The photographs of the exterior of the hotel on the internet are a bit misleading as it does need a good freshen up! However, one can’t always judge the book by the cover and we were pleasantly surprised upon entering the hotel to find it fresh and airy. There is free parking in a medium sized car park attached to the hotel. We arrived about an hour before check-in time, but a very pleasant receptionist said it wasn’t a problem, and dealt promptly with us. The room we got on the 2nd floor was neat and tidy, if a bit small. We’d hoped to have a Chinese meal out but were told by the receptionist that all the Chinese establishments in the area were take-aways only. Instead, we dined in LeWinters which is the restaurant/bistro belonging to the hotel. They are doing some meal specials at the minute – we had a delicious main course and a glass of wine for £9.95 each. Service in the resaurant was good. We were extremely tired after a long journey from Dublin and had a good sleep in a comfortable bed, despite the loud music and ‘thump thump thump’ beat from the night club on the ground floor. It is quite ridiculous to actually site a nightclub on the ground floor of an hotel, knowing there are paying guests trying to sleep in the bedrooms above. Bear in mind that we stayed on a Friday night, so during the week or other nights at the weekend might be quieter. Breakfast was the usual self-help buffet offering along with hot ‘cooked to order’ breakfasts. Check-out was as quick as check-in (we like that!) We got a good deal for our B&B night and would stay at this hotel again. It was an ideal base to enable us to visit the Ards Peninsula area, but we would ask next time not to be put anywhere within earshot of the night club.
If you don't want your sleep disturbed, ask for a room far away from the night club particularly...
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October 10, 2012
On behalf of the Partners, Management and Staff of the Strangford Arms Hotel, I wish to thank you for your custom and for leaving your positive and complimentary comments about our receptionists, LeWinters Bistro & Restaurant, and the quality and value of the food and beverage served during your visit. This gives our staff great encouragement when their friendly professionalism and hard work are recognised and appreciated.
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I do apologise for the disturbance coming from the entertainment below. It is often difficult to allocate all our residents quiet bedrooms even though we do have a large number of rooms divorced from the entertainment. In future we will try to obtain more detailed information from our guests regarding their requirements during their stay.
With regard to the exterior of the Hotel entrance, we have an ongoing refurbishment and maintenance program in place, and the Hotel entrance will be addressed in the New Year, weather permitting.
We do very much welcome constructive criticism as we strive to achieve first class, friendly service, excellent food and beverage in clean and comfortable surroundings.
We do very much value and appreciate your custom and look forward to seeing you in the near future.
Assuring you of our best attention at all times.
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