Belmore Court and Motel, Enniskillen

Hotel Review

Location:

Belmore Court and Motel, Enniskillen
Belmore Court and Motel

Located in the island town of Enniskillen in Northern Ireland’s Fermanagh Lakelands, Belmore Court is well positioned just a 10 minute walk from the town centre.  The scenic town is nestled between the Upper and Lower sections of Lough Erne and dominated by its castle.  Enniskillen is conveniently accessible from both Northern Ireland and the Republic, with Derry just 62 miles away and Belfast 82 miles.

Arrival and check-in: 

Entrance foyer, Belmore Court and Motel, Enniskillen
The entrance foyer and reception area

The hotel was easy to find being on the main Belfast to Enniskillen road but set well back in a peaceful position.  The entrance foyer was bright and airy complete with a reception desk and comfortable seating and decorated with framed photographs adorning the walls.  After receiving a warm welcome from the receptionist on duty we were soon heading into the lift in search of our room.

The Room:

Superior Room, Belmore Court and Motel, Enniskillen
Our superior room

Our superior room was larger than average with contemporary furnishings in muted shades alongside crimson touches adding a splash of colour.  Next to the comfortable bed there was a sofa bed ideal both for family stays and to relax on whilst watching television or browsing the internet with the hotel’s super fast Wi-Fi.

Superior Room, Belmore Court, Enniskillen
Our stylish room was well equipped

Alongside the expected Smart T.V., hospitality tray, safe, hairdryer and small fridge I was pleased to find a clock as these seem a rarity in guest rooms nowadays.  I realise that it’s often possible to set an alarm on the television and that almost all of us possess smart phones but it’s still nice to have a bedside clock to glance at if you wake during the night.

Bathroom, Belmore Court and Motel, Enniskillen
Our en-suite bathroom

The bathroom appeared to have recently been refurbished and boasted a stylish shower cubicle with a powerful rainfall head, a plentiful supply of high quality towels and complimentary Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.

Dining: 

Breakfast room, Belmore Court and Motel, Enniskillen
The breakfast room

A buffet breakfast is served each morning in a purpose-built room leading from the entrance lobby.  We helped ourselves to fresh fruit, pastries and yoghurt and then returned to the hot food counter from where we selected what we wanted for our cooked breakfast.  A top of the range hot drinks machine was on hand for our must have cappuccinos with a pancake machine positioned next to it for those preferring a change from toast and marmalade.

Belmore Court and Motel Breakfast Room, Enniskillen
The buffet breakfast counter

Despite Belmore Court not having a bar or restaurant we didn’t find this to be a problem as it was only a short walk into the town centre where we found a wide variety of places to eat and drink.

Facilities:

The property offers a range of accommodation catering for all budgets from superior and executive rooms in Belmore Court to self-catering apartments in the townhouse style motel to one side of the car park.  Breakfast is included in room rates except for those staying in the motel where a supplement is payable.

Motel suites at Belmore Court and Motel, Enniskillen
Motel suites are based in attractive townhouses

There is a large car park in front and to one side of the building with designated spaces for disabled access and three electric vehicle chargers (currently free to use).  Fast reliable Wi-Fi worked well throughout the site with a computer and printer in one corner of the lobby for guests use.

Out and About:  

Explore Enniskillen and the Fermanagh Lakelands.  Below are my suggestions of what to see, do and eat.

Enniskillen Castle and Museums

Enniskillen Castle, County Fermanagh
Enniskillen Castle

Taking pride of place on the island is the 600 year old Enniskillen Castle overlooking the River Erne and one of the best preserved castles in Northern Ireland.  It was built by the Gaelic Lord of Fermanagh Hugh Maguire to defend passages into Ulster.  In the late 18th century the castle developed as a military barracks and is now the home of Enniskillen visitor centre and two museums.  The Inniskillings Museums covers the history of local regiments & military memorabilia whilst the Enniskillen Museum has galleries displaying local and natural history, rural traditions and crafts Enniskillen Castle and Museums.

Take to cycling on the water on a Hydrobike

Hydro biking with Erne Adventures, Enniskillen
It was great fun on the hydro bike despite the poor weather

Enjoy an hour’s hydrobiking around the scenic island, viewing the castle and town landmarks from the perspective of the water.  The bikes are stable and easy to pedal so there is no fear of toppling off into the lough.  Lifejackets are provided and a safety boat keeps a watchful eye at all times.  It’s great fun and a good workout for your thigh muscles.  Erne Adventures.

Marble Arch Caves

Marble Arch Caves, near Enniskillen
The entrance to the Marble Arch Caves

Set in the foothills of the Cuilcagh Mountains, 12 miles away from Enniskillen and located in a UNESCO GeoPark.  Tours of the caves last one hour with guides leading groups of visitors on a 1.5 km tour through a labyrinth of caves and narrow winding passageways.  Experience a stunningly beautiful world of underground rivers, waterfalls and soaring chambers viewing magnificent cave formations, stalactites and stalagmites.  Marble Arch Caves

Lough Navar Forest Drive

Magho Viewpoint, Lough Navar Forest Drive, Co. Fermanagh
The Magho Viewpoint on the Lough Navar Forest Drive

Just 20 minutes from Enniskillen and located near the Marble Arch Caves geo-park.  Take the 7 mile (10 km) scenic drive through the largest coniferous forest in Northern Ireland which rises to the top of the Magho cliffs.  Stop off at the Magho Viewpoint at the summit of the 5.5 miles long escarpment that dominates the southern shore of the lough for some breath-taking views. Lough Navar Forest Drive

Castle Coole

Castle Coole, Enniskillen
Castle Coole

Located two miles from Enniskillen lies this magnificent 18th century mansion set in landscaped grounds.  The property is owned by the National Trust who run 45 minute guided tours of the house which was built to impress.  Marvel at its lavish interiors and the state bedroom created for an expected visit of King George IV.  Castle Coole

Suggested places to eat:

The Firehouse, Enniskillen
The Firehouse restaurant on Enniskillen’s main street

The Firehouse on Townhall Street is a locals favourite and features an open kitchen so you can watch dishes being prepared whilst relaxing with a glass of wine.  The varied menu includes small plates, pizzas and mouth-watering steaks.  The Firehouse

The Jolly Sandwich, Enniskillen
The Jolly Sandwich tearooms

For a lunchtime snack or tea and cakes try the Jolly Sandwich.  There might be a queue snaking outside the door but its a good sign as its definitely worth the wait.  Jolly Sandwich

Overall:

Belmore Court and Motel, Enniskillen
Belmore Court and Motel

The Belmore Court and Motel offers stylish accommodation in sparkling clean, well maintained rooms at reasonable rates.  It is perfectly situated for spending a few days exploring the beautiful Fermanagh Lakelands as well as being a short walk into the charming centre of Enniskillen.  Staff go the extra mile to ensure a pleasant stay and the excellent breakfast sets you up for the day ahead.

Details: Belmore Court and MotelTempo Road, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, BT74 6HX

We were guests of Tourism Ireland and the Belmore Court and Motel and as always all views and opinions are entirely my own.

 

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25 thoughts on “Belmore Court and Motel, Enniskillen

    1. Hydro biking was such an adventure. I was in two minds whether to give it a try or not as it was wet and windy. I left my phone and camera firmly in the car boot just in case I toppled in the water but I’m so glad I gave it a go as once I’d got going I really enjoyed it and it has given me more confidence to try other things too! Thanks so much for your ever welcome thoughts and hope your week goes well.

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    1. The accommodation was extremely well positioned for wandering around beautiful Enniskillen and dining out in the evening. I think that blogging has made me much more confident to try new activities and once I’d got going, I really enjoyed hydrobiking (just not the wet and windy conditions). I’m up for more challenges though I know my limitations on what’s feasible or not! Thanks for taking the time to comment, it’s greatly appreciated.

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  1. ThingsHelenLoves

    The hydro bike looks like a good way to burn off some of the breakfast! I’ve been following your Ireland and Northern Ireland posts with great interest Marion as we were to be posted there this Summer. Due to current events in the Baltic regions though, we’ve been extended in Wiltshire for now. Which I love and means better continuity for the children… but we might well book a ferry and head over for a Summer break. I was quite excited at the thought of exploring!

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    1. I’m certain you would enjoy a visit to both Ireland and Northern Ireland Helen. Until this trip I’d only visited Dublin and Belfast but although they are both fine cities, there’s so much more to see and do both north and south of the border. Perhaps you’ll get a posting to NI when things settle down as it’s a lovely place to be. In the meantime continue to enjoy life in Wiltshire and let’s hope events don’t escalate further. Marion xx

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  2. Loving your hotel review series, Marion! Travel isn’t always about the sights and sounds of the place you’re visiting, but also about the accommodation you stay in, which can make or break your trip. Glad you had another lovely time out there!

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  3. Excellent guide to Enniskillen Marion. The Irish know how to do good hotels, no matter which side of the border you are on. Looks like a lot of good dining and sightseeing choices here. Thanks for sharing. Happy Saturday. Allan

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  4. What a lovely spacious room (and big bed)! And you’re right about the clock – that is not something you see often in hotel rooms (a great addition I would say). A pancake machine – I know what I would have for breakfast ☺️. And once again, I just have to say how much fun it would be to cycle on that Hydrobike on the water! Enniskillen looks like such a lovely place to explore and Belmore Court and Motel like the perfect place to rest after a day of exploring!

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    1. Thank you Corna for your much appreciated thoughts on my review of the Belmore Court in Enniskillen. It was a great place to stay and so close to the local attractions. I’d love to take a ride on a hydro bike once again around the beautiful castle.

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