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Flat Stanley spent much of the day braving 50 mph wind to visit the the Giants Causeway - a shore covered with hexagonal basalt pillars of various height. Legend has it that the giant Finn McCool built these columns as part of a bridge so he could go fight another giant over in Scotland. Finn was 54 ft. Tall as estimated by the size of a shoe he lost running back home when he found out that the Scottish giant was bigger than ...
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Getting outside of the city I went on a coach tour of the beautiful Antrim coast, through Carrickfergus, Carnloch, up to the Giant's Causeway, making a brief visit to the Bushmills distillery and dunluce castle. I was also very brave and crossed the Carrick-o-Rede rope bridge - 100ft high!! The whole trip was constant amazing scenery and who knew you ...
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We met up at Kellys cellar in Belfast and spent the night at the Linen hostel. The following morning we caught a taxi to Bangor Marina, where Kantara was. Michael (the engineer) was there and ran through the engine and work that he ...
... a meal and waited hungrily for our fare to be delivered. I listened interestingly to three elderly men sitting beside me on the next table with their broad Irish accents and animated talk pertaining to the upcoming horse race that each had a vested interest in by way of a ‘wager’ (bet). Again I basked in the thought of where I ACTUALLY was and considered this another ‘pinch me am I really here’ moment?
Lunch was a gorgeous piping hot ...
... is a pretty small airport and it was there that we met our driver, Jerry. Jerry picked us up in a Mercedes Benz 16 passenger van. OOOOO YA. Haha And whats even better? He picked up the one and only Manchester United team a few days before and we got to sit in the exact same seats they did. I touched the seat that Griggs sat in :)
We all geeked out the window in awe of the beauty. One of our friends, Joe, was obsessed with finding sheep so he gained the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Clandeboye Lodge Hotel Bangor
I would most definatley not recommend the clandeboye lodge hotel to anyone as a place to go for a relaxing or romantic evening meal, why? Well on february 14th 2006 my wife and i booked a table at their restaurant and as it was valentines day i thought my wife would enjoy what atmosphere they had to offer but how wrong was i?
Interesting opinion on who may have written some of the recent postings in the last review! Some honest observations:-
I have been using the facilities there for the past five years on a monthly basis. The staff are fantastic, if not a little overworked- I go to bed after drinks at 11 and when I get up at 7am the same girl is still on reception! It's the same with the restaurant staff too!
I have been staying at the Clandeboye since it opened in 1994. I keep returning due to the consistency of the service, the friendliness of the staff, the charming location and the good restaurant. In my most recent stay this October, I was thrilled to see the lovely changes being implemented in the hotel. The hallways have been repapered and recarpeted. The rooms have new sheets, pillows, duvets, bedspreads and curtains plus the bathrooms have been upgraded with granite countertops and bright, modern mirrors (including a separate make-up/shaving mirror). The rooms are all being repainted and new furniture and carpeting are on the way. Staff attentiveness and friendliness are as consistent as ever. Last but not least, I was thrilled to hear that all rooms will shortly have wireless internet access - a real boost for me! I noted with some shock that another hotel guest preferred the Old Inn. This really surprises me given the dark and dingy atmosphere when compared to the Clandeboye. I will continue to return to the warm and welcoming Clandeboye.
Very Impressed American Visitors!
I had my sister and new husband visiting in September and they were mightily impressed with everything about the Clandeboye Lodge. As everybody can see the setting is really special and we got a nice sunny autumnal weekend to see it at its best. The hotel was in pristine condition and my relatives loved the attention they got from the staff, Americans do love their service! Clandeboye was the eprfect base for some touring including the Folk Museum and Royal Belfast for golf. They were over the moon with it all and I was very relieved and appreciative of the part Clandeboye Lodge played as their base.
They did stay a few days ay my home but I couldnt match the hotel experience!
Stayed at this hotel recently for a wedding, the reception for which was held at the hotel. We really enjoyed our stay. Our room was a good size and comfortable. It had recently been decorated, perhaps in response to previous reviews here?. We found the staff to be very helpful and friendly - especially the bar staff. We only had breakfast at the hotel, and found it to be really good - a view shared by everyone else in our group. If you fancy a walk nearby we would recommend the Coastal Foothpath from Crawfordsburn country park.
The drive from Belfast City to Bangor is lovely. The setting of the Clandeboye Lodge is also lovely. We arrived early and it was great that they had our room ready. However the room itself was a disappointment. The advertised "Double Room" was two single beds pushed together...very uncomfortable. The wallpaper was peeling and the overgrown shrubbery outside the window made the room very dark. In all it was drab and required refurbishment.
More a Travel Lodge than a luxury hotel
Attended a wedding and the food and room were excellent. Hotel room was very average. Clean and quiet and satisfactory to stay in if you are attending a function in the hotel but otherwise I'd give it a miss. Breakfast was poor. Try the Old Inn at Crawfordsburn which is a about a mile away.
Wonderful Week End Wedding @ Clandeboye
Travelled from Scotland by EASYJET to BELFAST. No problems. Arrived at the hotel mid day and were well received by the reception staff.
Met up with friends later on and had a lovely Dinner. We were very well catered for and nothing was too much trouble. Lovely Breakfast. Superb building. If we have the opportunity we will be back.
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