I recently spent 3 days at the Inchydoney. Without going into immense details i was less than enamoured with the whole experience.
I went to the Spa everyday and I found the staff and the facilities second to none. The swimming pool is fresh seawater and will do wonders for your skin. I was travelling with my 6 year old daughter and went out with friends on the Friday night. The hotel arranged a babysitter for me who was highly qualified, no nonsense and who my daughter liked immediately. It is not an exactly child friendly hotel and that is acceptable to me, but the swim times for the kids are limited to two sessions in the day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Most of the kids are all out on the beaches and if it was raining I would say that there would be more people in the pool. So I could live with that.
I have to say that my room was lovely, and just going to sleep with the roll of the waves, was wonderful. The balcony is high enough that the kids could not climb over it. I was concerned as we were on the 4th floor. There is no ironing board in the room, nor is there a kettle, although you are given a selection of teas. So you have to ask housekeeping for that. There a flat screen T.V's in the room with a DVD player, you can receive complimentary dvd's from reception, there is also a small selection for the kids.
Much and all as the place in general is to a high standard, there are little things that should have been addressed in the hotel and I brought these to the attention of the staff, I was glad to see that they were rectified almost immediately. I think that the only saving grace for me was my experience in the Spa of which I was grateful to the staff as I had to drag my 6 year old with me.
Everyone has different standards and expectations of what a break-away should mean to them. Would I recommentd this hotel to a friend? Well; I would have to tell them of my real experience there, and let them make up there own mind.
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- Also Known As:
- Inchydoney Island Lodge And Spa
- Inchydoney Island Hotel Clonakilty
- Inchydoney Hotel
- Inchydoney Spa
- Hotel Inchydoney Island
- Inchydoney Lodge Spa