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Reviewed 25 November 2016

We had a delightful stay at the elegantly decorated Portaferry Hotel. The room was full of tasteful antiques and a sumptuous bed with luxurious linens. The price of the room also included a wonderful Irish breakfast which kept us going for the entire day. We enjoyed our dinner there the night before as well. The owner of the hotel was...

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Cahal A, Owner at Portaferry Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Susan v Thank you for the 5 star review. Its lovely to have a review to include our rooms, im glad you point out the bed. We have replaced all our beds with King Koil beds, recognised as the most luxurious bed in the hotel Industry. I hope you enjoyed Ireland and are safely back in USA Thanks Cahal

Ireland
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We have dined in this restaurant a few times under the previous management and always enjoyed the experience, however on this occasion we feel the service and food fell below usual standards. Our table was not prepared in advance and the waiter rushed the preparation of the table, the taking of the order was rushed and drinks were very slow...

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Cahal A, Owner at Portaferry Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Killeneny Thank you for taking your time to review our hotel. Fortunately for us your review and experience is not in keeping with the majority of our customers. I see you prefered the hotel with the previous management, before it closed down. Please feel free to have a look at Tripadvisor reviews before it closed down and since it...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Visiting from Australia, I spent a few days at the hotel. The room was clean and comfortable with a beautiful view overlooking the lough. The hotel location facilitated access to the Strangford ferry. I loved the dining experience, especially the duck. Best of al were the staff. I felt so welcomed as though I had stayed there many times before....

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Cahal A, Owner at Portaferry Hotel, responded to this review

Hi fsmyth23 thank you for reviewing our business. im glad you enjoyed our food, the duck being a favourite of mine. Thanks for mentioning our staff "helpful and friendly" and we look forward to having you as our guest in the future. Thanks Cahal

Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We arrived for lunch and asked for toasted sandwiches. We had beautiful turkey and ham. They were super thick and came with a few chips which were delicious. I would have given this 5/5 but the waitress overcharged us £4.95 for sundries which we didn't have. When I pointed this out and the waitress was apologetic but we only ordered...

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Cahal A, Owner at Portaferry Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Curlykale3, Thank you for reviewing our hotel. Let me start by saying how dissapointed i am at a staff member making such a mistake, its not good enough. Im delighted that you enjoyed our food and hopefully this wont put you off visiting us again Thanks Cahal

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Bedroom overlooking the Lough was clean and comfortable & bathroom was adequate and also very clean. Residents lounge was very small with limited seating and a bit drab .... Restaurant is located in a lovely room also overlooking the Lough- breakfast was freshly cooked to order and tasty. We also ate in the bar/bistro area which was basic to say...

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Cahal A, Owner at Portaferry Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Pinkblackski, thankyou for reviewing our hotel. Sorry we didn't meet your expectations. Thanks for pointing out our rooms were clean, and bathroom was adequate.... As for the residents lounge, im not sure as to where you are referring. This is the first review mentioning our bar/bistro area as being basic, not sure what you were expecting. Generally customers reviews...

lisburn
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We travelled to portaferry to visit the newly reopened aquarium and called at the Portaferry Arms for lunch and on the way in met the very charming Bill Nighy,there to make a film,I think called The Book Shop.We chatted for some time and then ordered lunch. The lunch was excellent ,served in the bar accompanied by pints of Guinness. After...

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Cahal A, Owner at Portaferry Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Roy, we had the main cast of The Bookshop stay with us. "Excellent lunch" and a few pints of Guinness, doesn't get much better. Do call in again thanks Cahal

Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had an excellent lunch here. Lovely views of the Lough from the bar and parking is easy. Local seafood was excellent, I had the local crab salad, so fresh. Service was fairly quick and friendly. Would certainly recommend.

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Cahal A, Owner at Portaferry Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Tom, Thankyou you reviewing our hotel. Sited on the Lough shore, local seafood, it doesn't get much better. Please do recommend us thanks Cahal

Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Top class attitude from management and staff,always with a friendly smile. Restaurant was fantastic with delicious and plentiful meals. Will be definitely spreading the word between family and friends.

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Cahal A, Owner at Portaferry Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Dave B thanks for reviewing our hotel. Happy Golfer ?? did you get round Kirkistown Golf course in one piece ? Look forward to having you back. Please spread the word, no better place for Winter golf Thanks Cahal

Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch today and we really enjoyed our lunch. Service was perfect as was the food and would recommend a visit. My guest had the scampi and it was cooked perfectly and portion size was on the money. I had the bouillabaisse and it was delicious. The deserts were equally impressive and all in all it was a fantastic luncheon...

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Cahal A, Owner at Portaferry Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Philip So happy you enjoyed your lunch with us. We are spoilt for choice on The Strangford Lough with seafood, and are extremely lucky to have chefs that create wonderful food. Looking forward to seeing you again soon Cahal

Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

First visit back to Portaferry after many years. The hotel is as homely as ever with wonderfully attentive staff and good facilities. The location on Strangford Lough is breathtaking- such a lovely peaceful place. Excellent staff, rooms and food.

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Cahal A, Owner at Portaferry Hotel, responded to this review

UKMahers Thanks you so much for taking time for a 5star review, we are so lucky to live in a beautiful place and are very proud of our staff who create such a wonderful experience for our guests. Looking forward to your return visit Cahal

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Portaferry Hotel

Address: The Strand, Portaferry BT22 1PE, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Portaferry
Price Range: $129 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Portaferry Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“I stayed in room 10”
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“all front rooms have views over Strangford Lough and harbour”
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“Avoid rooms 1,2 and 3. Not very warm”
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