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Enniskeen Country House Hotel
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 31, 2012

We were looking for a break with a difference and found it with Enniskeen's cycling mini-break ,mountain bikes and safety equipment supplied on site along with route map. Tullymore forest park is a couple of minutes away and a slight uphill cycle up the route of the Shimna river is worth it for a rewarding freewheel back down,we then carried on down the Bryansford road and into Newcastle for a walk around the shops and a cup of coffee at Davinci's (recommended) again an uphill cycle back to Enniskeen was worth the reward of a nice cold beer on the scenic terrace overlooking the hotel grounds and mournes backdrop.Staff at the hotel are attentive and friendly,food at the Enniskeen was delicious and our room (no.6) has an art nouveau bathroom suite (original) that has to be seen !! Thanks to the staff for a wonderful time and hope to be back in the near future.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Eileen J, Front Office Manager at Enniskeen Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2012

Thankyou very much for sharing your experiences with us all.We really do appreciate your contribution in helping us to guage and attain high standards of customer satisfaction.
Looking forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed March 22, 2012

Picturesque setting,prompt,efficient,perpetually friendly and polite service,decent,hearty food&comfortable,immaculately clean rooms.I would recommend and will return in the future.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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Eileen J, Manager at Enniskeen Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2012

We do appreciate your time in reviewing your stay at our hotel,and we look forward to seeing you again and your friends.

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Reviewed October 5, 2011

A character filled grand house with majestic views. This place is not about 5 star anything. You get great people, wonderful. wholesome meals, fabulous breakfasts. Almost like home away from home. beds were comfortable. All the rooms are different, some with large bathrooms, some older, some new but all terrific. Would stay again in a heartbeat. Eileen and all the staff were wonderful. Real people and a real slice of Northern Ireland.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Eileen J, Front Office Manager at Enniskeen Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2012

Thankyou for the time and effort taken to write this review.It is very helpful for all our members of staff to know how much you enjoyed your stay with us and how we can improve as a team .It is so important for us to stay focussed and to aim for higher standards of attentiveness, service and customer care. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed July 31, 2011

Overall, I would return and recommend it to people but with an explanation of its idiosyncracies.
Location: Excellent - 1.5 miles out of Newcastle with beautiful views of the Mourne mountains and near Tullymore Forest Park.
Style/Character: The house was built around 150 years ago and has been a hotel for about 50 years. It looks like it had a makeover in the 1980s and not updated much since. While it is spotlessly clean, it is crying out for a subtle revamp. It does have a loyal, albeit ageing, clientelle.
Service: It's run by the same family that opened it 50 years ago and there is an oldfashioned, genteel, discreet service. The bar-man and boss, Ian, wears a dickey bow to serve drinks. There is a rather strange lady, who hovers about and at 10pm blocked me from going into the Residents Lounge because apparantly it's private at that time of night.
Rooms: It's a boutique hotel with around 27-30 rooms. We were in room 8 and over the two nights grew to really love it. It was small but comfortable. The bed was a good height off the ground and had lovely, crisp-white sheets. The TV was tiny. There was a lovely, ivy lined terrace but the door leading out on to it was locked! I wanted to know why and was told it was down to health and safety.
Food/Drink: Breakfast and dinner both fantastic. Great, affordable, constantly updated wine list. There was a buzz to the place on Saturday night when people came to the hotel to eat that weren't overnight guests. The dessert list was excellent but some of the menu could have done with a bit of an update (starters included melon fan and egg mayonnaise).

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

A warm, friendly welcome by Eileen(reception) greeted us on arrival followed by tea and biscuits before going to our room.... and what a room. Spacious, very clean, with large windows giving plenty of natural light, and a view over the garde,ns to the mountains of Morne that was simply sensational. The en-suite had a shower that was really something to look forward to in the morning. The menu was extensive and the quality of food and presentation was second to none with a price range to match. The service in every department was excellent and nothing was too much trouble for all the staff, including Margaret ( Reception) who came on duty later but continued the high standard of service. Thank you for a wonderful time and will definitely be back should we be in this part of Ireland again, and you most definitely be highly recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

Good hotel, friendly attentive staff and very good food. Lovely room on 2nd floor with fantastic views of the Mounes.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2011

The Enniskeen House Hotel is unspoilt jewel of a hotel with the sea on one side and the Mourne Mountains on the other. For friendliness, home comforts, good food and tranquillity the Enniskeen Hotel is second to none.

Having stayed there with my children when they were small, I am now retuning with a grown-up family and their children. Whatever their age, everyone loves this hotel and we really look forward to our next stay.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Enniskeen Country House Hotel

Address: 98 Bryansford Road, Newcastle BT33 0LF, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Newcastle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Newcastle
#3 Romantic Hotel in Newcastle
Price Range: $76 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enniskeen Country House hotel; a mountainside hideaway, this family-run hotel rests in the lush Shimna Valley just outside Newcastle Co Down; Explore the hotels stunning 12 acre estate and winding woodland trail down to the Shimna river; And enjoy the striking views over Northern Ireland's highest mountain Slieve Donard and the Irish Sea. ... more   less 
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Enniskeen Country House Hotel Newcastle, Northern Ireland

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