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ABode, Chester

ABode Chester

2 & 3 nights


Prices From £340


“Hotel staff and facilities were excellent,”




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This Christmas package is a break from the norm and a perfect contrast to our long-established party in Berkshire. Christmas at ABode is about discovering, rather than dancing and you won’t need a black tie or ball gown. Nonetheless, our hotel could not be smarter: a modern 4-star beside the city walls. Chester is a beautiful city – small enough to easily discover on foot – with so much going for it, including a history that spans a thousand years from Roman Britain to Hollyoaks!

Our programme

Christmas Eve (Saturday 24 December 2016)

  • Arrive from 2pm: a welcome afternoon tea is served in MC Cafe Bar & Grill at 3pm
  • A special 3-course dinner, with wine, is served on the 5th floor of the hotel in Michael Caines Restaurant, with three choices for every course
  • After dinner, we’ll relax in the Lounge Bar, or perhaps you’d like to go to Midnight Mass in Chester Cathedral?  It’s only a short walk away.

 Christmas Day (Sunday 25 December 2016)

  • Happy Christmas!  Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the Restaurant but leave room for…
  • Traditional Christmas Lunch, with wine, served especially for us in a private room at the hotel
  • In the afternoon, your Host will lead you right around Chester, along the city walls to combine some healthy exercise with sightseeing.
  • An early evening Christmas Quiz for those who like a brainteaser with their gin and tonic (you’re buying)
  • A light buffet for supper tonight, laid on in MC Café Bar & Grill

Boxing Day (Monday 26 December 2016)

  • Take advantage of the full English breakfast this morning, to fuel you for the day ahead. The Boxing Day Sales will no doubt be in full swing, and if you’re heading north you might like to drive via Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet or Blue Planet Aquarium at Ellesmere Port 15 minutes away. 

27 December (for 3 night package)

  • For those staying an extra night, your Host will point you in the direction of Chester’s sights and we’ll come together for dinner (included in the 3-night package) with wine, served in MC Café Bar & Grill (with departure after breakfast 28 Dec).

ABode is a striking modern building with 84 sleek rooms, those on the top floors offering views over the city walls to the Welsh hills. The ‘food and beverage’ operation is under the direction of likeable celebrity chef Michael Caines, with the MC Bar & Grill and the Lounge Bar on the ground floor both popular hang-outs for Chester’s smart set. On the fifth floor, Michael Caines Restaurant is friendly and informal, but promises ‘cuisine of the highest order’ – and our Christmas Eve Dinner is served here.

The hotel also has a residents’ gym with Technogym treadmills, exercise cycles and cross-trainers in case you want to work off the calories.

The Hotel

  • 84 rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Bar & Grill
  • Michael Caines Restaurant
  • Lounge Bar
  • Gym

Chester has so much to offer, and it’s all on our doorstep – everything within the walled city is within 10 minutes’ walk! Chester’s regular Christmas festivities include an old-English themed Christmas Market by the Town Hall and memorable services in the ancient Cathedral.

The 7kms of city walls – the most complete circuit in Britain – date to the Roman period, though it is the Victorians we have to thank for the fashionable ‘promenade’ circuit (and the famous Eastgate Clock). 

The unique Rows, half-timbered galleries housing ‘upstairs’ shops above quaint Watergate Street, Northgate, Eastgate and Bridge Streets, are also a must: not only architecturally interesting, but housing many lovely independent boutiques, and providing covered walkways – a bonus on a winter city break!

ABode Chester has its own secure car park for those coming by car. Chester is well-connected by rail and the station is 10 minutes’ walk away, or a quick taxi ride. If you fly in, Liverpool and Manchester airports are 25 and 35 miles away respectively.

Abode Chester

Grosvenor Road, Chester, CH1 2DJ

The comfortable rooms in The ABode offer a luxurious Vi-Spring bed, air-conditioning, secondary glazing, LCD TV and an in-room safe. You will also have complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, bespoke toiletries and free WiFi throughout. 


  • Double bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • LCD TV & DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • WiFi
  • Room safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Prices in £ sterling including flights

Departing on  Day 2 nights 3 nights Extra night B&B
24 Dec 16 Sat 340   460 90

On each hotel web page all prices are 'from' and are not 'live' prices.   

“Hotel staff and facilities were excellent.”

Matthew, Norfolk

“A laid-back Christmas break for those who prefer chilling out and exploring to dressing up and dancing.”

Colum, Friendship Travel

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  • Double room for sole use
  • All meals as described from afternoon sandwiches on arrival on Christmas Eve to breakfast on Boxing Day
  • Wine at meals as stated
  • Friendship Host at your disposal throughout

Room upgrades are available


Prices From £340


“Hotel staff and facilities were excellent,”



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