Overall experience was ok, pleasent but nothing to get over excited about. It was sufficient for one night, but personally I felt the accommodation was over priced, having stayed in many hotels of similar, and indeed superior standard, which offered better value for money, both north and south of the Island. Having said that, this was our first experience of staying here, and we did book in last minute, so maybe that reflected the price. It served our purpose for staying -we wanted a few drinks in the town and a bed for the night, and it was the only place in town with last minute availability. Breakfast was sufficient, but nothing spectacular. Service was slow, with a lengthy wait on my food to arrive, even though the place was reasonably quiet, and not overly busy at the time. Guests at the table beside us ordered cooked breakfasts, and then had to request missing food items that didn't arrive as they had ordered, but staff responded politely to the situation. The 'front desk' ladies were very friendly at reception upon check in and check out. Other hotel guests in neighbouring rooms kept me awake 'till 4am -I fell asleep eventually from exhaustion, but I can't comment on how the hotel deals with other guest disturbances, as I didn't report the problem -had I been staying any longer than one night I would have informed hotel staff. Bedroom (on 3rd floor) faced the road, with no air conditioning in rooms. As a result, this left the room very warm and stuffy, especially in the bathroom which was stifling, and the situation worsened further upon using the shower. Having turned the room's radiators 'off' we had to shower with the bathroom door open and the room window open to decrease the uncomfortable heat build up. For one night, this hotel is was ok, but personally I wouldn't stay any longer than one night, and certainly not at the prices charged (£85 for standard twin room, £95 for standard double room), but there is little to no other hotel competition in the same locality, so expect to pay for this premium if you are wanting to avail of hotel accommodation located in close proximity to the town centre. Our taxi fare to local night life in the town centre was £8 return from the hotel, and it was roughly about a 5 minute car journey (approximately). Reception staff will call a local cab if you ask. The hotel is right next to a local shop and adjoining off licence, which was an added convenience and within a short walking distance. We returned to the hotel bar for a drink before going to bed, thinking we had an hour before it closed (as was the advertised time, stated in the bedroom 'hotel information' book), however upon arrival, the bar was deserted, with only a solo singer, singing along to a backing track, and two other people having a drink. As it turned out, bar staff actually closed early, and we had to return to our rooms with our drinks to finish them. Staff didn't actually request our departure verbally, instead they pulled the shutters down on the bar, putting the full lights on, on two separate occasions to signal closing time. It would have been nice to enjoy the drink without feeling pushed out of the bar earlier than the closing time stated in the bedroom's 'hotel information', especially since we had left the bars, music and buzz in town an hour before closing, just to 'sample' the hotel bar before it closed. As it turned out, we'd have been better staying in the town bars for the last hour, but we will know for again. Omagh caters for all social tastes and ages, with a mixed and varied crowd. dress code is smart casual and people do make an effort to look well unlike some town I've socialised in, which will remain nameless! Having now sampled the town's local accommodation, for future social nights out in Omagh, we will be sticking to designated drivers, or else using taxi's to/from the town, (we live about 32 miles from Omagh), as the taxi fare actually cost less (round trip) than an overnight stay in this particular hotel -but we stayed and now we know what to expect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Silverbirch Hotel is a family-run 3* hotel in Omagh, offering you the finest tradition of Irish hospitality, superb cuisine and a warm welcome in lavish and modern surroundings, that will make your visit a memorable one. Provides an ideal base for discovering the sights and attractions in the local area. The hotel is located less than a mile out of the town heading on the B48 towards Gortin. Furthermore the hotel is located on the North West Passage and the Ulster Way leading to the Sperrins, Gortin Glens and close by the renowned Ulster American Folk Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Silverbirch Hotel Omagh, Northern Ireland