Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny
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Yesterday we drove from Dublin to Dunfanaghy which is in northern Donegal. It was a long drive but we stopped on the way at the Belleek pottery centre and saw some of the work there and some of the historic pieces on display. We also watched a video on how they make this pottery. Thanks to Laura for telling me about Belleek - I hadn't known about it before. We also stopped at a place ...
... getting shots of various whiskey ages as we went, but instead it was only a single at the end. Paid 10£ to try a shot of 21 year old, as expected it was good, but I wont be spending 125£ on a bottle of it anytime soon. Somehow we dodged all the bus imes too ended up not making it back to the b&b until fairly late, cold and soaked. So no going out tonight for me, just a long sleep.
... from Torr Road were AMAZING! Driving these roads was somewhat scary at times, narrowing down to one lane with little vision around corners! Road markings seemed to be only a guide as were the speed limits in both the UK and Ireland! This day we also realized that the speed limit in Northern Ireland went back to miles per hour as opposed to the kilometers per hour that was listed on our cars speedo. Luckily the GPS had the speed limits in mph although I wasn't going to ...
No Internet last night so I didn't send a blog. We arrived in Belfast at about 1900. Then had a tour of the city. Very interesting place. The guide was insistent that the 'troubles' where over but they had their 3rd night of riots last night and the city is divided by high fences with razor wire on top with one side catholic and the other side Protestant. As we travelled north ...
... last week and a half. Bus leaves at 3:30 so I will have to be there 20 min prior. Just as I was printing off my boarding pass I couldn't figure out why I couldn't get my 2nd leg boarding pass. Margaret looked at it and noticed I booked my 2nd leg for today. So it was a mad dash to find and book the flight for the correct day and get it printed. I showed up to the bus with about 1 min to spare. Stayed at Bewley's hotel near the airport in order to get to my flight first thing in the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny
Make your own mind up, I'm glad I did!!
Having just returned from a 2 night stay at the Radisson, Letterkenny I was expecting the worst having read the reviews of others who stayed there.
But how wrong some people can be!! I on thought the staff were excellent, really friendly. The facilities were brand spanking new and the decor was very refreshing for Irish Hotels.
We ate a great meal in the Hotel restaurant and the breakfast was a huge buffet with an incredible selection. Other hotels should copy this idea and come into 21st Century!!
The bar was quiet and relaxing, exactly what we were looking for before the Christmas rush.
The Bedroom was very comfortable with everything you need. The hotel location was very close to the town centre, ideal for shopping, but the views are not great.
Overall this is a great modern hotel that people who are tired of staying in run down Irish Hotels will really appreciate. I'm going back in late January for a post Christmas unwind...can't wait
I stayed one night in the hotel and never again its over priced and well over rated, the management show no care for customers as there gm simply walked around with nose in the air and chest out wide, the bar and restraunt staff are friendly and the receptionests are extreamly friendly and the hotl itself has a modern appeal but provides no atmostphere.
Felt like an airport hotel
Myself and my boyfriend recently spent a weekend in the Radisson Letterkenny and to be totally honest, we did not think that the hotel was that good. We had stayed in Letterkenny before as we both love Donegal and think that Letterkenny is a great town, with lively bars and friendly people, and you can go round so many beautiful spots in the daytime.
However, after reading so many good reviews about the Radisson we were really disappointed. The location is terrible, in the middle of what looks like a huge car park and industrial estate with a kind of dual carriageway running past the hotel.
The decor inside was very modern, and not to our taste at all. The lobby felt cold and impersonal, certainly not the kind of place you would be able to relax by an open log fire after a day outdoors! We had a couple of drinks in the bar, but it was extremely quiet for a Friday night, as was the restaurant, so we decided to eat out instead. The bedrooms, to be fair, are new and comfortable, but not the sheer luxury we were led to believe was expecting us. As for the Leisure Centre, the pool was smaller than any other hotel we had stayed in the area. We would not return to the Raddisson Letterkenny, and even if the service was fine and the staff were friendly and helpful, the overall impression we got was that of a Airport Hotel. Certainly not the kind of place you go for a long weekend!
Recently had friends from Europe visiting who thought the location of the hotel was terrible. They envisaged staying somewhere with at least some views of the picturesque Donegal landscape but instead ended up in a dreary retail park with the best view being of Lidl supermarket. They will not stay there again!
One of the best Radissons EVER!!!!!
I've stayed in 5 Radissons and they are without question one of the finest hotel chains in the world.
The hotel in Letterkenny is a particular gem. The location is in close proximity to the town and at the time of my stay there (April '04) were a number of building sites around the area but I guess that will be ammended in time.
If you can afford it, get a suite. I'm telling you, you will not be dissappointed. I gasped when I walked into the room- 2 tv's (one plasma), a dining area, living area, luxurious bathroom, huge stretched windows, well-stocked minibar and a bed wider than it was long. The design was subtle, tasteful and I felt very much at home.
The hotel staff are (as with all Radissons) extremely friendly and efficient. The restaurant is UNBELIEVABLE. Each course is more sumptuous than the last. You will want to eat until you burst.
Seriously, stay there. It's SUCH a good hotel.
Luxury at The Radisson
We have just spent three days of luxury at the Radisson in Letterkenny. It is a beautiful hotel in a great location. The rooms are excellent and the food in the Tribeca restaurant was superb and all great value for money. How wonderful it is to see a hotel of this standard in county Donegal. Of our many visits, this has been the most memorable. It was also the ideal centre for playing those exceptional golf links. Thanks to the hotel general manager who made sure we enjoyed our visit. Looking forward to next year.
Great Weekend at the Radisson Letterkenny
Hi, My girlfriend and I just spent last weekend in the Radisson, Letterkenny. Heard about it from some friends in Dublin. First thing to say is the trip to Letterkenny took less than 3.5 hours (much shorter than we thought). Hotel is real luxury! Rooms are fantastic with everything you could want, minibar, pay movies etc. and really comfortable. Bar was really lively & restaurant food excellent. The hotel is very modern but still nice and relaxing. This hotel was great value & not expensive, especially for a Radisson! We will definitely recommend it & will be back soon.
Great for Families
I have just returned from a 1 week stay in the Radisson, Letterkenny and I would strongly recommend it. The hotel is beautiful and the rooms really comfortable. It is very family friendly and has an excellent leisure centre. It is right in the centre of Letterkenny and I could walk to the shops and cinemas with the kids when my husband was away golfing for the day. Its restaurant was lovely with excellent food and the staff throughout the hotel were very friendly. We'll definitely be back!
Just back from this Hotel today and while I agree that the Hotel is lovely (its only been open from Sept 2003 so everything is brand new) and the service is good, the hotel lacked atmosphere. Too ultra modern/clinical for my taste and the view from the rooms left a lot to be desired.........its built in the middle of an industrial estate!!!... but it is within walking distance of the town centre and a good base for touring the surrounding areas. The bedrooms are larger than the average 4* but the bathroom is quite compact. Main al la carte restaurent is closed Sun & Mon nights, therefore ate once in the Bar which was ok and then the next night ventured out of the hotel to eat in The Lemon Tree in Lower Main Street which was excellent...would highly recommend it! Also try the Cottage Bar, very cosy and has the best Guinness in Letterkenny....allegedly!! On a final note, the hotel is not very child friendly and would seem to suit the business traveller more than the tourist.
Loved the Radisson
Recently I had the pleasure of staying at the new Radisson in Letterkenny and I must say I really enjoyed my stay. I was only there for 1 night but when I return next year I will stay for longer. The service was prompt and friendly the food was great and the rooms beautiful. I would recomment this hotel for its quality and location.