Grabone vouchers, groupon vouchers, livingsocial vouchers, etc, we all love them, cause ya usually get a good deal, but this one is a deal that represents, ya get what ya pay for, jee wizz it was poor.
day one in the holyrood hotel, we got welcomed after 5 minutes standing at reception, nobody was on the desk, after being noticed, we got our room, it wasnt bad the room, but it didnt have a sea view, so when we requested a sea view room, we were put to top of the building in a squashed wee room, couldnt swing a cat in it, then to our amusement, we had a bad that was sunking into the floor, a real shabby job, we almost needed step ladders to get down to the bath, oh the laughs we had about that bath.......the best thing I enjoyed from the bath was the view of the dirt that was under the toilet, yes cause the bath was sunk into the ground u could see all the grime under the toilet, lol, it was a pleasure.
hada good nights sleep on day one.
Day two in the holrood hotel, we got up early after a nice sleep, went down for breakfast, and it was definitly a first that id had leather with my fry up, the bacon, was like leather, at one point I actually asked for a sharp knife to get into the bacon, lol, it was bad, the potato bread, geez it was like it was in the freezer from like 2012 took out, cooked and refroze then cooked and fired onto a plate for our fryup, lol, it was tough as old boots, and if u are thinking about attemping either the potato bread or bacon, ask for a steak knife cause the embarrassment of grinding ur teeth trying to cut through potato bread is pathetic looking, lol.
roll on dinner.......
Surely breakfast was cooked by a hungover chef just, lol....spent rest of the day outside of the hotel, walking round the scenic route, back for a snooze then up for dinner.............
it started of with theres the menu, be back in a minute, minute was up and orders were put in for starters and dinners, and this is seriously no joke, our starters were literally brought to us within 30 seconds, my chicken goujons were rock hard, obviously sitting in oven the whole time and whacked on to a plate with bita salad and drizzle, same goes with the seafood, bang wallop on a plate within 30 seconds or starters wer on the table, my dried up goujons were terrible , I made it through the starter with my teeth intact, phew, bring on the chicken curry, to which I couldnt fault, portions were very big and stuffed me, so due to me not eatin much of starter I ate the big portioned chicken curry and left me with little room for alcohol so It was an early night for us.
day three in the holyrood hotel
breakfast is getting hit today again, surely it was a one of the brekkie yesterday, full fry up for me plz, as soon as it arrived, bang, ya knew by just looking at it, that the bacon had a leather jacket on it and the fork wasnt making a dent in the potato bread, so it was toast and eggs for me, I left annoyed as I knew I had another 2 breakfasts to go with them.
we didnt eat in the hotel on the 3rd night, instead we opted for a nice Chinese local to the hotel, brought it back to the hotel and sat in with few drinks and snacks watching bit of tv, we were woken by crowds at around 1am, outside in the main street shouting and balling, this is of no fault of the holyrood I dont think, but probably just local punters enjoying themselves.
noise went on for another hour or so.
day four in holyrood
I wasnt being fooled into trying a fry up again today, instead I tried scrambled egg and sausages, but again it failed to deliver, when it arrived the scrambled egg was cold and wasnt enjoyable, so breakfast was cut short and we went on our search for a warm breakfast elsewhere, we got a dinner on our final night also, dinner on final night was average, starter was potato boats with a tin of chicken soup over it, seriously thats what it tasted like, the main, I tried salmon, I enjoyed it out of all of them dishes, and the deserts were obviously just bought from lidl from behind the hotel, not one was a homemade desert, I mean how hard is it to mess jelly and ice cream up, I was having to dig into my jelly to get a scoup, just completely poor overall food, and the bar staff are working in between serving ppl dinners from kitchen and getting u a drink, u can be waiting a while on a pint to... Sheer madness, it was an experience I will remember, but I certainly wont be back in the holyrood hotel in my liftime again
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holyrood Hotel, Bundoran has always been renowned for its warmth and hospitality down through the years. The first of the McEniff Hotels, it has been in the family for three generations.Managed by Seanie and Audrey McEniff, they carry on a proud tradition which has been handed on by Mrs. Elizabeth McEniff, Founder of the hotel group.The Holyrood Hotel with its well appointed and spacious ensuite bedrooms, ensures that guests enjoy the comfort and stress free environment they have become to expect from the Holyrood Hotel. Located just a stones throw away from Blue Flag Beaches, a world renowned 18 hole links Golf course, and shadowed by the Darty Mountains. The Holyrood Hotel can only captivate you and yours.One can experience the truly traditional atmosphere in the Waterfront Bar. Spacious and beautifully decorated. Sit in real comfort and sample a wine from our wide ranging cellar or perhaps try one of our exotic cocktails. An extensive bar menu is available in the Waterfront Bar daily.With beautiful views over Donegal bay you won't find a more Soothing place to unwind with a drink and watch the sun setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- New Holyrood Bundoran
- Hotel New Holyrood
- The Holyrood Hotel Bundoran, County Donegal