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“Perfect Base Camp for NE Ireland”
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Parkhead Lodge 5* Luxury Self Catering
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Parkhead Lodge 5* Luxury Self Catering
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Master Bedroom
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Log Cabin
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A corner of the garden
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North Coast -  only 30 miles away!!
Port Bradden
Slemish Mountain - nearby
Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge
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Townhouse -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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SneakyFal...
Cambridge, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Perfect Base Camp for NE Ireland”
Reviewed 15 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

At Parkhead Lodge, our group included my wife and me, our adult son and my mother-in-law. Each of us gives an enthusiastic thumbs up for the following reasons:
(1) Clean, well-maintained house and equipped as advertised,
(2) Clean safe, residential neighborhood,
(3) Convenient location for day trips in any direction, and
(4) Friendly, helpful landlords who make sure you've got what you need and at the same time do not intrude on your vacation.

We'd rec this location to friends and family and we'd stay at Parkhead Lodge again.

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Liked best: Too hard to pick a favorite part about Parkhead Lodge. All good.
Liked least: Not a single complaint
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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floughran
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
“Wonderful accommodation, owed and managed by a lovely couple”
Reviewed 21 March 2014 for a stay in January 2013

I have rented this property on 2 occasions and would recommend it highly. The house is spacious, particularly the kitchen and living room and has been furnished to a very high standard throughout. The property is situated in a quiet cul de sac, that is approximately 15 minutes walk from the town centre. I would also like to pass on our praise and thanks to the two owners (George and Heather) who could not have been more helpful to ,during both stays.

Francis Loughran

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Liked best: The owners
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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alwysluv2...
Gold Coast, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
240 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Fantastic Once Again!!!!”
Reviewed 24 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013

This is our second time at Parkhead Lodge and we are happy to be back. I am writing this on our second night of a five night stay over Christmas. Upon arriving late, Heather and George had organised for the neighbour to give us the key and we were eager to get inside after a long day of travelling. We were not disappointed again with the home exactly as it was the first time..... perfect! The beds are comfortable, two showers, a bath, three toilets, washer, dryer and plenty of room. What more could you ask for? We have recommended Parkhead Lodge to family and they have also been happy with their stay. Heather and George cannot do enough for you and always make sure there some supplies to get you started. Parkhead is close enough to Ballymena Town Centre for a walk (weather permitting) and a very comprehensive compendium is available to let you know of interesting places to visit in the area. We have stayed in summer before and now winter and it is still enjoyable. Added benefit now of free WIFI was excellent especially with teenage children wanting to contact home. Thank you Heather and George for adding some Christmas decorations to make our Christmas stay even more enjoyable. The small cost to stay is worth every penny. Go on spoil yourself....you won't be disappointed.

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Liked best: Spacious and excellent customer service
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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sherryno
Cold Spring MN
1 review
“Wonderful place, wonderful hosts!”
Reviewed 6 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Two friends and I stayed here during the World Police and Fire Games, and just couldn't say enough great things about it. My buddy from Isle of Mann plans to come back regularly! It was the perfect location, the price was right and it met their needs so well! Compared to a hotel room, it was absolutely the way to go. It was like being at a friend's house. So relaxing! We made lunch to carry with, had breakfast and snacks, did a little laundry and slept so well. Beyond that, George tracked me down to make sure he could give him a ride to the airport!

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Liked best: that it was a place to relax together
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Friends
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Families with young children
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BBgoesGC
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding accomodation”
Reviewed 9 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

What an excellent place to stay. Ballymena is central to lots of areas of Northern Ireland with good road links we certainly kept busy! Parkhead Lodge has everything you could possibly want from fresh baked cakes on arrival to high speed internet access. Hosts that could not be more welcoming in a quiet road with plenty of parking. Everything is of high quality and plentiful can't recommend highly enough.

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Liked best: Comfortable
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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