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Hillcrest
Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 July 2013

My partner and I recently stayed at the Hillcrest. Our spacious room was on the top floor and we had a lovely view overlooking the arboretum. The bed was very comfy but the room itself was very warm during the night and the quilt was extremely heavy and thick and we were too warm with it on and cold without it so we didn't sleep too well! Its a pity there wasn't a lighter quilt or perhaps a sheet available but there were just extra pillows and a blanket in the wardrobe. The bathroom was spacious, modern and clean. The shower wasn't very powerful and actually stopped altogether during my morning shower. Also the mirror in the bathroom was slightly too high for me to see properly, I'm 5'5", although there was an excellent full length mirror in the bedroom. The breakfast room is nicely decorated although if it's a warm day sitting in the conservatory can be too much. The cooked breakfast was excellent and there were a few different choices. However the breakfast was let down by the choice of 3 'cheap' cereals and the only fresh fruit were apples and bananas. The staff were attentive and there was plenty of refills for both toast and tea/coffee.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back of the hotel overlooking the arboretum.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

Stayed for 4 nights while pursuing those elusive ancestors in Lincolnshire. We felt welcome from the moment we arrived. The room was comfortable, king double bed with room to walk around it and seating for us both, but a small shower that delivers a low volume of water. The view (from Room 11) over the Arboretum is delightful, and makes waking a pleasant process. If we return to Lincoln (a fascinating city in itself) this is where we'd choose to stay.
We missed being able to dine in, but there are plenty of good eateries within walking distance (as long as you can handle the odd hill - Lincoln has steep bits, in which it glories) and it made sure we got a bit of exercise, which doesn't always happen when you're closeted in the Archives Centre all day!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the Arboretum - it beats looking out on the street!
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank BPinOz
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

Stayed for just one night. Is located on a quite street with plenty of parking. Reception is not by the front so have to buzz to be let in then receptionist brings your keys. Stayed in room 1 which was good size but bathroom was bit basic looking with small shower. We didn't have a view but clearly some rooms will have great one across Lincoln. Breakfast is in a bright conservatory area. Location is handy for the Cathedral quarter with not too much of a hill to climb.

Room Tip: As for one with a view if possible.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank StuKent
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

Stayed as part of a University Reunion which landed in Lincoln this year.

Comfortable and clean room with a stunning view.

Good location for the Cathedral.

Good breakfast.

Interesting Reception. As Hillcrest is on the side of a hill the Reception, Bar and Restaurant are one floor down from the entrance.

If we come back to Lincoln we shall definitely consider staying here again

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

The hotel was superb and the facilities were too. We had the four poster room overlooking the park and a great view of Lincoln and it was superb. Free bottles of wine in the room too! Nice and quiet road and literally 5 mins walk to the Cathederal and Castle area. Breakfast was superb and the staff very friendly. I want to go back this weekend!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

We've stayed here a few times with the kids and it's always been pleasant and friendly. They went out of their way to accommodate some diet restrictions. We've also been able to put the kids to bed and have dinner in the conservatory restaurant overlooking the city. Food is good and it's a lovely quiet spot.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Matt345346
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

We visited the HIllcrest in Lincoln for a two night stay. We found the hotel very pleasant overlooking the arboretum. The room was spotlessly clean and the bed very comfortable.

The breakfast was good and filling and our host welcoming, helpful with a very happy disposition. .

Our host told us about a museum in Lincoln called Lincoln Life which was so interesting and extremely well done. If we had not been told about this wonderful museum we would have missed a great experience so thank you for that. If we visit Lincoln in the future we would certainly rebook. Good luck in the future.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the arboretum which is a lovely scene to look out on.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Margaret P
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Additional Information about Hillcrest

Address: 15 Lindum Terrace, Lincoln LN2 5RT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Lincoln
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Lincoln
Price Range: £82 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hillcrest 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hillcrest Hotel is a small family run hotel which backs onto Lincoln's tree park, the ideal place to go for walk or a jog, or simply sit in our conservatory and watch the world go by.All our rooms are ensuite, mostly with showers, all include flat screen televisions with Freeview, complimentary in room beverages, Free WiFi throughout, feather duvets & top pillows, which can be changed if required, please advise us at time of reservation.We are pleased to offer complimentary on site parking, which is limited, with reservations not being possible, also ample free on street parking.Hillcrest is situated only a short stroll to Lincoln Cathedral, Castle, Steep Hill, with all their amenities, when you are all shopped out why not visit The Usher Gallery & museum, or Lincoln Archives in Rumbold Street. ... more   less 
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