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“Food terrible”
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Harbour House Inn
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Food terrible”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

I've been here a few times and whilst the staff are brilliant the food seems to have gone downhill. We travelled here to eat an evening meal and I ordered a Steak and Guinness pie off the specials board. I was extremely disappointed to get something which reminded me of school dinners, made with too much bisto. Great pub atmosphere, but the food has become woeful of late.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

this place is excellent for money. they do a deal called captains table with a bottle of wine and a double room for 80 a nite. if your gonna stay in any room ask for room 8. its lovely at night looking over newcastle. the rooms are spotless. the staff are friendly

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Northern Ireland
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Stayed here for one night and could have stayed for another week, loved the food, staff very friendly especially Carla (i think that was her name!). Great room with sea view, they should have pictures of their rooms on their website! Cant wait to go back!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Torie2
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N Ireland
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

We recently had a meal at the Harbour House Inn but were not very impressed. Firstly it seemed too much trouble to get us a table, no suggestion of waiting at the bar until one was free, luckily other customers said they were leaving and let us have their table. I asked about the restaurant next door and was told it was fully booked although no-one used it the whole time we were there. Most of the staff were friendly, although one girl seemed as if she couldn't be bothered and another one called Francis was quite rude. The food was just OK.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank NikNIreland
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Ladysmith, Canada
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We just dropped in to find a room, the bartender and other staff were great. We pushed to get a sea view room (the young lady seemed to be surprised we wanted one!) It was wonderful, with windows looking out to sea, only a flight of stairs to both supper and breakfast, and locals playing great music in the pub at night. We really enjoyed our stay, and our conversation with Frank and Brenda in the morning. (With good advice on where to stay the next night) The room was basic, all we needed, and the bathroom was clean, large, and new.

Room Tip: I'd go for a sea view every time!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

This is a great place to stay in Newcastle. Very reasonable price, great food and lovely staff - friendly and very helpful. Room was fine - very clean with nice bathroom, tea & coffee facilities and flat screen tv and very good music on the Saturday night. No complaints at all and would love to stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank IhateNY
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Sanur, Indonesia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2013

It was a little difficult in making a booking by email but this was more than offset by the freindliness of all the staff. The rooms were clean and sunny and the short walk to the city center was most enjoyable with the sea breeze on your right and the Mourne Mountains on your left

Room Tip: Don't carry big or heavy suitcases as the stairs are narrow
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Harbour House Inn

Property: 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 
Also Known As:
Harbour House Hotel Newcastle
Harbour Hotel Newcastle
Harbour House Inn Newcastle, Northern Ireland

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