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Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Macroom
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Reviewed 14 October 2011

I really don't know where to start describing the Castle Hotel.
We stayed for 2 nights for a family wedding. The room was lovely; spacious, clean, great shower. The staff were all so helpful and friendly. The food was first class. Many hotel bars have no atmosphere however the bar in the Castle Hotel is different; very comfortable & welcoming.
I've stayed at a couple of 5 star hotels that weren't as good as this one. We had a 4 hour drive to get there but we're hoping to visit again sometime next year when we would have more time to explore the area.
They also have a really nice cafe with a nice selection of cakes & pastries, I just had to have tea & a slice of cake before we left.
We're really looking forward to returning!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Thank mogo22b
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CHCork, Front Office Manager at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2011

Firstly let me thank you for posting such a positive comment about our hotel. We were only delighted to have you stay with us for your family wedding.

It is great to hear you enjoyed the various aspects and amenities of the hotel including The Next Door Cafe! We would love to welcome you to the hotel again in the future so do not leave it for too long!

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Reviewed 14 October 2011

the hotel was brill excellant food pool was good too

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Thank barrymcKeady
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CHCork, Front Office Manager at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2011

Thanks for choosing to stay with us here at the Castle Hotel. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay!

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Reviewed 13 October 2011

It was getting late and raining, so our decision had to be quick. It's a lovely place, but overpriced for just staying one night and not using the pool or other facilities. The girl was most kind at the front desk when we checked in but in the morning it was a different girl with a different attitude. The breakfast needs much improvement, but the room was clean but not warm especially on a rainy (hurricane) night.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Linda F
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CHCork, Front Office Manager at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2011

Hi thank you for posting a comment about our hotel. Thank you for your constructing comments, I have passed them onto other members of management. Thank you for choosing the Castle Hotel and we hope that you will choose to visit us again in the future.

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Reviewed 1 October 2011

Excellent hotel. Very central to the castle gardens, with access to the gym and pool.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Andy K
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CHCork, Front Office Manager at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2011

Thank you for the positive post! We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future! :D

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Reviewed 26 September 2011

my daughter had her wedding reception at the castle hotel last weekend. Every thing was first class. from the staff, who couldn't do enough for us, the food, which all of our guests thought excellent, and the wedding reception decor, which had the wow factor. The bedrooms were clean and very comfortable, and the choice at breakfast was fab. A big thanks to Ronan , our wedding planner at the hotel, who made the whole wedding experience stress free. i know some of our guests are planning a return trip, as they enjoyed their stay in the hotel so much, and found macroom a beautiful and interesting town.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank Lenita K
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CHCork, General Manager at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2011

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review about our hotel. We are extremely happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your daughter’s special day and that everything was to your satisfaction. It was our pleasure to play a part in this joyous occasion.

We would only love to have you and guests come visit us again... Ye are more than welcome ANY time !!

Send our regards to the happy couple,

Ronan

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Reviewed 21 September 2011

We stayed for 2 nights midweek at the beginning of August and had a lovely time at the Castle Hotel. Staff were very very friendly and highly professional. Room was lovely and very clean. Food and waiting staff also excellent. Decor lovely and mod.... We couldnt fault a thing. But we hit the jackpot when on the Tuesday night there was a trad music session in the bar and there were approx 15 playing instruments and locals telling stories and poetry and set dancing right beside us... it was a truly brilliant evening of entertainment and we couldnt believe it for a Tuesday night. This hotel is very central to tour around Cork and Kerry and this is the main reason why we picked it to start with. It is very close to Gougane Barra Forest Park and we got to Killarney in no time as well as Kinsale in other direction so we will definitely be back again. As a lovely touch the night before checkout a special delivery came to our room - with a message to say thank you for staying and to have a safe trip... it was homemade brown soda bread - we were well impressed - although a small token it is all the small things and touches that make this a great hotel. The pool and leisure centre was an added bonus and everything there was perfect. The hotel is rated as a 4* and it definitely lives up to this mark.... thank you to all the staff at the Castle for making our stay (albeit short on this occasion) a very memorable one. We will be back and will stay longer next time. Also just a mention to the lovely townspeople who were very friendly indeed and shopping there was a very pleasant experience not to mention great value. Thanks again, Much Appreciation, EF Galway.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank VirtualChick
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CHCork, Front Office Manager at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2011

Firstly may I thank you for posting such a great comment about our hotel. We are delighted to hear your stay with us was a successful one! Our trad music sessions run for 7 weeks of the summer every year and prove to be a hit with locals and guests!

We are delighted to hear you used the ample location of the hotel to explore what the south west has to offer. There is so much to see and do in the area and surroundings.

We recommend spending time resting the bones in our leisure centre after a day out in Gougane Barra or Muckross Park! It is great to hear you enjoyed the brown bread we gave you on your departure- The recipe for this is a family secret of the Buckleys!

Looking forward to having you stay with us again soon!

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Reviewed 13 September 2011

We were there on a Spa break. 2 nights b&b, a voucher for 2 treatments and 1 dinner. Everything was excellent, up to a 4 stars hotel. The leisure center was very good, the staff very nice and polite, the room very big and clean, very powerful shower, iron, hairdrier, 30 seconds walking distance to the castle, a very nice bar and coffee bar.

The only downside was the food in the restaurant, not up to a 4 stars hotel at all. The pancakes very very dry and on our last morning, the croissants were all burned, the pudding very crispy as well as burned, you could not even eat it. We complained and the chef came out of the kitchen asking what the problem was. We explained our concern and he said he understood our point but that's the way it's done there.

It did not spoil our break, but it was not up to a 4 stars hotel.

Everything else was simply perfect, we definitely recommend people to go.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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CHCork, Front Office Manager at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2011

I would firstly like to thank you for visiting our hotel and for posting a comment about your stay with us. We are delighted to hear you found our leisure facilities, guest rooms and other amenities within and outside the hotel to be to your liking.

We apologize sincerely that our breakfast was not of a satisfactory standard.
We take every comment on board and have discussed yours with the head chef and have began to rectify this. We are committed to improving our standards here at the Castle Hotel so again we appreciate your comments.

Be sure to come and visit us again!

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Additional Information about Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre

Address: Main Street, Macroom, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Macroom
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Macroom
Price Range: £83 - £122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The 4 Star Castle Hotel Winner of 2015 Trip Advisor Awards: Top 25 Hotels in Ireland! Winner of The Best Hotel Carvery In Ireland 2014/'15 Winner of An Irish Restaurant Association Award For Best Customer Service 2013/'14 The Luxury Four Star Hotel in Co. Cork is nestled between Blarney & Killarney, in the old world market town of Macroom - your idyllic location! Our boutique family owned hotel, offers you the ideal base to explore the abundance of activities in The South West of Ireland. You are guaranteed an intimate welcome from the Buckley Family, five star friendly service, and all the facilities you would expect at a multi award winning 4 star hotel. And this includes free Wifi! You will be spoiled for choice with our dining options, with an emphasis on using local & seasonal produce in B's Restaurant. You simply must sample our new Craft Beer menu in Dan Buckley's Bar and don't miss our home baked treats in our continental style cafe. As our guest you may indulge & relax in our Health & Leisure Club, with 16m deck level pool, spa bubble pool, kids pool, steam room & gym. You really must come now and see for yourself how wonderful Macroom is! ... more   less 
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