We found Ardtara in the Bluebook and like most Bluebook listings we were not disappointed. This place is a real jem. From the moment we entered our room we knew we had made the right choice. Our room was huge with large bay windows covering two of the walls and a great working fireplace. We had paid abit extra for a garden view and I would recommend anyone else doing that because the room was lovely and bright with lovely views over the garden. When we go away its very important for us to have a nice room as we love to chill out in the evenings after a busy day. This room was perfect for that. We even had our dinner one of the evenings up in it sitting around the fire. It really was like stepping back in time but in the best possible way. If modern and minimalistic are your thing then this place probably isnt for you but I for one couldn't recommend it more highly.
The rest of the house is lovely too and the food was very tasty. However its the staff that really deserve a special mention as they make this place something really special. They were so welcoming and friendly and couldn't do enough for you. We had an issue one of the evenings with my car and the staff got it sorted out in no time-something that would definitely not happen if we were staying in a large hotel. I would not hesitate recommending this place to anyone if they were visiting the Antrim/Derry area as its quite central but at the same time perfect for un-winding after a busy day. It really is something special and we for one will most certainly be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AA "Best Guest Accommodation Northern Ireland 2016/2017"; 4 Gold Star & 2 Rosettes 2016; Best Hotel Restaurant 2015. Ardtara Country House Hotel is nestled in ten wooded acres in the heart of Northern Ireland where guests can lose themselves in the serenity of our 19th century rural Victorian estate. For the ultimate escape from reality, guests can relax in one of Ardtara’s uniquely decorated bedrooms after enjoying exquisite fine dining in the hunting themed Clark Restaurant. Renowned for our intimate service, we welcome guests to our conservatory for private dining, Sunday lunch and afternoon tea, which can also be enjoyed in the drawing room. Whether you are a shopper, country sports enthusiast, golfer or countryside explorer, Ardtara is within 15 to 60 minutes drivetime of key visitor attractions including Giant’s Causeway and the picturesque north coast, Titanic Belfast, Dark Hedges, made famous by Game of Thrones, Seamus Heaney’s HomePlace and Lough Neagh. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and TripOnline SA so you can book your Ardtara Country House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Ardtara Country House Hotel Upperlands
- Ardtara Hotel Derry