Ratings based on 108 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from uk

One night stay

Posted 11-Jul-2015
Pros: Location, grounds, public rooms,staff, breakfast
Cons: Food in bistro, poor quality
Location: Beautiful location
Very nice hotel with beautiful grounds in picturesque location. Corridors in need of decoration but public rooms smart and bedrooms good. Only disappointment was poor standard of food in the bistro,definitely wouldn't eat there if visiting again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller from ireland

Great hotel and location for chillaxing

Posted 25-Jun-2015
Pros: Excellent location to relax and unwind, the views and stilness are simply stunning. The play park and local water sports facilities are fantastic.
Cons: To be very picky the cleanliness of the pool and changing area could be improved, plus the gardens and garden waste area could be tidied up.
hotel and rooms are to a high standard and very worth the money, would avoid the bistro in future visits and just use the hotel restaurant. Although it is not advertised as being a family focused hotel they have some great facilities. These range from a new play park to an indoor soft play area within the gym complex also 2 minutes walk takes you to the outdoor experience centre which will cover most kids requirements, young and old. All in all a most pleasurable experience.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from SF

Quiet Luxury on the Loch Ard

Posted 24-May-2015
Great reception, beautiful old world suite with paintings and dark wood furniture. Amazing lake and tree views.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from NZ

Restful rural atmosphere.

Posted 14-May-2015
Pros: Quiet rural setting. Spacious. Reception staff and restaurant staff polite and friendly.
Cons: Attention to detailing.
Staff good. Spacious, quiet property, generally clean and comfortable but could do with some extra attention to detail here and there. Examples: in respect of sweeping outdoor step areas by terrace, cigarette butts and grime. Bedroom was in need of modernizing ( but I believe this is scheduled to happen.) Curtain ties have holes through them which looks a bit tatty. Nonetheless, so long as the rates in the older rooms reflect the above I would return.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Ottawa, Canada

Beautiful hotel with spectacular grounds and view.

Posted 12-May-2015
Pros: We enjoyed the company of Paul and Gerrard, the well kept and well appointed rooms and guest areas, the breakfast, the garden and the view.
Cons: I wish we had been able to eat dinner there one evening but Europa Hotel was next door and served excellent food.
Location: Killarney was nearby for shopping, the Dingle Peninsula was our favourite drive especially the Connor pass. The Ring of Kerry was also there.
We loved everything about this hotel starting with our welcome from Paul, the owner. The first impressions were excellent, a warm fire and a cup of tea to greet us, plenty of beautiful books on Iteland to read while resting on the very comfortable and spacious guest lounge furniture. The gardens are well kept and the Loch Lien view is priceless. Our room was spotless, well appointed and large. The bathroom had everything required and it was immaculate. We also gad a lovely view over the Loch and gardens. The breakfast menu was extensive, everything cooked order and it was delicious. Again the view while sipping coffee and eating a perfectly cooked morning meal.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from tyne and wear

forest hill hotel

Posted 29-Apr-2015
Pros: everything
Cons: nothing
Location: 10 mins from Aberfoyle a true Scottish village
hotel great room very large with a king size bed although hard the pillows were like resting my head on a cloud. the restaurant staff were 5 star although the food price was not cheap but I ate in Rafters above the great pool which was great value and half the price. Could not fault a thing and the views from the Hotel were fantastic.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Kent

Good hotel, spectacular location

Posted 15-Apr-2015
The setting for this hotel was fantastic and views over the loch were stunning! More a resort than a hotel though with its lodges and general set up. So it was busy and despite us going for a girly spa break we couldn't get any appointments for treatments for our 4days there. The room was good but not replenished with toiletries during our stay. Room service for food was a bit tortuous ordering from a kitchen where limited English was spoken and there was limited knowledge of the menu. The food delivered didn't resemble the menu (prawn noodle salad with no salad - at all!!!). All in all the location made up for any irritations - and they were minor - this was a lovely hotel and such a beautiful place.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Derek from Glasgow

Nice hotel and surroundings

Posted 10-Apr-2015 on Hotels
Lovely hotel, terrific surroundings. Bar prices and restaurant prices sometimes a rip off which was un-necessary, e.g. £5.50 for a bottle of cider, £7 for kids chicken nuggets that were a bit charred. Informal restaurant was too formal for my liking; waiters were polite but very intense, they should be asked to relax or chill out a little. Food was ok but for all the claims that are made by the hotel about the quality of the ingredients etc., it's no better than what you'd be served at a premier inn. Breakfast was good, again, service just a bit too formal. Just missed that cutting edge to be a truly quality establishment and it seems to be pretending to be something it's not.Outstanding natural beauty and surroundings made it a worthwhile visit, as did the pool and treatment area which is lovely. My wife had a massage which she said was excellent, remember to book in advance as it does get busy. Final minor point; no fried bread at breakfast as advertised as an option on the menu, waiter said it was off the 2 days we were there, but how difficult can it be to make fried bread, they had bread and they had frying facilities, not a big deal, just a bit odd!!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller from Scotland

Great Location with Great Service

Posted 07-Apr-2015
Pros: The service. Our small dog was allowed to stay
Cons: All of the waiters could be informed about ingredients/allergens beforehand, if taking orders. Also, bigger family rooms would be better.
Location: We cycled round Loch Ard with two children aged 9 and 13 years. The location of the watersports centre opposite the hotel will tempt us back.
This was the first time we had stayed here and planned to do a family cycle trip with two children aged 9 and 13. The quality of the service in the hotel made our one night trip much better than expected!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Standard

Posted 26-Mar-2015 on Hotels
Beautiful setting and exactly as described in terms of tranquility. Room was large and comfortable but in need of a little redecoration. The gym and swimming pool area - no hot water in the showers and water machine broken. Staff in the restaurant didn't speak English but certainly tried their best customer service and were as attentive as possible. A pleasant stay but I wouldn't say great value for money.