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Welcome to The Bowden Lodge Guest House based in Southport 

Andy and Jane Gibbs welcome you to our Bowden Lodge website.
We are located at 18 Albert Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0LE

Reviews. The reviews below are genuine reviews taken from ‘’Eviivo’’ the booking management system. We have included all reviews received since we took over the business in September 16.  You can view these reviews yourself on the Expedia website. Please see ‘Trip Advisor’ reviews by going to the link on ‘News’ page.

Reviews SEPTEMBER 2018 

Cozy, friendly place to stay The Bowden Lodge is AMAZING, you get a key for your room and the front door (it is locked at all times) which makes you feel at home as soon as you arrive. The women who owns this place is just lovely. The breakfast is great and this is in a great location. It is mins from in town, and a 10-15 min walk to the pier. The bathrooms seemed newly updated and the rooms are small although have high ceilings so they do not seem like it. Not to mention is such a great price.
100% recommend!!”

An almost regular visit seeing an elderly relative [99 and counting] Another very pleasant stay only this time with new hosts. The room was comfortable with adequate toiletries provided. The en-suite looked to have been recently refurbished with all new equipment. The service and the food were excellent. We look forward to the next time as it is so convenient for us - our elderly relative being literally one main road away.”

Excellent - Excellent alll the way! 1st class accommodation, food, cleanliness and hospitality. Great location, walking distance to all amenties. Recommend it to all my family and friends. Thank you.”

“I stayed at the Bowden lodge hotel a couple of years ago & remembered what a good breakfast it was, so had no hesitation in staying there again, when i arrived I found it was under new management, I have to say that my overnight stay was as good if not better than last time I stayed, it is a very clean & well run establishment with very nice hosts, breakfast still top notch.”

Reviews AUGUST 2018 

“I took my family for a two night stay to celebrate my 80th birthday.  We could not fault the hotel and with luck would like to return in the future. As soon as we walked in I new I had picked the right place. The hotel is magnificent and so was the service.”

5 star all the way. What can I say.. nothing less than 1st class accommodation, food, cleanliness and amazing hosts from start to finish. Andy and Jane couldn't do anymore to accommodate you. Plenty of choice for breakfast, the full English beautifully cooked. Only 5 mins walk to Lord st. Will be booking again

More Reviews...

June 2018  "Weekend away in Southport"

Bowden Lodge is an amazing place to stay. Lovely people and great location

Lovely place to stay for short break.  Very friendly welcome. Breakfast great. Room clean and bright though small. But bathroom a good size. Peaceful feeling and decoration interesting and original. Can come and go as you please.”

May 18  Time away Perfect time away. Very friendly and quiet. Clean to high standard.”

Really nice place to stay  I was in Southport for a conference and needed somewhere to stay and the Bowden lodge was on the conference website. It was very well run, very friendly and very good value for money. Jane and Andy were excellent hosts and made sure everything was right. I stayed an extra night as my arrangements for return changed and the extra expense was minimal, and my request was accommodated.”

March 18  Excellent accommodation & very friendly host 2 nights to attend a conference, short walk away Great breakfast- no need for lunch, comfortable room, quiet.”

Friendly and welcoming very pleasant friendly and welcoming Would recommend to a friend.”

Very good value for money and convenient location for the conference I was attending 2-night stay whilst attending a conference. good breakfast and service friendly, comfortable Room fully small, but manageable Would recommend to a friend.”

February 18  Great place to stay for a weekend awayShort break away without our children. Lovely to stay in a nice bed and breakfast and have a peaceful time in a quality hotel Friendliness of staff. Good recommendations for places to visit and where to eat out. Would recommend to a friend.”

November 17  Ideal Hotel and location for short stay in Southport Stayed 2 nights for a weekend break. This Hotel is just a short walk from the centre of Southport and an ideal choice for a short break. Plenty of options for food and drink, the closest being a very good gastro pub, the Imperial, just 150 yards away. Owners were very friendly and helpful, room had all facilities required and breakfast was of a very high standard. Would highly recommend. Would recommend to a friend.

October 17  Friendly, traditional good quality bed and breakfast with all you need for your stayWe were staying for a funeral. I booked online from Spain with no problem. My single room had no window to see out (it was a very high louvre window) which I initially found a little claustrophobic, but in fact the room was cosy and comfortable with everything one might need, from water, hot beverages, small snack, washing facilities etc. It was clean and basic but our interactions with the staff were very warm and friendly and the breakfast was fabulous with every need met. Great stay. Would recommend. There was ventilation, but it felt like a little cell like at first. Would recommend to a friend.”

July 17  Jane and Andy are wonderful people, I recommend you stay with them when in Southport, UKQuick trip to Southport, Bowden Lodge is friendly and conveniently located. Owners are great people. Accommodations are very comfortable, service is great. Price is very reasonable. Would recommend to a friend.”

June 17  Short break Lovely old building with many original features for the period. Upgraded by owners to a larger family size room very spacious for our needs. Andy & Jane were the best we had the friendliest welcome and nothing was too much trouble.The breakfast & both Andy & Jane made our stay relaxed for us to enjoy the whole experience. Would recommend to a friend.”

National Conference RBL We were in Southport for the RBL National Conference the hotel was in walking distance and we were able to leave our car at the hotel and get around without using it. Everything about the Hotel the staff and the food and service were excellent. The owners/managers were very accommodating I would have no hesitation in going back there to stay. Would recommend to a friend.

October 16  Cosy and Friendly We had a wonderful 2 nights here. The Family room was spacious and very comfortable, the breakfast delicious and the hospitality spot on. Positives were: The Breakfast, The off-road parking, comfortable beds, spacious room. Would recommend to a friend.”

“"my stay was comfortable and the service and food excellent I was made welcome by the host the room being a double was spacious with adequate facilities including en suite bathroom and tea and coffee in the room. I liked the comfort of the bed and excellent breakfast. Would recommend to a friend.”

“September 16  Welcoming and friendly 4-night stay - Friday to Tuesday Great place to stay. Only a short walk from Lord Street, in a quiet area. Clean and tidy with friendly owners. Would recommend to a friend.

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The Bowden Lodge is a family-run guest house and B&B in a quiet central location close to Southport's famous Lord Street. 

The promenade, central attractions, and the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre are also just a short stroll away from this Southport bed and breakfast.
Our accommodation is provided on bed and breakfast terms and is very cheap compared to local prices in the area.

We have been awarded four stars by the AA in their guest accommodation rating scheme and have a Five Star rating on trip advisor.

These awards recognise that our guest house’s high standards in terms of cleanliness, service, bedroom comfort, bathroom facilities and food standards.

The Bowden Lodge retains all the charm and atmosphere of a Victorian family home and accommodation is of a high standard.

We provide a personal, friendly and homely service and good food, comfort and cleanliness are assured. All at cheap prices! 

We have a policy of continuous refurbishment to maintain, and improve upon our high standards.

For business or pleasure, Southport is an ideal location, with easy access to Liverpool, Merseyside, Manchester and all major North West towns and attractions.

The railway station is a short walk away from our B&B and there are also regular bus services to Liverpool, Chester, Preston and Blackpool.

 Please enquire about the “Bowden Lodge Preference Card” which gives our guests generous cheap discounts on food and drinks in five independent local restaurants.

2018 / 2017 RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE HotelsCombined
9.8 Rated by Guests

The Bowden Lodge Hotel, 18 Albert Road, Southport, PR9 0LE
Tel: 01704 543 531
Mob: 07484 547 340

 email: enquiries@bowdenlodge.co.uk