My boyfriend and I stayed here for a relaxing weekend in May, and from the minute we arrived, signs were that this was not going to be the best weekend.
Firstly they couldn't find our booking on the system...after ten minutes of searching, they found it and off we went to our room. This was in the old wing of the hotel and was horrendous - no hot water, the shower was a trickle and the bed was uncomfortable. Our first night was spent listening to the people in the room above us arguing until around 3am, only to get up again at 7am the following morning - obviously sound proofing was not a consideration. Breakfast was ordered to our room on Saturday - the scrambled eggs were a microwaved, tasteless lump, coffee was like tar and everything arrived covered in cling film. Not sure why - just struck us as being a complete waste. We were booked into the hotel resatuarant for a meal on Saturday night - another catastrophe. The service was appalling, food was overcooked and tasteless, the mash was more water than potato and the other veg were overcooked to the point of being unrecognisable.
I am utterly baffled as to how this hotel has reached four star status when nothing that we saw over the weekend was of more than a two star standard. The staff were abrupt and rude, and frankly, I wouldn't return to this hotel if I were paid.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This luxury hotel in Bundoran Co Donegal is located on an 18 hole championship golf course and boasts a beautiful Leisure & Conference Centre. After your meal you can enjoy a relaxing drink in our lounge bars or dance the night away in our Atlantic Ballroom. Enjoy the charms of our Tir-Chonail Dining Room open daily with a full dinner menu on offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Great Northern Bundoran
- Great Northern Hotel Bundoran, County Donegal