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“Very enjoyable” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Cuan
Ranked #1 of 2 Strangford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
belfast
Level Contributor
26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Visited on Sunday with family everyone really enjoyed the food and excellent service. I spilt a small bottle of wine - it was replaced no charge !!!
Will most certainly return soon. I highly recommend this to all all enjoy seafood especially.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank gretchenBelfast
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TheCuanCoDown, Owner at The Cuan, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear GretchenBelfast
Many thanks for taking the time to do such an encouraging review on your visit to The Cuan. I hope we become a regular destination for your day trips from Belfast.
Regards
Caroline, Peter & Team
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

We stayed here for 5 nights in December, I have to say it was just wonderful. The owners Peter & Caroline are just lovely people and make you feel so welcome. The food and staff are just great too, Coleman, Dessi to name just two. The food is great fresh and you get large helping too !! Try the crabs claws...wow just wonderful. If you are searching for that great pint of guiness look no further.........
There are not enough words to express how much we loved it at this hotel- try it, you wont be disappointed. We will be returning very sooooooooon. Peter & Caroline thank you again and your attentive staff for a wonderful stay. We will see you all soon.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Phil B
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TheCuanCoDown, Owner at The Cuan, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear Phil B
It was a delight to read your fantastic compliments, there is a wonderful sense of excitement and enthusiasm with your review. Many thanks and we look forward to your next stay.
Regards
Caroline, Peter, Colman, Dessie & Team
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

In mid-winter, ourselves and friends drove to Portaferry and took a mini-cruise (the ferry) across the mouth of glorious Strangford Lough to the Cuan Inn. Gentle pub atmosphere, warming fire in the grate, a big Santa in a chair beside us - kept himself in silence to himself however, in contrast to the welcoming attention of the Cuan people. We had a delightful and very tasty bowl of their seafood chowder with Northern Ireland's famous oatmeal bread. After this leisurely lunch, we ambled round the picturesque village and harbour, leaving the many longer shore and country walks on hand for another time. A rather good way to fill the short winter days. Recommended. Looks like a good place for a weekend.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JAMES A
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TheCuanCoDown, Owner at The Cuan, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear James A
Many thanks for the wonderful review and the excellent summary of all the delights of Strangford village and the locality. We have copies of all the fantastic walks in and around the village, just ask!
Hope to see you soon James A.
Regards
Caroline, Peter and Team
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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78 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

This was a lovely surprise we found in the dark of the afternoon that was very cold! We booked in no worries with the lovely owner for over 25 years Caroline and her husband Peter. Did a fantastic deal for B&B and a meal and well worth it! The room was large, fresh and clean and the bathroom was almost as big, being the same - clean and fresh.
We had a few drinks downstairs before dinner meeting a couple of locals and who were good fun and full of stories. Then we went in for our meal which was exceedingly large but so full of flavour - with myself having the Pork with Rice and my Hubby having the Monkfish! Delicious!
Breakfast was another full treat with all their products being locally sourced! The whole eating experience was super delicious!
If you happen to be in the area, I must push that 2014 for The Cuan is looking super sweet and fun! If you go on their website you will see a month by month activities that they are holding and for great prices and heaps of fun. We will return and hopefully on one of the great weekends they are holding!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tamvon
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TheCuanCoDown, Owner at The Cuan, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
Dear Tamvon
What wonderfully extensive, detailed and complimentary feedback, it is such a positive feeling to know that we are really making a diference to the guests that visit The Cuan. I hope you travels bring you back on another occasion Tamvon. Thanks for the PR work on 2014 at The Cuan!
Regards
Caroline, Peter & Team
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Craigavon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

My family and I enjoy the wonderful and service from Peter and Caroline and their team. Everybody is very friendly and helpful. The food is fantastic and cooked the way you like it. We always look forward to our meals and are never disappointed.
In 2012 Peter made me a special Birthday/Christmas cake for my wife - it had to be gluten free.
We enjoyed it so much that in September 2013 I phoned to ask if I could order the same for mid November. I asked for the same again.
When I phoned 2nd week in November, I was told that the cake was ready for collection. The gluten free cake is again fabulous. The icing and decorations are a delight to look at and eat. The fruit in the cake and the booze all blend brilliantly.
Well worth the 100 mile round trip to pick up the cake. Thank you Peter and Caroline.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TWHL324
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TheCuanCoDown, Owner at The Cuan, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
Dear TWHL324
It was a delight to read your review and to learn that the Christmas cake was just the right balance of all things decadent. Thank you for your beautiful compliments it really does help start a day in a very positive way. Looking forward to seeing you in 2014.
Merry Christmas.
Caroline, Peter & Team
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Lurgan, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

My husband and I stayed at The Cuan over the weekend and had the most wonderful Christmas food at their Victorian Banquet. I have never stayed in a more friendly establishment!!! We were made to feel really special by all the staff especially the owner Peter who took time to sit and chat with us before and after the meal...can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Patricia M
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TheCuanCoDown, Owner at The Cuan, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Dear Patricia M
What a delight to read your wonderful feedback, our 2014 Booklet of Events will provide you with many great reasons to visit us in the incoming year. Enjoy the festive season!
Many thanks for taking the time to do the review Patricia M.
Regards
Caroline, Peter & Team
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

Staff are lovely, Rooms are spacious and lots of light, lovely to wake up in, a generally nice place, love seeing you's two at pumpkinfest also, the most amazing pumpkin soap IN THE WORLD! Also Caroline is so nice, she offered to make me a fruit smoothie, and peters food is yummy scrummy! :-) love the Cuan, an amazing place!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cara s
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TheCuanCoDown, Owner at The Cuan, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Dear cara s
Many thanks for your delightful feedback, i hope you find many great reasons to visit us at The Cuan in 2014!
Regards
Caroline, Peter & Team
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Additional Information about The Cuan

Property: The Cuan
Address: Strangford Village, Strangford BT30 7ND, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Strangford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Strangford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cuan 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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