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“Not quite what we expected”
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Nightingale House
Ranked #18 of 47 Derry B&B and Inns
King City, Canada
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12 reviews
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“Not quite what we expected”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We had booked a king room at Nightingale House for 3 nights in June, based on the excellent trip advisor reviews. The B&B is lovely and Isobel is very accommodating. However, we found the bed very uncomfortable (way too hard, squeaky and not a king by north american standards). Maybe this is just our own problem, but we would have chosen twin beds if we had realised. The bathroom was lovely, but there was barely enough water pressure to shower. When we mentioned this in the morning, Isobel quickly offered to help us find another place to stay - which she did very quickly and happily. We ended up at a nearby Best Western which suited us very well. The location is good - in a lovely neighbourhood - close to downtown- but a good night's sleep is really important when you are on a driving holiday:)

Room Tip: - just beware the exceptionally firm bed - at least in the upper front room. If you like a hard bed...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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nightingalehouse, Owner at Nightingale House, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Well what can I say I did my best for you and sorted out a hotel as that is were you really wanted to be, not a B&B you were looking for!!!!!!, and I didnt charge you for the 2other nites that you did book with me, But may I say in my defence MY Beds are KINGSIZE 60" by78" inches wich all my beds are!!!! (Double beds are 54"by75" inches) maybe not by north american sizes granted, but you were in IRELAND not north america. Bed squeaky and water pressure not good you really didnt want to be there..... As I said to you I run I happy B&B and all my guests have to be,,,,,
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Just arrived home from yet another stunning weekend at Nightengale House. Isobel, the host, was up to her usual high standard (and beyond). We have discovered at first hand that Isobel does evening meals (on request) and we were not disappointed. As this was my birthday weekend, we decided to go for fine dining in the City, but we found it at Isobel's. Another plus is that our wee dog was made very welcome in her home. The standard of her food, and presentation was beyond expectations, (scrambled eggs at breakfast are to die for). Isobel has a friendly, bubbly exterior with a wicked sense of humour and you would never be bored with her experiences through life, I have no hesitation in recommending Isobel and her welcoming home.

Room Tip: The 'Diva' room is our first choice.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

I can't speak highly enough of nightingale house. Isabel was a lovely host. Very friendly and welcoming and funny as well.

The rooms were absolutely beautiful. The artwork and attention to detail was stunning. The bathroom looks newly renovated and had been stocked with absolutely everything you could ever need if you had forgotten to pack something.

Breakfast was a beautiful spread of fresh fruits, mueslis and juices and nicely cooked Irish breakfast.

This was definitely the best bnb we visited on our tour of Ireland.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

What a wonderful time I had at Isobel's B & B especially her wonderful EGGS ! and the talking parrot. It was my first time in Derry and this B & B was well situated as it was only £3/4 for a taxi into town. The breakfast was a treat and the bedrooms were excellent. My friends had all been there last year and waxed lyrically about Isobel, her craic and her home. Loved it and hope I am invited back next year.

Room Tip: We were in the family room which is on the top floor and was the smallest of the rooms but perfectly...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

This is our 2nd visit to Nightingales B&B. Once again, Isabel's hospitality is first class. Such a lovely warm reception and goes way beyond our expectations. Nothing is a problem, she has a fabulous knowledge of the city which she is always happy to share. Goes out of her way to make sure everyone is happy. There are 10 of us here and Isabel has ensured we're all accommodated which is not easy! Really appreciate her and can't recommend this place highly enough. Great selection of breakfast stuff. Really peaceful location so good sleep. Isabel is really down to earth and always having a laugh. Can't wait til next visit. Seriously if ur going to Derry for a break, definitely book here, you won't be disappointed!! Thanks Isabel. X

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

We stayed here on Wednesday night 11 September 13 and Isobel (the owner) couldn't do enough for us. Decor throughout was exceptional and extremely tasteful. It was truly a home from home experience. When we asked Isobel for the name of a taxi to take us to a restaurant, she arranged for a reliable local firm who arrived on time to take us to our destination and picked us up again for our return. A full cooked breakfast was provided, along with a large range of cereals and fresh fruit, yoghurts etc, nothing was too much trouble. This was also a pet friendly establishment (which are rarely available). Isobel in an exceptional host, with a wicked Derry sense of humour. We would have no hesitation in highly recommending this establishment. Ken, June and Suzie will be back.

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

This B&B was recommended to us by a friend who lives nearby, and we did not regret staying in it for a second! A very cosy and welcoming house, every room is of unique interior, and inside you get all you need - 10 types of tea and coffee, nice towels, bottles of water, sweets, slippers, all the toiletries, a razor, tissues, you name it... The TV has a lot of channels (if that is what you are there for, LOL), and it is very quiet and extremely clean!!!
Isobelle makes nice breakfast - continental (cold) or bacon&eggs (hot), and is very friendly in providing information about everything and everyone.
Definitely a place to stay again!

Room Tip: We had room 4 - there is a great view from it!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Nightingale House

Property: Nightingale House
Address: 6 Larcom Drive, Derry BT48 8PP, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Derry
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Derry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Nightingale House 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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