My husband and I stayed for 2 nights at the Irish Cottage Boutique hotel to celebrate our anniversary. It is very clean and up to date. The room was perfect. We did have trouble with the toilet in our room so we called the front desk and they delivered a faulty plunger for us to use. The issue was not caused by anything we had done. They sent up a manager who admitted that the system in the area was "slow" and if things didn't improve overnight, they would attempt to fix it the following day while we were out. We never trusted it again, so found ourselves going down to the fitness center restrooms on the first floor. What an inconvenience... We also found it remarkable that there was no literature in the room telling us about Galena (activities, restaurants, shopping etc.). We had to go down town the following day and get brochures from the visitors center.
The breakfasts were certainly hearty, but we liked the scones, yogurt and juice option the best. This is served in the pub. We did stop in our first evening for dessert and to listen to the guitarist. I must say I was disappointed in the mile high strawberry cake. It was nothing more than 2 slices of Sara lee pound cake, bird's eye strawberries-thawed, 2 scoops of ice cream and Redi-whip cream. Not one thing was home made. I felt that at least the strawberries could have been fresh. I know it sounds nit-picky, but it did make an impression on us. However, for our brief stay, we found the hotel staff very friendly and hard workers. I would highly recommend the spa and will review that separately.
- Also Known As:
- Irish Cottage Hotel
- Irish Cottage Galena