Lives up to its description
Posted Mar 30, 2007
The House Hotel has been recently refurbished and the result is a definate 4 star location with very pleasant decor, good staff and a nice touch of character. The hotel maintains a subtle theme of being a "home" and the little touches are nice. A welcome note on arrival, a newspaper on request every day, a cute little chocolate crackle and strawberry in your room after every service, slippers, dressing gowns ... lots of things like that which do give it a nice cosy feeling. I had a large queen size bed with which I could find no fault. The room featured a large screen TV although a few channels were not set up and some of these new network based TV systems in hotels have bugs which make you wonder why they cant just do it the old fashioned way. The bathroom was complete adequate with great water pressure and temperature control in the shower. In Ireland the last thing you want is a shower anything less than hot and consistent. Everything in the hotel was very tasteful, it tried and suceeded to put out a little bit of class and I definately put it up there with some of the best 4 star hotels I've stayed at. Breakfast was included in my rate and it was everything you could ask for. I do prefer a freshly cooked hot breakfast rather than fishing my bacon and eggs out of a buffet and that is what the House Hotel provides.