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1 room, 2 adults

Bowman Lodge

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking nearby
  • Smoke-free property
52 Hoole Road, Chester, England, CH2 3NL, United Kingdom

3-star guesthouse, convenient for Chester Racecourse
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cots/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking nearby
    • Smoke-free property
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Bowman Lodge

from £55
  • Basic Double Room
  • Single Room, Private Bathroom (Second Floor)
  • Family Room, Ensuite
  • Double or Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Double Room, Ensuite (Second Floor)

What’s around Bowman Lodge


  • Chester Racecourse - 32-minute walk
  • Chester Zoo - 45-minute walk
  • Chester City Walls - 24-minute walk
  • Chester Cathedral - 25-minute walk
  • University of Chester - 27-minute walk
  • St Paul's Church - 18-minute walk
  • Eastgate Clock - 23-minute walk
  • The Rows of Chester - 24-minute walk

Getting around

  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) 39-min drive
  • Manchester (MAN) 33-min drive
  • Chester Station 14-min walk
  • Bache Station 29-min walk
  • Ellesmere Port Station 8-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions. Guests arriving outside normal reception hours should contact the property prior to arrival on the telephone number listed on the confirmation form.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Bowman Lodge’s small print

Also known as

  • Bowman Lodge Chester
  • Bowman Lodge Guesthouse
  • Bowman Lodge Guesthouse Chester
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  • Bowman Lodge Guesthouse
  • Bowman Lodge Guesthouse Chester
  • Chester Bowman Lodge Guesthouse
  • Guesthouse Bowman Lodge
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This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Bowman Lodge

  • Does Bowman Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Bowman Lodge does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Bowman Lodge?
    No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Are pets allowed at Bowman Lodge?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Bowman Lodge?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Bowman Lodge?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include deli-vert (5-min walk), The Faulkner (6-min walk) and The Beehive (7-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 24 reviews

Good 6.0
Not what i was expecting and the mattress was very hard to sleep on. The good thing about the hotel was there was a pub across the road what did brilliant food.
Lee, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent service
Friendly, knowledgable of local area and a pleasant stay.
Craig, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location, great service, great value
If you want a B&B in a great location (5 mins from the centre and 10mins to the zoo) with a good breakfast, comfy bed and friendly service this is he place for you! Stayed here twice now on our visits to Chester and Mike who owns the BnB is great, both times we arrived after 9pm and he let us know how to self check in and that it was no problem either. Very friendly and welcoming and the English breakfast in the morning is tasty. Rooms are very clean and tidy and you got free tea and coffee :) got the impression nothing Ian too much trouble for him. Parking is available outside for free with no restrictions. Easy access to city centre and places in and around Chester. Places to eat within walking distance as well
Andrew, gb2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
A very warm welcome
Stayed in Chester for a couple of nights as a weekend break for myself, my Mum and my toddler and wanted reasonably cheap accommodation so we chose Bowman Lodge. The building is a little tired however that is more than made up for by the size of the room and the service you get here. Whilst this hotel is nothing like the large chains of hotels, I have never felt more welcome or comfortable staying away from home. My Mum actually said she has never felt more at home in any hotel we have ever stayed in. A really nice breakfast for only a fiver, too. Thank you for making our weekend special
gb2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Location 👍
Host was very welcoming ... very good local amenities... pubs , shops restaurants all within 5 minutes walk ... all explained with great detail in the welcome pack in your room
phillip, gb4 night business trip
Poor 2.0
B & B disaster
We didn't expect much as it was a weekend away. Our first clue should have been the handwritten note on the front door with a mobile number so they could tell us where to find the key and check ourselves in. We went all the way upstairs and found our room. It was sweltering, the heating was on. The block screwed or nailed into the floor behind the room door, the reused plastic tumbler at the sink which was right inside the door, the old smoke smell and tatty towels weren't the worse part. The door to the bathroom doesn't fully open, there were no toiletries and an empty wire stand that was just sat in a corner. The toilet paper holder was missing, there were no towel racks. The bed was so uncomfortable and the pillows were the thinnest things. It was a horrible nights sleep. The shower was so mouldy (pics below) and it cut out on me. However when speaking with Mike at breakfast he seemed to be shocked that we were unhappy. He said the water has never cut out on anyone and he's only ever had positive reviews. He was not in the least helpful or apologetic and over charged us. It was £80 a night and he charged us £135. He was very defensive and tried his best to be intimidating. His wife/partner was there and was very polite. When I asked for a hair dryer I was told "It's naff but gets the job done." I'm all for supporting small businesses but not at the expense of our comfort and health. Went to Holiday Inn, was fantastic!
Elena, gb2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Nice place at a low cost
I've had two stays here, and found it friendly, clean, and good value on both occasions. The place could use a refurbishment, but easily overlooked given the price. Will book again next time I'm working in the area.
Darren, gb3 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Good value for money and helpful owner.
Mike was very welcoming and helpful and went out of his way to cater to my dietary requirements. Would have given it a 5/5 but unfortunately the room I booked was unavailable meaning that I had to leave my room to access the toilet.
gb3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Ideal stop for my 2 day visit to Chester.
Everything was clean and comfortable. The room was facing the main road so there was some traffic noise but nothing disturbing. I liked the option of having no breakfast as I am not really a big breakfast person. (Breakfast is available as a paid option). Although the car park isn't massive there is free street parking just outside. The landlord was kind and courteous. The place is walking distance from the rail station.
Deane, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very good, nice location, made very welcome.
gb1 night business trip

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