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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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Jonathan...
County Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Stay”
Reviewed January 6, 2016 for a stay in December 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We had an excellent time in the apartment. It is very central to all the facilities in Carrickfergus and close by the railway station, which gave us easy access to Belfast. Angie was very welcoming and had left us some Christmas surprises and essential supplies reflecting our late arrival. Everything was spotlessly clean and the neighbours were warm and friendly to us. There was even a parking space available. The house was warm and cosy, although we did have to top up the electric card a little to get us through the week. Overall, a perfect stay.

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Liked best: Central & spacious
Liked least: Electric cards
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jan 8, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind words, it's very important to us that we know we are getting it right and are making our guests happy. ??
If your ever here again, please keep The Apartment at Essex Court in mind.
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shell1994
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed October 26, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Travelling around Belfast we decided to stay in Carrick Fergus for a few nights and a friend recommended Essex Court to us. We contacted the owner who couldn't of been more helpful. It was very short notice and we arrived extremely late and found a lovely welcome pack which was really appreciated. The apartment was so welcoming, warm and cosy and spotlessly clean with everything provided. The spacious rooms and separate kitchen were ideal, this was certainly home from home. The on site car park was so convenient although we didn't use our car whilst there as this apartment is in the most perfect position, central to all amenities and lovely long walks. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and will certainly revisit again and recommend it to our family and friends. Loved it !

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Liked best: Spotlessly clean and the location
Liked least: Can't fault it , all was perfect
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Oct 27, 2015
Thank you so much for your comments they are greatly appreciated
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hyacyth
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“SSSHHH! Hidden Gem”
Reviewed October 25, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
2
people found this review helpful

I do not normally engage in reviews as I like to keep the best to myself, however I do so disagree with Moirab's review posted on 4th Oct I wanted to let you all know what we think . Our visit and stay at Essex Court this year was our 5th occasion, the latest being just as fantastic as the first. As ever my wife and I are looking forward to our 2016 stay at Essex Court. It is not advertised as 5* but in our view it is,because it's welcoming, homely, spacious, exceptionally clean and clean linen is provided where some holiday lets in the area do not. Just checkout all the other reviews they speak for themselves. Just to add the address details have always been provided at the time the booking was confirmed !!
Hope you all enjoy your stay in Carrickferfus and exploration of the coastal route as much as we have over the many years.

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Management Response
Oct 27, 2015
Thank you for defending U.S., we appreciate your kindness. We were as surprised as anyone at Moiras review, but we know are guests are happy, it's seems by Moiras reviews of other properties we aren't the only ones who don't reach her standards. Looking forward to your return in 2016
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Tara C
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“fabulous place to stay”
Reviewed October 23, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
3
people found this review helpful

My husband and my two small children were over for a wedding and stayed a week in the apartment. We were warmly welcomed by Angie who left us a lovely welcome pack, including items for the baby and little one. We were provided with a cot and a child's bed.
We found the apartment spotless and all mod cons. Everything was close at hand, you didn't really need a car. There were plenty of lovely coffee shops to visit close by.We will be back.

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Liked best: The lovely warm welcome made you feel right at home
Liked least: Nothing - having to go home!!
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 23, 2015
Thank you for your kind review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you on your return.
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moirab562
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Dissapointed !”
Reviewed October 4, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We have stayed in the Marina apartments several times so admit we may have been a bit spoiled.This being our first and last time at Essex Court ! Very poor communication ,I had to ask 3 time for the address of the apartment.I also asked if we could check in an hour later and was told in no uncertain terms that she should be there at 2pm as she had another appointment at 2.45 pm.We rushed from Belfast and arrived at 2.12 pm to find the apartment door opened.Eventually I heard Angie call from upstairs that she would be down in a minute., 5 minutes later she appeared very flustered and unwelcoming.When she did appear we were asked to take the towels out of the tumble dryer from the previous guests and told "remember and empty the water " We found the facilities to be basic.Poorly maintained communal stairway gave a bad first impression No facility to make coffee.Very damp stale smell in the apartment, had to leave all windows open when we were in the apartment as smell overpowering The traffic noise was pretty bad despite double glazing.We moved to the other room and was awakened every hour with the clock chiming.No chance of opening any windows at night due to outside noise. Yes the neighbors were friendly but we did not come to see the neighbors.Think twice before you book, however there appears to have been some satisfied customers.I suggest that the ones who were not satisfied would not have bothered to comment and will vote with their feet

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Liked best: love carickfergus
Liked least: The smell in the apartment and the traffic noise
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Oct 23, 2015
I'm sorry that you were disappointed. If you had told me at the time I could of tried to address your issues.
As I've never had any bad feedback I was not aware that there were any issues to deal with. The guests in just before you arrived enjoyed the apartment and had no complaints and left a lovely review. I can only apologise that we did not reach your exacting standards, and I see that we are not the first property that you have taken issue with.
I would try to address your issues but I don't wish to appear dismissive, these are your thoughts and you are entitled to them and I'm sure nothing that I can say would refute your complaint. I can only defend our wee apartment with all the happy contented customers that love to stay with us.
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Frederick...
Auckland Central, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed September 6, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
3
people found this review helpful

A very well presented apartment, spacious,a home from home.All the neighbours very friendly and only too pleased to help.Plenty of coffee shops and restaurants all within walking distance and a must see is the museum in the tourist information office. Carrickfergus is just the place to start your touring with easy access to all main routes. You can book your stay here and know you will have a fantastic stay.

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Liked best: stress free and relaxing
Liked least: nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 7, 2015
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again.
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Blaze2005
South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful well presented apartment absolutely spotless”
Reviewed August 2, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
2
people found this review helpful

We had a brilliant holiday in Carrickfergus and travelling to surrounding areas the neighbours at the apartment were all lovely very friendly would recommend Essex court to everyone thank you Angie

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Sep 7, 2015
Thank you so much for your kind comments - hope to see you again.
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