We were looking for somewhere different. We did not want just another hotel but somewhere more personal and intimate. We found it. Mal Dua House is just superb. We stayed for 5 nights as we were in the west of Ireland for the Connemara Marathon. Everything is done with such ease and grace. The early morning buffet, which started at 7am for the runners, was just superb. Everything was there for the runners, even Irish whiskey for the oatmeal. We were even offered transportation to the start of the marathon and I know some of the guests accepted this offer.
The facilities are just very good. Daily newspapers each morning, broadband throughout and as I had my laptop it was great, a guest computer for those without their laptops, Bloomberg in the reception, weather forecast posted each morning and just a little thing, a candle lighting as you enter the dining room. When we checked in we were told that time means nothing in Connemara. Well it was really through in the Mal Dua House. We will return again and again.