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“Not the cleanest & very basic - Good location & helpful hosts” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bowman Lodge

Bowman Lodge
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Bowman Lodge
Ranked #38 of 81 Chester B&B and Inns
Dorset
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not the cleanest & very basic - Good location & helpful hosts”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2011

We were given the "family room" with three beds making a large room overcrowded. The very small en-suite came with an old and cracked hand basin & no shaving lamp and very noisy plumbing which echoed though from other rooms. Wall covering was overdue for replacement or re-fixing! Breakfast was a limited cereal (no muesli or granola type mixes) or fruit fresh or dried. The fry up seemed to be preferred by most travelers and was O.K. if you like the less healthy option. The value was not good even though it was am excellent location for sightseeing Chester.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank pickytripers
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Basildon
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

Chester races was the venue and Bowman Lodge was the chosen accomadation and very glad that we picked it. The room was tidy and comfortable. The breakfast was superb and Mike and Jayne were the perfect hosts. I know where my first choice will be when we visit Chester again. 10 out of 10.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jamie579
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Wiesloch
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

I stayed here with 9 friends and we all thought it a good place to stay. There are good restaurants within walking distance and it is about 20mins walk to the centre of town. The hosts were very kind and helpful and breakfasts very good. It is not luxurious but for that you have to pay much more and we all,from Germany, enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BrightoniaWiesloch
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Enfield, UK
Level Contributor
91 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

We stayed here overnight during a weekend in Chester to celebrate an important wedding anniversary. The location, room, quietness, breakfast and attentive hosts were all perfect. Yes, the rooms may appear a little tired, but that would not be a criticism. Our only criticism were the drinks - tea and coffee. It was lovely to have drinks and a kettle provided in the room, as we thought that it would be perfect to have a drink of good old northern tea after many hours walking. In fact the coffee did not taste like coffee and the tea unlike tea. We thought it was the UHT milk that had slightly gone off. However, at breakfast, which could not be bettered - endless toast, a full English breakfast leaving us likewise - full, in a great way - but the tea was very weak and the coffee again unlike coffee. If this was remedied, it would be the perfect place to stay in every way. We would go back, but take our own sachets! Chester is fascinating and being so compact can be covered easily in the day. It is worth looking at all the blue plaques dotted around, which are really informative. There were flowers everywhere and the weather was so perfect that it made everything else seem even better. Altogether a perfect weekend.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alan C
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Southampton.
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2011

I paid a return visit to chester in june and once again stayed at Bowman Lodge. As before I received a very warm welcome from Mike and Jayne for whom nothing is too much too trouble and who looked after me so well. I stayed in a different room this time and like the one I stayed in before, it was immaculate. Breakfast was appetising and filling. I spent a wonderful few days in Chester and at Bowman Lodge and hope that it is not too long before I can return.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DorothySouthampton_
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Hull, East Yorkshire
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2011

Our family recently stayed in this guest house and found the owner to be very friendly and helpful. The family room was clean and the breakfast was brilliant. Certainly good value for money and we would highly recommend this guest house.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Prestgrove
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Southampton.
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2010

My husband and I spent a delightful few days at Bowman Lodge, where we found the owners, Mike & Jayne to be most charming and helpful. The rooms were absolutely spotless and the breakfasts delicious. We will be returning soon as we have to attend a family wedding in the area and we are really looking forward to our return stay.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DorothySouthampton_
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Property: Bowman Lodge
Address: 52 Hoole Road, Chester CH2 3NL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Chester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bowman Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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