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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Nine of us, friends and ex work mates meet every year before Christmas for a meal and a catch up. For the 4th year running we have chosen the Adair Arms for our get together. The quality of the food, the service and atmosphere are excellent. A four course lunch with a really good choice of menu costs less than... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our second year. includes evening meal, overnight stay,breakfast and afternoon tea all for £70. Food excellent and staff very friendly and attentive. be back again next year.Only negative disappointed Christmas tree not up.

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Newry, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good location. Rooms very clean. Good public areas. Warm welcome by Josephine in reception. Service not particularly friendly in bar and dining area though improved at breakfast. Asked if we could watch Republic of Ireland soccer match but no effort made to facilitate us. Good breakfast. Dinner menu quite different to what we were offered when enquiring. Steak was... More 

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Stella G, General Manager at Adair Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Frank D thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the hotel. I would like to apologise for the negative issues you have raised and also assure you that these have been discussed at length with all of our food and beverage staff. I know my colleague has spoken to you at length in reclation... More 

Derry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from a fabulous weekend at the Adair Arms Hotel. What a fantastic experience. The Hotel location was within walking distance to all the Shops .The hotel was spotless The entertainment was brilliant The food was excellent .All the staff were extremely attentive and friendly. The manager Stella was very welcoming and courteous and I would like... More 

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Stella G, General Manager at Adair Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dead Maria, thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the hotel. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we look Forward to seeing you again in the very near future. Keep an eye on special offers on the website and maybe we will see you again in January or February. Kind Regards Stella grant More 

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here while visiting Ballymena for a wedding. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly throughout our stay and the rashers and sausages at breakfast were delicious! If I had any criticism, it would be that the bedroom was too warm and the window had a security latch meaning they couldn't be opened fully.

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Stella G, General Manager at Adair Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jegallag, thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the hotel. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and your positive comments are very much appreciated. We hope to see you again in the very near future. Kind regards Stella Grant General Manager More 

Sligo, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is a five minute walk from the town center. The staff were very helpful. The breakfast was tastey with staff providing a prompt service. The room was small but clean. There is a carpark to the rear of the hotel. The music in the bar was loud but finished on time.

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Stella G, General Manager at Adair Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear finn123720, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the hotel. Your very positive comments are very much appreciated. We hope to see you again in the very near future. Kind Regards Stella Grant General Manager More 

Lisburn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been having dinner here on Saturday nights for quite some time. Food very good every time. Staff excellent and friendly. Extensive menu so always something suitable. Having tried nearly all restaurants in Ballymena the Adair has to be top of my list.

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Stella G, General Manager at Adair Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear erobinson44, Thank you for reviewing your visits to the Adair Arms. Your very positive comments are very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you in the hotel again soon. Kind Regards Stella Grant General Manager More 

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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ended up in the Adair arms due to unforeseen circumstances elsewhere. To be honest I haden't even heard of the place before. VERY nicely decorated and good atmosphere along with friendly service made a good first impression. Food was served promptly and piping hot. The four of us all were pleasantly surprised by the standard of the food as it... More 

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Stella G, General Manager at Adair Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brian R, Thank you so much for reviewing your recent visit to the Adair Arms. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and your very positive comments are very much appreciated. Feedback good or bad really helps us ensure we constantly improve the food and service we provide. Again thank you and we sincerely hope to see you again... More 

Fife, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Excellent overnight stay,all the staff are very polite and friendly,hotel was very clean,Room was well appointed,clean and modern. Menu was varied with something for everyone plus daily specials and have to say was very tasty. Could not fault breakfast also,good choice and well cooked. Would stay again,excellent

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Stella G, General Manager at Adair Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David C, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Adair Arms Hotel. Your very positive comments are very much appreciated and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Please don't hesitate to contact us directly should you have any accommodation needs in the area in the future. We look forward to seeing you... More 

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5 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This last few weeks I've taken to spending a bit more family time, and make a point of going into town and having a bite of lunch somewhere. On Saturday past after considering where we could try we thought of the Adair Arms Hotel - not somewhere I would usually have considered for lunch but we thought we'd give it... More 

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Stella G, Manager at Adair Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Norman, thank you so much for your very positive feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your lunch and we hope to see you again very soon... Kind Regards Stella More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Since 1846, the Adair Arms Hotel has proudly stood in the centre of the popular and busy town of Ballymena. The hotel was originally built by Sir Robert Adair and was designed by Sir Charles Lanyon, who was responsible for many well known buildings in Northern Ireland, such as the prestigious Queen’s University in Belfast. Illuminating the character of yesterday and capturing the ambiance of today, the Adair Arms Hotel offers 41 luxurious bedrooms, 6 conference and banqueting suites, a coffee bar, public bar and serves an extensive grill menu all day everyday in the Adair Grill. Guests can avail of free carparking, unlimited free Wifi access and enjoy live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Adair Arms Hotel

Address: 1-7 Ballymoney Road, Ballymena BT43 5BS, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Ballymena
Price Range: $142 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Adair Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 41
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