Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel, Cavan

Address: Farnham Estate, Cavan, County Cavan, Ireland | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on Farnham Estate, Cavan, is near St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland) and Armagh Public Library.
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          Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel, Cavan

          Could not Fault Farnham- Wonderful


          I booked a one night stay here with OH( including dinner)

          It was excellent value for what we paid.

          Grounds: Beautiful woodland setting. We parked our car and were picked up immediately by the shuttle bus.

          Hotel: Entrance is fabulous, with a nice atmosphere and staff incredibly pleasant. We were checked in promptly.

          Rooms: Rooms were large with everything catered for, beds very comfortable, robes and slippers were provided. Mini bar even had champagne, room had all the usual hairdryer iron etc, flat screen tv. Rooms had a modern feel with lots of mood lighting. Our room had a beautiful parkland view. Bathroom was spacious with a lovely bath and seperate shower.

          Food: We ate our dinner in the Botanica restaurant service was excellent and staff very pleasant( even though it was very busy). A slight problem with my main course was rectified promptly. For a "hotel" restaurant it had a lovely service. Breakfast served to the room was lovely the next morning, again a great choice available.

          2 lovely bars to choose from( one in recption- a bit small)

          and a cellar bar which is lovely .

          Spa facilities: Supposedly the biggest in Ireland. Was truly luxurious with beautiful views, iced water and fresh fruit available. Staff were very friendly. Did not have a treatment but will the next time.

          Overall a wonderful experience and the best hotel I have stayed in Ireland to date. Can't wait to return



          Just returned from a fabulous weekend at this hotel. Staff could not have been nicer or more helpful and the facilities and room were also fantastic.

          The customer relations manager really went out of his way to ensure we had the nicest break possible and boy did he achieve this!

          The room could have been warmer, the temp. control didn't seem to react. Pool could also be a little warmer in the winter.

          All in all fantastic weekend and really couldn't fault this hotel, a lovely treat.

          Great for a girlie weekend away!


          This is just the place to escape to for a girlie weekend away! I went with three close friends and we had a brilliant time.

          The Spa facilities were superb, really top class and very fung shui.

          You could tell that a lot of money had been spent on the hotel and the facilities and it showed. We had a couple of treatments each which was an extra cost but to be honest, there's a lot of 'free' facalities in the Spa , so you dont neccessarily need to opt for special treatments. The treatments can work out very expensive but the therapists are very well trained and friendly to deal with.

          The pool is amazing although it could have been hotter, especially when you swim outside and the air around your head and shoulder is Arctic-like! There's an inbuilt jacuzzi in the pool which isn't great, we would def have preferred a hot tub or jacuzzi which was seperate as the pool wasnt that warm and so the overall effect isnt the same.

          In the hotel, our bedrooms were very funky and stylish and we had great views over the rolling countryside, you really feel that you are away from it all. The restaurant was good for breakfast but evening dinner was good but not excellent. The restaurant decor and lighting needs to become more decadent for evening dining.

          What I would really suggest is to explore the hotel as we found some great rooms off reception that are completely empty but absolutely top class in terms of presentation and style. There's a cellar bar called 'Wine Goose' which we missed completely so the hotel needs to advertise all its facilities internally a bit better. Apparently there's another great relaxation room with a large red soft in the shape of lips which we also missed so make sure you do a proper exploration of 'the what's behind this door?' approach.

          I do agree that there is some areas that the hotel needs to 'tweak' .As its only been open two months, there are the mandatory teething problems but if you can oversee them, then I would def recommend it as a place to escape from it all.

          As a sure sign of my approval, my siblings and I are clubbing in for a Christmas present for our mother to stay there for a weekend away with her croonies... that says it all!!

          Not so great radisson.


          This hotel is the worst radisson I have been in.

          It is poorly laid out and the room we were offered at 4pm {this is earliest check in} did not have views of the countryside as they state on the website ,it had views of tarmacadam. Which we declined.This hotel is extremely lacking in athmosphere no evening entertainment and the restaurant resembles a travel lodge. It has not been graded yet , but they are selling it as a four star hotel. They have a long way to go to reach four star standard ,no hairdryers in changing rooms of health spa and a number of facilities still under construction.And they need to do something about the ridiculous check in time.Maybe they will get these problems sorted over time but at the moment I would give this hotel a wide berth.On a positive note the staff were very polite and friendly and were doing their best with a new hotel that has opened for business before it was ready. Avoid for a while at least.

          The hotel with the 'wow' factor!


          We have just returned from a two day spa break at this wonderful new hotel. Having stayed at several of these sorts of hotels in Ireland I must say this one ticks all the boxes. Fresh, interesting, bold and exciting, an oasis of calm in the middle of lets face it .... nowhere. And you know what ... thats exactly what we wanted!

          The hotel itself is very big, over 150 bedrooms and it really epitomises old meets new. To be honest it shouldn't really work in theory but it does! The bedrooms are exquisite and very modern. No expense has been spared - large rooms, massive bed, flat screens, shower and bath, trendy fixtures and fittings. Above all there are fantastic views over the estate and being autumn I felt it was the perfect time of year.

          The spa though is nothing short of amazing. Fresh and new, it really does offer so much to the person who just wants to chill for hours. The inside/outside pool is amazing and there are lots of buttons to press activating jacuzzi jets, bubbles and a few other little surprises. Some of the spa facilities weren't open and running for the duration of our stay but that did not have a negative impact on our enjoyment of the place. It only opened in September so they are still ironing out niggles.

          There are very few things this hotel can improve on. The staff are lovely, if still finding their feet in several areas, but I'm sure this will be enhanced in the coming months. The only thing that we had issue with was the food. It was very 'hoity toity' and wouldn't suit a lot of people. With the golf course opening next year I would expect there to be many a hungry golfer looking an irish fry or a cheeseburger and chips at the 19th hole. Instead he will find a limited and way to fancy menu greeting him. Can't see this working frankly. We counted three different sets of couples, who were looking for a bite, pick up the menu and set it down again. In my opinion this is not a kids friendly hotel in that there would be nothing to suit them here either. Don't be expecting nuggets and fish fingers guys!

          However, with that said we had a fantastic time here, one of the best we have stayed in, in my opinion, and we look forward to coming back here in the not too distant future.



          Just back from a wedding W/E and had a ball. Beautifull hotel beautifull rooms and beautifull grub.

          The Car park located 150 yards from the hotel is a bit strange especially in poor weather as you would need to know that the hotel run a shuttle service. But still a bit awkard - it is not as if they have not enough space !!!

          Great hotel but might be worth waiting a few months before visiting


          My wife and I have just returned from the hotel after a very relaxing two day break for our wedding anniversary. The hotel is only officially open for 2 weeks now. We had originally booked because of the spa but got a phonecall two days before we were due to visit to let us know the spa wasn't open yet. This was very disappointing but the hotel arranged to give us an upgrade to one of the rooms in the original estate house which are very nice.

          There are some lovely walks on the estate but bring some old shoes as they are a bit muddy. When the golf course is finished I'm sure the grounds will look fantastic but for now it's a little bit of a building site away from the hotel building.

          Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in the Botanica restaurant. Breakfast is very good, usual buffet selection. Dinner was nice but menu is not that extensive and is reasonably pricey so we just ate there one night and one night in Cavan town (ventuno, a nice Italian on Bridge St (no licence))

          As the hotel is only newly opened there are a couple of downsides. There is no food available yet outside lunch/dinner hours as their room service option isn't up and running. Also the spa is still being worked on and looks like it won't be ready for a few weeks yet (mid Sept?).

          One of the interesting points which is a first we've found in an Irish hotel is the parking area is a little distance away and is served by a shuttle bus.

          Overall would recommend it for a relaxing breakaway in the country but it's worth waiting a few weeks to iron the new hotel feeling and for the spa to open.

          Outstanding hotel, extremely well managed


          I had the pleasure of attending the hotel as part of a wedding party and stayed overnight.

          The hotel itself is an amazing project, as the previous reviewer noted the original facade of the estate house has been preserved and the new structures have been built to a contemporary design that compliments the original buildings superbly. While there was some construction work still ongoing, mostly to the area that will become the golf course, this didn't disrupt us at all. The rooms restored from the original house are very grand and provide the ultimate in country lounging!

          The rooms themselves are spacious and well appointed. The furniture was modern and comfortable. The bed gave me the best nights sleep I've had in a long time, very comfortable. The bathrooms again are well layed out and the fixtures add to the feel of luxury in the rooms.

          The reception area is a large, open plan affair and the staff there appeared attentive and professional throughout my dealings with them. The food presented was of a very high quality (especially impressive when cooking for 150+ people) and the table service was again very professional and unintrusive.

          The following day we had the chance to take in the grounds of the hotel, which are impressive on their own. The place is very tranquil, as you might imagine considering the huge parcel of land it sits in. Not many hotels can boast acres of forests and private lakes. All in all our stay at the hotel was a delight. A true retreat in the fullest sense of the word and I would not hesitate to recommend it.

          Beautiful new Hotel


          I stayed for one night at this brand new hotel (and soon to be leisure centre/conference centre and golf course). I was there as part of its first wedding party - the hotel does not officially open for another week or so yet.

          Located on the grounds of the former Farnham Estate just 3 kms outside Cavan Town it truly feels like getting away from it all. The original facade of the old mansion and some of the rooms remain. The main reception/guest rooms and banqueting areas are all brand new, cool marble, glass and light wood with both a retro and mediterranian feel to it.

          Staff on the day were friendly, courteous and efficient. The food was excellent and despite the fact that this was their first 'do' everything went like clockwork.

          The bedrooms are very impressive with a large very comfortable double bed dressed with wonderful linens and goose down duvets and pillows. Great shower , large flat screen tv and accessories. There will be free internet access but it wasnt working during our visit.

          The one drawback was the heat... it was about 30 degrees outside and there wasnt a breath of air in the bedroom. No AC as yet in the bedrooms! ,

          So, top marks, I will be interested to read further reviews when it gets going. Checkout website at (---) for some photos etc.

          TripAdvisor Reviews Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel, Cavan

          4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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          Traveler Photos Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel, Cavan

          Estate facing side of Farnham House
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          Outside the Radisson Blu Farnham
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          Inside lobby of Farnham Estate
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          Convention Center
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          View back toward the original stables
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          Farnham Cattle are always nearby
          Cavan, Ireland