I stayed in Eldons for two nights while on a self-guided cycling trip through Connemara. I arrived from Leenane, exhausted after a 100km day that included Tully's Hill and the famous Sky Road. Carol, who manages Eldons, was great, got me checked in and settled quickly, and then directed me to their in-house bar where her son Phillip got me set up with some Jameson's and lemon to mix in with my cold medicine. I spent two very rainy and cold days in Eldon's, nursing a cold and resting up for my onward journey. Carol and Phillip took very good care of me, and I had two excellent dinners in the bar--even though the restaurant was not yet up and running for the season. It's a classic old hotel, (reportedly haunted by Mrs Eldon) with very comfortable rooms and nice communal areas. Free WiFi worked well, though they tell me my room was the only upstairs area where the signal is strong enough. A great place, in a beautiful coastal town, run by a very nice family!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eldons Hotel and Restaurant, is a family run business offering Hotel accommodation along with food and drink outlets onsite .The 12 bedroom hotel is situated in Roundstone Village in the heart of Connemara overlooking Roundstone Harbour. Eldons Hotel is located on the rugged and beautiful Wild Atlantic Way coastline route approximately halfway between Cork and Donegal .Eldons Hotel is the perfect location along this route to come and stay and discover all Connemara has to offer ,whether it is fishing, golfing, painting, horse-riding, walking(guided if required) or cycling can all be done within 20 minutes drive from Eldons Hotel. All of these activities can be booked for you at Eldons Hotel. Accommodation Eldons offers six standard double rooms three of which are front facing with a view of Roundstone harbour and three back facing with a view of the twelve ben mountains. We also have five standard twin rooms. All rooms have ensuite facilities with either bath or shower. All room are tastefully decorated with Telephone, remote control Television, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. Iron and ironing boards is available on request. Wake up calls and laundry service also available on request. We also offer one double bedded Superior Double Room Suite with balcony view of the Roundstone Harbour . Wi fi internet Connection is currently available in the Public Lounges Restaurant In the Restaurant we offer a Table D'hote set menu alongside an extensive a la carte menu with a focus on local Connemara produce especially local seafood. We offer a full range of locally sourced seafood including oysters and lobster. Connemara Smoked wild salmon with freshly landed sea fish such as hake, halibut and cod also feature on our extensive menu. We also offer a lunchtime snack menu with freshly made soup, chowder and an assortment of sandwiches, wraps and Panini's. We also offer a vegetarian option on our menu each day. If you have any specific dietary requirements you can let us know and we will be happy to accommodate you. .A comprehensive wine list with old and new world wines on offer in both our Eldons Hotel Restaurant and Eldons Hotel Bar. Bar You can relax and have a nice pint of Guinness in our snug little bar where you can listen to the locals tell their tales of their days at sea fishing or their hours spent cutting and footing turf on the bog or you can just take a pint to one of the lounges and read a book at you leisure. We also offer a lunchtime menu and evening menu in the bar. Live entertainment takes place in the bar usually once a week during peak season. We also offer a full range of alcoholic drinks and wine and our barman will be happy to suggest and make a cocktail if required . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eldons Hotel Roundstone