I am a bit amazed at some of the reviews. We found the staff very friendly and efficient. I could not call the place dirty. One reviewer called the bar a basement- while it is downstairs this is because it faces on to the river. We only had b&b so I can't account for the restaurant/food. The breakfast was fine: smaller portions than some hotels but on day three of a trip I was happy with this. The breakfast was very well prepared. The supply of cereals was basic and the toaster was a bit erratic but nothing to get upset about. Our rooms were in the nearby studio apartments which meant walking down the street, this did not bother us but could annoy some. The rooms were clean if a bit tired. Bed was very comfortable. Ensuite a bit unloved but clean.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lough Erne townhouse hotel is a little locally run 16 bedroom building with a small but key staff who deal with our guests on a daily level, providing a more personal service that certain guests love time and time again. The Hotel is situated in the heart of Fermanagh's lakeland on the banks of the Glendurragh River 1 mile from Lough Erne itself, a warm and friendly welcome awaits you on your arrival at the Lough Erne Hotel. Our Riverside lounge and Bridgewater restaurant offers an excellent choice of menu. Regular entertainment, weekend and midweek breaks throughout the year. The Lough Erne Hotel began life as a Royal Irish Constabulary barrack in 1862. It was built by the governors of the Vaughan Charity who then owned the village of Kesh. The building cost £650 and the police paid £30 per year for rent. A year after the barrack was built it was burnt down in an accidental fire. Some repairs were done immediately but further work was carried out in 1921. For example stabling for horses that was provided behind the hotel in what is now the Glendurragh Suite. One of the RIC officers stationed in Kesh, Constable McCormick, was a very famous boxer. In fact he once fought the British Heavyweight Champion, Billy Wells. Another local man, Bob Irwin, was also a famous boxer in those days, once beating the Welterweight champion of the Rhine Army. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Lough Erne Hotel Kesh, County Fermanagh