We just came back from our long weekend at The Carleton in Youghal. We have booked a 3 bed villa for 2 adults and 3 children.
The positives first: the house ( wouldnt call it a villa) was very clean, modern inside and well equipped, beds were very comfy, linen clean, bathrooms spotless. in the kitchen you have all you need, pots, pans, glasses, mugs cutlery, oven and hob, kettle dishwasher and washing machine, the living room although tiny had very comfortable seating ( not enough for 5 people though). the Tv was very small with very bad reception of channels there was a DVD player but no remote.
The staff: we only met Joan and she was very friendly, she gave us a welcome pack on arrival with different leaflet from area which helped a lot. We have tried ringing reception on day 2 & 3 to get remote for the dvd player and we got no answer. It meant the kids got to watch whole dvd of Dora rather than one epsode ( they were very happy about that!)
the playground was lovely, clean and safe.
The negatives: the village is very dated, all the houses are in desperate need of painting outside. Our one was extremly overloked. from the downstairs bedroom you had a "patio", paved out a bit of space with a bench. looking into neighbours bedroom. you could not sit out the front. Also we have given the ages of kids ( 3, 4 and 13 ) and the youngest bedroom was supposed to be downstairs with twin beds adn two double bedrooms upstars. I'm sorry but to leave two toddlers with a door going out of the house??? so they ended up sharing a big bed which ment i was up loads at night as they kept bumping into each other...
the pool was not opened even tho i was assure it will be opened June bank holiday weekend. there was nothing organized for kiddies. garden not opened. i was very dissapointed as the pool was one of the reasons we booked this village.
also i found the communication with reception prior to arrival difficult, have sent few emails and to day did not hear anything back...
Youghal itself is very quiet, with nothing to do really.
I must say the vilage might have been great years ago but not now. the villas give you no privacy, you cannot sit outside and enjoy the heat wave we had. The photos were very misleading and we will not be returning...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Carleton Village Holiday Homes Youghal are ideally located to offer you and your family an activity packed relaxing family break. Only a 2 minute drive from Youghal, Carleton Village offers you an onsite heated outdoor pool, two championship tennis courts, a fantastic playground, The Carleton Village Family Fun BBQ night, *Kids Club and Walled Garden packed to the brim with family fun activities. We’ve even got rainy days covered with our free DVD and local loyalty scheme. All this along with fantastic views overlooking Youghal, the river Blackwater and Atlantic Ocean all set in a 20 acre private secured complex. 40 minutes from Cork City, 30 minute from "Fota Wildlife" and only 2 1/2 hrs from Dublin, Carleton Holiday Homes is the perfect place to start your stress free family holiday. Carleton Village Holiday Homes Youghal, East Cork No.1 in Family Fun Holidays. ... more less
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