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The Old Palace hotel in Lincoln recognised in luxury international guide

By AlexColman  |  Posted: September 14, 2012

Lincoln's The Old Palace was selected for its 'hidden gem location'.

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The Old Palace hotel in Lincoln has been included in an international guide, featuring the world's best luxury, boutique and country house hotels.

Featuring in the Conde Nast Johansens guide and website, the local hotel stands alongside venues spanning over 65 countries.

The George of Stamford will also represent Lincolnshire in the guide for its traditional charm of an English coaching inn and 900 years of history.

The Old Palace stood out to inspectors thanks to its hidden location close to the Cathedral and overlooking the city.

Mary O’Neill from Condè Nast Johansens said: “We are delighted to feature The Old Palace Lincoln and it is one of the two Lincolnshire hotels chosen to be included.

“Offering exceptional amenities, these luxury hotels in Lincolnshire have been hand-picked for their dedication to high levels of comfort, unique personality, service, surroundings and impressive features such as gourmet cuisine and design and innovation unique to hotels in Lincolnshire.

“The Inspector loved, ‘This wonderful hidden holy gem overlooking the city next to Lincoln Cathedral."

Formerly home to the Bishops of Lincoln, The Old Palace is in the heart of the city’s Cathedral Quarter and is still owned by the Diocese.

As well as 16 bedrooms in the main building, The Old Palace recently converted an adjacent former Victorian church, which now houses an additional 16 bedrooms.

The Old Palace Manager Sonja Brockman said: “To be approved The Old Palace had to fulfil a very strict set of criteria and it’s a testament to the hard work of the team here that we were successful.

“It also helps that we have such a fantastic offering for residents and visitors who are looking for a beautiful hotel or venue away from the hustle and bustle and yet close to all the local amenities.

“The Old Palace and the new Old Palace Lodge are both steeped in history and have been refurbished to an exceptional standard.

"The history combined with the location makes The Old Palace truly unique and we are so pleased this has been recognised by one of the world’s leading hotel guides.”

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