Clandeboye Lodge Hotel

, Bangor, United Kingdom
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Clandeboye Lodge Hotel

, Bangor
3 star

Rooms: 43

10 Estate Road - Bangor - Northern Ireland - BT19 1UR - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | (0 8)91852500
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Falling Stars

from BurtonAyr
Hotel location is quiet and secluded.
Reception staff and restaurant staff were helpful.
Grounds are attractive and well maintained.
Deluxe bedroom was a clone of a typical roadhouse but sporting an oversized, very comfortable bed.
Other aspects of this 4* AA establishment were disappointing. Coffee-making facility included a kettle that had to be filled from the bath tap as it was too tall to fit comfortably below the wash hand basin tap. Two pieces of unwrapped shortbread that had to be fished out from a large glass jar which was surely unhygenic. No spoons or plastic stirrers.
Dust on lower level surfaces
Plenty of towels but no heated towel rail.
No room fridge. Room safe was locked on arrival requiring an enquiry at reception as to how to decode same.
Morning paper that was part of the package never materialised.
Breakfast was not inspiring with a limited and unimaginative range of hot dishes. Ulster fry was not over-generous. Tinned fruit was offered. Orange juice was good but the apple juice was "watered".
Hotel facilities are clearly geared towards conventions, weddings and other functions. Tourists/holiday makers especially with young families might be disappointed.

Great Getaway

from netcare
My wife and I stayed here for the weekend. It was great. The rooms were modern and the staff very friendly but respectful of your need to have some privacy.

Not too far from Belfast and a stones throw from the beach.

The food and ambience was fantastic.

A little gem

from AlexBelfast
This was our second visit to the Clandeboye Lodge Hotel and was equally as good as, if not better than, our first stay a year ago. The food and accommodation were excellent and I would thoroughly recommend a visit.

It was for my wife’s birthday, so this time we opted for a junior suite and the bed was the biggest and most comfortable I have slept in for quite some time (it was sooooo comfy!!!!)

We had an evening meal in the restaurant which had a great atmosphere and where the food was excellent (trust me, the spring rolls and the langoustines are a must!!!). The staff were also very friendly and attentive.

I would say that we have found a little gem in this hotel and it is becoming a firm favourite of ours. We will definitely be returning soon.

New Years Break

from Kent-family
What a fabulous time we all had. A friendly warm welcome the moment we arrived. Our rooms were spaceous, modern with huge comfortable beds.

We chose the Clandeboye Lodge for its location, good reputation, and celebrations for the New Year, and were not disappointed.

The food and entertainment (including casino) were superb and we all had a fantastic New Year and a wonderful four day break in Northern Ireland.

We have recommended this hotel to all our friends and families back in Kent.

A really awful waste of money

from LouCoClare
We have just returned from a five day break in Northern Ireland., and I must say that this hotel was a complete disaster. If you gave me a free week I wouldnt take you up on the offer. We arrived at approx 18.30 ish on a Sunday afternoon approx 2 weeks ago. I had my mother with me who is in a wheelchair so its not every hotel can accomadate us. The hotel was practically empty and the receptionist was not at all helpful. We checked the web page origanally and it bears no resemblance to the real thing. The menu is not as it states inspired as all that was available was a lunch menu with very little chioce. The food had obviously been left over from lunch. I would question the award of aa rosette for the food as it was horrible.We could not even get a sandwich in the bar as the kitchen closed at 8.30 and they staff had no access to the fridge. But we where told if we waited till 11.00 the night porter might be able to make us up one.

On the matter of drinks. I looked for a half bottle of red wine any red wine and I was told in fact they didnt have any, They kept saying everything was in there other building as they had a wedding earlier and they had no access to the drinks there. On the menu was an extensive cocktail list which when I asked for one they couldnt make any as the ingredients where you guessed in the other building. I asked for a sambucca same story, Advocat same story. The staff in the restaurant although nice did not seem to have any training. There where many other things that were not available drinks wise. The receptionist was a very unhelpful girl I asked for a price list as I thought that we where being overcharged to be told that it is in the process of being printed. The rooms where very nice and I have no fault with these.

I asked to speak to the owner the next morning and he left me waiting for 2 hours. He was very arrogant and was not prepared to take on board any of my comments except about the bar. He did take off the horrible food off our bill but said the reason for such a small menu was NOBODY EATS OUT IN NORTHERN IRELAND ON SUNDAY NIGHT and he said I would not be aware of this as im not from the north. There was also a problem with exchanging Euro and the rate was very inflated and when I queried this I was told that they had to lodge it and the bank charged, Surely they have to lodge all takings. They offered me 8.90 sterling for 20 euro.The hotel we stayed in the next night was called The Old Inn Crawfordsburn approx 5 miles away and they had 400 for food on the Sunday as apposed to maybe 8 in the Clandeboye I am very dissapointed with The Clandeboye and would certainly not recommend this hotel. Maybe the owner of the Cladeboye should take a trip to The Old inn and see in fact how many people eat out on Sunday and also what good menu they have. Name and address supplied.

Business delight

from ogliv
The Clandeboye Lodge came strongly recommended and once I found it I was not disappointed. Apparently it has been refurbished and it shows. I generally spend four nights a week away from home and rarely stay anyway as good.The bedroom was large, quiet and comfortable. As someone who is two metres tall the enormous bed (probably the largest I have had the pleasure in sleeping in) was fantastic. Dinner was delicious - portions just right and well presented and I didn't notice any intrusive background music impinging on our discussions during dinner as so often happens. A full breakfast, presented in an appetising way ,kick started the day perfectly. It was a pity to have arrived in the evening after it was dark and without having time to explore the grounds and other facilities but I look forward to being able to do so during a future visit.

Loved the Hotel and the Wedding Packages

from Caroline70
I always thought i would book my wedding at the Culloden, and had never really heard of the Clandeboye until i was driving home from work one day and i heard an advertisment on the radio for the Wedding Fair. I dragged my fiance along kicking and screaming (he does not like these things) and was incredibly impressed, great location, gorgeous grounds, food to die for and the most accommodating staff. I called several days later and was dissapointed to hear that the date i wanted was currently being held by another wedding, however the girl told me that she would contact me if there was any developments. About a week and a half later i got a call, my date was available, so there and then a placed a provisional booking and made an appointment so that i could take the parents along.

Fab - We paid the deposit and all there and then. And god help the Banqueting ladies, i called and called and called them with reams of questions, and each time i was happily satisfied with an answer or a solution.

The hotel invited me up on the 4th to go through everything, so on the 5th my mum and i were free to get pampered, hair, nails, tans, you name it we got it.

The 6th of Jan was here, my wedding day, i was so so so happy - i have to say it was definately the best day of my life, forgetting the fact that the minister forgot his words, and the best man lost his speech, the Clandeboye Lodge Hotel were undoubtedly excellent, so discreey, yet very attentive, both mine and my husbands parents were so so so impressed.

My cousin just got engaged, and needless to say after going to my wedding booked the Clandeboye. Cant wait for that wedding, going to be a great day out.

10/10

Countryside retreat

from OldBear
We looked at several hotels in the area and saw a special offer at this hotel. The website is very well presented and promotes the hotels services exceptionally well.
We arrived 3 hours early and asked to leave our luggage. The hotel were able to provide with our room immediately which was an executive room on the 2nd floor with views over the surrounding countryside. A big plus for my wife was the provision of a real salon style hairdryer and not the usual cream coloured poor quality type you find in most hotels.
The bed was very comfortable, we should have checked the pillows and asked for a change, which they will provide, we found the ones on the bed very firm.
We had dinner in the restaurant which was nice and the offer included a bottle of wine between two.
Breakfast was very good also, plenty of choice and for both restaurant experiences the staff were excellent and very attentative.
This is an independant hotel which care about the service they provide. They did seem unaware of some features of the special offer we had booked but provided the requests without question. Our morning newspaper and coffee failed to appear in the morning but this was only a minor factor. All this for a special offer during January 2007 for £98 a double executive room. Well worth a visit.

First class all the way

from A TripAdvisor Member
A small hotel with friendly staff that offers deluxe rooms that are well appointed. The inclusion of WiFi throughout the hotel is an added benefit, especially for the business traveller. The hotel offers food in the lounge or a more elaborate menu in the main dining area. In both instances, food and service is excellent and extremely good value compared to other facilities in the area. Highly recommended

A delightful stay

from johnSomersetEngland
We stayed for a long weekend here on our first visit to Northern Ireland, and are glad we chose this hotel.
There was a very efficient and welcoming reception, including porterage.
Our room was furnished and decorated to a very high standard, better than some 5 star establishments in which we have stayed.
Because we prefer blankets and sheets to a duvet our bedding was changed on request.
We dined every night in the restaurant, where the choice of menu was first class. and the food was beautifuly prepared and presented, with a comprehensive wine list.
Throughout our stay the staff were extremely efficient and obliging, and nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them.

Top Local Tips for Bangor

a peaceful haven This is just a great place to get away from it all. It is close to all the attractions of Belfast, Bangor etc., but is situated off the main drag, so it feels like its in the middle of the countryside. Not sure it would be the best place for younger people looking for fun and lively atmosphere, but for us it was perfect. It is probaly a pretty quiet place generally, so might be better for couples and those looking to get away from it all. Great food and wine, and lovely staff.

The Clandeboye Lodge Hotel Great for a drink and reading the newspaper

Sightseeing We visited Bangor for a wedding and had planned to see around the town itself the following day, however, the weather was not good and so we abandoned that idea. We then decided to take a drive down the coast road of the Ards peninsula and stopped in several small villages along the way. This is a beautiful drive and the character of the places and people you see along the way iare unlike that in other countries around the world. I would recommend that travellers from outside Ireland take this drive and absord the charm.

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  • Address: 10 Estate Road - Bangor - Northern Ireland - BT19 1UR - United Kingdom
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