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“Highly Recommended !! :)” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Astala Guest House
Ranked #4 of 19 Bangor B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Highly Recommended !! :)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Very nice, friendly staff, would definetly recommend,Would stay again
The only problem was that some light bulbs did not work, and the toilet flush was not working properly. However, the nice place and the hospitality covered this.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

Just returned from a wee overnight stay here as it was just a inexpensive to stay here to go to the restaurant I was at in conjunction with the stay, as it was to get a taxi there and back from Belfast!

It's a lovely little guest house recently opened up. Bright, clean, and professionally run. Our room had a very comfortable bed and good facilities, coffee making, good TV and plenty of towels and a very good shower and toilet facilities. Down side to room was no mirror and chair in the bedroom, coupled with the fact that there was not plug facility in the bathroom, this presents difficulties, I am sure for the fairer sex!

Lovely breakfast room with jug of juice at the table and the flexibility of having what you want in terms of a hot breakfast. Down side to breakfast was sawdust sausage and cheap bacon. The charge for the room for the night was £45. I would gladly have paid £50-£55 for a well provisioned breakfast, maybe with local produce, and featured as such.

Will definitely go again, I am aware that this is a new venture for the owners concerned and am sure that the venture will go from strength to strength.

BTW If trip advisor had a Good inbetween Average and Very Good, that would have been my mark. You have to sort that out Tripadvisor. Also the fact that I booked this through the Tripadvisor affiliate Booking.com, who never sent through the confirmation of the booking, so we turned up unannounced.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

Just returned from Bangor, stayed at Astala guest house. Well it was excellent in every way.
It is very clean and modern and the bedroom we stayed in had a lovely view over to the marina. The breakfast was superb and staff very friendly. Its only a short five minute walk down to the shops etc.Lots of nice walks around the coast.
Rochelle the manager was so friendly and helpful and went out of her way to make us feel at home. I am very particular as to where I stay but would have no hesitation at staying there again.
Excellent value for money.
Thankyou Rochell for looking after us and for being so kind to me and my Dad during our visit.
Lynda Pearce and Walter.

Room Tip: Front rooms have a lovely view of the Marina.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Just got back from staying at Astala what can I say very clean , great value and a lovely breakfast. Rochelle was lovely ,very professional in her approach and willing to help in any way she could. Got a lovely team of staff. who was just as helpful would recommend you go and see for yourself as I will be back. (Noleen Bristol)

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Noleen275
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2013

Recently stayed in this lovely Guest House. Fantastic place to stay. Really nice rooms and very clean and warm. Breakfast excellent every morning served by great host and her team. The room was very comfortable and there was lots of hot water for showering etc. Rochelle was so helpful and really kind to us. The value for money was excellent; you will not be disappointed with this guest house. Wonderful view of the sea and the marina; very central for Bangor and easy to park outside.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Northern irealnd
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

My husband and I stayed here in February 2013. It was a last minute deal as we couldnt get booked into our usual hotel.... will definitely be using this B&B again, it compares favourably with the hotels in the area. The Astala is very modern and the rooms are spotless. Rochelle is an excellent host and goes out of her way to make you feel welcome. The B&B is within a 5 min walk from the town. The Astala have there own private bar which Rochelle will keep open to a reasonable time. Will definitely use again and will recommend to my friends. Only one slight problem was the HEAT in the B&B - but was soon rectified when we turned off our radiator and aske Rochelle to turn the heat down slightly..

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the harbour ... and the rooms can be quite warm so turn your radiators do...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

I don't usually like staying in guest houses but this is an excellent place to stay in Bangor and I would even go as far to say is better than any hotel in the area. The rooms are modern and very clean. Rochelle was friendly and welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. In terms of value for money you cannot go wrong. Would recommend you give it a go I will certainly use again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the front for the best views over the harbour
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Astala Guest House
Address: 45-46 Queens Parade, Bangor BT20 3BH, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Bangor
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Bangor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Astala Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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