We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Unforgettable experience.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of MacNean House & Restaurant

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Blacklion
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
MacNean House & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Blacklion
Certificate of Excellence
north west
Level Contributor
193 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Unforgettable experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

On a cycling trip around the north west we arrived in Blacklion wet, dirty and tired. Passing by MacNean's on the way to our B and B we were amazed to be told we could get a table that night. It coincided with my friend's 40th and we could not have spent it anywhere more perfect. The service is impeccable without being overbearing. There was a lovely, friendly buzz in the place and we were not made to feel out of place in our less than fancy outfits. The food was an experience. One of the girls has a gluten allergy and they went out of their way to provide delicious alternatives for her. The veggie menu is also exceptional. Nevin was there and gave my friend a signed cookbook. When we enquired about a taxi we were dropped home by one of the staff. There's a reason why it's usually so difficult to get a table here, it's outstanding in every way.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank NorthWestLulu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

408 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    359
    30
    13
    5
    1
See reviews for
50
243
Solo
0
1
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (57)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
71 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is a fabulous hotel with a fabulous restaurant. I was there with a group of 15. All of the rooms were superb, we each got a signed copy of Neven's Cook Book left in our rooms. The food was divine! The choice on the menu is extensive (I can be quite picky but found something in every course that I liked). The staff were very attentive. We never had to ask for our water or wine to be replenished and the courses came out swiftly and no-one's were delayed. We then spent the evening in the bar until well after 03:00 am with great service right to the end. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant/hotel to anybody. Also, if you do go, check out the gardens at the back where Neven grows produce that is used in his food.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Sasha-Rose F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

After waiting six months to experience McNean House, which we did last Friday evening. It really lived up to all I have heard about it, and more. Thanks sooo much to an establishment well run, superb food, wonderful staff, the attenition to detail was fantastic. Sorry we did'nt get to meet Nevin on this occasion. Needless to say we will be returning. Continued success to you all.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Eithne G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kilmessan, Ireland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

My heading says it all. Faultless and seemingly effortless excellence in everything the team at McNean House do. I loved it. My best birthday yet. If you're a foodie looking for a treat then look no further.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank PeteTheEat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Omagh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
85 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

My husband and I have been wishing to visit MacNean House for a long time. Finally got a booking with overnight stay booked on the 15th Feb for the 3rd Aug (our wedding anniversary). We booked the Junior Suite (highly recommend) with its lovely Duck Egg decor and not to forget the welcome Cognac! Neven leaves you a complimentary copy of his cookery book for overnight guests. The breakfast is to die for! Such a selection, definately something for everyone!
Whilst browsing the menus, Neven, comes round to speak to everyone to assist with choices. We opted for the Prestige Menu with wine selection. It was just divine! This is definately more than a meal out, it is a food experience that I would recommend everyone experience at least once! The staff are so welcoming and friendly! We enjoyed it so much that we have booked again for next year - can't wait!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Tyrone-lassie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tullamore, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

We have just returned from an overnight stay at MacNean House and once again it has exceeded all expectations,So much so that i have just booked it again for Easter Saturday next year and im already counting down.The food,service and accomadation is outsatanding.The staff is the most welcoming,unintrusive,professionaly trained staff you will find in the country.The rooms are so comfortable and elegantly decorated and all your needs catered for.
You also get signed copy of his latest book left in your room along with the most yummy cookies!
Nevin and staff thank you once again and we look forward to our return next year!This is now an annual event.!

Louise & Martin

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Louisetubber
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

Food and service are both simply wonderful, have eaten here for both dinners and Sunday lunches and the food has always been outstanding. Highly recommend - just make sure to book well in advance to avoid disappointment!

Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
Helpful?
Thank C0c01
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Blacklion
10.4 mi away
Lough Erne Resort
Lough Erne Resort
#5 of 7 in Enniskillen
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,391 reviews
10.7 mi away
Westville Hotel
Westville Hotel
#3 of 7 in Enniskillen
4.5 of 5 bubbles 728 reviews
18.6 mi away
Slieve Russell Hotel Golf and Country Club
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
10.6 mi away
The Enniskillen Hotel
The Enniskillen Hotel
#6 of 7 in Enniskillen
4.5 of 5 bubbles 514 reviews
10.7 mi away
Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges
0.3 mi away
Customs House Country Inn
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to MacNean House & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about MacNean House & Restaurant

Property: MacNean House & Restaurant
Address: Main Street, Blacklion, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Cavan > Blacklion
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Blacklion
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Macnean House And Restaurant
Macnean House & Restaurant Hotel Blacklion
Macnean Bistro
Macnean Hotel Cavan

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing