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The day started with the usual breakfast at the B&B. Then we headed out for the city walls and the walking tour recommended by the B&B operator. It was pouring rain and not the kind of day when one feels inspired to do a walking tour. However, by the time the tour actually began, the rain had finished and the blue sky showed up - the rain did not start again until about 5 minutes before the end of the tour. It was an ...
... sell woollen goods - some of the famous Donegal tweed.
Today we left Dunfanaghy for my meeting at Letterkenny with the Jigsaw agency there. That is one of the amazing mental health stories that I will bring home.
Tonight we are staying in Derry, Northern Ireland in a Georgian merchant's house with a room in the servants' quarters. It is very quaint (but small). We ...
... of a busload of tour folk with a waiter who simply wasn't into his job - quite funny. So did the 2 km walk out to Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge - short wee bridge but fabulous walk there and back - would have been closed if it had rained, so again, so lucky!
Whitepark Inn was next B and B - upmarket and full of Indian and Thai souvenirs. Bob the Innkeeper quite the strongly opinionated bloke and therefore hilarious. Greeted us with greasy hands ...
... the South. It seemed like a really successful entity, helping the economies of both parts of Ireland. Next we went up to Giant's Causeway, a cool place on the Northern coast with very unique hexagonal shaped columns of rock that were caused by lava crystallizing at a very specific temperature. I got a lot of pics here, and there's some legend surrounding the area that you can ...
... the wall into Bogside ‘Free Derry’ area and looked at some of the murals and visited the Free Derry Museum. The museum was eerie, listening to the soundtrack of the screams, shouting, gunfire, explosions and mothers crying from Bloody Sunday.
(Two days after we left Derry, they located two bombs near the council building including one in an area we’d walked right past days before.)
We'd decided to head to Connemara area of Ireland ...
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Good, but still mess and wedding chaos!!
Despite having a separate wedding suite entrance, the Foyer is used wedding reception drinks. this means from about 3pm onwards, the centre of the Hotel is mobbed. You feel out of place wandering through the wedding guests and certainly can't lounge about. The function suite has a seprate entrance and some better planning could ensure this was all better segregated. The real problem with the weddings is the noise of guests coming to bed. Last night, the couple opposite us had a blazing, door-slammin, screamin, hollering row that played out in several installments from midnight throyugh till 3am!! This is not necessarily the hotel's problem, but given the high volume of reviews comenting on the wedding, you may want to think carefully, if a good nights sleep is an essential or you have small children.
I totally agree with the comments about room service trays, bottles etc. these are placed here by housekeeping, but no restuarant staff remove them. trays were there from when I arrived (2pm) to the next morning. It just looks like bad management and not everyone in the team being accountable.
Postives: Good pool, two excellent restaurants, ood acces to the coutry park, impressive setting, modern, well equiped rooms.
Excellent Hotel, but Weddings can take the place over
I decided to book the Radisson for a romantic break for our Wedding Anniversary, most hotels we stay at we are hardly there, so for a change I picked a hotel where there was lots of things to do.
Arrived at 14:00, but were told room wouldn't be ready until 15:00, but we were offered use of the Spa until then. We declined and had lunch at the Coach House which is basically the Club House for the Golf Course, food was fine but the waitresses seemed a little run off their feet.
Once we picked up the key, was a bit surprised to see loads of dirty cutlery, plates and bottles in the corridor, would have expected it to have been cleared by then. Room was clean, nice and bright, bed was large by UK standards. Unpacked our swimming costumes and spent a very relaxing few hours in the Spa, in especially the hot tub.
Dinner was at Green's restaurant, which is more formal than the Coach House, excellent food and service at reasonable price, can't fault it at all. A nice touch I thought was that even though it was the more formal of the two restaurants, if kids were there they were provided with crayons and paper to keep them amused.
We then went to have a quiet drink in the bar, but there was a wedding on and the place was packed and noisy as the bar and reception area is quiet small. This might be a problem for some people, but we sat upstairs in a balcony and people watched for a few hours so it was OK.
Next morning was spent walking in the Roe Valley Country Park to work off the hangovers and the big buffet all you can eat breakfast. All in all an excellent stay, but if you like a quiet drink, avoid days when they're having weddings.
A lovely hotel..but
Just got back from a three day trip at Roe Park. My wife and 11 month old son decided to get a quick break away . Usually my wife and I would head to Fermanagh for such a break , but we thought we would try this hotel. This was our visit hotel holiday with our son so a new experiance for us all. Roe Park hotel is an impressive building set in attractive surroundings. The reception is spacious and check in very good.
We got a first floor room overlooking a rear court yard , so the views were not outstanding , though many rooms do have a view over the golf course. There are two restaurants to dine at (Greens & Brasserie) , food at both is very good , though Greens is more expensive and more formal. The brasserie is more casual and food is good. The staff throughout the hotel are friendly and those not familar with the local accent , will love it. On each day we felt has if we were part of the wedding party (3 weddings during our stay) the wedding guests take over the hotel and bar , so no where for us to enjoy a quiet drink after diner. My main concern is no baby montoring facility , disappointing for a four star hotel , we took turns in returning to our room to check our son , we didn't want to have our sleeping baby in the restaurant with us (roll on smoking ban). More of a concern , when we dined in the brasserie as this is in the rear court yard.
Enjoyed our stay , but sorry to say we will not be rushing back. We shall return to Fermanagh (Manor House) for our next short break.
Just loved it!
My husband and I have just returned from the Radisson Roe Park in Limavady. We stayed Friday - Sunday, our reason for going was just to chill out, relax and unwind for a few days. It was everything we wanted.
We had booked a standard room, no mini bar tho for those who can afford to avail of one (we don't see the sense in paying the prices!) our room overlooked part of the golf course, it was spacious and comfortable. We ate in the Coach House both nights and the food was above average, staff very gracious and attentive especially Danielle. There was a wedding but this did not deter from our enjoyment. The entertainer a singer in O'Cahan's Bar was brilliant and whilst in the lounge bar it was rather loud for us we were able to sit with our drinks in the big comfy sofas in reception and still enjoy the excellent entertainment. We just enjoyed the food, read the papers, went shopping in Londonderry, went for walks in the Roe Valley Park, people watched in reception and enjoyed the ambience of this beautiful place. I feel this is an excellent hotel both for couples and families to do whatever you want to, be it relax, play golf, use the full leisure facilities whatever! I am sure you will find it here.
My wife took me to the new years eve bash as a christmas gift. We had been before, a few times,but this was the BEST ever. Even being fully booked, the staff still had time for smile and a cheery word. The food,always great, was fantastic. We made new friends and have decided we are going again for new years eve 2005. But we will be there a few times between now and then as well. In short, great place, great people, great food
Just ok - could be better
This is my Third time back to Roe Park,and to be honest will be the last.
Our room was just ok and no way reflects a 4* property, it seems a bit of a lottery staying here. First time room and staff were excellent - second time we opted for a suite, which was just average but this time the room was very basic and old fashioned, I wish there was a corporate identity here with all standard rooms being decorated the same.
I'd also advise that it seems to be very 'family oriantated' and there were a lot of kids running about all the time.
Food in Coach House was. and always has been just ok and service levels throughout are a mixed bag from very helpful to downright rude.
Nice enough place more of a 3* standard but if you want to go out the front door and explore the town you need to call a taxi - it's very remote!
One other thing I should mention is that it doesn't seem to welcome
same sex couples as it was frowned upon that my partner & I booked a double room...surely in 2005 attitudes should be changing.
Cracking Hotel in lovely grounds
Stayed here during July 2004 and found it to be a lovely hotel. Being a golf complex means the grounds are lovely and it is well hidden away from the main road.
The food in the main resturant was superb and the service matched it.
The whole place leant itself to relaxing after a hard days work.
The only downside is the fact that there is no high speed internet connection in the rooms (they did mention it was being cabled while I stayed). This is not a major problem as I like being away from my business emails.
Great Food, great rooms, all in all a super place to stay. I will definately go again only this time I'll leave the kids behind. aaaahhhhh I can imagine it now, even more relaxing.
Perfect for a 'Chill-Out' Weekend
My husband and I booked into this beautiful hotel earlier this year for a simple, relaxing break. This we certainly had and all our expectations were exceeded. I had pre-booked a beauty treatment - that was very relaxing. The room was very nice and spacious - ice machine just down the hall which was perfect and tea/coffee making facilities in the room. We met friends on the Friday evening and ordered a taxi from reception - this was done efficiently and without any fuss. The leisure complex (although full of good intentions) we didn't get round to using, but definitely will, the next time. The food, both in the bar and in the restaurant was top class. All in all, we came home totally relaxed, well walked, well fed and very content. I am booking for another late summer break as soon as possible.
I have been to this hotel on several occasions and I have found the staff very friendly and willing to help. I would especially recommend paying the extra and upgrading to a suite (ask for a suite in the new wing) as they are lovely for very little extra money. The food is also excellent. The only downside for some would be that it is very popular for weddings. Also, if you are looking for an exciting night out then this location is not for you! However, if you want a relaxing environment, long walks or want to play golf then you will really enjoy this hotel.