We have been fortunate in receiving numerous favourable reviews over the past two decades from professional travel writers. These reviews have appeared in most of the authoritative guide books on Ireland, and in travel magazines, newspaper articles, and websites.
Among the publications which have commented favourably on our accommodation are the following: Rick Steves’ Ireland; Lonely Planet Ireland; Rough Guide to Ireland; Fodor’s Ireland; Frommer’s Ireland; Alastair Sawdays Special Places to Stay: Ireland; Eyewitness Travel Ireland; Moon Handbook Ireland; Hanging Out in Ireland; Ireland for Dummies; The Best of Britain: Northern Ireland; Bridgestone Irish Food Guide; Georgina Campbell’s Ireland; Conde Nast Travel Magazine; Daily Telegraph (London); Financial Times (London); Le Guide du Routard (France); Guia Azul: Irlanda (Spain); Trotamundos: Irlanda (Spain).
We have also been favourably reviewed by tourists and travellers using Trip Advisor and similar websites.
"The real find [in Derry] is the Merchant's House, an 1868 townhouse built in the Georgian style and lovingly restored by Joan and Peter."
Alastair Sawday, Special Places to Stay
"A ten-minute walk from the city walls, cosy Saddler's House serves fantastic breakfasts. The Victorian terrace house boasts a walled garden and a placid British bulldog. Around the corner is the regal Merchant's House, where the spacious, airy rooms have been tastefully furnished with antiques."
Eyewitness Travel Ireland
"Charming and cozy, this Victorian jewel of a home [Saddler's House]... had been lovingly restored and is packed with interesting antiques and family portraits. It's also excellent value for money ... graceful and elegant, this accommodation is great value considering everything that's on offer for the discriminating traveller."
"The breakfasts are outstanding."
"You'll feel right at home in this cozy Victorian B&B [Saddler's House] with its ... tasty breakfasts served in a light-flooded space ... The location is terrific, within a ten-minute walk of the heart of the city."
Ireland for Dummies
"Merchant's House: Derry's best historic Georgian townhouse."