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Portaferry Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Portaferry
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Reviewed November 29, 2006

We had a great experience here. We were only here for one night as we were attending a wedding nearby the following day. We arrived about 1:30 after a journey that started more than 20 hours before (flying from Pittsburgh to Chicago, 8-hour layover, Chicago to Dublin and then driving from Dublin to Portaferry) and were immediately shown to our room, which was lovely. Room was spacious and had a beautiful view of the sea. Portaferry itself is a lovely little sea-side town. The proprietors were wonderful to us and very helpful. We made dinner reservations for the hotel and had drinks in the bar. Our server brought us our menus while we enjoyed our Guiness and took our orders right in the bar, which was perfect. We were shown to the dining area where we had an amazing dinner from beginning to end. The food was excellent, which is often not the case in some charming little UK hotels. They just did a superb job with everything. We slept beautifully and they brought us several things we needed while we were getting ready (iron, ironing board) to leave for the wedding. As we were leaving we realized we didn't have a card for the wedding and asked where we could buy one in the town. The owner promptly pulled out a beautiful and tasteful wedding card and gave it to us to use! Such a lovely touch to have things like this for your guests. We were totally impressed and will definitely be back to the Portaferry Hotel! Lovely!

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 26, 2006

Upto 2004 I had stayed at this hotel about every two months since 1988. It was worth the 30 mile drive from Belfast to enjoy its excellent food, service, beautiful views across Strangford Lough and value for money.

I returned this month to find a rather different scene. The hotel had changed hands. The food is still good, the same team are still in the kitchen, but the menu whilst extensive is now rather costly. ( Possibly OOT) Room rates have been pushed up, and whilst they are very presentable and spotlessly clean they are cramped.(Over the years I have stayed in all of them) Similarly drink prices have been hiked.

Service in the restaurant was haphazard during my visit and I left with a feeling that the hotel desperately needed a good manager.

Regrettably I have to report that this hotel no longer represents good value for money. This comment is borne out by the fact that I was able to book a room at 6 hours notice and over half the rooms were empty at the height of the Season.

Bob Mullard 27.7.2006

Stayed: July 2006
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Reviewed July 28, 2004

We stayed at the Portaferry hotel in 2001 and were very well accommodated. The food was excellent (especially the breakfasts). The room was clean and comfortable. The staff was courteous and helpful. The view and convenience can't be beat. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2016, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: June 2015, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Portaferry Hotel

Address: The Strand, Portaferry BT22 1PE, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Portaferry
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Portaferry
Price Range: $104 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Portaferry Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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