TripAdvisor awarded the Dufferin Coaching Inn a 2014 Certicate of Excellence Award. This is awarded to the top 10 percent of businesses listed for outstanding hospitality that have received praise and recognition in reviews by TripAdvisor travellers.

TripAdvisor also awarded the Dufferin Coaching Inn a 2012, 2013 & 2014 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'

Guest Testimonials

"If you're planning a trip to, or through Killyleagh, County Down anytime soon, do yourself a big favour and stop off at the Dufferin Coaching Inn on High Street. I've just spent a weekend there and can confirm that the warmth of the welcome, the cosy comfort of the room accommodation and the quality and quantity of the home-cooked breakfast are undiminished since my last visit a year ago. The Dufferin Coaching Inn really is a home-from-home with wi-fi access. Keep up the excellent work Leontyne - and I look forward to staying there again when I next visit Killyleagh."
Mr. Allan Matthews

"A lovely warm welcome, spotless accommodation, delicious breakfasts and a hostess with a great sense of humour. This is a wonderful place to stay in a warm and welcoming village. Highly recommend it here."
Mr. David Roberts

"Kevin Tribute.. First class hospitality and comfort. Upon arrival we were greeted enthusiastically by Leontine and treated like friends of old, and this continued throughout our stay. Our rooms were comfortable and spacious each with a sitting room and en suite bathroom. My four poster bed was so comfortable I was rather loathe to leave to go home! Breakfast each morning was excellent with a vast choice of homemade breads, muesli and traditional ulster fry. Would I stay again? Absolutely without a moments thought. Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends."
Kevin Leicester

"It's all in the details... Probably one of the best stays in a hotel I've ever experienced. Warm and welcoming experience who endeavour to make sure you have everything you need. The rooms are, clean, spacious and come with plenty of personality, However, it was the detailing that really impressed me. From dressing gowns in the cupboards to electric blankets in the beds it was really a 5 star experience. Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends."
Tripadvisor Review Cardiff

"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!"
Lisa Bangor

"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."
Darrierob UK

"Fantastic best breakfast so far."
Chloe USA

"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

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