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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Clandeboye Hotel Bangor
- Clandeboye Lodge Hotel Bangor, Northern Ireland