We stayed at Ballymascanlon for a long weekend for a family members birthday. We were a party of 11 in total and every one of us was incredibly impressed by the hotel. We have stayed at many hotels claiming to be of 4 star standard in the past and failing to impress, but Ballymascanlon is well worthy of its 4 stars for various reasons.
We have a 17 month old little boy and were a bit nervous about how flexible the hotel would be. I contacted the hotel before we arrived with various queries and got quick and full response from them answering all my questions and giving me more than enough info to put my mind at rest.
Whilst there, the hotel were incredibly accommodating to the baby's needs, providing milk, warming bottles and being flexible with times of food to fit with my little boy's lunch time and extra bits as we needed. They also provided a lovely babysitter for one evening. The staff were great with him full stop.
Apart from the baby needs, all adult needs were also met. Our room was perfect with not only enough room for a double bed, single bed and cot and room to spare, but the biggest surprise was a standalone shower as well as a bath in the bathroom, which, from my experience, is very rare in hotels. Fantastic bonus.
The food in the main restaurant in the evenings was fantastic as was the service. We couldn't fault it at all. We were a big table and there were no mistakes or delays at all. Make sure you leave room for dessert.
The pool and leisure facilities looked great although I didn't get a chance to use them but my neice and nephew did and had a great time. My husband would have loved a round of golf too but didn't get the chance for that either.
The really nice thing about this hotel is that it is not a run of the mill chain hotel like many others. It is not sterile and samey. It has a very distinct friendly personality which is very cosy and homely rather than run of the mill/businessy (although I'm sure they cater well for that too) It's a bit rustic in ways, not perfectly pristeen and new but that adds to the comfort and atmosphere of the place.
All in all we'd all definitely recommend it and will be going back next time we're in Ireland for a holiday.
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- Also Known As:
- Ballymascanlon Hotel Dundalk