OYO Apparo
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OYO Apparo

18 St. Patricks Street, Draperstown, Magherafelt BT45 7AL Northern Ireland
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Located in the Sperrin Mountains in Northern Island, OYO Apparo is close to major landmarks and attractions like Plantin Park, a national forest, plus the Davagh Forest Trails and the Heritage & Cultural Centre Maghera.Special FeaturesThis relaxed B&B features a casual bar and restaurant, plus cosy rooms with bright, fun decor and modern furnishings for an enjoyable stay.All rooms feature free WiFi, TV, hairdryer, daily housekeeping, tea & coffee making facilities, 24/7 check-in and ensuite bathrooms.Parking OptionsThere is free parking available onsite for guests to use.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
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Kitchenette
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18 St. Patricks Street, Draperstown, Magherafelt BT45 7AL Northern Ireland
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SOSGlasgow wrote a review Oct 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom42 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very comfortable accommodation and excellent food to be had here. I stayed for 2 nights in one of the upstairs courtyard rooms. Very well appointed with great amenities.
The food in the restaurant was lovely - fresh and hot and served with no delay.
Full breakfast in the morning served with a smile.
Would absolutely recommend
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: On street parking is plentiful
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ClaremcDublin wrote a review Jul 2012
County Dublin, Ireland221 contributions192 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My fiance & I have just spent 2 nights at the Apparo Boutique Hotel on a Living Social voucher deal. We found the staff altogether very welcoming & friendly as was the man we assumed to be the owner. Our room was off a courtyard at first floor level above the restaurant & was clean & modern if just a bit small. The bed was comfortable & the shower powerful. The television was tiny with poor reception. We dined in the restaurant both nights. I have to admit to having been disappointed with my meal the first night, apart from dessert. On the second night I wasn't overly impressed with my starter but everything changed when our mains arrived! We both ordered sirloin steak medium rare & both agreed that it was easily the best steak we have ever eaten in an Irish restaurant. Usually Irish restaurants fail dismally when it comes to cooking a steak to perfection but not the chef at Apparo! I would go back for the steak alone. Dessert once again was lovely. Draperstown didn't impress us. Yes it's a gateway to the lovely Sperrin mountains but the toen itself, both nights we were there, was full of young "boy racers" racing their cars with souped up engines & noisy unmuffled exhausts up & down the main street late into the night. At one stage, while taking a brief walk after dinner, we witnessed one of these young men spinning his steering wheel while driving at high speed causing the car to veer wildly. Nothing seemed to be done to stop this behaviour. It put us off a return visit to be honest ehich is a shame given how lovely the Apparo is. Oh & Apparo should sort out the wi-fi which is available in public areas but not the bedrooms,
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Date of stay: July 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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lorraine_gorzynski wrote a review Jun 2011
Eastbourne, United Kingdom1 contribution4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here while attending a family wedding recently - and it was out of this world! The quality of the rooms, furnishings and fittings was top of the range, with little touches that made all the difference. Some rooms are arranged around an open courtyard (almost motel-like) and felt like the Riviera; others were more enclosed. the restaruant served an excellent menu. The staff couldn't ahve done more to make us feel at home and welcomed.

A most unexpected find! Would recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: May 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sharon O wrote a review Apr 2013
Brookeborough, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom2 contributions12 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is NOT a hotel, it is a restaurant in a house with rooms above! We had booked into this place and we didnt stay. The rooms are cold I could see my breath. We quickly left as for the town half of it is boarded up.
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Date of stay: November 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Margaret Garbett wrote a review Feb 2015
Birmingham, United Kingdom21 contributions17 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed in Apparo Hotel on Wed 18th Feb after a family meal. As I am originally from Draperstown it was a nostalgia meeting for eight of us. After a reasonable meal in a very cold room (it was Ash Wednesday and few diners so we did not comment) and a pleasant chat with Grainne, we retired to our room while my brothers and sisters returned home, having travelled quite a distance to be with us. Having booked (and confirmed) breakfast for 9am, we were amazed to find the hotel locked and dark with no one around to speak to. We sat outside in the freezing cold foyer for over half an hour and then returned to our room which was not inviting, as the only chair was one uncomfortable garden type. On returning downstairs we found a chef who was surprised to see us as he said no one had texted him to say there were guests staying. Unbelievable in what purports to be a boutique hotel. After a hurried breakfast we checked out feeling extremely disappointed and reluctant to return. What a pity! Were we offered a small discount on our substantial dinner and stay? I think not!
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Date of stay: February 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DavyP612 wrote a review Jan 2015
31 contributions58 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We have gone here about four times over the last few years and since our first visit the menu hasn't changed!
Avoid the bruchetta starter which is made with filo pastry...its not anything like bruchetta.
The prices are hefty enough and the food is just average for what you are paying.
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Date of stay: November 2014Trip type: Travelled with family
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Uni76 wrote a review May 2014
Wales3 contributions8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked a two night B&B stay here in April and whilst the accommodation itself was to a good standard, I was extremely disappointed with the service. On my second morning, I was unable to have breakfast or check-out as there were no staff on the premises (at 9.15am!!). The restaurant was in total darkness and all the doors were locked! I had to open the main front door myself in order to exit, as I needed to catch a midday flight from Belfast City Airport. I have never experienced such poor service and certainly haven't been left in a hotel without any available staff present!
A family friend had to return later in the day to leave my room key back and was only offered a £5 discount, which only served to add insult to injury. I will not be returning and will not be recommending this to any family or friends.
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Date of stay: April 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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TazC wrote a review Sept 2014
Mullingar, Ireland43 contributions46 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in the Apparo on a living social deal last week and was disappointed to say the least. We were greeted by a not very pleasant lady with red hair though the young girl with her was nice and showed us to our room. We struggled with our cases up the stairs and discovered there was a lift afterwards though this does not seem to be in use.

Came back down to have our scones and tea which I was told were only available as we checked in before 4, wasn't told this on the phone when I booked. Used the bathroom in the restaurant before heading out for a walk and discovered no toilet paper or soap....

Later on after our walk I discovered that the sink in our bathroom was cracked and the shelf above was wonky which might explain how the sink got cracked in the first place. Room and television were both quite small, even with the room being so small the television was difficult to see. Why we were given this room when none of the others were occupied? Top of desk was damaged too...Also I could imagine this hotel being quite cold in the winter as our room had a tiled floor and no rugs.

We had dinner on our first night and part of our deal was a bottle of wine whilst dining in the restaurant but was told by the lady who served us with mousy hair, that menu we ordered from did not allow us to receive the bottle of wine. Nowhere on the deal did it say this...it clearly said when dining in the restaurant...she did not say it in a nice way but in a condescending fashion, quite rude.

We both had the Beef and Guinness pie. as the menu wasn't very inspiring. which was fine and a glass of wine which was a pitiful amount. The dessert I ordered was a roulade covered in white chocolate, it was not a roulade more of a pavlova and had not even a hint of white chocolate and my husband ordered the sticky toffee pudding served bizarrely with strawberry ice cream....It is rare we don't tip but we couldn't as she was not pleasant at all, felt like we were a nuisance and looked down on as we were there on a deal.

We had breakfast booked for 9 as you must give them a time on check in...arrived at 9 with door still locked and had to wait outside until the chef let us in. He was so much more pleasant than either of the senior staff we had dealt with up til then. Breakfast was fine and we headed out for the day, but on our return at about 7 in the evening discovered our room was as we left it, bed not made, no replenishment of tea/coffee, shower gel etc, no clean cups and the room not cleaned. bin still full. Obviously this was very surprising...never have I gone to a hotel and no cleaning done to the room at all.... Maybe it was because we were on the deal!

The next morning we had breakfast and was given considerably more to eat than the first morning...twice the amount of sausages, bacon rashers and toast....no consistency....also we had a cart with some cereals and dried fruit, no fresh fruit or yogurt though.

I told the chef who served us breakfast, as we checked out how disappointed we were with our experience, that we did not have our room cleaned, did not receive part of our deal and about the rudeness of our waitress. Also for 3 days there was a foil number 50 on the stairs, never moved so the stairs were not swept in all the time we were there!

I could put up with not receiving our wine but the rudeness of the staff, and the lack of any room service at all....no cleaning really took the biscuit! The wifi never worked the entire time we were there, tried on two phones and a laptop on numerous occasions to no avail, heard the other lady on the second morning at breakfast saying she had problems too.

Couldn't recommend this 'hotel' but it is more of a B & B with food. Stayed in The Mayfly in Foxford which was a similar size but had a totally different attitude to the customer, in contrast to the Apparo, it was a pleasure.

As for the Apparo we won't be back...
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Date of stay: August 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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remingtoncat wrote a review Sept 2011
belfast, northern ireland5 contributions13 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
booked in on friday 23rd sept at around 4pm. Couldn't find anyone around and wandered onto the roof where the hotel rooms are, managed to find kitchen staff out the back having a smoke, so got registered and got our rooms. The rooms were lovely couldn't complain about that, and the meal was really good, our compliments to the chef.
Unfortunately just after 12pm one of the guests set off the fire alarm by mistake, which is positioned right beside a light switch, that was ok easy enough mistake to make.
It all went down hill after that, there was about four other couples and we were left standing around in the middle of the night, fire alarm blaring and no one bothering to see what the problem was, all the same if it had been a fire. We informed a passing psni car twice and no one was able to contact the owner, we didn't realise that there was no members of staff on the premises. After about and hour and a half my husband and I packed up and drove home to Belfast, getting in around 3am.
The hotel did have a contact number for us as we had left it on our booking form, and we had also booked breakfast the next morning which wasn't included in the livingsocial deal which cost £69, but up until this moment no one has bothered to contact us to apologise or explain why no one came to our rescue.
Apart from the beautiful meal I would definately not go near this place again.
One of the couples staying had to be let in through a back door after having to ask the Chinese take away next door because the front of the hotel was locked up. Strange way to run a business.
The lady from the chinese also had a mobile number which we tried but was disconnected.
Make of it what you will.
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Date of stay: September 2011
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CMCNIreland wrote a review May 2015
United Kingdom42 contributions37 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed for one night at the Apparo Hotel in early May
The hotel was easy to find and plenty of parking was available on the main street - on checking in our room had all basic amenities (towels, a clean bed, TV, shower and toliet, Kettle etc) The room was very cold however when I went to reception they were able to turn a switch which enabled the heat and this was a very efficient system, we were soon warm.

My main comments on the room were:
TV is very small (as others have commented)
Walls are very thin - we spent half the night awake as someone was snoring in the room next door)
Some items could do with TLC e.g. the bedside tables have been melted on the top by either the kettle or someone's straighteners
The slat blinds which cover the patio doors to prevent people looking into the room are broken in places so it is possible for passer's by to see in if they wish to do so even when the blinds are pulled

The bathroom towels are clean but very hard from perhaps too much harsh washing.
All in all this hotel has all the basics and would probably be well suited to families more so than those seeking a romantic break

There are areas outside the hotel rooms and resturant where you could sit on plastic furniture in "gardens" - the weather didn't allow us this opportunity - again a little upkeep would have made these much more attractive as broken chairs and weeds were both on display (perhaps these will be fixed for summer)

PS We did eat in the resturant in the evening of our stay and this is highly recommended - food was very good and resaonably priced
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Date of stay: May 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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annmarie220 asked a question Jan 2017
Bellaghy, United Kingdom25 contributions17 helpful votes
Have you a wheelchair assessable room
SOSGlasgow wrote a tip Oct 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom42 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"On street parking is plentiful"
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Landlock47 wrote a tip Jul 2019
Indiana521 contributions139 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are quiet."
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Moke wrote a tip Jul 2016
Tyrone50 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I imagine any room would be excellent as this is a quiet town"
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Jacqueline H wrote a tip Dec 2015
Portadown, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any of the rooms would be grand"
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diamond_skies_NI wrote a tip Nov 2015
Belfast, United Kingdom28 contributions28 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request a quiet room if you are not planning to stay out late!"
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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United KingdomNorthern IrelandCounty LondonderryMagherafeltDraperstown
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12
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Frequently Asked Questions about OYO Apparo
Which popular attractions are close to OYO Apparo?
Nearby attractions include Richardson's Bar & Off Sales (3.4 miles) and St.Patrick's R.C.Church (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at OYO Apparo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at OYO Apparo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at OYO Apparo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to OYO Apparo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Apparo Restaurant, The Byre, and Brysons.
Is OYO Apparo located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Draperstown.
Are there any historical sites close to OYO Apparo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Springhill House (9.1 miles) and Tirnony Dolmen (5.7 miles).
Is OYO Apparo accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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