Many Pro's, a few Con's
Posted Sep 13, 2016
Ramada Encore is an excellent stay for a few days UNLESS it's hot. There's no A/C (then again, most hotels in Ireland don't have A/C). We were there for 11 days while attending a conference. In general, I liked the Encore and will stay there again. Although the windows open a bit, it was HOT in the rooms. We asked for, and were given, two fans - which made the heat tolerable. The other main problem is lack of ventilation in the bathrooms and in the hallways. The halls were very hot. The rooms had good lighting, a wood-like floor that was washed every day (Hooray - no carpets!), modern and pleasing design and great bathrooms. The breakfast was just OK but could be very crowded if three tour buses had the same departure time. This happened for one of our 11 days. Otherwise, it was not crowded. The food provided was adequate but not special. Some days things ran out fairly early and were not replaced. Once we commented on this and the price of breakfast was reduced by half (we did not get breakfast with our room). It's a fair walk into the center of town. We had one dinner in the hotel which was OK, but just outside the hotel, in St Anne's Square are other excellent restaurants including "Salt" - which we loved.