Great position right on the waterside lots of restaurants within easy walking distance, perfect for a spot of shopping.
Parking available at the rear of the hotel £5 a night extra, ran by a parking company so make sure you register properly.
Public areas: very limited with no lounge and a small reception. Internal entrance to a Starbucks and a sports bar. The sports bar seemed to be manned by Holiday Inn staff was smart and bright with comfortable sofas. Large screen TV with a constant feed of Sky Sports. As this bar was serving as the only public area I am not convinced this will suit everyone (Not everyone wants sport all the time) although pleasant enough. All reception staff were very helpful and keen to please.
Bedrooms: Typical Holiday Inn Room (An ex Travel Agent of 25+ years experience) clean comfortable, acceptably sized but minimalist décor. Good sized and modern Samsung flat screened TV, huge boat sized comfortable bed. Not one drawer in the whole room ??. Smart little bedside reading lights. Big thing made of 7 different types of pillows being available ?? (random or what?)
Bathroom: Small functional and clean. Nasty permanent stain round the plughole (Room 204) and a hideous yellowed plastic hair-dryer.
Breakfast and Xmas Dinner: Meals were taken on a mezzanine floor above the sports bar, the area was pleasant although the lack of festive decorations was disappointing; the views over the waterside area were very uplifting. The food at breakfast was excellent and plentiful although why the aircon was freezing everyone and we had to suffer background potted music I do not know. The Xmas dinner was a mixed bag. The food was quite good although when my wife asked what she had ordered and what the soup was (she had pre chosen 3 months earlier) the pig ignorant staff member said she didn't know and walked off, no apology or attempt to ask anyone else! During the meal there was no background music so the festive feeling was lacking. The dance part of the evening was a bit of a joke, 2 DJ's plus rig were set up at the bottom of the stairs in the sports bar and clearly had no idea what they were doing, the music switched from genre to genre with little or no pattern and certainly no idea of how to get a party started. Worse still the dance floor blocked the main thoroughfare from the entrance of the bar to the hotel so you had strangers walking though the middle of the dance area whilst you were trying to dance.
Facilities: Most of the facilities were available via the remote control on the TV, although my parents would have struggled to navigate this and may not have been able to watch the TV at all. A bit less reliance on the TV remote would have been more palatable. Now my personal gripe! - £15.00 a day for internet, come on UK hotel market WAKE UP .. 7 choices of pillows could have paid for my meagre internet needs, FREE down at MacDonalds, FREE everywhere in the USA.
Summary: Brilliant position, facilities would not suit everyone - the midweek business traveller would probably be very happy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Lincoln hotel, set in the centre of this contemporary city, contrasted by architectural treasures that reflect its rich history. When you're looking for a hotel in Lincoln for business travel or a weekend break, the Holiday Inn Lincoln is ideally located in the city centre on the Brayford Marina, near shopping, entertainment and major routes. At the Holiday Inn Lincoln, you'll be met with outstanding service, amenities and a spacious air-conditioned guest room with an en-suite bath and shower, ergonomic workspace, high-speed Internet for a fee, and a view of either the waterfront or Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle. We offer Full English Breakfast and dinner, the Sports Bar shows all sporting events on our large array of screens with a menu to compliment your dining experience and views of the Brayford Waterfront - 'Kids Stay and Eat Free'. Throughout the day, you can enjoy delicious fare. A sought after conference and meetings facility, the Holiday Inn Lincoln hotel offers 3 well-designed meeting rooms filled with natural light, accommodating up to 35 delegates, with a large, secure car park behind the hotel. Events: Christmas Market, Waddington Air Show, LLAMA. ... more less
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