We recently stayed at the Pontoon Bridge Hotel as we were going to a wedding there. I would have to say that the place probably ranks as one of the worst (if not the worst) hotel I have ever stayed in and I will never go back. The room was an adequate size and bright - and that's about as good as it gets! The view from one window was over a flat roof extension to another wall of the hotel. From the other, you could gaze over the roof to the carpark. This was despite asking for a room with a view on booking and when checking in. Leaving that aside, the decor in the room was shabby - the wallpaper was faded, torn and badly repaired in some places, the carpet was not fitted properly, pipework around the radiator and skirting boards was covered with very DIY-esque carpentry, all the furniture was scruffy and old (including the leather-ette headboard!), and then through the sliding door, there was the bathroom... the 1970s tiles had been badly repaired and regrouted along one wall and although the sanitary fittings were clean, there were some large cobwebs along the roof of the room, one of which had two resident spiders who had obviously been living there for some time.
On a positive note, we had ordered breakfast to our room at a cost of EUR4 per person, and it arrived on time and as per our order.
Checking out took longer than it should have as the manageress (I think that's who she was) on reception decided to try to check in another guest at the same time as checking us out. We were not asked how our stay was, and had to clarify our bill with her.
This was not a cheap hotel at EUR70 pp pn, despite the decor suggesting otherwise - and the 10% service charge on top of the room rate is still a mystery... not sure what the service was that we received...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Twin Lakes Restaurant with panoramic views of Lough Conn and magical sunsets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pontoon Bridge Foxford
- Hotel Pontoon Bridge