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“Het neusje van de zalm” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Delphi Lodge Country House
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Tessenderlo, Belgium
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Het neusje van de zalm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

Arriving in this fishermenlodge was a real experience. The welcome was so warm, thank you Ann. It felt like a family reunion and the manager and his wife Michael and Heather were the perfect hosts. Dinner was served in familystyle, all sitting on 1 table! Although the food was not the best we ate in Ireland was this an unforgettable experience. Just book it!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Louis G
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

Delphi Lodge is set in a truly beautiful location, surrounded by both mountains and a lake. It is an old country house which has been sensitively done up (but could do with a little refresher - re-springing of sofas and re-upholstering of all sitting room/library sofas & chairs!). It is however charming ... Internet access is difficult to receive and there is no Television, but you would hardly notice their absence. It is a place primarily for fantastic salmon fishing, walking and talking over dinner to other guests in true country house style. The food was excellent and they do try to cater for individual requests, mine was 'no butter on vegetables'. The Irish love their butter so it that was a bit hit and miss for me, but the rest of dinner along with their very substantial breakfasts,was outstanding. Carol, Anne and Michael were very welcoming and attentive. I would thoroughly recommend Delphi Lodge for a relaxing time away from the rest of the world!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Madeline W
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Limerick, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

I stayed here in late April and can not overstate the magnificence of the experience. The welcome was just like arriving home to a family who are delghted to see you. The informality and measured attentiveness of the staff is an artform in itself. The rooms were just beyond magnificent true to their Victorian Origins but the views, never has rain and wild wind looked so appealing!
Breakfast was an utter joy, the food was simply superb. The atmosphere at breakfast is wonderful, one is welcomed into conversations with other guests and as a non fisherman I gained some level of introductory knowledge during the relaxed breakast.
All of the guests I conversed with were returnees and seemed keen for me to be economic with spreading the word about this hidden gem lest it get overrun with visitors who may disturb the fish.
In summary this is a place that lifts ones' spirits, where one is genuinely transported to the 19th Century with the convenience and customer service of the 21st. The English lady who welcomed us dserves special mention, we just felt right at home after ten seconds and her masterful non intrusive attentiveness was a masterclass that should be delivered to all hospitality staff.Great experiences are always good value. There is no better value in Ireland.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank gerard c
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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

Let's be honest. Michael Wade had a hard act to follow. Peter Mantle ran Delphi Lodge with a mixture of charm and efficiency for many years. The new manager of this delightfully-situated fishing lodge is a proud Dub who readily admits that he has little experience in the hotel business. But Mr Wade is doing a good job. Delphi remains one of the most delightful small hotels in the country. There's that amazing view, of course, and a French chef who clearly knows more than his onions. The staff are lovely and nothing is too much trouble. Fishing is the main event here, but you'll also find excellent hospitality.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank Trevor W
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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

The Delphi Lodge is a grand classic fishing lodge and the Delphi Team make every effort to make you feel like you have just been “invited” for your stay there. Fishing is the real specialty of this Lodge and David McEvoy is a knowledgeable and skilled host to all who are there for that purpose. However, after the days end the hidden gem of this place is revealed in the evening dinner which has the feel of a grand house party. The evening begins with before dinner drinks and canapés at 7:30, with your delightful host Michael Wade who is on hand to make introductions. Then on to the dining room where you are seated at a huge old oak dining table (28 guest on the nights we were there). The houseparty atmosphere continues over an excellent dinner prepared by Chef Pascale Marinot who has paired the dinner with a perfect wine selection. After a perfect dinner it was on to drinks and coffee/tea with handmade chocolates in another lovely room. Here we enjoyed lively conversations with our fellow guest who came to the Delphi Lodge like us from different parts of the world. Do not miss the rare opportunity to discover for yourself this Hidden Ireland gem.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Zoe_NewJersey
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french/aussie in Oxfordshire
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44 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

Arriving at the end of a long and rainy drive, this was heaven: historic lodge, warm welcome, the feel of a country house party, great staff and fun company. The library, sitthing room and dining room were beautiful and without a false note.The next day thanks to brilliant sunshine, the beauty of the place unraveled itself. A treat for anglers, wlkers, artists etc...Dinner at a communal and elegant table was good, though more homey than Michelin considering the price charged. Driinks prices were also high.Rooms are confortable, with excellent bathrooms but less elegant than the reception rooms. Communal breakfast was fun and very good. Very worth going there for this unique atmosphere, but maybe for a special treat or if money is no object..

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank deanwood
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

Not a hotel but an Irish Country Mansion set amidst the most magnificent scenery and providing the visitor with a truly exceptional experience. The friendly and relaxed staff together with the highest quality cuisine make this a must visit for any discerning traveller. There is excellent salmon fishing in both river and loch guided by experienced ghillies and amazing photographic opportunities. A truly authentic Irish experience.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rslgmjb
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Property: Delphi Lodge Country House
Address: Delphi Valley, Leenane, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Leenane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Leenane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Delphi Lodge Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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