Myself and my wife chose the Gleaneagles after there was a midweek offer highlighted on The Ray D'Arcy Show on Today FM, 2 nights B&B, €140, very reasonable, given it's a well know hotel, always heard about it since I was a child.
But upon our arrival, it was clear it hasn't changed much since I was a child, it actually felt as if we were walking into a time portal and we were emerging in 1979. To be honest it was a little unsettling. Don't get me wrong, it was tidy, clean, staff were very nice, very welcoming, very helpful.
The rooms didn't improve, the television made us feel as if we moved into the early 90's, but the decor held us firmly in the 80's.
Again all was spotless, impeccable even.
Our sleep however wasn't great, every noise from outside was heard, from cars going by, to the wheelie-bin rumbles in the morning.
Breakfast was truly awful, missing many things one would expect in an irish breakfast! Pre-toasted bread, ammassed under an IR light, leaving the toast as a lukewarm piece of rubber is a massive NO-NO. Dried up bacon and eggs, no pudding and no Crunchy Nut Cornflakes!!
For what we paid, it was ok, but quality should not suffer at the hands of a reduced price. We won't be returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gleneagle is a family owned hotel which has been in business for over fifty years. We continuously strive to improve our hotel and facilities, all the while maintaining a warm welcome for our guests. Our location, overlooking Killarney National Park, inspires us to create memorable and amazing experiences with a level of service and standard of hospitality second to none.The Gleneagle Hotel is Ireland’s leading leisure and entertainment destination. Where else can you find such extensive leisure facilities, world-class entertainment and genuine hospitality without having to step beyond our front door? Like all the great things in life, it’s best to experience it for yourself and with this in mind we hope to welcome you to The Gleneagle Hotel in the near future. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gleneagle Hotel Killarney