Fodor's Expert Review Maldron Hotel
Maldron Hotel, Butcher St., Derry, BT48 6HL, Northern Ireland
The only hotel within Derry city's historic walls, the Maldron has an unequaled location a one-minute walk to Austins Department Store (the world's oldest), and views of the Bogside and "Free Derry" corner as well as vistas that take in rooftops of terraced houses and the city's famous murals. All guest rooms have been refurbished in shades of gray and gold with crisp cotton duvets. Ponying up for the spacious comfort of a superior room is worth the extra cost, and when booking, do request a room with a view. The Lyric Bar and Grill houses a permanent display on the history of the city's music, featuring performers as diverse as the Undertones, Dana, and Phil Coulter. Live bands carry on the tradition in the bar on weekends.
- top-notch location for exploring Derry's walls, sights, shops, and idiosyncrasies
- tastefully decorated rooms with modern facilities
- limited parking available
- standard rooms adequate but small
Rate Includes: Some meals