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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had stayed here in June 2016 having a wedding to attend in Newcastle. My boyfriend had booked a couple of nights in the Briers for my birthday- something which should have been a treat, when in fact I probably should have got a taxi back to Belfast after the wedding. We were so disappointed. My boyfriend... More 

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Maureen C, Owner at Briers Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We did have nearly a whole week of being swamped by flies at that time of year. There was nothing we could do about it apart from keep the windows closed and to use fly spray but unfortunately with the warm weather at that time also, windows would be opened. We believe that this had... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! We stayed here the night before Kathys wedding, and Maureen couldn't have done enough for us at this special time. Her personal touches made this a very enjoyable experience during a very busy mornings preparation. From us all I would like to say thank you for the part you played in Kathys big day. Thank you Mandy.

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cam2634, Guest Relations Manager at Briers Country House, responded to this review

I'm so glad you had a great time. It was an hour to look after you all. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Maureen and her staff were so welcoming and extremely helpful throughout the stay. Beautiful setting with fantastic views and still close to town. We were a mixed group of singles and families attending a local wedding and Maureen was great helping us to arrange transport and so on. The staff were friendly and chatty and made a real fuss of... More 

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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

My family and i stayed here for 1 night on our trip around northern Ireland. The staff were welcoming and helpful and the breakfast was lovely. We would have been happy to stay more nights but they were fully booked. Also the contact post booking and before checkin was excellent.

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cam2634, Guest Relations Manager at Briers Country House, responded to this review

Thank you Mark for your lovely review. I'm glad you had a good time on your stay. Please come again soon. More 

northern ireland
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

We stayed here recently for a weekend in newcastle, after a morning of climbing slieve donard we were warmly welcomed, our room was first class (room 2) , lovely breakfast, would stay here again when visiting!!!

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cam2634, Guest Relations Manager at Briers Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at The Briers. Please come again soon. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Stayed here with my husband and 2 year old daughter. From start to finish the owner Maureen couldn't do enough for us. She was so helpful and went out of her way to make us feel at home. The bedrooms were excellent with such comfortable beds. Everything was extremely clean and well maintained. The BnB had a lovely seating area... More 

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cam2634, Guest Relations Manager at Briers Country House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so glad you had a wonderful time at The Brier's. Please come again soon. Maureen More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

This was our second stay at The Briers. The new owner is making amazing improvements. The rooms are being upgraded and new ones added. The breakfast was excellent. We will be booking our third visit very soon.

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cam2634, Guest Relations Manager at Briers Country House, responded to this review

Thank You for the great review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at The Brier's. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Margaret River
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Yes it was probably one of the best breakfasts we found in Ireland. Unfortunately my husband does not eat large breakfasts so this was wasted on him. Room was fine but the shower not very hot and not really all that good in terms of flow. Australians do expect good showers! We probably should have asked for a ground floor... More 

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cam2634, Guest Relations Manager at Briers Country House, responded to this review

Thank You for your review, I am glad you enjoyed our breakfast. We will ensure you have a downstairs room during your next stay. More 

Killinchy, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Stayed last weekend for one night as a getaway break for my Aunt. What a beautiful place - just 5 minutes from Newcastle town centre by car at the foot of the mournes. Lovely room and breakfast to die for - couldn't finish it all ! Thank you so much to Maureen and staff for a wonderful relaxing stay -... More 

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cam2634, Public Relations Manager at Briers Country House, responded to this review

Hello Debbie, Thank you for the lovely review. It was great having you stay with us. I am glad you had a good time. Hope to see you both again soon. Maureen More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

My husband and I visited this guest house with a group of friends for a week long walking holiday. The Briers proved to be a very comfortable and welcoming place to stay. Maureen and her staff were very helpful and accommodating. Our bedroom was comfortable, although it would have been nice to have a chair or chairs to sit on.... More 

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Maureen C, Owner at Briers Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that there were some positives to your stay and wouldn't hesitate to have you stay with us again. Best Wishes, Maureen. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the heart of South Down, our 18th Century Country House provides an excellent base at the foot of the Mourne Mountains whilst still being within easy reach of Newcastle and the many activities it has to offer. Just a 15 minute walk from the town, and less than an hour from the cities of Belfast, Newry and Lisburn, the Briers is in an ideal location for walkers, wedding guests and sight-seers alike. For the more adventurous, we offer a fantastic location to begin to explore the varied terrain around the area, with plenty of outdoor centres to help you on your way, whilst the luxurious seaweed baths and nearby seaside spas offer a less strenuous way to recharge your batteries. Combined with breath-taking views, spacious and comfortable rooms and ever-friendly service, it'll feel like a home from home in no time! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Briers Country House

Address: 39 Middle Tollymore Road, Newcastle BT33 0JJ, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Newcastle
Price Range: ₹ 7,216 - ₹ 10,395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Briers Country House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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Briers Country House Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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“Great value for money”
 of 5 bubbles 637MarkB637, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you have luggage ask for ground floor room”
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“Stayed in ground floor room - no2 - double & single bed and direct access via patio doors to outside”
 of 5 bubbles 932debbie, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“There are some older rooms which have not been refurbished so ask for a deluxe refurbished room.”
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