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The Old Palace

3.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PU, England
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Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
BelleHelen Wiltshire
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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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Wiltshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It looks like no expense spared in turning this old site into a a tasteful very different hotel.agree with others that it is difficult to find but worth the search as the service,decor,breakfast are all superb.we had a room in the converted church , full of character and quaint windows

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Skipton, North Yorkshire, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is full of character and next door to Lincoln’s magnificent Cathedral. Wonderful views and excellent breakfasts make up for what is a rather quirky hotel in a hard to find location. You need to like cathedral bells staying here - ringing out on the hour and half hour from 07.00 hrs until 23.00 hrs. The place reminded me... More

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

Dear RobertMintonTaylor. Thank you very much for staying with us recently and I'm very happy that you enjoyed your stay. You're quite right in that our Grade 1 listed status prevents us form the use of signage, but I would describe it as a cause rather than to "blame" English Heritage. We have this amazing building after all :-) It... More

Beverley
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As usual, a lovely weekend spent at Lincoln, staying at the Fantastic Old palace. The service is brilliant, Breakfast absolutely lovely, I can't praise the staff at this Hotel enough. We have already booked for the same weekend next year, I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Lincoln.

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

Dear irob123 We're very grateful for your review, and delighted that we met all of your expectations on your recent stay. Looking forward to welcoming you back next year. With Best Regards Ben Orton General Manager The Old Palace More

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

The old Palace is right next to the stunning Lincoln cathedral and used to be where the Bishop lived. As a hotel it is something very different as they have converted the old buildings. We stayed in an annexe which is actually a church converted into very nice rooms. The room although not big was clean and very functional for... More

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

Dear Peter0097. Thank you very much for your very kind review. We are especially grateful for your comments regarding our freshly cooked to order breakfast, and hopefully we can offer you dinner in the Old Palace Restaurant on your next visit. With Very Best Regards. Ben Orton General Manager The Old Palace More

London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose this hotel mainly for the proximity to the Cathedral, where my daughter was having her graduation ceremony. Booked a superior double and Classic single at a total cost of £222. On arrival found the car park to be virtually full, with haphazard parking including on the grass verges. Cars parked in the middle were hemmed in by cars parked... More

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

Dear Shepthedog. Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel, and many congratulations on your daughter's graduation. Firstly my apologies for the disruption to your stay caused by a fire alarm. Unfortunately as you quite rightly say this does occasionally happen, but of course is a necessity to have a robust fire system in place in... More

Cuckfield, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Historical building in wonderful position for the old world charm of Lincoln's cathedral, castle and medieval center. Good restaurants (wonderful Thai 3 mins walk away) and pubs. Don't expect a regular hotel but worth a stay!

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

Dear Dennis B. Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Old Palace. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best Regards. Ben Orton General Manager The Old Palace More

Eccles, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Palace for 3 nights in Sep this year. And have got to say that the service was outstanding in all aspects. The breakfast was excellent as was the service. The hotel location is great and with free parking this makes a better choice than most hotels in Lincoln where parking is a bit of a nightmare.... More

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

Dear kevcouk. Thank you very much for your very kind review. I am especially grateful for your comments regarding our service, which I will be sure to pass on to all concerned. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Lincoln. With Best Regards Ben Orton General Manager The Old Palace More

Southampton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel could not be much closer to the magnificent Cathedral than it is - literally a 'stones throw'. Having said that it is so discretely located, through a stone archway in the Minster Yard, it was difficult to find. However having found the Old Palace we were quite enchanted. Towering above us was the cathedral, behind us a panoramic... More

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

Dear David L. Thank you very much for your review. We loved being described as an "oasis of tranquility" and are delighted that we lived up to this expectation. I will pass onto our Head Chef your feedback regarding dinner and please be assured that he will take this on board. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lincoln... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first problem with the Old Palace is finding it. Even a satnav will not direct you through the arch and down the narrow drive, but when you arrive in the large attractive car park to the front of the hotel you will surely be impressed by the medieval surroundings in the Cathedral grounds. We stayed in the annex which... More

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

Dear Colinrhthomas. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for your positive comments. Conversely my apologies for the delay on your breakfast which I will take up with our Food & Beverage Manager. I very much look forward to welcoming you back... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a wonderful place to stay! the service and the food were just excellent! i have nothing further to add really, it is a magical place to stay. We stayed in Room one which was simply gorgeous. Know as the blue room it is extremely decadent and the roll top bath went down a treat! The service was fantastic and... More

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

Dear Nigel H. Thank you for your very kind review, and we are naturally delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Old Palace. We look forward to welcoming you back, when hopefully you can try our "green" or "red" room to complete the set. With Best Regards Ben Orton General Manager The Old Palace 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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