On arrival our booking hadn't been received even though we had a confirmation email saying it was. Luckily enough there was a room free.
We where then asked to pay on arrival, I have stayed in many hotels & B&Bs & was in the hospitality business myself & I have never been asked to pay on arrival.
But the room we got & the friendliness of the lady with shoulder length blonde hair (sorry didn't get your name) made up for the initial problems.
The view from the room was fantastic it is so close to the water it actually looks like you're in the water. The room was spotless & the beds where amazingly comfortable.
The breakfast the following morning was one of the best I've had & we where given a refill of tea & coffee.
Would highly recommend this B&B but do ring when you book online to ensure your booking has been made, as if there isn't a free room you could end up disappointed.
- 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