Just returned from a two night midweek stay in a junior suite in the main building, enjoyed the break immensely and really felt the benefit of the tranquil atmosphere that prevailed in both the spa area and hotel grounds. From the moment we made our way up through the tree lined drive to the moment we departed the grounds we were never disappointed, there are two ample car parks about a hundred meters from the main building and the hotel offers a shuttle service and a valet parking service to help get to the foyer, have to say I used neither as it was a great day and the stroll with our luggage through the trees help set up a relaxed atmosphere. We were booked in quickly and efficiently and escorted to our room in the old building. We stayed in the Francis Johnstone room which boasts great views of the grounds and has an open fire which would I imagine be of great benefit in the winter months. I may be a bit picky here but I feel the room is in need of a little TLC, the woodwork is badly in need of a fresh coat of paint, the door to the room does not give a great first impression as the handle was loose and just looked worn out, one of the sash windows was unable to be opened due to a broken cord and a mass of electrical wires was visible behind the TV, all minor niggles but so easy to put right with a minimum of effort.
We ate in the cellar bar and found the staff both courteous and efficient, the food was speedily delivered to our table and we'll prepared and I think good value when you consider the surroundings.
Both mornings of our stay were started off with a great breakfast buffet, a good choice whatever your requirements are and good table service, complementary newspapers were close to hand and any requests were dealt with in a professional manner.
My wife did not book any treatments so I can't comment on that area of the spa but it appeared to be busy on any occasion we went by so that's a good sign in itself. I made use of a very well equipped gym and really enjoyed the spa area, you really appreciate the adults only area when you have kids of your own :-). Plenty of loungers and quiet areas if you just want to relax and read a book or you can avail of the the many steam rooms and other facilities that are dotted around the spa.
Overall a very enjoyable stay and we would hope to return in the future, I think you would get better value by booking a standard room in the new part of the building as opposed to a suite on the older side as I think the suites lack the "wow" factor we were looking for. A special word of praise for the team that cleaned our room during our stay, my side was in disarray before breakfast and when I returned all my clothes were folded neatly away out of sight, something I usually do myself but greatly appreciated when done by someone else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Farnham Estate Spa and Golf Resort brings centuries of the very best of traditions - hospitality, welcome, natural beauty - and blends them with contemporary comfort and service, creating a destination unlike any other in Ireland. The moment you enter the driveway at Farnham Estate, you are greeted by acres of rolling countryside and a peaceful haven that can not fail to capture the spirit of relaxation. Located in the heart of this magnificent estate, just 3 km from Cavan town, is a world class Health Spa and the very stylish Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel. Inside and out, Farnham is a playground for the senses. From the softest fabrics to the most delicate local ingredients, every detail has been carefully chosen to create a sense of total well-being. Guests may come to Farnham to experience the Health Spa. They may arrive in search of fine cuisine and stunning wines. Or some of the most beautiful suites in Ireland. But whatever they seek at Farnham, they will leave having rediscovered a sense of peace and harmony. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel, Cavan Hotel Cavan
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