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Review of The Old Inn Crawfordsburn

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The Old Inn Crawfordsburn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Crawfordsburn
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Moira, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“what a great venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

at a wedding here in dec. decorations open fires all good
service excellent
restaurant food was superb.
craic in bar entertaining.
seafront is great 4 walk to bangor.
scenery powerful
rooms r quaint but very comfortable

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lesstewart
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Rice1614, Owner at The Old Inn Crawfordsburn, responded to this review, 26 August 2013
Dear lesstewart, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. We were delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay with us last December. We hope that you will not leave it as long until your next visit. Kind regards, the team at The Old Inn
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

Stayed over 2 nights while attending a wedding. The wedding was well organised and the staff worked hard to give guests everything they needed. Food was good and was served efficiently. Staff at breakfast were not particularly attentive and buffet choice was average for the price. Scrambled egg was inedible but we didn't complain as other wedding guests were there. Weird decor in the dining area! Bar prices high.

Room Tip: We stayed in a standard room at the back above the bar which was rather noisy. We had been at a wedd...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 879gillh
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Rice1614, Owner at The Old Inn Crawfordsburn, responded to this review, 26 August 2013
Dear Gill H, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. We were delighted to see that you enjoyed your recent wedding experience with us. We have taken your comments with regards to breakfast and have shared these with the rest of the kitchen team. Kind regards, the team at The Old Inn.
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

Our daughters gave us a birthday present of short a 2 night stay at The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn, N.I. We had never been to N.I. before and would probably not have chosen Belfast. How wrong we would have been. The hotel is in a very quiet village and oozes charm and character without being at all stuffy or pretentious. The staff were all efficient, helpful, and very polite. Even the owner stopped to chat with us. The food is not cheap, but is good value for money - generally large proportions of qulaity food, well cooked and welll presented. Our room was full of character with hand-made carved oak walls, and art deco furnishings, but with a modern TV, free WiFi, tea and coffee - everything you expect. There is a bus stop outside that takes you to the heart of Belfast in one direction, and to Bangor in the other. A few steps from the hotel is a wooded walk down to the beach - about 20 minutes going, but allow longer for coming back as it is mostly up hill. A taxi ride from George Best airport was £17 and £13 going back (use the same taxi firm and they give 20% discount for the return leg).
Belfast itself was a real eye-opener. The city is smaller than I expected and traffic fairly light. Much of the city centre is a modern shopping area. Even though they had had some minor problems the week before - it being the Orange Parade - we found the locals to be friendly and helpful. Take an open topped bus tour of the City, including the H&W docks (of Titanic fame), Stormont, Shanklin and Falls Roads...

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jon J
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Rice1614, Owner at The Old Inn Crawfordsburn, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Dear Jon J, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. We were delighted to see that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Our locality on the edge of a country park, on a direct bus route to Belfast makes us a very unique proposition indeed. We were delighted to see that you enjoyed your trip into Belfast and that you found the people friendly. Thank you for your kind words on the standard of our food and the friendliness and professionalism of our team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, the team at The Old Inn.
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Portadown, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

I stayed here with my husband last weekend for two nights. We both lovely the cosy old style feel of the inn. We had a lovely room, the 1690 room, full of character and very clean. The only thing I would say was that it was quite warm that weekend and so the room heated up very quickly. We opened the windows but it was then quite noisy being at the front of the building beside the road. No bad reflection on the Old Inn at all as this could not be helped, it was just a warm weekend. We had a beautiful meal in the restaurant one of the evenings and sampled the afternoon tea as well which we really enjoyed. Breakfast beautiful both mornings. Really couldn't fault the Old Inn at all. We found all the staff very helpful and are looking forward to booking another stay soon.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cheryl G
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Rice1614, Owner at The Old Inn Crawfordsburn, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Dear Cheryl G, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. We were delighted to see that you enjoyed your recent visit with us and that you found your room both clean and cosy. We were pleased that you enjoyed so many of our food services including afternoon tea. Maybe next time we would encourage you try a room at the back of the hotel that overlooks the garden as opposed to the village. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, the team at The Old Inn.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

I treated my very good friend to evening dinner and b&b for her 60th birthday. We both loved the look and feel of the inn and especially the fresh flowers everywhere. We had a light lunch and sat outside as weather was very warm. Then we had a walk down to the beach. Dinner that evening was beautiful along with great choice and service. Breakfast was a disappointment as we were served our fry while we were eating our cereal-we were not the only ones to have this happen.We had a problem and I wrote a letter to management, I did not receive a reply and thought this was unprofessional-then I started to think that my letter was not passed on? Perhaps I will get an answer to this e mail. On a more positive note, we both loved the inn and it's surroundings and will be back again. Do go and try it!

Room Tip: Rooms are beautiful and full of character and very quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Frances D
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Rice1614, Owner at The Old Inn Crawfordsburn, responded to this review, 12 August 2013
Dear Frances D, thank you for posting a review on Tripadvisor. We were delighted to see that you enjoyed some of the personal touches that we have introduced, which, as a a family owned and managed hotel, we like to think helps to make us stand out against the competition. We were very happy to see that you enjoyed both the food and standard of service at dinner.We were of course disappointed to see that you had issues at breakfast. Unfortunately your original correspondence did not reach the management team, but we now believe that this has been resolved, and hope that it does not deter you from visiting the hotel again in future. Kind regards, the team at The Old Inn.
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

We got married at the old inn last october and it was amazing so we decided to book the wonderfull summer facebook deal £50 pp for a 2 course dinner ,wine and B&B. The room was lovely and the meal delicious. The old inn never fails to offer great, friendly service

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank samanthab0yd
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Rice1614, Owner at The Old Inn Crawfordsburn, responded to this review, 12 August 2013
Dear samboN_ireland, Thank you for yet another great review on Tripadvisor. It is very pleasing to see that we are able to provide great food and friendly food so consistently and that you are continuing to enjoy your stays with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, the team at The Old Inn.
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

My husband and I stated here for one night. Stunningly beautiful hotel. Welcome is typical of the people of Belfast. Extremely warm and so friendly. We had one of the best weekends ever. As my 9 year old would say 'awesome'.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Helen M
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OldInn1614, Owner at The Old Inn Crawfordsburn, responded to this review, 26 July 2013
Dear Helen
Thank you for your comments, I believe I met you while you stayed at the hotel. It was very nice to meet you. It would be 'totally awesome' if your son and daughter would like to come with you next time and stay in one of our fantastic family rooms overlooking the hotel gardens and country park.
Glad you enjoyed it!
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Property: The Old Inn Crawfordsburn
Address: 15 Main Street | County Down, Crawfordsburn, Bangor BT19 1JH, Northern Ireland
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Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Bangor > Crawfordsburn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 1 Hotels in Crawfordsburn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Inn Crawfordsburn 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Inn is over 400 years old. With thatched roof, open turf fires and ornate furnishings - this cosy Northern Ireland retreat offers 2AA rosette dining, Dinner Bed and Breakfast is our most popular package. We also have close links to nearby spa and golf facilities to make your short break a wonderfully relaxing break away from it all. Family run for generations, the welcome is as warm as the famous fires. Family rooms available and a luxurious outdoor pavilion with... You guessed it, a roaring open fire! ... more   less 
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