Stayed here recently with the family for a 2 night weekend visit and I had high hopes after reading all the positive reviews and looking at the website but left feeling very disappointed.
The hotel has no atmosphere and left us all feeling quite depressed, you are left with the impression that closure of the hotel is imminent and the staff are just going through the motions.
Everywhere you go in the hotel is dimly lit especially the bedrooms which are almost in darkness with all the lights on.
The childrens play area which is featured on the website is not free for guests and this is not stated on the website.The food which we ate in the bar one time only was sub standard and only a few items on the menu were available at about 3pm on a sunday afternoon all served with a grunt from a dirty unshaven chef.We ordered in takeaways for the rest of the stay.
The room was not cleaned properly with used glasses and tea cups not replaced the morning after use, extraction not working in the bathroom, the room however was a great size with plenty of space, lovely view of the parking lot and a building site across the road from the hotel.
Breakfast was fine with one waitress who was a lovely girl doing her best to deal with everyone which led to delays with everything as she was the only person in the restaurant which also had a leak in the roof and water dripping in through the roof the solution to this was to place a dirty plastic bin in the middle of the restaurant to catch the water, classy.
I actually couldnt wait to leave, I find it incredible that there are so many positive reviews on this place which is perhaps fine for a special wedding function but not for a typical short stay.Dont be fooled avoid this place if you want an enjoyable break.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lough Rea Hotel and Spa is located in the historical town of Loughrea in Co.Galway. This modern and stylish Hotel is within walking distance from all the shops, amenities and attractions of Loughrea.The Hotel boasts 91 bedrooms with panoramic views of the town's beautiful lake, the Sliabh Aughty Mountains and the Burren. The Lough Rea Hotel and Spa Wedding team are specialists in ensuring that the Bride and Groom have a wonderful day to remember. The hotel can cater for up to 300 wedding guests in the De Dannan suite: a state of the art grand ballroom. There is a range of air-conditioned meeting rooms that provide clients with the very best conference facilities available, conferences for up to 500 delegates can be accommodated. This hotel offers fine dining in their Abbey Restuarant, Relaxation breaks in the tranquility of Shore Island Spa. Enjoy light bites and delicious cocktails in the Rooftop Garden and Sky Lounge where it boasts sensational views of Lough Rea and the mountains beyond. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lough Rea Hotel Loughrea
- Hotel Lough Rea