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The Shakespeare Bed and Breakfast

96 St. Leonards Gate, Lancaster LA1 1NN, England
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The Shakespeare Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 22 Lancaster B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I just stayed one night but the reception I got was first class. Room comfortable and clean. Very flexible as regards breakfast times, and very nice breakfast. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Well situated in the centre of Lancaster and quiet. I can't comment on the parking. For me a perfect stopover.

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Additional Information about The Shakespeare Bed and Breakfast

Also Known As:
The Shakespeare Hotel
The Shakespeare Hotel Lancaster
The Shakespeare b&b
Address: 96 St. Leonards Gate, Lancaster LA1 1NN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Lancaster
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Ranked #2 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Lancaster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Shakespeare is a family run seven-roomed Bed and Breakfast, close to the heart of Lancaster's city centre, with The Grand and The Dukes' theatres within two minutes walk, The Castle and a dozen excellent eating places within five minutes on foot.For those visiting Lancaster University the main bus station is less than 3 minutes walk and the railway station within ten minutes of the city's pedestrianised centre. The convenience of these services makes The Shakespeare an ideal base for day trips to the Lake District, or enjoying the easier walking along the Lancaster Canal, besides visiting Williamson Park and Lancaster's City and Maritime museums. The Shakespeare offers 2 single, 2 twin and 3 double rooms at prices from £35 per person per night including a full Lancashire breakfast. All rooms are ensuite and have free wifi.The Shakespeare is a city centre B&B and does not have its own car parking. There is a large pay and display car park on St Leonards Gate. Overnight parking from 6pm to 8am cost around £1.40. ... more   less 

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