Myself and my partner has the pleasure of staying in 'The Keep' at the weekend. It was my partners birthday and after staying a night in Belfast we drove through Carrickfergus on the way home. It was such a lovely day and the town was so charming that we decided to stay the night ( if we managed to find a place as such short notice) I called The Keep and was informed by the owner Heather, that they had a free room. Hurray!
Although the Heather and Raymond were visiting friends at the time I called they came straight down to check us in which was very much appreciated! There is also ample free parking outside for any of you car drivers.
The room was a double room with ensuite bathroom - it was extremely comfortable, clean and tastefully decorated. There was also a large fridge in the room with complimentary water. Tea and Coffee making facilities were also in the room.
After being recommended some local restaurants and bars to check out by Heather we spent a pleasant evening in the town - we found the locals very friendly.
We went to a bar / restaurant called 'Ownies' which I would also thoroughly recommend. Great atmosphere and great food, and the owner was really friendly.
The bed in The Keep was honestly the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in....If I had a bed like that at home I would struggle to get up for work in the mornings. Best night sleep I have had in ages!
Breakfast was well made by Paula and set us up rightly for the day. We didn't ask for seconds but I know if we did it would have been straight on the plate. Well made, fresh and welcoming breakfast all round.
We had a great stay and we will most certainly be back....it is excellent value for money and the hosts are very friendly but also considerate of your own space, which I think is important too. Thank you Heather, Raymond and Paula. You have a cracking B&B and helped to make up a lovely surprise visit to Carrickfergus!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Keep Guesthouse Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland