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11 The Strand, Portaferry BT22 1HG, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #3 of 6 Portaferry B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mansfield, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us arrived at Barholm having cycled through the rain from Belfast. The owner gave us a load of fluffy white towels and a tray with enough ingredients for at least 20 cups of tea/coffee. The room was basic but perfect for us. The beds were comfortable, the room warm and the shower nice and hot. The owner allowed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We hired restaurant and function rooms to hold family party. This is the second type we have booked restaurant for large family shindig. The first occasion we had family members staying over and they were amazed how clean and reasonably priced their stay was. We booked a buffet and B.Y.O the food was devious and the staff were absolutely brilliant.... More

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Krzysztof P, Owner at Barholm, responded to this review

Dear Teresa B. Thank you very much for your excellent review. We are delighted you and your Family had a great time in Barholm. Taking note it has been second time we hope to see you all again and we will be happy to serve you. Many thank again. Krzysztof & Marzena & Team More

Dundalk, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Great accomodation for short or longer break , lovely atmosphere , tasty food , relax so all what you need to have good rest. Place is situated in very atractive place with amazing view of Strangford , hills and sea :) Totally high recomended !!! Could not find different place when you would like to come back so often. Friendly... More

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Krzysztof P, Owner at Barholm, responded to this review

Dear Sylvia J. Many thanks for taking your time to write your review. Nothing makes us happier than good reviews; bad ones make us work harder to excel. We've delighted welcoming you again and there is hope we will see you and your Family many more times in the very near future. Kindest regards Krzysztof & Marzena & Team More

Dundalk, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Under a sky full of miracles in Northern Ireland is Portaferry and there Barholm. Wonderful place in a wondrous place. Friendly atmosphere, excellent service, clean, pleasant rooms, delicious meals that all adds up to priceless memories and an irresistible urge to return, even tomorrow :). Thanks a lot, see you soon, very soon :)

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Krzysztof P, Owner at Barholm, responded to this review

Dear Asisko. Thank you for your enthusiastic and outstanding review, We are happy you had a great time and enjoyed staying in Barholm. If we will be honored to welcome you you again, we do our best to deliver same quality and relaxed atmosphere. Thank you again. Krzysztof & Marzena & Team More

Killyleagh, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

stayed here sat 30th march for one night room was clean and basic well heated and large bathroom very friendly staff the breakfast next morning was superb plenty of it as well as the usual cold buffett spread the service was very quick efficient as others have said the view from the restaurant was super over looking the narrows will... More

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Krzysztof P, General Manager at Barholm, responded to this review

Dear clivebridges26. We really appreciate you taking your time to provide Tripadvisor followers with your review. We would like to thank you for visiting Barholm and giving us an opportunity to serve you. It is our hope we will see you again in Portaferry - weather is improving and it is always great atmosphere around. Thank you again. Marzena &... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Stayed here for one night in December. . Room had stunning views over the lough.Room we had was ensuite and had been recently re-decorated, so felt fresh and up-to-date. Barholm is near to all local amenities, with a number of pubs nearby - including The Slip, where we enjoyed a pub quiz and some great live music. The breakfast was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Had cause to stay in Portaferry for 2 nights on business. I picked Barholm becasue of their prices. Have to say Room was fine, had excelent seaview over Strangford Lough. Staff were friendly. Breakfast was good old fashioned fry, served quickly and tasted good. View from restaurant is to die for! Nightlife consisted of local pubs, plenty of craic and... More

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Arras, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We arrived to Portaferry late in the afternoon, being on our 8 days tour around Ireland. Barholm has been described in our guide ( 2009 French edition ) as a Youth hostel.We didn’t expect much, as you wouldn’t expect lot from the hostel. We entered the building and walked in the nice conservatory, which we believed was a restaurant; they... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Barholm was very good maintained and managed by lovely folks. Breakfast and diner were grand. Very comfortably, it was like being at home away from home. Beautyfull view. I highly recommend staying here

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Polish owned: 4 of us Arrived 7pm 22nd June to find the place closed and no other guests living there, called number and a Polish woman came after about 5 minutes. Not very friendly, gave us the keys and disappeared, that was that. Was a cold and rainy day but no heating was on in the Hotel, room was freezing... More

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Krzysztof P, General Manager at Barholm, responded to this review

Dear James S Thank you for your review and comments. We have in excess of 4500 guests stay with us each year from many countries. You may have noticed our "Visitor's Book", where most of our guests leave their comments and the feedback we get is over 96% positive. Unfortunately they are not using Trip Advisor to leave reviews at... More

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Address: 11 The Strand, Portaferry BT22 1HG, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Portaferry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Barholm Portaferry, Northern Ireland

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Situated on the banks of Strangford Lough, Barholm is a tastefully restored Victorian house occupying an outstanding location on Portaferry’s shore front.We offer accommodation for up to 50 people with a mixture of Single, Double, Family or Group rooms. Reduced rates are available for group bookings.Our restaurant offers a wide choice of quality fresh food with undoubtedly one of the best views in Northern Ireland, over Strangford Lough.Conference facilities are available, suitable for seminars, workshops and functions. Full catering service is available. ... more   less 
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