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“A lovely Hotel”
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The Rest
Ranked #4 of 51 Lincoln B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for 1 night to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary in Lincoln.
The Rest is centrally located half way up the hill in between the Castle/Cathedral.
The rooms are clean and presented beautifully. The Hotel cannot be accessed by car, however the car park round the corner is approx a 5minute walk and the hotel provided a 24 hour car park pass. The staff are friendly. I would recommend The Rest.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Nick S
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Manager_at_The_Rest, Owner at The Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Dear Nick, many thanks for your kind review, Im really pleased you enjoyed your stay.

Just for anyone wondering about accessing the hotel by car, you can drive to us by following the instructions on the website under 'Parking'. We are on a narrow cobbled street in the Bailgate so SatNav isn't always the best to rely on, so we have detailed instructions on the website.

Thanks again and hope to see you soon.

Best regards

Richard

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

have just returned from our 5 night stay at the rest, it is a little bit pricey, but you certainly get what you pay for, from the minute we arrived, met by Laura, she informed us that there was a problem with the room we had requested, she said that we could swop rooms again the next day after the work had been finished, but as she was taking us to The Garden Suite, the workman said that he had finished his work & the room was clean ready for us. All the rooms looked lovely, we were in the Garden Room, which had it own outside area to sit in. The room was very well decorated, very clean, everything you needed. The staff were all very lovely, we met Claire at breakfast, again very friendly & helpful, gave us local information. Breakfast was lovely & all freshly cooked to order, even did me a custom made latte. The Rest is up Steep hill so be prepared to walk, but you are quite central to either end of Lincoln wether you want the main town centre or the historic bit up the hill. Special thanks to Claire & Laura hopefully see you in december

Room Tip: garden room or garden suite but they all looked lovely
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank carlmcintyre
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Stayed here for a weekend break there was a good cooked breakfast included,the building,is a well converted parish room and although our downstairs room only had small windows with no view it was comfortable and clean so that was all we wanted as we were out and about in this pleasant small city.
Its is half way up "SteepHill" so down is the main town and up is the Cathedral, just right really. Car park tickets are issued from the hotel. we parked at the Castle car park which was a short walk up the hill.
Small clean well functioning establishment with friendly and helpful staff with owners on hand too.
We enjoyed our stay. Thankyou

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Norman L
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Just got back from a wonderful couple of days in Lincoln - staying at The Rest.

We finally found our way. On arrival a young lady came out to us and asked to take our bags while we parked the car. Next, we checked in and was taken to our room by the same lady who showed us round, pointed out the facilities and then left us to it, nothing was any trouble.

Had a great nights sleep and went down for breakfast, which was lovely. The choice and service were excellent. We were based in the Cathedral quarter with quaint shops and wonderful pubs. The first night we went to Gino's Italian Restaurant just up the hill. That was fantastic.

Because we were only staying 2 nights, we weren't expecting the room to be tidied/cleaned etc. Came back and the room had been done, with replacement everything.

Couldn't recommend this place enough ....... Definately stay there again 100%

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank katytaylor2013
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Splendid boutique bed and breakfast in the heart of Lincoln, a couple of minutes walk from the Cathedral. Room was immaculate, breakfast cooked to order was excellent. All the staff we had dealings with were efficient, helpful and very nice.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank ExiledViking
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

A fine stay at a wonderful addition to Lincoln's overnight options. Placed perfectly on Steep Hill you have the option to climb to the Bail and the wonders of ancient Lincoln, or drop into the much improved city centre and wander along canalside.

The Rest is classy, very comfortable and has pleasant staff. The rooms, reception and bedroom, are all spotless and nicely done.

The only downside is for some reason it does not know what it is! Is if a cool contemporary place to stay open late into the night, or a cake and sandwich stop off. It should be the former but it is currently the latter.

My advice to The Rest is to seize the day. Your position is enviable and your opposition not great. Lincoln needs you!

Great place to stay and recommended.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank JasperKing
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We were attending a wedding near Lincoln and decided to stay the night before in the city itself, and stayed at The Rest. It was absolutely fab, great location near the cathedral.
First of all, it is quite hard to find so make sure you read the directions properly that are on their website, we didn't and got lost in the one way system! However, we rang the hotel and the very bubbly and helpful young lady on reception guided us in.
The room (Garden Room) was gorgeous, well appointed with fridge, iron and board, hairdryer, flat screen tv, huge bath and spotlessly clean. Lovely touch was the table and chairs outside in the garden area where you can sit out and listen to the birds singing, no traffic noise and yet you are in the centre of the city!
The breakfast was quite possibly the best breakfast we have had in a hotel in years, delicious.
We really couldn't fault anything, we really wanted to stay longer but couldn't as we had a wedding to get to, but we hope to return very soon!

Room Tip: Garden room, if you like to sit out and have your morning coffee on a nice day
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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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: £88 - £133 (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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