I booked this stay in a nice quite country hotel so my girlfriend and I could have a quiet few nights and celebrate my birthday and new years eve together. At €198 for 2 nights stay without breakfast I thought it was expensive enough to have a touch of quailty about it. I had also read the reviews on here and noticed only one bad one. That was the one that I should have taken heed of.
On arrival at the hotel we entered the lobby and I commented that there was a strong smell of Kerosene in the air. I'm a mechanic by trade so that is a smell I know but it put my girlfriend right off. We had a friendly check in and went up to the room. The corridors were very cold despite it being 7deg outside which is virtually balmy for December. The room in fairness was very warm but the bathroom was freezin as none of the heat from the room could get in there as the door was spring loaded to close and there was not heat source in there.
The bed was large and looked very inviting. That was until we came back from out meal and got into it. It was made up of 2 separate mattresses and had a big uncomfortable ridge down the centre
The sink in the bathroom was loose in its cabinet and the cantilever shower door was nearly siezed solid. It also was not long enough and let the water from the shower head out on to the floor. I did not notice this 'til after I had showered.
The next day we went off for a road trip and when we came back we noticed a newly married couple pull up and enter the hotel. We gave them a few minutes for the wedding party (about 8 people in all) to settle in and went to out room. About 9 the music started, it must have been the after party for the wedding. It was very loud as it was directly below us. So load we had to turn up the telly to hear the movie we were watching. At 12:45 I finally had enough and got dressed and went to reception and from there to the residents bar. The man I got talking to apologised and said the music would be off by 1 and true to his word it was, we could even hear the groans of the crowd as they were told the party was finishing.
When I raised the noise issue with the lady on checking out she blamed it on it been New Years and said any hotel would be noisy. I disagreed. She took my number and told me a member of management would call me that day. That was the 1st of January.
Today, the 4th of January I rang at 10am and the lady said she had passed on the message but would do so again. I received no call.
All in all, a very poor (yet expensive) experience and one I would not be likely to chance again
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- Sitting along the banks of the Shannon-Erne Waterway, the Leitrim Marina Hotel is a peaceful haven, less than two hours from Dublin. With a large outdoor deck leading onto the Marina, and fully glass fronted bar and restaurant to make the most of the commanding views, this is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy great locally inspired cuisine, good Bewley's Tea & Coffee or even a cocktail between exploring the local attractions such as Arigna Mining Experience or Lough Key Forest Park. ... more less
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