Early morning drilling and pipe work from 8am-11am
Posted Aug 26, 2016
Beautiful hotel, lovely food, but for us a very disappointing experience. I pulled key points from a letter I sent to the hotel on 14 August 2016. We received no response from the hotel. We stayed here for the last night of our vacation, 3 July 2016. We had a lovely evening. We planned to sleep as late as possible & check out at noon. In the early morning, in the 8 o'clock hour, we were awoken by loud construction, metal-on-metal hammering sound of banging on pipes that came from the wall directly behind the headboard, and drilling directly underneath us that caused vibrations, and not the good kind. It was quite disruptive to our sleep and it prevented us from having the wonderful, relaxing morning we had hoped for our last night in Ireland. I thought it would be hard to describe the intensity of the noise in words, so I recorded the noise from inside our room, in a video called "4 July Portmarnock hotel", posted to vimeo. Two front desk members attempted to quiet the construction. After a couple of hours without success, the woman offered us to move rooms with a 1pm checkout and free breakfast. We chose to check out instead, because it was late when this was offered, our bubble of relaxation was popped, we'd have needed to pack all our belongings and move rooms. We needed to leave at noon, in order to make it to our lunch destination in time. Overall, I would not recommend staying in room 201 or any room on that side of the hotel until the construction is done.