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The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms

4-star4 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
21 The Groves, Chester, England, CH1 1SD, United Kingdom

4-star inn with restaurant, near Grosvenor Museum
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
From 521 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • This was an absolute find. Lovely setting by the river within walking distance of all…Sep 18, 2019
  • Lovely location , friendly service clean and well decorated roomsSep 7, 2019

The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms

from £85
  • Double Room
  • Double or Twin Room

What’s around The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms


  • Heart of Chester
  • Grosvenor Museum (11-minute walk)
  • Chester Cathedral (13-minute walk)
  • Chester City Walls (15-minute walk)
  • Chester Racecourse (18-minute walk)
  • University of Chester (23-minute walk)
  • Grosvenor Park (3-minute walk)
  • Roman Amphitheatre (6-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) 31-min drive
  • Manchester (MAN) 37-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-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 9 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID 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
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.

This property does not have lifts.

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)

Cribs/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.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 264 reviews

Good 6.0
Perfect Location - Not perfect room
We booked same day as a last minute trip over bank holiday and didn’t realise until we arrive it was a disabled access room with the bathroom changed to be accessible and shower quote low for a wheel chair. The room had no air con so was far too hot and the fan in the room sounded like a helicopter about to take off so didn’t sleep a wink. We also realised the next morning when questioning why there were no windows that number 2 did in fact have a window but the latch had fully snapped off so anyone could have accessed our room. We must have been next to a staff area as well as in the morning when we were trying to let some air in there was no privacy with staff walking back and forth. Breakfast - we were first in there due to not sleeping and a couple after us were given our breakfast so we was left quite a while waiting for food. Other than this the location is prefect on a summers day we would just never stay in the same room again & when discussing this on our departure there didn’t seem to be much sympathy at all for our overall experience.
gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Boathouse Stay
Lovely place, very nice and comfortable rooms. The only downside is that there was no air-conditioning in the rooms.
Bradley, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Lovely stay and very lovely staff
The location and area was amazing, right on the River Dee! A few things let it down: The large sliding door wouldn't lock No plug sockets near a mirror - very difficult trying to do my hair! Difficult to plug the fan in to face us as the sockets were only next to the bed Bed was hard
gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely location
Breakfast good quality, location of stay excellent, no noise heard in rooms, showers good quality, staff attentive. Very minor issue for me but not my partner she thought bed was comfortable but I never although spotlessly clean.
Alan, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A lovely couple of days at The Boathouse, we'll definitely be back. Fantastic to watch kingfishers whilst eating our breakfast.
Chris, gb2 night trip

The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms

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