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“A pub to call home” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Denvir's Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Downpatrick
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
137 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“A pub to call home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

We arrived too late to get a room but the staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful in recommending a nearby b&b (number nine B&b- see my review of this great place) and phoning to get us a room. then, even though the dining room was closing they took pity on us and said they would keep it open so we could eat as there was nowhere else in town. They sat us down in the historic atmospheric dining room and advised that the best deal, the one the locals ate, was the special of two courses at virtually no more than the price of a main off the menu. While we waited for the food they chatted about the local sights and landmarks and gave directions. The dinner could hardly have been better and washed down with a Guiness or two we felt great. If only all pubs and their managers were this good.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

My children & I stayed in Denvir`s on 10th & 11th August for a short break. We found the staff to be very friendly & attentive. Our room was very spacious & well laid out. Our meal was lovely & great value! The kids really enjoyed it & we will definitely be back again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Coraline m
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

we had two rooms booked as we were attending a wedding close by in downpatrick when we arrived and checked with the staff where the car park was we were told it was in the tiny area at the back in among picnic tables which only had space for about two cars. then on entering the hotel the first greeting at reception was a very dirty mat at the door and the awful smell of whatever oil they use to cook. after standing waiting for a while i had to look for a staff member,the girl looked less than enthusiastic however she did change our rooms so the younger ones in the group had the room on the higher floor. on going upstairs the carpet was filthy i think it was supposed to be green but was more black and the smell from downstairs was even stronger. the rooms were disgusting there was enough dust under the beds that i could have written this review in it!!! the dust was also piled in the corners of the room especially behind the doors, the bathroom had mould growing in it and hairs in the bath. the whole place needs a really good clean. we then checked out a few minutes later, on giving the keys to a different staff member she didnt look surprised and never said a word. i would not recommend this hotel to anyone it is disgusting and the service is really bad especially as the young guy i spoke to on the phone when booking was lovely. i will never stay here.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank aniska14
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed here as we were attending a wedding at the Ballyduggan Mill and we could not get a room anywhere else. The whole hotel is very run down and dirty. The bedroom was really bad. Everything was thick with dust including the decorative cushions on the bed. The floor was really dusty and there were cobwebs all round the windows. The bath was the worst though, the shower curtain around it was black with mould and mildew, it was so gross I was afraid to touch it so ended up soaking the floor! It was remniscent of dodgy student accomodation! However, the bed itself was clean and there were clean towels and hot water. The staff were friendly and helpful but this hotel is definitely not worth £70 a night and we could not recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Gallpoll
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Colorado Springs, CO, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The hospitality at Denvir's is top notch. The music after dinner is fun, but if you don't plan to attend look up the dates ahead of time to avoid it or bring earplugs. We personally were not bothered and the teenagers enjoyed it. Breakfast was my favorite out of all the B&B's we stayed in N. Ireland. Rooms are spacious and it has an ideal location in the middle of lovely Downpatrick.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank epipan
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Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

Stayed 2 nights recently in Denvir's. It is located in the town centre which ideal for walking around. It is a historic and old world hotel which has some lovely unique features. We had dinner in the restaurant the first night and it was pleasant enough. We retired early and found it hard enough to get to sleep as there are bands playing all weekend and we could hear the whole thing. When this finished and all the bar drinkers went home, we were kept awake by the occupants of the room above us. The floors are wooden, so every move they made we heard. I believe the rooms have recently been done up and while they are not bad could do with a little more TLC. Breakfast is served in the bar (would have preferred the restaurant) but they will give you what ever you order. The whole experience reminded me a bit on Faulty Towers. The car park is quite small and hard enough to get in and out of when other cars there but the staff will again help out if required. The big plus for this hotel is its staff who are very pleasant and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cloud090
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Stayed at Denvirs two nights recently. On the plus side this hotel is ideally located in the town centre, it's old world style, staff are very friendly and helpful, bar atmosphere is great as is the entertainment.
Breakfast was just average, but plenty off it.
The rooms are badly in need of a makeover and are quite honestly very tatty. Old floorboards are great but the gaps between them harboured lots of dirt and dust. There was ample hot water all weekend, but the bathroom was very basic with grubby tiles and surroundings.
The stairway carpet has seen better days and is in need of renewal.
A bit noisey until 1am when the band stops, so bring your ear plugs. However the bands were great.
All in all not bad value for a couple of nights in the centre of the town but would not like to spend a week there.

Room Tip: Room 6 is farthest away from the bar
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ceclowry
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Property: Denvir's Hotel
Address: 14-16 English Street, Downpatrick BT30 6AB, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Downpatrick
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Downpatrick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A country home away from home! Established in 1642, Denvir's Hotel is steeped in history and is the perfect setting for a relaxing break. Offering old world charm in the heart of Downpatrick, Denvir's has a long tradition of sheltering travellers and will endeavour to ensure that your stay will be a memorable one. Now part of the award winning Botanic Inns group, Denvir’s is the oldest surviving coaching inn in Ireland and is now a grade ‘A’ listed building. The building itself has been extensively and sympathetically renovated while retaining its original character. With six attractive and beautifully restored bedrooms, a restaurant, lounge and snug bars as well as two function rooms for hire; there are many reasons to visit Denvir’s. All of Downpatrick's best historical attractions are located on the same road as Denvirs. St Patricks Grave, The Catherdral and the Gaol are all located on English Street. So we're in the heart of the action! We look forward to welcoming you to Denvir's Hotel. ... more   less 
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