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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good14%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
Situated on the banks of Strangford Lough, Barholm is a tastefully restored Victorian house occupying an outstanding location on Portaferry’s shore front.We offer accommodation for up to 50 people with a mixture of Single, Double, Family or Group rooms. Reduced rates are available for group bookings.Our restaurant offers a wide choice of quality fresh food with undoubtedly one of the best views in Northern Ireland, over Strangford Lough.Conference facilities are available, suitable for seminars, workshops and functions. Full catering service is available.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Wheelchair access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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Full view
Getting there
Belfast City Airport21 mi
Belfast Intl Airport33 mi
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Maren Z
Reviewed 31 Aug 2018
We styed one night as on our famliy trip (Couple with two daugters aged 17 and 24).
Nice and clean accomodation, good breakfast. friendly host.
Ferry boat starts every 15 minutes right in front of the hostel
Thank Maren Z
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 Aug 2018
For the cost this is an excellent place to stay. Well located, clean, good size rooms,good breakfast, very helpful and friendly staff. Not the most salubrious place you could stay in but in terms of value for money it is first class
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Brian M
Reviewed 12 Aug 2018
Just back from second stay at Barholm.
Even better than before.
Despite a full house the lovely proprietors still found time to not only cook a fantastic evening meal, but to serve it at a candlelit table overlooking the wonderful Strangford Narrows.
The two courses were just amazing!
Fresh cod done in a light flour and then oven roasted with vegetables cooked to crunchy perfection was one main while the other was very tender chicken.
Both following a large plate of prawns served with garlic bread and wheaten.
Under £30 for both! Not per person
Thank Brian M
Mumbai, India
Reviewed 4 Jun 2018
Visited the place along with our group, StopGaps Cultural Academy during our stay in Northern Ireland. Must confess, blown away by the location, great view right opposite the Loch, with the ferry moving up and down. Nice rooms, clean and well maintained plus the Eating area was the highlighted located on the ground floor with great views of the ferry.

Strongly recommend this place to anyone visiting Northern Ireland and wishing to stay at a place with a great view.
Thank damien072018
James O
Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 13 May 2018
Stay for a single night, 3 of us shared room No. 2 which unfortunately was next to an extremely noisy communal toilet so the noise pollution was pretty horrific but that's the only negative, the room was clean and comfortable with a double bed, a single bed and a set of bunk beds. The noise pollution was severely buffered by a visit to the nearby Fiddlers Bar which is to be highly recommended.
The buffet breakfast offered the following morning was more than adequate and the few interactions I had with the management were friendly and positive. I did see quite a few people dinning in this establishment which usually speaks volumes. Some rooms have en-suites and these I would assume are to be recommended if staying more than one night.
All in all I was happy with my stay, good value for money and terrific views, I would certainly use this establishment again.
Thank James O
Response from Krzysztof P, Manager at Barholm
Responded 14 May 2018
Dear James O. Thank you for taking your time to write this fantastic review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with and we are sorry your stay was interrupted by the noise outside your room. We do recommend our upper floor, en-suite rooms, with the fantastic views overlooking Strangford Lough and we are looking forward seeing you in the near future. Hearty breakfast, comfortable and clean rooms and beautiful views await. Thank you again for staying with us. Kindest regards Krzysztof Piorek
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Room Tips
"Seven is best view"
12 Aug 2018
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"Room 8 was great !! ensuite and views !!"
10 Feb 2018
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"Choose a room at the front because of the views."
30 Sep 2017
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"Front two rooms with lough views."
11 Sep 2017
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US$60 - US$85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomNorthern IrelandPortaferry
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