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Dobbins Inn

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Standard Twin Room, Ensuite | Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Family Triple Room, Ensuite | Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Twin Room, Ensuite | Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Family Triple Room, Ensuite | Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Dobbins Inn

Dobbins Inn

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with restaurant, near Carrickfergus Castle

8.4/10 Very good

226 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Connecting rooms available
6-8 High St, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, BT38 7AF

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Titanic Belfast - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Belfast (BHD-George Best Belfast City) - 17 min drive
  • Belfast International Airport (BFS) - 29 min drive
  • Carrickfegus Station - 5 min walk
  • Clipperstown Station - 14 min walk
  • Downshire Station - 15 min walk


  • Mayur - 2 min walk
  • Creed Coffee Carrickfergus - 5 min walk
  • Papa Browns - 5 min walk
  • Castello Italia - 6 min walk
  • Take Thyme Delicatessen - 7 min walk

About this property

Dobbins Inn

Enjoy your visit to Carrickfergus with a stay at Dobbins Inn. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. The helpful staff and bar get good marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10:30 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast 7:00 AM–9:00 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1300


  • Wheelchair-accessible


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Dobbins Bar & Grill – This bar serves lunch and dinner.
On-site venue No. 2 – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Dobbins Inn Hotel Carrickfergus
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Frequently asked questions

Does Dobbins Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Dobbins Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Dobbins Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Dobbins Inn?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Dobbins Inn?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Dobbins Inn?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at Dobbins Inn and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Carrickfergus Castle (4-min walk) and Belfast Castle (8.7 mi), along with Waterfront Hall (10.7 mi) and St. George's Market (10.8 mi).
Are there restaurants at or near Dobbins Inn?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Dobbins Bar & Grill. Nearby restaurants include Creed Coffee Carrickfergus (5-min walk), Papa Browns (5-min walk) and Castello Italia (6-min walk).
What's the area around Dobbins Inn like?
Dobbins Inn is a short 5-minute walk from Carrickfegus Station and 4 minutes' walk from Carrickfergus Castle. Travellers recommend the hotel for its central location.



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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect budget hotel
Wonderful service, comfortable warm room , Nice food and lovely Guinness, plus a smoking area out the back. Would highly recommend this budget hotel with a great location for exploring the causeway coast.
Damien, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sara, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

carol, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous slightly quirky hotel with brilliant food
Fab little hotel, old, but in really good shape & nice facilities, fabulous restaurant. bit of an issue with the hot water & there seemed to be a toilet macerator cutting in & out all night, but otherwise superb.
Majkenny, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Aidy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good Staff
Vishnu, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Two night stay.
Lovely friendly staff. Weather was great and had a good walk around town. Would stay here again no problem.
Ian, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Cathy, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice cosy vintage little hotel
Nice cosy vintage little hotel. All what you can expect from city center vintage hotel. Loud late night street party. Squeaky floors, beds and doors. Tasty breakfast. Nice people. Nice city. All together good.
Roman, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

It was ok
Couldn’t fault the service, the facilities, furniture etc dated and cheap but was clean. I’d give it 2 stars only
Theresa, 3-night trip
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