Well first of all before I left last weekend I made a booking to come again at Christmas, so I probably don't need to say much more...we loved our stay at The Garryvoe Hotel, from start to finish it was such an enjoyable experience, the staff are genuinely the nicest I've met in a hotel in a long time, special shout out to the lady who supervises the restaurant for breakfast, we ate her out of house and home with her new pancake machine, but she really made us feel so welcome and looked after. The food is second to none, we ate in both the Bistro and the Samphire Restaurant, and really enjoyed both, the hotel are very generous when it comes to food and there is no scrimping.
The decor is magic, we sat each evening in the bar which is newly renovated, it is gorgeous, it's done in almost a library style with panelled walls, chandeliers, fireplaces, cosy contemporary bliss. Also there was a jazz duo on the Sat night which was a nice touch.
The leisure centre again is done to a really high standard, and the staff there friendly and very approachable, there's also plenty of armbands and float aids for the kids to borrow, and an outdoor hot tub for the adults.
The Hotel overlooks Garryvoe beach which is beautiful, but also worth a visit is neighbouring Ballycotton for some rugged unspoilt landscape, Ballymaloe House for a nosy around the grounds, in the shop and a scone in the cafe, and Stephen Pearse Pottery and Kilkenny Design in nearby Shanagarry.
A hugely enjoyable stay, went with family and we have all booked again for our next stay and are looking forward to it immensely.
Total after thought...but there is fairy doors all over the hotel!!!!!! How amazing is that!!!!
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- Garryvoe Hotel is a 4 star seaside hotel family owned and run by the same family for over 50 years. You and your needs are foremost in our minds and we hope we've thought of everything to make your stay special! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Garryvoe Hotel Castlemartyr