Travel Blogs from Enniskillen
... on your phone if you think your power might die.
Well then lisa!
I had 30 minutes to get enough charge to get my ticket!
And in those 30 minutes, i found John and Paul! My two buddies from yesterday.
It was good so see them when I didn't look like a tomato pineapple cross.
And then, my onwards journey began!
And just for you, i have re-written the first verse and chorus of Rocky Road to Dublin ...
... Then I met Grace and Laura.
Two lovely Irish girls I began talking to.
I had a couple beers with them and then went into town.
Somehow I ended up in a car and got scared (I was with them still) and so I only had one drink at the pub and walked home.
But on the upside, one of them knew Keith Harkin! One step closer in my six degrees of separation.
... because he couldn't see.
Did I mention that they are amazing surfers? Did I also mention that although I am not a great surfer I managed to keep up.
Paddling wise and also just went out a bit further. When I wasn't faceplanting a wave or falling of my board from lying down....so basically when I wasn't surfing, I felt quite good!
So yeah, good night! And goodnight!
Lisa xo ...
... of his home.
A couple of waterfalls and a cave made a bit of a change from castles, abbeys, etc. Glencar waterfall isn't very impressive my humans say compared to major waterfalls of the world, however it’s quite pretty and was only a short walk up a good track. The other one I saw was just a bit of a piddle really, on the outside of a cave and we didn’t even go into the cave, it isn’t open to the public. The most impressive thing ...
... rough. The coach offered to help me once more, ‘one for the road’ as he put it.
But it was so muddled, that we never actually found a wave like the ones I was looking for.
I just said I would get one more myself.
So I did, I looked for it, paddled and got my last wave of the day.
And it was a really good wave.
I took my board up and crashed next to the other two people in the group, not able to get the smile off my face.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Killyhevlin Hotel Enniskillen
My family and I are just back from a one night break in the Killyhevlin. Unfortunately I found the hotel to be very average in all aspects. While the room (family room) was a good size the decor wasn't great and the beds were tiny. The Lobby area is very small although does have a nice outlook over the lake. Most of our disappointment was with the service in the restaurant. We had dinner in the restaurant which we thought was very poor for the standard of hotel and price of the food. The service was also very bad as we needed to ask at least three times before we got anything we asked for. it was the same at breakfast - they had only one girl serving at the hot food counter -which really would have worked much better if it had been self service. Overall i would not say this hotel deserves the four star status it has been awarded. Overall a disappointing stay in a very average hotel.
Hello - its true that in life bad news travels faster than good and those who have an axe to grind are always more motivated to complain than those of us who have had a positive experience. In this I am no exception! In the past i have tried to be really balanced here on Tripadvisor in giving more positive than negative reviews.
Arrived at the hotel on the Friday evening for a 2 nite B&B + 1 dinner deal (not cheap!) to be allocated a room which had the distinct smell of tobacco in it after we had asked for non smoking room. We opened the windows for a while and the smell cleared.
Booked this short break some time ago - bit concerned to then read the reviews on this site! Stayed for 3 nights - ate in the restaurant for 2 nights. The food was fantastic! We have eaten in some fabulous hotels throughout the world, and the food in the Killyhevlin compares with the best. I'm vegetarian - VERY fussy eater! - and found the food to be wonderful! Portions huge (as I have come to expect in Ireland!) and beautifully cooked and presented. My husband says that the meat and fish were also cooked and prented to a very high standard - can't understand why the previous reviewers had cause to complain. The staff were all very friendly, and our lake view room was up to standard. Will certainly stay there again if we re-visit Enniskillen
Similar experience to the previous reviewer, the Killyhevlin is a good hotel but it is advertising as a Spa Hotel now and really could improve all round.
The hotel is located in a beautiful part of the country and the views from the rear of the hotel are splendid. We found the staff polite and attentive (except for that young lad at the bar who is due for a bit of customer service training).
Stayed here for 3 (fairly rainy) nights in August 2006. The location is great, with the bar / seating area offering lovely lake views.
This was en experience of sorts. From the location, photos, description and fellow traveller reviews, we figured: we are going to experience the Ireland we love.
My wife and I stayed one night here as a (very) quick break. Hotel was very nice, and a bonus was that the room given to us was better than the one we might originally have had, with a lovely view of the lough etc.
Nice hotel after a long drive
After having landed late at Belfast and then having to drive almost 100 miles to get to the hotel it was a great place to stay.
The room I had, had a great view of the loch and the sunset was lovely. The bathrooom looked like it had just been redesigned and was one of the best I have ever seen at a hotel.
Service on arrival was very good as was the evening meal service. The food in the evening was of a high standard and a reasonable price.
The only problem with the stay was the breakfast. Service was poor, mainly as there was a large group of people also staying at the same time. But it just knocked the gloss off a very good hotel.