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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 #2 of 16 hotels in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bangor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The guesthouse is under new ownership - the owners only had it three weeks when we stayed so I've no doubt it will be refurbished. The rooms are clean and comfortable. New towels would be great as they're not the softest and a bigger flat screen tv as the room still had the old CRT portable tv. A few communal... More

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Just stayed 2 nights in the Briers Country House and the Hospitality was superb! The room was clean and spacious. The food was home cooked and of a high standard. The setting is stunning and charming.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The Briers B&B is a great spot to hit the Mournes from and get a great breakfast. Suzanne and her family are very welcoming and helpful, this is the second time I've stayed there and I'll definitely be back in the future. Walking distance from Tollymore Forest Park - I've gone for a walk both mornings that I've been at... More

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Just stayed our first of two nights at Briers. What a charming place. Our room is immaculate and has a stunning view of the mountains. Breakfast was hearty and delicious. The hospitality is wonderful. We've been in Ireland for 4 nights so far and last night was the best night of sleep we've had. We are looking forward to another... More

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Thank you so much Suzan for a really lovely stay - all our needs were perfectly met last weekend. A beautifully appointed warm and spacious room with an idyllic view of the Mournes to wake up to, ensuite bathroom was perfect - equipped with all we needed, hot water bottles in bed as an extra detail - amazing after a... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

we stayed with the briars with our small children for a couple of nights and found everything wonderful. The hospitality and food were particularly good. Excellent home cooked food and toys for the children to play with. Thank you.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Thank you Suzan and Bryan (not John) for your wonderful hospitality. Rooms are clean and homely and Suzan and Bryan are great hosts. There's great choices for breakfast and obviously the wonderful Full Irish....Yummmm. Highly recommend this little jewel. Peaceful, homely and very very comfortable. Thanks Suzan and Bryan Catch up with you soon. Carolyn and Phil Bissell

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Coleraine, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed at the Briers for the second time this year and LOVE it - Suzan makes us so welcome. Our bedroom was spacious and very comfortable, and Suzan took time to send up toys for the children. You can make tea or coffee in the cosy living room downstairs, and breakfast is amazing - the children have their own... 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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#3 Family Hotel in Newcastle #3 Romantic Hotel in Newcastle
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Nestled in the heart of South Down, our 18th Century Country House provides an excellent base at the foot of the Mourne Mountains whilst still being within easy reach of Newcastle and the many activities it has to offer. Just a 15 minute walk from the town, and less than an hour from the cities of Belfast, Newry and Lisburn, the Briers is in an ideal location for walkers, wedding guests and sight-seers alike. For the more adventurous, we offer a fantastic location to begin to explore the varied terrain around the area, with plenty of outdoor centres to help you on your way, whilst the luxurious seaweed baths and nearby seaside spas offer a less strenuous way to recharge your batteries. Combined with breath-taking views, spacious and comfortable rooms and ever-friendly service, it'll feel like a home from home in no time! ... more   less 
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