The Enniskeen Hotel is as close to perfection as it gets. The location is amazing with breath-taking views of the Mournes from many of the rooms and restaurant and bar area. The grounds are lovely too and there is a lovely river walk to enjoy. The hotel is ideally situated with plenty of parking and close enough to enjoy a nice a walk to the town centre.
The bedrooms are tastefully decorated and characterful and each one is unique which is a breath of fresh air. Many of the rooms have stunning views of the Mournes and it is amazing to watch the daylight fade over the Mountains. The Foyer is nice too and there is a nice little area to sit at the fireplace. The Guests lounge on the first floor is a lovely place to relax and enjoy the views of the spectacular mountains and countryside.
The food in the hotel is fantastic, the breakfast menu is excellent and for lunch there is the choice of bar snacks or the restaurant lunch, both are excellent. and there is nothing as nice on a sunny day to enjoy lunch on the patio with what has to be the most stunning aspect in N Ireland. In the Evenings there is the option of High Tea and A La Carte. There is also the option that if you take one of the deals that 1 dinner per person is included up to a certain value and this is a brilliant option. The potatoes and vegetables are served by the staff and this adds to the experience and the feeling of being made welcome and important.
We have stayed on this hotel on many occasions and even on a day trip it is never enough just to have lunch, we find ourselves back again for dinner too!
Every hotel should have someone like Eileen, she is worth her weight in Gold and always provides a customer service masterpiece. We are always made to feel special and this is quite unique. The other staff are also very professional and friendly.
The winter months are spent pondering how long is it until the Enniskeen opens again? The first spring visit is always greatly anticipated. And no matter what hotel we visit it is measured against the Enniskeen and I can often be heard saying it is good but it is not the Enniskeen!!!
There are usually plants and preserves for sale in the foyer and this all adds to the homely ambience of the hotel.
Roll on March!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enniskeen Country House hotel; a mountainside hideaway, this family-run hotel rests in the lush Shimna Valley just outside Newcastle Co Down; Explore the hotels stunning 12 acre estate and winding woodland trail down to the Shimna river; And enjoy the striking views over Northern Ireland's highest mountain Slieve Donard and the Irish Sea. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Enniskeen Country House Hotel Newcastle, Northern Ireland