Had the misfortune of staying at this place recently. The hotel was advertised through Groupon. When we phoned the hotel to check on dates the receptionist said that she would take our booking over the phone thus cutting out Groupon. We opted for a two night stay on a bed and breakfast basis which a steak meal on one night. On arrival we were shown to our room. It was nothing like the photograph used to advertise the hotel. It was very small, the shower disn't work properly and the skylight was black with mildue. We chose to eat in the hotel on both nights paying for the first night and having the included steak meal on the second. The food was terrible. Tasted like the cooking oil had not been changed for some time. We were really not looking forward to the meal on the second night but thought what the heck. The steak came with onion rings which were again cooked in the same oil. The steak was very dry and tasteless. I asked the server for some gravy and she went to the kitchen. She returned a short time later and obviously embarrassed saif that gravy would incur an extra charge! Breakfast again was awful, appears that even the eggs were microwaved. Overall terrible experience. Advise paying a little bit more and staying elsewhere. Nightmare!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lough Erne townhouse hotel is a little locally run 16 bedroom building with a small but key staff who deal with our guests on a daily level, providing a more personal service that certain guests love time and time again. The Hotel is situated in the heart of Fermanagh's lakeland on the banks of the Glendurragh River 1 mile from Lough Erne itself, a warm and friendly welcome awaits you on your arrival at the Lough Erne Hotel. Our Riverside lounge and Bridgewater restaurant offers an excellent choice of menu. Regular entertainment, weekend and midweek breaks throughout the year. The Lough Erne Hotel began life as a Royal Irish Constabulary barrack in 1862. It was built by the governors of the Vaughan Charity who then owned the village of Kesh. The building cost £650 and the police paid £30 per year for rent. A year after the barrack was built it was burnt down in an accidental fire. Some repairs were done immediately but further work was carried out in 1921. For example stabling for horses that was provided behind the hotel in what is now the Glendurragh Suite. One of the RIC officers stationed in Kesh, Constable McCormick, was a very famous boxer. In fact he once fought the British Heavyweight Champion, Billy Wells. Another local man, Bob Irwin, was also a famous boxer in those days, once beating the Welterweight champion of the Rhine Army. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Lough Erne Hotel Kesh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom