The Belfray Country Inn
The Belfray Country Inn is a four star hotel located 10 to 15 minutes outside of Derry on the main Belfast to Derry road. It is far enough outside the city to benefit from the stunning Irish countryside, but close enough to access Derry’s amenities (providing you have transport). It has the look and feel of a country house, in both appearance as well as warmth and atmosphere. The Belfray Country Inn is the opposite of a cold city center hotel. Rather, it is a home away from home. The rooms are well appointed and modern and there is a choice of dining options, including a bistro and a restaurant. It is also a popular choice for weddings and business functions. Most importantly, however, is how visitors view The Belfray Country Inn. The answer to that question is very highly – 97 percent of visitors rate The Belfray Country Inn as “excellent” or “very good”.
The Everglades Hotel is a four star hotel with a high visitor approval rating of 82 percent. it is situated in leafy surroundings overlooking the River Foyle in a location just outside the city center. It is therefore very quiet as it is away from the hustle and bustle of Derry. A taxi into the city center will only cost a few pounds, however. The bedrooms at the Everglades Hotel are comfortable and have all the facilities expected of a four star UK hotel. The lounge, bar and lobby areas of the Everglades are also very comfortable. Food is served in the bar but you can also choose to eat in the fantastic restaurant which is a favorite with many Derry locals. The restaurant is also where you will be served breakfast. Many choices are available, but look out for the traditional Irish options, including porridge with cream and Bushmills Irish Whiskey, the perfect way to start your day.
The City Hotel is located right in the center of Derry’s city side. It is on the River Foyle and has fantastic views over the river and Derry’s famous bridges. The location is also within a few minutes walk from the main tourist attractions, as well as shops and restaurants. And even though it occupies a city center location, it still has plenty of parking. While it is close to everything Derry has to offer, it is not actually necessary to leave the hotel. Thompson’s Restaurant is a great place to have a meal and the hotel’s bar is an ideal place to just sit and relax. City Hotel is a four star accommodation with almost 150 rooms and a choice of suites, superior rooms and standard rooms. Three out of four traveler rate City Hotel “excellent” or “very good”. Finally, City Hotel also has a fitness suite that contains a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and gym.
The Waterfoot Hotel is a stylish three star hotel on the outskirts of Derry. It is located on the Waterside of the city on the bank of the River Foyle, close to the Foyle Bridge. The views over the river are beautiful and the location itself is quiet and peaceful. However, it is not far away from the action in the city center, either via a short drive over the road bridge, or a 25 to 30 minute walk over the new and impressive Peace footbridge. City of Derry Airport is just 5 to 10 minutes away by car. Two out three travelers rate the Waterfoot Hotel as either “excellent” or “very good”. Almost everyone rates the bar and restaurant highly – both are stunning. WiFi is available throughout the hotel and there is plenty of car parking. The rooms are well appointed with facilities like flat screen televisions, trouser presses and tea / coffee making facilities throughout.
Travelodge Derry is a budget hotel that offers great value for money. Its city center location makes it an ideal choice for those who need to stay in Derry, but want to do so at an affordable price. The train station is 10 to 15 minutes walk away, via the new Peace Bridge. Derry bus station is also a short walk away, as are the amenities of Derry, including tourist attractions like Derry’s Walls. Restaurants, bars, cafes and shops are all close by. The twin and double rooms are basic, but clean and comfortable. All have a television and tea and coffee making facilities. Travelodge Derry has a bar and WiFi is available throughout. There is no parking on site so if you are taking a car you will need to park it in a nearby public car park. While Travelodge Derry will not appeal to all travelers, its low cost and simple but clean facilities will be the perfect choice for many.
Beech Hill Country House Hotel
The Beech Hill Country House Hotel is a beautiful country hotel on the outskirts of Derry. It is a favorite of locals and plays host to many weddings of Derry couples. It is a stunning Georgian building set in rolling lawns and gardens. Although it is just 2 miles from Derry city center, it has the feel of a countryside location. Almost 80 percent of guests rate the Beech Hill Country House Hotel as either “excellent” or “very good”. The on-site amenities include a range of luxurious and well-equipped rooms, bars and an excellent restaurant. As the location is so close to Derry city center, the Beech Hill Country House is an excellent base for visiting the city – it is close enough to travel in and out of the city by taxi. That is, of course, if you want to leave the hotel itself. Do not be surprised if the comfort, welcoming atmosphere and luxury keeps you at the hotel longer than you planned.
Ramada Da Vinci’s Hotel
Ramada Da Vinci’s Hotel is on the city side of Derry. City side and Waterside are two descriptions commonly used when describing a location in Derry, indicating which side of the River Foyle one is talking about. Most of the attractions, shops, restaurants and bars Derry has to offer are on the City side, making Ramada Da Vinci’s Hotel a great location for accessing Derry’s amenities. It is a three star hotel that is rated as either “excellent” or “very good” by 80 percent of travelers. There is ample parking and the staff are very pleasant. The rooms are comfortable and well kitted out with things like an LCD television and WiFi. There is a nice restaurant plus a bustling bar, styled with character in a traditional Irish fashion, something that is not often seen in hotel bars. The bar can be very busy at lunchtime, particularly with locals, as it also serves food.
Best Western White Horse Hotel
The Best Western White Horse Hotel is the closest hotel to City of Derry Airport. The location is about 1km from the airport on the road between Derry and Limavady / Coleraine. Derry City Center’s amenities and attractions are easily accessible via a short, 10 minute car journey. There is plenty of car parking on site. It is a small hotel, but it is well equipped with comfortable rooms and a leisure complex. The rooms have features like free WiFi and a trouser press. Suites are also available. The restaurant is award winning and there is also a bar, which hosts live music on weekends. The Bodykneads Leisure Complex at Best Western White Horse Hotel has a state-of-the-art gym, swimming pool with children’s pool, sauna, steam room and aerobics studio. Best Western White Horse Hotel is rate by about 70 percent of travelers as being either “excellent” or “very good”.
Tower Hotel Derry
The Tower Hotel Derry is located in the city center of Derry. Shops, restaurants, cafes and bars are right on the hotel’s doorstep, as are many of Derry’s tourist attractions, including the City Walls. The contemporary and well-regarded restaurant, for example, overlooks the Walls. In fact, it is called The Walls Bar & Restaurant. Tower Hotel Derry is a four star hotel which rates as “excellent” or “very good” with almost 75 percent of travelers. Given its location and facilities, it is a popular wedding, conference and event hotel. There is a choice of standard or executive rooms, the latter of which are located on the 4th floor of the hotel in order to get the best views over the city. There are also luxury suites which are located in the tower section of the hotel and feature individual entrance halls and breathtaking views out of floor to ceiling windows. All the rooms are comfortable and well equipped.
The Broomhill Hotel is located on Derry’s Waterside. It is a small hotel with just 42 bedrooms. Derry City center can be accessed by either a short drive, or a short walk. Because of the new Peace Bridge, which is very close to Broomhill Hotel, walking and driving takes about the same amount of time – approximately 10 minutes. While it is close to Derry center, its location is also good for accessing other routes, including the road to City of Derry Airport, a journey which will also take less than 10 minutes. Broomhill Hotel sits on its own grounds with its own private parking. The rooms all have a television and tea and coffee making facilities. Broomhill Hotel is a budget option so does not offer the same level of service or the same amount of facilities as some of the bigger hotels in Derry. However, it is ideal for those looking for a quiet, low-cost hotel in Derry.
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