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Hillsea Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #14 of 25 Ballycastle B&B and Inns
fiumicello
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“Very nice stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

This B&B lies in a quiet residential area in Ballycastle, a nice sea town, very convenient for visiting the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge and the Giant's Causeway.
Had an ensuite double with tv, tea&coffee. The bathroom was really tiny and dark (main light not functioning) but the room was very comfortable.
Breakfast was great, beside cooked breakfast we were offered delicious fresh raspberries and home-baked scones (stilll hot!).

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

We enjoyed our stay here in June. Our room was comfortable with an attractive view of the garden. The welcome was friendly and we were given helpful advise on visiting Rathlin Island. Probably the best breakfast we have enjoyed in Ireland, breads and scones especially.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

We were redirected here after a mix up with our original booking elsewhere in the town and were feeling more than a bit disgruntled, a feeling not improved when no-one was in when we got there. No matter though, a minute or so after we arrived a happy smiling Marcus and Mary appeared and welcomed us to their wonderful home - reserving a special welcome for our dog Sammy. The rooms were fine and very homely but the breakfast was something else, it was sensational! Marcus' home baked breads and scones, fresh fruit, and an Ulster fry that took an extreme effort to get through! A ten minute stroll from the harbour I thouroughly recommend this place.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Ashbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

I stayed here for a week in May, was due to come with a friend, who was unfortunately taken ill at the last minute, Marcus helped me with the cost as there are no single rooms, he didnt have to! I had a great week, it is in a nice residential area, very clean and comfortable. Not far down to the Quay or town centre. First class and filling breakfast. In all I honesty I could not fault Hillsea and I will most certainly look no further when returning to Ballycastle.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

Hillsea is a decent good value B&B near the town centre of Ballycastle. Some of Marcus' business skills could do with improvement- such as being hard to contact on arrival, not having correctly recorded our booking and not having card facilities. However he did provide very useful local information. I ended up staying in a room which was not usually used for guests and had no night toilet. The breakfast was excellent. This was a grown up family trip.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

My wife and stayed here for 8 days in September. The owner, Marcus Jameson and his wife were charming hosts, and made our stay very pleasant indeed.Our room was of reasonable size, with a comfortable bed. Furnishings were basic but adequate. A nice ensuite shower room was included. Room service was first class. Fresh towels each day and everything left clean and tidy by the wonderful Sandra who has worked for the owners for 20 years continuously. She also served breakfasts with super efficiency and a lovely smile. The breakfast are superb. The full Ulster menu including soda and potato breads. Marcus makes his own delicious wheaten bread and scones every day. Every day we had a choice of cereals, fresh fruit salad and our own bowl of fresh strawberries ! The Hillsea stands at the top of a quiet residential road in a very good class area, about 2/3 minutes drive from Ballycastle town centre. There is off-road car parking for guests at the front of the guest house. There is a lovely large garden at the back which guests can use. This is a wonderful place to stay if you want to explore this beautiful part of the North Antrim coast. Enjoy !!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

This was a perfect find, as you walk in the beautiful staricase meets you and you know it's going to be a good visit. It's brightly decorated and feels ariy and light. I booked 2 double rooms and had the nervous worries that because it was my responsibiltiy the pressure was on to find somewhere decent. Well Hillsea blew the decent hopes out of the water and I will be back asap. My dad and his wife were over from Canada and I wanted to spend a night away with them by flying over from Liverpool and all travelling to the North Coast. Not only was I so happy with the place every member of our party was just made up. The sun shone on us all weekend, the garden out the back was massive and beautiful, we had everything we wanted and more at such a great price!! The breakfast was delicious home cooked scones and to die for wheaten bread with lots of coffee after our late night! Marcus was a lovely gentleman who knows how to make people welcome and should be proud of what he has done with the place. Hillsea had great parking, was within easy reach of town and had plenty of info for a successful trip.......and it certainly was :-)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hillsea Bed & Breakfast
Address: 6 Rathlin View, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Ballycastle
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Ranked #14 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Ballycastle
Number of rooms: 3
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Hillsea Bed & Breakfast Ballycastle, Northern Ireland

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