Just stayed here and although would recommend it as a one-off I would not come back. The accommodation is decent for an Irish country guesthouse but lacks the small details, cable tv fuzzy, stale milk in the tea station. The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming and the service is excellent. The guesthouse is comfortable but noisy, you can hear the adjacent rooms, showers, and our room faced the street which was noisy when the pubs directly opposite emptied out late at night/early the next am.. The curtains have no blackouts which meant bright light in the room from 5:30 onwards if you're there is summer. The b&b is expensive for what you get. There is not much else in the town but there are some nice walks down the road in the glen and the caves are well worth a look.
But we came here for the food and opted for the nine course tasting menu. It was good, but not on a par with what you would get in a similar establishment in S. Africa for example. Specifically, there were all the usual mousses, foams, sorbets but nothing that was light and tasted amazing. The wine list is priced to suit all budgets. The dining room is a little old-fashioned and very warm. It's nice but just like the food is a little 'heavy'. Breakfast was disappointing, quite typical of any establishment and not on a par with Doonbeg or Monart for example. McNean house ended up being a box-ticking exercise for us as a one-off but would not make a return trip.
- Also Known As:
- Macnean House & Restaurant Hotel Blacklion
- Macnean House And Restaurant
- Macnean Bistro
- Macnean Hotel Cavan