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... the edge of ruining the motor. After it was repaired we went on a trip to Newton Abbey where Lord Byron the poet lived. Then onto a small mining village and back to the van.
Saturday we went to Shardlow which was a port on the Trent-Mersey Canal. What a lovely peaceful place it was. Had an hours walk (route march!) along the canal and back. Then onto Derby. A very old town which is now a thriving place. The park and ride ...
... two of England's most influential people were born so we drank a toast to them.
One was Isaac Newton, of the falling apple fame, and the other was one of the best prime ministers the UK has produced in recent history, the Iron Lady herself Dame Margaret Thatcher. Long may she live.
Today we have spent tidying up the van and the car. We ...
... for the day. Remarked to Jean that I was sure we had been here before as the Vulcan was on display but convinced myself that it was East Kirkby we had been to. Turns out on our second visit that we had been there before. Never mind, it was worth a visit just to see the Vulcan again. Both my Dad and I worked on the Vulcan. Dad for years, me for hours! Saw a ...
... on the van we can watch about 300 channels of pure rubbish.
We went to Southwell Minster and was treated to a concert by a Lute player and a Contra Tenor. Very impressive but not my style of music.
We were going to a village called Matlock on Thursday but got an invite to Billy Benbows. To me it is a part of a family that is a bit confusing, but Jean loved the visit. They talked about old times and family.
A TV aerial is ready to go up the mast, which isn't actually fitted yet, so we can watch a few programmes instead of DVD's, we now have hot water on tap and all seems to be going well. Bed is comfy, van is big enough to live in so we are ready to go.
SO, when something exciting happens we will be in touch.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lincoln Hotel
El exterior del hotel es feo. Una vez dentro, las cosas cambian. Le recepción, el bar y el restaurante estan decorados de forma moderna y agradable. Nuestra habitación estaba en la parte antigua, lo que fué una suerte, ya que era muy agradable la decoración, el tamaño y sobre todo.... la vista de la caterdal. El baño es un poco viejo y sobre todo, frio!
What a view of the Cathedral
We stayed at the hotel in Jan 2006, and had read the other comments, and were expecting problems! But the receptionist was pleasant, decor fine, and service attentive. The rooms (and most of the decor) would have been fashionable some years ago, but are in a fair state.
There were areas where a good clean wouldn't go amiss, but generally the hotel seemed clean.
The hotels best selling point however, is the view! There cannot be a better hotel in Lincoln to rival the view and proximity of the beautiful Cathedral. (Bells weren't too bad either). If your 'bag' is Catherdrals, then this is the place for you.
Hotel restaurant food was good, but do venture out to the numerous pubs and hosteleries in the vicinity, for diversity. (The Star, 5 mins walk, was a step-back in time!).
Pricey, tired rooms, great location
My partner and I stayed here on a Saturday night at the beginning of October. All hotels in Lincoln are expensive for what they are. Apparently this is to do with demand outstripping supply, exascerbated by extra tourists coming into the town because of its links with the Davinci code.
The Lincoln Hotel is very well situated and the staff were accomodating. Our room overlooked the Cathederal, but was tired. The door needed painting and one of the windows would not shut properly. Also the corridors are done out as if they are straight from the set of a Porno movie.
That said, the bed was fine, the bar staff were accomodating and the breakfast the next day was top draw. If you need you beauty sleep as I do, then make sure if you have a room overlooking the cathederal, that you invest in a set of earplugs...The bells, the bells!
The hotel is a very short walk from the really pretty parts of Lincoln and a great selection of bars, mainly populated by the youger crowd ( and more hen nights than you see in Dublin)that I cannot quite fit into anymore ( the local Indian resaurant, down the hill was hopeless)
Good location, but rooms could do with updating
Stayed at this hotel based on the review written and the excellent location. It is very central for the cathedral and the castle, although the cathedral can be quite noisy first thing on a Sunday morning (there does not seem to be a logic with the chiming of the bells)
The receptionist on arrival did not manage a smile, but we can all have off days. The bar area seemed quite smart, and popular. However, the room we had, in the back of the hotel was very dated, the carpet was old and uneven, the wallpaper was coming off around the windows, and generally needs updating. Overall impression was quite dissapointing.
However, for the price, a reasonable deal, with a decent breakfast. If you are looking for somewhere to just bed down for the night, then OK, but for anything else approaching, then look elsewhere
A weekend at the Lincoln Hotel Eastgate was most relaxing. The staff were welcoming and helpful. The breakfast delicious and plentiful, as were the lounge snacks. Our twin en-suit room backed onto a very pleasant garden view. The beds were comfortable. The cathedral bells could only be heard if the window was open, but we liked them anyway. We will visit again.
Well worth a visit
Having grown up in Lincolnshire it seemed a little odd to be staying in a hotel that I used to travel past each time I went to Lincoln on a teenage shopping trip. The exterior hasn't improved, it still resembles a multi storey carpark but inside they have tried to make it more 'now'. That doesn't matter though. If you stay here you MUST ask for a Cathedral view, it's what this hotel is all about. It's worth putting up with the bells chiming every 15 minutes just to be able to look out on one of the city's famous landmarks. The rooms are pretty big if a little dated in places. The bathrooms need completely modernising to bring them up to scratch. The staff are friendly and helpful and willing to do anything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Room service is efficient but why no 'Full English' breakfast? What a shame! Lincoln is a fantastic city, it's friendly, the shopping is much improved to how I remember it when I was younger. If you like Italian food then check out ASK on Brayford Wharf. It's part of a chain of restaurants and it has a Cookies and Cream cheesecake to die for! All in all we had a great time in Lincoln and I can safely say that The Lincoln Hotel is a lovely place to stay.
Superb Hotel in Wonderful Location
We have just returned froma 2 night break in Lincoln. We stayed at the Lincoln Hotel and had a super time. The hotel was excellent, food great and the staff very friendly and helpful. They gave us information on places to visit and things to do, noting was too much trouble. Our room looked over what must be the most exquisite cathedral I have ever sceen.
Great time, great stay, will return
Problems at the Lincoln Hotel.
The hotel is in a great location, the front rooms with a fine view of Lincoln Cathedral, and things were acceptable for an inexpensive ordinary but redone 1960s hotel--- until the time of checkout. We were unjustly accused us of five scratches to the wallpaper, with seventy pounds (about $130) added to the bill. When we insisted that we had nothing to do with the damage, the manageress said she would charge our card anyway, even without our permission. We signed for the other charges, and she later put a separate charge on the credit card without our signature. She also threatened to call the police (but did not) and to pursue it as a "civil matter". This was the ugly end to a visit to a good long and sacred Palm Sunday weekend in the Lincoln area. We are a middle-aged couple, a medical doctor and an artist famous in her field. We have travel all over the world, for two or three months a year. We have never experienced anything like this.
I'm glad I strayed in Lincoln
I recently strayed here on my way to York. It was such a surprise, I never knew Lincoln was such a charming old town, the Casle is incredible and the Cathedral is too. The hotel looks a little out of place in the middle of all the old buildings ,but when you get inside, its really friendly and comfortable with great art and a cosy bar. We had one of the best rooms which looks right over the Cathedral. I think they had just made over our room (302) and it was excellent, modern but nice colours and a good bathroom. We only had breakfast but that was good and the Restaurant was full so I would say the food is pretty good too Next year I am going to get back and take more time in Lincoln.
The Hotel sits in a fantastic location right in the Cathedral Close and looks out onto the Cathedral from all the principal rooms.
Now under new ownership and management it is changing fast and by the summer of 02 will be the best stay in town.
The new owners promise to bring in local foods,(Delicous Pork Pies, Stilton Cheese,and the freshest Veg etc etc) all made or grown in the County.
The Dining Room is perfect for Sunday Lunch and the Bar Menu serves all the usual snacks PLUS traditional Cucumber Sandwhiches and Toast and Strawberry Jam for Tea!!!
Rates will remain HIGHLY COMPETITIVE.