It is hard to be too harsh on this place, given the nice and warm welcome we received. And the host was accommodating, and very friendly.
However, the shabby, thrifty, old, and out of date room, the mouldy walls in the bathroom, the thin curtains (which started life as a duvet cover), and the damp and mould in the air, left a bad taste in the mouth. When asked to pay 120 euro off session for two nights for two, I could have choked. A poorly cleaned and poorly set out dining room did not help either, and when my wife and I noticed the butter set out in an ashtray, all we could do was laugh. The laughter soon ended, when my wife, who has asthma, started to wheeze, then the inhaler came out, and an asthma attack was narrowly avoided, but what is worse, is that the mould and damp of the Rockwood House is completely avoidable. Extractor fans in the showers, better heating, wooden floors and upgrade throughout, and this means spending money on proper and firsthand furnishings- our head board was wicker, the bed was old, and the mattress worn out, our side lockers were a bizarre mix of wood and paper, and the en-suite was dirty, cold and damp- would make this place 100% better. There is need for sound proofing, and the place shakes when you walk up or down the stairs, and the windows don’t bloke out much noise. We came home happy from our trip to Glengarriff, but the smell off our clothes- of cigarettes (the host smokes), fries, and mould, left a bad taste in our mouths, and we will never stay here again, and I advise you not to make the same mistake, until there is serious effort put into the Rock House, to make it a warm and welcoming place for start to finish. Don’t stay here if you expect to have a great time relaxing, especially if you are one of the millions of people who have asthma. Don’t stay here if you are one of millions of people who don’t have asthma, and like to have a shower, in a clean, mould free environment. And don’t stay here if you don’t want to return from your break to find all that all the spare clothes that never made out of the bag, have to washed when you go home! Glengarriff is a beautiful place, and the welcome we received was warm, but not enough to make up for the thrifty and mouldy Bed and Breakfast that is the Rockwood House.
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