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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Geraldine and Eugene gave our family of 4 a warm and friendly welcome to their excellent guest house. Everything about our stay was excellent . My two boys particularly recommend the home made scones.

2Thank gareth t
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Fabulous tour of Heaney's haunts which commenced with cream scones and tea in Geraldine and Eugene's gorgeous dining room. This is an experience not to be missed. If you have ever read a poem by the famous Nobel laureate, Seamus Heaney and want to learn more, you will not be disappointed. Eugene will show you where he grew up and...

1Thank Arty Bibi
North Shields, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Visited for Afternoon Tea for a number of family birthdays. Excellent from the outset - warm, friendly welcome by Eugene & Geraldine and such a beautiful setting. We were taken through to the dining room for Afternoon Tea - wow! Range of sandwiches, scones and pastries. So light, delicate and flavourful. Mini pavlovas and raspberry and white chocolate scones delicious....

1Thank JAB380
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Had afternoon tea here for my sisters 18th birthday! It was lovely beautiful sandwiches and pastries all homemade and fresh! The hosts were very welcoming you could see how proud they are of their establishment! I would definitely recommend going

2Thank Mariessa K
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We were on a cycling tour of Northern Ireland with two friends and booked Laurel Villa at short notice. We were pleased and so will you be. The rooms are large and nicely furnished with really comfortable beds. Breakfast was fantastic and included about the best and lightest scones I've ever eaten. More than the usual stuff though is the...

3Thank Tomwhite54
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We recently spent an excellent few days here. The friendliness of the hosts, the wonderful breakfasts and the comfortable rooms are the key points to any enjoyable stay and Laurel Villa passes with flying colours! Keep up the good work and we look forward to returning sometime soon.

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Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

My family actually visited July of 2014. We absolutely fell in love with Laurel Villa and cannot wait to take our extended family back to visit again! We were blessed with incredible hosts, Gerardine and Eugene. I will never forget our delicious breakfasts. We got to live the dream at Laurel Villa!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2016

A group of parents/friends travelled today to Laurel villa in Magherafelt from Belfast. We received a very warm welcome. We had a variety of lovely home made scones by Geraldine and tea out of fine bone china cups. Eugene then took us on the Seamus Heaney tour which was just brilliant, emotional and uplifting. He read poems and prose and...

1Thank judithgrehan
Lisburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Laurel Villa is an historic Victorian building which belies a modern, comfortable and warm interior. The warmest part of our stay however was the welcome given by the owners Eugene and Gerardine Kielt, who effortlessly extend their Irish hospitality. We stayed for one evening in the spacious Heaney room. Laurel Villa pays homage to Irish Poets, including Michael Langley from...

1Thank Claire H
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We love Laurel Villa it has such a lot to offer. My husband the Heaney fan loves the Seamus Heaney memorabilia and the expert knowledge of Eugene the proprietor. He loves to chat to Eugene and catch up on the latest cultural activities. We have enjoyed Eugene's tour of Heaney country twice last year we visited Heaney's grave . The...

1Thank grey236

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Looking for a small family-run hotel in Magherafelt or the Mid Ulster District? Look no further. Just read the reviews and see what others have to say about this top class Magherafelt accommodation. This is an award-winning 4 STAR boutique townhouse located in the centre of Magherafelt town in Northern Ireland. Secure parking.Specializing in Irish/Ulster-Scots genealogy and Seamus Heaney Poetry & 5 Star Tours of Heaney Country. Personal service guaranteed and good home cooking. Excellent value for money. Conveniently located with shops, restaurants, bars etc all within a few hundred yards.Less than 1 hour takes you to Belfast, L'Derry, Antrim Coast/Giant's Causeway.Has received outstanding reviews in The Guardian, Observer, Irish Times, Sunday Telegraph etc. Recommended by all the best guide books including National Geographic, Good Hotel Guide and Georgina Campbell. ... more   less 

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Address: 60 Church Street | Northern Ireland, Magherafelt BT45 6AW, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Magherafelt
Hotel Class:4 star — Laurel Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“The Seamus Heaney room in the attic is the best but you will still really like the others if not.”
 of 5 bubbles davidpatricia21, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Heaney room is a must for fans. The Longley room is very comfy.”
  • With the late Barney Devlin outside the forge on Laurel Villa Heaney Tour.
 of 5 bubbles grey236, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at back quieter but top floor Heaney room very comfortable and spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles 996ChrisM996, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The Heaney Room is my favourite!”
  • The Heaney room which of course has its own en suite
 of 5 bubbles Ballyeamon, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“No need they are all splendid!”
 of 5 bubbles WilliamAnthonyP, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
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