I stayed here in Dec 2009 after a long day shopping in Northern Ireland, the hotel itself is very well located close to the Buttercrane Shopping Centre, Newry is a very busy town especially with cross border shoppers like myself. It has its own carpark which was pretty full.
We arrived to the hotel late without a booking and were greeted by the friendly female receptionist and we did a deal for B&B for the night. The room was rather outdated and the TV was ancient, however it had RTE and BBC so was not a total failure. Most importantly the room was clean and it was also quite large with two double beds for the three of us. There was a little bit of noise emanating from the street outside as the Hotel also has a busy bar O'Dowds.
After our arrival we checked in and had Dinner downstairs, the food was brilliant and well priced, again the Breakfast the following morning was a great Ulster Fry and the restaurant and bar food was very good. Overall the hotel is well placed but could do a whole lot better, it is too expensive and needs to overhaul its rooms to bring them up to more modern standards. However for the tired motorist after driving 300+miles from the south on a shopping trip it was a welcome rest.
The following day was spent in Newry taking advantage of sterling bargains and greater variety in the Buttercrane and the rest of Newry. Newry is well located for cross border bargains and is a large town but its one-way system is annoying.
- Also Known As:
- Francis Court Newry
- Francis Court Hotel Newry, Northern Ireland