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“Break from caring”
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The Balmoral
Ranked #1 of 5 Warrenpoint B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Belfast, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Break from caring”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

I had a fabulous stay at this hotel. I found the staff were welcoming, friendly and very helpful. The rooms were so clean and comfortable. The breakfast was freshly prepared to order and was delicious and the food in restaurant23 was exquisite.There was live music at the bar both nights I was there which was good"craic" but not for anyone wanting an early night probably. The hotel is in a good position close to the lough with stunning views although the view can only be appreciated from the upstairs restaurant.. I cant wait to go back and would totally recommend this little gem to everyone!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Gary B, Manager at The Balmoral, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with ourselves for your mini break, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon!
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Northern Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Clean, comfortable rooms but there is no reception which means you wander about the bar looking for someone to provide a key. Breakfast was good but the menu advertised fresh fruit and guinness wheaten which were both missing. Menu didn't look that interesting so we had evening meals elsewhere. I thought they would have made more of the fact that their chef has been on TV.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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belfast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed at the balmoral mayday bank Holiday weekend amazing from stArt to finish the hotel welcomed us sooo warmly food excellent entertainment fab n location was idealic the hotel was buzzin wiv weddings n communions people watching was great big thumbs up to the balmoral

  • Stayed May 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed at the Balmoral last weekend (3rd & 4th May 2013) on a Groupon deal and had a fantastic time. Some of the reviews mention the noise and, to be honest, it's not the place for people who want an early night at the weekend. For those people who are well up for the entertainment, the live music was great - the bar had a great atmosphere and the folks throughout the whole hotel are very friendly and welcoming. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the power shower was great- would have loved the view over Carlingford Lough but there was a wedding at the hotel so upgrades that might normally be available weren't an option. Restaurant 23 was outstanding - one of the best meals I've ever had - been telling everyone about it!! The breakfast was freshly cooked to order which is something I always appreciate - I had a really good omelette which made a change from the regular fry (although this looked pretty good too). Definitely going to try to get back as soon as possible.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Got a group on deal and can't believe our luck. Stayed Monday and Tuesday night in the phenomenal suite. View of Lough, unreal, room and bathroom stunning. Restaurant amazing, breakfast and service lovely, pub good crack, we were there for open Mic. The couple singing were just brilliant. Only gripe my girlfriend has was the bed didn't get made in the morning.
Would highly highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Belfast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights, the reception desk does not seem to be staffed u go into the bar to get someone. We were shown to our rooms which was clean and perfectly adequate however the bathroom was a big let down approx 7 floor tiles were badly cracked and the shower head leaked.
We booked dinner and this was perfect the food was superb so much so we booked for the next night. The view from the dining area is beautiful especially at night with all the lights in the distance. Breakfast was enormous we had to scale down the next morning. Staff were friendly helpful and courteous. Yes I would go back but PLEASE fix the bathroom. We stayed here mid week and it was quiet.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Des & Carol
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ireland
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Was there for Easter this year the food is top rate and staff were fab Over looking carlingford lough good for walks bar food is very good and bar is cozy room was good had agood nights sleep will be back again
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  • Stayed April 2013
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Thank louie r
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Property: The Balmoral
Address: 13 Seaview, Warrenpoint BT34 3NJ, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Warrenpoint
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Warrenpoint
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Balmoral 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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