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“Excellent weekend away 26th January 2012” 4 of 5 stars
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Smugglers Inn
306 Whitepark Road | Giant's Causeway, Bushmills BT57 8SL, Northern Ireland   |  
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Ranked #13 of 28 Bushmills B&B and Inns
Belfast
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Excellent weekend away 26th January 2012”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

This was our second visit to Smugglers but this time we had our nine year old grandson with us. He really enjoyed our trip and loved staying in the Smugglers. We all enjoyed the excellent room and the breakfast was really lovely. We also had evening dinner which was very good value. All round it was excellent value for money. Our grandson says it should be upgraded to a four star and we have to agee with him. Will be booking again.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

If you are looking for a lovely place to stay and have food this is the place to go to.We always like coming here,staff are lovely,everything is right about it,food is excellent and it has a good old welcome for you whether you are just stopping for something to eat or staying overnight.The owners should be proud of themselves and their staff as they are friendly and always helpful.Yes I know thats their job but you dont get it everywhere.Once again I see people complaining about prices etc.,its a business, its there to make money!!!!! I always recommend to friends and family and they all come back and thank me for recommending it.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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London
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

My girlfriends and I arrived last late after deciding to stay the night in Bushmills last minute but Geoffrey and lee were super accommodating and made us feel right at home. Room was spacious and breakfast and dinner left us full and happy. Definitely would have liked to stay longer.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We stayed for only one night and it wasn't enough. We arrived late on Sunday night and woke up early to head to Giant's Causeway in the morning. Smugglers Inn is very close to the causeway, it would be no problem to walk there on a nice day. We had a very nice dinner and breakfast, a great value on both! Just down the road from Bushmills, I wish we had left enough time to take the tour but we spent a good amount of time at the Causeway instead. I guess we will have to come back and will definately choose Smugglers Inn again. Thanks for the great visit! Staff was lovely!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon [paid for by his mum!] on Saturday 10th November through to Tuesday the 13th November. We arrived REALLY late on the Saturday night [well technically it was the early hours of Sunday morning] and the staff were already aware we would be late and had everything sitting ready for us. The gentleman behind the desk was so helpful and as we hadn't eaten for a while and there was nowhere open he very kindly rustled up a few toasted pancakes and a couple of HUGE brownies for us - you can't get better than that at 1:30am!!!
Everyday we saw the staff they were all very polite and couldn't have done more to assist in anything we asked of them. We had a meal in the hotel on the Sunday night [again which my husbands mum had booked for us!] and I had the most delicious 12oz sirloin, which was cooked to perfection. The sweet potato and bacon soup was divine also!! The waiter was lovely and extremely helpful too.
We took breakfast on our final morning in the hotel and it was also lovely.
The room was extremely clean and lovely, we had a huge corner bath in the bathroom which made for a relaxing evening and the views were lovely. The bed was comfortable and there was an extra blanket and pillows in the wardrobe which meant we didn't have to ask anyone for them. There was tea and coffee on hand as well as a couple of biscuits!
It was also in a great location, only a minute [drive] from Bushmills and Giants Causeway and not far from great shopping in Colraine as well as lovely food in Portrush!
I really couldn't have asked more from the hotel and would definitely stay again, maybe on our 1yr anniversary!!!
Thank you so much for making our honeymoon so special!!

My husband's mum also commented a number of times about how helpful and kind the staff had been when she phoned to book and pay!

Room Tip: We had the Dunluce room and it was spacious and had a lovely corner bath. It was also a corner room...
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  • Stayed November 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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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

The Smugglers Inn is well worth a visit. It is a 5 minute trip from the Giants Causeway & Bushmills town and distillery. There is a great feel to the Inn, and the staff have a great athmosphere. The food was great, and the rooms were very comfortable. I was in a back room, and there was no noise what so ever from the service area what so ever.

Well done guys

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

a very well run place.our room was large and had a seaview.the place was spotless and the food was excellent.outside was a large carpark and the giants causeway five minutes drive away.the town of bushmills is also five minutes drive away and it is possible to visit the famous distillery.finally i must mention all of the hotel staff who made us very welcome.

Room Tip: corner suites are large and sunny
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  • 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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Additional Information about Smugglers Inn

Address: 306 Whitepark Road | Giant's Causeway, Bushmills BT57 8SL, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Bushmills
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Bushmills
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Smugglers Inn....... We are a family run Hotel located on the famous Causeway Coastal Route and one mile from Northern Ireland's only UNESCO world heritage site, The Giant's Causeway. We are the closest Guest Inn to The Giant's Causeway. The Smugglers Inn is situated on an elevated site with panoramic views off the surrounding north Antrim coast and rural landscape. Our facilities include a fully licensed restaurant, a bistro, bar, free wi-fi and extensive free car parking at the rear of the property for cars and coaches.Upstairs we have twelve en suite rooms consisting of doubles, twins, family and executive bayview rooms. The Smugglers Inn is the perfect base to explore the unique and mythical attractions of Northern Ireland's North Antrim Coast including The Giant's Causeway, The medieval Dunluce Castle, Bushmills Irish Whiskey Distillery and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. ... more   less 
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