At the end of the day it was a roof over my head and a bed to sleep in, but...
General upkeep of the hotel in general leaves a bit to be desired. Now, the room at first glance seemd quite reasonable, but upon drawing back the net curtain to see out, the curtain pole fell down - had a look and it wasn't actually attached, just a spring loaded effort that didn't fit right. Not a huge deal.
Next, a little surprise - a jacuzzi! While filling up, I noticed a lidless shower gel/shampoo container on the bath - presumably from a previous occupant. Add to that a couple of hairs of 'intimate origin', and I wasa bit reluctant to have this jacuzzi... Not to worry as it didn't actually work anyway! Had a dip anyway and had a lovely view of the cracked ceiling complete with a huge damp stain, probably from a previous leak.
As the internet wireless connection didn't reach the top floor, I tried to phone reception, but no dialling tone. Upon closer inspection, it wasn't surprising given the state of the wiring at the telephone socket. After trawling away down to reception, they knew about the fault (so whay hadn't they fixed it??)
Anyway, back up to the room and time for a coffee after a long journey from Dublin. Picked up the cup in the room, only to see a big lipstick mark on it, which wiped off easily enough, so I guess it just hadn't been cleaned...
Night time was OK, apart from some noisy contraption outside below my window that made a noise like a hot air balloon being filled with air. As it kept stopping and starting it was virtually impossible to zone out, so a sleepless night ensued. Didn't help me investigating the noise at 3 a.m., forgetting the collapsing curtain pole!
Meals and staff were adequate at least, if not exceptional, but for the price I wouldn't really expect it.
- Also Known As:
- Welcome Hotel Castlebar
- The Welcome Hotel