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“A great place to stay before my marriage!”
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The Rest
Ranked #4 of 51 Lincoln B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Needed a place to relax and unwind before my big day! The Rest Hotel was that place! Beautiful rooms, wonderful views over the roof tops. Richard, the owner, pulled out all the stops to be as accommodating as possible. It was that good that we booked five more rooms for friends and family! Thank you.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

We have just spent 3 peaceful nights at the Rest and would certainly recommend this hotel to fellow travelers to Lincoln. The location halfway up Steep Hill is not too far out , the high street is only minutes away. The staff were very friendly and gave useful info regarding things to see and do. The room was very modern(Treetops) and clean as was the bathroom. The bed was very comfy , but a little on the high side, steps required for the shorter guests!Lots of extras , fridge ,iron & board, safe, bottled water , toileteries, all added to the stay. The food was spot on and the staff did not mind if you strayed from the menu to your own tastes.Will be back again

Room Tip: Treetops room was at the end of the row of rooms, probably the quieter room.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

I stayed as a lone traveller as I was attending an event in Lincoln. As the mother of a young child I rarely get time alone, so I was really looking forward to having a break.

I was not disappointed, far from it, The Rest exceeded my expectations. I received a friendly welcome and was shown to my rooftop room which was spotlessly clean, spacious and well decorated.

I used the lounge downstairs for a glass of bubbly, and not once did I feel conspicuous for being alone. The staff were friendly and helpful.

The bed was wonderful - I had a great night's sleep, waking at 8 which is unheard of for me! Breakfast was also fantastic.

The only (minor) problem was the Wifi didn't work in the room, but it worked in the lounge - I think this is temporary as I was told they are changing the system this week. It didn't matter too much for me as I didn't go there to surf the net, though I understand it may be necessary for some.

The Rest is in a wonderful location, and I will definitely go back.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

we have had a lovely overnight stay here (without the baby) and it was truly a blissful experience!
the 2 sisters who looked after us checking in and in the bar/coffee lounge were very nice and friendly, lots of local knowledge to guide us to nice places to eat and drink.
Every thing about the rooms was perfect, breakfast and check out times are very generous.
breakfast. .. oh my days.... perfect!
my wife lizzie and myself cannot wait to return.
fantastic location too, bang in the middle of steep hill!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

We stayed at the rest on Easter Sun-Mon in the Rooftops room. The room was great so lovely decorated and spotless. Couldn't fault it. Lots of little extras eg. A safe, a little fridge and a good hairdryer which for me was great saved me a lot of time getting ready!! The bathroom was lovely and spotless and loved the rooftop window. The breakfast was very good quality served to order in the lovely cafe area which I think used to be the church hall. Great location too on Steep hill convenient for the sights, cafes, bars and restaurants. Also not noisy to say what a prime spot it is in. Parking 2 minutes away down the road. You can't get any better in my opinion. We will definitely be back and have already recomended to friends. Book here you won't be dissapointed. We didn't want to leave!

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

A lovely boutique hotel right in the centre of the old part of Lincoln. The rooms are very well appointed and the cafe provides a great quality breakfast. The staff are exceptionally helpful (thanks to Mary-Anne for all your help). The only reason why this isn't rated as excellent is the fact that due to the location it is a little difficult to drive to and parking is a short walk away from the hotel. The wifi also did not work in our room, which was a temporary problem we were informed.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_at_The_Rest, Owner at The Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

Thank you staying with us and for taking the time to give your comments, its much appreciated.

The Wi-Fi has been sporadic and sorry it didnt work whilst you were here. It is being replaced next week with a new system.

I hope to see you again soon.

best regards

Richard

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Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a 2 night city break on a Weds/Thurs night. Parked in the flaxengate public carpark nearby and used the discounted ticket deal, no problems with this. The rooms here are above an old hall which has been tastefully turned into a cafe/bar and we stayed in "Doves" which is one of the upper skylight rooms. We liked the style of the place, rooms were just about the right size with a neat ensuite. The things we liked :- skylight with auto controls and blinds, room was lovely and warm, fridge for storing some extra milk/wine, full English breakfast was great cooking. Some things that bugged us :- the WiFi didn't work in our room, no signal strength at all and we have top end phones . We spoke with the staff the first morning about it and she just advised they were struggling with it at the moment. WiFi signal was fine downstairs in the cafe whilst having breakfast. Had to switch my phone deal to include a data package instead. The other gripe was the shower pressure was really weak. They have spent a fair bit doing up the rooms, I'd have included some pumps to increase the flow rate as it was only just clearing the controls. We ate out a few times and location is ideal for Reform / Ribs n Bibs. Highly recommend Reform for lunch.

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Manager_at_The_Rest, Owner at The Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

Thanks you for the review, its great to get such good feedback. We are, as you mentioned, having intermittent issues with the Wi-Fi signal and its being completely replaced next week a better system, our apologies for any inconvenience.

We hope to see you again soon at The Rest.

Best regards

Richard

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Additional Information about The Rest

Address: 55A Steep Hill | Lincoln, Lincoln LN2 1LR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Lincoln
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Lincoln
Price Range: £89 - £127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Rest 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique Hotel Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in the cathedral quarter Lincoln. Situated on the idyllic cobbled streets of the Bailgate, between the Cathedral, Castle and City. The Rest is on Britain's Best Street 2012, Steep Hill. Unique luxury quality accommodation you would expect from a boutique hotel with the friendly informal service of a Bed and Breakfast. Private entrances and excellent location. ... more   less 
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