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“Lovely hotel but such a quiet place!” 4 of 5 stars
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Adelphi Portrush
67 - 71 Main Street, Portrush BT56 8BN, Northern Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in Portrush
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“Lovely hotel but such a quiet place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

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!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AdelphiPortrush, Owner at Adelphi Portrush, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us as we value all guest feedback.
I note that you enjoyed our bedrooms, health suite and breakfast. I am glad to hear that my staff were swift to remove the laundry bins from the coridoor near your bedroom.
The air conditioning in our bedrooms is fully controllable from the room, it can be switched on/off or changed from hot/cold. I am sorry that you were not made aware of this and hope this does not detract you from staying again.
I assume you stayed with us during the week but can assure you that at the wekends in the busier months Portrush is a hive of activity.
Amanda Holmes
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

our son had stayed in the Adelphi previously and had recommended it, we can now see why. We had requested a sea view on booking and were given a magnificent room on the first floor. Very spacious with suerb decor. Extremely comfortable beds. Food was also of a high standard with generous portions. A very relaxing break as we were on a two day break, parked the car when we arrived and the car didn't move 'til we headed home. Enjoyed walks along the strands/Ramore head and really enjoyed the spa area.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AdelphiPortrush, Owner at Adelphi Portrush, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you for your great review and your sons recommendation.
I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in one of our large seaview rooms and availed of all our facilities.
We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.
Amanda Holmes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

the boyfriend and I stayed her with a couple of friends and loved it. the hotel rooms are beautiful with big comfortable beds. the hotel offers everything you need including a decent spa area. there isn't a swimming pool but your aware of this booking. very modern and classy.

Room Tip: honeymoon sweet is beautiful with a hot tub but the shower is in the bedroom meaning showering in vi...
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  • 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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AdelphiPortrush, Owner at Adelphi Portrush, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you for your great review.
I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our Spa facilities.
We look forward to welcoming you back.
Amanda Holmes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stayed over on a midweek break in this lovely hotel. It is very central and and lovely outlokk to the sea. Lots of lovely restaurants nearby and lovely walks in the lovely setting of Portrush.The room we satayed in was small but we booked last minure and got the last 2 rooms. It was very comfortable and the en suite was lovely. Couldnt fault it. We did not use the jacuzzi or steam room but it looked basic but ok. Would recomend this to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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AdelphiPortrush, Owner at Adelphi Portrush, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us and for recommending us.
I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your mid week break with us and enjoyed our sea views and local walks.
We hope you return again for another stay with us soon.
Amanda Holmes
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We picked the "Adelphi" based on the previous reviews it had received on TripAdvisor and also because there was a special offer for two nights b&b with one evening meal.

We arrived earlier than the stated check-in time and although there was some difficulty finding our online booking on the computer system this was dealt with extremely quickly and profesionally by the very friendly and welcoming staff at the reception desk. We had made a previous booking which we had subsequently cancelled which might have caused the confusion however it was confirmed that we would not be charged which was reassuring. We had requested a seaview room and were delighted to get room 205 which we would recommend.

We had dinner in the hotel restaurant on our first evening and it was so good that we dined there again the next evening eventhough we had planned to go to a nearby restaurant that we like very much. We both had steak for our main which was cooked to perfection and great value for money. Again the service was pleasant, friendly and professional.

Breakfast was also good with the usual variety of continental and cooked breakfast available. It was pleasing to note that the hotel sources meat, vegatables etc locally.

We used the sauna/steamroom on two occasions and were impressed.

There is limited parking on the street (which is a one-way system) outside the hotel but there is plenty of parking a couple of hundred yards away.

We will definitely return to the Adelphi and will recommend it to friends/family. All the staff did the owners proud however special mention to Marchelle at reception and Marjorie in the restaurant.

Room Tip: we liked 205 for the seaview however it might be noisy in the summertime.
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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AdelphiPortrush, Owner at Adelphi Portrush, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you for your excellent review.
I'm pleased to hear that your stay with us was enjoyable and that you availed of all our facilities including our Health Suite.
Both staff members you mention in your review are managers and it is encouraging to know that they are doing a good job.
Thank you for recommending us to your family and friends and we hope to see you back again soon.
Amanda Holmes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Have stayed here several times and the staff are just so friendly and helpful.
They are so welcoming and helpful in giving us a suitable room to accommodate our two babies.
Since being diagnosed coeliac I have been and had the most outstanding meal ever.
Totally delicious,
Would recommend anyone staying here or even going in for a meal.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Marchelle H, Manager at Adelphi Portrush, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your nice comments about the staff at Adelphi.
We take our special dietary guests very seriously as you all deserve only the best.
Our team of Chef’s regularly make up new dishes,and as we have our own coeliac in house they get her to give them the heads up.
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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Another brilliant stay at the Adelphi. I use it regularly when in Portrush on business. The staff are really accomodating and will do anything to help you out. Early breakfasts = no problem! Food, rooms and health suit are top class! I will be staying here every time I'm back in Portrush!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Marchelle H, Manager at Adelphi Portrush, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to review Adelphi Portrush on trip advisor.
I am glad you enjoyed your stay here at Adelphi and made use of the facilities on offer.
It is always nice to receive feed back that our staff are accommodating and helpful.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future
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Address: 67 - 71 Main Street, Portrush BT56 8BN, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Portrush
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Portrush
#2 Romantic Hotel in Portrush
#2 Family Hotel in Portrush
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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