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Donard Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Main Street, Newcastle BT33 0AD, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #6 of 16 hotels in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Louise F Belfast, United Kingdom
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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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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to eat in restaurant and were not disappointed. The staff were so friendly and very helpful particularly as we had 3 young children. The restaurant was quiet but was a monday evening. Food however was lovely and fresh. Well worth the walk to the top of the town.

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Fredericksburg, Va
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121 reviews 121 reviews
47 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you do stay here, ask for room 201. It's the room directly under the clock in the picture. Very large, with stunning views of the Mountains of Mourne. The hotel itself is over 100 years old and is starting to show some wear, but no matter, the friendly staff and great location more than make up for it. Definitely... More

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed here last weekend, and it was a lovely hotel. Hotel is in a great location with limited free parking (which is understandable considering the good location). It's just a few minutes walk down the road to the main attractions in the town and was a good base for us to stay while we attended a... More

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Antrim, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We called into the Donard Hotel to have some lunch, after looking at the menu we placed our order. We were the only diners in the dining room that. I noticed shortly after placing our order a member of staff came in carrying 2 loaves and 2 tins of tuna? 2 of us had ordered soup and tuna sandwiches and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I had my reservations going to this 3 star hotel but need not have worried as this was a great experience from start to finish. We only stayed one night but wished we were staying longer. From the moment we entered the hotel, Paula on reception could not have been more welcoming. Showed us where to park our car for... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Our recent stay at this hotel was definitely a good one. Excellent location and very warm hospitality from the staff and management. The breakfast was the best that we had on a ten day trip and Pat goes out of his way to make you feel welcome. For us that included him providing transport for two golfers to Royal County... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Another fantastic stay at the Donard Hotel, Pat I just want to say congratulations on having the most excellent attentive staff who could not be anymore helpful. I will look forward to returning again very soon.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

stayed here overnight as friends were getting married in the Slieve. Didn't spend a lot of time in the hotel but found it a decent place for nights sleep. I wouldn't say much more than that, its 3 start and could do with a complete refresh as it is definitely looking outdated. That being said, sleep quality was good, once... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Went here with my folks and my kids for the weekend. This is a beautiful hotel in a gorgeous village - the scenery us breathtaking. Our room in the hotel was large and spacious - if a little warm; the swimming pool is to die for - it's spotless, with amazing views over the bay-we spent a serious amount of... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

25 of us stayed at the Donard at the weekend and we had an absolutely brillant time. None of the Group had previously stayed there and we were unsure what to expect. We found the price very attractive. The rooms were very spacious and clean and the staff were most helpful. All of our meals which included breakfast, lunch and... More

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Address: Main Street, Newcastle BT33 0AD, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Newcastle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Donard Hotel 3*
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