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Merchant's House

16 Queen St, Derry BT48 7DB, Northern Ireland
Merchant's House
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this B&B based on very good review by Rick Steves. It was not as we expected. Noisy location if your room is on the street side as ours was. No parking provided by the B&B. Street parking only and not on the street on which the B&B is located. Rooms were OK but very dated. Ensure bathroom was... More 

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Bolton, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have spent 4 wonderful days at The Merchants House in Derry and will be sad to go home tomorrow. The house itself is beautiful - spotlessly clean and warm, friendly and welcoming staff. A plentiful breakfast awaits you each morning around a communal dining table between 8.00am and 9.30am with freshly prepared delicious food. As a family of 5... More 

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Dublin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old World elegance with charming owners, Peter and Joan! Felt like we were back in the late 1800's staying in this beautiful home. Ground floor has a stunning dining room where we had delicious breakfast for our 2 night stay. Guests are served at a large communal table which made for lovely conversations. Second floor has an amazing drawing room... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house is quite beautiful and nicely maintained. The dining and sitting rooms are lovely. They have wonderful high ceilings and trim. They are very comfortable and homey, with lots of European art and other decorations. The location is very convenient, all of the main sights are within easy walking distance.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Wonderfully decorated rooms that make you feel like you're staying in a family home. Very clean. Definitely the best breakfast that we had in all of the B and Bs we stayed in while in Ireland. They had muesli, fruit salad and yogurt, brown bread, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage. It's a good location, only 5 minutes walk to the... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Peter and Joan Pyle came back to Derry after travelling around South America in the Seventies and decided to turn the mid-19th Century Saddler's House into a B&B which was much better than the anodyne hotels everywhere. They succeeded that with the even more grand Merchant's House, and both are inspired and empathetic restorations of great old houses, with happy... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a bed and breakfast in a 1865 year old building and all the rooms looked nice. The owners answered all our questions and were very accomodating. Breakfast was very good and we met some very nice guest while there. Very close walk to several restaurants and the "Walled City" and other interesting sites Well worth the stay

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A very good B&B in a great spot. You're less than ten minutes on foot from the walled city and close to restaurants. Breakfast is very good. The building has a weird layout and we had to walk outside together to the the breakfast room. Also, parking can be a pain. But highly recommended overall.

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Bala, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Merchant's owner and staff were most helpful with my husband who has a walking disability they went out of their way to help him keep his independence They even fixed an extra grab rail in the shower. It was so nice to experience such a charming old Georgian house and with all original features. Yes, there are a lot of... More 

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Rhuddlan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Emyr Thomas from Crymych South Wales has given an incorrect review - he might be an organiser from South Wales but he did nothing to help me to chose the Merchant House + Saddlers House. He never visited the Merchants - I doubt if he knew where the Merchants is. During the two years I have arranged people to stay... More 

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