L.K.Bennett there is something for everyone all under one roof. Costa Coffee is on hand for when you want to relax with friends and have a bite to eat in between your shopping, if you fancy Italian we have Piccolinos or for a treat try Millies Cookies. Monday - 9.00am - 5.30pm Tuesday - 9.00am - 5.30pm Wednesday - 9.00am - 5.30pm Thursday - 9.00am - 5.30pm Friday - 9.00am - 5.30pm Saturday - 9.00am - 5.30pm Sunday - 11.00am - 5.00pm Bank Holidays - 10.00am - 5.00pm There are some seasonal variations to these times. Please check with your favourite store as some shop times may vary.

    Contact Details:

    Pepper Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1EA

    Tel:

    01244 342942

    Website

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  6. Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

    Ellesmere Port

    Trendsetters, foodies, social butterflies, it’s time to make some noise for the new and improved McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks. So what’s the latest? Well, MORE.

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    Cath Kidston at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
    Kate Spade at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
    25 new designer and premium brands at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
    Burberry at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
    The new and improved McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks
    Cath Kidston at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
    Kate Spade at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
    25 new designer and premium brands at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
    Burberry at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
    The new and improved McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks

    Trendsetters, foodies, social butterflies, it’s time to make some noise for the new and improved McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks. So what’s the latest? Well, MORE. There are more stores, more choice and much more to discover. The 40,000 square foot extension hosts 25 new designer and premium brands for your perusal. Not to mention, they’ve made your day out even easier with 300 new parking spaces. It doesn’t stop there. The new facilities also include an expanded community space. They can’t wait to welcome you. 

    Fashion lovers, rejoice! They’ve upped their stylish offering at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks by another 25 new designer and premium brands. Pay tribute to the late iconic designer at the Karl Lagerfeld store. Get a taste for Italian luxury at Furla or stock up on signature underwear and more at Calvin Klein. Check out Mint Velvet, must-have footwear at Dune, Tommy Hilfiger’s jeans, Kate Spade, and elevated basics at Police too. And if all that wasn’t enough, the coolest high-end streetwear awaits for you at Diesel.

    Stay connected and fully charged with complimentary wi-fi and portable phone chargers, plus if you’re shopping in a group of 10 or more, receive a Fashion Passport from Guest Services and save an additional 10% off outlet prices at many of the stores.

     

    Contact Details:

    Kinsey Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9JJ

    Tel:

    0151 348 5600

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  7. Chester Racecourse

    Chester

    Chester Racecourse is the oldest Racecourse in Britain & the oldest in the world still in operation.

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    Race fixtures throughout the year at Chester Racecourse
    Chester Racecourse, the UK's oldest racecourse
    The thrill of the races at Chester Racecourse
    Chester Racecourse, since 1539
    Chester Racecourse a must visit
    Race fixtures throughout the year at Chester Racecourse
    Chester Racecourse, the UK's oldest racecourse
    The thrill of the races at Chester Racecourse
    Chester Racecourse, since 1539
    Chester Racecourse a must visit

    We’ve had years honing our craft in racegoer satisfaction and an afternoon (or evening) on the Roodee offers an experience like no other.

    Sample the thrill of watching competitive racing, whist enjoying premium food and beverages across a variety of areas and enclosures. Whether you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion or fill your weekend with some serious fun, we’ve something to suit. Mingle with the stylish crowd and enjoy a day to remember with family and friends. Tickets and badges for 2021 fixtures from 25 June are now available to buy.

    Contact Details:

    Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LY

    Tel:

    01244 304600

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  8. The Spa at Carden

    Nr Chester

    Drawing inspiration from the tranquil 1,000 acre Carden Park estate, there is a carefully curated range of treatments on offer, using natural botanicals to improve your well-being, in the abundant spa facilities.

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    The Garden at the Spa at Carden
    Indoor Vitality Pool, at the Spa at Carden
    Heated Pods at the Spa at Carden
    The Firepit at the Spa at Carden
    Deep Relaxation at the Spa at Carden
    The Garden at the Spa at Carden
    Indoor Vitality Pool, at the Spa at Carden
    Heated Pods at the Spa at Carden
    The Firepit at the Spa at Carden
    Deep Relaxation at the Spa at Carden

    Drawing inspiration from the tranquil 1,000 acre Carden Park estate, there is a carefully curated range of treatments on offer, using natural botanicals to improve your well-being, in the abundant spa facilities.

    After your treatment, stimulate your senses in the beautiful and extensive Spa Garden, unwind in one of the themed relaxation rooms, sip Champagne in the beauty bar or enjoy a light meal with stunning views at the spa restaurant, Elements.

    Everyone should have the opportunity to feel good; for an hour; a day or an entire weekend. More than a spa, this is a destination for well-being.

    Contact Details:

    Carden Park, Broxton Road, Nr Chester, Cheshire, CH3 9DQ

    Tel:

    01829 731000

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  9. Doubletree by Hilton Chester

    Chester

    Situated in 12 acres of landscaped grounds, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chester is an 18th Century Manor House, offering contemporary accommodation which beautifully combines the past and present.

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    Situated in 12 acres of landscaped grounds, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chester is an 18th Century Manor House, offering contemporary accommodation which beautifully combines the past and present. Just two miles from the centre of the historic city of Chester, with 219 guest bedrooms and over 300 complimentary car parking spaces.

    Unwind in the Garden Room and Terrace restaurant overlooking the walled gardens. The onsite bar also offers an extensive gin menu, with its selection of botanicals from the finest English distilleries.

    Indulge in some TLC at the luxury Club and Spa. Take an incredible sensory journey through a variety of treatment rooms, and relax with a dip in the outdoor thermal pool. To end, experience a sequence of thermal rooms including the aroma room, steam room, Hammam and sauna. Enjoy the gym facilities, with innovative fitness equipment and state-of-the-art machines.

    Contact Details:

    Warrington Road, Hoole Village, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 3PD

    Tel:

    01244 408800

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Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
The Chester Grosvenor (53.19074,-2.8888)Hotel Indigo Chester (53.19113,-2.88165)0.43
Hotel Indigo Chester (53.19113,-2.88165)ABode Chester (53.18674,-2.8941)0.87
ABode Chester (53.18674,-2.8941)Oddfellows (53.18703,-2.89025)0.23
Oddfellows (53.18703,-2.89025)The Grosvenor Shopping Centre (53.18866,-2.89041)0.16
The Grosvenor Shopping Centre (53.18866,-2.89041)Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet (53.26362,-2.88124)7.53
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet (53.26362,-2.88124)Chester Racecourse (53.18919,-2.89788)7.52
Chester Racecourse (53.18919,-2.89788)The Spa at Carden (53.07298,-2.80758)12.85
The Spa at Carden (53.07298,-2.80758)Doubletree by Hilton Chester (53.20628,-2.8544)13.65
Total Distance *43.24 miles
Estimated Journey Time1.39 hours

* Approximate distance by road

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