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4.3 out of 5

"Clean & friendly. Impressed. Good food & friendly staff. " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 12 Oct 2019

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Hotel Description

At Dobbins Inn you'll be within steps of St. Nicholas Church and Carrickfergus Castle. Highlights at this hotel include free daily breakfast, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge.

All 15 rooms feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and irons/ironing boards.

Dobbins Bar & Grill is open for lunch and dinner. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Free full breakfast is available on weekdays between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM and on weekends between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also the convenience of free parking nearby.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 3-star Carrickfergus hotel include Crumlin Road Jail and Belfast Castle.

Double Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Triple Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Single Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Twin Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Dobbins Inn ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Dobbins Inn

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5
Clean & friendly. Impressed. Good food & friendly staff.

Posted by on 12 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Oct. 2019 by Reception Team

Thank you for your kind comments

4 out of 5
The pub is 800 years old so expect floors in rooms to be uneven but has lots of character. Staff were very friendly throughout our 2 night stay in a double room. Our room was above bar so very noisy first night but this was also due to the public holiday for the 12th July marches - the second night was quieter. The room was extremely hot and stuffy though as central heating didn’t turn off until late at night so we had to leave bathroom door open to try to get air flow. Room was compact but all that is needed is a comfortable bed and size of room less important. Dobbins Inn is close to eating places but as a pub meals available here too. Breakfast was included and a big choice from porridge to bacon and eggs, with self serve cereal and yoghurt/fresh fruit. Right across from Carrickfergus castle. Parking outside but payable at certain times of the week/day.

Posted by on 14 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Jul. 2019 by Reception Team

Thank you for your comments, delighted you enjoyed your stay

5 out of 5
Staff incredibly helpful and happy with their work... i woukd thoroughly recommend Dobbins as an excellent place to stay

Posted by , from Melbourne on 2 Jul. 2018

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4 out of 5
Friendly staff.... good food... and relaxing atmosphere

Posted by on 28 May 2018

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5 out of 5

Brilliant Inn, highly recommended.

We absolutely loved our stay here. The staff were so very helpful, the place is spotless and the location in the little village is just perfect. Will return!!!! Thank you.

Posted by , from f on 2 Sep. 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel near the port and castle

Pros: Well located and friendly staff. Comfortable bed and good breakfasts
Cons: Remove the bath and have a shower
Location: Walking distance to port and historic castle. Close to railway station where train can be caught to Belfast
We enjoyed our stay and appreciated hearing about the hotel history from staff and local residents.

Posted by on 25 Jul. 2016

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. Dobbins Inn also features concierge services, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. This 3-star Carrickfergus hotel is smoke free.

  • 15 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1300
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Belfast International Airport (BFS) (32.3 km / 20.1 mi)

Room Amenities

Dobbins Inn offers 15 accommodations with irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. This Carrickfergus hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Dobbins Bar & Grill - This bar serves lunch and dinner.

Onsite venue #2 - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Room service is available.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in information and key retrieval information. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome for a fee
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Private entrance
  • Online Penalty Collection
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • A pet fee will be charged
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has received its official star rating from Tourism NI.

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