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“Beautiful location” 4 of 5 stars
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Leenane Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Leenane, Leenane, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Leenane
Northern Ireland
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Beautiful location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

Have just returned from 3 nights in the Leenane Hotel. The location is perfect and one of the most stunning places I have ever seen. The hotel is very good value and the food was excellent . There were a few minor points that I would like to see addressed but nothing serious - there is no childrens food menu, a few of the outside areas could do with some maintenance and upkeep and it could needs a few chairs in the garden to sit outside if the weather is good.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2009

I recently stayed at the Leenane Hotel. The location is just awesome. A heavenly place.
The hotel itself was reasonably clean and the staff quite friendly and helpful. The food was nice - better than I thought it would be actually...beautiful fresh seafood which I would reccommend.
My room was adequate, clean comfortable bed and bedding. Tea/Coffee, Tv and phone.
I would have liked more attention to detail in the cleaning department though. Corners and edges of bedroom carpet had obviously not been hoovered! Bathroom was very clean apart from the shower. The bottom of shower door and edges looked dirty/mildewed ? and... the previous occupant's hair was in the shower tray too....not nice!
Apart from that I was reasonably satisfied with my stay at Leenane as I did get a very good special offer. The location is teriffic and very central to many other areas of natural beauty and interest. The Killary Fjord Cruise is just 2 km up the road, and the Connemara loop drive is nearby and just amazing. I would probably stay there in the future, as they are doing the place up and hopefully their cleaning will have improved somewhat by then!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2009

This hotel offers great value for money, good wholesome food, friendly staff. It is not a luxurious hotel - there are elements such as the bathrooms that could do with renovation- but it has a lovely old-world feel with an eclectic mix of antiques and more modern furniture. It has spectacular views over Killary harbour and is an ideal base for walkers who wish to explore the Connemara countryside.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Co. Down
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2008

Stayed for three super days in a friendly atmosphere, clean and cosy room and absolutely superb food.Staff very helpful and friendly but highly proficient in their work. We had a great stay and will continue to visit this establishment.

  • Liked — Cleanliness and food
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Muscat
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2008

We were planning to stay and arrived in the afternoon, seeing three signs that said food served all day and we were starving, at least our three small children were. We were hardly through the door when a woman appeared from reception and when asked if food was available she just said no and disappeared again.

Best to just drive on.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
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Heidelberg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2008

A friend and I spent one night here when touring Galway and Mayo.

Location: The hotel is an excellent starting point for touring Connemara, Kylemore and around. Rooms with a view look out across the lough, which is lovely. The stretch of road between the hotel and Leenane proper, however, with its lack of lighting or sidewalks, is dangerous for pedestrians, so don’t walk along it at night unless you have to.

The car park is rather small. We found a space all right, but many guests had to leave their cars at the roadside.

Accommodation: Though we had booked two singles, we were each given a double with view. While fine as singles, I think these rooms would have been rather cramped if occupied as doubles.

The bathroom was OK, though the fan was ridiculously loud. The television was mounted high on the wall and not all of the channels were properly tuned in.

Dining and lounges: Our rate covered an excellent four-course table d’hote dinner with coffee/tea included. An à la carte menu was also available as was a reasonable range of wines.

The bar was a bit cramped, but the range of drinks and bar food on offer was good. If you find the bar too full, there is a large and comfortable lounge, with an open fire, just across the hall.

Service was excellent.

So, a good experience on the whole. There’s probably not much for you here if you have small children, but otherwise I’d recommend this.

  • Liked — Views, service
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Midlands - Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2008

This hotel was on 'special offer' 2 nights bed and breakfast and one evening meal for two people - 149 euro per person. My first impression was that it was ok the black and white tiles in the hall give it an old world feel that is rightly in keeping with the house and the old fashioned stair case which winds its way to the rooms were very nice - but the room it was awful - small and cramped with three flies buzzing about - and obviously the occcupants before us (the people not the flies) had decided to kill the flies themselves because their remains were still splattered to the wall - We asked the young girl at reception to spray a bit of fly spray which she duly did! The carpet in the room is tired the decor positively exhausted and the poor bed clothes do them a favour and put them out of their misery - throw them out. The bathroom was like something in student accomodation - adequate but not in keeping with any hotel nowdays. The reading room was lovely though it had an ould fashioned quality to it that seemed right . Dinner was a bland affair with courses being served at the speed of light. Breakfast was ok. This hotel is in a lovely part of the country but if I wanted to go camping I could have ! This hotel will have to spend some serious money on itself. It cannot rely on its location anymore - word of mouth will stop people staying there. The young staff were courteous and polite.

Stayed July 2008
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Additional Information about Leenane Hotel

Address: Leenane, Leenane, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Leenane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Leenane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Leenane Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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