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Ardtara Country House

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 Gorteade Road, Upperlands BT46 5SA, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Upperlands
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The snow was on the ground and we nearly postponed, but husband reckoned we could make it, so,off we set to Ardtara for the 1st time. Having parked the car we entered the warm and welcoming hall (complete with grand piano) where the friendly receptionist explained that because of the bad weather there had been a few cancellations and therefore... More

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Larne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Better late than never we meet friends for dinner pre Christmas the meal was fantastic our waitress was FAB will be back soon. The only downside was the pre dinner drinks Sorry no draft beer available for my friend who had the benefit of me as the non drinking driver in the party. Three courses of the best food I... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Just spent our first night at Ardtara. A fantastic experience. Just one night to relax, unwind and recharge. We had a fantastic welcome from Nicola who showed us up to room 2. Garden view; 4 Windows; canopied bed; chaise longue; occasional chairs; great bathroom and living flame gas fire that Nicola lit for us. Spotlessly clean. Complimentary toiletries excellent and... More

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Portglenone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

My wife and I entertained a friend and her husband in the Ardtara's restaurant just before Christmas 2013. We were accompanied by our daughter who has autism with SLD. The welcome was a genuine Ulster one and the staff were quietly brilliant throughout the evening. The meal seemed to arrive just at the right intervals which allowed our party plenty... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We stayed here in December. Here are the positives: The location of the property is lovely, set in vast grounds. The service is excellent, Valerie did her very best to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Lovely romantic atmosphere. Food is good (but see note below) Good wine selection Good selection at Breakfast The negatives Overall, this hotel is... More

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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We visited Ardtara on Saturday for Christmas lunch and were really impressed both with the food and with the surroundings. Lunch was excellent value for money and there was a good variety of food on the menu. The highlight was definitely the amazing service though; the staff were friendly and very knowledgeable about the history of the hotel. We would... More

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Northern Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We dined in a quiet Saturday night. We overheard an Australian guest complain that the menu was the same as the previous two nights. Service in the lounge (for drinks and for our menu choices) was very slow considering how quiet it was. The choice of beer was poor and prosecco wasn't sold by the glass. The food was fine... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Stayed for a couple of nights. Very pleased with our room and for the excellent friendly service we received from all of the staff. Thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast and, although the Dinner menu was almost the same for both nights, we had no problem finding something different. Bit of a drag there was no draft beer but not a major... More

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Top marks to the manager Valerie - she is the heart and soul of this hotel. However, she does not appear physically well enough to be the frontline manager. Everything else about it is faded and jaded. The gardens are green but gloomy, our bedroom was dark, depressing and dated. The choice on the dinner menu on both nights was... More

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27 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

My wife first heard about Ardtara while waiting for the Park and Ride bus in Belfast, and got talking to the girl beside her - she recommended the restaurant at Ardtara. A quick look in Trip advisor confirmed Ardara's reputation. Last weekend we booked 1 night in the hotel, met Valerie at reception, straight into first name terms, and were... More

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Also Known As:
Ardtara Country House Hotel Upperlands
Ardtara Country House Hotel
Ardtara Hotel Derry
Address: 8 Gorteade Road, Upperlands BT46 5SA, Northern Ireland
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Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Upperlands
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Upperlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ardtara Country House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
“Most Romantic Country House Of The Year” (AA Award). Ardtara is an elegantly restored 19th-century manor house, situated between Belfast and the Giant’s Causeway Coast. Once home to the Clark family, world-famous linen makers, Ardtara is now widely regarded as one of the finest country house hotels in Northern Ireland. The nine bedrooms are spacious with high ceilings, modern en-suite bathrooms, deluxe king-size beds, charming antiques and original grand (working) fireplaces. All set in the privacy and tranquility of eight wooded acres. Ardtara has also been selected as a “Fodor’s Choice” hotel, has Four Stars from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and is a member of the Ireland’s prestigious Blue Book hotel guide. ... more   less 
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