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“amazing food - restaurant quality at bar prices”
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Harbour House Inn
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 April 2012

We didn't stay here but eat sometimes in the Stone Boat restaurant and also the bar. We had a fanatstic sea food meal in the bar in February 2012, sardines to share to start followed by lobster thermador and herring. Both dishes were beautiful and the view is amazing. It's worth walking to the harbour to experience it.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

Got this deal through groupon,£65 for 2 nights for 2 people,a free bottle of wine,and a gorg cream tea on arrival,Staff very friendly,just could'nt do enough for us,rooms very clean and bed cumfy,plenty of carparking spaces and food in the resturant was beautiful an plenty of it,will be going back...Very happy customers..Thank-you

Room Tip: A room at the back facing the sea,would be much quiter
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

I only stopped off for a bite to eat. The pub is next to the lifeboat station and opposite the local Coastguard Base - the walls are covered in photos of the local volunteers.
The food was good , the service friendly and the prices reasonable.
If you are in the area and you want to eat some wholesome grub , try this place out

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights recently as part of a groupon deal. Over all we enjoyed our stay.

The place itself has what some may call an eccentric cluttered atmosphere. We arrived on a sunday so the place was subdued. After arrival as parted of the deal we were due a "creamed tea" though in our case we ordered coffees. We had to wait 25 mins for the coffees then after reminding the waitress we had to wait another 25 for 2 scones that had been in the microwave too long and tasted like rubber.

The room itself was perfect and spotlessly clean and well provisioned . The only downside we found were the people in the next room who proceeded to party in there room to 3 or 4am. The partition walls are extremly thin. This continued on the next night until we bang on the walls ourselves!!

On the monday we had dinner in the bar and while the food was pleasant enough it wasn't spectacular, and you probably could have got better in newcastle for the same price. However this is only a small hotel / B&B so I dont hold that against them.

As a base to explore Newcastle and the sorrouding mourne district this place is extremely good as you are not necessarily in the centre of newcastle but you are still close enough for a long walk and the views are fantastic over the bay.

On the whole I would recommend this place for a couple of nights but a few of the small thing may annoy if any longer.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

Stayed mid week and Hotel and bar were very quiet. The hotel advertised live music at the weekend so perhaps it is much busier then. We walked into the centre of Newcastle both nights and it is a good 15 minute walk although taxi back was only £3.00. The location, although a bit far out from town is good as you just have to walk across the road to go into the forest and up the mountain. Breakfast was good as was the Captains Platter. Staff were very friendly and rooms were a good size. Had a very nice Pizza in Villa Vinchi on the Main Street near Donard Hotel and would recommend it, pasta looked lovely too. Overall an enjoyable staff and whilst we would stay again would only do so at the weekend as we found the whole of Newcastle lacking in nightlife.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

Visited Harbour Inn with husband, daughter and grandson aged four. We all loved it. The staff were great and the whole place was very child friendly. The views from the beer garden are delightful and the entertainment was lively. Newcastle has a lot to offer. The butterfly garden is a delight and Castlewellan forset park is lovely.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 September 2011

this was an excellent base to explore the lovely mountains of mourne and the armagh area. the staff were very helpful and the rooms were clean and comfortable. breakfasts were brilliant and plentiful. especially filling and delicious was the captains table platter for dinner!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Harbour House Inn

Address: 4 South Promenade, Newcastle BT33 0EX, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Newcastle
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Newcastle
#6 Family Hotel in Newcastle
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our property is on the South Promenade at Newcastle Harbour: The harbour is among the most richly historic areas of Newcastle. Home to many longstanding families, the area around the pier has a long association with the sea. The origins of the current harbour date back to the 1820's, when a new pier was created by Lord Annesley to replace the old one. One of the chief functions of the pier was to act as a loading point for Mourne granite, which was quarried in the hills above the harbour. If you stand on the shorter arm of the pier and look up towards the mountain you can see a path cut through the trees leading to the now defunct quarry on Millstone Mountain. In the last century, stone was quarried here and dispatched down this track to the harbour by railtrucks. It was loaded on to ships (known as Stone Boats) and used to build docks in Belfast and Liverpool and the courthouse gaol in nearby Downpatrick ... more   less 
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