We booked a 3 night getaway break here for a very reasonable price. The hotel has a small reception area. The room was nicely decorated with a balcony. Unfortunately the balcony area was dirty. Lots of cigarette butts. It looked as if it had not been cleaned in ages nor was it cleaned during our stay. Tea and coffee making facilities in the room but our cups and saucers had not been washed. We only had a selection of Green Tea available to us but this was put right fairly quickly when we went searching for assistance. The main light in the bathroom was not working and we only had a "shaver" light to light up the room. Again this was put right fairly quickly when we complained. I don't know why this had not been spotted and reported.
There is a lovely bar attached to this hotel with good food and pleasant staff. Nicely decorated in a fisherman's theme. Our 3 night break included one dinner, eaten in the bar and this was very tasty. There is also a nice seating area to the front of the hotel.
Breakfast could have been better. On our first morning our full Irish had hard fried eggs. On the second morning we specifically asked for our eggs to be soft but unfortunately we were again given hard fried eggs. Our bacon also looked as if it had been re-heated because it was hard crisp.
When we were checking out our bill did not show the fact that we had already paid a deposit. We could have easily paid this amount again as the person who gave us the bill didn't seem to be aware of this until we queried it.
The staff in this hotel are really lovely and very chatty.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled between Lough Corrib & Lough Mask in Connemara, an area renowned for its rugged beauty & unforgettable scenery. Our family has been welcoming visitors to Connemara for over half a century now. Fishermen, ramblers, cyclists and visitors from all over the world just love the laid-back atmosphere here. Our 20 en-suite bedrooms are large & comfortable & our food is superb. We are told we serve some the best Chowder, Seafood and Steaks in Connemara, not to mention the lively music and craic we serve in our bar.New to Fairhill House Hotel is our membership with the Irish Whiskey Trail. We now have 150 different whiskies on offer, including the first malt produced in Kentucky since 1919, Pearse Lyons whiskey... distilled by an Irishman of course! It is without a doubt one of the largest selections in the West of Ireland. ... more less
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