We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 4 Bangor hotels

The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro

10 - 12 Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5EY, Northern Ireland
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro to your Saves list
The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
72%
Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Bangor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Ian H Bangor, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
  • Reviews (172)
  • Photos (28)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A (1)
  • Room tips (34)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

172 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    80
    43
    22
    16
    11
See reviews for
27
66
6
11
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (34)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Bangor, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited Salty Dog with grand daughter and son home for flying visit. Having dined here when named the Sands years ago when kids were young the immediate impression was very cheering. Table was ready in short while and the food was excellent and enjoyed by our family. Coco, 4 years old ate all her sausages and gravy. Quite expensive but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Belfast, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I popped in for lunch last week. We were able to change the menu, making a main dinner into a lunch size for half the price. (The main portions are huge and def value for money.) We both ordered the goats cheese linguine, it was like grown up mac and cheese (one of our favs!). The keen... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This rustic seaside hotel has a certain amount of old fashioned charm with a modern twist and being sea fronting it is in a great location. It was a shame that our room faced away from the seafront as it was disappointing to face the walls of the rear of the property but as this was a Bank holiday weekend... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northern Ireland
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Salty Dog numerous times on business and had some fantastic meals, unfortunately our recent visit was spoilt due to poor quality (rib-eye) steak, which was as tough as old boots. On other occasions our rib-eye was perfect, so something needs to be done to rectify this as fast? Three rib-eye steaks ordered to be cooked three different ways... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited The Salty Dog last weekend (26th July) with my boyfriend and his family for a goodbye dinner and it was absolutely fantastic! I really love this place, the atmosphere is brilliant from the moment you walk in. The staff are really friendly and service is both prompt and professional. The food is exceptional - every one of us... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
london
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
22 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here recently on a business trip and to be honest it's a bit of a weird backwater where old locals walk their dogs and visiting families on holiday wander about looking for things to do amongst the empty chicken boxes and other discarded rubbish along the costal concrete paths (some of which was very unsavoury indeed, a clear... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Belfast
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
18 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was recommended by friend - and he knows he food ! Called in for lunch yesterday and certainly wasn't disappointed. Given a table at the window, overlooking the boats. The menu arrived quickly and the specials explained. We settled for fish pie, fish & chips and creamy chicken pasta from the kids menu (not the usual boring processed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For dog owners and others this venue is a must! The staff were lovely and extremely friendly, the food was amazing-the best food i have experienced in bangor, and on such lovely seats outside! We are dog owners and did not have our dogs today. We watched as three different waitors/waitress not only brought a common patrons dog water, but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this place last week and was impressed although service was slow. It is nicely designed and set beautifully beside the water. The sun set is amazing. Enjoyed it so much decided to return with a few friends. This time I was very let down with the service. The young waitress who served us came straight over to take our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Galgorm
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in today for lunch and was really impressed by the welcome from the staff for both two and four legged friends. Great food, excellent variety, and beautifully presented. Looking forward to the next time

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro

Address: 10 - 12 Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5EY, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Bangor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Salty Dog Hotel And Bistro
The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro Bangor, Northern Ireland

28 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (23)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Other (11)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (3)

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An old Victorian townhouse that’s been beautifully transformed into a stunning boutique hotel overlooking Bangor’s Marina and the Irish Sea. A perfect retreat from everyday hustle and bustle. Friendly staff, gorgeous rooms and great food will make your stay a memorable one. Committed to fine local produce, our highly skilled, award winning chefs, offer a real alternative to Belfast’s restaurants. Whether you’re visiting North Down’s attractions or want a memorable Bangor night out – The Salty Dog offers accessible, nostalgic food in a relaxed setting. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
15

Questions & Answers

Here’s what questions travelers have asked, with answers from representatives of The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro and other travelers.
1 question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer