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The Old Palace

3.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PU, England
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Ranked #5 of 14 hotels in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Set within the Lincoln Cathedral grounds, this hotel is located right next to the ruins of the medieval Bishop Residence and gardens and offering stunning Cathedral views if your room is facing the right side. This makes it an ideal choice of accomodation if the focus of your visit is the upper part of Lincoln, including the Castle and Cathedral... More

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Ben O, General Manager at The Old Palace, responded to this review

Dear Marietta F Thank you very much for your kind review of the Hotel. We are very proud of how the hotel has been created in such a fantastic historical building and we're delighted that you appreciated this so much. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. With Best Regards Ben Orton General Manager The Old Palace More

Wiltshire
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It took us while to fathom out the exact location of the hotel… not easy to find so suggest looking it up on the map beforehand. However, once through the archway and into the car park the adventure begins. The hotel is the former Bishop’s Palace and some of the rooms are housed in the converted church next to it... More

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Ben O, General Manager at The Old Palace, responded to this review

Dear Wiltshire-feet. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and its great that you were able to stay in our fantastic lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. With Best Regards. Ben Orton General Manager More

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Firstly IGNORE negative reviews regarding how hard this hotel is to find. It was in face VERY easy. Firstly it is right on the doorstep of probably the biggest landmark in Lincoln, The Cathedral. Secondly, GOOGLE EARTH the place, SIMPLES!!!!! My wife & i thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this just under a 1000 yr old, historical location. We were... More

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Ben O, General Manager at The Old Palace, responded to this review

Dear 999hotlips. Thank you very much for your review regarding our hotel. Your words about our staff were very kind, and Kate and Rachael were delighted that you were so appreciative of them. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, when you will hopefully have time for dinner in the restaurant. With Best Regards Ben Orton General Manager More

Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed in the hotel for a couple of nights and overall we were very happy with our stay at the Old Palace hotel. We travelled quite a distance to get to Lincoln and we're very pleased to find enough parking available. The location of the hotel is fabulous and the hotel itself is very nice. The... More

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Ben O, General Manager at The Old Palace, responded to this review

Dear AnnaK9373. Thank you very much for taking the time to review us, and we are very grateful for your kind words regarding your stay. Thank you also for your constructive feedback on the lighting in your room, which I will investigate in order to see if any improvements can be made here. We very much look forward to welcoming... More

Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the chapel. The room was small, with a sloping roof. It was hot, but we did have a fan - which we did not notice. Room was very well decorated, bathroom modern. Location was in the cathedral square , so could not have been better. It IS hard to find, as they are not allowed to put... More

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Ben O, General Manager at The Old Palace, responded to this review

Dear Andree W. I was very happy to read your positive review of The Old Palace; Thank you very much for taking the time to post this. This lovely summer weather does make the hotel on occasion warm, but definitely a small price to pay for being able to walk around the beautiful grounds of the cathedral in the sun!... More

Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival we did not find the receptionist particularly welcoming, rather brusque, in fact. Our room was in an annexe, was quite small, with sloping roof, a tiny window, no aircon (despite one of the staff telling me that there was) and a well-appointed but tiny bathroom. The bed was not very comfortable. It felt more like upmarket student accommodation... More

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Ben O, General Manager at The Old Palace, responded to this review

Dear Max R. My sincere apologies that some elements of your stay clearly did not match your expectations, and indeed the standards that we set ourselves. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss this further ben.orton@theoldpalace.org. With Best Regards Ben Orton General Manager The Old Palace More

london
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for just one night but could have done with longer! It's a fantastic neo-gothic house right next to the Cathedral and at one time was the Bishop's palace, hence the name. The rooms are all good sized and spacious, even though we were on the top floor in what would at one time have been the servants'... More

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Ben O, General Manager at The Old Palace, responded to this review

Dear tragg m. Thank you for taking the time to post a very kind review, and I am naturally delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I look forward to your next visit, when as you say, I'm sure we can accommodate you in one of our fantastic suites. With Very Best Regards. Ben Orton General Manager The Old... More

West Midlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic place and perfect location,although it was hard to find even with the post code. Once found,it was a lovely place to stay (we were in the Chapel at the rear) The staff were excellent and the breakfast very good. The terrace is a lovely place for a drink with the views over Lincoln one way and the Cathedral the... More

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Ben O, General Manager at The Old Palace, responded to this review

Hi Cassie 63. Thank you very much for your review and kind words regarding our hotel. Lets hope that the great weather we've been having holds so we can keep enjoying the terrace! I very much hope that we will be able to welcome you back to The Old Palace soon. With Best Regards. Ben Orton General Manager The Old... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked it but...our room was small and cramped and hellishly hot - no fan supplied! There again, we didn't ask for one, so not really giving the hotel a proper chance there. It's a fabulous old building with little nooks and crannies every where. Loads of character. Think I would describe the place as "shabby elegance". The food was... More

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Hertfordshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't sure Mum would come through her op last year so - as she was taken into theatre - I promised I would take her to the Savoy, or the Ritz, in London for her 80th Birthday Celebration. Thankfully she pulled through, but with mobility issues, so I re-thought the plans and decided to plan her celebrations nearer to... More

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Address: Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Lincoln
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Palace 3*
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