The Boathouse Inn & Riverside Rooms

21 The Groves, Chester, CheshireChesterCH1 1SDUnited Kingdom
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About The Boathouse Inn & Riverside Rooms

The Boathouse Inn & Riverside Rooms offers cosy rooms and on-site dining. With a location overlooking the River Dee, there are many spots at the inn to take in the scenery.

Each of the private rooms has en suite facilities that include complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Amenities include a flat-screen television with Freeview, kettle, desk and free Wi-Fi access. Ironing equipment is available on request.

Private parking is available. There is also a terrace at The Boathouse Inn & Riverside Rooms and a separate space for hosting get-togethers and small events for up to 40 people.

A full English breakfast is included with each stay. The on-site pub specialises in British cuisine classics with daily specials and a Sunday roast. There is also a bar area with an extensive drink selection.

Only five minutes away on foot are the shops and attractions of Chester’s city centre. Chester Cathedral and Chester Castle are a half a mile away, while Chester Zoo is a 15-minute drive from the inn.


21 The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, Chester, CH1 1SD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1244 328 709 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Ideal location in Chester

Set alongside the River Dee, guests at this inn can take in great views of the water or relax with strolls along the riverbank. The location also makes it great for exploring Chester as it is only a short walk from the main shops and restaurants of the city centre.

Visitors love the included breakfasts

Guests liked the way their stays included a free daily breakfast. Portions for each meal were plentiful and flavoursome, making the breakfast a great way to start the day, according to reviewers.

Rooms are finished to a high standard

Spacious and spotless are among the terms guests most frequently used to describe the rooms at this accommodation. Not only do reviewers enjoy the modern look and decor but also the fact that the rooms are well stocked with little extras, which gave guests another reason to rave about their quarters.

Negative Reviews

Service in the restaurant could improve

Along with full breakfasts, guests can enjoy British cuisine in the inn’s pub. However, the experience isn't always great, according to reviews. There were claims that service is occasionally a bit disorganised and that waiting times for orders can be frustratingly long.

Guest rooms got too hot for some

One thing the rooms are lacking is air conditioning units, guests noted. While a fan is provided, reviewers state that this doesn’t help to cool down the rooms. As a result, guests are uncomfortable in the rooms during the hottest weather.

Occasional doubts about value for money

Guests were occasionally unhappy with the value for money they received here, saying that both the food in the pub and the quality of the rooms above failed to meet their expectations for the price they paid.

Rating Overview

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8.8 out of 10 based on 675 reviews