Ratings based on 28 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveller
Nice room, service was awfulPosted 28-Oct-2013
Lovely room except it was freezing an heating didn't work,restaurant staff very ignorant, very expensive for what it's worth
for Couplesby Adam from Alaska
Good but not greatPosted 03-Sep-2013 on Hotels.com
The room was nice. Older but clean and just a bit of wear on the edges. The location is quiet with great views of Galway Bay. Close to the Connemara Airport.
for Familiesby SD
Below expectationsPosted 09-Aug-2013
Wonderful location. Friendly and helpful staff. Great food. Unfortunately, rooms are in dire need of renovation, water runs brown in the bathtub and sink, and accessibility is poor, as the hotel lacks elevators or ramps.
for Everyoneby Diann from NW Arkansas USA
Not what I expectedPosted 24-Jun-2013
Pros: Not much, sadly :(
Cons: Just not our "cup of tea". Definitely in need of remodel
Location: Ferry to the Aran Islands Cork (Blarney Stone) is about 2 hrs south I believe? We didn't find much in the area to suit our tastes
Overall we were not very impressed with this hotel. While it's very beautiful in the lobby and the staff was mostly helpful & friendly the hotel was just not up to par for our expectations. We stayed in another location during our trip in Donegal and it was about half the price, and a better experience! Given this was much more expensive- we expected better. The hotel seemed to be undergoing some renovations- but we saw a lot of areas of the hotel that needed attention. The hallways smelled of mildew. There were no elevators so we had to lug our luggage up and down stairs. We had trouble getting a strong enough WiFi signal in our room to use. The location wasn't as scenic as I expected. It's not a beach like I thought. Just large rocks and a bay atmosphere. Pretty in it's own right- but not enjoyable. We struggled to find things to do locally. There was a ferry to the Aran Islands- but we missed the first launch and after waiting around all day for the next, drove all the way there to find out you had to stay overnight if you went on it- and since we already paid for this hotel, that'd be a waste. People were not forthcoming with information. It was frustrating. Also, this area mostly speaks Gaelic and all signs are in Gaelic- so it was a struggle to find out way around or communicate at times.
for Getaway With Friendsby Niall from Kildare
What a viewPosted 30-May-2013 on Hotels.com
The views are fantastic. A two and a half hour drive from the centre of Dublin makes the hotel very handy for a weekend away. Food was excellent and the complimentary caraffe of brandy was a nice touch. All amenities were up to scratcth. Very good weekend and would highly recommend it.
for Everyoneby A verified traveller
Great Hotel all aroundPosted 28-May-2013
great hotel in a great location. the staff was the most accommodating and helpful I have experienced in a very long time
Recommendedby Maryam from Manchester
Great hotelPosted 13-Apr-2013 on Hotels.com
Amazing stay at hotel will be back again soon
for Couplesby C F
Excellent stayPosted 08-Jan-2013 on Hotels.com
Excellent food in restaurant, comfortable, clean room, and attentive, pleasant, and knowledgeable staff. Thoroughly enjoyable stay and we have already recommended to friends.
for Getaway With Friendsby Gemma
great get away!Posted 06-Dec-2012 on Hotels.com
The staff were friendly and efficient, The spa therapist was amazing! Food was excellent.. For a getaway from everything break, it was ideal!
for Couplesby Mar from cork
comfortable hotel but not luxurious!Posted 04-Nov-2012
Nice clean hotel that was basic but comfortable. however, we were expecting a SPA hotel experience and this it was not. Basic leisure centre with small pool and steam/sauna rooms. I had a facial in a treatment room that was like a broom cupboard and lacked ambiance. Treatment was ok but nothing out of this world. There was also no real relaxation room to wait around for your treatment just a couch outside treatment room - again lacked the ambient spa experience. Staff were very helpful and friendly and this was probably the best thing about the hotel as well as the lovely view of Galway Bay from our room! If your looking for a luxurious Spa hotel break i would consider elsewhere. if your looking basic comfortable hotel with nice staff and good bar food that is close to Galway city, then this is perfect!