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“The Best in Derry!”
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Laburnum Lodge
Ranked #24 of 43 Derry B&B and Inns
New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“The Best in Derry!”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

This is a beautiful B&B. We stayed here two week-day nights in September. The rooms are immaculate and thoughtfully furnished and the food is exceptional. However, the very best part of this B&B is the owners, Donal and Teresa. They absolutely could not do enough for us. They provided advice on what to see, where to go, and how to do it. Teresa called a taxi, and told the driver exactly where to take us in Derry. They recommended excellent restaurants and repeated directions as many times as we needed. Although they obviously have very busy lives, they never hesitated to stop and help us with our questions. Our last day, they went above and beyond what anyone could have expected. My husband is an insulin dependent diabetic,and he discovered that he was missing one of his bottles of insulin. Donal took him to a doctor for a script and to a chemist to get the insulin. What could have been a disaster, turned into just a delay in our departure. We cannot thank Donal and Teresa for all they did for us. If you want to enjoy your stay Derry, this is the place to do it.

Room Tip: I don't think there is a bad room. Because we were travelling with a friend, we used two rooms...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Newtownards
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Stayed for one night as at event in Venue. Everywhere so clean and bright. Cooked breakfast best ever. Host's Teresa and Donal lovely, lovely people. Breakfast served at one table although I personally prefer individual tables. However Teresa and Donal helped the coversation to run smoothly. Would definetly use again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 27 September 2013

This is a B&B to beat all B&Bs! We and other family members have stayed there on a number of occasions and the high standard and outstanding welcome remain the same.
The house is comfortable, homely and immaculately clean. Breakfast is great, served to your specification!

Teresa and Donal make you feel very special. Why would you go anywhere else?

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Utopia
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Everything about this B&B is just great - the rooms have everything you could want, they are perfectly clean, with ensuite bathrooms . The hosts (Donal and Teresa) make you welcome and they really mean it when they say make yourself at home - you can come and go any time of day or night and there is safe car parking in their quiet street. The breakfasts were wonderful with a wide choice including lots of fruit, great porridge, perfect scrambled eggs, fantastic Irish tea, delicious wheaten (soda) bread and interesting conversation. There are paths and green spaces nearby if you want to walk or run while you are there and it is not far from the centre of Derry (a couple of miles), but also near the Foyle Bridge so well placed for trips into to the towns and beaches of County Derry or in the other direction to beautiful rural Donegal.

Room Tip: All the rooms seemed good. Ask the hosts - they will tell you straight!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Issaquah, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

After our recent trip to Ireland, my husband and I voted Donal and Theresa Mackay the "Best B & B Hosts in Ireland." They are warm, friendly, funny, and full of helpful information. Laburnum Lodge is their home, not far from the center of Derry, but it does work best if you have a car to get to and from town. It is quiet, spotlessly clean, and very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent, and the hosts always came in to chat with the guests after serving us. We adored them!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

My husband and I stayed here for one night and it was perfect. The rooms are lovely and clean. The two people that run the B&B are soooo helpful and really lovely. Brefast in the morning was lovely and we met other people from Australia and Switserland and so breakfast was full of interesting converstion. I will stay here again. It is pretty close to the city centre, a 5 min drive and we were in.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fullerton CA
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2013

The owners were the type of people you wish were neighbors. Great location to see Northern Ireland. Great background on the history and promise of Northern Ireland, that fascinated 3 generations of guests. Best porridge ever - don't miss it.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Laburnum Lodge

Property: Laburnum Lodge
Address: 9 Rockfield | Madam's Bank Road, Derry BT48 8AU, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Derry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Derry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Laburnum Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located 300m from the Foyle Bridge and only 5 min drive from City Centre. A large guest lounge with open turf fire and access to outdoor decking area. Tea/coffee making facilities and free PC internet access. All rooms also have free wireless internet access. Private on site parking. Ideal base for touring Donegal/Causeway Coast. ... more   less 
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Laburnum Lodge Derry, Northern Ireland

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