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“Great B&B - ideal for visiting Ardara and surrounding area” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bayview Country House

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Bayview Country House
Ranked #7 of 10 Ardara B&B and Inns
Derry
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45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great B&B - ideal for visiting Ardara and surrounding area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2011

Stayed here for 2 nights in a lovely, comfortable room. Marian (the host) was very pleasant and obliging - offering us a lift in to town on both nights. We accepted her kind offer on the first evening as it was raining but opted to walk on the second night. The house is well located for the town - you can walk there in about 5-8 mins although there is no footpath for half of the journey.
Free WiFi also - Marion gave us a code to access the internet.
Breakfast was lovely with plenty of choice and nice homemade scones.
This is now our favourite B&B in the area - hope to return soon!

Room Tip: All upstairs rooms excellent
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2011

I can't say enough good things about Bay View. She runs a class place. When we arrived, we realized it was a huge place - lots of off-street parking, lovely landscaping, a huge, inviting lounge downstairs, wide stairs up to the rooms, and the triple room we had was huge! It was the size of the lounge, I think.

The bathroom was large and impeccably clean, the decor was tasteful and updated. There was a TV in the room as well as coffee/tea facilities. There were views of mountains through both the windows of our room, which had plenty of plugs for our electronics. There is free WiFi, the breakfasts were tasty, and the hostess was kind. She helped us find the laundrette for our clothes to be washed.

The only small drawback is that it's about a half mile from town - walkable, but not as convenient as in town. The views made it worth it, though!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GreenDragon9
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London, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2011

Lovely welcome with tea and biscuits.

Excellent room with good views (if it wasn't raining!).

Great breakfast.

We had to drive into Ardara for dinner as it was raining but even if fine it would have been a reasonable walk along what appeared to be a fairly busy road.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BrianTJ
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Ottawa
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2010

We loved this guest house. The owner, Marian was warm and welcoming. Our room was very large with 2 queen beds, nice furnishings, and a modern washroom, and our room had a view of the bay, and Slieve League across the way. Marian also made sure we felt welcome in the main floor lounge (complete with a charming peat fire burning in the fireplace).

Most accommodations in Ireland include an electric kettle and tea/coffee making accessories; the rooms at the Bayview also include a handful of digestive biscuits - another thoughtful touch by Marian. We stayed for 2 nights and Marian’s ‘full irish’ breakfasts were probably the best breakfast of our trip. In addition to all the usual items, Marian served wonderful fresh homemade scones. Our second night we decided to walk into the village but Marian ioffered to 'run us into town in her car' and told us that she had done this for other guests in the past – really very kind as walking at night on those country roads can be tricky. We would certainly recommend this guest house to others.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cathleentravelbuzz
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Springfield, Illinois
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2010

After a long day of touring, this is the best place to spend the night. From the moment you arrive, you have friendly service, comfortable and quiet room, and an excellent Irish breakfast. Marian even sent me her receipe for scones when we returned. The view of the bay was tremendous. With free internet service, one would really enjoy a perfect stay here.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank illinois007
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monaghan
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66 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2008

Warm and friendly greeting. Spacious rooms en suite. Everywhere perfectly clean. Modern decor. Excellent Breakfast. easy to find. Central for visits to the most wonderful scenery in Ireland. Free car parking. Thanks Mrs. Bennett for providing a top class B & B at such reasonable prices. We will be back.

  • Liked — cleanliness
  • Disliked — It is only B & B. It would be nice to have a little restaurant included.
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Bayview Country House

Property: Bayview Country House
Address: Bayview Country House Portnoo Road, Ardara, Ireland
Region: Ireland > County Donegal > Ardara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Ardara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bayview Country House has 4 comfortable spacious en-suite guest bedrooms all with panoramic views, TV, complimentary tea/coffee making facilities and free Wi Fi Internet access. A choice of traditional Irish or Continental breakfast is included. Travel agents vouchers and major credit cards are accepted. ... more   less 

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