called into the bayview to have some food, the menu was far from exciting, in fact there was only 6 dishes on the main course choices. not a steak sandwich or a goujon dish to be seen, despite being in a major fishing port all that was offered was battered cod! this was my second time eating in the bayview in 3 weeks but not sure i will be back.....
the starter was fine but the lack of choice in the main courses led me to believe that there is actually no chef in the hotel but 'someone cooking' in the kitchen. i could easily have served up any of the choices. the alleged salad i got with my main course was drowned with oil of some sort. i say alleged salad as it was made up of cucumber, few lettuce leaves and more cucumber.... the chicken i got was drenched in garlic, which made the champ underneath very greasy. my friend asked for cod and chip and we had to degrease the batter on the fish by wrapping the fish in a napkin. the chips looked and tasted like they had been dipped in the fryer to reheat them.we did ask was this the only menu available,only to be told, that some of the choices were taken from the menu as it a busy weekend! that's not my problem i would expect a hotel with a good chef to be able to cope with busy! as a frequent visitor to killybegs, i welcomed the choice of 2 hotels to choose from to have my meals. but unless there is a major improvement in the menu and calibre of food served i doubt i will be using the establishment across the rd from now on. however the service was quick and the staff very pleasant and welcoming, it still leaves a lot to be desired..
haven't stayed in newly refurbed rooms, reception area is nice and bright but a little chilly and the main toilets in the bar area are the same as they were years ago and could definitely do with a revamp.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recently refurbished modern hotel, bar & restaurant in the idyllic Irish fishing town of Killybegs in County Donegal. Nestled in the picturesque fishing town of Killybegs, County Donegal, the hotel offers the comfort of modern facilities mingled with old fashioned Irish charm which will ensure your visit to Ireland's northwest coast and its Wild Atlantic Way is as memorable as you've always imagined. ... more less
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