LivingSocial were running a one night BB with two main courses for €49 so jumped at the chance (after checking if three children allowed by email first). Booked a Saturday Night. Told we would get a family room.
Plenty of free parking around back and side. Beautiful Door into to the actual hotel and little reception area, decorated for Christmas; with a very friendly receptionist and quick informative check-in. One of my kids rang Santa's bell and the receptionist was so pleasant that a few rings were rung.
We were delighted by squeals of delight upon entering 205 as the kids spotted the stairs. It was a split level room and of all the family type rooms we have been in this was the most ideal. Spotless room and bathroom. Flatscreen TV with a great selection of channels. Room had a fabulous window seat that gave a beautiful view, in fact kids and I car watched for a good while.
After informing our waiter we were on a package with two main course included, I asked what main courses could we choose from: he said any on the menu. Great. Jug Mi Wadi and black straws for the kids arrived within minutes (without asking us first, great service). We choose the cheapest main course (9.95)- 8oz steak with mushroom/onions, pepper sauce and homemade chips (and I mean chunky homemade potato chips). Delicious.
Children's menu €5, however the included juice and also mash never arrived but Im certain if Id said anything they would have arrived immediately. Side orders €2 and plenty of the ordered onion rings arrived.
Desserts €4 and were exceptional for this price.
On turning off the TV a little music could be heard from the main bar below but thankfully we slept right through. Plenty of pillows provided.
Breakfast was a little under whelming on arrival (no large spread of cereals, yogurts etc) but if one asked for anything everything was available. I asked for cornflakes, Tea/coffee and hot toast dropped down. Cooked breakfast delicious: even though hot plate I saw the chef pop out numerous times with fresh produce. Proper butcher meaty sausages, not the bloated chipshop variety. Another table had ordered scrambled egg and the presentation was five star.
Both the Irish Independent and Sunday edition were available for a quick read (none of this nasty having to pay for the paper as I see in other hotels).
Late check-out was lovely, giving us another hour to relax.
This hotel was soooo lovely I booked a second deal and also will certainly back for some evening food. Must also note a lovely function area was set up just inside the bar area with lovely dressed tables and seating.
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