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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 Chester City Walls
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
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Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
  • A very pleasant JW Lees pub with good parking on the riverside, excellent food and…Mar 8, 2020
  • This is a perfect location for walking into Chester and the pub has a great atmosphere.Feb 12, 2020

The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms

from £86
  • Double Room
  • Double or Twin Room

What’s around The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms


  • Heart of Chester
  • 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
  • Chester Roman Gardens - 7-minute walk
  • Newgate - 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-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 9 PM.
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this 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 parking
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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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

  • Are pets allowed at The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 11:30 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 The Boathouse Pub (1-min walk), The Moorings (1-min walk) and The Lodge (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 282 reviews

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
Very good 8.0
Good value
Very good value for money. Good location, just 10 minute stroll to city centre, free parking. Only gripe was bins & bottles being emptied 7.30 onwards on Friday morning - right outside our room, extremely loud
Clive, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved it ,lovely place to stay
Nicola, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
An absolute gem
This was an absolute find. Lovely setting by the river within walking distance of all the sights. Hop on hop off bus stop 5 minutes walk. The rooms were beautifully designed with rowing and boating themes. Very helpful and friendly staff and obviously popular with visitors and locals alike.
Sally, gb2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Lovely location
Lovely location , friendly service clean and well decorated rooms
Jackie, gb1 night business trip

The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms

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