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Briers Country House

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39 Middle Tollymore Road, Newcastle BT33 0JJ, Northern Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here last August and was very disappointed. The rooms are very old fashioned ie. circa 50's! so bad that I didn't bother having a shower. The breakfast was ok. I am surprised that this B+B passes the required standard. We also stayed at a nearby B+B at a slightly cheaper rate and a far superior standard. Would not recommend... More 

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Maureen C, Manager at Briers Country House, responded to this review

Hello I am very sorry to hear that you had a disappointing time during your stay with us. Since August we have invested over £250,000 in a major refurbishment of our premises. We would like to put this right for you and let you see our new improved premises. Could you contact us directly on enquiries@thebriers.co.uk Thank You Maureen More 

Belfast, N.Ireland
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the most enjoyable nurturing time in this tranquil setting next to the Mourne Mountains. The house is run by a very friendly, welcoming lady, Maureen. My room was socomfortable and clean with all modern amenities and the breakfast was lavish and also had a vegetarian choice. I would certainly stay here again and recommend it to anyone who... More 

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Maureen C, Owner at Briers Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will be back soon. x More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Great place to stay. Friendly host, comfortable room and excellent food. We were the only people staying and we we upgraded and slept soundly in the comfortable bed (even with storm Desmond raging outside!) We would thoroughly recommend to anyone!

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Maureen C, Owner at Briers Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay (even with the storm outside!) and hope that you will be back soon. x More 

Kilrea, null, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Recently stayed for one night at Briers Country House while attending a wedding a nearby hotel. It is a true hidden gem!! Could not have asked for better hospitality from Maureen the owner. She went out of her way to help us and ensure that we had everything we needed. The room was fantastic and very comfortable, welcoming and warm.... More 

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Maureen C, Owner at Briers Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will be back soon. Maureen. x More 

Belfast
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66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

First visit to The Briers. From the minute we arrived the service was excellent. Our room was one of the de luxe was beautiful, ensuite spacious and really well laid out. Tea coffee and bottled water available in the room. The house has had a lot of refurbishment,and it shows. all areas are immaculate and tastefully decorated. There is a... More 

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Maureen C, Owner at Briers Country House, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you stay with us! I'm pleased we ticked all your boxes! Don't forget to come back in January for the Detox Retreat. Have a great Christmas in the meantime. I will pass on your comments to Marian who was doing the cooking that day. I'm glad that wifi wasn't a problem for you - We... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I really can't fault this little gem of a B&B. Firstly, it's ideally situated just outside Newcastle which is really handy for accessing all of Co. Down's attractions. Secondly, the service and facilities are great with all that you require to make your stay hassle free. Thirdly, and most importantly, the breakfast was excellent. If there is a better Ulster... More 

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Maureen C, Owner at Briers Country House, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for taking the time to review us & we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

cork
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Stayed here with myself and a few friends as we were checking out the Mournes. Lovely B&B. nice comfy room, with a nice bed and good hot shower. good heart breakfast the following morning. great location for exploring the Mournes. only downside was wifi is only available at reception and not in rooms

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Maureen C, Owner at Briers Country House, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review - We really enjoyed meeting you. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Cold wet Monday in July the same day young people to be rescued from Mournes! We arrived as arranged only to find locked door no one home, had to return to Newcastle for a couple of hours. Returned after tea to COLD room, cold sitting area. Rang bell at reception several times no reply. By 9pm we were freezing, had... More 

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Maureen C, Owner at Briers Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Briers. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectation on this occasion. The summer weather can be unpredictable and we did our best to get heat into your room upon return from a (very rare) evening out. I can assure you that we offer value for money and I hope that... More 

Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

I cannot rate maureens hospitality high enough myself and wife plus nephew's and ther partners stayed here it was like home from home GOOD BREAKFAST clean comfy rooms and surroundings were beautiful THANK YOU MAUREEN AND STAFF FOR MAKING OUR WEEKEND

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Maureen C, Owner at Briers Country House, responded to this review

Thank you and we enjoyed making your weekend too! Great to meet you and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Really lovely B&B we stayed for 4 nights and had a wonderful time. The owner is very welcoming and friendly. Breakfast is served to order and the beds are very comfy. It is clear it has been recently renovated and they've done a great job with those little touches.

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