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“Overall a lovely hotel”
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The Castle Hotel
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
Hampshire
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“Overall a lovely hotel”
Reviewed 14 April 2012

We stayed at The Castle Hotel for 2 nights. Our first visit to Lincoln & a rare trip away without the children! Great location for the castle, Bishops palace & Cathedral (all within 5 minutes), and the old part of Lincoln. Steep hill to the shops & waterfront but quaint street to get there. Plenty of places to eat within 5 min. walk. Overall we really liked the Hotel. Nicely decorated & furnished. The rooms aren't huge, even with the deluxe double we had. Breakfast was good. We had two quibbles, you could hear people in the next room (we were in the Alexander, view of Cathedral) & when they were using the shower. Also the plumbing was occasionally a bit noisy. Car parking outside is a bit limited. We would stay again but would ask for a top floor room.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

We had a short break in Lincoln and stayed at the newly refurbished Castle Hotel. The rooms are nicely decorated and very comfortable. We had a problem with our heating and the manager was very quick to change us to a different room. She also checked in on us when we were having a drink to make sure all was well. The restaurant is really outstanding. The breakfast that is included is better then most breakfasts that are included in the price of the room and I would say better then some you pay for! The breakfast hits the same high standards that you get if you have dinner in the restaurant. The location is great. The cathedral is a short walk. You are right in the heart of the old city.

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Reviewed 8 April 2012

just back from the castle hotel,we can only heap praise on this hotel from the welcome, the service,fabulous rooms with lovely comfy beds and bathroom.okay it was quite expensive, but we believe you only get what you pay for and this hotel was fab,as for the food yummy mouth watering,i had a stilton mousse with a drizzle of lovely sauce etc,and have never tasted any starter as nice,as for the red eye steak,this was the best i've ever had.do you want me to carry on??? all i can say is spoil your wife or girlfriend or for whatever reason and book this hotel.if i ever read a bad report on the castle hotel i wont believe it,a big thank you to both owners and all your staff,keep the good work up.brian and vanda,hyde cheshire.

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Reviewed 4 April 2012

We had the pleasure of staying for two nights in the Franklin Room which is one of The Castle Hotel's traditional rooms. The room was very well appointed with the added benefit of fine views to three aspects overlooking the Cathedral, Castle and the Water Tower.
On arrival we were made welcome by Hannah, the hotel manager, for whom nothing was too much trouble.
Our dining experience in the Reform Restaurant was an absolute delight. There was an imaginative menu which offered food to suit all tastes. Everything was beautifully cooked and well presented by friendly staff.
We would have no hesitation in returning to The Castle Hotel and recommend it without reservation.

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Reviewed 3 April 2012 via mobile

The staff and service here are first-rate - helpful and attentive but not overly so. The room was not particularly good value - although well finished, extremely comfortable and up to date it lacked a wow factor and was too hot even with the radiator off. The restaurant was a brilliant surprise and deserves five stars. We'd seen it had won an award last year so were expecting it to be good, but not this good. The menu was short - always a positive sign - and the combinations of flavours showed flair and were very well matched.

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Additional Information about The Castle Hotel

Property: The Castle Hotel
Address: Westgate, Lincoln LN1 3AS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Lincoln
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Lincoln
#5 Business Hotel in Lincoln
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,232 - ₹ 18,332
Hotel Class:3 star — The Castle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Castle hotel and Reform Restaurant is a luxury standard hotel located at the heart of Lincoln's historic quarter, nestled between the historic castle and magnificent cathedral offering views of both the Castle is the perfect location for both leisure and business guests. Reform restaurant at the Castle is an award winning restaurant serving modern European cuisine in a decadent yet relaxed setting. The Castle Bar is open to all for a few drinks or a quick snack. ... more   less 
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