After reading TripAdvisor reviews, we booked 2 nights here. We like to stay at character B & Bs so were a bit disappointed. That said, our very small double room was attractively & efficiently renovated & was very clean & in excellent condition compared to many at the same price. Everything looked pretty new. Unfortunately, the room was on the 3rd floor, it was hot, there wasn't a fan, and only one of the 3 windows opened. Fortunately, the neighborhood is quiet to the rear, and we slept with the window open without disturbance. We dispensed with the duvet the first night. We mentioned this to the owner at breakfast & the second night it was replaced with a sheet. The bathroom was small with a half size sink but full shower and was very clean and nicely redone.
The dining/reception/hall area does not begin one's stay with a good impression. It could use a redo. The morning English breakfast was hot & very good, along with cereal, juice & yogurt. We enjoyed the pressed coffee with refills & variety of toasts.
The owner directed us to several restaurants, one in particular we really enjoyed, and made several suggestions for sight-seeing. He was very helpful.
The exterior and immediate area is not very attractive. These are small row homes, many student lets and not in the best of shape. It appears to be a neighborhood in transition. Since it is in convenient walking distance to both High St. and Brayford, no doubt it will improve as many seem to be sprucing up some of the houses. We were given parking permits to place in our car window parked on the street. & this worked fine. A very nice perk for the price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ivory Guest House Lincoln is ideally located within minutes from Lincoln city centre, ensuring guests have easy access to all of Lincoln’s splendid attractions such as Lincoln Minster and Castle, Lincoln’s unique shops, many restaurants and riverside pubs and inns. Graded with 4 Stars by Visit England, Ivory House is a centrally located Bed and Breakfast offering excellent accommodation for both business and leisure guests. ... more less