Where to Stay in Derry | An Ultimate Guide to Derry’s Top Hotels

Updated On: May 09, 2022

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Have you ever wanted to visit Northern Ireland’s Walled City? Look no further! Here at ConnollyCove we have comprised all the information about the best hotels in Derry.

Your search for accommodation has just been made quick and easy with this go-to-guide about the best hotels in Derry. Derry is a great place to visit with its culture, rich history, award-winning attractions, fun nightlife, and great bars.

Hotels in Derry

Beech Hill Country Inn

Beech Hill Country House
Beech Hill Country House
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This fantastic little Inn is located on Ardmore Road, a 15-minute drive outside Derry city centre. It is surrounded by 32 acres of woodland, making it the perfect escape. 

Here, you will find a range of beautiful rooms and suites in the main house and in the Garden Wing. From the Garden Wing, you will be stunned by the views of Beech Hill and from the main house (the original Manor House), you will discover 400 years of history and beautiful garden views. 

You can also expect to be wined and dined with excellent service. Much of the vegetables used in the food are grown onsite in the Walled Garden. You can also enjoy a tasty selection of baked goods at afternoon tea along with an array of cocktails at Tipsy Tea. You can also enjoy delicious food and a range of drinks at the onsite pub Sixteen22 and at their Ardmore Restaurant. With all these options, you will never go hungry!

The Belfray Country Inn

This is a four-star, award-winning hotel based outside Derry. With stunning scenery and a city close by you won’t have to look too far for luxury. There are only 19 rooms meaning you will have a quiet and relaxing experience. 

While staying here, with less than a 10-minute drive to Derry City Centre, you are close to nightlife, shopping and much more. 

Each room comes equipped with memory foam mattresses, WiFi, TV, bathrobes, tea/ coffee facilities and much more. Each guest can take advantage of room service providing delicious food and beverages. Guests can request cots if needed. 

There are also two restaurants and a bar on site. Meaning you won’t have to leave the hotel to eat good food or enjoy a few drinks in a great atmosphere. There is also live music in the bistro on the last Saturday of every month. 

Bishop’s Gate Hotel

This four-star hotel is surrounded by the historic Derry City Walls and is next to The Siege Museum. You won’t need to walk far to discover the rich history Derry has to offer its guests. 

It is situated in Derry City Centre, and as it is surrounded by bars, nightlife, shopping and much more, you will not get bored in this amazing city. 

This hotel offers a range of comfortable rooms and suites with stunning views of the city landscape. All rooms are equipped with all the luxuries of a boutique hotel including WiFi, TV, tea and coffee facilities, and much more. 

For those looking more seclusion and privacy, the hotel built their ‘9 London Street’ apartment. It is situated adjacent to the hotel and is ideal for families or groups. There are two types bedrooms: king-sized and queen-sized, both containing Egyptian cotton bedding. There is also a lounge area, kitchen and dining area.

All guests can take advantage of the fitness room, room service, and history all without leaving the hotel. 

You will also find onsite the Wig and Gown Champagne Bar & Restaurant. Both offer extensive menus full of exquisite options. The restaurant offers meals for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner within an inviting atmosphere. 

City Hotel

City Hotel, Derry
City Hotel
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This hotel is ideally located along the River Foyle on Queens Quay. This is a four-star hotel which offers luxury right in the heart of Derry. It is only a 4-minute walk to the historic Derry City Walls and the city centre. Close to shopping, nightlife, bars and culture you won’t have to look far to have an amazing time in this city. 

Guests at this hotel can take advantage of all this luxurious hotel has to offer. Offering many rooms and suites, guests have access to the hotel’s gym, swimming pool, jacuzzi, and steam room, offering a truly relaxing experience. 

There are three options to wine and dine at this luxurious hotel: Thompson’s Restaurant, Coppin’s Bar and Hervey’s Rooftop Terrace. Thompson’s Restaurant is arguably one of the best restaurants in Derry. It overlooks the River Foyle and was previously the location of Thompson’s mill. You can enjoy both the stunning views and the history around you. Coppin’s Bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a light lunch and a few drinks. With a lively atmosphere, plasma screens showcasing daily sports and live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings, you will 100% enjoy your time in this bar.

The crowning jewel of the hotel, and arguably, the city best bar, Harvey’s Rooftop Terrace is the only rooftop bar in Derry. You can enjoy an array of cocktails while taking in the panoramic city views including views of the Peace Bridge, River Foyle, and the Foyle Bridge. It can be booked for weddings, parties and any private event you would like hosted under the stars. 

Da Vinci’s Hotel 

This four-star, multi-award-winning hotel is located on the Culmore Road. Within a 5-minute drive of the city centre, and a 15-minute walk to Brunswick Moviebowl, there is much entertainment to suit all ages close by.

The hotel offers a range of comfortable rooms and suites. Each guest can take advantage of free WiFi, parking, daily newspapers, off-site gym access, 24-hour room service, and complimentary tea and coffee at check-out.  

The hotel offers a traditional Irish bar and their Caterina’s Bistro. Both offer delicious food and an array of drinks. When visiting Ireland, you 100% have to check out an authentic Irish bar, and, of course, enjoy a Guinness. The hotel also offers complimentary entertainment every Saturday night. 

Check-in: from 3 pm

Check-out: 11 am (Guests can also request late check-out)

Everglades Hotel

This hotel is a member of the Hastings Hotels group, you are guaranteed luxury staying here at the Everglades Hotel. While staying here, you will be immersed in history from the city, the hotel itself was built in 1976.

The Everglades is located on Prehen Road, only a 5-minute drive into the city centre. You can be guaranteed a fantastic stay, close to nightlife, bars, culture, and history. 

This four-star hotel offers 64 luxurious rooms and 3 magnificent suites. Guests can take advantage of free onsite parking, WiFi and room service. While staying here, you must also avail of the fine dining offered at the hotel’s Grill Restaurant, and enjoy a Guinness at The Library Bar. Rated one of the best dining experiences in Derry. It is also a popular location for weddings and private functions. 

Shipquay Hotel

Shipquay Hotel
Shipquay Hotel
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You will find this gorgeous boutique hotel right in the heart of the City. You will be encapsulated by the stunning city views and rich history from the City Walls and the famous Guildhall. The hotel dates back to 1895, it was originally a Bank of Ireland building. 

This hotel offers 21 stylish and luxurious rooms (premier and senior rooms available) all with ensuite bathrooms, tea and coffee facilities, a TV, and much more, making you feel at home. Families or groups can avail of the interlinking rooms available.  

You don’t have to look far to experience luxury dining as there is a restaurant and bar on-site. The Shipquay Restaurant and the Lock & Quay Bar offer great service and an array of delicious food and drink to enjoy. 

Waterfoot Hotel

This beautiful hotel is located just off the Caw Roundabout and was one of the first Boutique Hotels in Derry. Only a 10-minute drive to the city centre. 

Guests can choose from a range of comfy rooms and suites, which offer room service, a TV, tea and coffee facilities, and WiFi.

You will also find award-winning food in the restaurant and two bars serving a range of drinks without leaving the hotel. The Snug Bar is traditionally decorated, full of wooden furniture and a rustic feel. A traditional Irish Bar where you will find ‘craic’ live sports and of course a Guinness. 

White Horse Hotel

Member of the Best Western chain, therefore, you are guaranteed a comfortable, and welcoming environment. This hotel is located just off the A2 on Clooney Road, perfect to access the city as it is only a 15-minute drive. It is also located close to the City of Derry Airport and Faughan Valley Golf Course.

This hotel offers 58 ensuite rooms and guests can take advantage of the onsite gym, swimming pool, beauty salon, sauna, and steam room. There is also a kids pool so it is a perfect location for families, allowing fun for all. 

You can also be treated to deluxe wining and dining onsite at the hotel’s award-winning 68 Clooney Restaurant and Bar. Offering an array of delicious food and drink.  While staying here, you will feel at home and won’t have to leave the hotel to have an amazing time.

Have you ever visited Derry? Let us know about your experience in the comments below!

If you enjoyed this guide on Derry hotels, check out more of our blogs and guides about Ireland’s people, places and attractions:

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