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“Good weekend”
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City Hotel
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Derry
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United Kingdom
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85 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Good weekend”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

We had a very enjoyable weekend break at the City Hotel, very good location in the centre of everything, we had a lovely view of the Peace Bridge from our room on the 6th floor, enjoyed dinner in the restaurant followed by music in the bar area, after a very good breakfast the next morning we walked the City walls, did a bit of shopping around the shopping centres, relaxed then it was out for dinner with a good selection of restaurants and bars close by. We could not fault a thing so will surely go back another time in the future.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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CityHotelDerry, Guest Services Manager at City Hotel, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Dear Wanderer024,
Thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear the location suited your needs so well and delighted to hear you we be making a return visit.

Yours sincerely
Conor Friel
Guest services manager City Hotel Derry
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

The rooms were a bit small and out dated. The bathrooms also needed to be updated. The view out our room window was of the Peace Bridge and the Clock tower. It was wonderful, especially at night. The food was very good. The elevators were a bit slow. It was nice to be right in the city and able to just walk out of your room and walk around the city or over the Peace Bridge.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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CityHotelDerry, Guest Services Manager at City Hotel, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear OldBridgeTraveler,
Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed the wonderful view and the good food.
It may interest you to know we have a constant improvement and renovation policy at the hotel and look forward to you experiencing some updates upon a return visit.

Yours sincerely
Conor Friel
Guest services manager City Hotel Derry
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Have stayed here twice this month on business.

Both stays were consistent.

Check in was quick, easy and staff friendly.

Rooms are basic enough - beds & pillows I felt where too hard. But other than that all good.

Restaurant very nice with plenty of choice. Staff friendly and attentive.

Breakfast self service buffet and also good. One thing I would like would be more 'healthy' options.... fruit, yogurts, porridge. Don't get me wrong I love a fry but everyday isn't good!

Location is good - walking distance to centre.

Small car park in basement - I had no problems getting parking any day.

Free Wifi for guests but you were given a 24hr voucher. A little annoying that you had to pop down to reception to get it renewed when 24hr period expired but I'm sure they have their reasons for this....

Gym adequate and pool small but again fine. Have a jacuzzi and steam room but no sauna.

Good hotel in good location. If I stay in Derry again, I'll stay here.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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CityHotelDerry, Guest Services Manager at City Hotel, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear dxb09,
Thank you for your review, we are pleased you will choose to stay with us again, it may interest you to know we do indeed have healthier options as you mentioned for breakfast your server will be happy to help with any items prepared straight from the kitchen, we also have softer pillows available upon request.

Yours sincerely
Conor Friel
Guest services manager City Hotel Derry
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in the City Hotel, a one night birthday treat! We got a gorgeous double room, to the front of the hotel, with a fabulous view of the Foyle and the new Peace Bridge. The room was large, comfortable, and really luxurious. We went out for dinner nearby, and returned for a charity event in the hotel ballroom. I used the leisure centre the following morning, and had a very enjoyable swim. All in all a great hotel. There is cheap parking just across the road, and the hotel staff are very helpful and personable. Will definitely return

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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CityHotelDerry, Guest Services Manager at City Hotel, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear caitrionanicseoin,
Thank you for your review we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your birthday celebrations with us and took time to enjoy the leisure facilities and location.

Yours sincerely
Conor Friel
Guest services manager City Hotel Derry
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

I love the couches in the bar area to have lunch. The staff are great and the food wonderful.It is ashort walk to the 3 shopping centres in the town. I had a great cappuccino here, and I am fussy about that.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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CityHotelDerry, Guest Services Manager at City Hotel, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear ladylynda,
Thank you for your review, we are glad you took time to relax with a nice cappuccino in the lobby and hope you will return in 2013 for the city of culture events.

Yours sincerely
Conor Friel
Guest services manager City Hotel Derry
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

We stayed one night at the City Hotel in Derry in October of this year, and I wished we could have stayed longer! It is a beautiful hotel, very clean with a modern look. The rooms are spacious and elegant, and the hotel facilities are superb! There is a really nice bar and a seating area with couches to relax with a drink, or coffee or snack. The restaurant was fantastic too! We had our evening meal there, and the food was excellent, as was the service. Prices quite reasonable too, a 3 course meal and bottle of wine for 2 people was only 40 euros! They also have a really nice fitness centre and pool, although I didn't have time to use them, I had a quick peek for our next trip. The staff were superb, right from the moment we walked in the door. Very friendly, and always helpful and accomodating! One of them even helped us park the minivan we had rented in the underground parking (which is free if you stay) :) The location is perfect too, right on the Foyle river, with a view of the new Peace Bridge. Within walking distance of everything, the old Derry town walls are about a 3 minute walk away. I highly recommend this hotel, and will gladly book another stay there the next time we visit Ireland! :)

Room Tip: I don't think there could be a bad choice of room in this hotel!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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CityHotelDerry, Guest Services Manager at City Hotel, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Lauren C,
Thank you for your review, we are particularly pleased you enjoyed the location as you travelled so far, and also found the value and food fantastic, we look forward to your next visit and glad we could help.

Yours sincerely
Conor Friel
Guest services manager City Hotel Derry
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Me and my husband had our wedding reception in the City Hotel on the 28th July of this year and we could not recommend this establishment and its staff enough. Everything was perfect and the wedding co-ordination team are delightful to work with not only on the day but in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding day itself. The attention to detail and the helpfulness of the staff towards each guest was above and beyond what we were expecting.

The food here is delicious even just to pop in for a bite of lunch, and the atmosphere is relaxed and peaceful even though it is located in the city centre. Rooms are clean, spacious, modern and well maintained and the Bridal suite is very comfortable with a living area and gorgeous views of the River Foyle and Peace Bridge.

Again, I would highly recommend the hotel to anyone visiting Derry due to its central location, good value for money and the approachable and professionalism of staff.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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CityHotelDerry, Guest Services Manager at City Hotel, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Jahooblie,
Thank you for choosing to celebrate your wedding day with us and for your lovely comments. We are only too pleased to be of service and are here to help in any way we can on the run up to, and on your big day, we look forward to seeing you on your anniversary.

Yours sincerely
Conor Friel
Guest services manager City Hotel Derry
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Property: City Hotel
Address: Queens Quay, Derry BT48 7AS, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Derry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Derry
#6 Luxury Hotel in Derry
#6 Romantic Hotel in Derry
#6 Business Hotel in Derry
#7 Family Hotel in Derry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — City Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 158
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contemporary hotel located on the bend of River Foyle, 200 yards from Guildhall - Many rooms overlook these points of interest. ... more   less 
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