The Adelphi hotel was in a very central location with wonderful views of the seaside and we were lucky enough to also have a 4th floor seafront room to enjoy this feature too. Upon arrival, there were 3 6ft towel transporters all placed outside our room presumably waiting to be moved which was a bit of an eyesore-but we reported this and they were gone when we next returned. On the other hand, our attic style room with wooden beams across the ceiling was clean and came with a television, kettle with teabags (and a delicious cadbury hot chocolate sachet!), a double bed, single and an en-suite with a bath-shower. Another plus to this hotel was the complimentary use of the jacuzzi, steam room and sauna downstairs which were all lovely but clearly the signage to the female and male changing rooms weren't clear enough as when we got out a man had accidentally just followed his wife into the ladies! Luckily, he quickly popped next door after we highlighted his error.
In the hotel there was a dinner on offer but we decided to take a walk into the village/town and find somewhere instead. Well... I am afraid to say that we were shocked at how run down everything seemed to be. Many shops looked as if they had been closed down and of the 6 or so pubs we walked past, 1 was open. A large 4 restaraunt complex nearby had only 1 open on the Wednesday night we visited and it was so busy that there was a 45 minute wait! So.. we walked on. After passing another lot of closed restaraunts we finally found 55 North and though it was busy, we were seated after about 5 minutes and enjoyed a lovely dinner with a great view! (I recommend this spot!)
But back onto the hotel, we returned very fatigued after our long day and couldn't wait to settle down for sleep. Unfortunately however, in my single bed the air-con seemed to be badly located so it was blowing right onto my face almost like having a hair dryer being held above me. It was really cold and the noise stopped me sleeping for a while. We couldn't turn the air con off otherwise the room would have got too warm so I had to try and ignore this. In the morning the hair dryer also didn't work which was a pain but we had no time to sort this.
Furthermore, the breakfast was so delicious that I didn't care! I had the healthy start (2 poached eggs, bacon and tomato) with some requested gluten free bread for my allergies and it was perfect. I also enjoyed the continentals on offer like yogurts, porridge, fruit and juices.
Overall, a lovely stay but hopefully Portrush gets busier soon so they can get some more places open for tourists!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened in 2007, the award winning Adelphi Portrush is family run and located right in the heart of Portrush. The facilities are unmatched in the area and include a health suite and treatment room, full service restaurant and relaxing lounge areas with sea views. A lift services all floors. Both wired and WIFI Internet access is free throughout and a guest computer is provided. The team at Adelphi Portrush extends you a warm welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Adelphi Portrush Hotel Portrush
- Adelphi Hotel Portrush
- Portrush Adelphi Hotel
- Adelphi Portrush Northern Ireland