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.

Laurel Villa

Certificate of Excellence
60 Church Street | Northern Ireland, Magherafelt BT45 6AW, Northern Ireland
Laurel Villa
Write a Review

210 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    199
    11
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
47
67
24
25
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (35)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (210)
  • Mar-May only
    (60)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (77)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (46)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (27)
All months
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would give this hotel a higher rating if I could. A very warm welcome from Geradine and Eugene to us and the rest of the guests attending our sons wedding. A very lovely comfortable hotel with great breakfast, and yes Geradines baking is to die for. Thank you for a wonderful stay and can't wait to return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Inverness, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We received a very warm welcome from Gerardine and Eugene when we arrived at Laurel Villa . The room was very comfortable and showers lovely and hot . I can honestly say it was one of the nicest breakfasts I have ever had with everything clearly homemade . Gerardine,s baking is to die for and the presentation was fantastic .... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here for a school reunion. Eugene and Gerardine are helpful, friendly and so entertaining. The guesthouse is quirky and fun with warm rooms, comfortable beds and hot showers! I loved the Louis McNiece room and if you are a Seamus Heaney fan you will adore the dining room and want to book one of Eugene's tours to learn... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Magherafelt, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although I am from Magherafelt itself I have never been to Laurel Villa but as someone else described, it really is a hidden gem! We took my mum for afternoon tea for her birthday, and we will most definitely be back. The house itself is so beautiful and quaint, so many lovely pieces of furniture and antiques. There is obviously... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
co antrim
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked Laurel Grove as a venue for a day long business meeting. The facilities were unique and quite simply exceptional. Who could fail to be inspired by the surroundings, by the poetry of Heaney on the walls and the collectibles that reflect such exquisite taste. Superb coffee and scones mid morning and the best sandwiches I have tasted at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Like many locals, I have driven past Laurel Villa on many occasions but was unaware of the culinary and interior delights that lay behind its ivy walls. We used Laurel Villa as the venue for my mum’s surprise 60th afternoon tea. Gerardine was extremely accommodating as a host, especially as we wanted the afternoon tea to be a surprise event.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Eugene has created an exceptional experience with his Seamus Heaney tour. If you are in the area, do it. Hugely informative, deeply emotional and totally inspirational. One of the best tours I have ever done.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We are Canadians who revere the poetry of Seamus Heaney to the point of near obsession. Thus, our journey to Magherafelt and Laurel Villa -- set in the heart of Heaney Country -- was, for us, something like a pilgrimage. Based on other positive reviews, we expected the villa to be a delight in every way (and, indeed, it was).... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Westerham, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

So many lovely touches wherever you look. Lovely comfy bed, slept like a log, Geraldine and Eugene have such interesting background, are very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and go the extra mile for their guests, nothing is too much trouble. As a woman travelling alone, I felt part of the family and very safe indeed. I must return when... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is, without a doubt, the best afternoon tea you will get anywhere!! We have been lucky enough to visit twice and on both occasions others in our party declared it so much better than anywhere else we have ever been before. The afternoon tea is served in gorgeous china cups and saucers. The sandwiches are varied and plentiful, the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

61 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (31)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (16)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (30)
Viewed
Room/suite (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (13)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities