1. WiFi didn't work in the room and for a hotel of this calibre (and price) that's a huge no-no. A point off for that.
2. I rang the front desk repeatedly over the course of 2 days and the calls went unanswered. That's not 5 star service. That's very bad service.
3. Food in Yindee's was delicious but was ridiculously oversalted. It was delicious but almost inedible because of the salt. Doesn't the chef know that soy sauce is very, very salty and there's no need to add even more?
4. The breakfast fayre, though plentiful, was of poor quality. The sausages were particularly nasty being very cheap, almost all cereal and were disgusting. Two softly poached eggs were requested by both of us and both received HARD poached eggs.
5. TV picture in room was very poor with very small choice of channels.
We went on an Irish Times special offer deal which was very good, but I'm glad that I didn't pay full price for the rooms. The hotel is very nice, no doubt about that, but...it was unexciting and I thought, just lacking in excellence and love. I'll have to give it 3 out of 5. Would I recommend it? Yes. If you got a deal. Would I return? No.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on 170 acres of parkland, Lyrath Estate Hotel is only 5 minutes from Kilkenny City. It offers luxurious air-conditioned rooms, an award winning spa, an outdoor infinity pool, and a selection of bars and restaurants. Guests can enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep at Lyrath Estate Hotel as rooms are soundproofed with each having beautiful views overlooking the estate with not a car in sight. Each guest bedroom includes complimentary Wi-Fi and a 43 inch flat screen television. The Oasis Health Club boasts a gym, steam room, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The Oasis Spa offers a thermal suite, sauna and steam room with a range of indulgent treatments, with advance booking recommended. Contemporary Irish cuisine is on the menu at Yew Restaurant using the finest local ingredients. Tupper’s is a traditional Irish bar located at the heart of the hotel where you can enjoy a quiet drink & delicious bar food. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lyrath Estate Hotel, Spa & Convention Centre Hotel Kilkenny
- Lyrath Estate Hotel, Spa And Convention Centre
- Lyrath Hotel Kilkenny
- Lyrath Estate Kilkenny
- Lyrath Estate Hotel Convention Centre