We enjoyed our weekend break at Dunbrody House and certainly endorse the positive comments as outlined by others but would be a little hesitant to return, which is a shame. The hostess Catherine Dundon is warm, professional and attentive without being intrusive or officious. The food is really excellent both at dinner and breakfast. The service is friendly and mostly helpful. The highlighted short-comings are intended as constructive feedback as we would like to return but would respectfully suggest that a few things need to be addressed before we would spend the best part of 1000 euro for a weekend at Dunbrody again. The arrival procedure where you wander until you find a member of staff is confusing and makes a poor first impression. I rang the reception number but there was no answer and assumed we came in the wrong door.The staff at breakfast are unsupervised and poorly trained. We ate our breakfasts at a 20 minute interval from each other due to a waitress error. I told her that we would prefer to eat together but she had been instructed by the chef to return the first plate (which she had wandered round the restaurant with) and that the next plate would follow. Not really good enough for the legendary relaxed breakfasts. There was no hot water in our suite on the first morning and only one bath towel in the evening. The net curtain at the garden window (room 302) was soiled. I think with better supervision/training of the staff who have been described elsewhere as "ditzy" and a little more attention to detail customers would be more inclined to make a return visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small luxury country house hotel built in 1830 and set in extensive gardens and estate. Acclaimed fine dining restaurant and very popular Seafood Bar combined with on-site cookery school make Dunbrody a favourite destination amongst foodies but also for those seeking to experience Irish heritage coupled with traditional hospitality.A small boutique spa offering a range of holistic therapies completes the offering at Dunbrody. Ideal spot for those seeking to get away from it all and chill. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dunbrody House Hotel