I had afternoon tea at Laurel Villa guesthouse on Saturday past and it was second to none! From the minute we arrived, we were made very welcome into this characterful guest house. The afternoon tea was served in the dining room, a beautifully presented room with many items of interest, including several of Seamus Heaney's poems adorning the walls. Fresh flowers, a big bowl of fresh fruit made it all feel very homely. Geraldine, our host, brought us our afternoon tea. Infact she just kept coming with more and more cake stands! Sandwiches ( the best I've ever tasted), cream scones and a tasty selection of sweet treats - all home made without a doubt! The food was in a class of its own! Geraldine discreetly brought us more tea and coffee as we needed it and we never felt rushed! Infact afternoon tea lasted about three hours! I've been to several of Northern Ireland's top hotels for afternoon tea, but Laurel Villa's beats them all. Many thanks to Eugene and Geraldine!
- 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