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“Great Irish hospitality” 5 of 5 stars
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Eldons Hotel
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Main Street, Roundstone, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #8 of 11 Roundstone B&B and Inns
Nova Scotia, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Irish hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

We recently spent two nights in Eldons as part of a biking group tour(Cycling Safaris). Carol and her son were great hosts and made us feel so welcome.
We all enjoyed a fun evening singing in the bar with some local musicians and the staff were all up dancing.
Breakfast was hearty with great selections which prepared us well for our day of biking. The dinner was a gourmet delight and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
I hope we will have another opportunity to visit Roundstone in the future.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Wicklow
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

My husband and I had a really lovely stay in Eldons. Very personable and helpful staff and just an all round feeling of relaxation - stunning views over the harbour and mountains. The meal in the restaurant was delicious and because its right in the village you have everything on your doorstep - a perfect base to discover Connemara. Overall I have to say I would recommend it to anyone and will definitely be back!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

We have recently spent 1 night in Eldons Hotel, after having stayed there a few times previously before it was recently taken over. I have to say i was very dissappointed on this occasion. Firstly the receptionist was unpleasant and i felt like i had interrupted her from something important. Secondly we had been placed in a room where right next to the pub and with a young child we could not get a wink of sleep all night. Thirdly, we were charged €100 for 1 night stay B&B which for Galway City standards during these times is a complete rip off!! We have stayed here before for far less and with much better service, and have always been placed in a quiet room considering we have a young child. Breakfast was also a very greasy affair which was not pleasant at all. Sorry to say but what we had always thought was a lovely hotel has gone downhill badly and we wont stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Ireland
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

Arrived in Roundstone on a damp and dull Friday evening in June but the hotel - food and accommodation more than made up for the weather. We had a beautiful room (with 4 poster bed) across the road from the main hotel which had views out over Roundstone Bay. We had booked a table for dinner and were told our table was waiting for us and to take our time in coming over by the bright and chirpy manger. Dinner was absolutely divine and very reasonable with the value dining menu. Staff very friendly and great atmosphere in the hotel...We'll be back!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wicklow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

I arrived on Friday afternoon in the most glorious sunshine and Roundstone and indeed all of Connemara was looking at its most beautiful, Checking in I was met by Carol, owner , and was given a warm and friendly welcome. My room was at the back of the hotel, bright and sunny, very clean and comfortable, very nice bathroom, tea making facilities included.
The hotel is in the centre of the village, which makes it an excellent location, room to sit outside and watch the world go by..
there are several restaurants and bars and all of them that I went to were great.
I had dinner on two nights in the hotel and both I enjoyed very much, lots of lovely fresh fish, and vegetables, and the staff were all friendly helpful and willing to change items on the menu. e.g. making a main course into a starter size portion,
Breakfast was cooked to order, always such a treat, Lots to choose from and very generous portions, piping hot, and refills of tea or coffee were no problem.
The hotel is ideally located for walking and touring Connemara,
It was a most enjoyable stay, and the staff were a major part of making it so.
I would definitely return to this beautiful spot and to this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2010

My wife and I wondered on to the restaurant in this hotel one night in June just walking around the main street in roundstone.

What luck! The food was amazing, crab claws and kind scallops to die for. Our waitress also happened to be the owner of the hotel. She was extremely gracious and a wonderful hostess.

We're sorry for the tardy review, but I guess better late than never.

If you are looking for good food and good people, this is your place. Next time we're in Ireland, we'll be back. Thanks again!!!!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

Good location for jaunting about Connemara. Close to the lovely beaches and walks.
Staff were very friendly and the place was very clean. Good value, even at peak season. The restaurant is attached to the hotel but there's no indication of this when you are booking or checking in. Nice fresh food, well presented.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Eldons Hotel

Address: Main Street, Roundstone, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Roundstone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Roundstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Eldons Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eldons Hotel and Restaurant, is a family run business offering Hotel accommodation along with food and drink outlets onsite .The 12 bedroom hotel is situated in Roundstone Village in the heart of Connemara overlooking Roundstone Harbour . Eldons Hotel is located on the rugged and beautiful Wild Atlantic Way coastline route approximately halfway between Cork and Donegal .Eldons Hotel is the perfect location along this route to come and stay and discover all Connemara has to offer ,whether it is fishing, golfing, painting, horse-riding, walking(guided if required) or cycling can all be done within 20 minutes drive from Eldons Hotel. All of these activities can be booked for you at Eldons Hotel. Accommodation Eldons offers six standard double rooms three of which are front facing with a view of Roundstone harbour and three back facing with a view of the twelve ben mountains. We also have five standard twin rooms. All rooms have ensuite facilities with either bath or shower. All room are tastefully decorated with Telephone, remote control Television, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. Iron and ironing boards is available on request. Wake up calls and laundry service also available on request. We also offer one double bedded Superior Double Room Suite with balcony view of the Roundstone Harbour . Wi fi internet Connection is currently available in the Public Lounges Restaurant In the Restaurant we offer a Table D'hote set menu alongside an extensive a la carte menu with a focus on local Connemara produce especially local seafood. We offer a full range of locally sourced seafood including oysters and lobster. Connemara Smoked wild salmon with freshly landed sea fish such as hake, halibut and cod also feature on our extensive menu. We also offer a lunchtime snack menu with freshly made soup, chowder and an assortment of sandwiches, wraps and Panini's. We also offer a vegetarian option on our menu each day. If you have any specific dietary requirements you can let us know and we will be happy to accommodate you. .A comprehensive wine list with old and new world wines on offer in both our Eldons Hotel Restaurant and Eldons Hotel Bar. Bar You can relax and have a nice pint of Guinness in our snug little bar where you can listen to the locals tell their tales of their days at sea fishing or their hours spent cutting and footing turf on the bog or you can just take a pint to one of the lounges and read a book at you leisure. We also offer a lunchtime menu and evening menu in the bar. Live entertainment takes place in the bar usually once a week during peak season. We also offer a full range of alcoholic drinks and wine and our barman will be happy to suggest and make a cocktail if required . ... more   less 
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