If you’re thinking of staying at the Ramada Da Vinci’s in Derry, stop thinking and just do it.
Emma on reception gave us a warm friendly welcome and checked us into a beautiful suite on the fourth floor. A spacious room with plenty of natural daylight decorated in warm colours of beige and brown.
What must be a 50” flat screen TV along with a DVD and CD players takes centre stage on the living side of the room, in front of a large comfy sofa, while on the opposite side, a very comfortable and massive luxurious bed dominates. Over to the side there was also a desk and workspace with a PC etc for the business types.
There is a mini bar, safe and tea/coffee facilities in the room.
The luxury continues into the bathroom with twin basins and lovely bath and shower. There were an abundance of fresh white towels and robes. I was very delighted that everything you would expect was provided including a disposable razor as I had forgotten my own.
The impressive bar at Da Vinci’s was spacious and lively. A traditional Irish bar full of charm and plenty of staff where the barmen will engage with you quickly and efficiently so as you’re not waiting too long to be served a proper pint of Guinness.
We enjoyed dinner in the Grillroom restaurant, duck salad for starters and steak for mains, which was cooked and presented very well, the accompanying wine, was also excellent and not overpriced. The service here was also excellent; I think we met most of the staff on duty as the evening went on. One by one, they each came to take our order, ask how our meal was, recommend wine etc etc. in a very sincere, non-intrusive and friendly way.
Emma on reception had also recommended a walking tour around the medieval walls of Derry.
We walked into the city centre via the footpath along the river which took us about 20 minutes and met up with Martin McCrossan who took us and our fellow tourists(approx.12 in the group) around the walls for about an hour. The tour costs £4 per person and was really worth the money which included a free tea or coffee in the Java café to finish.
There are of course, a good choice of Hotels in and around Derry, however I would highly recommend Da Vinci’s due to the staff, its location, free large on site car-park, the hotel’s cleanliness, style and genuine value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Da Vinci’s Hotel Derry is the ideal base for sightseeing breaks in the North West of Ireland. Ramada Da Vinci’s is located just one mile from Derry City Centre and just a 15 minute walk to the historic Derry City Walls. Our guests are also conveniently located to visit the Giant’s Causeway, Royal Portrush Golf Course and Donegal’s breath taking scenery. Ramada Da Vinci’s Hotel in Derry can boast of having the largest bedrooms in the city; these 65 bedrooms are contemporary in style and include the fabulous Morrison Suite, Club and Superior bedrooms. In addition to our comfortable hotel accommodation Da Vinci’s Hotel Derry offers all guests complimentary car parking and complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the building. On site at Da Vinci’s Hotel guests can enjoy an award winning Irish traditional bar which serves the best pint of Guinness in Derry and on Friday and Saturday nights the hotel offers free entertainment in The Spirit Bar nightclub. Da Vinci’s Hotel’s restaurant The Grillroom provides guests with atmospheric surroundings, exceptional service and the highest quality of locally sourced menus at affordable prices. For business meetings and conferences in Derry, Da Vinci’s Hotel Derry provides contemporary facilities that can cater for up to 120 delegates with complimentary unlimited wi-fi and car parking. At Da Vinci’s Hotel Derry a warm and heartfelt welcome awaits you with engaging and anticipatory service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Derry
- Derry Ramada
- Da Vinci's Hotel Derry Northern Ireland