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Clandeboye Lodge Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Bangor
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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15 reviews
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“All good, bar one”
Reviewed 11 November 2010

I have been staying here 5/6 times a year for the past 4 years. Is this a good hotel - yes, is it as good as it was on your first stay - no. All the little touches that made your visit a great one have gone. The reception staff remain as a first class feature with their ever present smile and helpfulness. The rooms are now looking a little tired and in particular the bathrooms. The ever present smell of damp in the ground floor corridor is not good and has been a feature for a while. Dirty carpets?
So what caused me to write this? As a business traveller I always enjoy a couple of pints in whatever hotel bar I am in after a har p
d day of meetings/ flights etc. The bar prices at this hotel are now outrageous for the surroundings you are in and the level of service given. At £3.65 per pint it is more expensive than Malmaison, Belfast City and even The Dorchester, Mayfair, London! Free bar snacks-no, option to purchase said bar snacks-no. If you are going to have the cheek/greed to charge prices like this then at least provide a service that matches. Oh by the way, 3 years ago you would have been offered a selection of nibbles without even having to ask.

Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 November 2010

What can I say what an amazing hotel. First off the staff are a credit to the management especially the reception ladies. Rooms are high quality and the food is also great. I really liked the way the breakfast was not buffet style but could be ordered. This hotel is ideal if you have transport. Bangor train station is a short distance away and is much more attractive than driving into Belfast. We will definitely be back. Ps thanks a mill to the hotel staff all weekend for making our stay so hassle free and enjoyable. Special mention to the staff who were super in getting my jacket returned to me after leaving it behind.

  • Stayed October 2010
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2010

We had our wedding at the Clandeboye Lodge Hotel in September 2010 and had an absolutely fantastic day!
Staff were very helpful during the planning stage, and made sure every little detail was planned just the way we wanted it. On the wedding day itself there were plenty of staff on hand making sure that we and our guests were well looked after.
Our ceremony was in the Blackwood Suite which is such a pretty room, I cannot imagine that you could get a nicer room if having your service in a hotel - it has such character.
The grounds of the hotel are lovely for photographs with lots of nice greenery. We also went to the nearby beach at Crawfordsburn to get photographs taken, which is an option if having your wedding at this hotel. We got great photos taken with our bridal party walking along the beach, this was great fun too!
We had our reception in the Clandeboye Suite which looked gorgeous with all the tables set and decorated. It was great that the bar was in the same room which meant guests did not have to leave the room to get drink. After our meal, the room was turned around and changed to make a black and silver theme for our evening entertainment, with little lights on a black background behind the stage - the room looked totally different from the way it looked during the day, it looked really great and really set the mood for the evening!
The food was amazing! So many of our guests commented that it was the nicest food they had had a wedding. We gave our guests a choice of 2 options for each course which we sent out with the wedding invitations which we thought was a nice idea and worked well. The pass around canapes which we had after the service were also very tasty and there was a good selection.
We stayed in the honeymoon suite which was gorgeous - the bathroom was very plush and the bed was huge!
Our day was just perfect, I could not fault the hotel or staff at all. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2010

Had a fab time, flawless staff, food, rooms and service!! Only downside...there was a very rowdy wedding party group on our last night when we were having our 'night in' fish and chips with a DVD. Which kinda was a downer! But obviously could not be avoided...will be back in future for another break!!

  • Stayed October 2010
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Londonderry
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Reviewed 30 October 2010

This was our third time to stay in the Clandeboye Lodge during the last year. We enjoyed the previous two visits so much that we just had to return. The hotel is set in lovely well maintained grounds. The staff are very friendly and most helpful. We enjoyed the wonderful food in the relaxing dining area. Our bedroom was very clean and well furnished. It was just yet another good experience. The only question is when will we return?

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 October 2010

After a super wedding service and receiption for our son and new daughter we stayed over for bed and breakfast. The room was very comfortable and after a great nights sleep we had a tasty breakfast. Staff were friendly and very efficient and the atmosphere was relaxed.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 October 2010

Having just stayed for 2 nights we had a very relaxing break, the food was delicious enjoyed the break that much we have booked another 2 nights in Nov 2010. Susan, Andrea, Angela and all the staff where so friendly we are looking forward to going back.
Thank you
Moira and Mal

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Clandeboye Lodge Hotel
Address: Clandeboye Lodge 10 Estate Road | Clandeboye, Bangor BT19 1UR, Northern Ireland
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Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Bangor
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Bangor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Clandeboye Lodge Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With a contemporary design and a cosy atmosphere, Clandeboye Lodge is just 5 minutes’ drive from Bangor. There are beautiful landscaped sculpture gardens and the stylish rooms have free Wi-Fi. The 4-star rooms all have scenic views across the surrounding Clandeboye Estate. Rooms also have an HD TV with Freeview channels and DVDs. Set in extensive grounds, with manicured lawns and designer sculptures, Clandeboye Lodge also features the Coq & Bull brasserie. It has oak floors, iroko tables and stylish design. The contemporary menu includes seasonal, locally sourced produce and an eclectic wine list. You can dine al fresco on the large patio in the summer, or by the open fire in winter. Just 15 minutes’ drive from lively Belfast city centre, Clandeboye is adjacent to Blackwood Golf Centre. There are 8 further golf courses nearby, and Bangor’s picturesque Marina is a 10-minute drive away. Nearby attractions include the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, and Mount Stewart with its stunning gardens, all within 20 minutes' drive of the hotel. ... more   less 
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