The Chapel Chester

Chester, Cheshire

Three glitzy boltholes in the centre of Chester just minutes from the city wall, shops and restaurants. A private alternative to a hotel


5 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8


A Victorian Welsh Congregational Chapel, solidly built and now converted into apartments, one on each of the three floors. There’s a car park directly opposite and you can walk to everything – endless beautiful shops (this is WAG central) cafes and restaurants. The City wall is 100 yards away, a mini Hadrian’s Wall which you can climb up and walk along for city views. The river Dee has intriguing walks along its banks – and more places to eat.

You let yourself in with an entry code to find light and bright spaces, not cramped, with good sized bedrooms and hanging space, photos of Chester on the walls and open plan living rooms and kitchens. In the top two flats you come across the odd archway or part of a stained glass window to remind you of the bones of the building. The ground floor apartment has a small patio area with heaters.

Shop till you drop, brush up on your Roman history at the Grosvenor Museum or just people-watch in the cafes. You’ll return to much comfort and warmth, a pub round the corner and restaurants and cocktail bars aplenty. It’s also deliciously quiet considering how close to the action you are.

The Chapel Chester - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Discovering Chester
  • Everything on your doorstep
The Chapel Chester - Gallery

Home truths

  • There's no lift
  • More boutique hotel than cosy holiday home.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Sofabeds available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £110
Weekly price
from £770
Damage deposit
1 Apartment for 2
From £1201 bed1 bedroom
1 Apartment for 4
From £1703 beds2 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 2
From £1101 bed1 bedroom


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The neighbourhood

Chester is a delightful surprise to those who don't know it. With its encircling Roman Wall, the largest Roman amphitheatre and the oldest racecourse in Britain, it's a rewarding place for a short break. There are galleries to browse, a famous zoo, a new theatre and excellent shops in The Rows - expensive but fun. Short cruises on the river Dee can take you to the ornate Iron Bridge at Alford. You're near to the Welsh Borders and to Liverpool.

Local points of interest from Janice Atlay

  • A favourite for everyone is Chester Zoo which is one of the UK's top ten visitor attractions, just a 10 minute drive from The Chapel its a must for families and worth checking out their special events.
  • f you’re looking for an exciting day out, we’re just a short journey away from the award-winning Chester racecourse. Some enjoy the flutter with the bookies, others love the day to dress up for ladies day, particularly lovely when the sun is shining.
  • The River Dee which stretches an impressive 70 miles, from Snowdonia through to Chester, its a perfect place for lazy afternoon strolls. Sit by the bandstands on a summers afternoon for traditional entertainment. Rowing boats and paddle boats for hire.
  • Chester Walls is next to the Chapel a very scenic 2 mile stroll. This is a great way to explore the local area from a height. Lots of pitt stops too!
  • Chester has everything you need for a day of retail therapy, from popular high street chains to a selection of smaller vintage and independent shops many situated on the historic Chester rows.
  • The Chapel is situated just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city from the fine dining restaurants, chic bars and trendy coffee shops. You are really spoilt for choice


Janice Atlay

You won't see anything of the Atlays, this is a let-yourself-in sort of place, perfect for those who prefer privacy. But in the bedrooms you will see Mr Atlays good black and white photographs of Chester and they leave you a friendly letter with suggestions of places to see. Also a bottle of prosecco and some fancy cakes.