A group of five of us stayed at the Avoca for two nights in a weekend of hillwalking in the Mourne Mountains. We were able to walk to Slieve Donard from the door of the hotel.
The rooms were clean and spacious, though not plush, but acceptable given the rating of the hotel. The breakfast was fine and the staff were both friendly and helpful. The bar and restaurant were shut when we were there, as it was out of the holiday season, but we found excellent alternatives to both nearby (turn right out of hotel to street junction, Mourne Cafe, specialises in fresh fish from the local ports - speciality grilled lobster £12, & Hugh McCann's pub almost next door ).
Overall, a basic, unpretentious, somewhat dated seafront hotel but well situated for exploring the Mournes, with well priced accomodation and friendly staff.
- Also Known As:
- Avoca Hotel Newcastle, Northern Ireland