i stayed at the Talbot Carlow on tuesday evening last. Upon booking, i was advised only of the more expensive rate for b&b - 79.00. I asked if there were a less expensive option - ie; without breakfast and i was told that the rate would be 59.00. 20.00 for breakfast ?? I arrived late in the evening having had a late dinner meeting to be told that there was no reservation under my name on the computerised system. Naturally I was alarmed at this prospect and i queried the issue straight away to which the reply from the person on duty was " april fool" . having decided on the cheeper option of 59.00 i was given the key to my room - 107, which at the time i was more than happy to retire to. Once in my room I was surprised to notice that there was no working kettle in the room, when i went to phone reception to inform them of this fact i was again surprised to see that there was no phone in the room. I had to leave my room to use a public phone in the hallway to ask that i might have a kettle brought to my room. As is commonplace for most guests in hotels across the world i wanted to take a bath before i retired for the evening, i went to the bathroom to find that not only was there no hot water but when i went to turn the bath on the tap came away in my hand. Naturally at this stage i was getting a little irate and once again had to get dressed and to go personally this time to reception to show the dismantled tap to the night porter and to ask for some hot water. I would like to state that having travelled all-over the worls and having worked in some reputidly good hotels, this type of experience has left a slightly sour taste in my mouth. I have noted all of the above in writing to the manager and am awaiting a reply.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Talbot Hotel is Carlow town's longest serving four star hotel located 5 minutes’ drive from the town centre only one hour from Dublin. All 84 spacious guest rooms including two spectacular suites and well appointed interconnecting family rooms are designed, furnished and decorated with the ultimate of guest comfort and convenience in mind. A range of dining options are available at the Talbot Hotel Carlow. Corries Bar & Bistro serves delicious food throughout the day including Morning Coffee, Carvery Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Light Bites & Bistro Favourites. The 4th floor Liberty Tree Restaurant offers scenic views of the surrounding rolling countryside and is open daily for Breakfast and Dinner. The award wining Talbot Fitness Club boasts a 20m Deck Level Pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steam Room and Extensive Gym. . A range of entertainment options are available to hotel residents including the Talbot Tiger's Kids Club at weekends & holiday periods; Live Music in Corries Bar & Bistro. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carlow Talbot Hotel