I stayed at the Kings Inn for one night as i was in Castlewellan for a Triathlon. I have travelled all over Ireland racing and i have never stayed in such an unaccomodating place before.
My partner and I travelled to castlewellan and we were pretty enthusiatic about the Kings Inn having read some of the reviews. We were so disappointed.
I had been in contact with the hotel twice the week before we arrived asking about breakfast times, the race i was doing started at 10am so i needed to be having breakfast at half 7 or so. They assured me on the phone that they would look after me. Obviously i wouldn't b eating a big fry before the race, i had brought my own porridge and fruit with me in case they didn't have anything to suit a pre-race breakfast. When i arrived the guy who was there said breakfast was at 10am and there was no possibility of getting breakfast earlier. I asked if i could use the kitchen to make porridge myself, but he wasnt having any of it. This was never a problem in any other B&B or hotel i have stayed in.
We were brought to our room on the first floor where we were greeted with an awful musty smell all over the place. Our room was tiny, the toliet didnt flush properly and i discocvered the next morning that the kettle in the room was not working so i couldnt even make a coffee.
I was woken during the night by 2 drunks and the barman having a heated discussion in the bar. The walls are paper thin and i could hear everything. I have never complained about noise in a hotel before but this was ridiculous and at 3am i went down to the bar to ask them to keep the noise down, the barman initially denied it was them making the noise and followed me to my room then to hear the noise for himself. Once there he admitted it was them making the noise and left!! Crazy Stuff! I couldnt wait to get out of there the next day.
On checking out i told the guy the kettle in our room wasnt working and his exact words were "Oh yes Sir, we meant to change that this week".
This is the first time i have ever reviewed any place i have ever stayed in but i was so disappointed and angry leaving this place i promised myself i would leave a review so other people wouldnt be fooled into staying here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A family run hotel that has been tastefully renovated to provide the most modern facilities.It has been in the King family for over 70 years,3 generations.We have 8 en-suite bedrooms with tea and coffee making facilities in all. Our intimate restaurant has established a well deserved reputation for its warm atmosphere, superb cuisine and excellent service. Relax with a drink in the comfort of our lounge and dine with a choice of our exstensive bar meals. Experience our weekly entertainment in the lounge bar. The stables suite is ideal for that special occasion weather it be a wedding, birthday or anniversary, we offer meals to suite all occasions from 10 to 110. Close by is Castlewellan forest park with its renowned laboretium as well as many beautiful walks and lakes. The worlds biggest maze is situation within walking distance from us.The famous Royal County Down golf course is only a five minute drive away with another six courses within easy reach. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kings Inn Castlewellan, Northern Ireland