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Donard Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Main Street, Newcastle BT33 0AD, Northern Ireland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed overnight as we were attending a wedding in the sleive donard and couldn't get booked in there. The hotel was very dated and main areas very run down. The whole place did smell of chips. Having said that our room. Even though looking over the Main Street was quiet and very clean. Good supply of tea and coffee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here on the 17th 18th August with my partner and our 3 girls everyone was so accommodating and friendly from our early arrival at 1030 with the lady on reception taking our bags until our room was ready while we went and had breakfast down in town to the lady serving breakfast who went and sorted out black and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decking lovely town hotel, with country feel. The lad in reception was excellent. Nothing was a problem. We relaxed in Reception and read our books ( on iPad. Wifi spot on.) Downtown country radio Ulster was playing great Country and Western music. Plenty coming and goings. Full house. Very relaxing. Great job folks. Keep doing what ye are doing. It's... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very friendly and welcoming hotel, staff couldn’t do enough for us, especially the night porter. The rooms were spacious and very clean. The food was very well priced and delicious would 100% recommend to a friend worth a visit !! Irene & Marie Lisburn

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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Older style hotel with clean, spacious rooms. Well priced and great location. Staff are absolutely wonderful and could not do enough for you. Lovely Full Irish Breakfast available. Free wifi offered but my iPad and iPhone could not get a connection in the room.

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is classy and very comfortable! It is over 100 years old, has virtually every amenity you could imagine and had great rooms. The rooms were very comfortable, large and ours had a great view of the beach. Its location allowed for an easy walk to the downtown area of Newcastle. The staff were very helpful and accommodating. Finally,... More 

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family room perfect for our needs. Very spacious room allowing a toddler to blow off steam. Clean rooms friendly staff, reasonably priced rooms and food. Central location meant we could forget about the car. Wifi available for free which was very quick. Looking forward to our next stay.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We used to walk past the Donard for years. But once we visited the bar and the Tap Room we were sure to return many times. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The menu is exceptionally well-priced and the food is delicious. If you enjoy jazz music, there are are Sunday afternoon and weekend evening sessions. Definitely worth a visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The hotel is great, the staff are very helpful and can not do enough for you, I've never been to a place like it very clean and well looked after, food is outstanding very well priced, room was great just like home from home lovely furnishings the beds are like a cloud no noise at night and you can get... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Spacious rooms. Hotel is basic but clean and is keenly priced. Really nice staff. Irish breakfast sets you up for the day. Centrally located. Newcastle promenade 2 mins walk. No pressure on checkout time. Would visit again.

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