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“Perfect stay!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Shola Coach House

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Shola Coach House
Ranked #1 of 30 Portrush B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Perfect stay!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed a night at Shola Guest House, we wished we'd stayed longer! Sharon and Dave were so welcoming, we were greeted with tea and homemade cakes and shortbread on arrival, and they chatted away to us and made us feel at home. We stayed in the lavendar room which was so beautiful (as was the rest of the house!). In our room was a folder on where to eat and see around Portrush, which is great if you don't know the area well. Breakfast was amazing, with a great choice, I'd definitely recommend Sharon's pancakes! We can't wait to come back! Joanne and David

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sharon S, Owner at Shola Coach House, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Thank you very much for posting this perfect review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and host you in our home. We're looking forward to your return visit. By the way I can't take the credit for the pancakes - all credit must go to Dave, he made those!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

I stayed at Shola Coach House for two days with a business colleague and everything was excellent, from the warm welcome by Sharon and Dave to the spacious, well furnished bedrooms, the well appointed bathrooms and the lovely open-fire lounge.
Breakfast was cooked to order and offered a range of fresh produce.
Dave even gave us a lift into town each evening so that we could have a few drinks with our evening meal - what more could you ask for?
Highly recommended for a business or pleasure trip.

Room Tip: There are three rooms and they are all of a high standard.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Sharon S, Owner at Shola Coach House, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to post this excellent review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay (despite having to work!) and look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to the Portrush area.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

One night here is not enough, Sharon and Dave make you feel very at home with tea, homemade cakes, great choice for breakfast and other little treats! The house if beautiful and very welcoming, large open fire, comfy sofas just make you want to stay longer. Bedroom we had was very large with a lovely large bathroom and bath, you really won't want to leave. Sharon and Dave are very welcoming and more than willing to help with your stay, where to visit, eat out etc....
Great location to see Portrush and visit Giants Causeway, can't recommend it enough.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sharon S, Owner at Shola Coach House, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Thank you very much for posting this beautiful review. It was lovely to host you here and share our home with you. We hope you'll return someday to enjoy Shola and the North Coast again.
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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

My husband and I spent a night in Shola in early November, and the only disappointment was, we had to leave!. The house and gardens are beautiful. We had a huge, very comfortable bed. The house was very quiet, it really felt like a wonderful escape. You could choose from a number of options for breakfast. We went for the full Irish which was delicious, and kept us going until the afternoon. I would certainly recommend this place. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sharon S, Owner at Shola Coach House, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
We too were disappointed you had to leave so soon, but we are delighted you enjoyed a wonderful escape in Shola. Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review and for your recommendation to others. We hope you come back soon and for longer next time!
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

We had such an amazing stay at shola for 3 nights in november.....sharon and dave were wonderful hosts, the rooms are huge, comfy and beautifully decorated, breakfast was yummy and just couldn't recommend this accommodation enough. We will certainly be returning !

  • Stayed November 2013
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Sharon S, Owner at Shola Coach House, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Thank you very much for posting this wonderful review. It was lovely to share Shola with you and we will look forward to your return visit.
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

We stayed two nights and were delighted with Shola. A welcoming tea and cake on arrival, appropriately friendly helpful attitude from owners, excellent bed and furnishings,plus full menu superbly cooked breakfast made for a great stay. Many thanks.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sharon S, Owner at Shola Coach House, responded to this review, November 10, 2013
Thank you - it was lovely to host you here for the couple of nights and we are delighted that you had a great stay. We look forward to welcoming you here again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Service: excellent (not intrusive yet very welcoming)

Food: excellent (homemade bread of nutty-Guinness brown bread, wholemeal bread, homemade pancakes, excellent fry-up: porridge on offer but can't comment as didn't try)

Location: perfect. Silent night of sleep, yet close enough to enjoy a night out in Portrush. Lift into town offered by the owners. Perfect for Giant's Causeway, Bushmills and other local attractions.

Value: excellent, you get what you pay for and more

Residence: perfect. Homely, open fire, soft couches.

Recommend: couples, group of friends. If you're tempted at all then just go for it.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sharon S, Owner at Shola Coach House, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
What a wonderful review, thank you very much for posting it and recommending Shola. We hope to see you back up here soon.
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Property: Shola Coach House
Address: 110A Gateside Road, Portrush BT56 8NP, Northern Ireland (Formerly Shola Cottage)
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Portrush
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Portrush
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our award winning 5-star B&B (rated 2nd best B&B in the WORLD in the 2015 Travellers' Choice Awards, winner of the best Serviced Accommodation in the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards 2014, and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner in 2015 & 2014) is a beautifully restored home dating back to c.1860. It is set within a secluded and private rural location on the outskirts of Portrush a mile from Royal Portrush Golf Club on the Causeway Coastal Route. The Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery and miles of golden sand and surf beaches are all within minutes.The four spacious and elegant luxurious en suite bedrooms decorated in soft, neutral shades with a mix of antique and contemporary furnishings and fabrics are complete with super king-size beds, FREE super-fast WiFi, flat screen HD TV, DVD, hair dryer and tea & coffee making facilities. There is ample free car parking on site for guests. ... more   less 
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