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Cheshire is a very green and pleasant county, complete with wonderful ye olde Tudor buildings and Friesian cows chewing the cud in calm pastures. The loveliness attracts people who can afford to live in places purely for the loveliness, so the fields are dotted with walled manor houses both ancient, modern and faux-ancient. The best places to stay in Cheshire are similarly varied.

Much of Cheshire's appeal is centred round the historic Roman town of Chester, with its red Roman wall and ancient collection of architecture.

Football millionaires, celebrities and even royalty are attracted by Cheshire's rural idyll, so you never know who you're going to rub shoulders with in one of the local pretty villages.

But most people come to Cheshire for Chester. As well as Chester's wall there's also a Roman amphitheatre and gardens, and some wonderful Tudor and Victorian buildings. Chester also has Cheshire's best shopping, in one of the country's prettiest town centres.

If you appreciate a quirkier architectural style Knutsford might be one of the best places to stay in Cheshire for you. A wealthy former resident with a penchant for Mediterranean architecture commissioned a whole lot of weird and wonderful buildings here. For the best of these head to King Street.

Best Places to Stay in Cheshire

For a Chester city break

  • The Chester Grosvenor is often referred to as 'one of the finest hotels in the north-west'. Its restaurant, The Arkle, has retained its Michelin star for TWO DECADES. The outside is tres heritage, but inside they've gone for 'modern elegance'.
  • ABode Chester occupies a building which used to be the Cheshire Police HQ, and the entire fifth floor is Michael Caine's restaurant.
  • Oddfellows is a quirky hotel well located for Chester's charms. There are round beds, boutique furnishings, a Michelin starred chef and a fabulous potting shed bar in the secret garden.

For country house romance

  • Built in 1816 Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa is a wonderful mansion set in 38 acres of lovely parklands. The interior has been renovated to meet the needs of the choosiest visitors - they even have television in the bathrooms and a glass roofed indoor pool.

Still not sure?

  1. Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Cheshire,
  2. consult our list of the best places to stay in Chester,
  3. or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

Best Hotels in Cheshire

  • Oddfellows 16 rooms from $118


    A quirky hotel well positioned for sightseeing in Chester. An eclectic mix of decoration throughout cosy suites and apartments; round beds, boutique furnishings, mezzanine levels, and all the mod cons. Michelin star chef, Mediterranean fare, and a trendy rooftop bar in the garden. Pretty cool!

    Bar  -  Fabulous potting shed bar in the secret garden.
    Foodies  -  Michelin star chef.
    City Style
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa 70 rooms from $121

    Nantwich, Cheshire

    Country house hotel with modern add ons in the heart of Cheshire nestled amid 38 acres of grounds. Award winning spa with large glass roofed pool, sauna, steam rooms and much more. Excellent food.

    Spa  -  Award winning spa
    Swimming Pool  -  Glass roofed 17 metre indoor pool
    Sights nearby  -  5 miles from mediaeval Nantwich
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  • Edgar House 4 rooms from $195

    Chester (Cheshire)

    A lovely Georgian house overlooking the River Dee with clean, contemporary interiors and stylish bedrooms. Lovely feature baths and views of the river and garden. Boasts a mini cinema, library and sitting room. Enjoy English afternoon tea at this stylish guest house hotel.

    Sights nearby  -  See the City Wall, visit the Amphitheatre, the Racecourse, Castle and Roman Gardens
    Views  -  Situated on top of the city walls overlooking the river Dee
    Great walks  -  Walk along the River Dee
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • ABode Chester 84 rooms from 195


    Strikingly modern property with 84 well equipped bedrooms converted from Chester Constabulary's former HQ, right next to the racecourse. Various dining options including Michael Caines Restaurant and Champagne Bar which occupies the entire 5th floor and features a rooftop terrace with great views!

    Restaurant  -  Award winning Michael Caines Restaurant serving modern British cuisine.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
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  • The Chester Grosvenor 80 rooms from $282


    Traditional luxury hotel in Chester town centre. Elegant modern interiors. Restaurant with 20 years of Michelin Stars, bars, spa and gym.

    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels
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