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Bowling Green Hotel

9 _ 10 Osborne Place | Lockyer St., Plymouth PL1 2PU, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle Staffs
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wanted somewhere central in Plymouth as we were visiting relatives nearby, and we wanted to be able access the town on foot. When I first looked at The Bowling Green, I could see that the last reviews were posted about 2 years ago. This seemed a little strange but I phoned them anyway and spoke to Tom, who took... More 

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Crimond, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

An excellent B&B - better than many hotels I have stayed in. Could not fault the cleanliness throughout and the high quality of the equipment in the rooms. The food was excellent and served in generous portions. The location is superb for the University graduation ceremonies which take place on the Hoe, a mere 100 metres away. The only reservation... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The position is excellent, overlooking the Bowling Green where Francis Drake played Bowls whilst awaiting the Spanish Armada. It is also ideal for the University Graduation ceremonies which take place less than 100yards away on the Ho! The rooms are all spotless and cleaned daily. The Breakfast's offered would cater for any taste ranging from Full English to simple fruit... More 

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Washington D.c.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This may only be a guesthouse but it is much better than many hotels I have stayed in. Personal service at breakfast, food excellent and healthy. Spotlessly clean and well equipped rooms. Could not fault our stay, great position in Plymouth and would certainly return in the future.

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Kenfig Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I have stayed here every year that I have been to Plymouth for the British Fireworks Championships, and I wouldn't stay anywhere else! The location is perfect, right on the Hoe, only a short walk from the shops in the town centre, and also a short walk to great vantage points for the fireworks/seafront! It has everything you need, friendly... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

A very warm welcome. Very friendly hosts. Fantastic breakfasts and immaculately clean accommodation. Pristine bed Linen of the best quality and a perfect location. We have loved every minute of our stay and would not hesitate in making this our first choice in Plymouth in the future. Thank you Jean and Tom for looking after us so well!

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Cornwall, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Just enjoyed a fantastic couple of nights at this great little Hotel in prime position on Plymouth Hoe. We visited with friends to enjoy the National Fireworks Competition which was held over the two nights and we had a great stay. The owners Tom and Jean gave us a great welcome and was so friendly and made us feel at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Me, my wife and baby loved out stay at the bowling green we found it to be clean, friendly and in a perfect location. The price was reasonable for the area and found the owner to be very friendly. We would definatly come again and would recommend to our friends and family!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

I stay at the Bowling Green Hotel for 3 night with my wife and my one year old son. Firstly it's not easy travelling away and staying in a hotel with such a young baby but Tom at the Bowling Green made us and my son very very welcome. The hotel is in an excellent location for shops, restaurants or... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This is now the fourth year we have stayed at this hotel. This review is the same as our others. as the facts and our opinion remains the same. This hotel is a very friendly place to stay. The owners, Tom and Jean, are friendly and helpful and nothing seems too much trouble. Our double room was very clean and... More 

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