Good service, nice people, tired hotel
27/08/2018 Rebecca C, Dublin, Ireland
Firstly let me say that the staff were lovely, the food was nice and the room was clean so the overall stay was fine. There was nothing at all WRONG with the stay but the entire hotel is old and tire... more
Firstly let me say that the staff were lovely, the food was nice and the room was clean so the overall stay was fine. There was nothing at all WRONG with the stay but the entire hotel is old and tired and smells funny and not in an ambient way. The moment you walk in you are greeted by a true pub smell - this diminishes slightly towards the reception area. The upholstery smells musty and the carpets are stained. The dining room smells like a bar .. it is a bar so not sure what i actually expected .. but it smells of stale smoke and beer stained floors, not ideal when having your breakfast but its a pub - what do you expect!! The room we were in was in another building, up a couple of flights of stairs with no lift - no warning that you werent going to be staying in the actual hotel. The whole place just looks a little unloved and uncared for with a mix match of outer buildings.
It looks like it could be a charming and quaint little hotel but where we ended up seemed more like a overflow area where you left your granny in the home .. kinda shameful and somewhere that no-one ever speaks off. Sorry guys - but the service was good and the staff friendly & chatty and the linen was clean and there was a big TV ... so definately some positives.
Beware the church bells that ruin any hope of a lie in .. but they will get you up intime for your breakfast. Overall its definately an experience and its location is perfect for the town centre. less