The White Hart
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... in the afternoon I went to some relatives for dinner and spent the evening with them. Was good to catch up again after quite a number of years since I last saw them. Today was spent at home, doing very little. Needed a day to rest. Have Grandma's brother coming over this ...
... It was fascinating. The history, the architecture. It is beautiful preserved (some of it has been restored). They have it furnished with replica furniture of the period from when the house was at its prime. This evening I got to meet Grandma's brother, as we went for dinner at their ...
We departed Auckand International Airport at 11.50pm Wednesday 9th July 2014 for our 3 week holiday in the UK. Had a good flight to Hong Kong arriving 11hrs later. Our next flight to Heathrow departed after after a small delay and we arrived in London 3.30pm Thursday 10th July. After a 2 1/2 hr journey north of London we arrived at a beautiful little village called Gosberton. After a lovely meal of English Pork Pie and salad we called it a ...
We went to Cleethorpe today, to see the English seaside. We parked a little way out, and walked along the path that overlooked the "beach". At this stage the ocean was a fair way out. You could see it, but there was a good km or two of sand before the waters edge. There's a lot of natural area between the path and the beach as well, which is a protected area for birds. Got to see a lot of different plants and there were quite a few birds around. Along the front (once you ...
... London, they must hear quite a few Kiwis and be used to the accent. But Lincoln is very much provincial England though I did overhear quite a few Polish speakers.
I'd arranged to hire a couple of bikes and we met the guy down by the River Witham. Our destination was two little villages - Fiskerton and Heighington Fen. This was where two of my great grandparents came from. The old rail path was flat but there was ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The White Hart Lincoln
Just returned from a two night break at the White Hart. Got a very good deal by not booking direct with the hotel. When checking in asked if there were any rooms we could upgrade to, were told we could have a deluxe room for free, or pay a little extra for a suite. Paid the extra and ended up with a fantastic view of the Cathedral from the sitting room window. Suite was large, with a canopied bed, and a very large clean bathroom. A little shabby around the edges, which can also be said for the rest of the hotel.
We stayed as part of a wedding group and the couple got married in the White Hart. Fantastic Location. Had photo's in the Castle grounds which was a great bonus as the weather was fantastic. All staff at the hotel gave us wonderful service and all of our meals were very nice and well presented. Very good choice at Breakfast, freshly cooked on Saturday, buffet breakfast on the Sunday, both very good. Lounge area is great for getting together but showing its age. The small bar at the front of the hotel was not always open when it could have been and we had to use the orangery and the beer/lager was awful.
Overpriced and overhere
god it was truly awful. It's now an independent hotel rather than part of huge Heritage group and it all looks so shabby. You even have to queue in lounge for breakfast, which is so quiet you can hear a pin drop.
Pretentiousness at its worst.
Stay elsewhere or pay through the nose and moan about it for days!!!!
Expensive but nice
This was one of the few places that could accomodate my family of four in one room. It wasn't a suite but at least we didn't have to get two rooms- With the strenghth of the pound against the dollar we were grateful. I think it must have been remodelled since the other reviews because I found the bathroom to be completely updated and the decor to be fresh. I would reqest a room with a catherdral view and on the top floor as it is old and creaky and we could hear the TV and footsteps of the people above us. Food was good- food service was slow.
Overall, would stay again- Great location in the heart of Lincoln.
Good Place to Stay
Excellent location (when you see how steep "Steep Hill" is, you will appreciate this even more!), friendly service, newly refurbished room with view of cathedral. Recommended.
Good in parts
I stayed in this hotel for one night on a business trip. It is very centrally located but this made it rather noisy. The interior is dingy and claustrophic - the breakfast room appears to have no external windows - and I felt it could have done with a refurbishment. The olde worlde style is all very well but this tipped over into fustiness, as if they were aiming for the 'provincial hotel circa 1933' look. The receptionist was reasonably friendly but seemed a little lost - I asked for a timetable for trains to London and this was treated as an outlandish request. My room was spacious and seemed clean, but again the dark furnishings added to the air of gloom. The prices seem steep for what you get, but perhaps par for the course for British hotels.
This is potentially a very good hotel. Its location, within close proximity of all the tourist attractions in Lincoln, is excellent. The view of the cathedral from many of the hotel rooms (including some of the cheaper ones) is stunning. There are some good deals for rooms: I paid about £150 (excluding breakfast) for a double-room for a three-night period over the weekend via Lastminute.
Loved the Jazz!
My partner and I stayed at the White Hart for one of their monthly jazz dinner dance evenings. We arrived in the afternoon to give us time to wander around Lincoln before dinner. The room was a twin with a fascinating view over the cathedral. It was a perfect combination of modern facilities and traditional, luxurious surroundings. The dinner was superb in the candlelit restaurant. The service was discreet but friendly. Afterwards, we moved through to the Orangery where the Jazz Pack dixieland band played for dancing until midnight. After a lovely breakfast, we left. What was really good was that our car was parked in the hotel's secure garage. All in all, it was a great value for money experience and we shall go to another jazz dinner soon.
The White Hart is located in the best part of Lincoln. The Restaurant is well run including fantastic service from Jackie & Gasper in the Restaurant.
The rooms are great, but the ground floor needs desperate refurbishment.
Romantic and luxurious
Me and my husband stayed at The White Hart in Lincoln for one night and it was wonderful. The receptionist wasn't overly friendly, but the rest of the staff were great. We had a lovely,romantic and modern room, and the breakfast was out of this world, served from silver trays.
The price is a bit too much I think, but the fact that you stay next door to the cathedral, in the midst of medieval surroundings, makes it worth while.