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Abbeydene House

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great place for a weekend. We had three reasonably priced rooms and the house itself is a wonderland. Great thought has gone into ensuring guests are well catered for and we felt very welcome. Would definitely recommend and return one day.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the lovely Abbeydene House with two other couples. The hosts are warm and welcoming and the place itself is fun, quirky, and incredibly comfortable. If you're looking for standardised, sanitised, predictable facilities - it's not for you. However... if you're looking for a super-comfy bed, a home-from-home feel, a warm welcome, and a fabulous breakfast - this... More 

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Abbeydene House is really spectacular. I do like buildings designed by Charles Lanyon, and it was great to visit this one, from 1850. Tim, who runs the B+B with Ethy, explained that Herbert Lanyon, Charles’ son, bought the place and lived in it from 1885. The place has an interesting history. Eisenhower was a famous visitor in 1945. More than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far the best place we stayed during a weeks road trip around Northern Ireland and Ireland. Tim and Ethy have exceptionally high standards, are friendly and have the most amazing property filled with a variety of interesting things. They have thought of everything, and you will not want for anything whilst staying here. The price was also... More 

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Dronfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We stayed here after a motorcycle tour of Northern Ireland. Situated only 5 mins drive from Belfast Port. It makes an ideal base for touring. In the middle of a housing estate this is an old Mansion with a LOT of history to it. Step inside and you have returned to the 50's New Orleans, Or Memphis, With a splash... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

I stayed for 5 nights in Lincoln (on the top floor) at the beginning of June, and enjoyed it so much I booked for 3 more nights later the following week and was lucky enough to have Eisenhower, a most fantastic grand room with double aspect views over-looking the sea. Tim could not have been more welcoming and helpful and,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

It has taken me 54 years to get to NI, and I honestly thought I would never get there. Been supposed to visit three or four times over the years - but something always stopped me! Well - I am so glad I made it this time and so glad my friends suggested the Abbeydene in Newtownabbey to stay at.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I have stayed here many times and also suggested it to a number of others in a Business Context.Frankly, the reception,quality of service and amenities from Tim and Ethy is so good that I have on many occasions scratched my head and wondered how on earth it can be done,especially at the price point they charge. I have been happier... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

This is by far the best B&B I have ever stayed in. Beautiful room with everything you could want provided (even toothbrush etc in case you've forgotten). Hospitality table with milk jug, sugar bowl, plate of wrapped chocolate biscuits. Very comfortable bed, great breakfast and lots more.... Fantastic hosts. And the icing on the cake for a solo traveller? No... More 

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Stayed here on the night before my wedding, Tim and Ethy were very friendly hosts and made me feel very welcome. When the Usher arrived the next morning, he was made welcome as well before we travelled over to the ceremony

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Abbeydene House is a beautiful Victorian mansion set in a quiet location overlooking Belfast Lough. It was built in 1850 and enjoys a great history when, in 1945, General Dwight Eisenhower visited the House. Your hosts, Tim and Ethy Clifford, will ensure that your stay will be enjoyable and comfortable. If you do visit us, you will be impressed by the convenience to the many beautiful places available for your interest - the Odyssey Arena for concerts, cinema and restaurants (8 minutes), the Waterfront concert hall (8 minutes), Belfast City centre (10 minutes). The Causeway Coastal route starts near Abbeydene - this will take you North along the beautiful Antrim Coast road to the Giant’s Causeway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abbeydene House

Address: 20 Abbeydene Manor, Newtownabbey BT37 9JQ, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Newtownabbey
Price Range: $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Abbeydene House Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
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