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“Pleasant Stay in Portrush”
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Avarest House
Ranked #9 of 28 Portrush B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

We stayed overnight in Portrush after a trip to the wondeful Giant's Causeway. Portrush is just 10 minutes drive from hee and you also have Dunluce castle close by which is well worth a visit.

The gueshouse is a fine old house - we had a queen double with sea view (the view was a lovely view of the harbour and the sea beyond) and we took a second room - a triple for the kids.

Very reasonably priced and both rooms were comfortable and en-suite. I found the shower a bit tricky but I like a challenge.

What I look for in a B&B is comfortbale rooms, good clean facilities, good location, friendly staff and excellent breakfast. The Avarest has all of these and while some may find fault with a few fixtures that need attention these things do not bother me - in fact they add a little character.

The breakfast - a large Ulster fry - was probably worth the price alone although it was wasted on our fussy children - however there was plenty of alternatives available to keep them happy.

The town is mostlyone way but we found the house easily enough and thee is ample on road parking outside.

All in all a really pleasant stay in a town I will return to - the Avarest will be top of my list for accommodation when I do.

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

clean, quiet, friendly staff, easy to walk around town and to restaurants...good breakfast...great location to stay for Bushmills and Giants Causeway

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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

Stayed here around the 3rd week of September with my wife. It is a pretty basic accommodation located in an old building. I would give it an average rating. We had problems with the shower that the owner was unable to fix. We notified the owners of the problem. One night there was no hot water. The next night the hot water went out and then there was no water water pressure at all to take a shower. We also had problem with the wi-fi. It didn't work in our room as advertised but did work great with very fast upload speeds in the main lobby area. The breakfast was standard Irish/Northern Ireland and was pretty good. I will give them one plus and that is that they have a washer and dryer that are free to use including soap! Being able to do your own laundry is rare on the whole island and to be able to do it for free is practically unheard of. In all it isn't a bad place to stay during an off peak time for a night. Hopefully, they have fixed their plumbing issue but the person at the front desk said they have been having problems lately and were still working on it so it may be an ongoing issue.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 September 2011

We stayed three nights. It was a wonderful stay. Syd could not have been nicer and the room was clean, comfortable and had a great view. Our Wifi was a bit spotty but that is the only complaint I have and honestly it was not a big deal for us at all.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

Stayed 2 nights during the NI International Airshow. Booked a family room. had 2 double beds which were very comfortable. Room was clean and tidy. Breakfast was excellent. We were all made very welcome. Wifi didn't work in our room perhaps cause we were at back of house. phone networks in the Portrush area are a bit tempramental. We had an enjoyable stay and will book again. value for money.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Additional Information about Avarest House

Address: 64 Mark Street, Portrush BT56 8BU, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Portrush
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Portrush
Price Range: ₹ 5,491 - ₹ 7,636 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Avarest is a victorian Town House set in the centre of Portrush. Minutes to all amenities, free unrestricted parking on street. All rooms ensuite, some sporting superb ocean views. Special diets catered for , vegetarian, gluten free, lacto intolerant. A short drive to Giants Causeway and Bushmills Distillery. ... more   less 
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