Just returned from a two day stay in The Beech Hill Country House Hotel in Derry. This hotel was the former base for the US Marines during WW2 and some of their Nissen type huts still remain in the hotel grounds. A Museum room gives full information on the Marines time in Northern Ireland and the hallways are liberally decorated with photographs of various Marines and events of the time. I spent some time looking at photos and reading up on the history of the time and to top it all off I trained like a marine (not) with a few walks and runs through the many walking trails in the grounds of Beech Hill. But enough of the history lesson and on to the Hotel. From the moment we arrived to a warm and friendly welcome we felt right at home at this hotel. Check-in was flawless and we were shown to the room which was downstairs so views were limited. This room was given to us because we had a small dog with us and the room was very suitable as it was located beside an outside door that led to the hotel grounds so doggy was happy. The room itself was perfect with the largest and most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. There was an ensuite bathroom with great shower Lots of storage facilities. If I had one gripe it was that there was a distinct shortage of clothes hangers but there was sufficient drawer storage. We did not ask for more hangers but I'm sure we would have got some if we had done so. Now to the food. As we had booked dinner on both nights we were hoping that the food was all that previous reviews had said it was. We needed have no fears in that regard. The dinner was divine. Starters were excellent, I had the foie gras pate on both nights while my wife had goat cheese salad one night and a mushroom risotto the other night. Main course was duck and steak for myself and salmon and shoulder of lamb for my wife. Good selection of desserts on the menu and my favourite was the selection of ice cream and sorbets. All food was served by attentive and friendly staff as was our pre and after dinner drinks in the comfortable lounge. The breakfast each morning was beautiful with a great selection of food as well as the standard full Irish. All in all we would highly recommend a stay in the Beech Hill House and we will definitely be back
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- Beech Hill Country Hotel
- Beech Hill Country Derry
- Beech Hill Country House Hotel Derry, Northern Ireland