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Laurel Villa
Ranked #1 of 4 Magherafelt B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 October 2010

From the moment we walked in, we were made feel welcome. There were many interesting things to see - artwork, framed poems, nice antique furniture,etc. Our room was very nice and was tastfully decorated. We got up rested and ready to go downstairs to a wonderful breakfast each mornng. We always had fresh fruit salad and freshly baked breads with our meal.The owners were very knowledgable of the area and helped us tremendously in locating "long-lost family". Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2010

It's one of those places that is such a special gem and is a real home from home. Yet again a wonderful stay and I will be back again next year. Forget the Terrace Hotel next door -this is the place!

  • Stayed: October 2010
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Reviewed 24 October 2010

We booked in for three nights but stayed five. Eugene and Geradine went out their way to be helpful. The room was clean and comfortable with a good ensuite. Eugene spent considerable time researching the location of our ancestors farm and gave good advice on doing more research. We wish them well in their venture and lifes journey. Ian & Isabel Campbell, New Zealand.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 October 2010

Eugene and Gerardine were gracious and kind hosts. It was so much more than we ever imagined. They provided a beautiful, warm and comfortable place to stay that was impeccable even by American standards. Eugene is something of a genealogy expert and actually helped us track down some relatives living in the area. It was life changing for both my mom and myself. We would recommend Laurel Villas to anyone traveling to Northern Ireland. Our stay was just delightful!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 August 2010

Northern Ireland may not be on most peoples' holiday shortlist but you would think again if you had experienced Eugene and Geraldine’s exceptional B&B. We immediately felt welcome and at home. Magherafelt is a quiet and unassuming town, and so is Laurel Villa from the outside, but both have great reserves of hospitality. This is an ideal place from which to explore the unassuming beauty of the northern coast. The Villa itself is an extraordinary gallery of very special Seamus Heaney memorabilia and many other reminders of Ulster life and culture. Eugene is a genuine master of his subject and (if asked) ready to provide an excellent guide to the life and times of the province and its famous poet son. The rooms are clean and comfortable and breakfast is exceptionally good…high quality home preparation. There is a small amount of passing traffic noise but night-time is quiet.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 August 2010

Couldn't speak highly enough of Eugene and Gersldine. Fine establishment, highly recommended.

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Reviewed 11 August 2010

We travelled around Ireland for 3 weeks, staying at B&Bs, so we have a very good basis for comparison. Eugene and Geradine understand completely how to run their establishment to provide maximum enjoyment for their guests. Everything was terrific, the rooms, their helpfulness and knowledge and the breakfasts are amazing. My sister, who was travelling with us, was a return guest and we were all treated as if we were long lost family. Magherafelt is the ideal base to explore this part of Ireland and we were so pleased we had booked in to Laurel Villa for 3 nights. A bonus was, thanks to Eugene and Geradine, that we have a whole new appreciation of Irish literature and history. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Laurel Villa

Address: 60 Church Street | Northern Ireland, Magherafelt BT45 6AW, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Magherafelt
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Magherafelt
Hotel Class:4 star — Laurel Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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Laurel Villa Magherafelt, Northern Ireland

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