I would really love to give this hotel a higher rating but the standard of the room lets it down.
Firstly - the good;
Staff - the staff were genuinely friendly and good at what they do. Attentive, helpful and a good source do information about Cardiff.
Breakfast - the breakfast buffet was quite impressive. There was a range a fresh fruit and cereals, cakes, jams etc. plenty to start the day off. The cooked breakfast was also good. Generous serves. My only complaint about the cooked breakfast was that the eggs appear to be cooked in quite a bit of oil and you can taste the oil - everything else was very nice.
Location - the hotel is conveniently located in Cardiff. Cardiff Castle was a very pleasant walk away through Bute Park.
Parking - free parking available at the rear of the hotel. This is a godsend as parking in Cardiff can be a nightmare.
The not so good;
The room is VERY dated. And I'm not just talking about the style of decoration. The bathroom in particular is not what you would expect of a modern (and fully priced) hotel. I've attached some pictures to give you an idea.
The bed was uncomfortable and poorly made. The bottom sheet only just came up to the top of the bed meaning that it slipped down during the night exposing the rough mattress protector.
Poor offering of toiletries. The only things in the bathroom were the wall mounted squeeze bottles of soap (something I rarely use given I can't be sure of their origin) and those little round paper wrapped waxy soap blocks....can't stand them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Victorian hotel in the heart of Cardiff Imagine all the benefits of Victorian splendor in a hotel just minutes from Europe’s youngest, most vibrant capital. Welcome to Lincoln House Private Hotel in Cardiff, South Wales.Whether you are visiting the Welsh capital for business, sport, culture, relaxation or for the city’s busy nightlife, our traditional bed and breakfast offers some of the best-placed accommodation in Cardiff. Built in 1900, this Victorian Town House has been caringly restored and developed to provide today’s guest with all the comforts of modern living in an authentic Victorian atmosphere. Lincoln House Hotel in Cardiff - an oasis of tranquility on the very doorstep of an energetic and lively capital city. Situated in a select area of Cardiff, Cathedral Road often referred to as "The Chelsea of Cardiff", the hotel is within easy walking distance of the City Centre, stunning Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Castle, Universities, Museum, Civic Centre & Swalec Stadium (Cricket Ground). Much more than just a bed and breakfast in Cardiff. All the luxury of a Victorian town house caringly restored to provide the benefits and comforts of a modern B&B. Full Welsh breakfast. Luxury beds. Full en-suite facilities. Free Wi-Fi. Broadband internet. Laundry service. Flat screen digital Freeview television. Free private car park. Tea and coffee facilities. Email, fax and photocopying facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lincoln Hotel Cardiff
- Lincoln House Private Hotel Cardiff, Wales