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“A wonderful stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   75 Belfast Road, Carrickfergus BT38 8PH, Northern Ireland   |  
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Carrickfergus
Lincolnshire England
1 review
“A wonderful stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

Stayed at the Clarion Carrickfergus for two nights to attend a family wedding in Belfast
The Hotel is clean and well placed for exploring the Town
Very good staff always polite and helpful
The room we stayed in was clean and tidy and got a good nights sleep
Breakfast very good and in a relaxed surroundings
we would stay again and hope to do so soon

Mr & Mrs Brumby. Lincolnshire England

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Whitehead
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

Used the Clarion for daughter's wedding reception on 26/05/2011, first class service, food, and surroundings, particularly helpful were Lily and David. A great day enjoyed by all the guests. A large number of guests stayed in the hotel, rooms spotlessly clean, comfortable, bright and airy, breakfast in the morning was very good.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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We are delighted that you enjoyed your Big Day here at the Clarion, and your kind words will be passed on to the staff concerned.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

We stayed at the Clarion on points. I feared that because we didn't pay cash that we might be treated differently. WRONG! It was perfect. Once I made my reservation I received a confirmation from the GM. I emailed back asking for an early check-in as we'd be flying into Dublin and driving to the hotel arriving very tired around noon. I felt that a 2 hour nap would allow us to salvage the day, see local sights and go to bed on local time. No Problem. I got an email from Stephen Perry assuring me that they would do their best to accomodate us. Stephen also gave me advice on the itinerary I had shared with him. Once we arrived we were allowed to check in early to an excellent room with a hair dryer for my wife and a tea-coffee maker for me. We got a 3:00 wake-up call and when we passed through the lobby we were given brochures on local attractions by the desk clerk Jillian who was very gracious and helpful. We also met Stephen who suggested that we not miss the Carrickfergus Castle. Excellent advice, stay at the Clarion, see the Castle and take the Coastal Causeway Route. You'll not regret any of it.

Next time we'll stay at the Clarion when we daytrip Belfast and Larne as well.

  • Stayed April 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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CPBelfast, Manager at Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus, responded to this review, June 14, 2011
Many thanks for your kind words- we do try and offer a level of personal service to our guests which exceeds their expectations, and we are very glad that you appreciated it. We would be delighted to welcome you back here to explore Northern Ireland further.
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

Stopped here for a night on the way back from Donegal. Rooms very comfortable and clean with a good bathroom. Beds very comfortable and we all slept well.
Food in the dining room was very enjoyable and they have a great dinner, bed and breakfast rate. We will certainly stay again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for your review of the Clarion Hotel - we do pride ourselves on our very comfortable beds! We appreciate your feedback and hope that you do visit us again.
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Holywood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

We stayed here in march under a special groupon deal which allowed us an overnight stay with evening meal for £60. Hoping for a nice romantic night away we were warmly welcomed in a clean and tidy reception. Unfortunately our room was not so plush with 80s paintings on the wall, missing knobs on furniture, chips out of the wall and marks on the Walls. Credit though as bed was comfy and bathroom bright and clean. When we went down for dinner we had a great table with a glass of champagne. The combo platter was very roadside dinner like, my main of mushroom tagliatelle came with a skin on it and the baileys cheesecake was delicious. During dinner evening entertainment started which was very loud resulting in us taking our drinks upstairs. During the night I was up and down to the bathroom. My fiancé was fine having eaten a different main. We couldn't wait to get out the next morning and didn't even linger for breakfast. Not memorable for any of the right reasons.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

Thank you to all the staff, to David Archer in particular - very professional in looking after and catering for us. First class in every way - accomodation, food and service. Had a FABULOUS party and would not hesitate in recommending it 101% Another big thank you from May and Rodney Spence and Family

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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CPBelfast, Manager at Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus, responded to this review, May 11, 2011
Thank you for your review- we are delighted that you enjoyed your evening and look forward to welcoming you back to the Clarion soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

Attended a family wedding over the easter weekend. 3 night stay staying in a family room. The whole weekend seemed to be very up and down with every positive counter acted with a negative making it a very average stay. Upon checking in hotel displays a very grand entrance and staff very pleasant and helpful (positive) and we booked a table (was staying with my mum) for dinner in the hotel restaurant. Unfortunately the receptionist had over charged us for our room even though we had mentioned we were wedding family and were told would be a discounted rate. (Negative) thankfully another family member pointed it out and was soon sorted upon checkout The room was lovely and had balcony view over the front entrance (positive). After a few drinks at the bar - please expect typical hotel bar prices, we went to the restaurant at the booked time, they didn't have any note of our booking (negative) but thankfully they were able to seat us. Dinner was very enjoyable and plentiful. Hotel room was very hot and for a mother suffering night sweats we did find it very noisy due to the room facing the main road and couldn't sleep with the windows closed for heat or open for noise.(Negative). Breakfast was very disappointing one our first morning but very nice for our second day. The wedding day was lovely and staff had obviously worked very hard and the room was delightfully decorated. Meal was very nice (positive) as was the evening snacks. The evening entertainment at the wedding was varied and am unsure if this was booked by the choice of the wedding couple or came provided by the hotel but definitely some positives and some negatives for this. The bar again was expensive and during the evening both the machine to allow room charges and the debit card machine weren't working (major negative). I would also warn any ladies to be careful especially in heals the front entrance floor was quite slippery (shiny surface). Over all I enjoyed my stay and only slight problems made me mark the hotel down otherwise a very pleasant friendly hotel.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CPBelfast, Manager at Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus, responded to this review, May 11, 2011
Thank you for your review of the Clarion - we are delighted that you found many positives with your stay, and have taken note of the elements which could be improved.
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Additional Information about Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus

Address: 75 Belfast Road, Carrickfergus BT38 8PH, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Carrickfergus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Carrickfergus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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Carrickfergus Clarion
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