We found this hotel on line whilst touring Eire and booked for two nights. On arriving at the hotel it felt right and as soon as we went into reception we knew we had made a good choice. Our room was large and comfortable overlooking the rear lawn. Surrounded by trees so not much of a view but that didn't matter as we don't spend our holiday sitting in hotel rooms. The ensuite was also pretty big and very clean.
The bed was enormous and extremely comfortable and the room was furnished in an Edwardian style, entirely appropriate for the hotel. It was also nice and quiet.
Henry and Elaine the owners are lovely people. Henry is eccentric in a charming way and was quite a character. Joe and the other staff in the restaurant are very attentive and polite and anxious to help. The breakfasts are brilliant and for us the most memorable part of our stay was the quality of the food in the restaurant.
The only negatives: not being able to get WiFi in the bedroom and one morning there didn't seem to be enough hot water for my shower, but overall a good experience and we will definitely return.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ross Lake Hotel
- Ross Lake House Hotel Oughterard, County Galway, Ireland