TripAdvisor awarded the Dufferin Coaching Inn a 2012 & 2013 Travellers' Choice Award as one of the Top 25 Hotels in the United Kingdom.
In December 2010 The Dufferin Coaching Inn was invited to be included in the 100 best Places to stay in Ireland 2011 and has been included in 2012 and 2013.
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'A great new arrival, the Dufferin Coaching Inn is handsome, professional, polished and pretty'
'Leontine Haines has gotten all the details right in this lovely coaching house in pretty Killyleagh, part of which was formerly a bank. Unlike most Irish banks, however, Leontine knows how to run a business properly: no short selling here! The rooms and bathrooms are beautifully appointed, the towels fluffy, the Bircher muesli at breakfast is scrumptious as all the other homemade ingredients that comprise the feast that starts the day'
Since 1988, Fodor's Travel has been awarding The Fodor's Choice distinction to only the very best establishments around the world. Every year, Fodor's writers experience, examine and evaluate thousands of establishments in their travels across the globe with 15% only of those establishments visited awarded Fodor's Choice designation by Fodor's editors.
'The Dufferin Coaching Inn, Killyleagh, County Down, Northern Ireland has been recognized as a 2011 Fodor's Choice selection. This distinction represents a remarkable achievement and recognizes the Dufferin Coaching Inn as a leader in its field for service, quality, and value in the 2011 year'
"Visited this beautiful place for a wedding just last night. What a gorgeous venue! Beautifully presented with friendly, helpful staff catering to our every need. Absolutely lovely food served accompanied by ever-flowing drinks and great atmosphere. The inn has a lovely charm and character and the rooms are timelessly decorated and beautifully kept. Dinner and breakfast were both beautiful! A special thanks to Leontine for ensuring we were all well looked after. The staff were friendly and helpful from start to finish and everyone had a wonderful time!"
"Arrived in killyleagh.on street parking used. Welcomed to.the inn on a brilliant family occasion. Such a welcome.hot cider on a freezing cold wet day. Felt at home right away. Called from bar to take seats as bride and groom were ready for their entrance. Corker of soup. .squash with spice.mmmmmn. Beef on mash with accompany of juliette parsnips & carrots. Prosecio for toasts. Red or white chardony for meal .desert was little tarts with custard. Entertainment. THE HARD CHARGERS. Excellent day at excellent venue! Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends."
"Fantastic best breakfast so far."
"A truly wonderful place to stay, super room, super food and super hospitality."
Claire and John UK
"Merci beaucuop, warm friendly welcome, harmony, comfort, and pampering - reluctant to move on."
Laura and Fabrice France
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Dufferin Coaching Inn. You have a fine place with the most comfortable bed we found on our trip."
Ann and Chuck Hot Springs Arkansas USA
"Food and Room excellent. All staff most friendly and ready for a jest we met some wonderful people in the pub next door we chatted about jazz and famous piano players. Meetings like this make for a great holiday and also make great memories."
Ken and Irene Nottingham
"The place to switch off! Most enjoyable superb!!"
Ron and Suzy Cleveland
"This was everything we thought it would be. Our room was gorgeous, our bed so very comfortable. The village is lovely, friendly people, loads to do. Fantastic breakfasts."
Jacqui and Neil New Zealand
"The Dufferin Coaching Inn was the friendliest and most comfortable place we have been. Loved the fluffy towels and all the little touches. It was the highlight of our trip. Thanks for your hospitality."
Mauyd and Patrick Miami USA