Having stayed in the sister hotel in Carlingford I kind of knew what to expect of the hotel. The common areas such as the lobby are quite plush but the rooms are quite plain and I was quite disappointed with them. We had booked a suite so we thought suite would mean it would be a bit more luxurious. Sorely wrong. It just meant it had another separate living room/sleeping area which was very sparsely furnished with furniture that just looked so cheap. Not what you want on a romanic trip away. The bedroom part was ok - very plain nothing special - and that's why I would only class this hotel as ok for a budget break. The service is the hotel however was very good for our stay in every department. The breakfast was good enough also considering it is a buffet which I usualy do not like but the food was hot and fresh, and I enjoyed it. The leisure facilities were excellent but I thought it funny to have to go outside the hotel door and into another door to get to them. We enjoyed them a lot as they had pool, sauna, steam, jacuzzi and outside hot tub and the two times we visited the place was quiet enough. We ate in the Avenue and the set menu was good value, but quite plain food for starter and main course and I would do 100 times better myself. We were seated beside the kitchen and had the staff whooshing close by to us all night so again not good for a romantic meal for 2. Was not also helped by the kids screaming and running around who were obviously there as part of some family birthday celebration. This was after 9pm at night on a saturday and at that time of night, I expect to be able to dine in peace. Not the hotels fault but they do encourage family celebrations there and someone could have told the adults to stop letting the kids run around and so loudly. The decor also in avenue is quite plain and casual. It could be a nice place with the lights etc but the furniture looks cheap. We tried to go for a few drinks in the bar. However, it was taken over by a GAA supporters club for the night who were staying there, who also then took over the music that was being played, and took it in turns to "sing" and ssssshhhh anyone else in the bar from talking. so we had to leave after one drink as we couldnt talk and the singing was not pleasant to listen to. I sound like a terribly picky traveler here which I'm not. I do backpacking and 5 + star when it suits me. I aim my reviews and expectations at the standard expected for the price paid or what is promised in the hotel information. My experience was just that this hotel while good in some aspects didnt live up to expectations overall and my room, dinner, drinks experience were very disappointing. Or maybe I'm not the clientele they are aiming at.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The four-star Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan is a family run independant hotel located 1km from Monaghan Town. We first opened our door's in the early 1970's and have continued to grow ever since. Having the pleasure of hosting many events including Weddings, Family gatherings and Corporate Events throughout the years. With over 45 years experience in the hospitality industry your sure to enjoy your break away with the Four Seasons. An excellent access point for both Northern and Southern Ireland. Equidistance from Dublin and Belfast with a travel time of 90 minutes. You can walk just 1km along the Ulster Canal Greenway to the centre of Monaghan Town & 500m to the new Monaghan Education Campus, easily accessed from the (N2) Dublin - Derry By-pass. A warm welcome awaits you. Offering newly refurbished well appointed accommodation, ideal for business and leisure breaks. Check out our Special Offers! ... more less
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