Arrived and given key to room 22, went up and small smelly and spartan immediately jumped to mind. Dropped off bags and went for two pints in pj's bar, quick walk round and booked table in magees for 10.15. Went back to room for a nap before dinner and experienced the bed for first time and this was not good, mattress and pillows like concrete. Two pillows as thin and hard as you like, and, four smelly sofa cushions along the headboard to complete the cheap furniture ensemble. Look, I know carlingford is a small party village and was crawling with hen and stag parties just looking to park drunken heads the night we stayed but, to charge 120 euro a night for that tatty, cheaply furnished room is beyond cheek. Anyway, in lieu of a nap we tried to watch tv for an hour, but it's so far up the wall that the screen just blacks out at the angle you are forced to watch at - unless you wish to view standing up! So, unrested we went to dinner - lovely, thank you magees bistro - and arrived back at around 12:30 with the nightclub in full swing. We both agreed it was for just one night and what the hell, but it was getting a bit annoying at 2:15 or so when it ended. Blessed relief you might think but no, as the noise from the club subsided the racket from the big cooling unit literally outside our window kicked in - Sweet Jesus! I think our room was over their beer keg store as staff began dragging and dumping kegs in and out until 3:15 - can this not be done in the late morning? As this was happening the other guests began arriving back, none to quietly either, a small sign to ask for consideration for other guests perhaps? So, having had little sleep and with a gnarled, knotted neck we awoke at 9 and I immediately went for my morning smoke on the palatial smoking terrace, with it's uneven paving slabs with gaps you could get an aircraft carrier through - a serious accident waiting to happen. By the way, maybe someone could clean the right hand door leading to said terrace to a degree it can be seen through - just a thought! Not all doom and gloom, wife had poached eggs on toast which were cooked perfectly and served with a smile, I had same - and happy as with it. I am so happy we received a voucher for our stay because if we had paid for it, I think we would be in litigation now. Carlingford is a beautiful little place, but McKevitts village hotel does it no favours at all. Times are changing and you need to do the same McKevitts - deplorable!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- McKevitt's Village Hotel is a family run hotel that lies in the heart of Carlingford. We offer 14 ensuite bedrooms with a warm traditional decorative theme. Each room contains tea and coffee making facilities, television, iron and hairdryer. Wireless broadband is available to all guests throughout the hotel. Guests can avail of family, twin, double, single or triple rooms. We are also proud to offer superb dining in Schooners Restaurant where you can sample the culinary delights of our locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant is a member of the Good Food Circle which aims to promote Carlingford Restaurants through the use of indigenous produce. Also available is our extensive Bar Snack Menu where you can be tempted by such favourites as our unrivalled Seafood Chowder, Carlingford Mussels and Oysters. ... more less
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- Mckevitts Village Hotel Carlingford