My boyfriend & I stayed in the Parknasilla for 1 night a few weeks ago. We heard the hotel had been recently renovated & were expecting good things!
Unfortunately it seems they renovated part of the hotel only - and the room we were in, was clearly not recently renovated.
The room was very dated and badly in need of being painted, The bathroom was especially shoddy, with very old tiles, paint, bath, shelves etc.... We were situated on the ground floor with no view whatsoever, except people passing directly outside the window, meaning we had to keep the curtains closed.
The flex on the hairdryer (which couldn't be removed from the drawer) was so short, you nearly had to kneel down on the floor to use it properly. Even the towels were of very poor quality, for hotel standards. There was a full length mirror coming off the wall in our room, which when opened back led to a closet with pipes etc... that should clearly have been closed off. Furthermore the television reception was terrible, most of the channels were fuzzy & we could not fix it.
The spa / swimmng pool was only adequate. The stairs leading to it were in the main reception area, which means that all guests coming to & from this area have to walk through the main entrance / reception area in their bathrobes / slippers etc...
To top it all off, there was NO HOT WATER the following morning in the shower. We mentioned this at check out & got a small discount. As for the rest of the hotel, there didn't seem to be any point in complaining about the dated rooms & decor, as they are clearly aware of this themselves.
The decking outside the hotel & view over the bay was lovely, but unfortunately was of no use to us, seeing as it was raining the whole time we were there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Parknasilla Resort & Spa, at the edge of the Kenmare Bay along the Ring of Kerry & the Wild Atlantic Way. Parknasilla incorporates a luxurious and historic hotel - an indulgent Ocean Side Spa - a courtyard of charming two bedroom lodges - a community of spacious & elegant three bedroom houses - a 12 hole golf course - two tennis courts and a small beach -all within it's own 500 acres estate which is mapped into walks & trails for guests to explore. The Spa at Parknasilla is inspired by the nature that surrounds it and when combined with enriching Elemis therapies, your wellness is guaranteed. The classical styled Hotel Manor Rooms enjoy glorious sea views. Dining in the Pygmalion Restaurant is central to your enjoyment of Parknasilla: - inspired cooking, traditional style service against the backdrop of spectacular sunsets ensures you of a memorable experience. In summertime kayaking, archery and guided walks are offered. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Parknasilla Hotel Sneem