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Royal Court Hotel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Portrush
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DUNDEE
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“DISAPPOINTED GUESTS”
Reviewed July 30, 2010

STUNNING LOCATION AND VIEWS. STAYED IN COSTLY SUITE WITH VIEWS TO DIE FOR 2 NIGHTS WHILE AT A WEDDING . THAT WAS THE GOOD PART, THE ROOM SERIOUSY NEEDS UPGRADE, LOVELY BATHROOM SPOILT BY SHOWER HANGING ONTO A BROKEN FITTING ENCLOSED BY GRIMY FOLDING SCREEN. ROOM NEEDS REFRESHING. STAFF PLEASANT BUT SLOW WHEN SERVING ALTHOUGH FOOD WAS GOOD.

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 1, 2010

I stayed here for three nights with 14 members of a golfing society. We had a great time and every one of our party was full of praise for this comfortable and friendly hotel with it's spectacular views and excellent food. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and the facilities were everything that we had hoped. Our request upon arrival of a special sea food buffet dinner was met with a meal of outstanding quality. The room I had (101) has a large balcony and views over the Whiterocks Beach and the Skerries beyond. It was a large room with a double and a single bed. The only fault I could mention were the somewhat lumpy pillows which should be replaced. This hotel is well managed and has an instant ambience that will put guests immediately at ease. We were all impressed and will be back again. With rooms from £65 this is oustanding value. It is also only five minutes from Royal Portrush Golf Club and their world renowned and wonderful two links courses. Need I say more?

  • Stayed June 2010
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 26, 2010

I stayed there for 4 nights with my fiancee, having originally only booked one night to see what the hotel was like.

As per previous reviews of this hotel, the food in the restaurant was very nice indeed, and the portions were more than generous!

It is not the most modern of hotels, but is very comfortable, and the staff could not be faulted.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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obrien4147
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Reviewed December 17, 2009

The reception staff are more items of furniture than a help for anything, they do give you your key though. The rooms are basic in that the bed seems to come without springs. No safe in the room, no fridge and the hot water seems to journey from Cork - it takes ages to arrive and is lukewarm at best when it does. The food is terrible and breakfast need be avoided unless you fancy dry toast. The upside is that there is working wireless internet, a trouser press and a TV. Is it worth the money? I'd rather park up in a lay-bye and sleep in the car in anticipation of the stunning views after sunrise. The views have made the stay bearable, without them this hotel would be shut, really!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Alabama
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Reviewed November 3, 2009

We had a wonderful experience, couldn't have been nicer. One concern we had was that they served "way too much food"; but it was excellent!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank LouAlabama
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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2009

Stayed here for two nights for a wedding.
The hotel occupies a stunning location. Clifftop views over the sea and Portrush are superb.

Internally the hotel is rather dated with an abundance of mock aging features merely enhancing this. The room I stayed in was clean and comfortable but the decor was an aquired taste. The room was well attended to by the housekeeping staff. Opening the window I was greated by the rattleing of an industrial scale extractor fan from the bar below. Opening the windows at night and sleeping would have been impossible.

The front of house staff were all friendly and attentive and are a credit to the hotel.
Where the hotel really did fall flat on it's face was with the food. The menu's were extensive but the prices were horrendously high. I would expect top quality food for the money charged but instead received food as poor as I have ever been served. The various dishes I ate at the hotel were, without exception, terrible.
Some dishes were obviously in whole or part re heated. Not what one would expect for gourmet prices. A favourite tool of the chefs would also appear to be the heating lamp. The dish I received at the wedding meal was dryed out rubbish. Not one of the other guests at my table finished thier meals. Most ate barely half and the meat was described as like 'eating a shoe sole'. This says it all with regards to the food served here.

The owners of the hotel charged premium prices for the room's probably based on the establishments location. This is difficult enough to swallow but it is the food and it's price which is actually impossible to swallow.

Stay here if you must but eat elsewhere.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
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Whitehead , Co. Antrim
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Reviewed March 19, 2009

I stayed here in February 2008 for 2 nights 14-15, and during Easter 2008 for 4 nights, 21-24 March.
My wife was with me and our visit was for leisure and to celebrate her birthday in February.
We had always liked the fantastic position of the hotel with unequalled views of the North Coast. I booked a suite on both occasions. The Jefferson Suite in February and the hotels premier, suite the Bushmills Suite, in March. The Jefferson was £150 per night.
It was a large room with good views from the panoramic windows. It had a leather 3 piece suite and a bedroom off the lounge area. The bathroom was a good size. All in all it was a good sized room.
The Bushmills suite was much larger as photographs on this site show. I paid £180 per night. Both rates included breakfast.
The hotel provided special rates for two nignt stays including one evening meal for all rooms excluding suites. I have no idea why this offer does not apply to suites. I have stayed in many hotels which quote a rate for stays of two nights or more, including one or more evening meals, in rooms including suites.
The Bushmills Suite is huge with fantastic sea views. However it is dated. The bathroom was fitted out with a coloured suite with coloured tiling. Very dated. Inspite of the fairly high room rate these suites do not contain mini bars or refridgerators.
There was a heating problem, rather the lack of heat throughout our stay in the Bushmills Suite. One radiator under the main window was luke warm. The hotel was unable to resolve the problem. I suggest anyone intending to stay in this suite, when heating may be required, look into this before arrival.
The hotel is 3 star and has very pleasant lounge and dining facilities. Things could become a little pushed at breakfast. It would appear only one member of staff serves at breakfast. There were, on some occasions, long delays between ordering tea/coffee and it being served. On one occasion the delay was 25 minutes. We discovered that the waitress was taking breakfasts to various rooms as well as looking after the guests in the breakfast room. Help came to hand a few times from the staff at reception.
The evening meals were satisfactory although when it approached the restaurant closing time we got the feeling of being encouraged to 'move on'. Individual cups were removed when emptied as were wine glasses.
This hotel is a reasonable 3 star hotel with great views. Suites are in my opinion overpriced. I stay up here quite often and there are hotels with vastly superior accommodation. I stayed in one last week-end which had completed an investment of over £3 million and had much superior facilities in terms of bedrooms and public areas.
I would stay here again but never in a suite.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Royal Court Hotel
Address: 233 Ballybogy Road, Portrush BT56 8NF, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Portrush
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Portrush
#3 Family Hotel in Portrush
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Court Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel occupies one of the most picturesque positions on Northern Ireland’s famous coastline, overlooking the Seaside town of Portrush with panoramic views from County Donegal to the Scottish Isles and over to the Giant’s Causeway. The famous Links Course, Royal Portrush Golf Club is also right on our door step with the 4th hole protruding enough for our diners and guests to enjoy. You never know who you might be watching.With plenty of activities in our local area including, Links Golf Courses, the Legendary Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle, beautiful beaches and coastal walks, and lets not forget Irelands Oldest Distillery, which was granted a royal licence to distil ‘uisce beatha’ translated, water of life in Gaelic or as we know it today Whiskey, in 1608, located in Bushmills. These are to name but a few, there is always plenty to do and see for all walks of life. ... more   less 
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