This was a last minute booking, tacked on the end of a short holiday. We'd had a terrible experience the night before in Ballycastle in the Marine Hotel, so we had nearly just given up and driven straight home. I'm so glad we didn't! We booked the deal which was offering the room, breakfast and an evening meal. When my husband rang to book, he asked if it would be possible to have use of the leisure facilities, to which he was told we'd be welcome to use the pool etc as much as we liked.
The room we booked was a double room with a King sized bed (great for little children who decide to join you in the middle of the night!) with a comfortable camp style bed for our son. The room was sufficiently spacious that having the camp bed up didn't make it feel in any way cramped.
The shower was amazing; great pressure and seemingly endless hot water. The bathroom and bedroom were spotless, and had all the usual conveniences, down to an iron and little ironing board.
The leisure centre was lovely; the lockers needed 20p to lock but the guy at reception did tell us and made sure we had change before we went in which I thought was a lovely touch.
The food was nice; the restaurant was lovely and the waiting staff was excellent. The girl who served us was training and made a minor error and a senior member of staff pointed it out, in a lovely manner, and came back to us to explain the girl was just training. What I loved about this was she complimented the waitress on how well she was doing and how fast she was learning, as opposed to blaming her for the (in fairness, tiny) mistake. I loved the fact that they were so supportive of each other.
The breakfast was one of the better we had on this break; hot food was ordered so there was no long buffet style situation where things were drying out, and there was a great selection of cereals, yoghurts, fruit, cooked meats and pastries.
The staff in every instance were fantastic; they stroke that lovely balance between extremely professional, yet very friendly.
All in all, the experience was completely positive from beginning to end. We will definitely be coming back, and would highly recommend it to anyone!
- 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