Really interesting and restful getaway!
25/04/2016 prubrown, Grimsby, United Kingdom
We stayed in the Vine Hotel, Skegness in November 2015. We arrived to a very warm welcome, and when settled in our cosy and I have to add, very warm room, we went downstairs to the lovely olde bar.... more
We stayed in the Vine Hotel, Skegness in November 2015. We arrived to a very warm welcome, and when settled in our cosy and I have to add, very warm room, we went downstairs to the lovely olde bar. So comfortable with it's leather armchairs and the olde worde atmosphere. We enjoyed a huge bar meal in there, although the dining room was very nice too. The Vines does have a lot of history and dates back to to smuggling days. I enjoyed reading all about it. I was very surprised and, to say the least, interested to learn it has it's own ghost! And in the very place I was reading about this, discovered that it was only a few feet away that the skeleton of a tax collector who apparently was investigating the rumours of smuggling at the Inn, as it was then, was found, he had met a rather horrible death of being walled up! His skeleton was fully clothed in very elegant red attire. I love history so all this was a bonus for me! It was a lovely two night stay. Perhaps a little too far to walk into Skegness but a taxi only cost us £3. If you like golf, it's certainly the place for you! Also , there is no lift, so I would advise you to book a room on the first floor, as it is an old building and the stairs are turny, and a little steep. But all that adds to it's ambience! less
bestwesternv, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Vine Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that you took the time to check out our history! We hope that you visit us again soon.