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“Blues on the bay festival”
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The Balmoral
Ranked #1 of 5 Warrenpoint B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
northern ireland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Blues on the bay festival”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

staff was friendly and helpful hotel was excellent couldnt have asked for anything better. Breakfast next morning was freshly prepared and service was first class. Would highly recommend a stay there. We will be back!

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Gary B, Owner at The Balmoral, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thanks for your comment, I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay, it was a great weekend! Hope to see you again soon.
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ireland
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Had our wedding here in April. I have to say form the minute we first dealt with Neil and his staff reguarding our big day they have been simply fantastic. No detail was left out and no problem could not be overcome. The food was out of this world and the venue and music was simply brilliant. They even went as far as sending a photographer to the wedding and presented us with framed photographs just before the meal!
The honeymoon suite was beautiful as was the breakfast the next day. I would thoroughly recommend the Bal as a venue for anyone considering getting married. Thank you

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gary B, Manager at The Balmoral, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
We are delighted you enjoyed your Wedding Day and wish you both every happiness in the future.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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

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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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Thank Julie K
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

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Property: The Balmoral
Address: 13 Seaview, Warrenpoint BT34 3NJ, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Warrenpoint
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Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Warrenpoint
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Balmoral 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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