The infectious vibrancy and historical heritage of Derry is matched by its range of modern hotels and period houses converted into comfortable guesthouses. Whatever your budget or preference you’ll find something to suit, and you can expect the warmth of Derry’s welcome to make your stay a memorable pleasure.
So, what will it be: a stylish hotel around the delightful quays on the River Foyle? Or, perhaps, a country hotel located just outside the city in the green and pleasant countryside? There are plenty of choices should you wish to be in the heart of the city’s lively nightlife and no shortage of options if you’d prefer to base yourself in the peaceful surrounds and scenic serenity of Northern Ireland’s natural beauty.
Hotels by the Banks of the Foyle
With luxury hotels situated on the quays by the river’s west bank offering views over the waters and offering glimpses of the historic walled city, it certainly isn’t hard to find a room with a view in Derry.
However you don’t have to dig too deep to enjoy a stroll along the river back to your accommodation, there are also many hotels and guesthouses that offer very reasonable room rates but still ensure you are close to all the sights, shops and restaurants.
If being close to historical Derry is high on your agenda you should opt for accommodation on the west bank of the river and set your search around the Foyle Embankment.
Hotels to Get Away from it All
Just 3 miles east of the city centre there are some very tasteful hotels, complete with period decor and antiques, set in country houses that give you easy access to the vibrant centre but ensuring you have the space to really relax in. Gracious grounds and banquet halls are the order of the day here and a very peaceful night indeed is guaranteed.
Hotels to Tee off from
Further out of town you can stay on the banks of Lough Foyle in the unspoilt countryside that surrounds Molville and have the luxury of a golf course in your back garden. Derry will be a short drive away and the gentle waters of Lough Foyle will be literally lapping at your doorstep.
Back at the city walls of Derry you will find some wonderful bed & breakfast that make fantastic use of the Georgian properties that typify some areas of Derry. Here you can stay inside the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and be touched by the history that defines Derry.
It’s not all ancient history though: there’s a great choice of restaurants nearby, lively pubs liberally spread out, theatres and museums nearby and the shopping delights of Foyleside Shopping Centre just a short walk away.
Wherever you choose to stay in Derry you will never be too far away from the city’s history, culture and the joys of a stroll along the riverside. Derry never fails to surprise, and it’s always a pleasant surprise.