Our trip was very last minute, so I didn't have time to research b&b's, and not liking big chain hotels, went with what others had said about Hillcrest Hotel. And they were right about the welcoming and friendly staff. They were extremely accommodating and helpful. The hotel itself is in an ideal location, so close to the centre - not more than a 10 minute walk away, and the building, from the outside, is lovely, and sits on the on the 'crest of a hill' overlooking Lincoln Arboretum - a beautiful view.
I have to say though, and I don't like doing so, as the staff were so wonderful, and the location so great, that our room was a little disappointing. We were on the ground floor, room 5. On the positive side the four poster bed was comfortable and spacious, and the view stunning. However, the room looked a little 'tired' and the bathroom... the toilet was so close to the wall on one side and the shower in front, that unless you were super skinny and short, or a child, there was no way of sitting on it easily! The worst thing for me though was the mould in the corner of the shower - it's on thing I simply can't stand. If it wasn't for my disappointment in the room, I would surely stay there again, as everything else was great. Especially the breakfast, which was substantial, with lots of options, and again the staff were very friendly and helpful, and sitting in the conservatory overlooking the park was just lovely.
If you visit Lincoln, Steep Hill is, as one reviewer said, VERY steep, but well worth a visit - lots of lovely little shops, the best fudge I have ever tasted, and a wonderful restaurant called Browns Restaurant and Pie shop - the rabbit pie was amazing! Also the ghost walk (recommended by the hotel) was fun, and a great way to learn a little about Lincoln.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hillcrest Hotel Lincoln