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Ross Lake House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Oughterard
Certificate of Excellence
Athens, Georgia
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12 reviews
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“Glorious place”
Reviewed 9 October 2011

We are up early and walking the grounds. Ross Lake Hotel is surrounded by lush Irish woodlands with a rushing river/stream along the drive in. The hosts, Elaine and Henry, met us at the door and made us feel at home. I cannot say enough good things about the hosts/owners. Henry sat us down with a map and helped us map out or travel plans including where to eat. In the evening we sat in the library bar and talked about travels and all things Irish. All plans were spot on. All rooms were clean, fresh and quite comfortable. Food was very good especially the warm goat cheese salad/starter. I would recommend this place to those who want a lovely Irish experience in a beautiful, quiet and tucked away Hotel/ Manor house with great hosts who go out of their way to make you feel welcome.

Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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sd
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2011

The hotel is in a secluded area on beautiful grounds. We had the Lord Harding room with 4 poster bed. The room was elegant and comfortable. I could get wifi by by stepping a few feet out of the bedroom, and in the lounge. The hosts were friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and I was delighted to find pavlova on the dessert menu. It was delicious. The dining is quite formal for dinner, but relaxed for breakfast. A very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Beverly Hills, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2011

Made a mistake by thinking I was going to be staying in Galway, which it turned out to be a half hour away. Expecting the worst, we found the best, a beautifully furnished, and spacious room. A great location for exploring the Connemara district of Ireland.
The meals, breakfast and dinner were superb, definitely gourmet quality. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2011

My wife and I spent 3 wonderful days here. The owners and staff are charming, friendly and helpful. The room was tastefully done and very comfortable. The dinner sitting was somewhat formal but fun as is the breakfast sitting

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mount Dora, Florida
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2011

an oasis of peace in the irish speaking region, which is a unique experience in an area of outstanding beauty. second stay here . as you drive up the remote driveway you enter a secluded world of a bygone era, with all the modern conviences. the hosts elaine and henry, are absolutely charming. no request is met with any hesitation or bother. excellent directions, insight, and suggestions for planning trips each day. they have been here a long time and know the area. did not eat dinner here but the irish breakfast was the best. the room was so comfortable in this georgian house, once part of a large estate associated with ashford castle. the large room was inviting with the most comfortable bed, sitting area and nice bathroom. i did not hear a sound both times i stayed here and got such a restful and refreshing rest every night. in the evening guests were in the sitting area/living room downstairs by a fireplace enjoying a drink with elaine and henry having a chat. the nearby village had nice little shops and pubs. this hotel, which actually is a combination of guesthouse, elegant county home, is furnished with tasteful furnishing; and is the perfect location for day trips to the wonderful multiple surroundings in the area. a most unique stay to savor and not to be missed !
i have stayed in many places in my trips to ireland over the years, and this is one of the best.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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toronto
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2011

A tad off the beaten track, this lovely manor house does not disappoint. Surrounded by spacious lawns and flower beds, each room is beautifully and comfortably appointed. Greeted with Irish hospitality by the owners, we were shown a very large room for our 2 night stay and dinner reservations were suggested. Dinner begins with appertifs in the bar, followed by dinner in the formal dining room. Food is very good. The owner, Mr. Reid goes out of his way to visit with guests and talk about Ireland and local events, while server (reminiscent of butler Jeeves), takes orders and serves. The hotel is in a good location for touring Connemara, The Burren and Kylemore Abbey.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dublin
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

My husband and I sent the Bank Holiday Weekend in this lovely hotel. From the moment we arrived we totally enjoyed our stay. Our room was spacious, spotlessly clean and the bed was really comfortable. All bed linen, towels etc were snow white and excellent quality. Breakfast on both mornings was freshly cooked. I absolutely hate a buffet breakfast where food is being kept warm under lamps! The quality of all produce used was excellent and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. We had dinner in the hotel on our second night and again this was excellent. We found the the owners to be excellent hosts and the atmosphere in the bar was really friendly. Everybody joined in the conversation and it was very pleasant. We both hope to return to this wonderful hotel next year, if not before.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ross Lake House Hotel

Property: Ross Lake House Hotel
Address: Rosscahill, Oughterard, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Oughterard
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Oughterard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Ross Lake House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ross Lake House Hotel in Galway is a splendid 19th Century Georgian House. Built in 1850, this charming Galway hotel is formerly an estate house of the landed gentry, who prized it for its serenity. Set amidst rambling woods and rolling lawns, it is truly a haven of peace and tranquillity. ... more   less 
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