My wife and I stayed at Barry's hotel 34 years ago on our honeymoon.
Our stay back then was great. So I thought it would be a good idea to return for our anniversary.
It was not Cheep £158 euro for 2 nights bed and breakfast. yet the sign outside said said double rooms from 45 Euro ??? NI Rail had compatible deals with rail included.
When we arrived I noticed t the bottom of the registration form that the hotel was in receivership!! and that the bar was now closed. This is the sort of information you would expect be made aware of on booking.
I told the gentleman on reception of our story and asked for a nice room. He said all of the rooms are nice. He then gave us room ten saying it was lucky!! For whom it was lucky I am am not sure but it was not for us.the room was in need of extreme redecoration.The bed side tables were stained the TV was a very old portable and if you wanted a remote there was a ten Euro. deposit so I decided to splash out but there was no remote available.
The Bed !!!! My God it was a very old spring sort with no support whatsoever and total roll together. The only way to have recreated our honeymoon on this bed was for us to have been a troupe of circus acrobat's.
No bath just a very small shower that I just about got in too but had to get out as I was about to have a panic attack.
Breakfast was in the old bar it was dark depressing the hotel is understaffed.
However that staff is the old hotels best asset God help them they are doing their best with what they have got to work with.
There is no where to sit during the day and the bedroom with the small TV with 4 channels was a no no.
Time to close the doors I think very very sad end for what used to be a wee gem of a hotel.
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