The Old Palace Receives Heavenly Review

News release

12th September 2012

The Old Palace, which is owned by the Diocese of Lincoln, has become one of only two hotels in Lincolnshire approved for inclusion in a prestigious international hotel guide.

The Condè Nast Johansens guide and website features the world’s best luxury, boutique and country house hotels, inns resorts, luxury spas and venues for meeting and events spanning over 65 countries.

Mary O’Neill from Condè Nast Johansens said: “We are delighted to feature The Old Palace Lincoln in the 2013 Conde Nast Johansens Recommended Small Hotels, Inns & Restaurants Guide 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 offers luxury accommodation in elegant surroundings. The hotel also caters for events from meetings and conferences to weddings and christenings.

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 stunning 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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Notes to Editors:

About The Old Palace

  • The Old Palace was built next to the site of the Lincoln Medieval Bishops’ Palace, which was the administrative centre of the largest diocese in medieval England, in three phases between 1720 and 1885.
  • The ruins of the Medieval Bishops’ Palace are separate from The Old Palace itself and are managed by English Heritage on a guardianship lease from the Diocese of Lincoln.
  • Once home to the Bishop of Lincoln, The Old Palace is now a luxury hotel and conference centre offering 32 beautifully decorated rooms in the main building and in the adjacent Old Palace Lodge – a former Victorian church which has been newly converted.

About Conde Nast

  • Condé Nast Johansens (www.condenastjohansens.com) is an international mark of distinction. Trusted for over 30 years, Condé Nast Johansens is the leading independently produced multi-media source for today’s traveller, sourcing hotels, spas and venues for leisure and business in the UK, Europe and the Americas.  With a readership of 8.9 million, the Guides distribution now totals 166,550 internationally. 
  • Each hotel is approved for recommendation following an annual inspection by one of a team of 40 experienced inspectors. If a property does not reach Condé Nast Johansens standards it is rejected. This maintains the integrity and quality of the brand and therefore the trust of Condé Nast readers.
  • The 2012 Guides cover Great Britain & Ireland (Recommended Hotels & Spas and Recommended Small Hotels, Inns & Restaurants); Europe & The Mediterranean (Recommended Hotels & Spas); The Americas – Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific (Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts & Spas); and Luxury Spas.  The Recommended Venues Guide is available digitally. 

Cerri Delaney
Shooting Star PR
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The Old Palace, which is owned by the Diocese of Lincoln and based in a sought-after Bailgate area, is one of only two hotels in Lincolnshire to make it into the The Condè Nast Johansens guide and website.
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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.
The Old Palace Manager Sonja Brockman
We are delighted to feature The Old Palace Lincoln in the 2013 Conde Nast Johansens Recommended Small Hotels, Inns & Restaurants Guide and it is one of the two Lincolnshire hotels chosen to be included.
Mary O’Neill from Condè Nast Johansens