My husband, daughter and I willl be visiting Derry for a 3-day weekend at the end of June. We'll be renting a car for those few days. I keep going back and forth about where to stay. I think a B&B would be nice so we could get a more homey, family experience. I'd especially like my daughter to have a chance to enjoy the Derry people since this is her first trip out of our country (US).
I've looked at the Rose Park, Abbey, Amore, Bogside. I think these are smaller and more intimate. Then some are a little more out of town - Caw Cottage, Arkle and the larger Beechwood Country House. I can't decide if we want to be walking distance (easy walking distance - my daughter isn't an endurance walker) - or figure it's worth being a teeny bit further out to get a prettier, more unique place to stay.
The Derry self-catering apartments are also possible.
My other considerations are that - unfortunately - we're all bad sleepers. So we'd like either 2 separate rooms (separate for my daughter - which would mean it would have to be adjoining if it's in a large place - or an adjacent room if it's in a smaller B&B with just a few rooms). we'd also like tv (I could do without it, but my husband wants it) - and private bathroom (ensuite bathroom). And rooms that are quiet - my husband is concerned that B&B's will have paper thin walls and either his sniffing will disturb others, or other's comings and goings will disturb us.
I've also thought of hotels - although I think we'll be missing some real charm if we do that. Perhaps some hotels have adjoining rooms or suites so my daughter could be in a connecting room? Particular hotels I'm thinking of are the Ramada DaVinci - maybe Everglades.
For all these accomodations, I know that location near a noisy pub or nightspot can be problematic. I don't know that this is any different in an hotel or B&B.
So given those considerations, I would love some recommendations for where to stay in Derry.