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ABode Chester Might Make A Trip To Chester Worthwhile

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  Site Where: Grosvenor Road, Chester, United Kingdom, CH1 2DJ
March 31, 2010 at 9:00 AM | by | ()

Disclaimer: we’re not quite sure why you’d want to go to Chester. However, we’re not ones to judge. You could be working, you could be seeing the beautiful north of England, you could be big Hollyoaks fans wanting a set tour. We won’t question.

What we will do is point out that there’s a rather nice accommodation option opening in Chester very soon – a branch of ABode, the mini chain owned by chef Michael Caines.

We’ve stayed in the Manchester one before and although the windows were filthy, the design was lovely. We’ve also heard great things about the Exeter branch (although we're none too keen on Glasgow). So we’re hoping this will be a goodie.

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Room With an Anti-View: The View From The ABode Hotel is ATrocious

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  Site Where: 129 Bath Street, Glasgow , United Kingdom, G2 2SZ
August 7, 2008 at 9:00 AM | by | ()

You know the scene. You open the door to your brand new hotel room, run over to the window, open the blinds and bam, you are hit with the anti-view. Maybe you are looking down a dirty alley, witnessing a drug deal, staring at an air shaft in the face, or seeing a brick wall. Whatever you are viewing it is not extremely pleasurable. Help out your fellow hotel mavens by uploading your anti-views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number with the not-so-easy-on-the-eyes view.

Maybe we're not being fair to Glasgow's ABode Hotel. First, we complained that its enviable rooms aren't up to enviable standard, and we also whined about its weird capitalization thing.

And now we're slamming an Anti-View tag on it, although that's pretty well deserved when you see this pretty shocking view over an awful air vent system and some dirty walls.

However, Glasgow fans tell us that the ABode has a funky bar and is in a good location, so it ain't all bad. They've got bed and breakfast deals going for £75 (US$145) a room at the moment (in a Comfortable-level room) but we're presuming these cheaper deals run you the risk of getting stuck with this view.

[Photo: ManxQueenies]

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ABode Glasgow Has "Enviable" Rooms That We Don't Envy

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  Site Where: 129 Bath Street, Glasgow , United Kingdom, G2 2SZ
June 30, 2008 at 9:15 AM | by | ()

There's one thing that instantly annoys us about the ABode Hotel Glasgow: that arty capitalization of the second letter. Any self-respecting word processing software immediately whips that "B" into a lowercase letter, and so it should, we think.

But let's get beyond such pedantic issues for a second. The ABode in Glasgow has promise: we like that its 59 rooms are classified into four levels, comfortable, desirable, enviable and fabulous. (Much like W Hotels categories of rooms--wonderful, spectacular, fabulous, mega, wow, etc.")

Plus, it's centrally located near train stations and they give you free WiFi in the café. So far so good.

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