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“Lovely venue and hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ballydugan Mill

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Ballydugan Mill
Ranked #2 of 10 Downpatrick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cork
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Lovely venue and hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

We attended a wedding here in August. It's a really nice venue and location for a wedding, quaint with lovely stone work and exposed beams everywhere. The service was held on the ground floor, food was served on the first floor and entertainment held on the second floor. The food was all vegetarian as the bride and groom were veggies but it was all very nice only the mashed potatoes were quite salty for my taste.
We stayed for the night also. We arrived early for check in but this was not a problem and were we able to check in no problem. Except the man at reception checked us in to an un-serviced room! But this was easily and quickly fixed by a member of housekeeping. The room was lovely although not loads of space for storage but for one night it was fine. Bathroom was spacious with a bath and over-head shower and plenty of toiletries. The walls are obviously not sound proof so noises from other rooms were easily heard but this was mainly the drunken wedding party!
Breakfast was held on the ground floor. The fry was great- no complaints. There wasn't a massive selection for a continental breakfast if that's all you're after though.
Great little hotel tucked away in a lovely location in Co.Down.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

Had lunch today at The Mill, the food as usual was fantastic, plenty of flavours, well cooked and presented. Service very good and staff are very friendly. Elaine's a sweetheart. The building has been lovingly restored by the owner Noel who is busy renovating part of the old mill to be living quarters for him and his wife Joan. An excellent location for weddings etc.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

Mill at Ballydugan was the highlight of our stays. The charm and character could not be beat. The host, Mary was kind, caring, and went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. Late night conversations with employee Maureen about Ireland and it's history only added to the experience. One truly feels as if you were traveling back in time. Very close to town and the countryside is beautiful. The rooms were well equipped, spacious, and had created a "home feeling."

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2012

We had a lovely time at the mill this are second time we have stopped there and had thourghly enjoyed our stay . Food was excellent ,the rooms lovely and clean and the people very helpful and kind. Hope to go back soon. Have recommended it to our friends and family. Jane Shropshire

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

We got married at the mill last june and have just spent our wedding anniversary there. We cant put into words how wonderful all our experiences at the mill have been. The owners and staff are always very welcoming and cant do enough to help you.
The food is delicious and like the rooms is very resonably priced. We wouldnt hesitate to recommend the mill to anyone looking to have a relaxed break, sunday lunch or a fabulous wedding. We will definitely be back! Thankyou.

Room Tip: We love the ground floor of The Granary. Its spacious living room is perfect for relaxing and watchi...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2012

We were at a wedding there yesterday and can't recommend it highly enough. It's a fabulous venue with excellent friendly service and great food and superb accommodation. We hope be back there soon.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012

This hotel is beautiful & in lovely grounds. The rooms were very clean, but a little cold, & there were no spare blankets or anything in the room so would advise if you are staying to take warm sleeping clothes! I was recently there for a friends wedding, & the wedding meal was superb, so I had high expectations for my breakfast the next morning but it was a let down!! The cooked breakfast was extremely poor, consisting of 1 rasher bacon, 1 egg, 1 sausage, 4 mushrooms & a quarter of soda bread. Considering it costs £80 for 1 night b & b & is in Ireland, I was expecting a good Irish breakfast including potato bread, & a little more than 1 of everything else. Originally from Ireland I was looking forward to my Irish fry, so was bitterly disappointed.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Ballydugan Mill
Address: Drumcullen Road, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Downpatrick
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Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Downpatrick
Number of rooms: 36
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Ballydugan Mill Hotel Downpatrick
Ballydugan Mill Downpatrick, Northern Ireland

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