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Moycarn Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Moycarn Drive | Portnick, Ballinasloe, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Ballinasloe
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Just back from a great weekend in the Moycarn. Spent a few days there with a few freinds and had a gret time. Couldn't have been looked after better thanks to the hospitality of Dave and Janet. Lovely area and friendly people. Food was great and the river outside the door is a great attraction. Thanks for a great weekend.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

Got a nights B&B with evening meal voucher for Xmas to the Moycarn Lodge. When I phoned to book our nights stay I was informed that the hotel was under new management, but that they would honour our voucher. We were not disappointed. We were made very welcome & had a beautiful room facing the marina. The food was excellent. This is a fabulous place to chill out. Looking forward to returning there again soon. Best wishes to all at the Moycarn for the future.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stayed in the Moycarn recently for 3 nights with the Hubby, we had a brilliant time. Rooms were spotless clean and we had a great view of the lake from the balconey. Food was lovely and very reasonable, breakfast was really good. The Staff in the Moycarn were fantastic especially Pamela who could'nt do enough for us. Will defenitly be back.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

my wife and i stayed 2 nites in the hotel over the recent bank holiday weekend. the hotel is very clean,the rooms are tastefully decorated and the location is beautiful.even though the hotel was full ,the staff were very attentive to our every need.will definately be back for another stay.
derek,

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We stayed here using our groupon deal and I must say I do not know what all the bad reviews are about clearly u thought u had booked a five star break instead of a 129 euro groupon deal!!! What we got was a beautiful suite overlooking the river, very clean, all the facilities worked perfectly and there were extra pillows in our room which we didn't have to ask for! The bed was one of the most comfortable that we've slept on. I'm a light sleeper and there wasn't a noise all night, you can't hear the motorway at all despite earlier reviews! We had out dinner there which wasnt Michelin starred but it was freshly cooked and exactly what we asked for. Tracy was great, really welcoming, very professional and just an all round lovely girl, thank u for making us feel at home. David the proprieter, when we got chatting at breakfast, told us of his prior experience in the industry at his disappointment on reading the poor reviews, I hope that anyone reading this will decide to go and pay a visit to this cosy, well run lodge and I hope that u too will find it one of the most relaxing stays u have ever had. Ps ballinasloe isn't the most exciting place but this lodge is in a great spot to go out on day trips from.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We have just arrived home from a lovely 3 nights in this hotel, myself my husband our 3 year old daughter and 2 grandparents. It was the most relaxing friendly hotel experience we've ever had. The rooms were lovely and spacious, we had a view of the Lough which was lovely. Although the weather wasn't great the staff at the hotel were more than accomodating when it came to our 3 year old bringing her toys/DVD players everywhere and even gave her colours/ colouring books when she looked a bit bored. The food was gorgeous all freshly made and very reasonably priced. The best part of our trip was the service very friendly very efficient especially Tracy and david they really could not have done any more to make us feel any more comfortable and relaxed.... Would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a relaxing few days away we will defiantly be back

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

My husband and i were bought this trip as a wedding present and were very excited to get away. walking into the hotel is where our excitement ended.
There was one member of staff on when we went to check in who barely uttered a hello. we went up to our room which was small but fine apart from the smell. i cant explain what it smelt of but it was really bad. after half an hour we had to go down and request they swap rooms for us which they did. the room we were given was next door and alot smaller and still smelt but not as bad. the hallway to our room smelt of deep fat fryer all the time we where there.
Dinner in the Moycarn was just awful so awful it made us laugh, the starter was ok but how wrong can you get chicken wings. the main on the other hand was inedible i had carbonara which tasted like flour and my husband had Cesar salad which was made with white cabbage and packet strip chicken. i couldn't complain as we still had 2 days there and i thought they might spit in my breakfast or something so we put it in napkins and hid it in the bin. childish but very very funny. the next morning i actually put as my facebook status how wrong can you get a continental breakfast thinking they couldn't get it too wrong. stale scones and stale bread with warm yogurts and out of date cereal was what was offered.
the next morning we went down for breakfast just to see if it could make us laugh more and it was like a different hotel. there was a very lovely girl working and there were fresh croissants and fresh cut fruit and we were offered toast and tea it was just lovely unfortunately that only lasted the 1 morning as our last morning there we got the day before's leftovers which had gone stale.
i will admit we didn't complain but that is because we never saw a management type figure around and thought we didn't pay for it ourselves so we weren't loosing anything.

Oh yes and the rooms were roasting hot with no fan or aircon and the paint was peeling off the walls and cracks everywhere. paper thin walls so we could hear everything in the room next to us....EVERYTHING :) and doors that aren't hung properly so the bang when the wind blowsThey bang constantly which kept us up one night

The view was nice but that was about it for the Moycarn. there was nothing to do there at all

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Moycarn Drive | Portnick, Ballinasloe, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Ballinasloe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Ballinasloe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Moycarn Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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