I didnt book a room in this hotel because I was reading previous reviews about rooms being too small and overpriced and I didnt like the replies the hotel owners gave as I thought they were very rude and angry so we checked into a lovely b&b for 3 nights for a mini break...our plan was to go to O'sheas for the night entertainment because hopefully we wouldnt encounter any complaints as pub patrons and it's child friendly and we had 3 children 9, 5 and 2yrs ...so on arrival in Tramore I rang the hotel and a woman answered and I asked was there music that night and was children welcome..her answer was yes, the music starts at 930pm and of course children are welcome...so we thought great we can go and they're relaxed enough about kids..we had an amazing night, there were lots of families with their kids running about at 12 when we left, the young barman who was serving us for the night was really nice to us and was always chatting away to us everytime we ordered, even when I commented that my draught beer was warm he said next time he'll get my beer from the other bar..when we were leaving my husband handed him a tip and we never do that in a bar! Roll on next night..so I thought...so following night we arrived around 10:10pm because music started later than the 930pm the previous night, we found a seat and the ballroom was closed but we scanned the room and ok we thought there are lots of young kids here and a DJ playing so we went to order drinks..first I noticed the nice barman was off but 2 older people were working, a man and woman. They ignored us, served people who just walked up to the counter, numerous of times..eventually the man served us, no smile, no thank you, basically no manners, we didnt mind because we just wanted the kids to have a good time anyway. So we were there just over an hour so I told my husband to order 2 drinks for us at 11;20PM because the bar is probably closing, he finished his drink much quicker than me so when we spotted the barman at 11:45pm my husband asked him for a pint for himself while he waited for me too finish mine but he replied no bar is closed...so ok fair enough until 10 min later the barman served 2 people alcohol, my husband asked the barman and he replied are you resident? No, they are residents! Ok so I was thinking we were customers spending money in this pub also, we should be treated the same so I approached the female barstaff and quizzed her, at the same time she was just finishing serving some kids some peanuts, she told me the same and she made a very rude comment to me: "it's after 12 anyway, your children should be in bed, and children should be off the premises at 930PM" I said you served the kids before me peanuts and she just laughed at me saying that it was only peanuts and its not alcohol but my opinion was if kids should be in bed then why was she selling them peanuts, why didnt she tell their parents that they should be in bed! She was aware the time we arrived at the pub, it was well after 10 and the previous day I was told kids are welcome and music starts at 930!This woman made me feel that I was some drunk who hadnt a clue that my kids should be in bed,we were on holiday and we dont do this at home. I'm sure she would have noticed that most of the customers are families with young kids, if they didnt serve families late after the 930 curfew for kids then they wouldnt be open the 44years they keep bragging about. And judging from previous reviews with cheeky hotel replies, Im sure these people are going to leave me a smart comment..but it's ok, they dont need to waste valuble time because I wont be back, this place was buzzing a few years ago but seems empty and dead except for the families they serve after their 930 rule!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- O'Shea's Hotel by the sea in Tramore has been welcoming guests since 1968. Guests return time and time again for short breaks, business, horse racing, golfing, pony trekking, touring, walking holidays,beach holidays, family holidays, to play the slot machine in the many arcades or just to relax and unwind beside the sea.O'Shea's Hotel, is the ideal location for a relaxing break or an activity based holiday."There is very much a home from home atmosphere at O'Shea's Hotel, where you are assured of friendly & attentive service.This hotel is not your typical cloned international style, but old world charm, cosy warm rooms with modern comfort. We welcome dogs in our hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Osheas Hotel Tramore