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“Definitely not suitable for the Less Able!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Becketts Hotel

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Becketts Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Leixlip B&B and Inns
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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“Definitely not suitable for the Less Able!!”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We arrived on 6th Sept.after spending all day travelling to find that we had to drag our heavy cases up 36 steps with no offer of anyone carrying the bags up. No Lift. When I eventually got to
room 6 it was cold and uninviting.
Had to encounter stairs again to have a meal in dining room.
Steaks looked very nice but my fish served on a bed of sweet potato was ruined because it was swimming in a vinegarette dressing.Yuck!
There was no cooked breakfast and when we were departing the receptionist couldn;t get rid of us fast enough.Thank goodness we went on to The Mustard Seed,Q.C.s restaurant and The Maldron Hotel for good Irish food and hospitality.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Amsterdam
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Nice mansion that unfortunately lost bit of its character. Clean. Continetal breakfast OK.
Nice room, quiet location, unfortunately the walls seem to be of cardboard, so you can hear people in the other rooms. We considered having dinner in there, but this was too expensively priced. Same for the hotel itself. Difficult to find.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Zurich
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

The photos on the hotel website make it look really lovely. And downstairs in the bar/restaurant area, it is. Sadly, our bedroom was a little tired (and moving the TV showed it wasn't particularly clean either), and the bathrom was really disppointing: cracked tiles, dodgy plumbing and dirty/mouldy grouting. Certainly didn't match our expectations. The staff were friendly though - when we got back very late from a wedding well after the bar had closed, the porter made sure we all have jugs of water to rehydrate us! The continental breakfast was also really disappointing. OK, so no Irish breakfast, but no pastries/croissants/cheese/cold meats at all on offer. Just toast and a poor selection of cereals. Plus, despite the ugly double glazing (what a shame for what must once have been a very grand house) we could still hear traffic noise from the motorway. Certainly won't be recommending this place.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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kildare
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

To me the sign of a great hotel is their staff ,and what a group of staff they have in Becketts!!
They went above and beyond to accomodate every person at their hotel,nothing was too much..we attended a wedding here, which we stayed 2 nights,from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, our experience of Becketts was so pleasurable.Our food was superb,rooms fantastic and overall atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable...Hotels nowadays seem to be always rushing and understaffed but here you are greeted warmly and attentively.Well done to the management and staff for making our friends wedding day unforgetable ,you really are wonderful and deserve alot of credit
See you all again in the near future!!!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2012

stayed at becketts for a family wedding,couldnt praise becketts staff highly enough, from early in the morning til very very late their good humour never faulted. Food was the best we ever had at a wedding, what a weekend definately aided by becketts,top marks for you all

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

Stayed here on christmas eve-eve, my boyfriend and myself. We booked a standard room b n b and were very kindly upgraded to a suite. It would usually be about €30 more for the suite and it's worth it, so nice! The hotel itself is a really small countryhouse hotel and is snug and cosey and decorated so nicely.The staff could not have been nicer, they were incredibly welcoming and made you feel at home, the bar was small but really cute and cosy and the whole place was decorted so nicely for Christmas. The room itself (the suite) was a great size with a seperate sitting room and bedroom en-suite with a great view out over the gardens and the river. The rooms even had old exposed brick walls which was really nice feature. As we would be departing on new years eve morning there wasn't cooked breakfast available which we would have loved BUT they let us know just to ring down in the morning and breakfast would be dropped up. It was a lovely spread of fresh fruit, tea coffee jams and toast and juice, yum!Overall great stay would return again and for dinner also next time!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Dublin
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Reviewed December 10, 2011

Recently visited Beckett’s restaurant with a small group for a business lunch on the recommendation of friends. Plenty of car parking out front, and the house itself had a welcoming and homely feel. We were warmly greeted by our host and promptly seated in the conservatory area, which was appropriately decorated for the Christmas season.

In the room:
The conservatory was bright and spacious and the table well presented, with crisp white linen and clean glasses and cutlery. We did spot a few cobwebs on the columns throughout the room, and the low winter sun did nothing to hide the dirt on the conservatory windows, but that’s something easily remedied. The plush padded chairs at table are worth an honourable mention as we found them particularly comfortable. Ambience was quiet and relaxed, and the clientele a mix of locals and small groups out for a working lunch.

At the table:
The bread basket lacked variety, with one choice of white and brown bread, but the offering was fresh and there was plenty for everyone. The butter could have been a little softer and proved difficult to spread.

Good selection of starters on the Christmas lunch menu, and I was pleased to have selected the warm salad with Clonakilty black pudding. Well presented on the plate, the sweet mustard dressing and mild smokiness of the Toulouse sausage complemented the dark flavour of the pudding well.

Likewise, a good selection of main courses, and having mistakenly ordered the vegetarian option of red kidney bean and coriander Wellington (thinking it was beef wellington!), I was glad I had. Often the vegetarian option is an afterthought in restaurants, but the Wellington here was very good indeed. The pastry was crisp and the filling flavourful with a subtle hint of coriander, which I really enjoy. A serving of vegetables and roast potatoes normally accompanies the main, but I asked for a side order of chips instead. I was disappointed when this didn’t arrive, and had almost finished the main before I saw any staff to enquire.

All was forgiven when the desserts came to the table, and once again the wide selection meant that there was something to everyone’s taste. The Christmas pudding was my preferred choice; rich, moist, and hot throughout, it was covered in a deliciously warm brandy crème anglaise. The pudding was the best I’ve had in a long time, and perfect on a cold winter’s day.

Tea and coffee were average, and there was only one milk jug (with a chip on the pouring spout) between our group, so it was a bit of a stretch. Cappucino, Latte and Expresso were available at an additional charge.

At 24 euro the lunch was reasonably priced, and given the attention to detail of the food and wide selection on the menu I was more than happy with the offering. The additional service charge of 12.5% was a little more difficult to swallow - I like to reward for good service when I receive it, but I found the service at table to be variable and at times rushed and a little distracted.

Elsewhere:
The restroom was easy to locate on the ground floor, and although small was clean and tidy with plenty of mirrors. All facilities are located on a level ground floor, and corridors and doors are suitably wide to accommodate wheelchair users.

In summary:
Enjoyed my first visit to Beckett’s restaurant and found the food to be the real star of the show - excellent quality and presentation, a well-designed menu, providing a wide variety of Irish and international flavours. Service was variable, but overall would recommend Beckett’s if you’re looking for quality food in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Becketts Hotel
Address: Cooldrinagh House, Leixlip, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kildare > Leixlip
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Leixlip
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Becketts Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Becketts hotel is a 3-star property located on the outskirts of Dublin city which was the home of the famous Irish writer Samuel Becketts' mother. This Country house has been fully restored maintaining many or its original features. It boasts 10 guestrooms beautifully designed including double, single, twin and suite. ... more   less 
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