Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have parking at Hargreaves House?
Yes, there is free parking outside Hargreaves House.
How far are you from the restaurants and bars?
We are the Bed and Breakfast closest to the bars and restaurants in the town. We are almost on the same level so there is very little walking up hill either on the way to them or the way back.
Can we checkin early?
Yes. You may check in before our normal check-in time but your bedroom might not be ready because it might still be being prepared for you. You can of course check in, drop off your luggage and receive the key to your bedroom.
Do you have you sea views?
Oh Yes! We are the only accommodation in Bangor, with un-interrupted panoramic sea views from Carrickfergus across to Scotland from every floor. Enjoy your Breakfast as you look across Belfast Lough towards Carrickfergus and across the Irish Sea towards Scotland. In the evening, why not relax in our tub chairs in the bay window and soak up the view and, if possible, the sunset, as you while away the time over a glass or two, of wine.
Can you make reservations with restaurants for us?
Yes. We can make reservations with our local restaurants and provide recommendations on request. We also highlight special deals that several of them offer as well as those with which we have negotiated unique offers.
How far are you from train station?
We are 10 minutes walk from the train station or a three minute taxi journey but we can collect you for free if you are staying for more than one night and ask at the time of booking.
How far are you from Belfast City Airport?
We are a 15 minute drive from George Best Belfast City Airport and we can arrange your taxi pick-up if you wish.
How far are you from Belfast International Airport?
We are 40 minutes drive from Belfast International Airport. We can arrange for a taxi pick-up if you wish.
How far are you from Dublin Airport?
We are just 2 hours drive from Dublin Airport.
Can you arrange tickets for tourist attractions for us?
We try to help our guests make the most of their limited time with us. We avoid tourist traps and we pass on to our guests any commission we receive from the sale of tickets. This means our guests can enjoy the best experience at the lowest cost.
Do you have free WiFi?
We have free WiFi throughout Hargreaves House and, also, we provide guests with free use of our computer and printer. So if you need to print out boarding passes etc, we offer this for free as well.
Do you provide a Laundry Service?
Yes. We have a long-standing relationship with our Laundry Service and Dry Cleaning Provider which means we can be sure your clothing will be well looked after - and well cleaned of course. As with all our value added services, we pass on our trade discount to our guests so they can use it to enjoy seeing the area.
How well are you located for exploring Northern Ireland?
Really well. Our road network is such that everywhere within the top half of the Island of Ireland, is within a day-tour distance. Many guests have told us that if they had previously known how 'central' we are, they would have spent more time with us and used us as their base when in Northern Ireland. Belfast City Centre is half an hour away by car or train but, if you take the train, your 'driver' can enjoy the trip too because they don't have to drive. Getting around the City is easy too, if using the Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing buses. The Giant's Causeway on the North Coast (Causeway Coast), is just 1.5 hours drive from us though, if you take the coastal route on your way there, it's about 2 hrs up and 1.5 hrs back home. That's the longest day trip we would recommend but that means you can access all of the North-East portion of Ireland easily, from Hargreaves House. Our guests have said how that saves them valuable time because they did not have to pack and unpack their belongings with numerous moves to different accommodation.
Is one night long enough at Hargreaves House?
Whilst it depends on what you would like to see & do, we can only say that many guests who have planned to stay for two nights here, have actually stayed for between 7 nights and 10 nights. All the meaningful attractions in the North East of the island are easy to get to from Hargreaves House. We can help make things easier because we can make most bookings for you and help you build your itinerary, as fits with your brief.
We are touring Ireland. Can you help us plan our itinerary please?
We love helping our guests to get the most from their visit, which means helping you to see the places that interest you. The important thing for us is that you like the country so much, you tell your friends and you might come back again.