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“Great Steaks and only 20 minutes from the airport” 4 of 5 stars
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Marine Court Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   18-20 Quay Street, Bangor BT20 5ED, Northern Ireland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Bangor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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30 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great Steaks and only 20 minutes from the airport”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

This is the second time that I have stayed at this popular hotel. Evening meals are excellent and portions are large. The Irish steaks are great. A colleague of mine only stays there for the fillet steaks! The hotel overlooks the marina and the rooms at the rear overlook rooftops of the town. Both times I have had a very large room and the value is excellent. If it is not raining, the views from Bangor over the Lough are worth the visit as are the traditional Ulster Fry breakfasts. In the summer, the fairground in the car park opposite can be noisy but is all part of the summer seaside scene. It does get full and I would also recommend the Salty Dog which is just along the road and also overlooks the sea.

Room Tip: Try for a room overlooking the harbour. Some rear views are not great but are excellent value. All r...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bren428, General Manager at Marine Court Hotel, responded to this review, June 11, 2012
Thank you Cashalot, for leaving your inspirational feedback on Trip, as a carnivore your comments with regard to our beef are very welcome. I note that this is your second visit to our hotel and once again you have experienced our unique hospitality. Its impressive testimony that your friend makes the pilgrimage to avail of our 14oz Fillet steaks.
The hotel has the terrific combination of quality and value in the times of austerity is hard to beat. The fairground adds the true holiday ambience to the Marina and the surrounding areas. Our colleagues at the Salty Dog will also appreciate the mention.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Visited this week with my inlaws who were visiting from Londonderry and we had a fantastic meal. Service was exceptional and we all thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The food was delicious and beautifully presented and the portions very generous. The kids burger was enormous and I had to help K finish hers....which given it was one of the best burgers Ive tasted wasnt exactly an ordeal!

My daughter (8) decided there were not enough pictures on the walls (and completed a comment card accordingly) but apart from this everything was as good as it gets.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bren428, General Manager at Marine Court Hotel, responded to this review, June 15, 2012
Thanks Stephen M, for taking the time to record your helpful feedback. It is great to hear that your visit to Nelsons' to avail of our new menu was well received by all the family. Its also encouraging to learn of the positive experience.

Rest assured we have taken 'K' comments on board re the pictures.
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Stayed here on a GrabOne deal (which included a lovely bottle of red wine) and was absolutely delighted.

The room was a decent size with a comfortable bed and the 'little extras' which mean a lot (nice individual toiletries and a tea tray with a great selection of teas and coffees and some biscuits) were there.

There was a choice of bath or shower and unlike so many hotels the radiator could be adjusted at any time day or night to get the temperature of the room the way you wanted it.

It was a Monday night so there were no functions on, though there was some disco music coming from somewhere nearby - it stopped before 1am. so it wasn't a problem.

Breakfast in the restaurant was excellent - plenty of choice, including a 'fry' served to the table by wonderfully attentive waiters.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bren428, General Manager at Marine Court Hotel, responded to this review, May 29, 2012
Thank you Kabiven, for posting your 'Brillant' review to avail of the recent 'Grab One' promotion. Here at the hotel we are striving to make our accommodation provision more personalised, hence the improved toiletries and quality confections. The thermostatic controls on the radiators means you can adjust the temperature to your liking.
As with previous reviewers our breakfast offering is highlighted for its quality and choice. We are also delighted to have just been recently awarded our 'Certificate of Excellence' from Trip Advisor. Look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel.
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Great hotel for business , excellent food , gym staff etc

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bren428, General Manager at Marine Court Hotel, responded to this review, May 29, 2012
Thank you john d, for taking the time to post your business trip review. Its encouraging to learn that you enjoyed your short stay and availed of our leisure facilities and found our attendants to be helpful and responsive. Your comments in relation to the dining experience have been passed on to the kitchen team.
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Had a great time in this hotel. Must say that the food was wonderful and the room we stayed in was enormous. We were lucky to be at the front with a great view off the marina.
They had great live music and then a diso afterwards. The staff were delightful especially reception and bar. All in all a great stay can't wait to return

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  • Stayed September 2011, 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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bren428, General Manager at Marine Court Hotel, responded to this review, May 29, 2012
Thank you Trudy89, for taking the time to post your review. Its great to learn that you experienced most of the facilities here at the hotel. The vista from our seaview rooms is indeed hard to beat. It is inspiring as a Manager to know that you where treated at all times with courtesy from our front of house team here at the hotel. Rest assured your comments have been passed on to all concerned.
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Moira, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

had a groupon deal for a one night stay for 2 wiht wine and full breakfast we also had a 4 course meal the staff were friendly and told you all you needed to know about times of meals a nd room and gym we were on 4th floor the room was lovely and very clean and the bed was so comfey i did not want to get out of it a bottle of white wine was in our room which was part of the groupon deal the only thing was the sirloin steak which my hubby could not eat as it was so tough but when he told staff they changed it and he had the pork which was very nice all in we had a very gd time and will go back again

  • Stayed May 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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bren428, General Manager at Marine Court Hotel, responded to this review, May 23, 2012
Thank you Ingrid349 for posting your recent review and highlighting the positive feedback from your short visit to the hotel to avail of the Groupon promotion. Your comments have been passed on to our housekeeping department.
We are sorry that tthe dining experience was disappointing rest assured we will be endeavouring to source better quality beef. We do hope this will not deter you from future visits to our hotel.
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

My DH and I had a meal out at the Marine Court a couple of weeks ago. It was Friday evening and we didnt book, but were able to get a table very quickly, there wasnt that many other diners at the time. The service was excellent, the young man who served us was probably one of the best waiters we have ever had, and I keep saying to my husband I really should email his boss to tell them what an asset to the restaurant he is..honestly a great young man. In fairness, all the staff were really welcoming,friendly and warm. The table we had was beside the windows at the front of the hotel and it was a lovely view. The food was average, I had a trio of fish and it was ok, cant say anything bad about it, but wouldnt say it was delicious either. My husband had a beef strips dish in a sauce, and same thing again, just ok. Ordered a bottle of house wine and was lovely. Had a dessert between us as we can never finish one each, toffee sponge dish with ice-cream, nothing special again, just average. 2 meals with one dessert, bottle of wine and a couple of beers, £70 approx, which I guess is average. Wouldnt go back as its all about the food at the end of the day, but service was probably the best we have ever had

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bren428, General Manager at Marine Court Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2012
Dear Caitlin01028,
On behalf of the team here at the Marine Court may we express our appreciation for taking the time to post your review. Your comments in relation to our servers is gratifying and have been passed on to all concerned. Our team in Nelsons' work hard to consistently deliver on their natural hospitality and as you can see previous reviewers echo your feedback.
It is disappointing to learn that the food did not match the service standard we have spoken with our Head Chef and he wishes to be associated with my apologies. I do hope you will afford us a further opportunity to remedy the regrettable dining experience.
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Address: 18-20 Quay Street, Bangor BT20 5ED, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Bangor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Bangor
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Hotel Class:3 star — Marine Court Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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