Lahinch Golf & Leisure Hotel
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... are 200m high and are very breathtaking. There is a very large arch in one part and you can feel and hear the water crashing 200m beneath you! Tom also went for a good surf and we sat in the sun like lizards for a while before having a nice dinner and ice cream :)
We had a very nice time in Lahinch and are heading to Killarney in the Kerry country next. So ...
... was going into the Galway Cathedral. Now I am far from being religious, but looking around at the people in the Cathedral worshiping (and some sleeping - not naming any names), was a lovely experience. I felt at peace there and I really enjoyed just sitting in the Cathedral and thinking. The outside of the Cathedral, in my opinion, wasn't much to look at, but the inside was beautiful. I found it kind of peculiar, however, that there was a gift shop in the middle ...
... for their cleverness of wit. Slightly more sober and cynical person: You realize in some places a 'loon' is a crazy person, so a 'loonie' is either a really crazy person, or the feminine counterpart to a loon. Drunk people: What do you think you are, an English teacher? No, it will be perfect! People everywhere will love it! * Some years later, Alex shows some Canadian currency to a man from South Africa * Alex: This is one of our coins, we call it a loonie. ...
... the way so a few girls could get a Bailys Coffee, yum! I checked out the Woolen Factory across the street where they had a great array of clothes.
I slept about half of the rest of the way home as by then it was dark and we did not arrive home until 7pm! Bed early for me tonight! Jameson Factory is on the agenda for tomorrow, check in for a post on that!
Check my facebook page for the full 102 pictures that I took ...
... with everyone there.The riots in London are the main topic of conversation but not once are we judged on the fact we are English. It reminds us both of the Windsor Inn in Cork that we always go to, it feels comfortable, homely and the staff go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. Overall, a great day had and a fantastic introduction to Galway. Tomorrow is a day for sightseeing and no drinking....just as well as I have a feeling we might be a little worse for ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lahinch Golf & Leisure Hotel
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent
Booked the Lahinch Golf & Leisure Hotel with Central Reservations which was €20 per suite cheaper than through hotel website. I booked for a party of 20 people and we had an excellent weekend. The staff (especially Trisha in reception) where brillant and they helped me so much with the organisation of the weekend. The suites are lovely (furniture in the suite is a bit cheap and cheerful) but the bedrooms where lovely and the beds where so comfy. We got a great deal on dinner and the service and food in the restaurant was excellent. Breakfast was very busy but it was fine overall. Only downside is that you would need a map to find your way around the maze of rooms.
Good and bad points
We stayed here on a combined B and B and evening meal deal.
The hotel is a labryth of rooms, many people had to return to the desk for directions!
Our room, 517, was tiny, and the bed was for munchkins.
Though we had booked well in advance an error in taking our booking meant we got the last available room.
No heating, it was freezing.
The manager called to us twice to sort the problem but nothing could be done til Sunday morning.
So the first night was cold and cramped.
The staff were very lovely people from start to finish, not one bad experience with them.
Breakfast was a help yourself affair which I hate anyway but it was chaotic as we came at th most busy time on the first morning, managed to get there earlier the second morning.
Meal was very basic for the inclusive deal so ordered off the other menu, other half was very impressed with the sea bass.
The hotel is a little dated and our room was not impressive but over all the staff were very nice and it was an ok break/.
NO WAY would I consider this hotel 4 star quality though.
My Boyfriend and I stayed in this hotel in May of this year and it was fantastic, we had a ball. The hotel is fabulous and the staff (with the exception of the lady at check in, who needs a career change) were very friendly & professional. Nothing was too much trouble. We were given a Suite in the Hotel, as a free upgrade and my God it is absolutley fantastic. This hotel is very very good and we have already made a return booking for around christmas time. Unfortunatley when we stayed we didn't have time to use or check out the leisure centre or the spa in the hotel but it is a most for the next time. The bar and restuarant are great and I can't say enough about this hotel.
I can't wait to return and with any luck that check in "lady" will have found her new career by then!
Gone on book it, you won't regret it!
Last Chance Saloon stay!!
My boyfriend and I decided to go on a little road trip one Bank Holiday Sunday and ended up in Lahinch, (at around 10 o'clock) to find ourselves homeless!!! Lahinch Golf & Leisure came to the rescue, offering us their last room! I was really impressed with the warm, inviting foyer. However, the long, confusing route to our room in the new wing was very frustrating (time was running out like!). The room itself was new, spacious, sporting a fab bathroom and an oh so comfy bed!! Residents could order a quiet drink after hours and have it in the lovely old-time lounge. A perfect way to end our 'first of many' visits to Lahinch!!
Location and friendly Service
The Lahinch Golf & Leisure Hotel is a lovely hotel witha large extension of new rooms added to the old part which has been completely renovated. The staff are friendly and helpfull with excellent food. It also has a Leisure Centre.
We stayed there recently for one night we had one of the renovated rooms which were near reception, as the hotel was heavily booked, the bathroom was a little bit small but everything was crisp n clean. Next time I will ask for one of the new rooms.
It is in the town close to all the local pubs and restaurants and less that 5 minutes to the beach and the Famous Lahinch Golf Course is also nearby.
You can't go wrong with this hotel and don't forget to phone ahead for their best rate.
Myself and my wife and 3 month old baby boy stayed for 2 nights in january. the hotel is beautiful the staff are friendly the rooms are cosy and warm.its only a short stroll to the beach area and right in the centre of lahinch,we had food in their sister hotel the atlantic hotel and believe me they have the most tender t-bone steaks cooked to perfection and like the other hotel staff very friendly and accomadating.we had a room with a lounge off it and it was brilliant with fridge , microwave , sofas and seperate t.v all very handy for the requirments of a baby.Could not fault this hotel and anybody who does needs their heads examined
Great hotel, fab service, gorgeous food
Spent the weekend here on a 2nights B&B & 1 evening meal package. Had been to the hotel with a group right after it opened and it has even improved since then.
Went for dinner on the Friday pm and it was gorgeous. The service was excellent and could not find a fault with the food.
Would highly recommend the hotel.
Great hotel newly renovated, hard to beat.
Stayed in this hotel for long weekend. Wonderful location right in middle of beautiful Lahinch, one of the nicest seaside towns in Ireland. Rooms are not enormous, but adequate for short break. Staff courteous, friendly & helpful. Breakfast in bed at no extra charge, which was a bonus for me!! A great place for golfers, families, weekenders alike!!
Beautiful Hotel, great location
I stayed in the Lahinch Golf Resort in September 2005. I wasn't golfing, I was surfing. The hotel is beautiful, it is new so the rooms are modern and spacious. The suites are fantastic, 2 bedrooms off either side with a common kitchen and living room - great for having a few late drinks.
The staff in the hotel were very friendly and helpful.
The hotel is situated right on the waterfront and you can walk to anywhere in Lahinch in minutes.
There is also adequate parking which is always a bonus.
Liscannor (3min drive away) is a little more upmarket a town but this Hotel is the nicest in the region and there is more life and youth in Lahinch.
Great seaside Location with Excellent Golf
What a find!
The Lahinch Golf and Leisure Hotel is a beautiful property in the seaside town of Lahinch, Ireland. This is the perfect location for golf, the sea, and sightseeing in the West of Ireland. Located just 10 minutes from the Cliffs of Moehr and 20 minutes from the town of Ennis - and about 40 minutes from Bunratty Castle and the "infamous" Durty Nelly's" pub.
We happened across the property by accident. It is located in the heart of town - surrounded by great music pubs and seafood restaurants. You can wander to the shore to watch the surfers (yes, they actually surf in Ireland - we were shocked), or play golf on the incredible 18 hole course that partners with the hotel. Or, if you are just exhausted from traveling - hang out in the hotel's spa - complete with indoor swimming pool, sauna, and hot tub.
We had planned to book two rooms but were advised by the staff that it would be cheaper to two a two bedroom apartment - so we tried that. It was incredible. Freshly painted and recently re-done the rooms are in scandanavian style and look just like something out of a Westin (complete with a pseudo-heavenly bed). The shared living room was perfect for relaxation and the refrigerator made it possible for us to stock our own treats for the morning.
Hotel staff is gracious and accomodating. We got lost trying to find our room (a bit confusing floorplan) so they personally escorted us to our room. We also had difficulty with noise one evening (see below) and they immediately discounted our stay.
The bar area is a beautful retreat for a nightcap before bed. Complete with fireplace and comfy chairs we welcomed a place to rest after shopping and enjoying the local music in the pubs.
The only complaint was on a Saturday night. With no air-conditioning, open windows in the summer are a must. there is an afterhours club behind the hotel and our apartment faced the alley where the club was located. The music and street noise continued until 4 a.m.. We complained the next morning and they immediatly apologized and took 25% off our entire bill.
We will most certainly stay here again - just ask for a room away from the "club". It was a beautiful hotel for only slightly more than the cost of a good B&B.