My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed a two night stay in this Hotel - 17 and 18 September 2012. On arrival we found the receptionist very helpful. The bedroom allocated was on the small side but adequate and most comfortable. On both nights we had bar snacks and found the food to be most acceptable including the breakfasts with the staff most attentive. The Hotel is extremely well located for exploring the surrounding area including Lower Lough Erne. Pettigo is just down the road; Belleek Pottery is a must although you could leave the shop a lot poorer. If you are interested in Castles there are some ruins to see with great historical backgrounds and while you are driving why not visit Boa Island with Lusty Beg and Caldragh Graveyard etc. enroute. If the occasion arises in the future we would be happy to book this Hotel again.
- Also Known As:
- The Lough Erne Hotel Kesh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lough Erne townhouse hotel is a little locally run 16 bedroom building with a small but key staff who deal with our guests on a daily level, providing a more personal service that certain guests love time and time again. The Hotel is situated in the heart of Fermanagh's lakeland on the banks of the Glendurragh River 1 mile from Lough Erne itself, a warm and friendly welcome awaits you on your arrival at the Lough Erne Hotel. Our Riverside lounge and Bridgewater restaurant offers an excellent choice of menu. Regular entertainment, weekend and midweek breaks throughout the year. The Lough Erne Hotel began life as a Royal Irish Constabulary barrack in 1862. It was built by the governors of the Vaughan Charity who then owned the village of Kesh. The building cost £650 and the police paid £30 per year for rent. A year after the barrack was built it was burnt down in an accidental fire. Some repairs were done immediately but further work was carried out in 1921. For example stabling for horses that was provided behind the hotel in what is now the Glendurragh Suite. One of the RIC officers stationed in Kesh, Constable McCormick, was a very famous boxer. In fact he once fought the British Heavyweight Champion, Billy Wells. Another local man, Bob Irwin, was also a famous boxer in those days, once beating the Welterweight champion of the Rhine Army. ... more less