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“Do not stay here you will not get any sleep” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Oystercatcher Lodge
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Carlingford
Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Do not stay here you will not get any sleep”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2011

I wish I had read the reviews before I booked this. They are all true about the noise. We stayed on a Saturday night and were still awake at 4.a.m. with unbearable noise right outside the windows which are not double glazed (we were put on the ground floor opposite the Chinese Takeaway). All of the young people coming out of the Hotel nightclub, which is opposite the B&B, congregate in the Square and outside the Chinese. A fight broke out just as we were coming home and I was genuinely frightened. There were bottles being thrown and the language was something else. I did not feel safe here and did not get any sleep. To add insult to injury we were left 2 slices of brown bread in a basket (no butter) for our breakfast and 2 cheese type muffins! I suspect we had the worst room, it was certainly nothing like the picture on the website and it was no "minisuite". When we complained we were given €10 off but we still had to pay €80 for a night of no sleep! Our friends stayed in a B&B with a seaview no noise and a home cooked breakfast and it was only a few minutes walk outside the village, I would advise anyone else to do the same.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2010

I'll start with the positives. Rooms were a good size & clean, and it's right in the centre of town. However, we were duly woken by the crowds leaving the nightclub at 2am and the noise went on for an hour. The "continental breakfast" leaves a lot to be desired. As outlined, you get a small carton of fruit juice to share, some horrible bits of pineapple in a prepacked tub, and upon leaving the room, found some pastries had been left outside our door, but these weren't great or substantial. Overall for the €80 spent, I feel we could have got a much better nights sleep and a far better breakfast elsewhere in the town. Infact, we ate in the Bay Tree and found out we could have got Dinner, Bed and Breakfast for €120 which is fantastic value for money.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2010

We stayed there for 1 Sat night, our room was at the front of
the house. Room was very nice but didn't realise we were facing
the village Hotel that has an nightclub.
The noise levels between 2 and about 4am were unbelieveable,
won't make that mistake again.
The website says that they a generous "Continental Breakfast" in your bedroom. This includes, fruits, fruit juice, home made breads, butter, jams Tea and / or Coffee
- I don't think so, carton of juice and fruit segments from Aldi no bread

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bernib52
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Belfast
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2010

This B&B has excellent Accommodation. It is in the main town and local to everything. The rooms are spacious and private and are like mini suites. The view is beautiful of the mountains and the room is very relaxing. The owner is lovely and helpful. I would recommed this room to anyone going on a short break as this is a lovely get away!!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ConstanceBelfast
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Dublin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2010

We stayed in Carlingford in The Oystercatcher. We were delighted to see that our room faced onto the village square, which made everything convenient. The town is so compact. We were within walking distance of PJ’s, McKevitt’s and all the restaurants, cafes, and shops located in the centre of this beautiful medieval village.
The rooms were spacious and clean and the beds were huge and comfortable. I slept so well.
In the morning we were woken by the noise of the village coming to life. We got up and wondered to Malocca’s for Breakfast. I had the pancakes and bacon a real treat and really good value.
The oystercatcher is a lovely B&B and its location can’t be beaten

Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michelle_Gilligan
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Property: Oystercatcher Lodge
Address: Market Square, Carlingford, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Louth > Cooley Peninsula > Carlingford
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Carlingford
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Number of rooms: 7
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