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1 room, 2 adults

The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self parking
21 The Groves, Chester, England, CH1 1SD, United Kingdom

4-star inn with restaurant, near Chester Racecourse
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Free WiFi
    • Free self parking
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  • Great location nice rooms but desperately need air con we had a fan but it made the same…Jul 31, 2020
  • Lovely stay at the boathouse.rooms are clean and comfortable . Staff very pleasant and…Jul 25, 2020

The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms

from £95
  • Double Room
  • Double or Twin Room

What’s around The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms


  • Heart of Chester
  • Chester Racecourse - 18-minute walk
  • Chester Cathedral - 13-minute walk
  • Chester City Walls - 15-minute walk
  • University of Chester - 23-minute walk
  • Grosvenor Park - 3-minute walk
  • Roman Amphitheatre - 6-minute walk
  • Chester Roman Gardens - 7-minute walk

Getting around

  • Manchester (MAN) 37-min drive
  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) 31-min drive
  • Chester Station 11-min walk
  • Bache Station 5-min drive
  • Ellesmere Port Station 12-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 21 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Terrace
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine.

The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms’s small print

Also known as

  • Boathouse Riverside Rooms Hotel Chester
  • The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms Chester
  • The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms Inn Chester
  • Boathouse Riverside Rooms Hotel
  • Boathouse Riverside Rooms Chester
  • Boathouse Riverside Rooms
  • Boathouse Riverside Rooms Inn Chester
  • Boathouse Riverside Rooms Inn
  • The Boathouse Riverside Rooms
  • The Boathouse & Riverside
  • The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms Inn


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Contactless check-out is available.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15.00 per person (approximately)

Cots/Infant beds are available for GBP 15 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms

  • Does The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that serves British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Hickorys Smokehouse (5-min walk), Old Harkers Arms (7-min walk) and Bear and Billet (7-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 279 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Location is great, room was excellent and the staff were very vigilant on guest safety in these strange times.
Peter, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great location but don’t expect a river view
Nice room and clean, no river view was overlooking a car park but location is great. Was table service in the bar told strictly no getting up only for toilet, however staff very inattentive so we ended up leaving and going elsewhere. Breakfast was in a bag delivered to the door and some was incorrect. Coffee was cafetière only so if you don’t like it your doomed. Room was lovely it was clean and bed was comfy everything I asked for I got except the river view. I would stay here again due to location and cleanliness and comfy bed.
Angela, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The Boathouse Chester
A very pleasant JW Lees pub with good parking on the riverside, excellent food and ambience. Chester centre a ten minute walk away, rooms to the rear of the pub but not a good view of the river. worth another visit.
Martin, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
nice place
This is a perfect location for walking into Chester and the pub has a great atmosphere.
Jennifer, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Very nice place. Price high.
gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay by the river for a short break
Joanne, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
We were made to feel very welcome at check in. The room was warm and comfortable. The location was excellent with fabulous views and an easy walk of about 10 minutes into town. Parking was easy and free to hotel guests. All the staff were lovely and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Boathouse to family and friends wishing to visit the beautiful city of Chester.
John, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Riverside tranquility.
Very friendly helpful staff. Great riverside location - brilliant to watch the towers in action.
Jeffrey, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
business trip
Fabulous location overlooking the river. Service is very good and very clean. The rooms are tastefully decorated. My disappointment was the fact I booked a double room and the bed was two twins pushed together so did not have a great nights sleep and in the end slept on one side of the bed (single) otherwise it’s a very good establishment
IMPACT PEOPLE, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Great experience
Great location , lovely views of the river. Good secure parking facilities. Great selection for breakfast -cooked. Rooms really nice, clean with all the added extras needed.
Gemma, gb1 night family trip

The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms

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