Stylish hotel on the banks of the River Foyle
Found in Northern Irelands second largest settlement, the City Hotel Derry offers a comfortable and stylish stay on the banks of the River Foyle, an idyllic part of the city.
The 4-star property features 145 guestrooms as well as a health centre, restaurant, bar, and conference rooms. As such its a suitable get-away spot for travellers, families, and business people alike.
Each bedroom is equipped with a television (with on-demand capabilities), a seating area, a work desk, and en-suite bathroom. Wireless internet is available as are complimentary toiletries. Certain rooms are air-conditioned, an uncommon trait in Derry. If you require this feature you are recommended to book early and specify your requirement.
The hotel restaurant caters for guests throughout the day, starting with a hearty Irish breakfast. Thompsons restaurant, as it is known, has built quite a name for itself, serving high-quality and fresh food prepared with flair and attention to detail. The building itself looks out on the River Foyle, which serves as an enjoyable backdrop to your meal. Coppins Bar provides visitors with another option for light snacks as well as being a fine place to stop for a quick drink.
The health centre at the City Hotel Derry consists of a gym, 15 metre indoor heated swimming pool, spa, and steam room. These facilities are free to hotel customers but are shared with locals who pay a subscription charge. Its recommended then that you check which times are best to visit.
The hotels nine meeting rooms cater for anywhere between two and 450 people. Each one is laid out differently and features air-conditioning. This makes them suitable for a variety of events, including assemblies, business meetings, or even weddings.
The city of Derry, or Londonderry as it is also known, offers visitors the opportunity to explore both the city life and countryside of Northern Ireland. Within the old city walls, which remain intact, youll find a plethora of buildings showcasing Georgian, Edwardian, and Victorian architecture. Amongst the buildings on your checklist should be St. Eugenes Cathedral, the mother church for Roman Catholics in the city.
Those visiting Derry towards the end of October can expect to be wowed by the Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival. Somewhere in the vicinity of 30,000 revellers are expected to parade around the streets during this festival.
If its a touch of nature that youre looking for, a trip just outside of the city will offer you more than you can ask for. Rolling countryside and hills, a bird sanctuary, and Ness Country Park can all be found within a short 10 mile drive.
With Northern Ireland world famous for its golf courses, it should come as no surprise to discover that you are less than an hour away from Royal Portrush Golf Club in neighbouring County Antrim. Its not just golf that lies this way either. The Giants Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a popular destination also.
The City Hotel Derry puts the entire city as well as much of Northern Ireland right at your fingertips.