My husband and I stayed at The Welcome Inn when touring Ireland. Walking in, my first thoughts were cute old world hotel. Too bad we didn't know where we would land on that evening, I might very well have been more comfortable sleeping in the car.
Granted, they only had a room with 2 twin beds available. We survived that. The room was overheated and the knob to adjust the temperature was broken, just kept spinning. We opened the window to allow some cooler air in, only to hear the sound of the next door market's air handling system, which whirred all night, making for fitful sleep. Walls so thin, I could hear the morning habits of the person in the next door room...EEW! The room was in need of an overhaul, paint and carpet both stained, leaving me to wonder how clean the room really was...We opted for the B&B option, usually a good way to go. The breakfast offerings were meager, the coffee horrendous, the staff slow to notice/serve and not a smile to be made, barely any eye contact...perhaps it was a bad day.
The hotel states "Wi-fi in all rooms" on it's website. When I asked the front desk for the password, I was quickly told wifi would not be available in the room where we were staying. It was available in the lobby, I was told. No truth in advertising, I'd say.
As far as value, on this visit (as well as August 2012) I'd payed the same price for B&B's in Ireland with spectacular views, wonderful food. Not much bang for my buck, for sure. If I ever travel through Castlebar again, I won't be staying at The Welcome Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Welcome Inn Hotel is closed until further notice. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Welcome Hotel Castlebar
- The Welcome Hotel