My husband, myself and 3 kids aged 10-5 stayed in lodge 39 for 4 nights over midterm. Disappointed for the price and the ratings. These places are nowhere near 5 star..maybe an average 3 star and the hotel is ridiculously overpriced with not a lot going on.
Lodges are in very bad condition inside and out. Ours was filthy dirty on arrival so we called the concierge who was very nice and said he'd advice the manager. He also dropped over a breakfast hamper which was much appreciated. The manager called over and I pointed out all the dirty floors, there were cobwebs everywhere. On the floors the windows the ceilings in the shower....everywhere. she was very apologetic and agreed to send the cleaner in. We went our and returned a couple of hours later. One cobweb was gone the rest were still in place. She told us they would hoover and mop and she told us sone if the cobwebs were too high to reach which was ok until we went in to examine and all but one were still there in some cases spiders and all. They were everywhere and do obvious and we'll within reaching distance even if a child being that they were on the floor!!!!
I was disgusted. The tap in our room was broken and water scalding. There are only 2 table lamps in each bedroom which makes it impossible to see into the wardrobes. The decking was filthy and untreated so like an ice rink.
The kitchen was nice and bathrooms also. Furniture is good quality. The playground us lovely but the forest walk to the hotel is very littered.
The hotel itself would not appeal to us again. There is not a whole lot going on. Zero atmosphere especially in the bar and drinks are extortionate prices €8.5 for a glass of standard wine!!!!! The service was friendly throughout but very slow and often had to go looking for someone. The pool is ok but changing rooms a disgrace. Filthy, broken and not even 2 star standard.
We ate in the bar one afternoon for lunch and after paying €121 for some sandwiches, fish and chips and kids meals with drinks and 2 scones and coffee we were served mediocre food. It was grand. we ate evening meal in franchises and this was reasonable and quite tasty but again not anything to write home about. My advise?? Eat in Pat Shoraqt's pub...beautifully fresh food at good prices and with a bit of soul in the place!!
OVERALL THERE'S NOT A LOT TO DO UNLESS U PLAY GOLF AND IT'S SO OVERPRICED. parking is a joke too.
Not 5 star. Low on staff. Low on atmosphere. Low on maintenance. Low on effort. Never again but I will miss eating in pat shorts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Castlemartyr Resort is a grand eighteenth century country manor house that sits adjacent to the ruins of an 800-year-old castle. Constructed by the first Earl of Cork and lovingly restored to its original grandeur, the Manor House opened in 2007 to serve as the centrepiece of Castlemartyr Resort. Nestled amid the picturesque woodlands of East Cork this breathtaking destination resort is steeped in history and tradition, while also offering luxurious first-class service tailored to each guest’s unique tastes and the finest in accommodations, dining and recreational activities. Its 103 guestrooms and suites offer contemporary design seamlessly blended with old world elegance. Attractions include The Spa at Castlemartyr, a renowned inland links-style golf course, a state of the art gym including a fitness studio, a private lake with swans and miles of unspoiled walking tracks, all graced by the mystery and power of the ancient ruins nearby. ... more less
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