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Marine Court Hotel
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Bangor
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Value for money”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Just back from another stay at this hotel. Staff very friendly and rooms of good quality. Beds are clean and comfortable.Handy for the harbour and there are nice walks along the sea front. Also, a hearty Irish breakfast is on offer!!! Will be back in May!!

Room Tip: good transport links for Belfast
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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bren428, General Manager at Marine Court Hotel, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Dear Suzanne w, thank you for taking the time to post your helpful feedback on Trip. As a repeat guest your are in a position to review how consistent our standard of service and quality of customer care is evident on each visit. It is great to hear you enjoy our 'hearty' breakfast, it is indeed hard to beat, the early morning vista to the Marina. Look forward to seeing you return in May.
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

It's a very nice hotel, clean and well presented, as everywhere in Northern Ireland the staff are very friendly and always willing to help. The rooms are modern and of a high standard, the beds are very comfortable. Recommended

  • Stayed January 2013
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bren428, General Manager at Marine Court Hotel, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thanks Stevebpmpianos, for the time taken to record your kind comments on Trip. Yes it is true we have an ideal location at the Marina in the centre of the town convenient to all the retail therapy you will require. You have experienced the friendly and helpful team here at the hotel who display a natural willingness to please at every turn. Our housekeeping team are to be commended for their consistent high standard in our bedrooms and public areas.
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2013

A Christmas getaway - out side the building looks odd, the ground floor given over to a pub. However the staff were great and ensured we were looked after. Our room was a top floor room with a sea view. Clean tidy and well presented. We had a great evening meal with good food and helpful staff. Booking a window table proved easy getting it required a little more effort. The pool etc was again clean and great to use with excellent staff again. Only thing is don't pay the £30 for the sparkling wine rose petals and choc . Not good value. However the over all price charged for dinner bed and breakfast was great value and I would gladly return

  • Stayed December 2012
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Thank Aidan W
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bren428, General Manager at Marine Court Hotel, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Much appreciated Aidan K for the feedback on your recent visit to the Marine over the festive period. We are delighted you enjoyed the stay and hospitality your inspirational comments have been passed on to the teams invovled in all departments. It is especially pleasing to learn that you availed of all the facilities at the hotel and we where not found wanting in any departments. Apologies for the petal turn down disappointment. Look forward to welcoming you back this year.
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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

A group of 10 girls held our Christmas party here. The food was served when your party was ready for it- not when the whole room had sat down which was great. The food was piping hot, large portions and extras such as gravy boats for the turkey. Service was good and the bar was easy to get served it- also very reasonable offers on bottles of wine. DJ was good and played requests- also had a photo booth. (£2pp) which added fun. Would defo go back. As said in a few comments the hotel is looking a little dated but otherwise we had a great night!

  • Stayed December 2012
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bren428, General Manager at Marine Court Hotel, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Many thanks Lynsey K, for the time taken to post your kind positive feedback on Trip. This year the team worked hard to ensure everyone enjoyed the 'craic' on the Party evenings. The mix of good food ,music and efficient service is indeed hard to beat. It is not always possible to ensure this result each time when catering for 250 to 300 revellers. We have plans for a soft re-furb in the New Year, hopefully you will approve when you return this year.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Stayed in hotel on boxing night with family no complaints about hotel more about restaurant lord nelsons we were booked in for meal at 5pm but it was 5.45pm before we got a drinks order. We ordered child's meal of fresh cod and chips but when the meal came it was 3 fish fingers and dollop of mash we complained and one lady waitress did sort it out and told us there was no cod left but said that this shouldn't have happened. I have to say that we did think it was a bit much to be charging £7.50 thk it was or £8.50 for this child's meal. Our meals came and were ok one little slice of turkey even though i didnt have the ham again I do not thk the meal was worth £24 each the child was supposed to get selection box and this did not materialise. I have to say it would not encourage me to return next year or recommend it to anyone either.

Room Tip: Ask for room away from the niteclub at my daughters family room on fourth floor they could here figh...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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bren428, General Manager at Marine Court Hotel, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you lilysteele, for taking the time to post your feedback on Trip. We are sorry that you did not feel the childrens' meal did not reflect good value for money and the portion size of the adult meals were disappointing everyone concerned wishes to be associated with my apologies. Although no consulation to you the drop in standards can be attributed to the end of a very busy day. I would be delighted to try and restore you faith in our quality of food and service. Please contact me on marinecourthotel@btconnect.com to discuss.
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1,264 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2012

I did not stay here, I called in to see the art exhibition. The 'By The Sea' show is a continuing display of artworks from many different painters. I say that, but there are also woodcuts, and works in other media. Many are hung in the restaurant, which also boasts an attractive view of the harbour.
My interest was the art, and I loved the variety of styles and subjects on show. Favourite? A blue lobster, it was a standout piece.
Regarding the hotel I should add that the staff were very friendly and helpful. I had never visited before, and chose the wrong door, into the adjoining bar. The lady serving happily volunteered to show me through to where I was going.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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bren428, General Manager at Marine Court Hotel, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Many Thanks Steveodo, for taking the time to post your review on Trip. Alas, we can not take the credit for the fabulous exhibition of contemporary modern day art that is displayed in Nelson's restaurant. It is the initiative of our good friend Katie and has been a tremendous success. It is also good to receive the positive feedback in relation to the hospitality. Perhaps you will afford us the opportunity next time around to experience the cuisine.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Lovely Hotel on the harbour front. We had an upgrade to a sea view room. The room was well kept with good quality bedding and furnishings. I would recommend the breakfast. There was an exellent selection of cold food on the buffet and the hot food was cooked to order.
Staff were friendly and very helpful without being intrusive.
We stayed over the weekend and as the hotel is on the main sea road we found it to be noisy with taxis and people standing around after the pub/club had closed. There was also a function under our room which although was muffled the noise still penetrated through to the room until around 1pm. Perhaps if we had not have had the upgrade it would have been quieter. I would have then rated the hotel as exellent

Room Tip: Any room not sea facing if you prefer quiet at night
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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bren428, General Manager at Marine Court Hotel, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Thanks Spendee, for taking the time to record your positive feedback on Trip. The team are delighted you found our services exceeded your expectations. Indeed our Breakfast has vastly improved in the last year. We are very aware that it is the final dining experience the guest will have. It is also great to hear that you were treated with the utmost courtesy at all times during your stay.
We are sorry that you experienced adverse noise, unfortunately as a town centre location it is not always possible to ensure that you will not suffer a little disturbance at the week-ends. We will look forward to your return visit.
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Property: Marine Court Hotel
Address: 18-20 Quay Street, Bangor BT20 5ED, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Bangor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Bangor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Marine Court Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marine Court Hotel is situated right in the heart of Bangor, Co. Down, just minutes from Belfast, overlooking the beautiful marina. We offer 51 spacious and tastefully decorated bedrooms, with excellent sea views and all the usual in-room amenities. You can enjoy a relaxing evening in Nelson’s Restaurant with our fresh, locally sourced food while enjoying the views over the bay. As a guest at the Marine Court Hotel, you are welcome to use our luxurious Health and Fitness Club, Oceanis at no extra cost. Private car parking and WiFi is available to all our guests. ... more   less 
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