Two pleasant nights at Laurel Villa provided my husband and me with a delightful introduction to B&B lodging and traveling in Northern Ireland. Our hosts Eugene and Gerardine Kielt were most accommodating. Our room was spacious and comfortable. Gerardine’s breakfasts were simply delicious; they included fruit salad, eggs, bacon, sausage, homemade bread and scones. The chance to ask for healthy food choices was refreshing. Breakfast was served in a lovely dining room. In addition to enjoying the wonderful dining experience, we spent our time chatting with an incredibly interesting fellow guest and reading Seamus Heaney poems printed on beautiful linen hangings.
This was the first time we stayed at a B&B. The thoughtful touches that Laurel Villa offers are too numerous to note. One feature that I appreciated was our hosts’s practice of putting china tea cups in each room enabling guests to relax with a cup of coffee or tea with biscuits each evening. Although we had noted Laurel Villa’s poetry theme while making plans for our trip, we were impressed by how genuine and authentic this feature actually is. For our next stay, we will make advance arrangements with Eugene for him to take us on a tour of Heaney country.
We highly recommend Laurel Villa. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Looking for a small family-run hotel in Magherafelt or the Mid Ulster District? Look no further. Just read the reviews and see what others have to say about this top class Magherafelt accommodation. This is an award-winning 4 STAR boutique townhouse located in the centre of Magherafelt town in Northern Ireland. Secure parking.Specializing in Irish/Ulster-Scots genealogy and Seamus Heaney Poetry & 5 Star Tours of Heaney Country. Personal service guaranteed and good home cooking. Excellent value for money. Conveniently located with shops, restaurants, bars etc all within a few hundred yards.Less than 1 hour takes you to Belfast, L'Derry, Antrim Coast/Giant's Causeway.Has received outstanding reviews in The Guardian, Observer, Irish Times, Sunday Telegraph etc. Recommended by all the best guide books including National Geographic, Good Hotel Guide and Georgina Campbell. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Laurel Villa Magherafelt, Northern Ireland