Stayed in Clonamore House Hotel last Saturday night. Was shown to a room with two big windows overlooking the front garden, which had hens and ducks waddling around pecking at the grass.
The room was spacious, plenty of room to walk around, loads of storage space, a big double bed and a good size separate bathroom. Most importantly it was spotlessly clean.
I was out for the evening and had gone for a walk along the canal that goes through Tullamore.
Tullamore is a great spot for walkers as there are some pretty easy walks along the canal or in through the forest at Charleville Castle as well as some more challenging ones not too far away in the Slieve Bloom mountains. At this time of year it is easy to loose track of time as it doesn't seem to get dark until after nine. When I arrived back at the hotel it was well after the time set out for serving food. The owners of the hotel were sitting up at the bar relaxing and they and a group of customers were watching Mrs. Browns Boys on the telly. Despite the interruption Frank and Veronica went to check if there was any food left to make me a sandwich and came out with not just a sandwich but a little salad and packet of crisps on the side.
I felt well taken care of in this friendly family run hotel. Joining the owners and their customers in the bar watching telly that night felt like I had just come into a home and been asked to join the company with a cup of tea and sandwich. It was small and intimate, people laughed and talked with fellow holiday makers or travellers and still there was enough space to go and just be by yourself if you wanted.
I think a lot of hotels could learn from the example of this hotel. Definitely a place I will be back to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Well known for our good food, hospitality and great service Clonamore house hotel is a great choice for that short break, family holiday or business trip. Wifi is available at the hotel free of charge and free parking is also available. Relax after a hard day in our beauty clinic which provides a range of luxurious treatments. ... more less