Stayed at this hotel 6 May. The name of the hotel is a bit confusing.
The Everglades in Florida are far removed from the Irish countryside of the outskirts of Londonderry. I think that the names of the conference rooms etc is more down to an appreciation of the american visitors to this hotel.
We got there a bit early before the 3pm booking in time and so had to leave our bags at the reception and have a drink at the bar for half an hour. There turned out to be a problem with our booking as the Hastings Hotel internet system had overidden the booking I made with Expedia. It showed that we had booked in for two nights instead of one. The receptionist, named Keylagh Dawn (I think) was so helpful and sorted it out quickly and efficiently. She was so apologetic, stating truthfully that it had been a problem with their system and gave us a free breakfast in compensation. She is a terrific asset to this hotel and deserves much praise for sorting this out.
The hotel, whilst having an impressive exterior, was a little gloomy inside, owing to the lack of natural light, but it did have nice open fires and plenty of seating available. The bedrooms were very clean and both dinner and breakfast were very good indeed. The beds were superb. Waiting staff in the hotel deserve special mention as they were friendly and professional. The price of dinner in the Grill Room was fairly expensive for what it was, but still acceptable.
All in all a good hotel to stay in when visiting Londonderry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The magnificent Everglades Hotel is situated on the banks of the River Foyle with superb views across Derry city to the Donegal Hills, and is the ideal base from which to discover the 17th-century walled city of Derry. This impressive modern and friendly hotel, with a golf course right next door, is only a short drive from the beautiful beaches and rugged hills of County Donegal or the breathtaking Sperrin Mountains. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Everglades Hotel Derry, Northern Ireland