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The Keep Guesthouse

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#1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Carrickfergus
The Keep Guesthouse is conveniently located in Carrickfergus Town Centre. The superb guest rooms all have en-suite shower facilities, fridges,large flat screen TV,s, tea/coffee, complimentary water on arrival, free Wi-fi, free parking. We are situated on the main Causeway Coastal Route, only 10 miles outside Belfast, with really good transport links nearby. You can see the beautiful Carrickfergus Castle from the front door, with the Cinema just across the road, we are within a few minuets walk to award Winning Restaurants & Pubs. We make a wonderful base to visit the best of what Norther Ireland has to offer, The Gobbins Path only 7 miles away, Titanic Belfast only 12 miles, you can be in Dublin in just 2 hours We pride ourselves on our Hosting skills and whether your visit is for Business or pleasure a warm welcome awaits you at The Keep.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Flatscreen TV
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Grade: 88 out of 100
29Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
11Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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The standard definitely was the breakfast - a full irish plus cereal. I didn't need to eat for the rest of the day. The BnB is very well placed in town with good parking available. The owners were very helpful and accommodating (we called very late...). Only issue would be the
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Response from thekeepcarrick3, Guest Relations Manager at The Keep Guesthouse
Responded Aug 9, 2017
Hi Lance, Thank you very much for your taking the time to write an informative review. All our breakfasts are cooked freshly for each Guest, we are pleased the standard shows through. We do apoligise if you found difficulty whilst showering, it has never been brought to our attention before so thanks for mentioning it. We will have a look and see if anything can be improved. We are lucky to be the most central Guesthouse in Carrickfergus, its great for our Guests to be able to leave the car to go out to dinner or even to visit Belfast etc by Train or Bus. The Tour Buses that go up the Coastal Route to Giants Causeway etc, also pick up our Guests for the tour at the Castle, which is very handy for people who do not bring their cars. Warmest regards, Heather & Raymond.
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The Keep is situated in an excellent location in the centre of the town near the Marina and other facilties. The rooms are comfortable and clean and there is a communal lounge which is spacious, bright and tastefully decorated. An excellent breakfast is provided which includes a
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Response from thekeepcarrick3, Guest Relations Manager at The Keep Guesthouse
Responded Aug 3, 2017
Hi Dorothy, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are pleased your stay was comfortable. It was a pleasure having you all together for breakfast, we felt it was good for you all to eat together especially under the circumstances of your stay. Sometimes its the little things that make all the difference to our Guests and we always strive to accomplish this where we can. You all brightened up our day with the banter. We hope to see you again in the future. Please send our love to all.
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Beautiful is not the word this bnb is stunning Raymond and Pauline make the most amazing breakfast and they were so outgoing for me I asked for a drink of milk they catered I asked for 4 sausages they catered and hey Raymond u make a good breaky for a guy hehe so moving on we
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Response from thekeepcarrick3, Guest Relations Manager at The Keep Guesthouse
Responded Aug 1, 2017
Hi John & Claire, We are delighted you took some photos of your room, we really wanted to do something special for you both on your 1st Wedding Anniversary. Thank you so much for giving us the chance to make it special for you. We are so pleased with what you said in your review, it makes all our hard work so worthwhile and is an honest reflection of your stay and I just know it will help other people on their choice of where to stay in our beautiful Town. We cant wait for your next stay. Take care. See you soon. Warmest regards, Heather & Raymond.
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We stayed only 1 night with Heather and Raymond. They exceeded our expectations, fantastic customer service, helpful tips and we loved the room - 3 beds, flatscreen, en-suite, fridge. They have made a conscious effort to make staying with them easy and meeting all needs! Great
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Response from thekeepcarrick3, Guest Relations Manager at The Keep Guesthouse
Responded Jul 28, 2017
Hi Paul, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We have the Guesthouse because we love meeting with lovely people like yourselves, we are so pleased that shines through in our customer service. I was only sorry that I didn't get to locate you before the thunder storm. I was in the middle of ringing one of the places I recommended to you for your evening meal to ask them to ring you a Taxi if they saw you,I knew you had just shorts tee-shirts on. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us. Enjoy the rest of your trip to our beautiful country. Warmest regards, Heather.
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Second time visiting the keep guesthouse rooms are very clean and spacious towels changed every day Heather and Raymond are great hosts Raymond went out his way to drive us to our location on the second day the breakfast is excellent and good quality
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Response from thekeepcarrick3, Guest Relations Manager at The Keep Guesthouse
Responded Jul 18, 2017
Hi Derek, We are delighted you enjoyed your 2nd stay with us. We where only too glad Raymond was able to help you out to get to your destination, no way could you all have walked, he said to thank you again for your kind gift.We are looking forward to your next visit. All the best and thanks for taking the time to write about your experience with us. Warmest regards, Heather & Raymond.
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$88 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomNorthern IrelandCarrickfergus
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