A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of staying at Carden Park in Chester. This was our 4th visit to the hotel, and it’s our go to place when we want to unwind. Carden Park is set in a huge country estate, and it has all the facilities you need for a relaxing break away.

Carden Park - Courtyard Suite

We were booked into a courtyard suite which is my favourite accommodation at Carden Park, and our suite certainly had the wow factor when we entered. Our room looked as if it had been recently refurbished, and I loved that we had a seperate living area to relax in, plus a balcony with table and chairs. Unfortunately we didn’t get much use out of the balcony as it constantly rained for the first day, typical summer weather in July.

Carden Park - Courtyard Suite

Courtyard suite at Carden Park

Relaxing in the courtyard suite at Carden Park

The bathroom was a good size with a seperate shower, and those all important Espa toiletries. There was also fruit and bottles of water that were complimentary, and a small fridge that was handy. The courtyard suites are more expensive, but I definitely think they are worth it for the space you get. The suites are arranged in little buildings, and I would imagine they are quieter than staying in the main hotel. One tip would be to pack an umbrella if it is forecast rain, as it’s a few minutes stroll to the main building where the bar and restaurants are.

Bathroom at Carden Park

The Courtyard Suites at Carden Park Chester

After a few hours relaxing in our suite, we headed to Morgan’s bar for a few pre-dinner drinks. And what better way to start our evening than listening to the pianist, and enjoying a few gin and tonics.

Getting ready at Carden Park

Carden Park has two restaurants, and we were booked into the more formal one, Redmond’s restaurant. We were seated with a view overlooking the front of the hotel, and what a beautiful view. This is certainly the place if you want to experience fine food and excellent service, and throughout the evening we were looked after by the marvellous Mark.

Redmonds Restaurant at Carden Park

As we had booked on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, we had £25 per person allocated for dinner. As this is the more formal restaurant, our allocation covered our starter and main, or main and dessert if you prefer. For starters we went for the salmon and ham hock terrine which were both delicious. For mains the husband opted for the Carden burger, and I went for the corn fed chicken. Again both dishes were absolutely delicious.

Salmon starter at Carden Park

Starter at Carden Park

Corn fed chicken in Redmonds

As this was a relaxing break we decided to order breakfast to our suite, which was an additional £5 tray charge. It certainly was a treat to just roll out of bed, open our balcony doors as it had finally stopped raining, and enjoy our breakfast. And what a feast we had.

View from the Balcony - Courtyard Suite

Room service breakfast at Carden Park

After checking out we used the spa facilities, and we enjoyed a relaxing few hours in the pool, large Jacuzzi and trying not to fall asleep on the hot beds. It’s a lovely spa area, and with the NEW 10 million pound spa hopefully set to open later this year, Carden Park will definitely be the place to come for spa days and breaks away. Our room was overlooking the new spa development, and with amazing views over the golf course, I can’t wait to come back once it’s opened. It’s certainly going to be a great addition to the North West.

The new spa at Carden Park

After our relaxing swim we had time for some lunch and a final drink before heading back home. Even though we only live around 40 minutes away, Carden Park is perfect for escaping for 24 hours. We had a lovely break away, and it was just the relaxation we needed.

Relaxing at Carden Park Chester

Though we have only ever been to Carden Park as a couple, the hotel is also great for families. You can read all about Sarah’s, from Extraordinary Chaos, stay and how good Carden Park is for families. And also Beth from Twinderelmo enjoyed a hotel stay with kids at Carden Park.

We received a discount on our dinner, bed and breakfast stay in a Courtyard Suite in exchange for this honest review   

16 Thoughts on “(Review) A night away at Carden Park Chester

  1. It does look like a very comfortable and luxurious place to stay. I love that the furnishings are a little bit different and have more of a quirky feel than you usually get in hotel accommodation.

    • Tracey Williams on September 2, 2019 at 8:28 am said:

      It was definitely a different style of accommodation and more like an apartment than a suite. I was tempted to move in for the rest of the summer lol x

  2. It looks like such a beautiful place with an amazing looking bed… I don’t think I’d want to leave that oh and the food sounds amazing!!

    • Tracey Williams on September 2, 2019 at 8:34 am said:

      The bed was HUGE and so so comfortable, and I loved just chilling in our suite before going out for a lovely meal. Such a nice relaxing night away x

  3. What a beautiful place to stay. Love the room and dinner looks amazing xx

  4. That really does look like a beautiful place to stay. I love Chester and really hope to visit again next year as we had such a fab time when we went last time. I would definitely stay at Carden Park, it sounds perfect

    • Tracey Williams on September 2, 2019 at 8:38 am said:

      It’s such a great place to stay Nikki whether you are visiting as a couple or with the kids. I was really impressed with our suite which was more like an apartment, I could have moved in right there and then x

  5. It looks a lovely place to stay and how nice to have all that space in your suite! This summer we’ve stayed in a small hotel room and a small Airbnb room, so I’m quite jealous!

    • Tracey Williams on September 2, 2019 at 8:45 am said:

      I couldn’t believe how big the suites were, and they were more like apartments. Everything looked brand new, and it was lovely to just go and chill out but have the hotel facilities a short stroll away x

  6. It looks lovely, so spacious and modern looking too. Your meals look delish and what a treat to have breakfast on the balcony xx

    • Tracey Williams on September 2, 2019 at 8:48 am said:

      I was really impressed with the space in the suites, and yes breakfast being delivered to us was amazing. It was definitely a lovely treat to get away just the two of us x

  7. It looks gorgeous here – bet you didn’t want to leave!

    • Tracey Williams on September 2, 2019 at 8:52 am said:

      I was very tempted to book myself in until the kids went back to school !!! It’s definitely a place where you can go and escape the world for 24 hours x

  8. Wow Tracey, a relaxing break indeed! I’ve never been to this part of the country but if I ever do, I’ll be looking up Carden Park, especially after the massive amount they are investing in the spa facilities. Hope you enjoyed it and felt suitably rested afterwards. xx

    • Tracey Williams on September 2, 2019 at 9:04 am said:

      It was lovely to spend 24 hours away chilling out, and yes the spa is going to be an amazing addition to the already fantastic hotel. Maybe we need a blogging break away there !! x

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