Had previously discussed the option of a corporate hotel ( where you know what you are getting) or a bed and breakfast lucky dip for a 2 night stay in Derry. We went for the lucky dip and hit the jackpot with Rose Park House for the type of stay we wanted. Formalities of a review- the room was very clean with super comfortable bed and en suit shower room. Breakfast between 8 and 9.30 was booked the night before which really set you up for the day. The location was a 10 minute walk through a lovely park to the town center and the Derry Walls. The town itself is steeped in centuries of history leading right up to the present day and a one hour walking tour - good as it was- just scratches the surface The highlight of the stay was the warm welcome and hospitality we got from the Gallagher's, who own the bed and breakfast and particularly Thomas, who's knowledge of the area and its history is wonderful. The official tour left as many questions as it gave answers and Thomas was kind enough to meet us in town for a fantastic evening to round off our experience. 2 nights was not nearly enough and I can assure anyone reading this that their slogan of "Come as guests and leave as friends" is not just a slogan, as they could not do enough for us and it was a genuine pleasure to have met them. I would not stay anywhere else on a return visit and hope to return soon.…
Rose Park was the ideal base for my first visit to the city and I thoroughly enjoyed my two night visit - thank you Mary and Darren (and Thomas for your information and such mastery of Irish history!) - before heading onto my Ulster Way trek. Great value for money and especially compared to other places I visited during my holiday in the North of Ireland, prior to Covid lockdown 2. I enjoyed the walk to/from the city centre (c10 mins only) through lovely Brooke Park, with St Eugene’s Cathedral nearby and the main city spots (City Walls, Bogside Murals etc) not much further away. I’ll definitely be returning with my better half when we’re through Covid world.
A lovely family run B&B about a 10 minute walk into the city centre with some fantastic views as you walk through the park directly opposite. Everything you could need included; secure free parking, clean rooms, quiet location, cracking breakfast and incredibly friendly hosts. Would recommend.
This was a last minute booking and wow we hit the jackpot! We stayed one night before I started The TransAtlanticWay cycling event the following morning. The B&B was warm, quiet, super clean, had secure parking and the hospitality was just perfect. I even forgot my Garmin the morning of the event and they came and met me with it at the start-line.. We will definitely be back..
We stayed here last night and there is not one bad thing I have to say about this B&B, everything was fab! Free parking on site which was great, everyone is so so friendly. The rooms are absolutely spotless and breakfast was great! There is no other place I would stay when visiting Londonderry now. Only a short walk to the city centre. Great value for money!!