Travelled with Newmarket Travel from EMA.June 10th 2007, from ad spotted in the Mail on Sunday.
The flight times were changed after booking to a late arrival Ryanair,didn't get to hotel till midnight and we had to be on an excursion at 9am the following day - no reduction in price for missing half a day which is according to terms and conditions but against the spirit of a holiday.
No one at airport to meet us and all the other arriving guests.
Hung around for about half an hour in the arrivals hall before a bus eventually turned up to transport us to hotel.
No one at hotel from Newmarket Travel to greet us, no welcome drink etc, had to drag your own cases upstairs, no lifts.
Great start to the holiday.
The traditional Irish welcome was conspicuous by its absence, most staff were foreign.
The traditional Irish breakfast was a let down too, identical every day, hot was scrambled egg, bacon, tomato, sausage etc self served from a hostess trolley. Limited choice overall and they failed to cope adequately with the number of guests eating at the same time.No entertainment in the evening but plenty of other guests to talk to over a pint of Guiness. Evening restaurant was quite good, a decent meal here, bar meals were average.
Room we had was spacious and had great views of the Shannon river, the hotel was in a brilliant location.
Leisure facs excellent, good size pool.
The excursions were ok, lot of travelling on the bus, but good guides and drivers.
Having said all this negative stuff we enjoyed it overall, nice rural setting,some good food and a reasonable selection of excellent Irish pubs/restaurants to go at.
Lovely part of the world this is, despite the negatives we really enjoyed it but disappointed in the indifference of Newmarket Travel, one to avoid in future
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre in Killaloe on the County Clare and County Tipperary border. This Family Friendly Hotel is situated in a stunning location on the banks of the river Shannon, proudly overlooking the twin towns of Ballina Co. Tipperary and Killaloe Co. Clare with its famous 13 arch bridge and 13th century cathedral, St. Flannans. With its innate sense of peace and warmth, it is often described by locals as "Ireland's Best kept secret" and is one of the top hotels Clare has to offer. ... more less
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- Lakeside Hotel Killaloe