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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Bertsprouler Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been going here for 25 years maybe not just as regular now as in the past , we were there on Saturday night and it prompted me to write this as sometimes we take for granted the good things nearby , Well the food here is second to none never had reason to complain the... More 

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Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just across the road from Carrickfergus Castle. Very historic Inn with lots of history. Inglenook fireplace, underground passage to Castle, and resident ghost! Maud Great atmosphere, lots of locals and visitors, pub food served from a decent breakfast, to pub lunches and dinners. Gets a great reputation for reasonable Sunday lunch.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved staying here. Staff were friendly and professional. Bedroom was clean and comfortable. The location is superb - right across from the Castle so even if the weather lets you down you can go across and step back in time. Special mention for the lady who does breakfast - she was just great! Would certainly stay here again.

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 June 16, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

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 June 5, 2015

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 May 30, 2015

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 

Ickenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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