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“Good location some good rooms”
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The Lincoln Hotel
Ranked #7 of 14 Hotels in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 July 2014

This was our second stay at the lincoln hotel. Our first room had cathedral view which was spectacular. Our recent room had a garden view. The room was adequate although it had two single beds rather than the double we had booked. It was air show week so we didnt persue this, thinking they were fully booked. Fairly clean. Good location for cathedral and steep hill attractions, shops, restaurants and bars. Hotel bar nice if you can get access; at our last stay a wedding party prohibited use.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Lincoln_Hotel01, General Manager at The Lincoln Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for your review, I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Lincoln Hotel over what was an extremely busy weekend. The Air Show is certainly a fantastic event that attracts thousands of extra visitors to the city.

The Long Room bar area at the front of the hotel is the hotel’s function room so unfortunately is private to guests of that specific function, for example a wedding. The hotel’s public and residents bar is called Bar 67 and is our converted wine cellar style bar, located on the ground floor. This is open seven days a week and also welcomes non-residents; we even have live music acts performing on a regular basis. It certainly is one not to be missed. For any guest wishing to order a drink and sit with the beautiful views of the Cathedral we also of course, offer a table service from our Reception Lounge area.

I look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

Yours sincerely

James Little
General Manager
The Lincoln Hotel

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

What a lovely Hotel in a sensational setting across from the Cathedral and don't worry about the cathedral bells they do not cause any inconvenience.The room was air conditioned and on the day we were there it was much appreciated
The hotel restaurant and bar are relaxed and the steak meal we had was exceptional.The bar tariff is reasonable and t be honest it was the best drink we had all night having sampled one or two local pubs including two Wetherspoons.The breakfast offering was of a high quality and of the buffet type so eat as much or a little as you would wish.
Beware if you are not to good on your feet or a tad unfit the walk down to the town and back is very steep and covered in cobbles but we are told there is a shuttle bus to use if required.

Well worth a visit and we hope to call again ourselves.

Room Tip: A Cathedral view is a bonus.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lincoln_Hotel01, General Manager at The Lincoln Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for sharing your kind review on Tripadvisor.

I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed staying with us and the food served at breakfast and dinner.

We look forward to welcoming you back at The Lincoln Hotel soon.

Yours sincerely

James Little

General Manager
The Lincoln Hotel

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Really good meal for 16 in the private Elizabeth 1st room....Sunday lunch was special and excellent 3 course meal including caviar! £20 a head...even the Red Arrows flew over for my other half's birthday...room reasonable for £108 per night with Cathedral view...breakfast 5 star...full English with flat top mushrooms!....smoked Salmon also on breakfast...Lincoln a bit limited for things to do would recommend 2 night only for short break....

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Lincoln_Hotel01, General Manager at The Lincoln Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for your review, in particular your kind comments regarding our Sunday lunch and breakfasts which will be passed on to our kitchen team.

I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Lincoln Hotel and I look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

Yours sincerely

James Little
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

I should start by saying that this review relates only to a family meal at the hotel - we did not stay there, or use any of the other facilities.

Along with our extended family and friends (approximately 40 people) we attended a celebratory birthday lunch at this hotel. The staff coped really well with a large party and the food was served promptly and was piping hot. It was also very good quality, and everybody in our party commented on how much they had enjoyed the meal. The hotel itself is looking quite tired in places, but that certainly cannot be said of the staff, who were all very pleasant and keen to ensure that we all enjoyed the celebration to the full.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Lincoln_Hotel01, General Manager at The Lincoln Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for your review, I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent family celebrations at The Lincoln Hotel.

I will ensure that your comments are passed on to the staff concerned as they all work extremely hard to maintain high levels of customer service for all our guests.
It is also very pleasing to hear your positive comments about the standard of food. All the staff are extremely proud as they were awarded Restaurant of the Year in the Select Lincolnshire Food, Drink & Hospitality Awards 2014.

I look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit; hopefully you’ll be able to stay a bit longer.

Yours sincerely

James Little
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The Lincoln Hotel

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

I think this is a very good hotel in an excellent location for exploring the City and further afield. With a fanstastic view of the Cathedral and just five minutes walk away is the Cathedral Quarter with an array of boutique shops, galleries, pubs and resturants. A further 10 minutes is a steep downhill walk to the City centre. Needless to say a good 20 minutes walk back! It is also very easy to drive out of the city and explore the surrounding countryside - the Wolds near Market Rasen being a fine example.
The lounge and reception area over look the cathedral green - a fine way to end the day with a drink and read of the freely available newspapers. Even better was seeing the Peregrine Falcons, resident in the cathedral tower, giving a quick display.
The staff at the hotel were very helpful, pleasant and busy. They seemed to enjoy working there.
I found my hotel room compact but comfortable. There was a good sized TV and an impressive walk in shower. If staying there again I think I might upgrade to 'a room with a view'. My one complaint was that I was woken up by a laundry delivery at 5.30am - this was pointed out to hotel reception staff.
The breakfasts were very good with a broad selection of continental and english. I was able to ask for a fresh pot of tea as I found the communal pot rather over done for my tastes. I noticed others asking for freshly fried eggs - all served quickly and with a smile.
Overall, I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Lincoln and will certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view if you can afford it.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lincoln_Hotel01, General Manager at The Lincoln Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for sharing your review on Tripadvisor.

I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed staying with us, and your kind comments about our staff, who all work very hard to maintain high levels of customer service.

I am glad you were fortunate enough to see the Peregrine Falcons during your stay, they really are fantastic to watch!

We look forward to welcoming you back at The Lincoln Hotel soon.

Yours sincerely

James Little

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The Lincoln Hotel

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Booked a weekend in early July in a double room overlooking the cathedral and was not disappointed. The view from the large window of the cathedral was stunning, especially when lit in the dark. The stay got even better with an excellent dinner in the Green Room restaurant on the first evening. Breakfasts were good although service was slow, possibly due to the large wedding parties on both mornings! Will definitely visit again and will possibly pay the extra for a room with a balcony or patio.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lincoln_Hotel01, General Manager at The Lincoln Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for your review, I am very delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Lincoln Hotel.

It is also very pleasing to hear your positive comments about the standard of food, both at Breakfast and in the Green Room. The staff are extremely proud because the Green Room Restaurant won Restaurant of the Year in the Select Lincolnshire Food, Drink & Hospitality Awards 2014 and it is always great to receive positive feedback such as yours.

I look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

Yours sincerely

James Little
General Manager
The Lincoln Hotel

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

I stayed here for one night on business in a 'garden room'. The bed was ok apart from feeling the join down the middle. Bathroom had a large walk in shower and everything worked. But ........ The garden looked as though it was in need of some extra care and a good tidy up and the stairwell down to the basement rooms was like a staff only area - a bit grim to say the least.
I had difficulty finding the car park entrance and had to phone the hotel for directions despite having a sat nav.
I ate dinner in the restaurant and the food was good - better than the breakfast which was the normal buffet style.
Certainly not a cheap option - would I stay again? Probably not until some real investment has been made to refurbish the 'tired looking areas'.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Lincoln_Hotel01, General Manager at The Lincoln Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for sharing your recent review on Tripadvisor.

I was very pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us, and that you thought the food that we serve was good. The Green Room won Restaurant of the year 2014 so we are very proud of this product.

Although the building is very old, which adds to its charm and character, we are constantly updating and refurbishing each room in turn to ensure that we continue to modernise our offer. Since being in private ownership we are striving to update the whole hotel, naturally this can’t all be done in one go but we are planning and investing hugely into improving the building.

Here are a few of the projects that we have undertaken just recently:
• Replace the old hot water system to cope with modern demands
• Install free Wi-Fi throughout the whole hotel
• Completely remove and refurbish the gents public toilets
• Replace all the flooring in the banqueting room
• Refurbish all of the banqueting room including curtains
• Renovate and replace old en-suites in many of the bedrooms
• Replace many of the bedroom carpets
• Decorate the main Lounge
• Replace every bedroom door with new and install an electronic key card system

There are still some areas that require some attention and we are focussing on these next as we have to carefully plan these works around our guests so as to not cause any disruption.

We look forward to welcoming you back at The Lincoln Hotel very soon so that you can experience first-hand the improvements that we are making.

Yours sincerely

James Little
General Manager
The Lincoln Hotel

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Additional Information about The Lincoln Hotel

Address: Eastgate, Lincoln LN2 1PN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Lincoln
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 14 Hotels in Lincoln
Price Range: £60 - £181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lincoln Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 71
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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