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This morning we were met by a wonderful guide of chinese and irish descent. He ia actually a buddhist when asked he said he was neither protestant nor catholic buddhist. The tour he took us on gave us a fascinating insight to the troubles and violent times that existed between the catholics and the protestants mainly during the 60's and 70's. The …
Another fine sunny day for the crossing over to Ireland. Had to leave Glasgow around 7am to be down at Cairnryan to catch the P&O boat to Larne, Ireland. Stopped at a nice beach at Girvan on the way and arrived at Cairnryan at around 9.30. Had a customs stop before boarding the boat where they selected 6 bags from the bus at random to check, …
Paula-Shelley and I went for a walk around Derry it was raining as usual, ( most days had a variety of weather like home) Shelley had bought plastic ponchos which were great they were Red so we probably caught a few looks and smiles. We didnt care we were dry and so were our little backpacks. We saw a music shop and went in to price a fiddle, …
paula_After booking into The city hotel we went for a walk then had dinner then onto The Strand Pub where we enjoyed Irish Music. There was a large group of us there, we kept stealing more and more chairs and stools around this one table, it was so good music convivial company and a drink. I left at 10pm with Madelyn, Gerry and Arthur just a short …
Paula- I am getting good at the Blogging, I can even get on and off the blog site without the technical officer. We went to Yeats Grave today and saw the beautiful church near the cemetery. I bought a small volume of his poems and will look forward to a quiet sunny day where I can lie on the banana lounge outside and read it. We had a lovely lunch …
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Historical Traveler Reviews City Hotel Derry
My boyfriend and I stayed here for two very restful nights. The room was quiet, spotless, and warm, and had a gorgeous view of the river, particularly at night. Easy walking distance to everything. Pub was fine, restaurant was pretty good. Staff was friendly and helpful. I'd stay here again.
Excellent hotel, would recommend it to anyone.
I stayed there twice because of the £25 pp offer in the mirror newspaper. In December with a group of friends, where we partied the night away.
Then in January with my mother, when we relaxed and shopped.
Ate in restaurant on both occasions.
Both occasions were very different and very enjoyable.
my husband and i stayed here for a couple nights in feb. we picked it because at £50/night, the price was hard to beat. the hotel was avertised as a four-star property, with a pool, a gym, etc. we didn't care much about the extra facilities. all we wanted was a clean, comfy room for 8 hrs of sleep.
My wife, daughter, and I stayed here at the end of November. We found a reasonably inexpensive midweek rate (50 GBP) on the website of the hotel, gshotels. We had arranged a babysitter in advance with the hotel staff, and the babysitter showed up on time both nights of our stay. The location of the hotel is great. The hotel provides parking, and we were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go in Derry. We went to see a play at the Millennium Forum inside the old walls of the city, and we walked there and back quite safely.
Very Good all round
I have stayed in the city hotel now on 4 different occasions. Each time I have been very happy. The hotel provides good food, excellent rooms, excellent service and a good location to explore Derry City. Anyone that visits will not be disappointed.
Stayed here for one night for business. Good location, food and ambiance. Agree with all the other writers who commented on polite and courteous staff. I had faxes sent to me before I arrived and on checking in found they were already placed in my room. Such efficiency. Price was very good for a quality hotel.
Ive stayed in many hotels but this one was definately near the best ever. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. Kept immaculate by the staff. This is a beautiful building but it is truelly the staff that make it feel so special. Our trip to the pool was greated by the lovely leona. Friendly and proffessional. The bar staff were all excellent. The resteraunt is where this place excells in terms of staff. The slightly surly woman who greeted us was perhaps the only downfall, a manager judgind by her different attire. Stefan the french wine waiter was a joy, very proffesional. I must leave the best until last and mention Anne Marie our waitress. She was the usual of polite and proffessional but as well as that she made us feel at home and as though she was interested in what we had to say- a rare thing! I would like to thank all at the hotel for the excellent time had by us, and with a hope that they might read this, a special hello for the lovely Anne Marie.
Loved the City Hotel in Derry
A beautiful contemporary style hotel with an excellant restaurant, pleasant and efficient staff. Couldn't fault it, a pleasure to stay in and highly recommended..
VERY nice hotel
Stayed here the beginning of October, 2003. Great hotel. Nice rooms, nice amenities, good breakfast, great location right by the river and walking distance to most attractions. Service was excellent. Would highly recommend this hotel, and Derry. What an amazing place.
We spent two days here in August 2003. Very impressive building, appealing rate, hospitable staff, good location on the river Foyle and close to the middle of town. Derry is being reborn after years of political trouble, and it's worth a trip.