A Family Stay at The Moxy, Chester, Review – At the end of November (timed for my birthday!) we popped over to Chester for the weekend to check out the Chester Christmas Market and Christmas Tree Festival in Chester Cathedral. We stayed for two nights at The Moxy. It’s a very new, very modern hotel with everything you need, just a ten minute walk from the centre of the city, sat on the canal side. Right next door is a very handy Waitrose for any little bits and pieces you have forgotten.
Our room was not only very comfortable, it was immaculately clean. You can choose a Queen size bed or twin beds. The twin beds are set up close together, more like a super-king, or you can move them apart if you are staying a friend.
The en-suite housed a walk-in shower, sink and loo, and some lovely toiletries.
All the mirrors were personalised like this (must take ages!), it’s quirky touches like this that sets The Moxy apart from other hotels.
Each room has a 42″ Smart TV – great for casting Netflix or Amazon Prime from your phone (which I did – Christmas movies, yes please). You can see the fold up table to the left of the TV, the framework comes with lots of hooks and containers for all your stuff. Further along there are coat hangers for coats and clothes.
We all travel with gadgets so the amount of plugs and USB sockets was brilliant. The below photo shows the plug point under the TV. It was a UK plug, a European plug and two USB sockets. There were other plug sockets in the room and two more USBs next to the bed.
While I am posting that sort of picture – here is one of the shaver socket. I can’t say anything about it as I don’t use an electric shaver!
The room also had climate control.
The room was great, clean, modern with everything you need. The beds were comfy too.
The Moxy, Chester, Review – Reception Area
The reception area is modern, comfortable and casual much like the rest of the Moxy. There are lots of comfortable chairs and low seating to the left of the main doors. There is also this long table, where you can often see people eating breakfast. It looks lovely when the candles are lit in the storm jars on an evening. There is also a huge video wall and food and drinks can be bought round the clock.
The check-in desk is right in front of you as you enter the hotel and has a fun magnetic blackboard with letters for you to write slightly rude words with as well as trolleys for pushing your luggage around. I love the way the word ‘Hello’ is spelled out with lights.
You can see the bar to the right of the check-in desk. We were offered a welcome cocktail too which I thought was a lovely touch!
Breakfast at The Moxy, Chester
Breakfast is a help yourself buffet around the bar area. There are different food stations. There is plenty of cereal, muesli and porridge.
As well as yoghurts, juice, fruit salad, cold meats and cheese.
Ketchup or brown sauce (ketchup for me!).
Fruit juice and coffee machine.
You could help yourself to bacon and sausages as well as scrambled eggs and beans.
Now, these doughnuts were very popular with the kids. They even have jam inside!
Vegan, veggie and gluten free options.
It could be easy to miss the mezzanine floor, but it would be a shame to. There is lots of comfortable seating on this floor that overlooks the main reception area.
Seating designed for large groups as well as cosy couples spots. If you bring kids or teens, then they will love the pool table and table football.
There are also workspaces in this area as well as an iMac with printing ability. If you are at the Moxy on business there is a private meeting space too.
And what about this cosy (instagrammable!) hanging egg?
You won’t find a Corby trouser press at The Moxy (!), but if you insist on ironing then you will find this Ironing Room…
Parking at The Moxy
There is a reasonably large car park at The Moxy but you are not guaranteed a space. There is, however, an NCP carpark nearby where we found an easy space. This is just a five minute walk away. We paid £16 for two days.
All-in-all we had a fab stay at The Moxy, and we would completely recommend a stay there.
We were invited to visit and review The Moxy, as ever all opinions expressed are my own.