Christmas in Chester

This Christmas package is for those who want to relax and have a casual, festive break. 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!

The Abode Chester Hotel

A striking modern building with 84 sleek rooms, those on the top floors offering views over the city walls to the Welsh hills. The Bar & Grill and the Lounge Bar on the ground floor are both popular hang-outs for Chester’s smart set and on the fifth floor, Abode Brasserie 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.

Your Room

Cosy and inviting, the comfortable rooms live up to their name, with crisp linens, homely touches and classic design. They’re the perfect choice for one of our Christmas breaks. The 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.

You can upgrade to a Desirable room for £25 a night, Enviable room for £85 a night or Most Enviable Suite for £145 a night. Please ask for further details on these room upgrades.

Hotel Facts

  • 84 rooms
  • Bar and Grill
  • Lounge Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Abode Brasserie Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Double bed
  • LCD TV & DVD player
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Room safe


Christmas Eve

  • Arrive from 2pm: a welcome cream tea is served in the Bar & Grill at 3pm
  • Dinner tonight is 3-courses with wine
  • 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

  • Happy Christmas! Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the Restaurant but leave room for…
  • There is an option to join a organised walking tour at 10.30 from the city centre – payable locally.
  • Traditional Christmas Lunch, with wine, served especially for us in a private room at the
  • In the afternoon, enjoy a walk in the area or relax and wait for the Quiz.
  • An early evening Christmas Quiz for those who like a brain teaser with their gin and
    tonic (you’re buying)
  • A sandwich and salad buffet for supper tonight, laid on in MC Café Bar & Grill

Boxing Day

  • 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.
  • For those on the 3 night package, 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.

27 December

  • Breakfast and then depart at your leisure.


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 7 kms 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.

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