Trim Castle Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTrim Castle Hotel
We only stayed here for one night but for the life of me, I can't figure out why the Irish Hotel Assoc. gives this property four stars. The rooms are nice, the people helpful but the amenities are few. No pool, jacuzzi, gym, business center, practical gift shop or spa facilities are either on site or available. While we were there, the nice restaurant, Jules, was not open. The Baileys Bar was sufficient for pub grub and drinks but that was about all. The Barista Bar was great for lunch, surprisingly tasty and good food.
The front desk computer was terribly slow, so much that it couldn't print out directions to the Dublin Airport. Our receipt for expenses paid was completely unreadable on the right hand side due to printer malfunctions. And don't even try to use the pay by the second internet connection in the lobby, it is slower than a 240 baud modem! That particular annoyance cost me 6 euro just to print out our boarding passes!
You can get a voucher for wi-fi in your room or use of a leisure club down the street a bit. The breakfast was something we never got to try because we had to leave the hotel at a very early hour but they did prepare a small continental breakfast for us (at 4:00 am) to eat in the lobby lounge. They were also very good with the 3:30 am wake up call.
I was completely satisfied with what we had but was underwhelmed with the offerings available.
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... This is the place where the High Kings of Ireland ruled the country. Then we made our way up a treacherous hill/mountain, walking I might add. It rained the whole way up and all the way down. Umbrellas couldn't stay up because the winds were so crazy. Let's just say, winds like that in Indiana would have sent the tornado alarms off! Next stop a ...
... dessert? HEAVEN. Hazelnut cheesecake with fresh Irish cream and raspberry drizzle. It was so damn delicious I even allowed Lare to include this hideous picture of me so you could vicariously enjoy it, too.
At the end of our meal, we succumbed to trying a raisin scone as well, with fresh butter, cream and strawberry jam. Oh. my. God.
On the Barrista Lunch Menu Board, the Beef Lasagne, ...
... of yore, which rotates clockwise as it goes up. About the only place spiral staircases are found today is generally in lofts; designed to save space. But while they may be an efficient way to eliminate encumbered square footage, as anyone who has ever negotiated one knows, they are a nuisance to climb up and down multiple times a day. Defense and safety, however, were the premier concerns of castle builders, not efficiency of space or nuisance avoidance. ...
... they took their last breath together and disappeared to the 'land of forever young'. Those who kiss the stone are given the 'gift of gab'. When Cromwell came to Ireland he brought cannonballs which changed castle design. Older castles had slit windows to prevent entry of enemies. Since cannonballs destroy walls, this eliminated the need of the narrow slit window. After walking thru the Blarney gardens which included poison garden, a fern garden ( with 6ft tree ferns) & a ...
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