Needed somewhere in Newtownabbey to stay for two nights and checked out reviews here on Trip Advisor. So glad I booked into Abbeydene house, Tim and Effey are excellent hosts taking care of every need.
The house is just a little quirky - but nice quirky, not like those bizare places one sees on "The Hotel Inspector". Give it a go, you won't be disappointed. The rooms are clean, nicely furnished and spacious. I decided to work in my room for a few hours in the morning and environment was certainly suited to it.
Breakfast was excellent and Tim makes very nice coffee (very important in my book.)
If you do decide to stay, drive to nearby Whiteabbey village and try some Pooh Bear ice cream from Maud's, it really is to die for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Abbeydene House is a beautiful Victorian mansion set in a quiet location overlooking Belfast Lough. It was built in 1850 and enjoys a great history when, in 1945, General Dwight Eisenhower visited the House. Your hosts, Tim and Ethy Clifford, will ensure that your stay will be enjoyable and comfortable. If you do visit us, you will be impressed by the convenience to the many beautiful places available for your interest - the Odyssey Arena for concerts, cinema and restaurants (8 minutes), the Waterfront concert hall (8 minutes), Belfast City centre (10 minutes). The Causeway Coastal route starts near Abbeydene - this will take you North along the beautiful Antrim Coast road to the Giant’s Causeway. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Abbeydene House Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland