Just back after another 5 lovely days in Breaffy. We stayed in the old hotle again (as Ive said previously, it has so much more character than the Woods). Great value trip, 5 nights B&B and 2 evening meals for €626.....works out at €25.04 each per day. Family rooms as always have plenty of space. The meal on first night (Thursday) wasn't great, but on Sunday was superb. I have mentioned here before that the only let down with this hotel is a lack of consistency (another example is that some bar staff charge .50c for a diluted orange/black currant and some don't). John (our waiter on the Sunday) was, as always, very pleasant and nothing was too much trouble for him,, an old school waiter if ever there was one, and he made us feel welcomed and important. We missed him on the first evening, even the kids were disappointed (this being our fourth visit)when they noted he wasn't about.... but he was back on Sunday evening and all was well with our meal (coincidence I wonder?). The pool was great for the kids, and as always the crazy golf does a roaring trade.... it was chilly of an evening, but that's autumn in an old building for you, put a jumper on and suck it up. Drinks were expensive I found this year with a Smithwicks coming in at €4.60 and a Heineken at €4.90...... and I really do think they should well crisps and nuts behind the bar..... €2 for Pringles and skittles from a vending machine that is sometimes empty increases parents expense. On the plus side, you can get 2 litres of orange or 7Up for €5 in the bar....something we only discovered on our last night. I still love Breaffy and will be back again next year. Please, get some new games in the games room for the kids. As for entertainment, live music nightly was great but for one....that man who plays the CD's in the bar does NOT qualify as entertainment and his rambling lines of inane chit-chat and awful musical choices (old school mixing old and new) You wont cater for everyone so pick a happy medium for Gods sake. Well done to the staff on catering two large wedding parties at the weekend and this did not impact a whit on the rest of the guests. I used the gym for the first time, it was well equipped and maintained. well done again *****.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Why stay in a Hotel when you have the luxury of a Resort! Home to the Award Winning Healy Mac’s Irish Bar & Restaurant Location: Located just a 3km drive from the vibrant town of Castlebar in Co. Mayo, Breaffy House Resort is nestled on 90 acres of majestic parkland. The picturesque resort provides our guests with a combination of old world charm in Breaffy House Hotel and modern luxury in Breaffy Woods Hotel just two a two minute stroll apart (seasonal hotel). Westport is only a 15 minutes’ drive. The Great Western Greenway starts at Turlough, only a 5 minute drive from Breaffy! Style & Ambience: Breaffy House Hotel offers traditional old world Irish charm and hospitality. Retaining some of its original Country House atmosphere, the house dates back to 1890 while Breaffy Woods Hotel built in 2006 offers a more modern option. The Irish Times and Diageo has named Healy Mac’s as the Best Irish Bar in the World (outside Ireland) and now, this award-winning Bar has arrived at Breaffy House Resort . Those who have visited Breaffy will agree the two million refurbishment programme in 2015 has added to the splendour of this magnificent Resort Amenities: The Resort is comprised of two superb hotels; Breaffy House Hotel & Breaffy Woods Hotel located on the private woodlands of the resort. Each hotel boasts a Bar & Restaurant. Live entertainment at weekends and nightly during peak times. During school midterm and summer breaks, our renowned Breaffy Buddies Kids Club is in full operation. Fantastic on site facilities include: outdoor playground, crazy golf, astro pitch and games room. Business Breaffy House Resort is the ideal location for your conference, congress or event, with accommodation to facilitate up to 700 residential delegates on the resort and conference facilities for up to 2000 delegates in a single auditorium. This outstanding conference destination offers two options; The Breaffy Suite or the Breaffy Arena both with syndicate suites depending on your specific requirements. Home to one of Ireland's premier sporting facilities and incorporates the 'Centre for Sports Training and Excellence' Leisure Breaffy Leisure Club features a 20 metre indoor swimming pool, paddling pool, gymnasium ,aerobics studio, sauna ,Jacuzzi, Steam Room , Swimming Lessons, a range of fitness classes &highly qualified Instructors Breaffy Spa features 12 treatment rooms which includes 2 Dry Floatation Therapy Beds, a Hydrotherapy Bath, our signature Rasul Mud Chamber and a spacious Tan Room. Enjoy a variety of inventive and restorative massages, facials and body treatments that provide a sense of wellbeing and tranquillity. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Breaffy House Hotel Castlebar
- Breaffy Hotel Castlebar
- Breaffy Hotel House