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“Marlagh Lodge "The Jewel " of Antrim”
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Marlagh Lodge
Ranked #2 of 15 Ballymena B&B and Inns
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“Marlagh Lodge "The Jewel " of Antrim”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

You cannot go wrong at this B & B. Robert and Rachel make you feel so welcome but not imposing. Food allergies were not a problem. My wife was able to enjoy her meals better than at home in Canada!! Just can't say enough. I would recommend to all if in the area stay at Marlagh Lodge. If you are not in the area, then make your way there.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

this hotel turned out to be an unexpected gem tastefully furnished a real country house experiance excellent food cooked by our very attentive and hospitable host Robert I would highly recommend it Chas C

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

A very warm welcome to a beautiful place with fantastic period decor. They're opening a tea room soon - definitely worth looking out for! If I need to stay in Northern Ireland again I wouldn't hesitate to return. Friends found this by chance when we were going to a wedding and we were very lucky to find the combination of character, quality and welcome.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Generally, I am not the sort of person who has the time to tripadvise- but I am making an exception for Marlagh Lodge. Firstly, the place is stunning. The rooms are sizeable, and the decor is tasteful and fascinating (we had an ornamental teapot in our room that depicted A Midsummer Night's Dream- lots of lovely little items like that dotted about). Robert and Rachel were simply delightful, and so accommodating; they helped us out a great deal. The breakfasts were delicious- I would find myself lying in bed at night actually excited about the hearty eating experience that was to come in the morning. Wonderful.

Room Tip: We had the front rooms on the first floor (Chintz and Blue), which were delightful. I have no reason...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Beautiful big room with lovely en suite shower room (I stayed in the Chintz Room). Very comfortable (including the bed - I slept like a log!) and lovely decor throughout the whole property. One of the best breakfasts I've ever had! The home-made plum compote (with greek yogurt) was superb, followed by a delicious full Ulster fry. And my hankering for a pancake with maple syrup 'on the side' was happily indulged as a little extra. The owners were really friendly and helpful. Just sorry I wasn't there for dinner as well! The owners are just opening a tea room in the property too - definitely worth a return visit. Great value and a very convenient location.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed in July, and had a lovely evening with dinner. Robert was very welcoming as were the chickens and the cats. We enjoyed dinner with two other guests, and Robert produced an excellent meal, asking only one question....."anything that you don't like?" The evening was like a very pleasant dinner party with good quality food. We were in the 'Chintz' room, large and well furnished (like the rest of the house). Private parking off road, and although the property is a little bit out of town being able to have dinner on site meant we didn't have to go anywhere. Breakfast was delightful with the poached plums a particular favourite along with the great crispy and dry cooked fry.

Room Tip: We only saw the chintz room which was excellent.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Robert , our host was full of knowledge and helpful advice. We had dinner there on night which showed he was clearly a capable chef, delightful company and happy to share his enthusiasm of Northern Ireland . We used it as base and headed off west , and were able to comment on his suggestions which we found accurate and useful. We were in the blue room , which was very well appointed. Try high porridge with Bushmills ! You add what you want!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Marlagh Lodge

Property: Marlagh Lodge
Address: 71 Moorfields Road, Ballymena BT42 3BU, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Ballymena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Ballymena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Marlagh Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This historic country home provides elegant accommodation in the heart of County Antrim. Whatever the reason for your visit, on holiday or on business, Marlagh Lodge combines the best of the old - elegant antiques, the finest bedlinen, lots of books and interesting objets - with all the requirements of the 21st Century guest - great bathrooms, direct dial telephones and wi-fi access throughout the house. Marlagh Lodge is located just three miles from the centre of Ballymena with its excellent transport links to the whole province and is only a short drive from both Belfast International Airport and Belfast City Airport and the ferry ports of Belfast and Larne. The stunning North Antrim coast is only a short drive away. ... more   less 
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