The Country Garden House in Ballymoney is ideally placed for any serious ‘ sightseeing ‘ holiday. It is only a few miles away from the primary tourist attractions in Northern County Antrim.
The accommodation is fantastic! My friend and I spent 4 nights in the ‘ Garden Lodge ‘ – which turned out to be an apartment – with ALL the trimmings. A beautifully furnished lounge area – plus kitchen with every piece of equipment you could need. The apartment has 2 bedrooms – a double bed in one room – single in the other. Bathroom has both bath and shower.
Everything was ‘ pristine ‘ – clean and stylish.
If chilly the central heating is very efficient – warms up the apartment in a very short space of time.
We loved the ‘ little touches ‘ – chocolates replenished daily – homemade scones as an ‘arrival ‘ gift.
One word of warning – if you stay in the Garden Lodge breakfast is not included. This was not a problem for us, as we did a small shop in the local Tesco – and made breakfast when it suited us.
The staff could not have done enough to make our stay enjoyable. The hotel is full of character, especially the raffles restaurant, the service an food was first class, could not have faulted it in any way. Bedrooms were spotless. Would really recommend this hotel to anyone.
Dorothy from Omagh
The 3-star Templeton Hotel is located in Templepatrick, just a short distance from Belfast , and is an ideal destination for …More
This is a gem of a hotel in a quiet location and yet it is still very close to Belfast. The accommodation is priced well, the dinning, meals and bar areas are excelent. The car park is close and handy to the hotel entrance and reception, no steps. The only disapointment is no elevator for taking heavy lugage to the second level.
When I first arrived, I was welcomed by the hostess, Gale. She was very nice and friendly. During the stay, I was not disturbed by the neighbours as I stayed in Hotel Romulus, Rome. It was very quiet and she offered me early breakfast, at 6 am in the morning as I happened to leave early to go to University. If the house was upgraded, it will be 5 star hotel. The breakfast was great, though, I had egg, beans and toast with delicious coffee. What do you want more, at economy price and good service. I will definitely recommend a friend to stay over.
I did not expected too much for a two star B&B, however I was missing the TV and kettle from my own room. It`s true after a long walk it`s better to get to bed early but I`m a TV person and I was uncomfortable sitting in lounge to watch my movies and to get out from my room when I want a cup of tea.
The light switch is across the room and the site table is far from the bed. Meaning I wasn't able to switch of the lights only if I`m getting out of bed.
As a potential interior designer, I would suggest a better layout which can be easily done.
The landlord and his friends are friendly and helpful, and the B&B itself is very clean.
Taking in consideration all the inconvenience I think that this B&B is a transition between B&B and a Hostel.
Over the road is a nice pub, and parking in front of B&B or behind it.
Stay here if you are in Portrush.
Alan called us on the day to say hi and to check the time we thought we may arrive just to ensure everything was sorted for us which was so thoughful. On arrival we were pleasantly suprised at how lovely the building and surrounding gardens are as the net photos do it no justice. The beds were so comfy. The rooms were very fresh and bright, we could not of asked for more really.
Alan gave us a little heads up of where to go and what to see. We took his advice and had the best steak ever at Harbour Bar, another place you must go to if you are in Portrush. The food was fantastic and such a fabulous little bistro. The food is so cheap for what it is.
When we got back we were also given the option of what time we would like our breakfast. Breakfast is normally set hours but Alan was so flexible and was happy to accomodate our every need, including a lovely little wake up call just prior to what I can only describe as the best breakfast. Im not a full fried breakfast type of girl but Alan can cook. The fried bread was out of this world, I completely cleaned my plate.
Alan and his family were just lovely, even giving us brochures for half price admission to Bushmills Brewery.
I would recommend anyone visiting Portrush to stay here. You will not be disappointed. You will be very well rested with a belly full of yummy breakfast.
Thanks again Alan and Family, we really loved our stay with you and will definately be back.
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