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Charlemont Arms Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Armagh
Reviewed 28 August 2017

A lovely hotel which is very down to earth. Staff great although the decor could do with being updated. I had a problem with the shower in the room and it was no bother to move rooms. Excellent value for money and would definitely return.

Stayed: August 2017
Thank r_m_smyth
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

I had occasion to stay in the Charlemont on a number of occasions earlier this summer. The staff were exceptionally helpful and the rates were very reasonable. Accommodation was excellent - and the food was absolutely lovely.
Room service was provided at no additional cost - which was an added and very lovely bonus.
I will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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3  Thank Amanda K
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

I recently stayed in the Charlemont hotel for a 10 day class. The staff was friendly and when I needed something fixed or attended to in my room, pronto, the request was fulfilled. You could not get a better location for exploring the really interesting city of Armagh. I'm 60 - and as long as you can walk for 20 minutes you can get to almost everything that Armagh has to see. From museums, to gardens to churches to coffeeshops - all nearby. And the Charlemont is just across the street practically from the Tourist bureau where I also did a fair amount of last minute shopping. Note to foreign travelers; this hotel is in Ireland. It is not a chain hotel - if that's what you want, then go for it, but this is not that. It was a relief to have the front desk person know my name, to have friendly and helpful staff and good food. Also, the parking lot is off the street behind Lower English Street where you turn in for the bus station.
Relax and chat with staff. All part of the experience!

Room Tip: Ask for what you would like. I e-mailed ahead of my stay asking for a room that did not face the str...
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled on business
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1  Thank Jo P
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Great food here, home style top quality food, service can be slow as everything cooked to order. Great selection of drinks available as well.
Excellent coffee available from the bar.
Friendly staff on hand for whatever you need.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
Thank GerardDev
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This review is about the food only. My wife and I have stayed here a few times and we recalled that the bar food was fairly ok. So we went here and both of us had battered fish, one with champ (mashed potatoes with spring onions) and one with chips (£8.50).

Both were served with a smear of mushy peas and a small salad. The cod was superb, it was fresh and a good portion with a light crisp batter. The mash was pretty good and while the chips were ok I suspect they are pre made and bought in. Really home made would have added a star.

We had beer and a sparkling water. The service was ace and we had comfy seating. It's important to remember the price here as it's good value; I've been charged as much and sometimes more in a takeaway. Another tip; battered cod and chips with fino sherry is amazing. Try it sometime.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Newryoneisback
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Charlemont, Owner at Charlemont Arms Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review the food for us, we are pleased that you were happy with the food, sorry to hear that you thought your chips are bought in , we serve only chips that we have prepared ourselves. This is what most of our customers pass comment on the fact we do our own.
We thank you again and hope that you will come back again to sample our home cooking.

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

I stayed one night for business reasons. Check-in was chaotic although friendly and helpful - but no info offered about WIFI or breakfast, I had to ask. My room was on the third floor, lift not working (as I arrived, so did a busload of Japanese tourists with huge amounts of luggage so they must have been chuffed!). The room was a throwback. Mouldy, dated bathroom (dark hairs in the bath, ugh), no hairdryer, black fingerprints on the ceiling (??) stained furniture, huge TV that only worked sometimes and a weird inter-connecting door which didn't lock so I had to push a chair against the door to feel safe. Bed seemed clean enough. Breakfast was basic but OK. No staff available at check-out so I just left the key card on the desk. Perhaps, as a single traveller, I got the booby prize room. I kind of hope so as I'd hate to think that visitors to Northern Ireland are getting that standard of accommodation. There's a limit to what you can get away with folks, do some cleaning and updating.

Room Tip: Third floor is probably quieter but I would hope that rooms on other floors are of a better standard
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled solo
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3  Thank Bluebell H
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Stayed here recently on business. Once I found the car park I was booked in and up to my room. Hotel is nice enough if a bit dark and dated. Room was a good size as was the bathroom. The room was also slightly dated with marked furniture although clean with a comfortable bed. The bedroom window was very dirty on the outside.
Saying this, the staff were helpful and pleasant. I wouldn't book this for a romantic night with my partner but on business it was ok. WiFi good .
Didn't eat here so cannot comment on the food. But I'm sure it's fine as I saw other people happily eating.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled on business
2  Thank Kevin D
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Additional Information about Charlemont Arms Hotel

Address: 57-65 English Street, Armagh BT61 7LB, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Armagh > Armagh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Armagh
Price Range: $126 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Charlemont Arms Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Charlemont Arms Hotel is a third generation family run hotel situated in the centre of the historical City of Armagh.The hotel provides guests with the best of both worlds, traditional and modern and it still upholds its old fashioned values of impeccable service, comfort and superb dining.The hotel is perfectly located, situated between the city’s two famous Cathedrals and near the Market Place Theatre. Located in the centre of the town, it is beside the local shopping area which is host to individual boutiques and high street stores. Other visitor attractions within walking distance of the hotel are Armagh Planetarium and Observatory, the Armagh County Museum, the old Armagh Women’s Gaol and the beautiful Mall.Armagh’s two premier golf courses, The Loughgall Country Park and Golf Club and The County Armagh Golf Club are also close to the hotel.The Charlemont Arms Hotel offers a choice of traditional and modern cuisine with The Charlemont Bistro located downstairs, Turner's Bar and The Dining Room. Facilities include 30 spacious ensuite bedrooms, conference facilities and a large function room which caters for all occasions such as Christenings, Weddings and Anniversaries. ... more   less 
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