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Lincoln House Private Hotel

118-120 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9LQ Wales
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#5 of 65 hotels in Cardiff
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Victorian splendor! Built in 1900, The Lincoln has retained its original features and relaxing atmosphere. The bedrooms are individually decorated and furnished to a high standard and equipped with all facilities required by today’s guests. A deluxe 2 bedroom apartment is also available. Relax in the lounge bar or elegant sitting room, or enjoy a short walk through the Castle grounds to the city centre, Museum and sporting stadia. As well as being close to the city centre, we are within easy reach of the rapidly developing Cardiff Bay. If you are visiting for business or pleasure, Cardiff, one of Europe’s fastest growing capital cities is an ideal base for discovering South Wales. A full Welsh breakfast, car parking and Wi-Fi are all inclusive in the price.
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Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, German
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Dee R wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom56 contributions13 helpful votes
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Beautiful period building built in 1900 in an excellent location, with it's own car park & just a short walk to the city centre. We booked a room with a four poster bed overlooking Cathedral Road. The room was very quiet and the bed was so comfy, I didnt want to get up... The room was really beautiful, full of old world charm, fabulous pieces of period furniture but with modern touches such as double glazing on the original sash windows, plenty of plug points and a beautiful ensuite. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming, from the moment we checked in nothing was too much trouble. The inclusive Welsh breakfast was amazing, so much choice, they even had gf toast for me & the waiting staff were all polite and very efficient. The hotel is steeped in history, lovely furnishings and lighting, the stained glass windows are truly beautiful. If you appreciate a hotel that's individual and not part of a chain, this hotel is a great choice. We will definitely stay here again on our next visit to Cardiff.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Chris Horner wrote a review Oct 2023
Cardiff, United Kingdom18 contributions1 helpful vote
My experience of this establishment is as follows. I rang the Hotel to reserve a room for 1 night for 2 colleagues from Barcelona,a father and his teenage son who were coming in order to video an interview about my part as President of the Jury at a Music Festival in Catalonia. The first person whom I spoke with on the phone was polite and accommodating and thought that making a video would be no problem,so long as we confined ourselves to the bedroom,which I thought perfectly fair. A later phone call to Reception was answered by a lady who advised checking with the Manager,due in later, that the filming would be allowed. However,we decided to book, having decided that were it not be allowed, at least my colleagues had accommodation for the night. When I called in at the Hotel in the afternoon to see the Manager and also the room to assess its suitability for filming,were it to be allowed, I was given perhaps the most hostile reception by any hotel manager I can remember. I accepted that he, a man by the name of Carl (or Karl?) was not happy with the idea of filming although I did manage, I thought, to assure him of the content of the interview and that it related to my work, not his hotel. However, his line of questioning was just off the radar. After my complimentary comments about his hotel and its situation, his comments about my colleagues' city, Barcelona, were extremely disparaging,to the extent that I wondered if foreigners were welcome in his hotel. " Had I seen Four in a Bed" I was asked. I had to admit I hadn't! Once Carl or Karl seemed satisfied that the interview would not be a disruption to his guests(I saw or heard none whilst I was there), he agreed to the filming. The following day I was sent a copy via WhatsApp of this appalling email where he not only reversed his decision to allow the filming (his right it must be admitted) but, actually cancelled my colleagues' reservation,leaving them arriving from Barcelona without accommodation. I copy the email below. It is addressed Dear Sir/Madam, although he had their names. The grammar is slovenly ,but the manner even worse. My colleagues ' reservation is referred to as the matter now closed. What an awful introduction to Cardiff hospitality for my colleagues. Fortunately, the excellent and ,may I say, confidently professional Àngel Hotel , provided much better accommodation at only a slightly higher price and had no problem with the filming. Since my experience with the Lincoln House Hotel, I have heard various accounts s suggesting the same ethos. To he avoided at all costs is all I and my Barcelona colleagues can say.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 28 Oct 2023
Your comments are noted. As you point out we reserve the right to reverse any accommodation decision, particularly where dubious filming is proposed and the objectives associated with it. Lincoln House Hotel
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antmeister wrote a review Oct 2023
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom110 contributions75 helpful votes
This is our 4th stay here and it doesn’t disappoint Free parking Breakfast included and value for money. Tea and coffee in room and can ask for more through the day. Lovely walk into Cardiff centre through the park. Definitely return again. If you’re a bit immobile there are a few stairs to deal with but I believe they might be rooms on ground floor. One negative comment coffee at breakfast wasn’t the best, sorry!!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: 2 flights of stairs could be an issue for some
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Nicole R wrote a review Sept 2023
Coventry, United Kingdom9 contributions5 helpful votes
What can I say ….. normally a premier inn user but decided to try an independent hotel . The room…first class , the shower… powerful , the cleanliness…outstanding , and finally the breakfast…good wholesome food and large portion size . Staff are so friendly . I could go on . The whole experience took away the pain on losing 3-2
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Danold wrote a review Sept 2023
New York City, New York65 contributions61 helpful votes
Located on Cathedral Street, lovely and more quiet part of town. One block from Bute Park and 1 to 1 1/2 miles walk to city center through a beautiful park. Breakfast was large and tasty. Bed mattresses and linens were good. Staff, while friendly, we’re not particularly helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No air conditioning or fan so summer weather is difficult…which I understand was rare this year.
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Jonna Lee H wrote a review Sept 2023
Seattle28 contributions10 helpful votes
Charming and comfortable hotel with friendly staff, excellent breakfast and not far from the center of town. Walkable. Comfortable, carefully cared for vintage building and classy in every way. Very helpful front desk folks.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: It is really not as far out as it looks on a map. We walked to town through the park easily....
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Stephen C wrote a review Aug 2023
Brighton, United Kingdom66 contributions36 helpful votes
Park your car and take advantage of the wonderful location! Excellent staff, superb Welsh breakfast and tea & coffee in the room. From booking to leaving, Helen has been spot on! If you enjoy a morning run you have the wide open spaces off Pontcanna and Llandaff fields on which to enjoy a riverside jog!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: A cab from the Bay is less than £10!
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nicola t wrote a review Aug 2023
Eastbourne, United Kingdom2 contributions
Booked 2 rooms, I double 1 king-size. Double room my daughter stayed in was lovely with adequate sized ensuite. King-size was very poor, with a shower, toilet that did not flush properly and sink shoehorned into an 'ensuite' that looked as if it had been thrown together and just about had room for 1. Towels were also stained. Service? Doesn't exist except on arrival where we were not so much greeted but tolerated (quite a miserable reception) and at breakfast which was pleasant but felt you were intruding on other people, tables are that close. On checking out, we couldnt as nobody was on reception so just left our keys on the desk and couldnt address some of the issues previously mentioned. On the whole, it was a place to lay our heads but this is only a hotel by definition so offers the absolute minimum a hotel should. If you're looking for room service, bar and all the things you'd expect in a hotel then this is not for you. If you are more suited to a guest house or b&b then hopefully you won't be too disappointed. Marked as average as breakfast and daughters room were OK.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Great for the cricket
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shaun j wrote a review Aug 2023
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A lovely one night stay to watch the hundred cricket. It was a last minute decision. Very happy with our clean, comfortable quite room and an excellent cooked breakfast in the morning. Great value for money. Will definitely come again Thanks!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Private car park at rear for approx 12 cars
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Ceris E wrote a review July 2023
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Stayed here a number of times now and can not recommend enough. Hotel itself is oldey worldy, spotlessly clean and has everything you need. Short walk to city centre and has multiple bars and restaurants on the way. Also beautiful gardens to walk through on way to city centre. Breakfast absolutely awesome. Parking available but also ample street parking. Thank you again Team Lincoln House
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Date of stay: July 2023
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PRICE RANGE
AU$135 - AU$283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomWalesSouth WalesCardiff
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lincoln House Private Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Lincoln House Private Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Swalec Stadium (0.4 km), Cardiff Distillery (0.3 km), and The Beverley Hotel (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lincoln House Private Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Lincoln House Private Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Lincoln House Private Hotel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lincoln House Private Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elgano Italian Restaurant, Brewhouse & Kitchen - Cardiff, and Thomas by Tom Simmons.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lincoln House Private Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Lincoln House Private Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Insole Court (2.0 km), St Lythans Burial Chamber (6.0 km), and Mansion House (1.8 km).