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Dobbins Inn Hotel

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6- 8 High Street, Carrickfergus BT38 7AF, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Carrickfergus
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is a step back in time. The building was contemporary with Carrickfergus Castle, and even has a (concealed) tunnel to the Castle. It also has a visible priest hole in the lobby. The food in the bar / restaurant was recommended by staff in the Tourist Information office, and proved to be very good for both dinner and... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely love staying at this hotel. The staff are warm, welcoming and really make you feel at home, the hotel has a lot history and character, not to mention clean and tidy. It is well placed in the centre of Carrickfergus and is a great place to take a family, with a castle and a big playground literally across... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed three nights in early May so we were close to Belfast and Ballymena to explore family connections. It was easy to find and in a great location. Room was one flight up so fairly easy to bring up our bags. Bed was comfortable and room was a good size. Breakfast each day was good and food in bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently enjoyed a night at The Dobbins Inn Hotel. It is a wonderful old inn with a lot of character (and history, it dates back to the 12th century). Although we did not experience any ghostly events in our room (much to the children's disappointment) we were very impressed with our clean, comfortable room and the friendliness of the... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely disgusted with staff members at Dobbins Inn! my sister and her friend stayed last night with their two children both under 6 years old. Due to another person staying in the room they booked that night (they were willing to pay for that person in the morning) staff members confronted them at breakfast demanding they pay right away. The... More 

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OwnerDobbins, Manager at Dobbins Inn Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I welcome the opportunity to respond on this occasion. Mrs Fisher checked in with me on Friday afternoon. The booking was for 1 adult and 2 children, however there were two children, 2 adults and a teenager in the party. I queried this-Mrs Fisher stated that one of the party was staying elsewhere and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I stayed in room 8. Right above the bed is a hatch into the loft. As I was falling asleep I noticed a glow coming in from around the edges... The loft light was on. Or was it something else? Dobbins has a ghost you see. And I guess it was the ghost's glow I saw in the attic... Apart... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Called in for lunch good as allways overheard chefs having a bit of a laugh in kitchen talking in 60s New York gangster style. All I can say is I will soytenly be back. Love to see good working moral. Would recommend the torkey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I think in 30 years of going to this Family Run Hotel / Bar / Restaurant I have yet to have a bad experience with this place The Staff are always friendly and welcoming and do their best even when they are hard pressed on a VERY busy night they smile and get on with their job Just remember VERY... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Friends and I visited here on bank holiday Monday so they where fairly busy but nothing was too much trouble for them not a bad word to say seated quickly orders taken when we where ready drinks ordered and asked if we wanted anything further we added to the meal some extra sides and everything come out at once no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Very nice decorum, old and classic pub. Price was quite affordable give the establisent. Staff was friendly and welcoming. Burger to be recommended. Beer always good. Would recommend for a stop to grab a bite with a nice pint.

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