We stayed for one night at The White Hart. Situated in the uphill cultural quarter of this gorgeous city, The White Hart is in the perfect spot - for the shops, for the many city attractions including the Cathedral and the Castle. Free parking is available to guests in the car park just across from the hotel, this is a fabulous bonus as parking in Lincoln is not cheap.
We were lucky enough to get room 400 - on the top floor of the hotel and accessed by a wonderfully quaint, old-fashioned lift. Room 400 is the ONLY room on this floor - making us feel very special. Not only does the suite have it's own sitting room, there is also access to a private roof garden/balcony - a wonderful place to take in the views over Lincoln and especially fabulous in the evening when the Cathedral (which is almost within touching distance) is lit up by the floodlights.
Room 400 is a large, clean and very comfortable suite. The sitting room has a large leather settee, coffee table, writing desk and TV - there were also a selection of local magazines. The bedroom is huge with views over the city and the Castle. The four poster bed is very comfortable, with top quality bedding. A kettle with assorted teas and coffees and biscuits is provided. Another TV in this room too. Plenty of storage space, with a walk-in wardrobe area that also contains an iron and ironing board. The bathroom is spacious, clean and has the best view of the Cathedral. Complimentary toiletries and large fluffy white towels and a heated towel holder. All in all, it is a perfect room - private, clean, warm, comfortable.
Check in was easy. We were welcomed warmly, everything was explained to us and we were offered help with our luggage. We had booked a table in the Grille and this was confirmed for us when we checked in. We had a couple of drinks in the bar which was fairly busy at teatime on a Friday - drinks were reasonably priced, with a good wine selection. The bar does very much busier in the evening, it seems to be a very popular place to be.
Our evening meal was delicious. We were seated at a table for two by the window where we could look out at the Bailgate. Delighted to received two complimentary glasses of fizz from management - a lovely touch. Our meals were the Lincolnshire Belly Pork and the Scallops - with a couple of side dishes. Bread, hummus and oil were brought out prior to the main course. The food was divine - perfectly cooked, presented beautifully, and the service was spot on. The waiting staff are knowledgeable, friendly and seem happy to serve their customers. We finished our meal with exquisite desserts; salted caramel macaroons and a shortbread tower - every mouthful was delicious.
After a very comfortable night's sleep we went down for breakfast. The breakfast area was spotless and the choice is huge. Cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurt, fruit juices, Danish pastries and a wide choice of hot food. We both opted for the full English breakfast and I have to say that the scrambled egg was the best that I've ever tasted. Plentiful supply of either tea or coffee and freshly made toast. Again, the waiting staff were friendly and service was excellent.
We were very sad to leave, but check out was painless and reception staff were so friendly.
The perfect night away in a wonderful hotel - we hope to return very soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recently refurbished atmospheric Hotel at centre of most historic part of city, facing castle & cathedral. Free parking and Wi-Fi. Award winning restaurant and arguably the best cocktail bar in the city! 50 well appointed en-suite bedrooms, many with excellent views of the cathedral. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The White Hart Hotel Lincoln
- White Hart Hotel Lincoln
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