Rookery Hall Hotel
What We Love
- The perfectly preened sweeping lawns to potter around
- Its eco-friendly credentials; an electric-car charging station has been installed
- Taking tea by the roaring fireplace in the Drawing Room
What To Know
- Chester is around a 40-minute drive away
- This hotel is not for the faint of heart; there are rumors of ghosts about the ancient halls
- WiFi and parking are free
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Starting life in 1816 as a family home, the Rookery Hotel & Spa was turned into a restaurant in 1947 and was transformed again in 1990 into the chic 70-bedroom country manor hotel it is today. Sweeping up the drive guests will see its exterior walls of mellowed sandstone, a gray slate roof and a fairy-tale tower. Interiors boast oak wood paneling, marble fireplaces and intricate ceilings, while bedrooms blend elegant antiques with all the mod-cons. The spa, housed in a former stable block, is kitted out with a 55-foot swimming pool, crystal steam room, hydrotherapy pool and Elemis treatments.
In the Area
The small market town of Nantwich is a 10-minute drive away. Wander the conservation area to explore timber-framed medieval buildings and pop into St Mary’s, a 14th-century church with an octagonal tower. Time a trip in September and sample the annual food and drink festival which showcases produces from Cheshire. Guests can reach Chester (for upscale boutiques and historic pubs) in around 40 minutes and Manchester (cool shops, hip bars and a thriving music scene) is around an hour’s drive north.
How to Get There
Lovely hotel and grounds, we had a fantastic time, great food, drinks and surroundings.The room was amazing, best we've stayed in anywhere in the UK. The staff are so friendly and helpful, cannot find fault with anything. Will definitely be going back.
Stayed here overnight during a recent business event. Quite impressed. the location is in a quiet rural setting but not too far from major links and towns.
food was well presented and enjoyable.
bedroom was a tad too warm for my liking even with heating off but bed very comfortable
A lovely Sunday lunch, the beef was absolutely melt in the mouth, all other elements of the meal were faultless. Extremely good service, excellent attentiveness from all members of the team - a definite reason to return, as was the food quality. Why only 4 stars ? It was a little bit of a nuisance to have another party of 3 very young children being a little loud in the dining room, whilst not unruly by any means, it would be more fitting to have a particular area for families to patronise so as not to disturb what are mainly adults having a leisurely Sunday lunch.
Took advantage of an off-peak luxury break here to celebrate my birthday. Great choice as it's a beautifully impressive old Manor House! We stayed in the old characterful main building, but there is a modern annex offering all modern amenities.
Enjoyed the ambience, top notch food and using the Spa Pool. Our visit was over all too soon, but we loved every minute.
We stayed here for 1 night for my boyfriend’s birthday. I have stayed once before and was very impressed. The check in experience was flawless. We had a room in the main house. Although the corridor was occasionally noisy in the day, no noise woke me up at night from other guests thankfully. My boyfriend was hand delivered a birthday card with chocolates which was a lovely touch. The comfort of the bed was exceptional. I slept incredibly well and wished I was staying another night! The breakfast service and food was delicious. We used the spa and gym whilst visiting. The only downsides for me - having to walk to the spa from the main hotel (you don’t want to walk across the car park in your robe!), the robe quality, threadbare towels in the spa, slippers not provided, having to pay for a newspaper and paint clearly missing in the bathroom suite. So, service, food and bed excellent but a few areas for improvement in my view.