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Any guest house recommendations near Giant's Causeway?

Any guest house recommendations near Giant's Causeway?

Apr 24th, 2005, 01:44 PM
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Any guest house recommendations near Giant's Causeway?

Would like to spend about $100.00/night. Disappointed that the Bushmills Inn is so expensive.

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Apr 24th, 2005, 02:16 PM
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Try The Causeway Hotel (not as nice as the Bushmills Inn but cheaper)

Also go to http://www.discovernorthernireland.com
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Apr 24th, 2005, 02:23 PM
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This B&B is a little over $100 (£60 double) but is VERY nice and in a beautiful location.

www.whiteparkhouse.com/
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Apr 24th, 2005, 02:28 PM
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Meant to add - the Whitepark House is recommended by both Karen Brown and Alistair Sawday.
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Apr 25th, 2005, 11:48 AM
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Will be staying at http://www.crockatinneyguesthouse.co.uk/ near the end of May. It looks pretty nice.

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Apr 25th, 2005, 08:25 PM
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Janis is right - Whitepark House is a wonderful place to stay, in a great location. Bob is a great host.

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Apr 26th, 2005, 12:49 PM
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I stayed at Knock Soughey House in Ballintoy last year and it was great. It's not far from Giant's Causeway and it's just across the road from the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge. A twin room was 36 pounds per night.
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Apr 30th, 2005, 07:22 AM
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A belated thanks for your responses. Decisions, decisions.

Wondering if it would be better to be near the bigger town of Ballycastle?

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Apr 30th, 2005, 08:23 AM
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Why do you want to stay in a bigger town? IMO Ballycastle is tacky, Portrush (which is no better) does at least have a very good restaurant. There are much nicer towns on the North Coast all be it smaller.

Portstewart
Balintoy
Bushmills
or the best place of them all, IMO Portballintrae!! It's wonderful and certainly not tacky. Lots of B&B's have rooms facing the sea. If you are staying longer than a few days you could even rent an apartment overlooking the sea.

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Apr 30th, 2005, 09:41 AM
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lenny,

The town of Portrush makes for a good base to explore the scenic Antrim coast. As for bedding down, consider the Belvedere. It's a town house that offers good value for money. Another good choice would be the Ardenlee B & B. While I don't have a website address for either of these places, I trust you'll be able to get more information from discovernorthernireland.com

Best of luck.
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May 1st, 2005, 01:07 PM
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We stayed in Portballintrae but there wasn't anyplace to eat, or even a little corner market to buy groceries. We walked into Bushmill. This was in 2000 tho, so that may have changed.
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May 1st, 2005, 02:22 PM
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If I was staying in that area, I would go to somewhere in Portstewart -- it is far less tacky (IMO) than Portrush.

However, if you want to go self-catering, I can also recommend this place in Ballintoy, which is owned by an acquaintance of mine

http://www.theweehouse.com/
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