Bowman Lodge

3.0 star property
3-star guesthouse in Chester

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Bowman Lodge

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Front of property
Family Room, Ensuite | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Breakfast area
Double Room, Ensuite (Second Floor) | Bathroom | Shower, hair dryer, towels
Free parking nearby

Overview of Bowman Lodge

8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
52 Hoole Road, Chester, England, CH2 3NL
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free parking nearby
  • Hairdryer

Room options

Double or Twin Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Family Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Beds and 1 Double Bed

Double Room, Ensuite (Second Floor)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Basic Double or Twin Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Single Bed

Single Room, Private Bathroom (Second Floor)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Basic Double Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Double or Twin Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Chester Zoo - 45 min walk
  • Chester City Walls - 3 min drive
  • Chester Racecourse - 4 min drive
  • Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet - 7 min drive
  • Delamere Forest - 14 min drive
  • Oulton Park Circuit - 18 min drive
  • Sefton Park - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Manchester Airport (MAN) - 33 min drive
  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) - 36 min drive
  • Ellesmere Port Station - 8 min drive
  • Chester Station - 14 min walk
  • Bache Station - 29 min walk


  • Istanbul BBQ - 15 min walk
  • Sticky Walnut - 5 min walk
  • Artichoke - 17 min walk
  • Porta - 3 min drive
  • Chez Jules - 3 min drive

About this property

Bowman Lodge

Bowman Lodge puts you 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Chester Zoo.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 9 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag or hen parties

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Bowman Lodge Chester
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Frequently asked questions

Does Bowman Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Bowman Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Bowman Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Bowman Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Bowman Lodge?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bowman Lodge?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What's the area around Bowman Lodge like?
Bowman Lodge is located a short 1-minute walk from Skate Academy.



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10/10 Exceptional

Nice stay
Nice stay at the Bowman lodge. Management very helpful. Definitely would stop again.
Michael, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

I booked my stay because I had stayed here before. But - I was making a long journey and there was no breakfast which wasn’t made clear until after the booking was made. Also despite selecting the pay at hotel option payment was taken straight away. If it hadn’t been I would have cancelled my booking.
Tina, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

K, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

The room I was in had a faulty water system. the bathroom & bed sinks only had cold water and the shower blasted out cold or very hot water intermittently. I had to boil the kettle to use it for a hot water wash.
N, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Convenient Chester Guest House
I booked Bowman Lodge for its fair price and location for a working weekend. It's not a far trek from the railway station or the city centre. I'd not been to Chester before and from what I saw of the area, it was incredibly beautiful, with lots of conveniences available. The Guest House was nice and the owner very hospitable, giving us directions to find food after a long journey. The room itself was a comfortable size for a small double. I think it was a bit worn down in places, but it was okay; the facilities were just what we needed. Slept comfortably enough both nights there, even though the springs in the middle of the bed were a little too firm. I was happy we were given a ground floor room as we had heavy luggage we had to move around across the weekend, which saved a whole lot of struggling. As they no longer do breakfast, their dining hall is now a communal room with couches, a dining table and a microwave, with cutlery available. We did make use of the space, so we're weren't couped up in the room all the time during the evening. A couple of niggles to point out - the locking mechanism on the room door was stiff and temperamental, which could be hard to lock/unlock, probably due to age and wear. Also, on my last night, the shower flow started to play up halfway through, so had to finish up with it spluttering, might be something to look into. Overall, it was a nice experience here and recommendable for its prime location.
2-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

It was ok but a little bit far out from Liverpool , couldn’t find any where to stay in liverpool for that weekend unless you wanted to pay extortionate prices
Clive, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Bowden lodge
Owner was very welcoming & helpful, it could do with an upgrade but it was a big victorian house so the rooms reflected that, the room was very spacious & clean & it was nice & quiet so had a good nights sleep
2-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Perfect location
The lodge is in the perfect location on one of the main roads to Chester, only a short walk or bus ride into the city. Two minutes down the road at Faulkner Street is a little suburb called Hoole with some great bars and restaurants, perfect if you didn't want to go into town in the evening. Our room was clean and had everything we needed for a short stay. Mike was a hospitable and helpful host. The bed was a bit lumpy but it didn't matter too much as we were so tired after walking all day! Chester is a beautiful place, with a buzz about it, and lots of history to explore. Go there, you won't be disappointed!
Sharon, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Good B&B
Went to Chester to help move our daughter, so just wanted b&b for the night. Clean & friendly only slight negative was there was no breakfast available but with plenty of choice nearby.
Graham, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A great host and location.
Travelled as a family of 3 in February for a long weekend. We arrived after 9pm and Mike the owner told us where he had left the key with a handwritten note in an envelope - lovely personal touch. The room was on the ground floor, and was quite spacious. Mike was on hand to answer any questions and advice on places to eat and what to do in Chester. There is limited car parking on the forecourt but ample free parking on the street. Recommend breakfast at the Hungry Horse pub on the other side of the street. The lodge is within 6 minutes of Chester City by car and approx 25 minutes if walking. Would stay here again.
Vicky, 2-night family trip
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General property information

Reasons to Book
Spacious Rooms & Property Cleanliness
Check-In Time
3:00 PM
Check-Out Time
10:00 AM
Star Rating