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The Saddlers House and the Old Rectory

36 Great James St, Derry BT48 7DB, Northern Ireland
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The Saddlers House and the Old Rectory
Ranked #19 of 42 Derry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

When one looks at review scores, one must also qualify the writer. If someone is used to staying at Motel 6 or hostels, their awarding a 4 or 5 star rating means a whole lot different than someone else who is used to staying at a mid-level or full service hotel and awarding the same 4 or 5 stars. I... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Yes, the rooms and bathrooms are small, but they are clean and cozy. I really enjoyed our 2-night stay here. Peter and Joan are sweet and gave some great recommendations. Easy walk to the murals, Peadar O'Donnel's, the Foyle. We also had the pleasure to dine one morning at their other location, the Merchant's House, just 2 blocks away. Met... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Would definitely recommend staying here. Peter and Joan are very friendly and helpful, recommending restaurants and attractions nearby and giving us a map to help. The house is very central but away from the noise of the city centre. Although the room and ensuite were small they were perfectly adequate.We also found Derry a very interesting and friendly city. Would... More

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Schwerte, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

On a short roundtrip through Northern Ireland my mom and I stayed at the Saddlers House. We enjoyed our time there a lot. Joan and Peter were soft-hearted, really friendly and helpful. Joan's homemade soda bread and the marmelades were extremly delicious! But also all the rest of the breakfast was perfect. The location was very central but still quiet... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Joan and Peter gave us a great welcome and offered any help we wanted. The Saddler's House is in an excellent position - just a short walk from the city wall and the centre of town. The river - The Foyle - and the Bogside murals are also within ten minutes walk. The Saddler's House is a characterful old town... More

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Northern Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Can't understand the negative comments by other reviewers - not only did we love the place, but so did the other guests we met at breakfast, including two well-travelled Canadians. It is quirky and unstandardized, so perhaps wouldn't suit someone who preferred a chain hotel, but it has huge advantages. The location is excellent and within easy walking distance of... More

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NH
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Pluses...This was a convenient location near city center and Peter was a friendly and helpful host. They served a great breakfast, and there was free parking on street if available. Minuses...The room and bathroom were VERY small and there was no hairdryer. I realize the B and B's in this area are mostly older buildings, but I was glad we... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I booked 3 rooms for American friends and myself for 2 nights and compared to all other places we stayed around Ireland, it did not come up to expectation. It is well situated but the rooms are very small, I was glad I was in my room on my own. The carpet looked as if it hadn't been hoovered for... More

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minneapolis
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115 reviews 115 reviews
70 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Been traveling thru Ireland for over 15 days. I've been in some wonderful b&b. I realize these are old buildings and rooms can be small. This room was incredibly small. Bath is size of a broom closet. Owners didn't understand what I was speaking. Not a good stop. Keep looking and find another spot.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This B&B is located on the edge of the Bogside which was an ideal location with an easy walk into the centre. Parking was free across the road and the owners were very friendly and helpful. It was unfortunate the weather was so cold, but there wasn't anything they could do about that.

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Also Known As:
The Saddlers House And The Old Rectory Hotel
The Saddlers House And The Old Rectory Hotel Derry
The Saddlers House And The Old Rectory Derry, Northern Ireland
Address: 36 Great James St, Derry BT48 7DB, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Derry
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Ranked #19 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Derry
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