Travel Blogs from Derry
I had what I call a productive lazy day today.
A day where I got my book, I got my lunch and I went and sat down at the festival and did not much for a long time.
It was nice to relax for a while, because I am moving on tomorrow and who knows what that will hold!
Very short entry today, because I need to pack up my bag and we all know how long that is going to take!
Lisa xo ...
There has got to be a point somewhere in my future where my timing goes completely wrong, because the streak of good timing I am having over this leg of my journey is beginning to scare me.
First the music festival on the Isle of Skye, then the Sloans on Colonsay…and now Music City Festival in Derry.
I had no idea what it was, but my first thought was Harkin. One of the Celtic Thunder lads (Keith Harkin) was born in Derry, and although ...
... to read with kids around. It’s drives me mad I tell you!
It was a really good exhibition!
Then I wandered around a bit. As one does.
And eventually found myself back at the hostel with food.
You can work out what happened from there on….I played Poker! No, I actually did. Not well because the other 5 people were speaking French but hey!
That’s what happens when you go to Hostels.
Lisa xo ...
... our driver even stopped on the side of the motorway to let us have a look. There has been little rain but many rainbows in this magical country since I've been here. I'm destined to find a treasure!
We stopped in Donegal for lunch - a sweet little town in the northwest of the Republic of Ireland in County Donegal. After lunch, we crossed over into Northern Ireland, which is ...
... was of a fighting skeleton holding a tattered British flag with a dead Irishman with a stake through his heart to his right and a destroyed building with half of the "you are now entering free Derry" toppled. The inscription above the mural says "there must be no retirement with our backs to the wall, and believing in the justice of our cause each one of us must fight on to the end. We determine the guilty. We decide the punishment". Truly a sobering experience we will never ...
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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.