Johnstown House Enfield Hotel
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Just said I would add this to the blog! Its just to show everyone a few pics of Tanya and Fergus's wedding. Fantastic day had by all, super weather, fabulous bride, (groom didn't scrub up too bad either!) and a wonderful reception in the Marriott.... Welcome to the Sammon clan Tanya!! xxxxx
... headed back to our hotel and immediately down to the main level for a dinner and Irish music/dance show. The food, I'm sad to say, was awful. Randy's chicken was ok, but my salmon and veggies were way too saucy. Just bleh. The Irish step dancers were really impressive, but the band (guitar, accordion, banjo) were only so-so. We preferred the acoustic and relaxed music of the pub crawl yesterday. In any case, it's bedtime now. Alarm is set for early tomorrow, we have big ...
... the girls back in cork and said goodbye to Niamh. We took the three o'clock bus to Dublin where we met john Brennan at Dublin airport. He lives about a twenty minute drive away from there. We made pizza for dinner and had a good time talking to himself his wife Fionnuala and two daughters aedin (21) and Niamh (17). It actually turned out to be johns birthday so we had chocolate cake. I called ...
... the public. Plus, it was a self-guided tour. The building was never owned or had never housed anyone of major note today, just the wealthy merchants of the time. So, I wasn't overly impressed with the tour but it was OK. When I got back to Dublin, I got ready within the hour and headed out to the Dublin pub crawl! When I got there, I met a group of women from Brazil and got chatting. Then I found a bunch of Aussies which were an awesome group of people. One ...
... year-old. We ended up at a place called Bobo's Burgers. They claimed great burgers on the sign, and we figured we probably couldn't go wrong there. The burgers were huge and delicious! A bit different than the toppings and such that we would expect at home, but that was a nice transition to eating in a foreign country.
By the time our heads hit the pillow, we were DONE! ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Johnstown House Enfield Hotel
We have just returned from a 2 night break here, and we did not even leave the hotel! I agree with previous reviews that this is very close to the motoirway, but it did not bother us one bit.
Just recently stayed there for 1 night, and as a woman travelling alone, I felt safe and comfortable, the room was a bit small but spotless and well equipped, even has a CD. player,if U want to listen to your fav music. The bathroom is lovely, big with double shower. The staff were friendly and efficient, there seemed to be a lot of staff, and when I was there always seemed to be cleaning. I had lunch twice, its a bit pricey but excellent food, the service wasnt too slow, but as I was at a course both days we did pre-book the lunch. I was alone for dinner on the evening, I found the staff lovely, one young guy even asked if I would like a newspaper to read. again food delicious. There was a good choice for breakfast. even has smoked salmon and cheese.
Magnificant spa and leisure centre
Have just returned from an escape spa package at the marriott johnstown house. Checked in late on Friday evening due to the horrendous traffic on the M50 and M4. Dined in the restaurant and found it easy to change between the a la carte and table d'hote menues. Wine was priced fairly and service was excellent. Food was excellent. next morning we had a had a 30 min back and facial in the luxury spa before breakfast. breakfast was excellent and buffet style and. even included innocent smoothies.
The de luxe room was comfortable but was too stuffy.
We tried turning down the thermostat but this did not seem to work.
Overall I would class this hotel as excellent 4 star and would love to return soon.
The description given for this hotel on the Marriott site makes you believe it is in a rural country house setting. In fact the hotel backs on to the main Dublin motorway and is surrounded on at least two sides by construction.
Spa - Heaven, sheer bliss
Myself, husband and friends stayed in the hotel in October 2005. The bedrooms were magnificent. "Down" mattress toppers, pillows and quilts. Beautiful bathrooms. Spa, pool etc just heavenly. Atmosphere ethereal, opposite of usual clinical atmosphere in these places. Candles, fairy lights and beautiful aroma. Relaxation room to use post treatments, therefore no need to jump up and dress when treatment is finished.
On the down side, we had barfood on arrival, dinner that evening, and sandwiches next day at lunchtime. On all three occasions the wait for the food was far too long.
Not a very vibrant atmosphere, but well worth a visit for a chill-out weekend. Also two beautiful shops, ladies clothing, and beautiful children's gifts.
I just stayed in the hotel with my wife this week and had a wonderful stay. I had read the trip adviors reports but had heard lots fo good things and decided to take a chance. The rooms were recently changed and beautiful new white cotton quilts, the spa was absoutley superb and my wife just loved it - she has two treatments and I loved the leisure centre with pool, gym etc etc. We even had a sit in the new outfood hottub.
Nice hotel but not much to do
We stayed here in August for two nights. Agree with a lot of the previous comments, until the leisure centre opens I wouldn't recommend it as there is very little to do in the nearby area. Hotel room was nice, buffet breakfast was good. Had dinner on one night which was ok. Bar is fine for a quiet drink.
we stayed there in August 2005 for 1 night. Price was 120 Euro incl. Irish breakfast. Room was okay and clean. Minibar was empty. Bathroom was beautiful (walk in shower). Staff was sometimes unfriendly and incompetent. Spa will be opened in fall 2005. Motorway will be build near the building.
Spent a night here in August and found it disappointing. The public areas are pleasant - the original house has been sensitively incorporated into a fully functioning hotel with a lovely bright atrium in the centre. However the room was very average with decor straight out of hotel central casting - all drapes and prints - accessed by long bland corridors. The mini-bar wasn't stocked and the TV was confusingly tuned in such a way that none of the stations matched the listing supplied by the hotel. On the positive side the bathroom was large with a separate bath and double-sized shower. The breakfast was adequate but lacked the choice you would expect in a 4 star hotel. There isn't much to do within walking distance but apparently a leisure centre is due to open late in 2005. I'd rate it overpriced and would not recommend it - at least until the leisure centre opens.
We stayed for one night here in June 2005. The hotel was an old country home (Johnstown House) that they have built onto, so the facade of the original house is still intact fronted by a long pond and fountains. There's not much else to see in terms of countryside or view at the front (you couldn't exactly call it a magnificent setting), but the grounds and carpark themselves were well kept and clean.