It is a very nice hotel and our room was very big and the bed very comfortable but the food and the service let it down. Admittedly there was a function on the night we stayed but we waited 70 minutes to be seated in the restaurant!!. That whole system of guests being told where to sit in the foyer before they can enter the dining room needs an overhaul - I wanted to sit by the window and the waiter who wanted us to sit elsewhere was not amused !!. They come very promptly to take drink orders but we waited ages for the menu and ages more to be shown into the dining room, where there was only a handful of tables occupied, so why the long wait. Had it not been at the end of a long & busy week sightseeing we would have gone elsewhere. The situation in the bar was equally bazaar - there was a guy using a very bad microphone doing some sort of fundraising auction. We couldn't understand much of what he said but he was loud and people cheered and clapped at times. It was probably a good local cause but did it have to be in the main bar in the hotel?. The breakfast was a similar fiasco - "no madam you must wait to be seated " ! Again very few people in the dining room so why could we not walk in, find a seat and have our juice or whatever until someone was ready to take our order. The breakfast display was ok but no more than that - orange juice almost empty, fruit a bit tired looking, long wait for coffee refill, no enough toast but the cooked breakfast was fairly ok. The staff seemed rushed and pre occupied so maybe they had another function on, but as none of them had time to speak to us we will never know. Comparing the Canal Court to hotels in Ireland we have stayed in over the past few years I dont know why it is rated 4 star. I certainly dont think we got value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The award winning 4* Canal Court Hotel & Spa nestled in the heart of Newry City and sits on the banks of Ireland's Oldest Manmade Canal. The Canal Court Hotel and Spa is a proud Irish hotel with an emphasis on service and tradition. The hotel boasts 112 bedrooms including a Penthouse Suite, Superior and Ambassador Suites along with family suites and standard bedrooms. All rooms have private safes & suites have Jacuzzi baths & mini bars with air conditioning in most rooms throughout the hotel. Wheelchair accessible rooms are available as well. The hotel boasts the award winning CC Spa with a full range of Spa / Beauty treatments available using the Germaine de Cappucini Product range. Along-side CC Spa is our Leisure Complex with a full 20m swimming pool studios and full gym with a full strength and conditioning area. The Granary Bar has numerous outlets to it including our Mezzanine Cocktail bar, our Gin Bar and our local Craft Beer Bar with live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday (FREE Entry). For a more relaxing drink, we have the Merchants Bar with views over the Canal and fountains. For dining, you will never go hungry at the Canal Court Hotel with a number of dining options / outlets to choose from including our Old Mill Restaurant with a strong focus on local, Irish produce and fresh ingredients. The Old Mill is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with an Early Bird served 7 days a week 5.30pm to 7pm. We also have the Granary Bar and Grill which serves our legendary Carvery 7 days a week from 12 noon and Bar Food served everyday from 3.30pm. We also serve traditional afternoon tea 7days a week - no booking required. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Canal Court Newry
- Hotel Canal Court
- Canal Court Hotel Newry
- Canal Court Hotel & Spa Newry, Northern Ireland