Got a lovely surprise of a couple of days away form my children to the Kettles Hotel in Swords. I have never been there before and was looking forward to going.... now looking forward to going back.
If you're only staying for one night, two nights or more you are treated to great hospitality. On the reception desk you have the wonderful Elaine and Brónagh who will do everything in their power and more to help you with your stay, and everything is done with a smile. They make everyone feel special.
On arriving in my room I found with great joy the bath had been drawn, and surrounded with rose petals and candles to finish off the atmosphere. After driving it was the perfect way to unwind. The room itself was spacious, airy and spotless, as was the bathroom. The bed was very comfortable, we had two great night's sleep (even with the heat).
The food in the bar was, for lack of a better word, unbelievable. We had the fish and homemade chips, the batter on the fish was lovely and not soggy. The tempura prawns we had for a started were divine. No room for desert as meal was filling as well as tasty.
On the second day we enjoyed afternoon tea, would advise if you are having this, have it early enough in the day as it is very substantial and filling, and wants for nothing.
We tried the house special, The Ribs. It is like something from the opening scene of the Fred Flintstone cartoon. If you order this bring your appetite.
Prices for food are quite reasonable and not at all hard on the wallet. The bar-staff also very friendly and will make any cocktail you want. (Believe me, I tried a few)
The grounds were beautiful. If you are having tea/coffee you must take it in the garden in the gazebo, it's peaceful, beautiful and the colours are lovely.
If you have an overnight stay between or before flights, I would highly recommend this hotel. To me this a jewel of a place and I would even go so far as to say I would guarantee that you will thoroughly enjoy your stay and leave relaxed and full.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kettle's Country House Hotel located just outside the lively town of Swords is an ideal venue for weddings, meetings or simply just to relax. Just minutes from Dublin airport, the Country House Hotel has 25 stylish and comfortable bedrooms all designed to incorporate the highest level of technology available while maintaining the homely atmosphere that we are famous for. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kettles Country House Hotel County Dublin/Swords