(Review) A night away at Carden Park Chester

Back in the summer of 2019 we had the pleasure of staying at Carden Park in Chester. This was our 4th visit to the hotel, and this time we stayed in a courtyard suite Carden Park.

The courtyard suites are my favourite accommodation at the hotel, 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.

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

Burger and chips

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

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

Carden Park Spa

In January 2023 I finally made it to the Carden Park Spa. Having seen the spa being built on our last visit, it was amazing to see the transformation. The wow factor for me was the outdoor spa garden, and even though we visited in January, we spent most of our time in the bubbling hot tub and the heated outdoor pool. Below are a few pictures from our day, and coming soon will be a blog post all about the Carden Park Spa.

Carden Park Spa

Carden Park Spa

Carden Park Spa - Fire Pit

The library area at Carden Park

Relaxing at Carden Park Chester

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

Though we have only ever been to Carden Park as a couple, the hotel is also great for families.

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.

    • 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

    • 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

  2. 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

  3. 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

    • 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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