Baskets Galore have had the pleasure of attending a number of events at the glorious Clandeboye Lodge Hotel which is in Bangor, Co. Down. The hotel is situated in a picturesque rural landscape, which is adjacent to the historic Clandeboye Estate and the Blackwoods Golf Club. The outside of the hotel is definitely impressive to look at and with a half a million being invested for an extensive refurbishment of the interior of the hotel. The grounds are beautiful and fit very well into the scenery around the hotel. The whole atmosphere of the hotel is very relaxed with an excellent team of staff always on hand to be of help. Recently Nick Price has joined the hotel to launch the new restaruarant the Coq & Bull, which is proving very popular with its bright and modern decor and lovely atmosphere.
The first event we attended this year was the North Down Business Awards, this event was catered for extremely well by the hotel, their staff were extremely friendly and helpful we were greeted at the door with the option of sparkling rose or a sparkling non-alcoholic drink. Although it was a beautiful mild September evening, the lounge at the entrance to the hotel was very welcoming, with lovely comfortable seating areas, though the best seats in the house were beside the glowing fire. We then were taking into the main function room which was filled with elegantly displayed tables, this open also includes a full functioning bar, which was surprisingly very busy. Some people were worried that with the room filled with tables that there would be no dance space, but there was space made quite quickly after the prizes were given, and that is when the evening really began to start. Secondly we were invited to the Rotary Club of Bangor's Annual Charity Breakfast, the same function room was used here too, but this was laid out differently the whole room was not used for tables instead, the room was split into half but it still seated 200 people, the other half of the room was a seating area behind an elegant wooden parition.
The prestige 4 star hotel has won a number of awards including
- Northern Ireland Tourism Award 2013 - Customer Server Excellance Award
- Northern Ireland Hotel Federation Reception Team of the year 2013
- Ireland Excellence Award 2012
- Gold Star Service Excellence Award 2011
We would like to thank the Clandeboye Lodge Hotel for their hospitality at both events, and we look forward to attending another event at the Clandeboye Lodge Hotel very soon.
If the occasion ever arises where a guest requests a gift basket for their room, we are always happy to help with this service.
The BG Team