Went on a romantic weekend break with my boyfriend. The location is fabulous and it is really that which kept me there. The food in the hotel restaurant and the bar were nice too to be honest. My main issue was with the room. We were put in a room in a different building than the hotel. It was 80s style with faded curtains and bedlinen. Clean - for the most part (the windows could have done with a wash), but kind of depressing. The floor was tiled and the TV had limited reception. I liked the quirky furniture in the room but that was about it. We had to go down fire escape steps in the rain to get to the restaurant and the bar, which is fine on the way...but not so hot on the way back.
I pretty much drove my boyfriend loopy being jealous of what looked like very nice rooms on the other side of the hotel...I'll never know.
The dinner on the Saturday evening was the nicest part of the stay there. The food was lovely. The service left a lot to be desired. Lots of foreigners serving the food who did not really get the language (English). I was not too impressed with the breakfast, and if you are looking for decaff coffee, be prepared for a description of what this is and, be prepared to get caffeinated.... (dangerous if you are me..).
The staff at reception find it difficult to get off the seats in the room behind reception and actually engage in a pleasant way with customers. I found them quite abrupt and not really that friendly or welcoming. A bit like 'you are in the middle of nowhere now...we have you....so we dont actually have to be nice'.
The main lounge in the hotel is interesting and the bar has some charm. The main advantage to staying at this hotel is that you are on the shores of Killary harbour and it is quiet. I dont think I will be back. Fine for a night , probably if you make sure you ask for the newer rooms....
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