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Lincoln House Hotel
A family-run hotel set in a former Victorian Town House close to central of Cardiff, the capital of Wales.
The Lincoln House Hotel is perfectly located in a leafy residential suburb of Cardiff on the main thoroughfare of Cathedral Road. The hotel has the best of both worlds – away from the bustle of the city centre whilst still offering a host of quaint pubs, restaurants and eateries within a few minutes’ walk a pleasant stroll through Sophia Gardens will take you to Cardiff Castle, the city’s focal point, and to the water taxi which can take you along the river Taff to the cosmopolitan redeveloped Cardiff Bay area. With complimentary on-site parking it is an ideal city location for your driving tour of Wales whilst its convenient location ensures you can be within the city centre within a 5 minute drive or twenty-minute walk.
A family-run affair, the Lincoln House is owned by the father-daughter team of Juliane and Carl Kodurand and operated with the help of a small local team. They offer a warm welsh welcome and have been known to provide complimentary freshly baked welsh cakes for guests of adeo Travel upon check-in! The hotel itself is made-up of two elegant Victorian townhouses which have been sympathetically restored to their former glory.
The hotel has 24 guest bedrooms each of which is individual in size and aspect reflecting the historic nature of the building; rooms are generally spacious with large comfortable beds and en-suite bathroom facilities. Each room is individually designed and well-appointed; décor and style throughout the accommodations are modern whilst also effortlessly integrating and retaining their historic character features such as Victorian fireplaces, cornicing and bay windows. All modern comforts are catered for including complimentary tea/coffee making facilities and free in-room Wi-Fi. The hotel is spread over three storeys and although there is no elevator the reception staff will be happy to assist with your luggage or ground floor rooms are available upon request.
Food and Drink
A hearty full-Welsh breakfast is provided in the sun-filled breakfast room each morning and whilst there is no on-site restaurant for evening dinners, there are plenty of options for evening dining within a short walk of the hotel or in central Cardiff – the reception team will be happy to make personal recommendations. There is a small, peaceful bar in the hotel where you can have a pre-dinner drink, and an elegant guest lounge with a large Victorian fireplace and mantle, antique furnishings, book collection and chandeliers. This is where you’ll find the complimentary guest computer with printer and internet access.
The Wider Area
Holding the status of Europe’s youngest capital, Cardiff embraces its long history and industrial heritage whilst looking unashamedly to the future. Cardiff Castle has long been the city’s centrepiece; with the original Roman fort, a Norman motte, the medieval castle walls and Victorian and Gothic renovations, Cardiff Castle is a mixture of architectural styles and can be explored on intriguing guided tours. Surrounding Cardiff Castle, the city effortlessly blends historic architecture with modern development; the elegant buildings around Cathays Park showcase Victorian and Edwardian Baroque architecture containing many of the city’s local Government buildings such as the civic centre and the National Museum and Gallery of Wales. Nearby you can visit both the unique sheltered Victorian market and shopping arcades which play host to independent boutiques and eateries, and the contrasting modern retail development of the St David’s Centre. The city’s Cardiff Bay area, formerly the coal port, has been completely transformed in the last two decades and is playing host to fashionable waterside cafes, restaurants and bars which rub shoulders with the stunning Welsh Millennium Centre Theatre and the Senedd Building home of Wales’ devolved national political powers. Nearby the capital of Wales, you can find many attractions bringing Welsh heritage to life – St Fagans National Museum of History with free admission, charming Castell Coch hidden on the hill and spectacular Caerphilly Castle, the largest fortification of Wales built in 13th century.
An elegant, family-run, Victorian hotel with modern comforts, the Lincoln House Hotel is ideally located close to central Cardiff and makes the perfect overnight base for any tour of Wales or city break in Welsh capital.
Hotel at a Glance
Accommodation Name: Lincoln House Hotel
Accommodation Type: Small hotel
Setting: Leafy Suburbs
Nearest town: Cardiff City
No. of Rooms: 24
Restaurant/Bar: No – Breakfast only – Restaurants & Pubs nearby
On-site parking: Yes (free of charge)
Elevator: No (ground floor rooms available)
Wi-Fi: Yes (free of charge)
Nearby attractions: Cardiff Castle, Bute Park, Cardiff Shopping Arcades, Principality Stadium, Cardiff Bay, National Museum of Wales, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life
Nearest train station: Cardiff Central, CF10 1EP
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