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“HeartWarming Hospitality”
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Carnately Lodge
Ranked #6 of 24 Ballycastle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Edmonton, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“HeartWarming Hospitality”
Reviewed August 3, 2010

My mother and I were on a trip of a lifetime through Ireland and Scotland, and came home talking about our wonderful experience at Carnately Lodge!
Carnately Lodge offers everything a Bed and Breakfast ought; it is close to some of the biggest attractions in Northern Ireland, a picturesque setting, impeccably clean rooms, stately breakfasts and well priced accommodations... but most importantly, Carnately Lodge offers a home from which to base your adventures. I have never experienced such hospitality from operators who genuinely want to provide their guest with the best possible experience.

  • Stayed May 2010
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Reviewed June 29, 2010

This is a large modern house on the outskirts of Ballycastle and is approached up a long drive, so nice and quiet yet handy for restaurants and all local sites.
The room was large and modern with TV, videos and wireless internet. The house in general was nicely presented and spotlessly clean. There is plenty of off road parking. Drinks and biscuits provided on arrival and at any time required. A nice comfortable guest lounge. The breakfast was very good, lots of choice and very well presented.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
Reviewed June 28, 2010

My son and I were very happy with the owner as well as the property. The owner went out of his way for us (we had screwed up on our reservation type) as well as had a great breakfast afterwards. Both the bedroom and bathroom were spacious and the shower was actually tall enough for me. Very scenic country views there as well.

  • Stayed June 2010
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed June 22, 2010

My mother and I knocked on the door just before dinner time and were welcomed immediately. We were recommended a great place to eat in nearby Ballycastle before we returned to the best B&B we stayed at our entire tour of Ireland. Carnately Lodge is friendly, inviting and comfortable. We felt our hosts genuine interest in their guests and were astounded at the efforts taken to accomodate our needs.
Pratically, Carnately Lodge is well priced, meticulously clean, ideally situated and easy to find, but it offers much more than that; for my mother and I, it was home for four days and three nights while leisurely toured the breathtaking coast.

  • Stayed May 2010
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Dublin
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Reviewed June 20, 2010

We booked this B&B as a result of the previous reviews on "tripadvisor" and we were not disappointed. The place is well kept and the hosts could not have made us more welcome. It is ideally located to visit the Giant Causeway and the "rope bridge". The breakfast is really good, one of the best we have ever had in any accommodation in Ireland. We really recommend this B&B!!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Oslo
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Reviewed June 16, 2010

We stayed for four nights and enjoyed every minute of it. In beautiful surroundings beside the Glentaise, neighbored by lovely green fields and a family of rabbits to welcome you every morning. It is the perfect base while you explore all the main attractions by the Causeway Coast, all within short distance. We recommend you to stay for a couple of nights at least so that you get the opportunity to se all the best that Northern Ireland can offer. The rooms are beautiful and the bed incredible, it's impossible not to relax! Friendlier hosts than Trevor and Robert are hard to come by. Regardless your choice of breakfast (and there are several options) you will not be dissapointed. Our only regret is that we could'nt stay longer!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Fairfield, IA
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Reviewed June 15, 2010

I booked my stay at Carnately Lodge 6 months in advance and was told our booking was confirmed and they looked forward to seeing us. However, when we showed up on Saturday night, we were told there were no vacancies and they gave our rooms away. We were told that we didn't show up early enough however, in communicating with them about our stay they never once told us that we needed to be there by a certain time. They helped us find another bed and breakfast to stay in quite quickly, where the owner of that bed and breakfast informed me that they had been looking for a place for my family to stay since Thursday!! She told us that Robert gave our rooms away on Thursday and never informed me of it until we showed up on his doorstep with nowhere to go! I was appalled at the way we were treated as if this was our fault and he never apologized or acknowledged what he did was wrong. I would NEVER recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Carnately Lodge

Property: Carnately Lodge
Address: 51 Moyarget Road, Ballycastle BT54 6HL, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Ballycastle
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Ballycastle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Carnately Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carnately Lodge is a graded 5 Star luxury NITB approved B&B situated on the North Antrim Causeway Coast close to all major Tourist attractions including Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge and New Causeway Centre close to Ballycastle Town Centre. ... more   less 
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