Maldron Hotel Derry4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
My husband and I stayed 16th June - we were very impressed with the hotel upon arrival- then we were told we were being upgraded to the Eleanor Suite for our anniversary- first and only hotel to do this and it was very much appreciated. The reception and bar staff were wonderful and made our overall experience fantastic. The rooms are very clean, spacious with great views. The breakfast was buffet style and again the staff, hospitality and food were great. Overall we had a wonderful experience and are definitely planning to return asap.
This hotel is well located in the centre of the city. Our room was very comfortable and clean. We had a wonderful view of the city from our window. The buffet breakfast was ok and typical of what you get elsewhere.
...overlooking the wall. Amazing location. The service was good. Dining room was a bit crowded and the food came out rather sporadic. The food was flavourful. Our room was well appointed and clean. The outside noise during the night is not to be avoided because of the central location and therefor also very close to a local bar. Breakfast was unfortunately not that well organized. They ran out of food and by the time it got noticed by the staff.....well, it should have been replenished a lot sooner.
3 night stay working in the area. Ideal location in centre of Derry, lovely staff and great facilities. Free parking (not a massive car park but not a huge hotel either) and free Wi-Fi. Would stay here if returning to Derry.
On this trip we were celebrating our 50th Anniversay. When we arrived at the Maldron we were greeted by the hotel manager Mr. Mike Gatt. Mr. Gatt was very kind and considerate and put together points of interest information to review during our stay. We had arrived quite early and were not able to check in until a bit later. Mr Gatt suggested that we take a walk around the cities wall during our wait. One of wall access points was just a few feet from the hotel entrance. He also recommended a wonderful pub, down the street to visit later to enjoy some traditional music for later in the evening. One of our main reason for selecting the Maldron was due to the location within the city walls. We acted on his walk the wall suggestion and found it to be one of the highlights of our stay. When we arrived back at the Maldron we were surprised to find that we had been upgraded to a suite, compliments of the hotel, as a congratulations for our wedding anniversary! Our corner room overlooked a section of the wall and we could also see the city centre from our window. During the afternoon and evening we took a few minutes to enjoy the bar at the hotel. The bar attendants were friendly and were there to please the guest. We dined at the hotel restaurant and enjoyed a wonderful dinner. The morning breakfast was very good as well. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Gatt and the hotel staff for the exceptional hospitality extended during our stay. The Maldron & Derry will always be one of the highlights of our anniversary tour of Ireland. If in Derry again, the Maldron will be our home during our stay!
stayed may16 for one night arrived early from Belfast was allowed to store luggage very friendly front desk hotel is close to bus station and the walls also the diamond shopping rooms were average a little hot for sleeping but the breakfast is terrific
We only stayed one night, but it was a very comfortable night in a modernized old hotel. It was within the old city walls and in walking distance to the Diamond Square, all four gates, Peace Bridge, Tower Museum, Guildhall, etc. Not much parking.
Lovely weekend in Derry. The hotel is fab, lovely rooms comfy bed, great friendly staff, really helpful and welcoming. Are at the bar and the food was delicious and really good value. Good quality breakfast with plenty of staff. The only fault is the limited car parking we were lucky and got a space but it was the last space!! Location is great right by the city walls and close to shops and the tower museum. Would really recommend it!
we stayed two nights at the Maldron, the rooms were very clean and comfortable. the location of Maldron within the old city walls was great, so much to do if you like history. The food was very good and the staff was very good also.
On a sunny Saturday morning we set off from the ‘Gold Coast’, part of Ireland’s ancient East, traveling to the historic walled city of Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland to attend a wedding. After enjoying the rich heritage and many modern attractions of the medieval, ‘Maiden City’, we planned to have Derry as a starting point to explore some of Ireland’s most dramatic scenery along the breath-taking Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s Western Seaboard. Modern, open roads with little traffic in Northern Ireland ensured we arrived ahead of schedule to the magnificent Maldron hotel. I hadn’t expected a city-centre hotel to be so big and spacious nor the location to be so ideal. Situated just off “the Diamond,” it’s on a quiet, extremely tidy street immediately adjacent to the famous ‘Walls.” A few minutes walk surrounds you with a wealth of shops, vibrant pubs, cosy cafes, restaurants, everything from the bustling modern shopping centres to quirky shops on cobbled streets with medieval buildings. Derry is world-famous for fun-filled festivals and ‘Fleadh Cheoil,’ (a big Irish Hooley and music competition.) The day we arrived, a rock festival was living it up on the other side of the fast-flowing River Foyle which is a magnet for water-sports enthusiasts. In less than five minutes you can walk across Derry's third bridge, the Peace Bridge situated behind Guildhall Square. The pedestrian and cycle bridge is intended as a symbol of union between the two sides of the city. Derry has so much fascinating history, so many things to see and do and is the birthplace of so many famous people, that I recommend you explore the Northern Ireland and Derry/Londonderry tourist board websites. I’ll concentrate on the hotel for now. The underground car park was a boon and we were able to bring our bags directly from there in the lift to reception. There we received a hearty welcome from a charming and cheerful Cheree the receptionist even though we were two hours ahead of check-in times. We expected to have to return to check in and were only looking for somewhere to store our bags but the resourceful Cheree assured us that a room would be available shortly and showed us to a comfortable area to relax. Within minutes she was proven correct as more than one became available. She quickly and efficiently dispensed with the check-in formalities whilst also having a friendly chat. Realising that we had had a long drive she thoughtfully asked whether we would prefer a ‘quiet’ room at the back on the top floor. Like us, she knew Irish Weddings can last long and be quite loud. Our room was superbly appointed, spotless and really spacious, more like a suite and with a beautiful view of the majestic Guildhall on the banks of the River Foyle. The king-size comfy beds were a delight and the bathroom was a heavenly luxury. The Irish hand-made chocolates on the pillows, an early sign of the attention to detail that was evident throughout our stay, were quickly snatched by my smiling wife. The wedding was an afternoon affair so we had time to enjoy a snack/light lunch in the convivial surrounds of the hotel bar. There as well as friends and family we hadn’t seen in years, we met Chris, a friendly smiling barman who quickly served us delicious fresh sandwiches with salad and beverages. As the bar filled up with arriving wedding guests the live music from the three piece band infused the atmosphere, enticing people to prepare to party. Unfortunately as the sound of laughter and clinking glasses filled the air I had an accident. My wife’s handbag knocked a glass of red wine across my suit and white shirt. Never fear, Chris was here. Despite him and his colleagues being in great demand, he quickly left the bar bringing over soda water along with the white wine my wife ordered intending to throw on me/my suit. Actually, the white wine wasn’t necessary as Chris dabbed the stains off immediately with the soda water while my wife took quick advantage and drank the wine. A better use she thought. Chris told us that if any stains remained he had other remedies but the soda worked well. The wedding was amazing and we enjoyed every single minute. The success of the event was in no small way due to the attentive and welcoming staff who spared no effort to ensure that every guest was happy. We were regaled with wholesome fresh local produce, succulent beef and exquisite wines all expertly presented and served quickly and without clamour or fuss. The mouth-watering desserts were to die for! Despite serving nearly 200 guests, every staff member without exception was smiling, friendly and appeared to love and take pride in their work. A flawless, well-oiled execution and a great reflection on the leadership and management of ‘Tony’ the Operations Manager who was like a ‘ghost.’ He appeared here, there and everywhere when needed and seemed to disappear discreetly into the background when not. We thoroughly enjoyed the music and dancing though I escaped for a too-short time to the relative calm of the hotel watering hole to relive stories of days gone bye with an old and valued friend. Again Chris was a barman par excellence with his witty remarks and impeccable service. Afterwards, I returned to the lavish function room where my wife and I danced and chatted with friends new and old ‘till the wee small hours before retreating to our cosy haven on the fourth floor. Next morning, after an invigorating shower, I went down to the hotel reception area. Whilst awaiting my wife to join me for breakfast, I browsed the net on the free hotel Wifi and watched the world go bye. A coachload of German tourists was departing followed by groups of American and then a mini-bus of locals. I noticed what they all had in common. Every single one was smiling and happy. Some were chatting to the receptionist and of course, there was Tony, bright and breezy despite working late, shaking hands with everyone and wishing them Bon Voyage. I really don’t know how this hotel does it. There was no “bottle-neck” of departing guests, no “the party’s over’ check-out atmosphere as Tony saw each guest to the front door. That attitude was prevalent in all the staff. Despite the large numbers resident, each guest is treated as if they were the only person in the hotel. Excellent. We entered the bright and airy breakfast room that overlooked one of the finest examples of 17th Century walls in Europe. The breakfast was a feast and there was something for everyone’s taste and requirements. Everything you would expect and some things you mightn’t such as Irish potato bread and soda bread grilled with your ‘full Irish.’ The ‘stand-out’ staff member in the breakfast room was Nicole. I think that was her name though she didn’t have a name badge. A young, blonde-haired lady with a ponytail she paid meticulous attention to our needs and always with a friendly smile. When the fresh milk ran out at the buffet she not only immediately saw it was filled but checked the table milk jugs and then returned with extra jugs. Despite being extremely busy she revisited our table to ensure that everything was satisfactory. What a marvellous team at the Maldron. After breakfast and reluctant to leave we went for a walk on the adjacent walls to squeeze a few more minutes into our Derry break before departing. A panorama of history unfolded before us and we were enthralled with the various plaques depicting historic battles and modern history. The Walls, which are approximately 1.5km in circumference, form a walkway around the inner city and provide a unique promenade to view the layout of the original town which still preserves its Renaissance Style street plan to this day. We were able to survey the ‘urban battlefield’ which spawned the birth of the Derry Civil Rights Movement and grabbed photo opportunities with the largest collection of cannon in Europe. Surprisingly to travellers, the Stone Fort of Grianán of Aileach sits on a hilltop in Inishowen County Donegal only about 20 minutes from the Maldron Hotel. 250m above sea level, it dates back to 1700BC and has breath-taking views over Lough Foyle and Lough Swilly. This area is the gateway to Donegal from Derry. We had only three more days. When the Donegal hotels were all booked up we settled for two nights in Co. Sligo. I’ll review that hotel soon. The wildatlanticway.com website will give you a flavour of what awaits you, especially in County Donegal. Suffice it to say that it is so spectacularly scenic that one needs a week to enjoy Donegal properly and one would need a book to review it. The Maldron would make an ideal base to explore Donegal, Derry and Antrim. The standards in this Maldron Hotel are so high throughout the venue that it has convinced us that when visiting other cities, we will first check to see if a Maldron is available and hope that those high standards are achieved in every Maldron.
- Walking distance to Diamond and Tower Museum
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Maldron Hotel Derry places you next to Diamond and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Tower Museum. This 4-star hotel has 93 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Centrally located in Londonderry, the hotel is also a short walk from Museum of Free Derry and Bloody Sunday Memorial and Derry City Walls.
Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.
All 93 recently renovated rooms feature coffee makers, phones, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding.
Maldron Hotel Derry offers a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
81% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1094 reviews