Walk through the entrance of our magnificent brick and stucco Italianate hotel and you’re following in the footsteps of some extraordinary guests. Since opening in 1860 to serve first-class rail passengers, we’ve entertained the likes of Charles Dickens, Cecil Rhodes and Lillie Langtry. We’re a hotel of many firsts. We’re the original railway hotel, conveniently right opposite the station, the first of our kind built to service the many rail travellers to the city. Our hotel is also easily accessible from the M53 and M56 motorways and Manchester Airport.
When it comes to facilities, we can’t be surpassed. With 221 quality bedrooms, plenty of parking, Italian gardens, 12 stunning function spaces, an award-winning restaurant and a wealth of lounges for relaxing, we’re the perfect choice for your next Ladies Festival.
We even picked up the gong for Chester and Cheshire Excellence in Business Tourism: recognition of our stellar reputation for hosting events, thanks to our beautiful versatile function rooms and banqueting suites, alongside experienced dedicated event planners.