Reports have claimed that the increasing number of new hotel chains in Lincoln is threatening the trade of local guesthouses.
However, Marie Phillips who owns the Brayford Guesthouse on Carhome Road believes that smaller establishments like hers need to do more to compete;
She says that she has been trying to keep up with the big hotels by improving facillities. She also stated that she feels that smaller hotels such as hers can offer a more personal service to their customers including advice on local attractions and anything they need help with during their stay. She get guests coming from all over the World for holdiays or to visit loved ones studying at the University.