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“Ideal spot to enjoy the West”
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Lakeview House
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master bedroom the river beside lakeview house
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Very good
32 reviews
Lakeview House
master bedroom
the river beside lakeview house
our new dining room cum sunroom
reading ,chatting or tv room
heading for the mountains
en suite cosy room
you have arrived
get your fresh eggs in the morning
kayaking on our private river
all new equipment for guests use free of charge
feed our saddlebacks
ice cream break out cycling in the sliabh aughties
our donkeys , contemplating life
time out
see the white tailed eagles here in mountshannon
lough derg, a short walk from the house
mother and son, out for a walk
derrygoolin scenic views and walks
wait for me, on the mountain roads
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Portumna, County Galway, Western Ireland

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Very good - based on 32 reviews
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Suzy00215...
Turin, Italy
1 review
“Ideal spot to enjoy the West”
Reviewed 5 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Just come back from our stay and loved it from the warm comfy beds and great Irish welcome from Garry and his mum. Fantastic walking country and such a bonus to have all the cycling and kayaking equipment on hand and in perfect condition. The kids loved having fun on the bikes and there's such freedom here. We'll definitely be back soon!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Irelandjo...
Mainz, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Lovely lakeside residence”
Reviewed 3 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

Came for the third year in a row and enjoyed the stay big time.
Lovelv warm and cosy house. Perfect walking and hillwalking for miles.....total freedom and the pub nearby .... heaven

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563pom
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Peace & quiet in the West.”
Reviewed 22 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Traditionally restored and classical family home with spacious surroundings. Loads of space with big lawn, well equipped shed with all cycling & kayaking equipment. Garry & his Mother couldn't have been more welcoming & informative.
Access to midlands, West coast beaches, the Burren and Galway city less than an hour away.
Great spot to recharge the batteries!

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Debbie G
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Crap is an understatement! Definitely not again”
Reviewed 21 October 2017 for a stay in August 2017
1
person found this review helpful

House was lovely looking from outside but very tacky inside, needs totally revamped and a good cleaning, new furniture ect... couldn't eat around the table for meals in the evening as all 6 chairs in conservatory were broken. No wifi, 2 channels on television no power of water in the showers upstairs and took ages for the cistern to fill in the toilets ended up using a tin bin thats in one of the bathrooms to fill with water and flush myself lol. Also no outside bins for rubbish, Gerry was informed as we called into their pub and told his mother of the problem. There was 9 of us staying there so quite alot of rubbish, which im sure gathered mice and rats! Not good when theres kids present, not very hygienic. When we arrived we were exspecting to be able to use the kayaks which was a big no no, it was impossible to get down the river behind the house to get onto the lake! It was overgrown with bushes and brambles, ridiculous! No farm animals either to be seen, which is advertised with this house. Total let down, wont be back. Definitely would not recommend!

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Management Response
22 Oct 2017
The undesirables again at it , these are the ones mugged in Poland and who couldn't pay , every excuse and reason why Tripadvisor couldn't take their payment , unfortunately I believed their story and the incessant emails . The language choice certainly indicates the class of this customer and possibly indicates a holiday in a Failte ireland 4 star house in a beautiful country setting where relaxation and tranquility are the selling points not tv channels and distances to the nearest drinking spots . A holiday not compatible with this type of customer , please now desist from these silly attacks . All the other guests over six seasons from many countries could not have given the house the review status it has if your allegations were anything other than false and indeed the Canadians and the northern family who stayed immedetely after contradicts your review .
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Willjcl
Providenciales
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“City living in the country - - NOT”
Reviewed 24 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017
1
person found this review helpful

If you are looking for city living in the country, move on. There are plenty of options available for you throughout Western Ireland. 6 of us used the house for our base to take day trips to Kilarny, The Cliffs of Moher, Galway, and many other destinations in Southern and Western Ireland. We would go out through the day and then return to Gary's little pub for a Guinness or two to finish up the day. The house was the perfect size for our party of 6. Gary, the owner was very easy to deal with and we had no issues getting in and settled. The craic in the pub (also owned by Gary) was great and we enjoyed our time there. If you do get to the pub, get Gary's mum to pull your pint, she's a pro.

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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“disappointing”
Reviewed 21 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
2
people found this review helpful

We were a party off 9 and looking forward to using the kayaks fishing rods and bikes which were advertised with the house. I don't understand how the people in the reviews used them as when my husband used the kayak he had to rip his way through brambles that had grown over the river and returned with cuts to his arms and hands. The roads were dangerous to use the bikes with no footpaths also getting out off the drive was dangerous as the trees were blocking your view.there were no bins to put rubbish in the owner was informed about this but we didn't see him the whole week we were there so rubbish piled up. There was no Wi Fi either and TV had only a few channels.the house was not very clean when we arrived we had to start cleaning the kitchen before we cooked. We were asked to strip the beds before we left which we did, I was disgusted with the pillows which were all brown and yellow stains .I would definitely not recommend this house to anyone as it was falsely advertised in first place .

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
22 Aug 2017
Scurrilous , what's the agenda . 6 years of visitors and this is the only one with such issues . Makes a laugh of Tripadvisor if this review by these people is allowed to be viewed . Some agenda to damage our business . Luckily all other guests reviews will make these reviews seem meaningless
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Lynnks
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect retreat”
Reviewed 30 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Party of 6 stayed here for a week, 2 adults and 4 kids ranging from 7 to 17. Perfect retreat for us. 4 good sized bedrooms, 3 ensuite so loads of space. Loads of bedroom storage space too. Good kitchen, if a little dated, with plenty of utensils and crockery. Good sized living room which we only used once as we were always on the go. Lovely sunroom/dining room which was lovely to read and drink coffee in every morning.
Bikes and kayaks in the garage on the site, suitable for us all. The kayaks need to be carried for approximately 10 minutes to a boat house where they can be launched and with a little determination can be rowed down the river into Lough Derg. Huge well kept garden which was great for ball games. Good central point for traveling to Galway, Limerick and the west coast. Really couldn't fault it, we loved it and can't wait to return.

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