Outstanding modern hotel with superb view.
Posted Dec 16, 2016 on Ebookers
Architecturally, the hotel is a superb, sophisticated, uncompromising modern design to the highest standard, including the interior, apart from the terrible art in the entrance foyer (the exception is a large Sean McSweeney) and the kitsch, fake "Roman" statues and portico at the swimming pool: horrendous. They really lower the tone of the place.
The staff are, without exception, outstanding: intelligent and friendly. Well-trained.
The view over Lough Leane is spectacular and our room had a glass wall and balcony facing it directly.
The bed was huge and might have been comfortable but the management's decision to promote the local wooden blankets, by having the old-fashioned tucked-in sheet arrangement, instead of the continental quilts which we all now use, compromises comfort. We did not sleep as well as we might have done.
The wall-heater was a bit noisy.
Although there is a good lift to all rooms, the swimming pool and the breakfast restaurant cannot be accessed without steps. To this extent the hotel is disabled un-friendly.