The Old Palace in uphill Lincoln has become one of just two Lincolnshire hotels to make it in a luxury international hotel guide.
Condè Nast Johansens guide and website only lists the best luxury, boutique and county house hotels, spas, resorts, venues and inns over 65 countries.
The Old Palace in the Cathedral Quarter was originally home for Lincoln bishops, and features 32 bedrooms in the main building and converted church.
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.
“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.”
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.”