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Briers Country House

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   39 Middle Tollymore Road, Newcastle BT33 0JJ, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 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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Jersey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights while visiting Newcastle. The hotel was set in fields just a couple of miles from the town center. The hotel had a very nice, friendly feel to it and we got a warm welcome and showed to our room on arrival. The room was a good size, bed was comfortable with plenty of pillows.... More

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Westport, Ireland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband booked a night in the Briers at the last minute and we were so glad he did. Warm welcome, beautifully decorated room with a supremely comfortable bed and a pristine ensuite. Beautiful view of mountains from window and absolute peace and quiet all night. Breakfast was delicious - brilliant fresh fruit salad and amazing home made lemon marmalade.... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A rambling house on farmland outside the town was a quiet retreat from the thousands of tourists that visit Newcastle on a summer weekend. The rooms were a good size, some with baths and breakfast was comprehensive. The owner did some washing for us but charged £20!!!! Should have asked first.

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The good: clean, tranquil, relaxing atmosphere, very pleasant and helpful staff, generally nice rooms with a big bathroom, a great garden by the house. TV in room. I understand there are also 2 luxury rooms now available. The bad: The hot food was not the best, but the staff are extremely helpful and hardworking nonetheless. Apart from the cooked food,... More

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Burlington, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I spent a night at the Briers. This BB does not live up to the Trip Advisor reviews. As a frequent traveller and member of Trip Advisor we felt that this BB was average at best. I am sure the new owner, Maureen, is doing her best to update and make the guest house her own. She... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Maureen took over this business a few months ago and she is very active in changing things (new carpets were being fitted whilst we were there). A Pleasant and clean room with very satisfactory breakfasts. Location would suit walkers and those interested in visiting local attractions. Decent local restaurants need to be pre-booked as there are not many of them... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We stayed last year in The Briers and had a lovely experience and where excited to stay again this year. When I heard it was under new management I wad slightly nervous about booking but I can honestly say we had a lovely time. The 3 rooms we booked where 1st class and the food was excellent. Maureen is doing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Briers is located very close to town and has a beautiful view of the Mourne mtns. The rooms are very clean and nice. The breakfasts were excellent with french toast being my favorite. Maureen is the perfect hostess. She went out of her way to provide information about great area restaurants and activities. We hand washed our laundry our first... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Only realised after we checked in that The Briers had recently been taken over, this maybe accounted for the number of issues we found during our stay as the new owners are probably only starting to put their stamp on things. It was not the room we booked online, the tv was way too small, the shower head needed cleaned,... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
14 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Head scratcher why this is the top hotel in Newcastle as firstly it is a guest house, and secondly it definitely does not have any wow factor. Beds are comfy, rooms warm enough The host is convivial. The rooms provide the necessary function of comfort and cleansliness. Breakfast the next day adequate enough, but the down sides disappoint. The decor... More

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Address: 39 Middle Tollymore Road, Newcastle BT33 0JJ, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Newcastle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Briers Country House 3*
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