Oddfellows in Chester is Cheshire’s first hotel to become a member of luxury brand, Mr & Mrs Smith. The property is characterised by its tongue-in-cheek design, which is made evident at check in. The space features a large-scale Valkyrie aircraft wing – which serves as a reception desk – as well as an armchair with stirrups, a giant pig coffee table and a brass duck hiding beneath a lampshade.
Antique typewriters climb the walls, mismatched chairs and a tea party is placed on the ceiling. Trees grow through tables in The Garden by Simon Radley restaurant, which opens out to the garden through large sliding doors. A secret garden has a fun design to complement the eccentric interior.
Guests enter one of the 18 individually-designed rooms to marching classical music playing on a Roberts Revival. Duplex suites feature rolltop baths, iconic furnishings and raindance showerheads.
A spokesperson from Mr & Mrs Smith comments: “There’s a hint of Wonderland behind the hotel’s elegant 17th-century facade. Eccentric, charming, and whimsical, the secret garden and flamboyant maple-wood draw in the buzzy local crowd, but you’ll want to stay for the dreamy comfort of the unusual rooms.”