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Portrush, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ardtara is by far one of the most delightful dining experiences it has been my pleasure to partake in. To say the food was exquisite is an understatement, the setting was beautiful and the staff have to be the most pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive (without being intrusive) I have had the good fortune to meet. We only visited the restaurant...

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Co Antrim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful hospitailty and catering - will be back again soon. Booked one superior double, one standard double and one single for a B&B + Dinner for five to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversay. From the moment we entered Ardtara the hospitality was outstanding. We were made very welcome, greeted and taken to each of our rooms. Drinks in the Lounge...

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Sean M, General Manager at Ardtara Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have helped you celebrate your special anniversary. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend with the family, and now you know where we are, that it won't be too long before we van welcome you back home to Ardtara. Sean

Northern Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Ardtara and had a superb dinner and breakfast the following morning . The staff were warm and friendly and attended to all our needs with a smile. They were outstanding! However, the decor is a bit tired and in need of sprucing up. The old delft crockery is also not worthy of the fabulous food they offer. It all...

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Sean M, General Manager at Ardtara Country House, responded to this review

I'm delighted that you had a relaxing stay in Ardtara with us last week. And also that you enjoyed the meals that you had. We're constantly improving the old girl and are replacing some of the furniture, as well as redecorating some rooms and public spaces - once we can all agree on which colours will work best! Hopefully the...

Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a very long drive it was great to be so warmly greeted at this real"country house". I was shown to a very comfortable room, complete with robes and slippers and told to relax,which I did ! The occasion was a family party,all of whom were staying overnight,so there was a lovely atmosphere. I was impressed at how the staff...

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Sean M, General Manager at Ardtara Country House, responded to this review

I'm so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your night with us here at Ardtara. It was lovely to have met you all and to be able to make your celebrations that bit more special. We look forward to welcoming you back home to Ardtara in the future. Sean

belfast
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife recently treated us to an overnight stay stay at Ardtara house. The hotel was quite quiet when we arrived almost giving the impression we were the only people staying, but by evening guests & diners started to arrive. This old country house has been adapted into a small hotel with the accent in keeping the old world charm...

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Sean M, General Manager at Ardtara Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It's so warming to hear positive feedback; we believe passionately in what we do here and it's just great to know that our guests appreciate what we do. and the biggest compliment is to hear that you want to come back for more...! We'll welcome you back home to Ardtara soon. Sean

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We held a family get together there recently. From the moment we walked in the door we were greeted with a warm that was an indication of the suburb hospitability that Veronica and Sean would provide over the next 24 hours. We used the conservatory to host a great family meal. This was a fantastic venue with good food and...

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Sean M, General Manager at Ardtara Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It's always a delight to be able to help families get together to celebrate and I'm so pleased that your family enjoyed their stay with us. We're ideally placed to visit a plethora or great NI tourist sites, and as you say, the journey from Dublin can be very interesting cross country, but is...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Was there on Saturday night . A lady called Valerie made us feel so welcome. We were a group of 8 celebrating our friends birthday. Our room was small but lovely & bright with the afternoon sun shining through the bay window. Dressing gowns & slippers supplied. Tea & coffee machine in room. Lovely bright bathroom with hair & bath...

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Sean M, General Manager at Ardtara Country House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and that such discerning self confessed foodies had a memorable meal, especially as it was Ivan's birthday celebration. I'll make sure that Valerie gets to see your review too. I hope that you enjoyed the rest of your break in Donegal and we'll...

Derry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Ardtara Country House experience is just wonderful. Everything was outstanding. We were welcomed and pampered by Leah who made our special evening of Gourmet dining even more special by her refined hospitality skills. Service was 5+ stars, our menu choices were elaborately prepared aesthetically balanced works of art refined to a particularly high standard and beautifully presented by Ardtara...

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Sean M, General Manager at Ardtara Country House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I'm delighted that you had such a wonderful experience here at Ardtara. We pride ourselves on our high level of food and service and try our utmost to make every meal or stay here a pleasure for our guests. I'll make sure that both Leah & Johnnie hear about your gracious remarks, and...

Derry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Party of six dined and stayed on a Saturday night Very good welcome,shown to room and informed of the workings of coffee machine,fire etc. Excellent customer service. Room was lovely with a nice gas fire, decor is a bit tired . Bed was exceptionally comfortable Dinner was very good,good menu . Maitre d was excellent, provide great detail on menu...

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Sean M, General Manager at Ardtara Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. If you wouldn't mind letting me know which cooked dish was slightly cool, I'd really appreciate it, as I can let our chefs know and we can ensure that it doesn't happen again. Hopefully we will see you soon here at Ardtara. Sean - general manager

Derry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Just stayed overnight with my wife and two friends. The staff were so friendly, the food delicious, the room clean, comfortable and tastefully furnished. The atmosphere is totally relaxing and I would heartily recommend Ardtara to anyone that wants to get away from it all and have the time and space to chat. Also the breakfast is great and i...

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Sean M, General Manager at Ardtara Country House, responded to this review

I'm delighted that you all had a great time on Saturday night; we certainly enjoyed your company. And thanks for the useful information about which pubs to go to in Donegal to see the best sights..... Now you know where we are, I hope that we'll see you again soon. Sean - general manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
“Most Romantic Country House Of The Year” (AA Award). Ardtara is an elegantly restored 19th-century manor house, situated between Belfast and the Giant’s Causeway Coast. Once home to the Clark family, world-famous linen makers, Ardtara is now widely regarded as one of the finest country house hotels in Northern Ireland. The nine bedrooms are spacious with high ceilings, modern en-suite bathrooms, deluxe king-size beds, charming antiques and original grand (working) fireplaces. All set in the privacy and tranquility of eight wooded acres. Ardtara has also been selected as a “Fodor’s Choice” hotel, has Four Stars from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and is a member of the Ireland’s prestigious Blue Book hotel guide. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ardtara Country House

Address: 8 Gorteade Road, Upperlands BT46 5SA, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Upperlands
Price Range: €136 - €288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ardtara Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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Ardtara Hotel Derry
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