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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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  • We stayed in Chester as it was a special Birthday for my Partner I requested a room that…Oct 15, 2020
  • Great location unfortunate room was right on car park Good breakfastOct 13, 2020

The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms

from £85
  • 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-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 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 on site (limited)

  • Electric car charging point

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 must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking. 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; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

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 for adults and GBP 10.00 for children (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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
  • 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 10:00 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), Atina Kitchen (5-min walk) and Koconut Grove (6-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 294 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great location
Great one night stay .. lovely location ... friendly staff .. nice rooms .. breakfast was lovey and sitting at a window table next to the river watching the Sunday morning rowers and swans going by.
Neil, gb1 night trip
Fair 4.0
would not Stay again
Room was unbearably hot and could not sleep. Left early and booked into a Premier inn. Staff were very good and good in restaurant was lovely.
Tara, gb3 night trip
Very good 8.0
good location although grubby
Lovely location with free parking. Ideal for a town centre stay. Breakfast offered in room and limited as in no fruit or plain yogurt, mainly a cooked one so cancelled. Felt the general standard of cleanliness not as should be - dusty and generally grubby. Shower silicone in need of good clean/renewing. Not what one would hope for in these extraordinary times. Lovely spot though - would be great with a good clean.
Roderick, gb2 night trip
Good 6.0
Birthday weekend away in Chester
The cleanliness of the room was great as it has been before. The housekeeper asked us if we wanted her to go into our room to change the towels and empty the bin. The only negative would be that we had to have a reduced menu breakfast in our room. The restaurant was open and serving hot food so we didn't understand why we couldn't have the normal 'full English' in the restaurant. If we had known this we would probably have booked elsewhere.
Joanne, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Quirky hotel
Lovely, quirky hotel and room. Perfect for an overnight but room was on the small side. Can be noisy with people parking and the bins being emptied early in the morning!
Alison, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
A short Staycation
JOHN, gb3 night trip
Poor 2.0
Poor Stay
Booked in Feb for an August stay. Hotel was full so was put in a dirty disabled access room. Restaurant alarm going off during the night. Restaurant food not up to scratch. Breakfast brought in paper bags to your room. No table in the rooms to eat it at. Super hot rooms with no fans. Was not worth £150.00 a night.
mark, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Need air con but nice
Great location nice rooms but desperately need air con we had a fan but it made the same noise as a jet engine
Mandy, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
lovely break in Chester
Lovely stay at the boathouse.rooms are clean and comfortable . Staff very pleasant and helpful couldn’t fo enough for you .
Tracy, gb1 night trip
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

The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms

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