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Portneal Lodge
Derry, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“very cold”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

stayed last night and when we arrived at around 7pm it was pleasant and warm, room very clean. we were at a function and returned at 2am, it was cold. woke this morning and it was freezing, no heat, no hot water. breakfast was good and reasonable priced. we only paid £42 for bed & breakfast but the least they could have done was have some heat and hot water.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed here for a few days for a friends wedding.

At only £40/night we were not expecting much, however we have been really impressed, very clean rooms, nice space and the breakfast was pretty good.

Great place to base yourself and then go off exploring, would definitely recommend the place to others.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kilkee, Ireland
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Stayed two nights the rooms are spotless and very comfortable. At just £30 for the night i wasn't expecting accomation as good as this. Breakfast had lots on offer to choose from eg cooked breakfast, cereal, toast, fruit, cheese, ham, juice, tea, coffee ect. I was placed in a room with a river view and that in itself was spectular. However, I feel it was the staff who made my stay so enjoyable nothing was a problem- they were very helpful and polite. Claire the evening receptionist helped with directions and as we did not know the area she also pointed out where to get evening meals, at the Manor which was first class and very affordable. Overall and very peaceful and enjoyable stay. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Stayed two nights staff very helpful friendly and polite. Very relaxed atmosphere great value for money. will definetely stay again. Peaceful surroundings.shower could do with being improved. Bed comfortable. Radiators work well needed to dry out clothes due to bad weather.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kevin J
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

Rooms are clean,Staff very helpful and breakfast is very good.
Food at the Manor where you would have your evening meal is excellent.
Downside is walking up the hill in the rain and no tea/coffee facilities in the room.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Grebos
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

As we were travelling to NI the weekend of the NW200 race accommodation was difficult to find so I was more than happy when I discoverd Porneal Lodge had availability. Though off the beaten track a little (as in not near a large town) the very reasonable cost of £30 for a double room along with the very nice setting more than makes up for this. The Lodge is set right on the banks of a river in a leafy corner off the road. Upon arrival we were greeted by reception, given our room key and advised breakfast was available for an additional £6 each should we wish in the morning between 8 and 10. Our room was a nice bright spacious one upstairs, overlooking the river. The decor is simple but has nice touches eg runner on the bed, cool mod lamps etc. Nice big wooden bed with crisp linen sheets. The shower bathroom was spotless. The room does not have tea/coffee facilities but it does have a tv and the small bar downstairs offers beverages. The bed was comfortable and the breakfast was basic (self service cereals, fruit and toast, served scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage - my husband thought the quality of sausages was really good and thought more than one would have been good!). My only criticism of the Lodge is that it is not very well soundproofed. Late into the evening I could hear chat etc from the bar downstairs - think it may have been a few older bikers having a catch up which is of course grand and at least it didnt go on too late). As well as this there are obviously fire doors in the bedrooms not on gradual hinges as doors slamming was a regular occurance and could be heard from our room. Aside from this we really enjoyed our stay and it was very accessible from Ballymoney.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank MFB0206
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South Island, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2013

A 2 star rated facility which is better than many 4 star places. Friendly, helpful staff. Stunning views. Good food. And all for far less than we would normally pay. Should be rated 4 stars and should be packed.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Voyager_1958
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Property: Portneal Lodge
Address: 75 Bann Road, Kilrea, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Kilrea
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Kilrea
Number of rooms: 17

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