Tower Hotel Derry
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Tower Hotel Derry Reviews
Excellent location, good food and keen price Apr 01, 2008
The Tower Hotel Derry is the only hotel located within the historic city walls and it enjoys a unique central location just off the Diamond at the top of Shipquay Street, the city’s main thoroughfare. I’ve stayed there a few times on business and really liked it. Tower Hotel is a contemporary four-star hotel, and although only open since May 2002, it has won a number of awards including an AA Rosette and RAC dining award for the restaurant, making it the most popular hotel in Derry.
Derry is one of Ireland’s oldest cities. It was the last city in Ireland to be encircled by walls and the only city where the original walls still survive intact. Visitors can walk the one-mile route along the City’s walls. Today, Derry is a vibrant city bustling with shops, bars and restaurants, and Tower Hotel Derry is the great and relaxing place to stay. It can be a little pricey, so use the on-line booking facility and the further in advance the better. The last time I stayed cost £65 for a double room (per room rate) including breakfast.
Their restaurant and bistro is particularly good, and maybe a product of growing competition and choice in the greater Derry area. Good selection of fish and seafood. On my last trip a large party of Japanese visitors said it was the best food they had eaten in their one week stay touring Ireland!
When I stayed there I really enjoyed that it is within walking distance of all amenities; shopping and entertainment, theatres and museums, arts and crafts. It is a short taxi ride from Derry airport.
The Tower Hotel has 90 bedrooms, 3 Suites, a café style bar, an award winning Mediterranean bistro, 5 designated conference suites, a fitness suite and private and secure on-site car park.
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Tower Hotel Derry Overview
The hotel is located within the historic city walls, which date back to the 17th century. It occupies an enviable central location with a number of shops, bars, theatres and nightlife to be found close by. With its stylish contemporary decor, award winning restaurant and friendly staff, the hotel is also an ideal base for exploring the Donegal, Derry and Antrim Coastlines. In addition, Belfast International Airport is approximately 58 km away.
This stylish and contemporary city hotel, despite having only opened in May 2002, has won a number of awards including an AA Rosette and RAC dining award. It comprises a total of 93 rooms on 4 floors and includes an entrance hall with 24-hour reception, lift access, air conditioning, a bar, a cafe, a pub, a restaurant, conference facilities and car parking. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the public areas. A laundry and dry cleaning service, a baby-sitting service (on request), room service, access to business and secretarial services, early arrivals, late departures, luggage storage, a currency exchange facility, and assistance with onward travel arrangements are all readily available.
The spacious bedrooms are well appointed and warmly decorated, each with an en suite bathroom. They all have a direct dial telephone with voicemail messaging, cable TV, tea/ coffee making facilities, Internet access, a double bed, central heating, a trouser press and a hairdryer.
For health and fitness conscious guests the hotel offers a cleverly designed addition to its facilities. Located on the 4th floor, with unobstructed views of the city walls, and the bustling city below, the fitness suite is equipped with the more popular cardiovascular exercise machines, including treadmill walkers, rowing machines and stationary bikes, as well as a selection of free weights. Following the exercise routine relax and soak up the heat in the sauna. Please note that the fitness suite is only for use of hotel residential guests and children are not permitted in this area, as it is unsupervised.
The hotel cafe/ bar serves a variety of bar food to suit all tastes and is open daily. The award-winning restaurant The Bistro is a real treat. Overlooking the famous Derry City Walls, the Bistro at the hotel restaurant provides a contemporary and stylish setting that is appealing to residents and locals alike. Both full Ulster and continental breakfasts are served in the Bistro. The imaginative lunch and dinner menu is a fusion of local and International influences and this award-winning Bistro has become a very popular choice amongst the local Derry community. Completed by a comprehensive wine list, and with the friendly service of professional staff, this is the ideal place to relax and enjoy a great dining experience.
All major credit cards are accepted, including American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA.
How to get there
From the bus station, go through the arch onto Ferry Quay Street and proceed to the Diamond. At Diamond, take the 2nd exit, straight through onto Butcher Street. The hotel is located on the right-hand side. By car, follow signs for the city centre and Craigavon Bridge. At the junction for Craigavon Bridge, turn right and follow the signs for the city centre. At end of the bridge take the 2nd exit at the roundabout onto Carlisle Road. Go through the arch onto Ferry Quay Street and proceed to the Diamond. At Diamond, take the 2nd exit, straight through onto Butcher Street. The hotel is located on the right hand side.
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