Two families travelled with two kids each 8,10, 13 & 13. NOT FOR COUPLES!
CHECK IN - Ladies were very nice at check in, smooth with no issues. Sara was lovely.
(Please note if you do not have a credit card you are required to pay a security deposit of 250 euro, this is normal practice for hotels)
APARTMENT (203) The biggest apartment I have ever stayed in, two single beds with an en suite, large double bedroom, huge bathroom with shower/tub, living room with 2 x two seater sofas, tv (in all rooms), table four chairs and a fully fitted kitchen (fridge, microwave, four ring cooker, dishwasher and washing machine). Spacious, spacious, spacious. Slider doors, very airy.
Only negative was the cabinets in the kitchen really needed a good scrubbing.
HOTEL ROOM (329) The family we travelled with stayed in this room, lovely view of the beach (See photos) There was a double bed, single bed and a mattress on the floor. Room description says 'Cot Bed'. Their child was uncomfortable in this bed and didn't sleep well. Room was quiet warm. Large closet and table with chairs. Flat screen TV and was modern.
LANNIGANS RESTAURANT - (day 1)Everything was delicious and such a fantastic view of the sea. Aga was an extremely helpful and polite waitress. Adults had three course meal, kids two course that was included in the hotel package we purchased so menu was limited. (only compared to menu available at the Coast Bar) Recommend the Pasta Mediterranean!!
(Buffet breakfast also served here - has all the basics for a breakfast. If sunny avoid window seats as at this hour it's very warm)
Headed to Coast Bar for some drinks afterwards - two male singers were not great :(
THE COAST BAR - (day 2) This is were I felt the hotel fails a bit. We were a party of 8 and it was one mistake after another. Meals came out at different times, wrong desserts given. Very busy with customers and it showed as the place looked like it needed a good cleaning.
Music for the night was better than last night. Food available until 9pm.
Even though it was raining it was lovely to watch out of the wall on windows.
SEE COUPON - free dessert if a starter and main is purchased.
POOL- (Club Vitae) The pool is a good size with a kiddies section, clean changing rooms, jacuzzi and steam room also available. Water was clean and they had none slip tiles around the pool. No lifeguard as it's a private pool. No kids under 14 allowed without an adult.
Didn't use The Spa.
(They have goggles, hats, swimsuits available for sale) Towel rental 50c kids, 1 euro adults.
PIZZA - Yes a section just for the pizza. We tried three of them during our stay and they were the most delicious pizza we've had from a hotel. Only 9.50 each and available until 11pm.
BEACH - Hotel sits right on the beach. Lifeguards there keeping a good watch on the swimmers. Mix of sand, stone areas on the beach. Water is freezing but it is Ireland but appeared to be clean. Little shop just before you enter beach with all the necessities, balls, bucket and spade, drinks, ice-cream etc.
(Try get a spot to the left as cars are allowed to the right and they don't seem to think there's a problem with parking right beside you as you sun bathe!!!)
THE COAST BAR (Day 3) We decided to eat outside this time as the sun was shinning. Plenty of tables available. Don't wait for serve, you have to order inside. I had no problem with that. We were served by the male bar tender who was very efficient. We ate off the menu everything was great and the serve was fantastic compared to previous day. (Noticed a small carvery section with hot food)
If little shop across the road is open cans of soda only 1 euro. Hotel vending machines 1.50 and at the bar little glass bottles were I think 2.50.
GAME ROOM - Although I didn't play in here myself, the kids seemed to enjoy it. You have to walk out the main door to get to the game room. My kids are old enough but I'm sure some would like an interior entrance.
KIDS CLUB - We didn't avail of the day time kids club. My kids choose to watch a movie instead. 3.50 each child (although you receive a coupon on check in for 2 kids only 6 euro)
Two different times, under 12 was 7.30-9 and over 12's 9-10.30 which included a drink and crisps. Some movies were in 3D which was great.
PLEASE NOTE- an adult is required to sign kids in and out.
WIFI - This is only accessible in the lobby and you have to ask at reception who will give you a code for 2 hours. There are two computer stations - we never used it. Couldn't get signal anywhere beyond the lobby. Would have loved it to at least reach the bar.
TOWELS - Asked for fresh towels for our apartment, arrived promptly which was very nice.
FUNBARN - Area for kids to play on several different bouncy castles and zorbes (see photo's) Kids had a great time using the Zorbes, wish I'd have given them a try myself. 3 euro for each child and you get to use them all.
PLEASE NOTE - an adult is required to sign kids in and out.
Overall we all loved the place. The kids all want to go back again as do we. The location is just fantastic and the apartments were so big. It was defiantly worth paying a little extra for it. Just bring some disinfectant wipes with yeah.
Houses available to rent also but are a few minutes walk to the hotel. Over heard a woman raving about them.
Now onto their facebook page to see if there's any competitions going so we can all go back this year. Otherwise we'll see them again next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Quality Hotel in Youghal is situated a stones throw from the beach and 35 minutes from Cork City. The hotel is a renowned family friendly destination and includes excellent self catering facilities, with two bedroom apartment suites and 3/4 bedroom holiday homes on offer. All guests have free use of the leisure centre facilities and the gym,and guests can also avail of a range of relaxing spa treatments. Highlights during the school holidays is Kids Camp, with 3D movies also on offer for rainy days. ... more less
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