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The Gables Guest House
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“Excellent all you could wish for and more.”
Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

Very homely and comfortable. Spotlessly clean. A great deal of thought and effort has gone into this excellent guesthouse. We stayed there for our daughter's Graduation from Lincoln University and the owner arranged for our early check in to enable us to get ready to attend the ceremony in plenty of time. Brilliant breakfast including lovely homemade and yoghurt. Excellent value for money. A great deal better than 4/5 star hotels we have stayed in. The cat in residence is wonderful.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed here overnight for my graduation. I found the place after being told be several places they could not accomodate us. We had a double room, a twin and a single, all were excellent.

The manager was lovely and informative the rooms exceptional, clean and with comfy beds. Although it was very warm the large windows helped us keep cool at night.

Excellent breakfast with a good variety and specials.

Great value for money, cheaper and a lot nicer than some of the other places we looked at in the city.

Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Tibshelf, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

we have just stayed 2 nights at the gables. I would recommend the beautifully furnished and extremely spacious first floor apartment they offer, Everything you need is there and it's comfortable and great for coming and going as you please without disturbing other guests. You have a small home from home with its own kitchen too. There is even a spare second bedroom if needed. the bedroom and large bathroom are down a long corridor away from the main living area. It really is a great size flat.
The couple who run the guest house are very friendly and welcoming. The breakfast offers a great selection and well worth getting up early for. That was the only down side as it was between 7 and 8.45 am, We would have liked a lie in and a later breakfast, but we understand the owners have a life too.
The house is on a busy main road, but the apartment is at the back and so you don't really hear anything, especially with windows shut.
The owners came in and tidied around, replaced the loo roll while we were out. Glad we hadn't left anything too personal lying around..lol.
There are plenty of places to eat nearby, walking and driving distance. The town centre is easily accessible too, and there are plenty of shops and retail parks to go around.

Room Tip: choose the first floor apartment. much bigger than ground floor. Away from main house, Quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leicester UK
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Rooms are brilliant - spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished with little extra touches you would normally only expect to find in a 4/5 star hotel. The only slight drawback is it is situated on a busy (and noisy) main road - but they even supply free soft earplugs!!

Best poached eggs for breakfast I've ever had.

Very friendly and hospitable owners - not to mention Tyson, the resident cat!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Just returned following a two night stay at the Gables Guest House, what a lovely place to stay. Just outside Lincoln town centre but within easy reach by car and the taxi fare was quite reasonable for a night out in town.
The rooms were nice, clean and comfortable, the only drawback for us was the noise from the main road in front of the premises. With the windows open for some ventilation the road noise disturbed us all night on the first night, even with the earplugs provided by the owners! The second night was better with the windows closed if not a bit warm.
Breakfast was very good, tasty and plenty of choice.
We booked this based on Tripadvisor and would probably stay again if we were to visit the area again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, England
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

This delightful B&B is an excellent base for exploring Lincoln and Lincolnshire . Rooms are spacious, with plenty of storage. The beds are very comfortable and the bathroom facilities very efficient.
Great choice of breakfast items, I can recommend the poached eggs with Parma ham and hollandaise sauce, and my husband was delighted with his kippers and poached egg.
There is plenty of parking outside the hotel but mind the cat.
Not the greatest choice of places to eat in the immediate vicinity but I can recommend The Ocean Cantonese restaurant which is only 5 minutes away.

Room Tip: Lots of stairs up to Room 6.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

My wife booked this B&B based mainly on the excellent reports in Trip Advisor. We stayed for just one night in mid July 2013 and found that it entirely lived up the glowing reports. Everywhere is immaculately clean and nothing is too much trouble for the owners in my experience. I had forgotten the charger for my mobile phone and Hilary searched high and low and took a lot of time to try to find one that would fit - unsuccessfully as it turned out. Such is this establishment's attention to detail that I wouldn't be surprised if a future guest has the same problem Hilary will have it covered.

One small point, if you book through Booking.com there is no mention on their confirmation of the fact that if you pay by credit card there will be a surcharge of £3. This surcharge is fair enough as far as I am concerned. A small business person has to take whatever action is necessary to combat the excesses of the greedy bankers!! But I think guests should know about this in advance - as guests booking direct with The Gables do). Hilary told me that she has tried to get Booking.com to mention this Credit Card surcharge on their confirmation - with no success. There is no extra charge by Debit card,

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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whitby1810, Owner at The Gables Guest House, responded to this review, 20 July 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review
Feedback from guests is invaluable to us in an effort to constantly improve our offering

Regarding the £3 surcharge you mention
As you rightly say we have been unsuccessful with Booking.Com in asking them to mention the credit card surcharge so in an effort to make this clear we send out a confirmation to every person who has made a booking at the Gables from whatever source they have chosen ie; Booking.Com, Late Rooms etc

Below is an extract taken from the confirmation which was sent out to you on 7th July 2013 at 11.57am

"Please note that if you settle your account balance using a credit card that the card will incur a three pound surcharge per transaction, but there is no charge for debit cards or cash.
A copy of our terms and conditions and our privacy policy is available upon request"

This does create extra work for us but at least this way all guests then have the option to change from a chargeable credit card to a no charge debit card

We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully we may be of service to you again sometime in the future
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Property: The Gables Guest House
Address: 546 Newark Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9NG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Lincoln > North Hykeham
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in North Hykeham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gables Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome is ensured at The Gables. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at individual tables in our breakfast room. Single, double and twin rooms are available, all with en-suite shower facilities. Wireless internet in all rooms. Ample off-road parking. ... more   less 
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