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Belfast, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The location is excellent with beautiful views across to Strangford . The cafe is spotlessly clean, the staff are friendly and serve good coffee , cakes and wholesome meals. Our last visit was on a sunny day and we could sit outside and watch the ferry and the boats on the lough. It is an easy walking distance to the... More 

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Thank dustylin
Krzysztof P, Manager at Barholm, responded to this review

Dear Dustylin Great to hear such a kind comments! We are proud for having friendly and relaxed atmosphere and providing visitors with simple but wholesome food and excellent coffee. It is worth to mention the tourist office is open only Aprill - September but we are open all year round :-) Hope to welcome serve you again. More 

Limerick, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great stay in barholm, long spin up from county Clare, great location and the manager was a really nice guy along with other staff, great spot to stay , great views from the cafe across to strangford and castle ward

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Thank Eoindaly
Krzysztof P, Manager at Barholm, responded to this review

Dear Eoindaly Thank you for taking your time to review us on Tripadvisor. Barholm has indeed agreat location and fantastic views overlooking Strangford Lough. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward seeing you again. More 

Desk top
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4 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The B&B was clean and tidy and the room allocated had a super view of the harbour. The bed was comfortable and had En Suite. Missing were glasses for rinsing after teeth washing and a floor mat when coming out of shower cubicle. The B&B has none of the extras that one would find in the normal B&B. During my... More 

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Thank Toney-burns
Krzysztof P, General Manager at Barholm, responded to this review

Dear Toney-burns Thank you for taking your time to write your very kind review on Tripadvisor. We do appreciate your comments as a great opportunity for us to promote our services :-) We are a Hostel with B&B facilities ( en-suite, large double beds, excellent breakfast availability etc). Our rooms are single, double, family and large dormitories for up to... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Just back from staying here with my partner for one night but could definitely have stayed longer. We had a room at the front and the view was amazing, basic but everything you could want and the bed very comfortable. Check in was quick hassle free and friendly , the whole place has a lovely relaxed atmosphere about it. The... More 

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Thank BarneyMolly
Krzysztof P, General Manager at Barholm, responded to this review

Dear BarneyMolly. Thank you so much for your kind review, it is great to hear our residents enjoy their short breaks in Portaferry and that we can assist with simple and relaxed accommodation. We hope to see and serve you again, best regards from all of us at Barholm. Thank you again. More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We turned up unexpectedly. We were touring this area of Northern Ireland and happened upon Portaferry. Finding it to be a lovely and friendly town we decided to stay. Having not pre booked, we explored the town whilst our room was prepared. On returning we found that although the Barholm is not a luxury B &B it is all you... More 

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Thank Tracey A
Krzysztof P, Owner at Barholm, responded to this review

Dear Tracey A. Thank you for visiting Portaferry and choosing Barholm. Although we operate as a hostel, we are a comfortable and simple B&B accommodation too :-) Thank you again for your review and please visit us again if travelling nearby. We wish you joyful Summer and many happy returns! With regards. Marzena & Krzysztof Piorek More 

Antrim, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Great location at the Strangford Lough.Pleasent owners were always very helpful. Comfortable ,big rooms with en-suit ,very bright and cosy dinning room.I spent lovely weekend with family.highly recommended😃

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Thank agnes737
Krzysztof P, Owner at Barholm, responded to this review

Dear Agnes737 We would like to thank you for your time taken to comment on our premises. We are always happy when our residents are enjoying time with us in Portaferry. Let's hope we'll have a chance to welcome you again and serve you as good as we can. Weather is improving, Summer Festivals looking excellent with all activities for... More 

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

I have stayed here before years ago, for work related nights and now I have a staff team, decided to go back because of fond memories. The owner has changed since I was last there and Krzysztof (and the others working there) could not have done more. We had the use of the committee room all day for staff training... More 

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Thank Martin R
Krzysztof P, Owner at Barholm, responded to this review

Dear Martin R. Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy you and your staff enjoyed staying with us and we are looking forward seeing you again as it is just the beginning of the Summer :-) We will also have new seasonal food on the offer and it is another great reason to visit Portaferry! More 

Brescia, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Location ideal, food delicious (including vegetarian option), accommodation excellent. The manager and his wife were so friendly and helpful, they really made our stay enjoyable. We were a large group over from Italy and everyone was extremely happy at Barholm. Highly recommended.

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Krzysztof P, Owner at Barholm, responded to this review

Dear Vegemike It was excellent to welcome and serve you and your group recently. Best compliments are from happy customers having our home made food and enjoying it! Thank you for staying with us, enjoying Portfaferry accommodation and B&B rooms. We hope to see you again! More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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71 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We arrived at Barholm and looked for the owner, Krzysztof. When we finally found him a few minutes later he checked us in. I had originally booked 3 beds in a 4-bed dorm, but he told us that he was upgrading us to a suite for the same price as the dorm. This was a pleasant surprise. The room itself... More 

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Krzysztof P, Owner at Barholm, responded to this review

Dear Emeraldroses We are extremely thankful for you taking your time to write this nice review. Yes, we are a budget accommodation place in Portaferry and we proud ourselves for relaxed and informal service, good quality beds and homemade food. It is great you had a chance to experience most of it and enjoyed it. Every year we do an... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

The lady at the reception was very nice and friendly. The room would need some refurbishing, moderately clean. Could not see the wifi network in the room. Breakfast was very good. Well located, good value for money. Would recommend it for a night, but would not stay there for a week.

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Thank Ludovic L

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barholm

Address: 11 The Strand, Portaferry BT22 1PF, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Portaferry
Price Range: £10 - £22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Barholm Portaferry, Northern Ireland
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“Rooms at the front overlook the little ferry, great view .”
 of 5 bubbles 181traceya, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“It's impossible to describe, it's worth the experience :)”
 of 5 bubbles Asisko, 4 Jun 2013 | Read review
“good food is also served in the local sailing club were a friendly atmosphere awaits”
 of 5 bubbles clivebridges26, 31 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Ask for a front-facing room to enjouy superb views of the lough”
 of 5 bubbles 752DavidG752, 3 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Try for a room at the front to get sea views.”
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