As other reviewers have noted, this hotel is a little bit outside of Derry city centre. Having said that, taxis are plentiful and much cheaper than 'down south'. There's a sainsbury's nearby too if you want to stock up on shopping (again, very handy for those from the south), but if you are shopping on a sunday, remember that, like all shops in the north, it's not open till 1.00pm.
The front desk is very friendly - always a bonus; rooms are very clean and nicely furnished. Our room rate was reasonable - we didn't feel that breakfast at £8 per person was though so skipped it - i think it probably should be included with the room rate (a friend who opted for it said it was very good). The double bed was a little cramped for two - lucky there were two in the room so we took one each (i'd say they are standard double beds so not strangely small, but at the same time, if you are staying in a hotel, it's nice to have a bigger bed than home!). Water pressure was great in the shower.
We went to the nightclub that night and really enjoyed it - also liked the fact that when we went back to our room later (and the music continued), no noise leaked into our room on the second floor.
We found the approach taken by the hotel of locking all the front doors while the nightclub was on (so you had to wait for a member of staff to unlock it and check your name against a list) was rather less friendly than the rest of the hotel's approach but i suppose if it guarantees a quiet night, i can't complain.
we'd definitely recommend it and stay here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Da Vinci’s Hotel Derry is the ideal base for sightseeing breaks in the North West of Ireland. Da Vinci’s is located just one mile from Derry City Centre and just a 15 minute walk to the historic Derry City Walls. Our guests are also conveniently located to visit the Giant’s Causeway, Royal Portrush Golf Course and Donegal’s breath taking scenery. Ramada Da Vinci’s Hotel in Derry can boast of having the largest bedrooms in the city; these 65 bedrooms are contemporary in style and include the fabulous Morrison Suite, Club and Superior bedrooms. In addition to our comfortable hotel accommodation Da Vinci’s Hotel Derry offers all guests complimentary car parking and complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the building. On site at Da Vinci’s Hotel guests can enjoy an award winning Irish traditional bar which serves the best pint of Guinness in Derry and on Friday and Saturday nights the hotel offers free entertainment in The Spirit Bar nightclub. Da Vinci’s Hotel’s restaurant The Grillroom provides guests with atmospheric surroundings, exceptional service and the highest quality of locally sourced menus at affordable prices. For business meetings and conferences in Derry, Da Vinci’s Hotel Derry provides contemporary facilities that can cater for up to 120 delegates with complimentary unlimited wi-fi and car parking. At Da Vinci’s Hotel Derry a warm and heartfelt welcome awaits you with engaging and anticipatory service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Derry
- Derry Ramada
- Da Vinci's Hotel Derry Northern Ireland