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1 room, 2 adults

Bowman Lodge

3-star3 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
52 Hoole Road, Chester, England, CH2 3NL, United Kingdom

3-star guesthouse, convenient for Chester City Walls
  • Free WiFi
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Fantastic service

Bowman Lodge

from £45
  • 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 Zoo (45-minute walk)
  • Chester City Walls (24-minute walk)
  • University of Chester (27-minute walk)
  • Chester Racecourse (32-minute walk)
  • St Paul's Church (18-minute walk)
  • Eastgate Clock (23-minute walk)
  • The Rows of Chester (24-minute walk)
  • Grosvenor Park (24-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) 31-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 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 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
  • Bowman Lodge Chester
  • Bowman Lodge Guesthouse
  • Bowman Lodge Guesthouse Chester
  • Chester Bowman Lodge Guesthouse
  • Guesthouse Bowman Lodge
  • Bowman Chester
  • Bowman
  • Bowman Lodge Chester


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.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 23 reviews

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

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