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Cambridge
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So, the Downshire. We paid £90 through booking.com for a double with breakfast. There is a general sense of neglect about the place. Our double room suffered from damp with the wallpaper pealing in places. The stair carpet was pretty grotty. The wireless didn't reach our 2nd floor room despite the helpful staff rebooting the router a couple of times.... More 

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Batley, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
100 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visit here every year that I go to Portpatrick, They do food deals and their Lasagne is AMAZING!!! The portions are huge and well woth the money. There is a lovely atmosphere and the staff are great.

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Thank haylesbeth
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the hotel a few years ago and visited again for a meal when on holiday in the area. The meal didn't disappoint. My steak pie was excellent, proper gravy, lovely tender steak, veg and chips perfect. My wife had a tasty chicken dish and our grand-daughter had a lovely kids portion of an adult meal. Great value,... More 

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Thank JockWelsh
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here with 5 other pals on golf weekend. We booked one of the cottages with 3 rooms. Overall the cottage was fine but there was only one shower which was rediculous. We had to wait for each of us to shower which took up ages. Need second shower room. Last morning at breakfast bit of a farce as chef... More 

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1 Thank Scotrep
Portholidayhomes, Owner at The Downshire Hotel, responded to this review

After explaining to you the layout of your accommodation we find it hard to believe that you are complaining. We upgraded you into a holiday home as there was no room in the Hotel, this was at a discounted price. We agreed to give you breakfast in the hotel which we did but unfortunately we will accept there was a... More 

Anstruther, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a nice peaceful stay here, but first morning was a bit disappointing, breakfast meant to be from 8-9am, l went in small dining room abt 8.05, nobody about, just silent, eventualy someone appeared, no such thing as good morning, l had to ask where to sit, then go & look for someone to ask for a breakfast, then again... More 

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Portholidayhomes, Owner at The Downshire Hotel, responded to this review

Could you please supply us with some more information as we find this very hard to believe. More 

scotland
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Ate here whilst on holiday for a birthday celebration. Sat in the bar, full of loud, quite drunk locals or regulars it seemed, wasn't told or made aware there was an upstairs restaurant. People seemed unable or unwilling to move an inch to let you get near bar to order. At least 8 dogs lying everywhere, including seats. Took the... More 

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Portholidayhomes, Owner at The Downshire Hotel, responded to this review

Obviously someone who does not like animals. The Anchor Restaurant is well signed inside and out. The bar is always busy with families, tourist and locals and family pets. Our food reputation is good as you can see from our previous reviews. This complaint was never brought to staff notice and if had been would have been dealt with in... More 

Irvine, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We normally eat on the front at the Port, but popped into The Downshire for a change. It doesn't appear to be very well advertised although the public bar downstairs was 'bouncing' with locals, however the Anchor Restaurant is located upstairs. It's not the biggest of restaurants, although you can also eat in the bar, but the menu has plenty... More 

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scotland
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54 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We had a lovely evening meal upstairs in restaurant lovely waitresses very good hot food freshly prepared nice comfortable surrounding maybe some back ground music would be nice so as not to hear the public bar they were.a bit on the loud side we really enjoyed our haggis stack and lovely curry and flat ironed steak well done for the... More 

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Thank ScotlandSugarbabe
UK
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45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Just got back from our annual golf weekend in Portpatrick staying once again at the Downshire. Jenny as usual was very helpful during the planning of our trip booking both the accommodation and the golf. The hotel is right in the middle of the town and close to the golf courses at Portpatrick Dunskey and Stranraer (our courses of choice)... More 

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belfast
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Stayed here with a bunch of golfing friends. Food in the restaurant for breakfast and dinner cannot be faulted. However rooms are old, antiquated and need of some modernisation. there for 2 days and had to endure cold water shoers, didnt matter what time of the day. TV didn't work. One of my golfing friends encountered a'tick' embedded in his... More 

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Portholidayhomes, Owner at The Downshire Hotel, responded to this review

It is very unfair that someone can put a review on which is totally untrue. All our laundry is done by a professional company. This is possible a competitor trying to run us down if not I would like to hear form the person concerned. Please contact me Paul Phillips More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about The Downshire Hotel

Address: 14 Main Street, Portpatrick DG9 8JJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Portpatrick
Price Range: $92 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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