we stayed here for 1 night prior to climbing slieve donard in the mourne mountains. the location is fabulous, right at the start of the walk and just 10mins from the bus station. the staff were friendly and welcoming. our room was quite dated but clean, with tea and coffee and a sink. the bathroom was shared with only 1 other room and just across from our bedroom. the room had a marvellous sea view and breakfast was really good with very tasty porridge and although they didnt have a vegetarian option they very kindly catered to my friend who doesnt eat meat or eggs.the room was very quiet and we got a really good sleep. the only grumbles we had of this hotel was that our room was very cold. although it warmed up a bit when the heating was on, it only came on for a short while at a time and was not very pleasant as the outside temperature was very cold. also the shower was at best lukewarm so we couldnt warm up that way.this rather spoilt our stay as we do like to be warm!
- Also Known As:
- Avoca Hotel Newcastle, Northern Ireland