I stayed here, along with the rest of my wedding, the night before my marriage. Geraldine & Eugene could not have been better hosts if they had tried. They looked after us superbyly, even down to cooking another (delicious) breakfast for a friend who arrived on the morning of the wedding, even though he wasn't actually staying there.
The decor is eccentric, but charming; cosy, comfortable and with plenty of nods to the local area, including is most famous son, Seaums Heaney. Whilst this isn't a five-star hotel, the attitude to service beats most places that claim five stars. Geraldine & Eugene's approach can be highlighted by the fact that they even sent us a wedding present, a framed copy of a Heaney poem which, by chance, we had actually included in our wedding service.
- 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