Stayed last night at this hotel as we were attending my cousins communion.
Could not fault the communion meal, food was excellent, staff were brilliant and we wanted for nothing. The communion party then went bowling and I have to say the facilities are excellent. Then went back to the bar and were told the only food available was pizza, which was very nice, if a little overpriced. Me being a teenager, I was very disappointed that the wifi was broken. As we had a few drinks, at 10pm we decided we'd see if we could check in for the night. The lady at reception was lovely, and gave us a discounted rate as it was very late when we decided to check in. I went up to the room and was taken aback at how outdated it was, bedding was clean and warm, but they could probably do with some bedding from this century. I decided to have a bath, and after having the hot tap on for ten minutes, was unhappy to see it had only filled an inch of the bath. I didn't have the patience to wait for it to eventually fill. Was also unhappy to find out that the TV wasn't working. The bed was very comfortable, and it was nice to wake up and see the sea from our window.
Joined the rest of the communion party for breakfast and we sat at a big table in the corner. There were only really tiny "shot" glasses for the juice, and I was told there were no other glasses available. As we were a large party I asked if I could get a jug of juice for the table and I was told I wasn't allowed. The breakfast was a joke, the beans were the cheapest of cheap, and we had to ask about three different people for toast. There was no cutlery set out on our table and no cups for our coffee, so we had to rob them from other tables. As we were a large group, we soon ran out of toast, we asked a waitress if she could get more for us, and she said she couldn't as she was only there to lay tables.
Decided to check out early and head home. This hotel has a fab location, and has amazing potential, but is desperately crying out to be updated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Clonea Strand Hotel & Apartments, Dungarvan - one of the finest Dungarvan Hotels Now just 1 hour and 50 minutes from Dublin via the new Motorway! The 3 Star Clonea Strand Hotel is one of Waterford's best kept secrets. Our Dungarvan Hotel enjoys a unique and privileged position on the South East coastline in one of the most stunning locations in West Waterford.This beachfront 3 star hotel in Dungarvan has been run by the McGrath Family since 1982 and offers fantastic accommodation, an enviable location, a consistent first class welcome and the finest hospitality. The Clonea Strand Hotel, one of the most popular Waterford Hotels overlooks the beautiful Clonea Beach, which boasts a Blue Flag status, making it a paradise for water enthusiasts and families alike. Why Stay With Us ?In addition to our 57 stylish bedrooms all with modern facilities to make your stay a comfortable one the Clonea Strand Hotel in Dungarvan also offers a variety of dining options. The Ocean Lounge Bar with its breath-taking views across the Atlantic and toward Helvic Head is an ideal place to relax with a morning coffee, lunch or a unwinding drink from our bar. The Bay Restaurant with bright and contemporary décor and its intimate setting offers succulent cuisine and a unique and memorable dining experience. The Bay Restaurant prides itself on the local produce and fresh fish.Situated close by our Dungarvan Hotel is the 18 hole Gold Coast Golf Course which boasts breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean, Dungarvan Bay and the stunning Comeragh Mountains. The Clonea Stand Hotel offers exceptional facilities that are unrivalled anywhere in the region. The Clonea Strand Hotel boasts an indoor leisure centre, swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi turkish bath, gym, 10 pin bowling alley and a children's soft play area - the Play Loft. Our facilities are uunrivalled making us one of the most unique Dungarvan Hotels. The Clonea Strand Hotel is the ideal base from which to explore what is, arguably, Ireland's most scenic and unspoilt coastline ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clonea Strand Hotel Gold Coast