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Shelleven Guest House
Ranked #2 of 18 Bangor B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Highly recommend.”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Stayed one night only but look forward to returning for a longer stay. The room was spacious and very comfortable with all the amenities needed, including flat screen TV. The breakfast was excellent and freshly cooked, with lots of choice and the dining room was spacious and in keeping with the beautiful house. A bonus was the free wifi as well. Philip & Mary also suggested a restaurant as it was late evening by the time I arrived and it was an excellent recommendation.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

This was the first time we stayed in a B&B, and it was great. After a long day of driving (for the first time on the left side of the road) it was nice to arrive and settle in. Bangor is a sweet little town, and our room had a nice view of the ocean. We had a sound sleep and the breakfast was yummy. The wifi was a little spotty in the room, but other than that it was fantastic.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

This is a lovely family run B&B. my room booked very last min was really nice overlooking the lush garden next door. Breakfast was a real treat with the classic ulster fry. The owners were very friendly and the location is perfect as you can park in front and go for a lovely walk along the Bangor seafront...,.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

This was a great place to stopover after the long haul from Australia . Early nights due to the jet lag were totally undisturbed and I had a terrific rest in the comfy queen bed. En-suite shower room was immaculate and the heating on those cold nights was never an issue. The guest house is ideally situated for a stroll along the marina and back before tucking into a superb breakfast .
Its also good to have the on site parking , and lets not overlook the free WiFi which is a must these days . Thanks again to Philip & Mary for another flawless stopover

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

I have just stayed with Philip & Mary Weston at their beautiful guest house and can't say that I've stayed anywhere better! The house is beautiful, immaculate, homely and very quiet. The room was spotless and provided everything I needed - comfortable bed, spotless brilliant white bed linen and towels, homely furnishings and lovely view of the back gardens, even the distinct sound of seagulls in the mornings was lovely.

The breakfast menu was first class and I don't think I've ever had such delicious scrambled eggs on toast before (my mother couldn't even have competed!), all served in a beautiful dining room with very low Irish music in the background.

There's also lots of information made readily available about where to go and what to see - but being so close to the beautiful coastal path and marina was enough for me to take in!

I'm originally from Northern Ireland but have been living and working in London for 12 years and don't come home very much. This was a spur of the moment trip to get some quiet time and finish a project and I really couldn't have picked anywhere nicer, more welcoming or more peaceful. Philip and Mary are the perfect hosts and make their guests feel very comfortable. Everyone visiting Bangor should stay here, I know I'll be keeping their number for any future trips! A truly pleasurable trip! Thank you!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Wells, Somerset
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Booked into Shelleven for one night on a sudden trip 'home' due to a family bereavement. Having not stayed here before, I didn't know what to expect particularly as I've used many guest houses around the UK over the last 20 years and quality can be awful. Well, to put it simply, this is the best I've stayed in yet. Room was light due to two windows, bathroom spotless with soft towels and a decent shower, comfortable mattress and pillows (I'm fussy and the last time I said that about any hotel was The Westin in NYC five years ago!). An iron was provided when I needed one (what is it with cotton shirts!?) and the breakfast was great, a full Ulster fry naturally, but they did have a range of fruit and cereals too, for those more concerned about their waistlines! Onsite parking (a must for me when I go back home) and a sea view, even from a room on the side of the house. This guest house could show some of Bangor's more expensive establishments a thing or two. You couldn't fail to be impressed with Paul and Mary's hospitality..

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed at Shelleven for the weekend, to attend a friend's wedding up the road in Crawfordsburn. It was a perfect base for us that met all of our needs. Located just a short walk from the centre of Bangor and the lovely marina. The staff were efficient and welcoming. We booked a double room, and were given a huge room on the first floor with a double and single bed, with a sea view from the front of the house. Bathrobes were a nice added touch. The bathroom was also large and beautifully fitted. We enjoyed a hearty Irish breakfast on both days, included in the price. It was also no problem borrowing an iron. All in all this was a pleasant, clean guesthouse and I strongly recommend it.

Room Tip: The first floor room with double and single bed is large and offers a sea view
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Shelleven Guest House
Address: 61 Princetown Road, Bangor BT20 3TA, Northern Ireland
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Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Bangor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Bangor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Shelleven Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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