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Connemara Coast Hotel
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Reviewed July 31, 2007

The hotel just underwent a huge renovation and the newer section is beautiful. Older rooms, however, are great. I had a beautiful view of Galway Bay (when the fog finally lifted). The food was delicious (we had breakfasts and dinners there). Note that there are no elevators, only stairs in the hotel.

However, don't use the laundry services. My daughter did a load of laundry on the night before we left, and the machine broke with her clothes in it. It took the hotel almost 2 weeks to get the clothes out of there! It did take several emails and phone calls to get the clothes back, but they finally arrived 2+ weeks after we were home.

  • Stayed: July 2007
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Thank poppa55
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Reviewed July 23, 2007

We recently stayed at the Connemara Coast Hotel which has lovely views of the bay, a nice lobby, great staff, ok+ food...

To start out on a positive note, Trevor (Assistant Manager) was truly a gentleman and went out of his way to be accomodating. We also found every other member of the hotel staff to be polite and attentive. It's too bad they don't have much to work with.

Even though we read the comments here before our trip and wanted to book another property, our travel agent assured us that this place was where we should stay and if we didn't like our room, we could get a better one quite easily. This was not the case. (We also heard another woman ask for a different room.)

The lobby is updated and clean so we had hopes the rest of the hotel was the same. We started off with a terrible, dirty and smelly room with cloudy windows. The carpet was filthy with cigarette burns throughout. I would not have walked on the carpet with my shoes off. After complaining to management, and standing our ground, we were "upgraded". It took over an hour of frustration to get this "upgrade". This room was better in location and size, but not much else. Our view of the bay was clouded by the broken seal in between the two panes of window glass. Located on the second floor, it was extremely hot and not much window area to cool it off. The cleanliness of this room was still questionable. Everything in the room was old and in dire need of updating, from the ceiling to the carpet.

We had a nice dinner in the dining room. The food was pretty good. However, looking around the dining room the window sills, vases, etc. were quite dusty. At breakfast the chairs we were shown to had crumbs on them and the table cloth had sugar on it from the previous seating.

The grounds around the rear of the hotel are not well maintained. The biggest laugh is the hot tub which looks like an oversized whiskey barrel (see photo) then look at their page under "Fitness and Relaxation". The planters around the pond should be removed if no one is going to take care of them and the decking re-stained and re-nailed (see photo).

Given the state of what we saw elsewhere, I would have never considered entering the pool, etc. (leisure area).

During our stay, we walked by several "non-smoking" rooms where people were clearly smoking in them.

Part of the property is under construction which starts at 8 AM.

The online brochure shows a beautiful property and nice, clean, up-to-date rooms rooms. The front of the property looks a lot different than the rear, the lobby area is quite nice as is the small bar area. The room photos must have been taken from the couple of rooms we walked by, where the doors were open during the day (all made up).

If Sinnott Hotels would take the time to transform the rest of the property so it is in keeping with the entrance, they would be able to increase their rates and keep it occupied. But, I suspect they get enough bus tours to keep the status quo. In our opinion they should close the Connemara Coast Hotel down for a couple of months and do all the renovations and construction at once (inside and out), instead of piece meal. This would make for a much happier clientele who would want to return.

  • Stayed: July 2007
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Thank plannedit
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Reviewed May 15, 2007

Charming hotel. Staff were really nice and friendly. Room was beautifuly decorated and comfortable. Breakfast was nice. Pub was cozy and relaxed with live entertainment. Thououghly enjoyed stay here.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank HarryWT
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Reviewed April 16, 2007

Just returned from a second visit to this hotel. And yet again just what the doctor ordered in terms of a relaxing couple of days.

Great service, very friendly staff who couldnt do enough for you. Lovely location overlooking the bay with great leisure facilities. Food is good but would tend to be over-elaborate (but they will cook special food if required). Breakfast is excellent.

Overall a good experience, some nearby building going on but that thankfully didn't disturb our stay and we look forward to returning next year.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 14, 2007

My GF and I stayed and dined there on our tour through Ireland. We arrived right at dusk. To be honest we didn't get a chance to experience the full range of the hotel, we were only there one night and left the next morning. Since it was the off season there were not many people around. The place had the feel of a summer retreat I just felt like we were missing something. The food was okay, but we were the only people under 40 in the restaurant. The view was beautiful from our room but the heat was not up to par. I wouldn't be opposed to staying there again, just not at the full rate. It really felt like a place for the retired crowd.

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled as a couple
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