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Leaving my beautiful hometown to head up the road to Belfast on Tuesday to catch my flight to London to stay a night with the sister. Have had a great time at home seeing a pile of friends from all over and family. Always great to have the craic with your mates. In the words of The Terminator, I'll be back!! Eventually.
... a hike!
Loughcrew (Irish: Loch Craobh) is near Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland. (Sometimes written Lough Crew). Loughcrew is a site of considerable historical importance in Ireland. It is the site of megalithic burial grounds dating back to approximately 3500 and ...
... are not-and plenty of trees, along with some slightly odd Lion, Witch and Wardrobe themed sights. The signs are particularly gaudy. Round the far end is another folly, a grand arch, and as we sat looking at the beautifully landscaped gardens (Capability Brown, of course)-the path bends and drops away from you, the view narrows and then expands-we spotted a thing. Yes, that tree off in the distance is definitely shaped as a huge cock. It made me giggle to start ...
... was to get to exactly 50 points and then end the game but tossing a ring onto the #1 peg. It was great for one of the locals to explain the rules on scoring and to even get on his hands and knees to retrieve a wayward ring that rolled under the radiator. Receiving travel tips from the owner really was an unexpected benefit.
After beating Dennis 5 games to one, we were off to the Anglers Rest a few doors done the block for another beer and something to eat. The kitchen ...
I arrived in London from my Bucharest nightmare, said hello to Gandalf the cat & then ran around town like a manic lunatic completing the necessary tasks. Everything fell into place, my insurance had come through, my carnet (basically a visa for my bike which allows me to forgo paying customs charges for it) and the 9 packages I hoped would be at home, were. 10 days before I had departed all of a fluster, but now my bike and I had reached Bucharest I felt I ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Slieve Russell Hotel Golf and Country Club Ballyconnell
We have just returned from a weekend break at the Slieve Russell Hotel Co. Cavan. Driving up to the hotel it looked quite spectacular with a grand exterior and lit fountain centrepiece. There was oodles of free parking which was welcoming after a two hour drive from Belfast. Check In was extremely swift and the lobby felt warm and comforting with two fires, if imitation, either end. The bar is sumptious with its massive (10 people seated!) sofas. Both restaurants are very different, one modern and one more classical, but equally impressive. So far so good.
Stayed over 2 nights at a conference. We were in one of the new rooms and found it spacious and well furnished, great shower. Food was very good and staff were very pleasant and helpful although whipping the napkins off your lap while still having coffee at dinner was somewhat overefficient. A most enjoyable stay.
We were attending a family wedding at the Slieve Russell in May 2005. Wedding guests were offered a B&B rate of EUR70.00 per person.
Great Family Holiday
Just returned from a break at the Slieve Russell Hotel, the facilities and the staff could not have been better, the hotel runs a Kids Club during the summer months which is extremely well organised and included High Tea where the children all eat together. Our little one really enjoyed it.
The Golf Course at the hotel is excellent and is complimented with a 9 hole par 3 course which is kept to a high standard.
The food and the standard of service in the hotel's restaurants is first class, the lobby/lounge service is prompt serving high quality fare.
This was our second visit to the Slieve Russell, It will not be our last.
A great Hotel !
Stayed here twice now, and both times could not find fault with anything. The service was fantastic, all the staff were really friendly and very helpful and the food was excellent. Our room was a suite and had one of the largest beds we've ever had in a hotel, bathroom had a jacuzzi bath and lovely view out over the gardens. Would definitely recommend it!
At first sight, lovely. Foyer - wow. Staff, at reception at most polite. Standard bedroom smaller than your room at home + poorly finished. Delux room 2 beds but not much better. Not at all luxurios. Bar staff friendly, but stopped there. NO offer of tea/coffee or toast at breakfast. Staff seemed stressed. Beauty rooms temporarily running from a suite - with all furniture still present - totally inappropriate for relaxation. Extension being added at present. On booking no onformation given on building work, woke each morning at 8am. Too early when on hols. We had heard so much about it - all good, but left disappointed. That being said, swimming pool lovely. The whole experience could have been so much better if staff were friendly. Sorry - but a smile costs nothing. Ps. It was busy and midterm break.
Good Hotel but could be better
Arrived at Hotel late friday evening and first impressions were very good. Reception and door staff were very helpful and friendly with bags etc.
Room was spacious and clean. Used the leisure facilities which were good. Breakfast was excellent. Had a good meal in the Connal Cearnach restaurant on Sat night. The only let down in the hotel for me was the service. Alot of the staff were young and inexperienced. And there tended to be no staff around when you needed them. It was a hassle to get a drink or snack. Overall I would say we had a good stay but the hotel could do better.
Drive into the hotel totally breathtaking. No doubt about it - the grounds are very well kept.
I was looking forward to staying in a quality Irish hotel supporting my own rather than spending hard earned money in 4 and 5 star hotels in London, Barcelona New York etc. I suppose my point is that being reasonably well travelled you harbour certain levels of expectation when you book accomodation which largely is a factor of how much you are prepared to pay. If you pay for a youth hostel you will get a youth hostel.It is safe to say I will never darken the door again. For Â 320 for the executive suite I expected at least a well stocked mini bar(empty "we dont stock these unless people ask ??!!", the toilet to work (at least on the second flush), a room service menu to be in the room (This took an hour to procure from the lady we were clearly putting out) , mobile phone reception, the room to smell fresh and staff to be a least slightly understanding that as a quest we are wont to ask for things every now and again (oh a drink form the bar - you will recall the lack of minbar).The hotel is very busy and is clearly successful and this may be that the local population have being coming here for years , but my advice is that if you expect a given level of quality for price/ star rating then you might be in a for a let down.
Great driving up to the place. Great having the door opened for you. Impressive foyer. Treated well at the reception.Client has to instigate enquiry as staff attend computer. Seems to be policy. Not impressed with the lift-inside seems out of place with the rest of the decor of the hotel,a little slow speedwise. The room we stayed in, above the Fountain room, must have been the smallest in the hotel. The same price was paid for each room. Wedding reception meal was more than adequate and service was good. Breakfast was good.