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Laurel Villa

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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 2 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 1 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 28 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
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Eugene and Geraldine are wonderful hosts. They always make you so welcome. They have wonderful knowledge of the local area. Breakfast was delicious. Great location. Easy walking to local restaurants. We will be back.

1Thank Freda H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We have recently returned from a short trip to Northern Ireland where we stayed at Laurel Villa Guest House in Magherafelt. Eugene and Gerardine are perfect hosts - charming and helpful yet unobtrusive. Their home is an oasis of calm and is fascinating for the Seamus Heaney fan - full of books, paintings and reproductions of poems framed on the...

5Thank HeaneyFan
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This is an outstanding place to stay if you are interested in Seamus Heaney or just wish to have a great stay when travelling in Ireland, perhaps to or from Belfast's airports. Gerardine's breakfasts are wonderful, incorporating two types of homemade scone. The hospitality offered by both her and Eugene is heartwarming and even extended to a glass of wine...

1Thank Chris M
County Antrim
Reviewed 17 April 2016

I try to stay in Laurel Villa when I can. On this occasion I bought an overnight stay for a friend for Christmas so this was a good excuse to return. On this occasion I was given the Heaney room and my friend had the Longley room. The rooms are comfortable and have great atmosphere as they have prints and...

1Thank Ballyeamon

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Laurel Villa

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
Also Known As:
Laurel Villa Magherafelt, Northern Ireland
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“Any room is a charming room!”
Sansfear, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The view across the street to the church at the front of the house is delightful”
davidsB50FX, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Seamus Heaney room in the attic is the best but you will still really like the others if not.”
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.
grey236, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at back quieter but top floor Heaney room very comfortable and spacious.”
996ChrisM996, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
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