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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.
Ok for the price, i guess
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.
the room was fine. nothing to write home about, but nothing really wrong with it, either. fair enough. the shower went from cold to luke warm. we couldn't get hot water to come out of it, though there was plenty of it in the sink. it was tolerable, but by no means enjoyable.
the real problem occured at 8:30 a.m. on our second morning there. we wore woken by loud hammering coming from one of the adjacent rooms. placing pillows over our heads, we tried to go back to sleep. no luck. i called the front desk, who said that they would sort it out. the hammering continued on and off until 10 a.m., when the drilling started. i called the front desk once again and was told that some work was being done, but it was not meant to start until 10. obviously the workers were over-eager.
the hotel bar was terrible. my local pub has a better selection and a million times better service. our room was cleaned despite the 'do not disturb' sign on the door. the restaurant didn't look too appealing, either.
Loved the City Hotel
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.
The hotel is very nice inside. It was clearly built very recently. The rooms were very nice and tasteful. The room in which we stayed had high-speed Internet (not wireless), but I believe there was an additional fee for that. Breakfast in the restaurant was a buffet, and it was pretty good. The restaurant itself looks very nice.
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.
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