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Dobbins Inn Hotel

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6- 8 High Street, Carrickfergus BT38 7AF, Northern Ireland
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Dobbins Inn Hotel
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Carrickfergus
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Simon S Ickenham, 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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Derry, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Olhos de Agua, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chose Dobbins for a family lunch today and we were all impressed, there was a lot of choice on the menu, prices were very reasonable and staff pleasent, food arrived in generous portions and tasted lovely, would definitely return on any future visits to carrickfergus.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Why would you stay in some modern purpose built hotel when you can stay at Dobbins Inn, you can feel the history that it has. We enjoyed a two night stay choosing the room rumoured to be most haunted. After the lovely food and cold Guinness I slept so well nothing would have awakened me. Breakfast was excellent and set... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Went here for lunch and it was excellent. Lovely, friendly staff, good sensible food and all at very reasonable prices. Been here many times before and always great food (even better in the winter when the fire is roaring away) but would thoroughly recommend at any time. The menu also suggests they do some very good evening meal deals so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stayed here during a very sad time following the passing of my father in law the staff were amazing and so helpful we felt we were staying with friends and we so well looked after. Words cannot thank all the staff for their kindness and genuine sympathy. I would highly recommend both the hotel and the restaurant.

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