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Lincoln House Private Hotel
Ranked #1 of 74 Hotels in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Delightful stay”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We stayed there on 12th October 2013 and would highly recommend the hotel. Fabulous welcome room and a great breakfast. Very clean and great parking facility. Thank you and we will certainly be returning.
Len and Louise Davies

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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LincolnHouseCardiff, Front Office Manager at Lincoln House Private Hotel, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Many Thanks for your lovely review, we look forward to welcoming you again.

Diolch en fawr
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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Yet again (third time now) we have enjoyed a two night stay at the Lincoln House. I cannot really add much to my previous review however suffice to say - just as before - perfect. Friendly staff, private parking, same large comfortable bed in lovely quiet room at the back of the house, superb breakfast. Well that's it - can't think of anything to complain about!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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LincolnHouseCardiff, Front Office Manager at Lincoln House Private Hotel, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Many thanks for returning to the Lincoln House for your third visit!

We are glad you had a pleasant stay with us again and we look forward to welcoming you again for your fourth visit!! Take care.

Diolch en fawr.
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

A friendly, helpful hotel on the edge of the park and on a main 'bus route. Good, variable sized rooms, excellent breakfast ( with Welsh Cakes and lots of fresh fruit. Really helpful staff who will help with really odd requests!

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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LincolnHouseCardiff, Front Office Manager at Lincoln House Private Hotel, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Thank you for your review, glad you had a good stay with us and hope you return again in the future!

Diolch en fawr.
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

The Lincoln House hotel is situated on a fairly busy road adjacent to Bute Park. It is a very pleasant 20 minute walk to the castle/city centre through the park - although this closes at night. The hotel is traditional in style and decor, and the room we had was pleasant, but with a very small en-suite. If you are a light sleeper ask for a room at the back where it is very quiet. The staff were friendly and helpful, especially at breakfast. Breakfast itself was good but in our opinion not outstanding. The big bonus with this hotel is the on site car park - so much easier than trying to find a space on the road. Would we stay again? - Yes, probably.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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LincolnHouseCardiff, Front Office Manager at Lincoln House Private Hotel, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Thank you for your review.

We hope you enjoyed your stay at our 3 star family run hotel.

Diolch en fawr.
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We normally stay in one of the big hotel chains but I have to wonder what we have been missing out on. Friends in Swansea had actually recommended we look at one of the smaller hotels in Cathedral Road so that we would be close to Cardiff City Centre. We found a gem; attentive staff, lovely room and excellent breakfast. Goodbye to the larger hotels, and with the Cricketers pub just down the road for an enjoyable evening meal, we will certainly be returning to the Lincoln when next in Cardiff.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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LincolnHouseCardiff, Front Office Manager at Lincoln House Private Hotel, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Yes larger hotels don't seem to be able to add the personal touches and homelike feeling of a small family run hotel.

Very pleased that you had a such a pleasant stay and we hope to welcome you again at Lincoln House!

Diolch en fawr.
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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We found Lincoln House in Trip Advisor and now we just wish to emphasise all the good reports that you see posted! We were looking for a base for our group - some 18 strong! Three weeks ago we did a recce to try to ensure that the 4 night/5 day group visit would be troublefree.
Neil and Kathy were so helpful, obliging and friendly - it made our job so easy. Then the group arrive in car loads and everyone fitted very conveniently into the private car park at the rear. We are not young but bags were taken up to our rooms without asking!
We were warned that breakfast might be slow as everything is cooked to order (and what a menu!) but we never experienced any holdups. The bar at 6.30 was a lively place with their smiling bartender, before we ventured out to our dinner venue. We chose about 5 restaurants/pubs/cafes all 5 - 10 or 15 minutes walk of the hotel. All were good, but see in particular my reviews on Almada and Cafe Brava!
Cardiff is a great place for "things to do" and the Welsh system dictates that all museums are FREE!
We loved the tour around the Millenium Stadium, the tour around Cardiff Castle, both chargeable, and the Welsh Assembly tour (free) and of course St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life. (try to go on a fine day here because of the walking.)
For Art lovers the Cardiff Museum is special and free!
On the way to Cardiff, we had stopped off at Caerleon Roman Museum and Baths - very special and free again.
On the way home some went to the Big Pit, some 50 mins away, and again reported that this was an exceptional visit!
But we come back to the service and welcome we received at the Lincoln House Hotel. They have perfected the best of everything that a quality B & B and a small hotel could provide. Family run and it shows. Don't see Cardiff unless you stay here!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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LincolnHouseCardiff, Front Office Manager at Lincoln House Private Hotel, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Many thanks for your review! It is is great to hear trip advisor served you well.

Yes we had arranged for two people to be working especially so that bags were able to be carried to rooms and tea/coffees were ever flowing.

Nice to see you got so much sight-seeing done whilst in Cardiff and surrounding areas and yes there are lots of free museums in Cardiff.

It is a nice touch these days to be family run, as it gives an added cosy homelike feel.

We hope to see the Waterlooville Tangent group again in Cardiff soon.

Many Thanks for staying with us.

Diolch en fawr.
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Beavercreek, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2013

What can I say? Attentive and friendly staff, a room with ample space, great breakfasts, attractive facility in an older, classic architectural neighborhood, and available parking. We stayed here for three nights while exploring Cardiff and parts of south Wales. The hotel is centrally located and easily walkable to many of Cardiff's sights as well as a number of restaurants. Our GPS very easily located the hotel. Bute park is nearby with wonderful walking trails, a cricket stadium, and a short distance from the Cardiff Castle and Cardiff's shopping district.

The room was well supplied and very clean. We had a very spacious and comfortable king room with a very comfortable bed, a couch, table, desk and chair. Our room was located on the first floor off a side street across from the reception desk. Considering its location, the room was quiet. My only complaint - lack of ample electrical outlets because the building is fairly old. The room tended to get quite warm especially when sleeping under rather heavy bed linen but an open window took care of that problem. Otherwise - no issues.

The staff were exceptional! Breakfast consisted of a buffet bar and cooked meals and were always good and properly prepared. The wi-fi signal was strong. Although we didn't use it, the hotel had a bar and a spacious lounge for guests (with a computer for use by those who either forgot theirs or didn't bring one - nice touch!).

All in all, we had a very pleasant stay and would highly recommend the Lincoln House Private Hotel to anyone visiting Cardiff. To the hotel staff - thank you for making our stay quite wonderful!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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LincolnHouseCardiff, Front Office Manager at Lincoln House Private Hotel, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Many Thanks for your very lovely detailed review!

I am extremely pleased to hear that staff were friendly and attentive and that you had such a pleasant 3 night stay.

We hope that if you are ever in Cardiff again you choose to stay at Lincoln House.

Diolch en fawr.
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Property: Lincoln House Private Hotel
Address: 118-120 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9LQ, Wales
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Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Cardiff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cardiff
#2 Business Hotel in Cardiff
#2 Family Hotel in Cardiff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lincoln House Private Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Victorian splendor! Built in 1900, The Lincoln has retained its original features and relaxing atmosphere. The bedrooms are individually decorated and furnished to a high standard and equipped with all facilities required by today’s guests. A deluxe 2 bedroom apartment is also available. Relax in the lounge bar or reading lounge, or enjoy a short walk through the Castle grounds to the city centre, Museum and sporting stadia. As well as being close to the city centre, we are within easy reach of the rapidly developing Cardiff Bay. If you are visiting for business or pleasure, Cardiff, one of Europe’s fastest growing capital cities is an ideal base for discovering South Wales. A full Welsh breakfast, car parking and Wi-Fi are all inclusive in the price. ... more   less 
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