I've stayed here on a number of occassions over th elast 4 years, the most recent visit was in April 2014. I have very mixed feelings about this hotel. On the face of it the hotel is lovely, the decor of the public areas is very nice and the staff were very friendly and informative.
But I find the rooms to be small and dated. Everytime I have stayed I have been to a different room and they all have the feel of being a little "old". Granted the hotel is well established and is located in the middle of the town but between all the narrow corridors, steps up and down etc. it is very easy to get lost while trying to find your room.
My last room was at the back of the hotel and it was long and narrow. It was spotlessly clean which is always my first requirement. The bathroom was nice and I have no complaints.
I can't comment about food because, although I have always paid the B&B rate (there is no room only rate - which is a shame), I always have to leave before the breakfast is served.
A few things I don't like include the fact that the car park is to the rear of the hotel and getting from there to the reception incolves 2 flights of stairs and no lift. I imagine wheel chair users must have another way in. Also, there is a strong smell of chlorine in some part fo the hotel, from the pool area.
All in all, it is a nice hotel. I have stayed before and will again. Maybe the hotel could look at their pricing model and add a room only option.
- 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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- Castle Hotel Macroom