This recently renovated, well-run hotel is located AT the Giant’s Causeway. Guests just walk out the door and down the hill to “the stones”…can’t be easier.
We booked our standard double room for three nights on the internet; even regular price during the high season is a bargain. We were greeted warmly and quickly checked into Room 9. All the rooms are upstairs from reception (and there’s no elevator). The large room has a good size window with a view of the green pastures beyond the parking lot. The window only opens a few inches but allows for a cool breeze even when it is “warm” like when we were visiting. The curtains block out the early sunrise to allow for sleeping late.
The simple furnishings are quality and make the room feel neat and tidy. The bed is double size with average quality sheets and nice duvet and pillows. There are bed side tables with lamps and a side table with tea making supplies. There is a wardrobe for hanging clothes. A couple hooks for coats near the door would be a nice addition. The free Wi-Fi works well, even in our room.
The bathroom is recently renovated with modern fixtures and plumbing. The shower has good water pressure and the temperature remains constant. The towels are nice; although a wash cloth is not provided. The long counter provides lots of space for your stuff. There is a really good hair dryer…my hair loved it.
The dining room is a nice spot and very well run. Of course, we ate our breakfast here (it’s included). We also ate all of our evening meals here. The food is excellent…the roast pork chef’s special was the best meal we had our entire vacation. Everything is prepared in the kitchen with specially selected local ingredients. The breads, scones, and sweets are freshly baked by a local lady at the hotel. The Guinness is as good as anywhere in Ireland. The breakfast menu is cooked to order. During our stay, we were treated like good friends by Lee and the restaurant staff. Lee does his job with graceful perfection! It was a pleasure to get recommendations from a local who enjoys living here.
The three nights we had originally booked did not give enough time to see everything in the area. So, we extended our stay. The hotel front desk was very helpful and arranged for us to stay in the same room.
We traveled through Ireland and Northern Ireland without a car. There are local and long distance buses stopping right at the hotel. It’s so easy to visit and there is so much to see, I can’t believe that this hotel is not always fully booked. There is a brand-new Giant’s Causeway visitor center offering both personal guided and audio guided included with admission. We did both and enjoyed learning the facts and the legend. There’s a discount for arriving without a car. Remember that visitors can go to the stones without entering the visitor center. During our four night stay, we walked down to the stones every day to experience the different times of day and weather. What an amazing experience!
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- Also Known As:
- Causeway Hotel Bushmills, Northern Ireland