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The Shakespeare Bed and Breakfast

96 St. Leonards Gate, Lancaster LA1 1NN, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If someone asked me to describe the perfect and typical English B&B, I'd probably just describe the Shakespeare. We stayed there for four weeks in August/September 2014 and enjoyed our comfortable and cosy room, the fully equipped kitchen and the overall atmosphere very much. Our room and the common areas were always clean and our room was very quiet. Sally... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I highly recommend the Shakespeare for both short term and long term stays. I stayed here for ten days whilst I looked for an apartment in Lancaster, and I couldn't have had a better welcome to the UK! The situation is convenient, being close to the bus station and to the town centre, the rooms are clean and cosy, and... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I stayed at The Shakespeare for three months while working on my PhD at Lancaster University, and I was very happy that I chose this place. The house is nice, clean and has a central location in Lancaster city. The fully equipped new kitchen makes it a perfect place for a longer stay in Lancaster since you can cook your... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I stayed here for one night in the summer as I came up to Lancaster for a friend's wedding. I had explained this in an email, and when I got there the proprietor said she'd put me in the larger room they had available so I'd have enough room to twirl around in my dress and get ready! I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a warm and cosy place in Lancaster.Owners are lovely, always ready to help and take care of you. They made me feel at home. I spent 3 fantastic weeks there and I couldn't wish for a better place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

My aunt and I stayed for one night on our way from Scotland to Holyhead to catch the ferry to Ireland. Holly greeted us after our cold and wet afternoon with tea and biscuits in the fornt room - fantastic. She then set about giving us a map and instructions for making our way through the CBD -where to eat... More 

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I've been staying at the Shakespeare reasonably regularly for some 16 years - ever since I started at the University, and I've got to know Fred and Sally quite well since they took over the B&B. It's just consistently excellent. Wherever I stay now it is always compared and rated against the Shakespeare - from the rooms to the wonderful... More 

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Angus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Nothing was too much trouble for the owners of this marvelous Bed and Breakfast and they did everything they could to make my friend and I feel at home. Warm rooms, immaculately clean, central location, great breakfasts, friendly chats, tea and coffee always being offered, and travel tips and tourist information to boot!!! We shall return!

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We stayed over a week while visiting our daughter at the university.From the moment we arrived Sally and Holly were kind and caring, offering their assistance whenever needed. Our room was clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was always tasty and filling. Holly made my porridge every morning. When I mentioned that I had it with berries and nuts at home,... More 

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marlborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Once more the Shakespeare became home away from home on my annual visit from NZ to Lanacster University for a month. Some changes of personnel with Fred spending more time in his garden and daughter Holly doing the breakfasts along with Sally. But what a family! Fred passing in his how to cook a great breakfast. Sally and holly sorting... More 

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