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Zetland Country House Hotel
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Reviewed September 16, 2008

The location is beautiful and the outside is much like a French country chateau. The staff was helpful and nice. It is expensive, but if you get on their mailing list or inquire about deals, they have them and then I would recommend this place for those deals. If I were paying top dollar I would hesitate a little, but if you can get a deal than this place is totally beautiful. It's a little rundown but they are working on it and the gardens are beautiful. The location is a little way off but I like being off the beaten path. If you are looking on spending some time on day hikes around the Conemara than this is a great place to splurge for the evening. The dinner was delicious too! I definitely recommend the place. Their is a haunting feeling about the house, but I think that adds to the fun of the historical feeling of the place.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled with friends
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1  Thank lexib
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Reviewed August 8, 2008

Thank goodness for Imad, the receptionist, restaurant manager and general 'get it sorted' guy. this place hadn't been renovated, at a guess, since the 80's. it is living purely on it's great location: no minibar, no coffee making tray, small towels of the greying variety, 1 out of three lamps working, the gardens view is a bit overtstated (about 20'). I think the owners need to travel a bit and see what hotels - even mid price ones - offer nowadays. The staff were all pleasant and I'm sure if you had a bay view room, nature would have delivered the goods. The restaurant was good enough but trying to hard to be modern Irish but give it a go and if you are there for two nights go to O'Dowd's in Roundstone for the second night. Breakfast was good and the price inclusive.

3  Thank timmmad06
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Reviewed August 5, 2008

Zetland House has a grand location and proximity to Clifden. Could use some reno. attention. Big sprays of flowers are fake and surrounding gardens could use some more car...not tatty, just not totally well kept. Bar small. Main lounge grand, but furniture not up to the job. Food great and staff helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank simpsp
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Reviewed July 23, 2008

Where do I begin? Objectively, if I were a travel robot, I'd love the place. Big rooms, nice bathrooms, free wireless (in the lobby only--
not in the guest rooms), and a great view. The sad reality is that from a human perspective, its very impersonal, the staff is not unhelpful, but also very creepy. The remote location makes it a pain to do anything but stay there or drive far away (and dread coming back to have a place to sleep). Come with a full appetite, as there are no lunch options, though the staff offered to whip up something (based on their 60+ Euros per person dinner prices we passed).

The whole setup is bizarre: the lobby, sitting room, dining room, and other facilities imply an enormous hotel. The weird unused modern wing appended to the manor house likely was built to put that to use, but there is parking for 5-6 cars at best. We booked B&Bs and somehow got this place (at least the pricey breakfast was free).

Why do I say the place is creepy? Well the odd unused wing helps, as do the large unused sitting room, cavernous dining room, and numerous turns needed to get to one of four or so rooms. More than anything the staff looming over you, watching you eat, following you in the halls, and never actually doing anything makes you on edge. The one time we asked anything of them (our room had windows painted shut and there's no AC, so we asked for a fan) led to an offer of help than went unfulfilled. Oh well, I guess it's hard to be helpful when standing around staring at people!

We should have stayed in Clifden

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2008

I recently stayed at Zetland House Hotel to attend a family wedding. Everything about Zetland was wonderful, from the personal welcome from Bronagh to the quiet efficiency of the owner Rhuairi.

The location overlooking Cashel Bay makes the journey worth while. while the availability of the nearby St. James's church made this a wedding to remember.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled with family
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