I stayed in one of their 'Cathedral View Balcony Rooms' (these are on the third floor, though there is a lift) for 4 nights in July 2013. I was impressed with the hotel. The room was excellent - a decent sized, properly cleaned room with a King sized bed (with a decent duvet), user controlled air conditioning (perfect as the weather was glorious!), a nice balcony with a good view of the Cathedral and a modern clean bathroom with bath and shower. The TV was a large screen flat panel one with good reception. The free Wi-Fi was easy to use and reliable and a desk was provided too. The chairs were also comfortable, something which I find most hotel chairs are not, and well positioned within the room.
The food was excellent. I took breakfast in the Long room (their standard breakfast room) and had the full breakfast each day. It is a self service set up where you are shown to a table (or can choose your own) and your tea/coffee is then brought to you. After that you help yourself to your breakfast. A good choice was provided - all the usual cereals/fruit juices/continental (if you prefer that, I don't!) plus all the usual full breakfast choices (bacon, sausage, hash browns, tomato, black pudding, mushroom, beans, scrambled egg, other egg choices to order, etc.). The bacon was really nice and tasty, as were the hash browns. There was nothing wrong with any of the other choices. You help yourself to toast/bread/marmalade etc., as you wish. The toasters were fine but very slow though!
I took my evening meals outside as the weather was so nice. They have a nice lawned area with good seating/sun shades in front of the hotel where the waiter brings your food should you wish to eat outside. The restaurant area inside looked very nice too.
A good choice of food was provided and all the food I had was good quality food, well cooked. All the meat was soft and tender with no fat. The cheesecake was to die for! I had to have it 3 times - never tasted a better one! The drinks choice from the bar was fine too.
The hotel is ideally situated being right across the road from the Cathedral. I didn't see any other hotels with a better view of it. They turn the bells off at night and switch them on again at 7.00 am. They were not very loud anyway and add to the ambiance of the stay.
Lincoln is not a busy city, it is nice and relaxing and easy going and the traffic from the road outside caused no noise problems.
There is a good sized car park at the back of the hotel which always had at least 6 empty spaces, so no problems parking. The area generally seemed very safe and there was no reason not to feel completely safe walking around.
I would definitely stay here again if I revisit Lincoln (the Cathedral is superb). Having seen most of the other hotels I'd read about here before making my booking, I think I made the right choice. None of the others looked any nicer and none are better located.
The price was very reasonable and the staff were all friendly and helpful throughout my stay. As I've said the food and the room were also excellent.
A very nice relaxing holiday!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lincoln Hotel is set in the very heart of uphill Lincoln, with the best views of the Cathedral to be found in the city. This stunning part of Lincoln is packed full of history, glamour and sophistication. We want our guests to relax, unwind and rest, after a busy day exploring the historic city, or a stressful day of meetings. With a fully stocked bar and a fantastic restaurant. The Lincoln Hotel offers everything you could possibly need for a memorable and enjoyable Lincoln experience. Our dishes are made using fine, locally sourced, seasonal Lincolnshire produce. You can enjoy your meal with a glass of wine from our carefully chosen list, or another drink from our bar. Finish your day off in style with a delicious three-course meal from our Green Room restaurant. Our chefs have created a menu combining traditional flavours with a contemporary twist. For the perfect end to your dinner, indulge in a delicious dessert or try some of our local Lincolnshire cheese. ... more less
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