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The Saddlers House and the Old Rectory
Ranked #20 of 43 Derry B&B and Inns
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Maidstone
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“Saddlers House”
Reviewed 15 September 2012

Have stayed here several times down the years but despite that we are going to give an honest review. Unusually we are going to start with a minor beef. The television! Tiny, you need a pair of binoculars to watch it. That out of the way this is a brilliant place to stay. You could not come across a nicer, more helpful couple than Peter and Joan who own and operate the place. Excellent breakfast which you can enjoy in the company of the other guests who come from all around the globe including Italians, Spanish AND Americans.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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English first
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

I have been there in april 2009. Though we booked no more than two hours before our arrival in Derry they managed to find a place for all seven of us.
Both the owners are very kind and helpful. He slept on the sofa to let me stay in his room! Sir, you're great!
I love houses that smell like old spirit :)

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the Saddlers House. Joan and Peter were very welcoming and gave us good information for seeing Derry and recommendations for dinner. The room was comfortable. Breakfast was excellent, featuring Joan's homemade yogurt. We especially enjoyed the sitting room with a computer for guests. The location is ideal. Highly recommended. We would gladly stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Israel
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

There was a lovely warm welcome by Joan. She immediately made us feel at home and although parking can be a bit problematic, it was sorted promptly. Special Victorian house - built circa 1870. Breakfast was full of home made goodies - yummy.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2012

Stayed for one night and really enjoyed it. Joan and Peter were welcoming and gave us excellent advice on what to see in the city. Location is very handy for doing a wee circuit of the city and you ca walk to most of the places of interest in under 10 mins. Breakfast was extensive and tasty! The whole house was an beautiful place to stay for a night.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lebanon, New Jersey
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

Our host was very helpful in helping us find where to go and what to do. (more than any of our other hosts). Breakfast was the best - great berry jelly. Good breads too. Of course the bacon was - as always - great. Location is great - a couple blocks from main part of city and walls. Parking free right outside the door. Some road noise at night. Bathroom was very tight. Overall, very good experience.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wales
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights in July 2012 and were pretty disappointed. Our room (no.5) was tiny with very little space to move around and only a small double bed. There was just enough drawer space, but the only provision for hanging clothes was a few hooks on the wall. Bags were pushed under the bed – there was no where else to put them. The bathroom was small but adequate. We were not impressed to find that three of the five milk cartons in the room were months past their 'use by' date and had gone off, nor by the fact that we had to ask for a second bath towel as only one had been provided. The breakfast itself was fine, but the breakfast room was inadequate for the number of guests and although we were lucky, other guests were left waiting for 20 minutes or more until a space became available. There's a PC for the use of guests, which we appreciated, though with an old keyboard that has lost all its letters. On the plus side, Saddler's House is very conveniently located for the centre of Derry and there's free on-street parking outside. However, we certainly wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Saddlers House and the Old Rectory
Address: 36 Great James Street, Derry BT48 7DB, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Derry
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Ranked #20 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Derry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
The Saddlers House And The Old Rectory Hotel Derry
The Saddlers House And The Old Rectory Derry, Northern Ireland

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