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We have finally arrived at the hotel. We got here at 4am our time! I am exhausted! Time for a nap! Woke up from my nap and decided to explore the hotel grounds. It is so beautiful here! I feel like I am in a Jane Austin book as I walk around. So, we were sitting at dinner and Ian looked out the window and saw a rainbow! And the he exclaimed... It's …
... Dusty who spends a lot of time at the pier in Doolin...she is so friendly! We lured her over and I got to pet her! She is so playful and even splashed a couple girls! We were both so exhausted by this time and drove an hour to Galway, which seems to be a party city. Of course, thanks to "P.S. I Love You", I had to hear the song "Galway Girl" in a pub! Unfortunately, unlike Hilary Swank, I did not meet my true love in Galway. Haha. We also ...
... in Dublin where their first was born Michael Joseph was born (@1911).
The text from the local church newsletter (Parish Priest of Kilshanny:Father Killeen) says:
A cetain Mrs Davis was evicted from her home and had nowhere to go. On the following Sunday Father Killeen pathertically described her position with an apt quoatation from the ...
... Irish countryside? You know, the ones with the breathtaking cliffs and waterfalls? Well THAT was what we experienced today. The roads were curvy and and lined with 2 foot rock walls that were thousands of years old. I started getting most excited when i learned the entire area was filled with bogs. My soils professor, Dan Hirmas, would have loved it! At one point, my parents and I stood 10 feet apart. When my dad jumped in the air, I could literally feel the earth ...
... had told me what an awesome place Galway was but when we got there it seemed like an American big city. Tim told us to be patient and we would understand. Boy did we! When we got to the heart of the town, it was like Irish Leavenworth on sterioids. I didn't think Ireland could be any more magical but Galway absolutely was magical. We walked the streets for hours in a fine mist that is similiar to home and certainly what would be expected ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Falls Hotel Ennistymon
Well, I stayed here with my partner at the beginning of May after a long drive from Dublin we were greeted by a receptionist that knew nothing about our booking except that we were booked in, the last thing I wanted to do was to stand there and argue about the price that we had paid for the deal and go through the internet to get my confirmation of book - I though the reference number would have been sufficient..
If you are looking for a good base to do the West coast (Cliffs of Moher, Galway etc) then the Falls Hotel is a nice enough location, but the details ruined the inital impression.
Ok as a base
As a place to lay your head in the evenings this will do fine. Also couldn't fault the breakfast. Basically as long as you don't eat in the "the cascade restaurant" it's ok.
Rooms are def. a bit dated but the new pool and leisure centre is very nice and modern so maybe the rooms are next to be done up.
If in the area you should def book a meal in teh Holywell restaurant which is a vegetarian italian restaurant. Food was very nice and reasonable(and I'm not a vegetarian)
Best option if you're in the area
We stumbled on this hotel and decided to give it a go. We only paid 50 euros pppn so it wasn't too bad value. The rooms are very old fashioned but clean and have everything you need. It took a long time for the hot water to run through the pipes we got there in the end. We headed into town for some food but all the restaurants were closed and there was only the kebab/fried chicken shop open so we headed back to the hotel for a bar meal. It wasn't bad (better than nothing!) and we got a good nights sleep which is all we needed.
I stayed at the falls hotel on a two night weekend break. This hotel really is value for money. There is a beautiful drive up to the hotel which is located in the centre of the small town of ennistymon. When we arrived we were greeted with more than helpful staff on reception, our room was bigger than your average 3 star hotel with a stunning view of the waterfalls. The bar was very impressive, with huge glass windows overlooking the river, with a very warm and inviting atmosphere. We ate in the bistro, the food was exceptional and portions where plentyful. The thing that impressed me most was the Leisure Centre and the Swimming pool, this is certainly a place I will be returning to in summer.
Nice hotel but not very friendly
Average hotel room. The outside looks nice, but our room (number 310) felt like it was in the basement. There was just no charm to our room...just plain and a clean bathroom. The dining room was empty and dull. The restaurant presents you with a fixed priced menu that's very expensive, but we asked for a la carte, and they gave us the option to order just a steak and potatoes. Food was average. The front desk receptionist was not friendly which turned me off a bit.
Dinner was awful
We booked this hotel at a special rate... 2 nights, breakfast and one dinner for 99 euro each night. It's a great location and a beautiful looking hotel, but the room lacked charm. It was too big and didn't have enough furniture to fill it.
We were sadly dissapointed in the meals though. The breakfast was just okay and dinner was dreadful. The food was more cafeteria quality than anything else. The view while dining was greath though. I think they were more qualified in handling the large bus tour groups that were there than small intimate groups.
I have recently returned home after spending a few days at The Falls Hotel.
Could do better
Hotel is situated in a nice location overlooking the waterfalls. Nice reception area and the bar food was good. Very shabby rooms with no character at all. Could do much better.
If you like old-fashioned hotels, huge marble lobbies, with high ceilings and long carpeted hallways, elegant Hollywood like stairways you'll love the Falls. The rooms are a throw back to Victorian times, with all the modern conveniences. You will experience old style furniture,friendly staff, a great bar adjoining the bright and clean restaurant. The glass-walled restaurant, and several of the rooms have a view of the local waterfall which runs through the middle of the old town. (Hence, the name)