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Dobbins Inn Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Carrickfergus
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
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“a little treasure....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2010

outstanding homecooked food....desserts to die for!,,,,hotel has great character...cool location...perfect for overnight with friends....a little hidden treasure!
Will definitely be back!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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OwnerDobbins, Owner at Dobbins Inn Hotel, responded to this review, January 28, 2011
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2010

Dobbins Inn is a great hotel with lovely staff and good wholesome Irish food. We stayed one Saturday as a wee weekend treat and found the entertainment was very good and there was plenty of banter with the locals. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone for food, a bit of craic or an overnight stay.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank BlairG1972
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OwnerDobbins, Owner at Dobbins Inn Hotel, responded to this review, October 5, 2010
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay. I will pass on your comments to the rest of the team

Kind Regards

Kirsty Fallis
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2010

Dobbin's Inn Hotel is in the centre of Carrickfergus, just five minutes’ walk from Carrickfergus Castle and the sea front. The residential area surrounding the hotel is very pleasant and you can find beautiful parks and places of interest close to the hotel. I took several pictures about the St. Nicholas Church and the Carrickfergus Castle. It's a very comfortable place to stay, not only quiet and peaceful but also convenient.
But the best thing is the friendliness of the staff - always a smile and cheerful greeting and they are very helpful, effective and nice. The rooms are lovely, very clean and the whole place is a relaxed environment. Golf, horse riding and fishing can be arranged and the famous Giant's Causeway is just 60 miles away. I liked the nautical theme in the bar with the collection of naval cap tallies from the world over and I also enjoyed listening the live music or watching the World Cup Final there. The award-winning Las Rosas restaurant has excellent dishes and I think it is an ideal place to have fun and chat with your friends. The restaurant offers a menu always based on fresh food from local suppliers, grilled meals and I really enjoyed the "Ulster Fry" breakfast. Me and my husband really enjoyed the meals and conversation with the daughter of the proprietors and it was a great pleasure to meet with her and her parents. Thank you for your kind hospitality and for the great memories.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank blackmarry
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OwnerDobbins, Manager at Dobbins Inn Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2010
Dear Blackmarry,

Thank you for your kind comments, it was really lovely to meet you and your husband. I see that you enjoyed your time at Carrickfergus and got to see rather a lot!!
Hopefully you will get some more time to visit and I look forward to meeting you again.

Kind Regards

Kirsty Fallis
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2010

im just back home from my stay in Dobbins Inn.
i have to say that was a good expirience.
staff was very very helpful and friendly.i completly desagree with some of the comments i have seen on ur profile.obviously that Dobbins is not the best ever place where i was, but for the rice we paid i didnt find it expensive or a bad place.
if would have another chance deffinately will go back.
keep on with the good work

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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OwnerDobbins, Owner at Dobbins Inn Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2010
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind comments. I was pleased to read that all staff members were friendly and you enjoyed your stay.

Kind Regards

Kirsty Fallis
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Birmingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2010

I travelled to Ireland for a friend's wedding near Belfast and found this inn (about 10 miles from city centre) on the internet. Glad I did.
Staff were fantastic and very attentive, the food was excellent and the bar had real charm. Our bedroom wasn't particularly big, but was fine for the couple of nights we were there. If you're looking for accomodation near Belfast and want something a little bit different, this place has plenty of history and is well worth a look.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank J-T-Brum
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OwnerDobbins, Owner at Dobbins Inn Hotel, responded to this review, May 26, 2010
Dear J-T-Brum,

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay. I hope you enjoyed the wedding too. We pride ourselves on being an old building with lots of character and characters too!!. If you are over in Northern Ireland I hope you will stay with us again.

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Kirsty Fallis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2010

Stayed here last week for a couple of nights. Place just oozes character and friendliness!
Room was clean, quiet and kept to a good standard. Staff were excellent, very very friendly and helpful - I feel like I made new friends!
Food was excellent - great value and very tasty.
Lovely atmosphere in the bar, and a perfect pint of Guinness too.
It's in a good location, and the place has a great history. I loved it and would definitely recommend and come back.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank giraffe_in_jeans
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OwnerDobbins, Owner at Dobbins Inn Hotel, responded to this review, May 19, 2010
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind comments. We enjoyed having you stay with us, I am glad you like the Guinness!! Hope to see you very soon

Kind Regards

Kirsty Fallis
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Budapest, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2010

This was the first time to visit Northern Ireland and I must admit that it was a good choice to stay at the Dobbins Inn Hotel. This beautiful historic building was a great place to spend a couple of nights.
When we arrived the hotel staff was friendly and helpful. They were able to give us advice where to go and how to get there.
At the restaurant food was excellent and the place has a cozy atmosphere.
Our room was clean and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone to stay there.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank baschien
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OwnerDobbins, Owner at Dobbins Inn Hotel, responded to this review, May 19, 2010
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind comments. I was delighted to read that you had enjoyed your stay with us. I hope we have an opportunity to welcome you back again.

Kind Regards

Kirsty Fallis
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Additional Information about Dobbins Inn Hotel

Property: Dobbins Inn Hotel
Address: 6-8 High Street, Carrickfergus BT38 7AF, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Carrickfergus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Carrickfergus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dobbins Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Inn dating back to 13th Century, with many a ghostly tale, located in the heart of Carrickfergus.15 well appointed bedrooms, ensuite & with complimentary WIFI. Popular bar lounge & restaurant serving traditional food throughout the day.Small meeting room for personal dining or team conferences ... more   less 
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