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“THE BEST HOTEL IN THE WORLD!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rest A While

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Rest A While
Ranked #5 of 29 Bushmills B&B and Inns
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Beijing, China
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“THE BEST HOTEL IN THE WORLD!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

No more worlds, one star price, five stars service! Great and fantastic, lovely and excellent! What I can say is they are really nice. For example, I missed the dinner that night but the owner served me a free dinner, you know I just blame the ealier closing time to the owner. This experience really shocked me.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

This small guest house is located just outside of Bushmills, you have use your car to go out in the evening, but it is very quiet.
The owner Gail is very helpful and friendly. She has put together a very informed folder of places to visit and eat etc, which was very good. We were the only couple staying at the time. Breakfast was everything you could want, if you go hungry it is no fault of Gails! Our room was very clean, if the bathroom had a mirror over the basin (for men shaving) it would be useful.
Great for visiting the Giants Causeway and many more sights.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

We stayed one night but it was a good one! The room was large, beds comfortable and the location quiet. Gale was extremely friendly and offered good advice regarding the tourist spots- stop at the B&B BEFORE going to Bushmills Distillery as she will give you a coupon for a free mini bottle ;)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

This guest house is all you could ask for from a guest house - clean, comfortable and very well appointed. The owner (Gail) was friendly and helpful whilst being unobtrusive. The only negative aspect was the town of Bushmills itself. We were on a cycling trip and therefore were limited to how far we could go in the evening. In Bushmills (a 15 minute walk from the guest house) there was little open and unless you were willing to pay top prices and eat in the Bushmills Inn, the only alternative was a Fish & Chip shop.
If you had access to a car however, this guest house would make a great base from which to explore the wonderful North Coast.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

Very welcoming and helpful host, nothing was too much trouble. Given a car (or being serious cyclist) Rest a While is a great centre to explore the wonders of this part of N Ireland. Accommodation was comfortable, spacious and quiet. The breakfasts were delicious and tailored to what we wanted (wonderful porridge). More than happy to recommend this to others.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

What a great place to stay, my wife and I REALLY enjoyed our stay here, room was roomy! really nicely decorated and a beautiful ensuite. Very quiet and peaceful and a great nights sleep.

Breakfast was so good too, best Ulster fry I have had in a long time. Gail is such a helpful and friendly person, even going out of her way to accomodate us, we will definately be back soon!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Carterton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

This is a good solid B&B blessed with a most friendly and helpful host. Rest A While is beyond walking distance from the local resturants and bars at Bushmills. The room and ensuite are large and generally well appointed. However, there were no bedside lights and although the main light was adequate, one has to get out of bed to turn it off or on. There was one bedside table which makes the early morning tea or coffee in bed a bit tricky for the unlucky half. Otherwise all good. Our host, Gail, was very pleasant and helpful and when asked if we could use a washing machine, insisted on doing our washing. That is well beyond the call of duty for a B&B. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rest A While
Address: 90 Castlenagree Road, Bushmills BT57 8XL, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Bushmills
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Bushmills
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rest A While 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rest-A-While is a family run bed & breakfast ideally sited in the heart of the glorious Causeway coast. Set in a country location 600 meters from the Bushmills Distillery and less than 3 miles from the Giants Causeway. The seaside resorts of Portrush & Portstewart, Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, Dunluce castle and the many golf courses, including Royal Portrush, are all within a few miles. We have double, twin and family rooms all en-suite with TV and tea/coffee making facilities. ... more   less 
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