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“Great place to have an evening meal”
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The Ballymac Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Stoneyford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dover, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great place to have an evening meal”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

We went to this hotel to eat because it was in easy reach of where we were standing for the Ulster grand prix. We were seated immediately and were asked what we would like to drink straight away. They took our order and the food was at the table in about 20 minutes. This was pretty quick because the restaurant was packed with Ulster grand prix supporters celebrating. The food was quite good but I wouldn't say it was excellent.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

What a nice meal we had, I was at my Aunts 50th Wedding anniversary party in ur private room there was 22 of us for meal and a lot of r party stayed over. Ur bar manager Bobby was so rude to us and other quest staying as well he went right up to a girl face pointing and her and told her to just sit there and shut up. Couldt believe my eyes how is he Bar manager not a peoples person. Not a good reflection for the hotel. Get wel rid u r going to lose customer and without customers u have nothing :(. I am going to wedding in sept there I hope is not there.
July 13 Linda m.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2013

On arrival we were greeted by a friendly receptionist who informed us of when breakfast etc was and pointed us to our room, the room it's self was very spacious and well presented, this was however let down by the bathroom which was very tired looking (infact te bath needed to be resealed, this was also an issue in a friends room) and there was mould round the bath and hair in the plug hole from the previous user. There was a large kettle without tea and coffee however when we advised reception of this they sent some down.

Breakfast in the morning was good, well cooked and not cold, although it was very quiet the service was good and fast,

The Wedding

The room where the ceremony was held was a fair size however the layout of the pillars made the position of the seating awkward. With some areas with poor viewing.

The function room was also a good size and laid out well, it had 2 areas an eating/dance area and a pub/bar area. The service again was good and the staff pleasant there was not an excessive delay between courses which you sometimes get. The portion sizes were large and the food was of a very good standard and hot.

The only issue with the hotel is that they have blinds and not curtains in the rooms, although the hotel is in the middle of nowhere the security lights in the car park are on all night (pointed right at the window) and are very bright, this meant that the room was never dark, I did raise this as I checked out and I was under the impression that this had not been raised as an issue before but was told that it would be passed on to management, the other issue was the price of the drinks as they were very expensive and as a result we ate out on our last night.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

july 2013, at wedding anniversary party, I observed the rudest, cheekiest bar manager ive ever seen get right into a ladys face while telling her that her job was to sit there and shut up, there was no excuse for this rudness, this cheeky so and so was going out of his way to be confrontational, this header should not be in the hospitality business at all, there has been complaints put to the management about this behaviour, it would be interesting to see the outcome of the compliants.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here with the family a few times on a Sunday,Food and service was brill.Plenty of seating areas....love the mash potatoes!...service was great.I also went to a few weddings here also,great place to stay...very clean....Just around the corner there is stonyford dam....great place to walk off all the food!We will visit again soon.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Olney, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2013

A great hotel, with very courteous and friendly staff. Rooms are very comfortable and the food is excellent with a very varied menu which will suit any taste. I have always stayed here when working in the Lisburn area and hopefully will continue to do so.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank arnoldkevin5c
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Béal Feirste, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We stayed here last year for a night on the £90 offer for b&b and evening meal. The food was beautiful and great value for what we paid. The bathroom was a bit dated but the room was a good size and comfortable. Staff were very friendly also. It is a bit far out but ok if you drive. Would definatley go back.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Property: The Ballymac Hotel
Address: 7A Rock Road, Stoneyford BT28 3SU, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Stoneyford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Stoneyford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ballymac Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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