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33 High Street, Killyleagh BT30 9QF, Northern Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Killyleagh
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“A five star B & B!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

My husband and I separately researched B & B's in Co Down and both came up with this one! We were very warmly welcomed and delighted with our room (four poster at front of building). Spacious, immaculate bedroom and lovely bathroom (although could have done with extra heating). We felt very comfortable and relaxed and if we had had more time we would have used the guest lounge as it was very welcoming. Loved the breakfast room and Irish breakfast was superb (we are experts!). Leontine was lovely & interesting to talk to and is a shining example of how to run a first class B & B - I'm not surprised that people return again, again & again. I would like to think that we will come back on one of our future trips to N Ireland.
PS Our stay was in December and we were disappointed that the adjoining pub stopped serving food at 9.15 and the only other option was 'take away' chinese! Delightful craft/gift shop - Kingfisher - at top of street is well worth a visit.

Room Tip: We loved our room with four poster bed - at front of hotel, but no street noise. Plenty of space and...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rathnew, Owner at Dufferin Coaching Inn, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Hi what a lovely example of the saying "great minds think alike" and how fortunate for me that you chose to stay at the Dufferin Coaching Inn. Thank you for taking the time to post such a fabulous review. Sorry the heating was not completely effective will look into it. So glad that you enjoyed your Irish breakfast it's a great way to start the day. Do come back and see us again.
All best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2013
Leontine
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here as part of a wedding party. We had a lovely stay-the breakfast was sumptuous and plentiful, the electric blankets were switched on to warm up the bed in anticipation of our arrival home from the cold nights outside...the one downside is that we were unabke to check in before 4pm.However, you feel the benefit of that on the flipside when it's your turn to check out and there's no rush to get away.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rathnew, Owner at Dufferin Coaching Inn, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Hi so sorry it's taken me so long to responds to your lovely review. thank you for taking theme to post it. I was delighted to read that you had enjoyed your stay at the Dufferin Coaching Inn.
All best wishes for a very happy 2013
Leonine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

This is such a lovely location,,it is the old ulster bank building..Leontine..the lady who owns and runs the place has done an amazing job..The room that we stayed in was to say in the least fitted out to a very very high standard...The four poster bed was one of the most comfortable beds i have ever slept in and Linda really enjoyed relaxing in the whirlpool bath..... The main sitting room is a lovely place to sit and chill... Leontine goes that extra little bit to make you feel so welcome and her breakfasts are absolutely delicious. Friendly,pleasant infectiously cheerful and extremely helpful are a few words i would use to describe the lovely Leontine..Both Linda and myself would highly recommend the DUFFERIN COACHING INN to anyone who would be thinking of staying in the Killyleagh area and we will definately be returning in the future

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rathnew, Owner at Dufferin Coaching Inn, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Hi Robin and Linda.
Thank you for your wonderful review and thank you for deciding to stay at the Dufferin Coaching Inn. It is very easy to be pleasant and well coming to two such lovely guests. So glad that you enjoyed your breakfasts and the whirlpool bath.
Come and see us again soon.
All best wishes
Leontine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Our second visit here and we were not disappointed. It's difficult to separate the Coaching Inn from the pub next door. Leontine provides bed and breakfast with old fashioned style and a sure touch. Elegant and understated surroundings, great breakfasts, friendly advice and genuine understanding of, and concern for, guest's needs - without the slightest hint of a grovel.
The Dufferin Arms next door provides the chance to abandon the car for the evening and dive in. Like a box of chocolates you never know what you are going to get, who you are likely to meet or what you'll end up talking about. It'll be fun though if you go with the flow. The food is honest pub fare served by friendly folks and there's plenty of it. On the second evening of our stay a local group were practising for a concert, it was like listening to angels and cost nothing. I think Killyleagh is that kind of place. What more would you want?

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rathnew, Owner at Dufferin Coaching Inn, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Hi HelensburghGorb
I really must say sorry for taking so long to respond to your very complimentary review. Breakfast Killyleagh style is the only way to start the day ! Quite agree with your comments about the Dufferin Arms next door.
All best wishes for 2013 and do come back and see us again soon
Leontine
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We have recently toured Northern Ireland and can honestly say that, in our opinion, this was the best place we stayed in.

Leontine is the perfect host making sure everything is to your liking but without intruding in any shape or form.

Our bedroom was fine in all aspects with heating available when required.

The pub next door serves good pub food and we enjoyed a marvellous evening there when local folk singers and guitarists came together.

Recommended without any reservations whatsoever.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rathnew, Owner at Dufferin Coaching Inn, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Hi Simply the Best wow what a lovely review. Sorry for the delay in responding to your review and thank you for taking the time to write it.
All best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Had a really nice weekend here. Rooms very nice. Breakfast great. Really nice sitting room to sit in and chat after the busy pub next door with a big roaring fire. We brought our own bottle of wine for a night cap there. The pub next door has a restaurant downstairs and the food was excellent there too. Lovely village and really enjoyed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rathnew, Owner at Dufferin Coaching Inn, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Hi I really must apologise for my tardy response to your lovely review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Dufferin Coaching inn and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the sitting room.
All best wishes for a very happy 2013
Leontine
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

A group of 13 ladies on a two day golf trip stayed with Leontine Haines in The Dufferin Coaching Inn. There was a lovely roaring fire in the "common room" which was a treat. We had a great two nights- sharing sleeping- and breakfast was good. The service was extremely friendly and really good value. Great spot for a golfing/walking/relaxing weekend. We all really enjoyed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rathnew, Owner at Dufferin Coaching Inn, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Hi Keithcairns
Delighted that you took the time to post such a lovely review about your stay at the Dufferin Coaching Inn. Hope to welcome you ladies back again for some more golf and craic
All best wishes
Leontine
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Address: 33 High Street, Killyleagh BT30 9QF, Northern Ireland
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Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Killyleagh
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Killyleagh
Number of rooms: 6
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Dufferin Coaching Hotel Killyleagh
Dufferin Coaching Inn Killyleagh, Northern Ireland

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