Hey Dog Pals,
Silly Hum almost missed our visit to Tower Hotel in Lincoln!! She forgot the date and just as well she rang to see what she needed to bring for me or we would have missed our stay totally!!!
She was just in a mess ‘cos she has a nasty eye infection and looks like a monster and has to keep going to the hospital place. But Hey! We got here!
Tower Hotel has only recently started stating it is dog friendly so for now they don’t provide anything for us four-legs apart from a bowl of water in the bar BUT I will hopefully be able to give them ideas as to what to provide to be super dog friendly 🙂
Hum says she is not too concerned about having to bring our own stuff – what REALLY matters to her is a good welcome and somewhere you can sit and enjoy a meal with your beloved pooch.
Well Tower Hotel surpassed themselves on that score! More later..BUT suffice to say we got a great welcome from Adam the Manager and he was just SO nice to me. He showed us to our room – really lovely. AND after Hum had done her surveying I was able to confirm – lovely room; beautiful décor; great bed; power points near mirror for Hum’s hair drying; fridge! ‘maybe should have put some fresh milk in’ said Hum; super little area with sofa for me to keep watch on the world (or hide from Hum 😉 ); good view – you can see the Castle walls AND Hum got a cafetiere & REAL coffee! Yeah!! I’ll have a very happy Hum in the morning!!
‘Bathroom good’ said Hum. Nice toiletries; proper soap; big and spacious; big, warm towels but no face flannel (she does like a face flannel does Hum).
Once Hum had unpacked we set off at Amii’s guidance to Steep Hill. And Boy does it live up to its name!! Saw the Cathedral and the Castle and after more walking I was somewhat thirsty so Hum stopped off at the dog friendly Wig & Mitre for me to have refreshment – BIG bowl of water provided!
Back at Tower Hotel and Hum sorted herself out and freshened up ready for dinner. Now Wowsers!!! Hum was super impressed ‘cos they set us up a table in the bar BUT like it was in the restaurant. Hum and I felt like Zlebrities!!!! We was like real special and lots of people seemed to want to know who we were.
And it didn’t stop there. All the staff made a HUGE fuss of me and good old Hum ordered Duck & Scotch Egg for starters and Pigeon for main course! I LOVE duck & pigeon!! But she got her little pleasure – fab amuse bouche & bread with Branston Pickle butter and such-like that she adored & she had SUCH a happy face so thanks Tower Hotel and Amii and Rob and whoever the chef was!
So we did super enjoy dinner and I got lots of loving. Back at our room and the peeps next door invited us in for a lot more loving and fun and friendship. They was lovely!! So nice to me. We don’t normally meet our next-doors in hotels but Heidi, Hannah & Clare were well nice and are going to follow me on social medja!!
Hum decided we needed to let them get ready for their night out and I needed a walk so that’s what we did before back to the Tower Hotel for TV; chilling and Beddy Byes.
I loved the room and slept in my own bed mostly and Hum loved having the big bed to herself although she did say the pillows could have been a lot better. Still a good night’s sleep was had by both of us.
In the morning Hum pulled clothes on and took me to a park Amii had suggested (these little touches make all the difference to dog friendliness says Hum) and it was amazing to think we was in the middle of a city but there was this fab park just there where I could get off lead and play ball! AND there was a lovely walled garden with lots of paths to explore and play hide & seek and meet other dogs!
Back to Tower Hotel and Hum had her shower – powerful and hot as she likes; did her hair and off we went to breakfast. This time we had a table in the conservatory which was specially laid for us and Hum had a newspaper provided and everything! I checked out the menu and got Hum to order scrambled eggs and bacon for us to share and tomatoes and toast for her.
We both can confirm the eggs were the best we have had for a long time in any hotel venue so again well done chef!
After another walk down Steep Hill and a visit to a dog friendly shop called Oska Lincoln (Hum bought yet another dress…) it was time to leave. I felt quite sad saying goodbye – everyone was SO lovely to me at Tower Hotel and I really would have liked to stay longer so thank you Adam; Amii; Rob; Kate and Chef for giving me such a good time. And Adam kept telling everyone how good I was (think he is a bit in love with me 😉 ) SO Happy Valentines Adam and I do hope Philippa the owner will get the hotel listed on my website as we would be very happy to recommend!
I award a very commendable 4 paws to Tower Hotel – just add a few doggy treats; a map of where to go for walks; a bed or blanket and more dog bowls and you will get a SUPER 5 paw next time we visit!