Just got back from a 3 night stay in Derry and had a wonderful time. The City hotel is in a great location just outside the walls and on the river front. Great welcome from the reception staff, always took the time to get me any information i required, cant fault them at all. Stayed in a Junior Suite, and as this was on the corner of the hotel I had great views up the river to the Foyle bridge and the lough as well as across to the Guildhall, the city and the hills of Waterside. The only downside that i came across was the bed was extremely firm - now i like a firm bed but this took it to extremes - however that is my only gripe! Breakfast was a buffet style but with lots of staff to look after you too. I went on the Martin McCrossan walking tour on Saturday and although it was tipping it down the tour went ahead and Brian our tourguide really brought the history to life. We ended up in the Java Coffee shop for our complimentary coffee (included in the £4 tour price) and myself and a couple of the other women on the tour chatted for about an hour and a half - fantastic. I ate at Fitzroys and Quay West in Derry (both offering 30% off the bill at the moment) and also Icon over on Waterside - all excellent and i didnt feel at all unwelcome as a single diner although all the restaurants were very busy. The only place i didnt eat was at the Exchange because you cant book - it was so popular that on Saturday evening at 7.30 I was told that there would be a 90 minute wait - so i didnt!! Taxi costs are fixed rather than being on meters - from the airport it was £14. Each of the three restaurants and the two cafes i used (the second being Cafe Artisan) offer gluten and wheat free options - a wide range of them - so Derry is definitely the place for you if you have this requirement. Go to Londonderry, stay in the City Hotel, wonder at the place and the surrounding countryside - go there soon - it definitely feeds the soul!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- City Hotel Derry, Northern Ireland