On a whim we booked Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney just to get away for a weekend. We assumed it was going to one of these hotels where you checked in, got a meal similar to a good take-away and take-it-or-leave-it staff.
Were we wrong? We sure were. The weekend was one of those never ceasing heavy rainfall encounters. From arrival to departure the staff could not have been more helpful - we never left the hotel. The food was great and plenty of choice. The room was comfortable and a step better than your average hotel. The bar was excellent. The main entertainment was provided by Dickie Rock who now in his seventies rocked the place, jumped around the stage and on occasion jumped off it. Dickie still is one of Ireland's greatest entertainers.
The hotel bar had its own entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. This entertainment (singer with pre-recorded music) was good also. Where there were no seats, the staff provided seating without even being asked.
I know in many instances staff of hotels have outward signs of welcoming, but not in the Gleneagle where the staff had a genuine interest in making the weekend an entertaining and friendly one.More