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The Merchants House

20/06/2017 21/06/2017
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

had a twin room for 2 nights either side of a ferry journey to Belfast, hosts were welcoming, even though we were quite late on night. Made us packed lunches for both our morning departures. Would stay again

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83alan, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Hi Edward Many thanks for taking the time to review your stays with us. We would love to welcome you back, if you are ever doing this ferry journey again. Thanks again Fiona

Mallow, Ireland
Reviewed 30 August 2016

There are three practical reasons for choosing the Merchant's House. 1. It is very convenient for the Cairnryan ferries .2. It is very reasonably priced .3. It has a licensed restaurant. However staying there brings much more. First and foremost are the delightful owners who will guarantee a warm welcome (and a lot of laughs! Alan has missed a vocation...

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83alan, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Hi Jane Many thanks for taking the time to post this review of your stay with us. We were so pleased with your comments as we are striving to offer value for money in a friendly environment and it very much sounded as though we were succeeding on the night of your stay. Thank you again. Alan and Fiona

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Home from home” 놑 excellent b&b , owners so friendly ! rooms immaculate . Packed breakfast /lunch was a nice touch for those like us travelling on early ferry. contained sandwich , crisps or yoghurt piece of fruit ,cereal bar and carton fruit juice . Perfect location for ferry. Didn't eat an evening meal there but when we saw it...

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Fiona D, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Hi Elaine It was lovely to meet you last week and many thanks for taking the time to put in this great review. We hope that you both enjoyed your short stay in Belfast and are now refreshed and raring to go again following big family wedding. We hope to see you again if you are ever back in this...

Reviewed 7 August 2016

Thanks for at wonderful stay. We arrived at the B & B late and were in the door greeted by the sweet hosts Alan and Fiona. The hospitality was so welcoming and relaxed, and it felt like home, nice homemade food and room for a cosy chitchat later in the evening. We will certainly get past when we come to...

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Fiona D, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Hi Christian and Line It was lovely to meet you both last week. Many thanks for your lovely comments and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you are having a great time in Ireland. We received the photos of the sunset by e-mail and will put them online when we have worked out how to do this...

Mansfield, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Stop for one night at this lovely little b&b. Lady who runs it very nice and room was great looking over the loch. When we arrived made us feel very welcome and showed us to room. In the morning breakfast was second to none I have had previously in other b&b's Would recommend this b&b for anyone needing access to...

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Fiona D, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Many thanks, Tracey, for this lovely review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It was lovely to meet you both and we hope you benefitted from relaxing for the couple of extra hours in your room before picking your dad up from the ferry and beginning the long journey home. Hope to see you again if...

Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Fiona, the owner I must say was a very lovely lady who we had a great chat with on wednesday night 27th july when we stayed before getting the morning ferry. we were shown to our family room number 4, which i must say we were disappointed with. on entering the room there was a strong stale smell of B.O...

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Fiona D, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Your booking form arrived from booking.com along with request for discounted rate or breakfast at 0600, for which I would have to be in the kitchen by 0530. As we routinely offer packed breakfasts for any guests departing for early ferries, I declined on both counts immediately by e-mail, long before your arrival date. You and I both know that...

Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We stayed here the night before catching a Ferry to Belfast, it's a stones throw from the ferry port and right on the high street facing the sea. Small and friendly, clean and inexpensive. Has a small dining area/bar for guests too. We had a B&B rate but were setting off early for our Ferry so Fiona offered us a...

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Fiona D, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Hi Kendra and Jo Many thanks for this lovely review. It was fantastic of you to go into so much detail and we really appreciate it. We hope you enjoyed all of your 'Irish experience' on your holiday and am extremely relieved to hear that Irish B&Bs don't make their own home-made baked beans either!! We would love to welcome...

Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Situated very near to the Cairnryan ferry terminals,this bed and breakfast was ideally placed for us to stay when we returned from a trip to Belfast.It is on a busy main road,but the views over Loch Ryan are breathtaking.Free car parking is available on the road in front of the house. Our triple room was homely,very clean and the beds...

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Fiona D, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. It was lovely to meet you all and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. You must have been exhausted after your 2.30am start for your day out in Belfast. Hope you enjoyed your quick trip to Portpatrick when you left here. We would love to welcome you again...

Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Great little quirky period property , small narrow staircase which would prove difficult for some less able. Clean bedroom with a comfortable bed, had small en suite with a little shower. The evening meal of fish and chips was very tasty and breakfast was brilliant and plentiful. The proprietor could not have been more friendly, helpful and obliging. It's location...

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Fiona D, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. It was lovely to meet you and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay here. I am so pleased that you commented on us representing very good value for money as this is very important to us. Also very happy that you enjoyed both breakfast and dinner....

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here last night with family. 2 rooms, 1 double, 1 triple. Absolutely spotless and clean. T.V and Tea and coffee making facilities in room. Little bar area with range of drinks. Smashing breakfast cooked to order along with cereals, yoghurt, juice, tea, coffee and toast. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. Perfect spot for catching the ferry from...

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Fiona D, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Hi Kathleen Many thanks for this lovely review and we are very glad you all enjoyed your stay. We would love to see you again in May next year, on your next trip to Ireland. Please book as early as possible if you want both en-suite rooms, as they are always in demand during the summer months. We look forward...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Merchants House is a traditional property built in 1701. Situated on the shore of Loch Ryan, approximately 1/2 mile from P&O ferry terminal, we are conveniently located for guests travelling to Ireland. On 1st floor we have 2 comfortable en-suite family rooms and a further double room with shared bathroom. All bedrooms have colour TV, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. We also have a licensed restaurant and bar on the ground floor. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Merchants House

Address: The Merchants House Main Street, Cairnryan DG9 8QX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Cairnryan
Price Range: ₹ 4,189 - ₹ 6,032 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Room 5 doesn't face the sea and is quiet but its bathroom is across the landing. Other rooms have sea views.”
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