Travel Blogs from Lincoln
Fathers Day lie in for Tony then we went on something called a kata kanoe a cross between a canoe and a katamaran. Certainly a work out for your upper arms and a little fresh! Spent majority of the after noon swimming well to be fair I sat and read in the sun! The children all got their fill of rides and swimming; I don't know where they get the energy from. A nice roast dinner followed by a two hour bush walk with a friendly guide Jamie. Joel was quite intrigued ...
Well what a great find by Tony; there is a resort located in Nottingham in the Sherwood Forest. It's a maze of paths, villas, trees, play areas, golf courses. You name it; it's here! We woke early due to the sound of wildlife prancing on our roof. Looking out our window we are greeted by squirrels, geese and ducks plus rabbits. I had ...
... evening to move everything and not organise it all just store it ready for sorting, hard work but worth it. The Rapido we have got is more suited to our sleeping as it has an island bed. It drives like a dream and has cruise control so makes it easier when driving at a constant speed. We did not get chance to use the swimming pool but gives us a good excuse to go down ...
... until 18:00. On the days where I didn't play golf I would go onto the High Street where all the shops and cafés are. One day me and my family went to the Lincoln Cathedral that we live close to. We went on a roof tour where we walked around in the top rooms and corridors of the big cathedral. It was quite scary when I looked down because we were so high above the ground. Also we went to many restaurants to eat dinner. I ate loads of tasty foods. My favourite restaurant ...
... we don't really have any plans though, so will see where we end up!
There's a few friends that we're hoping to catch up with as well, so really looking forward to that.
I'm a photographer (my website is www.naturalexpressions.co.uk) and I'll hopefully be posting lots of photos from our travels.
Fuji have asked me to test and review the Fuji X-Pro1 camera and 2 lenses, so they've loaned me the kit for the duration. Big thanks to Fuji!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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!
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
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.