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“Getaway mini break” 5 of 5 stars
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Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Main Street, Macroom, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Macroom
Roscrea
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Getaway mini break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This Hotel was lovely and had a great atmosphere. All of the staff here were friendly, professional & go out of their way to make sure the customer enjoys their stay. we ate in the bar & loved the food so tasty and fresh. Truly a great place to stay. location is good for exploring the Ring of Kerry which is why we choose this hotel.We stayed in August and Hotel was full but the service was still excellent. Breakfast was lovely too and again staff were so cheerful and helpful . Would be more than happy to stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CHCork, Owner at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for choosing to take your mini break with us here at The 4 Star Castle Hotel Macroom. You are very kind to take the time to share your thoughts with us and others on Trip Advisor. We are really delighted to know you enjoyed your stay so much and I have passed on your comments to all our staff. Thanks again and kind regards.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bridgnorth
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We stayed for two nights on a tour around Eire. The approach to the hotel filled me with misgivings as you go down a side street and through a housing estate into the rear car park which was already nearly full by the time we arrived at 5.30. However the moment you open the door and walk through to reception everything changes. The hotel is beautifully appointed and very clean. All the staff, particularly Lorraine on reception, are incredibly helpful, in a genuine way.
Our room was clean, modern and spacious as was the ensuite. The restaurant was closed for the two nights we stayed but we were accommodated in the bar which was excellent and the food was really good.
The only negatives: there was one hell of a trek from the car park to our room and I am afraid that the cooked breakfasts were the worst we encountered on our holiday. The breakfast on the second day was shriveled and had obviously been sat around for quite some time before serving. There was however a very good alternative choice for those not wanting a ful Irish.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CHCork, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thank you very much for staying with us at The Castle Hotel Macroom and also for taking the time to share your thoughts on Trip Advisor. We are always so keen to learn about a guest's stay, as it allows us to constantly work on areas that we can improve. I have noted your remarks and we will investigate your area of concern immediately. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Macroom, should you be in Ireland again.
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Great Hotel , Great restaurant ... perfect location for exploring Cork and the Ring of Kerry ... would stay again , myself and my friend loved every minute of it , lovely setting in a bustling but not overally busy town ... :) :) :)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CHCork, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for choosing The Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre for your recent stay in Macroom.

And thank you most sincerely for reviewing us on TripAdvisor! Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read past guests' comments before booking their own visits. In addition we're always keen to hear what you liked and how we might improve.

I have shared your very kind remarks and comments with all our staff and we hope you'll choose Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre the next time you're in Macroom.
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Tipperary
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Hello All while I made sure to say thanks and compliment the staff for making what’s a normal part of my weekly life seem like I had won a prize, as in a few days away with royal treatment.

From my reception visit phone conversation .. check ins and outs both days .. the bar staff .. the breakfast staff .. the chefs etc .. All their help and understanding of my dietary requirements etc.

Whatever ye are all on in there it works and its magic .. no money can buy common courtesy which includes good professional work ethics including chat and the bit of magic called laughter..

Well done to all and as mentioned above a hotel stay a night or so every week for me throughout the 32 counties is a normal way of life no novelty therefore it means a lot to be treated as a person and not a room number.

Sorry I have no mail address for the director or general manager therefore I would appreciate if it can be passed on and at least this way the people on the ground who make everything possible get to see it first hand .. we are all called to one side if we do wrong but sadly it does not work as well the other way if its good we do..

Thanks again.

What really means a lot is management replied with thanks for my compliments but more important let me know what it means to them to be able to pass same onto their great staff.. I am happy I stayed there and even more happy I took time out to mail them.
well done to all concerned big time !!!

Room Tip: my tip always is to mention what requirements we have when we book or arrive and not in the morning...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CHCork, Public Relations Manager at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

You are most kind to share your Castle Hotel Experience with Trip Adviser!
Thank you for both choosing to stay with us and also for letting others know about your visit. We are always eager to learn everything we can about a guest's stay and of course we were really delighted to hear you enjoyed yourself so much.
We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again should you be in the South West!
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wexford, Ireland
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This hotel has to be one of the best in Ireland. We have stayed many times and never been disappointed. The bar has changed its menu - which I wasnt too keen on, but surprisingly the food was excellent. The hotel is run by the owners and they are not afraid to work - it shows by the attention to detail on everything. Thanks again and we will be back again.

Room Tip: The rooms at the back are very quiet but any room is excellent.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CHCork, Owner at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you for choosing The Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre again for your recent stay in Macroom.

And thank you most sincerely for reviewing us on TripAdvisor! Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read past guests' comments before booking their own visits. In addition we're always eager to hear what you liked and how we might improve.

I have shared your very kind remarks and comments with all our staff and we hope you'll choose Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre again the next time you're in Macroom.
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London, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Very friendly staff made us feel welcome . We had our dog with us and they supplied him with biscuits and a toy. Room was big and roomy with nice decor. We had use of leisure centre and I used the pool and steam room which was cool. we had room service which was great food was fine not to expensive. Nice area had nice walk along river. Breakfast was lovely and plentiful. Would love to return .

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CHCork, Front Office Manager at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thanks very much for your recent review of The 4 Star Castle Hotel. We are all so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Macroom. I have shared your very kind comments with our staff and we all hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you and your dog of course back again in the future.
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Skaneateles, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The 2013 Curtin Gathering was held at the Castle Hotel. It was fantastic, all 70 of the Curtins who stayed there were so impressed. Kay McCarthy who is events coordinator (or miracle worker) did a great job. The staff was brilliant. The rooms, including hallways and doors were polished to a high sheen. Food was delicious.
Mr. Buckley, one of the owners, was everywhere. He picked up tables, remembered every name, found us seats and made all welcome.
The Ardilaun Suite was transformed from a very usable lecture room to a banquet hall
looking like a wedding reception suite. And all of this at reasonable prices !

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CHCork, General Manager at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
ear Guest,

Thank you so much for selecting The Castle Hotel for your recent family gathering and what a beautiful review!

On behalf of the Buckley Family and our entire team, may I extend our sincere thanks for taking the time to share your kind comments about The Castle Hotel Experience.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and I have passed on your very kind remarks to 'the miracle worker' and all our staff!

We very much look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again to Macroom.
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Additional Information about Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre

Address: Main Street, Macroom, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Macroom
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Macroom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 star luxury boutique hotel, nestled between Blarney & Killarney. Family owned & managed for over 55 yeras. Award winning Bar & Restaurant & Extensive Leisure Club. 58 bedrooms, most with wifi internet access. The Ideal location within The Scenic South West of Ireland. ... more   less 
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