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“Easter at Ross Lake House Hotel”

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Ross Lake House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Oughterard
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Lisburn
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“Easter at Ross Lake House Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Easter 2014

My wife and I spent three nights over the Easter period at this idyllic and remote setting. The hotel location is a good starting point to visit the outstanding beauty of Connemara. The house itself is set in secluded beautiful grounds – a truly tranquil setting! Accommodation at Ross Lake is very good, clean and comfortable, with antique furniture throughout. If you are looking for genuine Irish hospitality and delicious food (with a decent wine selection) then Ross Lake House Hotel is the place for you! Our friendly hosts Henry and Elaine, together with Joe and other staff, were very helpful and attentive during our stay. All in all a fabulous holiday – wishing to return soon and sample more of Elaine’s homemade Wheaten bread.......

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

Magnificent house in idyllic setting and perfect base for exploring Connemara. Beautiful spacious ground floor room with living area and doors opening to garden. Excellent dinner and wine selection and hearty breakfast. Owners Elaine and Henry were ever attentive, caring and friendly. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

My husband and I stayed at Ross Lake House for one night in October 2013 and it was a really lovely getaway. The House is about 20 minutes by car from Galway city, a few miles on from the village of Maigh Cuilinn. The tree-lined roadway up to the house was beautiful, and there is a stunning river on the grounds. The countryside where the House is located is gloriously silent. We had a deluxe room named after a former Landlord which had a gorgeous four poster bed; we slept really really well! Everything was very clean. The House was beautifully warm and snug and the owners were very welcoming. Breakfast was hearty rather than gourmet but otherwise couldn't be faulted. I would recommend it for a romantic getaway; the perfect antidote to busy city living.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Albany, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

We stayed at the Ross Lake House for two nights in September, our visit was very enjoyable and we highly recommend it. The House dates from the mid 1800's (with renovations and additions since then) and some of that character remains; high ceilings, large comfortable rooms, a separate living room and bar, and attractive grounds. The House is set back a distance from the main road and feels as though you're at an estate in the woods - very pleasant. Henry and Elaine (the owners) are wonderful hosts and excellent company and my wife and I will look forward to staying with them again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dundalk, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

My partner and I spent three nights in this wonderful hotel and can't fault a single thing about our stay. Our room was beautiful and very spacious with lovely views over the gardens. The bed was extremely comfortable and we slept so soundly that we almost slept past breakfast which would have been a real shame as breakfast was fantastic. We had dinner in the hotel on two of the nights and apart from the delicious food, the relaxing ambience and friendly and efficient service made for a truly wonderful evening each time. After dinner drinks were enjoyed in the cosy bar where we chatted to the friendly and ever helpful owners Elaine and Henry Reid. This hotel is truly a relaxing haven where you really can get away from it all. There is no WiFi in the bedrooms but honestly this was actually not a bad thing. In fact we hardly used our phones for the three days, choosing instead to switch off and relax. There is WiFi downstairs but even there it was lovely to just sit and read or chat over coffee in the elegant and comfortable drawing room. In fact we just left the phones and laptop upstairs and totally embraced the peace and tranquillity of Ross Lake House.
When we did venture out we found the hotel to be perfectly situated for visiting Connemara and yet only twenty minutes from Galway City.
We cannot speak highly enough of this lovely hotel and look forward to another visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

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.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

We stayed for three nights at this very pleasant hotel. The bedroom looked a little tired and certainly much smaller than the ones shown on the website but was comfortable enough even though the television was not worth watching. There was no tea or coffee making facilities in the room, no shampoo only shower gel in the bathroom and WiFi only available in the public lounge. The food, however, was amazing with both Joe and Henry being very attentive. It was lovely to be waited on in such a friendly yet efficient manner. We do, however, think that the rates are quite high especially for the room we were allocated, considering what is on offer. I'm glad we stayed here this time but would think twice before returning, as the facilities in the other hotels at which we stayed were far better and we paid less for each of our three nights breaks.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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