Stayed 2 nights in the Guest House and to be honest that was enough. It is OK but far from as luxurious as I had expected from their website.One of the curtains was hanging off the wall, the heating only seemed to come on for about 10 minutes twice a day at inappropriate times and the bath and shower gels were in dispensers - very tacky.
On the plus side the staff were nice and the breakfast wasn't too bad,there was a good well functioning shower and it was quiet in spite of being not far from a busy motorway.
The proximity to the railway station was great (Bangor-Portadown line with subsequent connections to Newry and Dublin).
Unfortunately if you don't have a car it is a good mile's walk into Moira village (worth visiting once!)There is a nice gift shop and bakery and a couple of interesting 'boutiques' but the fish and chips I had from the 'traditional' fish and chip takeaway were rather tasteless.There is also a Boots, a SuperValu and a Centra supermarket.
The Cottages, though a bit expensive, are better - large, bright, backing onto the river/canal where you can go for walks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 4* Accommodation at a 5* Location. Our 4* NITB approved Guest Accommodation and Self Catering Cottages is excellently located at M1 Junction 9, Moira/Airport roundabout. We are situated 10 minutes by car to Lisburn and Craigavon, 20 minutes to Belfast International Airport, 30 minutes from Belfast Harbour, 40 minutes from Larne Ferry Terminal. In addition we are 3 minutes walk from Moira Train Station and15 minutes walk from Moira Village.Ballycanal Manor is ideally situated overlooking the Lagan Navigation Canal. The unique canal side location provides a perfect resource for peaceful walks, fishing and cycling. Our rooms are all ensuite with free Wi-Fi access, digital plasma T.V, Sky sports and movies, DVD player and tea/coffee making facilities. Guests can avail of complementary cool filtered water and use of a private guest lounge to enjoy family get-togethers and/or business meetings. Self Catering Cottages consist of five, two storey houses, built in a courtyard style and designed in a contemporary fashion providing bright and spacious living areas. The open plan living/dining and kitchen area have two sets of patio doors which lead to paved patio area with landscaped walled gardens, picnic areas with BBQ facilities and private car parking. Disabled cottage available. Room’s ensuite. Fully equipped kitchens. Awarded 4 Star NITB classification.Our accommodation is an alternative to hotel stays offering you freedom, peace and privacy, at a lower cost. Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, a warm and friendly welcome is promised. FREE Wi-Fi. ... more less