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“Pete and Lynne from Porth-y-waen”
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Bowden Lodge
Ranked #3 of 41 Southport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 12, 2013

We had a wonderful 3 day stay in the Bowden lodge Hotel ,a 1st class establishment serving excellent food .Judith and David are a lovely couple who put a lot of hard work into maintaining very high standards in their beautiful home .Thank you very much ,no hesitation in recommending and would certainly stay there again 1ST CLASS

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lynne W
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bowdenlodge, Owner at Bowden Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2013

Hi Pete and Lynne,
We are very pleased you enjoyed your 3 day stay with us and thank you for your very kind comments about your stay. These are always helpful in ensuring we continue to provide a first class service for all our guests.
Very kind regards,
Judith and David

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

we stayed for three nights, it was excellent the best small hotel we have ever stayed in, spotlessly clean well done Judith for this, off road parking great the cooked breakfast was fantastic we will be returning. I will recommend hotel to all our friends.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Turners2013
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bowdenlodge, Owner at Bowden Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2013

Hi Turners,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your 'Short Break' with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Kind regards,
Judith and David

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Our stay at Bowden Lodge was absolutely great. We were warmly welcomed by Dave and Judith and also assisted to our room with our luggage. The whole place was extremely clean and very well maintained. There was an obvious commitment to service which was above and beyond our expectations.

Off road parking was ample and the location of the hotel for us, could not have been better, being within walking distance of everything we needed, but, out of reach of the hussle and bussle of town centre hotels.

The food was absolutely great, definitely, no complaints there.

We would strongly recommend this establishment to anyone who wants the peace of mind of a good stay without having the worry about the quality and standard of the accommodation.

We can't wait to get back there.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Joe P
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bowdenlodge, Owner at Bowden Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2013

Hi Joe and Alison,
We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for the very positive comments in your review. We look forward to meeting you again next time your here to enjoy 'your own space' whilst visiting family and friends.
Very kind regards,
David and Judith

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

We just stayed for one night. It was excellent. A welcoming pot of tea, and a biscuit, plus a lovely room in the loft.A good freshly cooked breakfast awaits you in the morning What more could you ask for?

Room Tip: For good views of Southport ask for a loft room!!
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chuckie2013
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bowdenlodge, Owner at Bowden Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2013

Hi Charlie and Mary,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We were pleased to hear your enjoyed your 'Flower Show stay' allbeit a short one and we hope to see you again, perhaps for a longer break next time.
Kind regards,
Judith and David

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Judith & Davids welcoming smiles and friendly chat on our arrival set the tone of our enjoyable stay at the Bowden Lodge. Our room was spotlessly clean as was the en suite and the luxury towels were the brightest white. Ample tea bags, coffee, chocolate and biscuits were provided. The breakfasts set you up for the day with a good choice of cereals, juices, fruit and yogurt followed by your choice of full english, or variations of, and toast and of course tea or coffee.
It was my wifes' birthday on the Saturday and Judith & David gave her a birthday card and a bunch of roses. How thoughtful was that? From the hotel it is just a short stroll to Lord Street and the shops. David was very informative re places to eat and visit and sites to see. Our three night stay was over all too soon but we will not hesitate to return to, or recommend this gem of a hotel to others. All this and off road parking as well. Thank you Judith and David.
Ashley & Christine.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ashley A
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bowdenlodge, Owner at Bowden Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2013

Hi Ashley and Chris,
We are both very pleased that you enjoyed your 'Birthday weekend getaway' here with us at the Bowden Lodge. Although you were only here for a short break, you certainly made the most of your time here with visits to the Little Theatre, Anthony Gormley statues, Speke Hall and the homes of John Lennon & Paul McCartney as well as dining out in the evenings. Many thanks for your positive views on our facilities and we hope you will return soon to sample some more of what this area has to offer.
Very kind regards,
Judith and David

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

My husband, myself and my 2 children (8 and 6 years) stayed at The Bowden Lodge Hotel for 2 nights (Fri 9th -11th August 2013). We had travelled from Leeds, West Yorkshire. We got a lovely friendly welcome from David and Judith the owners. They also suggested places to go with the children. The bedroom was lovely and comfy and just right for the 4 of us. The hotel was spotless and the breakfast was delicious. The location was ideal. It was a short stroll to the shopping area (Lord street) yet we felt we were in a quiet area. It wasn't too far to the lovely promenade area. There was picturesque park nearby with a lake, playground and café. There was also a lovely relaxing pub/restaurant just a short walk away. We ate there both evenings as the food was lovely and because the children really liked it too. We also enjoyed a lovely pint or two of Joseph Holt Diamond (5% draught lager) there which we hadn't had before but will certainly be having again! Would certainly return to this lovely, warm, friendly, cosy and ideal location hotel. Southport is an ideal place for a holiday and also for visiting nearby Liverpool and Blackpool.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Donna W
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bowdenlodge, Owner at Bowden Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2013

Hi Donna, David, James and Ruby,
May we thank you for your 'Perfect' review on your stay with us at the Bowden Lodge, we really appreciated your very kind words. We enjoyed having you all stay and are pleased that you were able to appreciate your relaxing short break with your young family here in Southport. The manager of The Imperial also appreciated your kind comments on their food and drink.
Many kind regards,
David and Judith

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

When we got to the Bowden hotel we were warmly welcomed with a cup of tea and a chat in the communal living room. The bedroom was on the small side but well presented with all you could possibly need in a bedroom and en-suite. Very good breakfast. Excellent location with only a 5 minute walk to Lord street shopping. Friendly owners with advice for eating out and places to visit, always happy to chat. Yes we will go back.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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bowdenlodge, Owner at Bowden Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2013

Hi Steven and Pat,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay with us. We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed your short break and we were able to help you experience the best of Southport, including the Flower Show and some of the town's pleasant restaurants and pubs. We hope to see you again in the the future.
Very kind regards,
David and Judith

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Address: 18 Albert Road, Southport PR9 0LE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Merseyside > Southport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Southport
Price Range: $62 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bowden Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This beautifully maintained Victorian villa offers award winning 4-star guest accommodation with its own free car park, ideally situated in a quiet central location close to Lord Street, the shops & restaurants, The Atkinson, central attractions, promenade, Southport Theatre & Convention Centre and golf courses. You will receive a warm welcome and we provide a personal, friendly and homely service at affordable prices so you can sit back and enjoy the hospitality in pleasant surroundings, making it the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday, indulgent short break, business or conference trip or golfing break. Quality service, good food, comfort and cleanliness are assured, ensuring you have an enjoyable stay in Southport. The quality of service we provide has been recognised by TripAdvisor awarding us their 'Certificate of Excellence' and we have also been awarded a 'Breakfast Award' by the AA. Your choice of breakfast from our varied menu will be prepared and freshly cooked to your liking, prepared using quality fresh locally sourced produce. We can recommend or arrange to book you into one of Southport's many excellent restaurants, some with discounts. All of our en-suite rooms are comfortable and are tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard in a style in keeping with the house. All rooms have LCD TV with Freeview, free Wi-Fi access, radio alarm, Hairdrier and hospitality trays. For business or pleasure, we are in an ideal location, with easy access to Liverpool, Manchester and all major North West towns and attractions. Southport railway station is only a short distance away and there are also regular and frequent bus services to Liverpool and Preston from right outside. Whether on business or pleasure, it's all about 'you'. ... more   less 
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