Having stayed here several times previously, I have to confess my stay this week was, by comparison, disappointing.
In no particular order, the bathroom was very small, with the wash basin cramped in one corner of the room. There was also nowhere in the shower to put shower gels/shampoo etc (other than the floor where they can easily fall over). Returning to the hotel on the second evening, I discovered that all the towels had been removed and not replaced - not the end of the world but still inconvenient.
Went to the bar on the second evening around 7pm to ask if they sold bar snacks. Was told that no bar snacks were sold after 6:30pm and that I would need to eat in the restaurant which, by this time, was full to bursting with two coach loads of tourists. Eventually common sense prevailed and our meals were brought into the bar, but still an unnecessarily complicated transaction.
One of those stays where it was a matter of many of the small things being not quite right. On the plus side, the big bed and free internet access are good, but still disappointed with my three night stay. One other observation is that the hotel clearly thrives on high occupancy through coach parties - perhaps those not on a coach tour could be treated as equals, and not as inferior to the tourist groups ?!
- 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