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.

“A great stay: the restaurant in particular was a big hit!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Magherabuoy House Hotel

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Save
You added Magherabuoy House Hotel to your Saves list
Magherabuoy House Hotel
41 Magheraboy Rd, Portrush BT56 8NX, Northern Ireland   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Portrush
Ballymena
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A great stay: the restaurant in particular was a big hit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2008

We stayed here for one night only and quite frankly wonder about some of the previous reviewers on this web site! Did they really stay at the same hotel as we did? My wife and I had a thoroughly pleasant stay in a modern spotlessly clean hotel where the staff, I have to say, thoroughly deserve all the plaudits and praise coming their way. They were superb! The room was excellent and the food in the restaurant first class.

The Saturday night that we stayed was quite busy. There was a local school prom taking place in one of the function rooms so it was a bit boisterous at times in the hotel lobby. However, in all honesty this did not in any way spoil the night for us. In fact it probably all added to the atmosphere of the place.

In conclusion, well done Magherbouy House Hotel and many thanks for a very satisfying stay indeed!

Stayed February 2008
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

208 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    95
    59
    30
    20
    4
See reviews for
56
79
6
12
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (32)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
belfast
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2008

The hotel has recently been refurbished and is in top condition. The staff are polite and helpfull. The bedrooms are spacious, spotless and well equiped, its bathroom was very modern and power shower was brilliant, digital lcd tv on the wall also, only dowmside was the rooms were roasting!! We ate in the bistro and the food was gorgeous, try the chiken and steak meal - yum!! We went to burberies (niteclub next door), and stayed for 20minutes, it stank and is in dire need of bringing up to the stadards of the hotel! The hotels bar is great for a night cap of 6! The ulster fry was great for the morning breakfast

Great stay would recommend!!

  • Liked — Recently refurbed!
  • Disliked — Bedrooms were roasting!
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
England
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2008

My husabnd and I spent three nights here. The rooms were of an excellent standard with very comfy beds and great bath and power shower.

We had a lovely meal in the restaurant, (we had the whole dining room to ourselves). We also ate in the Bistro one night. Although quiet as it was early January it was a nice atmosphere.

The hotel is in an excellent location for visiting Giants Causeway and all the other beautiful areas. The barman recommended the ferry at Macgilligan point as an entry point to Southern Ireland, and it was a great way to tour that area.

All staff were friendly and helful.

  • Liked — cleanliness and comfort of the room
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
belfast, northern ireland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2007

This hotel is a lovely converted mansion, and the rooms are spacious (2 double beds, and there were just the two of us), looked newly decorated, and were extremely comfortable, with a flat screen TV. The bathroom was large and modern. The reception staff were extremely helpful, as were the bar staff. The hotel is located quite near the centre of Portrush (£3/4 in a taxi, but not really within walking distance- 20-25min walk)

However, some of the staff are in desperate need of even some basic training. We had dinner in the hotel restaurant the first evening. We ordered a bottle of wine shortly after sitting down, then looked through the menu and ordered our starters and main courses. When the starters arrived, our bottle of wine still hadn't- we asked for it and it arrived just as we finished eating our starters- but it was the wrong wine. Our main courses then arrived- well, mine did. My fiance's steak arrived without side orders or sauce. We decided to skip dessert, strangely enough! Not an enjoyable experience. The food was okay- but not worth the hassle.

At breakfast on the second morning we encountered a very unpleasant member of staff, who hovered around the hot breakfast, but did not make any effort to serve (I only expected this because we had specifically been told not to serve ourselves the morning before), rudely told us that we should serve ourselves when we asked if she could help (there were no plates in view!) didn't warn us that the plates she eventually directed us to were extremely hot, then proceeded to serve breakfast to the man behind us in the queue... hmmm!

However, overall we enjoyed our stay- I would just advise you to avoid the restaurant- eat in the ramore wine bar instead, it's absolutely delicious!

  • Liked — Beautiful, spacious rooms
  • Disliked — Awful service from poorly trained staff
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lisburn, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2007

glad we give this hotel another chance,
we where given a voucher for an over night stay by the manager
Debbie Cahoon, we also got a room upgrade with a sea view and bathrobes, well worth the extra cash all toiletries in the bathroom where handy too.
we had dinner in the very poplular sunday carvery, you really need to book, 5 courses for about £14,
this was much better than our last meal at the hotel.
the staff on the reception where fab, and offered us portage with our bags, the waiting staff willing to help.
the room was really good, we could see the anual airshow from our room, this hotel is good place as a base, to see the giants causeway and the rope bridge, the giants causeway way is one of 3 world heritage sites in Ireland.
The shops are all in Coleraine or at Junction 1 at Antrim and there is barrys amusments for the kids and waterworlds a indoor water play zone.
All the hotels do good food and its worth trying them all.

all in all the hotel was ok, apart from room service again, ordered breakfast as a treat and it didnt show as the night porter had forgotten to collect the menu, we phoned and it arrived 50 mins late so just dont get room service,

this hotel should not be at number 4 its at least 2 above this.

  • Liked — Sea View
  • Disliked — Vegeterian Menu or lack of.
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
N. Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2007

The total ambience of the hotel was exactly what we were after. The bedrooms being literally new were in fantastic condition, offering exceptional space which our 11month old took to full advantage. The facilities catering for children were also excellent. The cot supplied was very large and comfortable providing a play area for the times when we wished to restrict his movements!
The food was also to our liking with one of the finest cooked breakfasts we've had anywhere. Catering facilities included the option to eat either in the bistro or restaurant with excellent choices available.
Staff were kind and courteous taking the time and making the effort to ensure our stay was enjoyable. Indeed, it is definitely a venue we will make a point of booking again. Our stay was one filled with positivity from the moment we arrived until departure. We cannot commend the management highly enough for their professional approach in providing facilites that far exceed the clasification bestowed upon them.

  • Liked — Spacious and very comfortable
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tyrone
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2007

Just back from a Two Night Break in the Magherbuoy which I thoroughly enjoyed. The staff are excellent, friendly and efficient. The bedroom was very spacious, new and decor was beautiful. Bathroom was great with all the necessary little things one needs especially when you have forgotten your toothbrush and toothpaste!Breakfast was a mixture of healthy options and fully cooked breakfast. The hotel was busy and entertainment was on in the bar in the evenings. Definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Liked — The Room
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Magherabuoy House Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Magherabuoy House Hotel

Address: 41 Magheraboy Rd, Portrush BT56 8NX, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Portrush
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Portrush
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Refurbished country mansion and three-star, family-friendly hotel offering luxury, en-suite bedrooms and free on-site car parking. Some rooms with views across the Atlantic Ocean. Bedrooms include large doubles/twins, superior, family and accessible bedrooms. Broadband is free throughout and the Hotel offers a range of dining options. Tea room open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm. Carvery Lunch served on Sundays from 12.30pm-2.30pm. Food is served in the Bistro every evening from 4pm. Located under two miles from Royal Portrush, the Hotel is ideal for those wanting to sample the famous links. Also within a half hour's car drive of the Giant's Causeway and Bushmills Distillery. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, TripOnline SA and Odigeo so you can book your Magherabuoy House Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Magherabuoy Hotel
Best Western Portrush
Portrush Best Western
Magherabuoy House Hotel Portrush, Northern Ireland

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Magherabuoy House Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.