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Mc Kevitt's Village Hotel
Ranked #5 of 13 Carlingford B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 18, 2013

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!

Room Tip: Go elsewhere
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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12  Thank dannekka
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Location is fantastic, even though Carlingford is small. Breakfast was great, and you are allowed deviate from the menu. Price was cheap, room was clean, bright and reasonably big. Great roof top garden view of the mountains. Downside is can be noisy at weekends. They have dropped a star because I seen the a member of the breakfast staff be quite rude to some lads staying there, when the lads were actually quite nice. Overall, good value for money and perfect for a short stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Just stayed here for three nights with my partner and our one year old daughter and had a lovely stay. The hotel is in a brilliant location, within walking distance of all you would need. Beautiful little town. Rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. Wifi doesn't work great in the rooms but this wasn't a problem, it works fine in the bar. There was some noise from the music in the bar downstairs but nothing that would keep you awake. Our daughter, who isn't a sound sleeper at the best of times never heard a thing and slept all night!! Staff were all lovely. Really friendly and welcoming. Very helpful when asked places to visit, things to do etc. Would definately visit again and plan to very soon. Would have no problem in reccomending to family and friends. Carlingford is definately worth a visit and McKevitts is the place to stay!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank sharon d
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Only stay at this hotel if you intend to get so smashed out of your face that you won't hear a thing, either that or AVOID room 7. Staying here with our 7 week old baby girl, the room (room 7) they have put us in is right above the bar with a band blaring music till all hours. It's like the band is in the room with us, can't hear tv for it and the whole room is vibrating, they're pretty damn awful as well. There are 2 stag parties staying and the whole footfall of the hostel, sorry "hotel" are walking past our door.

There is no lift in the hotel so if you have kids, prams or are unable to take stairs then you're out of luck. We've had to lift pram up each time.

VERY VERY basic and room is tiny, it's more like a hostel than hotel, with what i can only describe as a 3/4 bed, do they even make them anymore? don't be fooled by the bar downstairs, they've obviously done that up and not bothered with the rest. At €90 per night it is a total rip off. If we get charged for this night stay in the morning then it's a disgrace.

Worst hotel I've stayed in



  • Stayed: July 2013
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7  Thank AlmaTheCool
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Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

If you're in the noisey bar then this ain't a problem, tho don't stay here to Chill out in any way. Has the feel of a bar/hotel. Cleanish, kind of a good hostel, great location, but basic and rooms in need of sound insulation!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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2  Thank Steve82Dublin
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mckevittshotel, Owner at Mc Kevitt's Village Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2013

In Mc Kevitts our saff are noted for their friendliness and respect shown to our clients. Carlingford in high season is an active and lively medeieval small town .We are located in the centre so guaranteeing complete silence is beyond our controll.As a nice young family I would love to welcome you back to experience the joys Mc Kevitts and Carlingford have to offer.Management and staff are dissapointed your stay was not to your sattisfaction and would welcome an oportunity to restore your faith in us.
Our report on your incident shows no alternative room was available and respect was maintained so much so the music was stopped at 12.00

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

After reading some reviews I was a little bit worried about my stay . There was no need to be worried at all , from checkig in to checking out the whole weekend was truly enjoyable , and made even more so by the freindly and courtious staff from the owners down , the food was excellent (value for money and very tasty) , the room was clean spacious and comfortable , we will definetly be staying again . In all our stay turned out to be one of the best we have had anywhere , and a special thank you to Alma and Zelda who went the extra mile to make our stay an enjoyable one . I would highly reccomend Mckevitt's for a lovely weekend away .

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alan L
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

I absolutely love Carlingford, would move there tomorrow if I could afford to, but McKevitts hotel would not be, unfortunately, somewhere I would like to stay again. Its a pity really, cause the location couldn't be better & the food is lovely but to say our 2 rooms were sparce & grim wouldn't be exaggerating. The décor was like something out of a time warp! 120 euros it cost for the night, which isn't cheap but most of the bed & breakfast homes are only 45 euro each per night and are, by far, superior. Look Its not going to ruin your night out in Carlingford, the room was at least clean but if you like a bit of comfort, there are so many fabulous places to stay in this gorgeous medieval village, that I would go elsewhere next time. Hope this helps!

Room Tip: Not room 1 or 3!!!
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Market Square | Carlingford, Co. Louth, Carlingford, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Louth > Cooley Peninsula > Carlingford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Carlingford
Price Range: $127 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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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