Cynical Derry Girls nun, Sister Michael once declared the reason she joined the church was because of the free accommodation.
While few of us enjoy such perks, there is great news for anyone wanting to visit Ireland’s only intact Walled City this autumn.
A host of Derry’s hotels and self-catering accommodations have launched their latest offers with deals designed to help you squeeze every last drop of fun out of a short stay in the North West.
With offers including everything from Visit Derry passes, food and drink and shopping experiences, a short break in Derry is the perfect antidote to the longer autumn nights.
With its world-famous Halloween festivities, award-winning museums and vibrant bars and restaurants, now is the perfect time to book a stay in Derry and enjoy everything the city has to offer.
Or why not take advantage of its position as the gateway to the Causeway Coast and the Wild Atlantic Way?
Visit Derry has compiled the following list to help you choose your perfect short break location.
Bishop’s Gate Hotel
The exquisite Grade B1 listed Bishop’s Gate Hotel is perfectly positioned in the heart of Derry’s Cathedral Quarter. A luxury boutique hotel and a member of Ireland’s Blue Book it blends stunning Edwardian architecture, stylish and luxurious facilities and unrivalled service.
Stay, Dine and Explore - includes two nights’ accommodation, cooked to order breakfast, three-course dinner on one evening and a two-day sightseeing Visit Derry pass with entry to up to 10 attractions. From £205 per night.
City Hotel Derry
Perched on the banks of the River Foyle, within a five-minute walk from the historic Derry Walls, the four-star City Hotel Derry offers complimentary onsite parking and access to health & fitness centre which features a swimming pool, steam room, Jacuzzi and fully equipped gym.
Walled City Shopping Break – includes two nights bed & breakfast, dinner on one evening with a bottle of wine and a £20 shopping voucher. From £174 per night.
Maldron Hotel Derry
You’re guaranteed a warm welcome at this city centre hotel, located in the heart of Derry, within the 17th century City Walls. Complimentary WiFi and fitness suite available for guests.
Shop & Stay in the Heart of the City – includes two nights getaway with breakfast, two course evening meal on one evening, Maldron Cocktail per person and £10 gift card per person. No prepayment required & free cancellation up to one day prior to arrival.
Da Vinci’s Hotel
Da Vinci’s Hotel Derry is located on the banks of the River Foyle, just a short walk along the Quay to Derry City Centre. Featuring contemporary bedrooms, an award-winning bar and stunning restaurant Caterina’s Bistro.
Autumn Escape – includes overnight stay, full Irish breakfast, two course evening meal, bottle of bubbly on arrival, complimentary onsite parking. From £145 per stay based on two persons sharing.
Tucked at the edge of the historic Banks of the River Foyle and only a short drive or scenic walk to the City Centre, relax and unwind in the newly refurbished Waterfoot Hotel featuring chic and stylish rooms and exceptional food available in their vibrant Wine Bar.
Two Night Autumn Package – includes two-night stay, full Irish Breakfast and three course evening meal. From £229 per room.
The stylish four-star Everglades Hotel overlooks the River Foyle with views across to the hills of Donegal. Located only a five-minute drive from the city centre, it offers luxury and comfort with complimentary car parking and Wi-Fi.
Autumn Adventure – includes luxurious overnight accommodation, full Irish breakfast, Northern Irish vodka and mixer per adult, Derry Girls coaster. From £95.00 per room.
Relax and unwind in the style of the roaring 20's and exuberant 30's an era renowned for its luxury and glamour. Guests at the Art House have Netflix and Alexa in each bedroom or for those who wish to read or relax and socialise, the beautiful lounge area has a stunning period bar (BYOB). From £89.00 per night.
The James Suites
Each suite offers true residential experience in the heart of the city with an open plan contemporary layout, complimentary high speed wi-fi and 50" Smart TV with Netflix capability. There is a colourful Art Inspirational theme and modern touches to deliver an added layer of comfort. From £109 per night.
Diamond House Apartments
Formerly a bank boasting period detailing, this Victorian listed property is located in the characterful Shipquay Street. Individually styled, high quality apartments are right on the doorstep of where you want to be and what you want to see in the historic city of Derry. From £89.00 per night.
For a full guide to places to stay, eat and drink in Derry as well as a list of attractions and things to do visit http://www.visitderry.com