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“Noisey alarm call”

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The Keep Guesthouse
Certificate of Excellence
Essex, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Noisey alarm call”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

Booked the Keep on Trip Advisor reviews, warmly greeted and shown a family room in the front ( two of us) which is on a busy main road. The room has blinds and these you have to keep down unless you want to entertain the people at the bus stop opposite. Droning noise first night like someone useing a vacuum cleaner, all became clear later.
Woken at 6am by someones alarm clock vibrateing through the floor, then the droning started again, Power Shower!!!!! which followed by noisey footsteps on stairs and slaming of front door. Breakfast really good. Apparantly workers stay there in the week, so you need to be aware of this. We were booked for three nights but booked out after one. Too noisey!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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East Anglia
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

We enjoyed our stay at The Keep. It was in a great location, just a couple blocks from Carrickferfus Castle and a short 15 minutes from Belfast. The room was very nice and the breakfast was delicious. The price was great and Heather was very helpful with any questions we had. We would definitely recommend this guesthouse to others.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

I won't lie, when I was told the cost of The Keep for over New Year, I was worried, thinking it would be very basic and very much like hostels I have stayed in! This is not the case, the staff were extremely friendly and willing to help in any way they could from the point of booking (over email) and during our visit. It was a plesasure to stay there with the rooms clean and comfortable, the location being very convienient for where we needed/wanted to go, and a relaxed, friendly approach, much better than the Premier Inn across the road! Would strongly recommend!
P.S. Cooked breakfast is included in the price we paid!

  • Stayed December 2011
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Thank Rachyd88
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Dakar, Senegal
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

We stayed at The Keep this past summer for two nights on a grand tour around the UK with our family. Raymond and Heather were amazing hosts and so gracious with us, we loved getting to know them! The breakfast was unbelievable and they even got up early one morning to make sure we got breakfast before we caught the ferry to Scotland. Our room was extremely clean and at a super price. Great location to explore Belfast and the Castle. We can't thank you enough for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank ptyjane
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

during my stay at the keep i was made to feel most welcome by heather and raymond, the room was very comfortable and clean, the breakfast was excellant, cheerfully served and nothing was too much trouble. i would have no hesitation in recommending this establishment but would advise to book early as it is very popular, once again thank you heather and raymond.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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Thank arthur n
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Vancouver Canada
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Reviewed 26 September 2011

I spent four comfortable nights there from Sept 11-16 while visiting a friend. I was lucky to get in. This B&B is much used by visiting journeymen and part-time students at the nearby university. The room I had was smallish but clean and convenient. The fact that I could use a living room downstairs during the day was a great help. My hosts were hardworking, kind and thoughtful. It would be hard to complain in such circumstances.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Thank John86
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2011

Arrived last week with my Wife and two friends at the end of our motorcycling tour of Ireland. Spacious and clean accommodation .Welcoming atmosphere and lots of advice as to where to eat on an evening .
If I`d realised the size of the breakfast,I wouldn`t have eaten so much the night before .Eleven out of ten for the breakfast ,the best Ulster fry of the holiday.
Thanks to all for your welcome. Sam,Jennifer,Graham and Roger.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Sam R
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Property: The Keep Guesthouse
Address: 93 Irish Quarter South, Carrickfergus BT38 8BW, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Carrickfergus
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Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Carrickfergus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Keep Guesthouse is conveniently located in Carrickfergus Town centre. The superb guest rooms all have en-suite shower facilities. We trust you will find your stay with us extremely comfortable whether it is for business or pleasure. ... more   less 
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The Keep Guesthouse Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

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