I just had to write what a terrific time my husband and I had at the Abbey Hotel when we visited in November 2011. My husband had researched hotels that might be conveniently located for visiting ancient and historical sites. I expected a regular hotel. What a surprise greeted me at the Abbey Hotel! Unbeknownst to me, my husband had booked the Abbey suite (room 21), a very large, charming room, originally built in the 1700s or so, and richly decorated with fine antique furniture, prints, and mirrors from the last century. Deep red floor to ceiling drapes graced the windows, and a canopy bed inspired a sensation of being royalty - I felt like a princess. Not only that, when we gazed out of our windows we saw the ruin of an abbey from the 1200s rising from the mist.
We chose to dine in the hotel, enjoying a huge variety of breakfast delicacies such as a full Irish breakfast, croissants, fruit, yoghurt, etc. The dinners were scrumptious! I looked forward to them all day long.
My romantic husband even arranged to have a dozen roses placed in the room prior to our arrival, a request which the Abbey hotel staff managed perfectly. I was rendered speechless, a very rare event for me.
The bathroom was a jewel unto itself - a marvelously spacious room with luxury fit for a queen, complete with a free-standing claw-footed bath tub, and heavenly-scented soaps.
Room 21 is private, completely quiet, and made me feel like fairly-tale royalty. I enjoyed the room so much I didn’t want to leave it to go sight seeing. I will never forget the great time we had there. I dearly hope to return, the sooner the better. Thank you, Abbey Hotel, for a most enjoyable and cherished stay. I would give this hotel and restaurant the highest five star recommendation for any couple who wished to envelope themselves in the splendour of a romantic, magical era.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The family run 4* Abbey Hotel located on the Galway Road in Roscommon, is a charming 18th Century Castle Style Manor House Hotel, set idyllically on it's own private grounds and gardens. With an ambiance described as one of "casual elegance in a timeless relaxed atmosphere", The 4* Abbey Hotel boasts 50 beautifully appointed bedrooms. For that extra touch of luxury the hotel offers superior deluxe bedrooms. Guests can avail of free and unlimited accces to our Diamond White Flag award winning Leisure Centre which boasts a 20m Indoor heated Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room, plunge pool and Fully Equipped state of the Art Gymnasium and Treatment Room. We are also proud winners of the prestigious Restaurant Association of Ireland Award for Best Hotel Restaurant in County Roscommon (Connaught Winners) for 2014/15. This family run property is the ideal location for your relaxing family break with our complimentary supervised kids club available during the school mid –term breaks and holidays. Our RAI Award Winning Restaurant, situated overlooking the ancient Dominican Abbey ruins offers a range of innovative dishes, all made from fresh locally sourced produce and served with great attention to detail and presentation by our dedicated team of chefs. Centrally located in the heart of the Midlands, 90 minutes from Dublin and Westport and under an hour from Galway and Sligo, the hotel is easily accessible by rail and bus and there is also a Heli Pad on the property for those who choose to travel in style. Those travelling on business can avail of our comprehensive conference facilities while the Abbey is also the perfect venue for your wedding day with it’s vast private gardens, and magnificent bridal suite beautifully appointed Ballroom and banqueting facilities.We are also a fully licensed Civil Ceremony Venue. The Award Winning Abbey Hotel, Roscommon ~ hosting events and weddings of distinction since 1963. ~ John Drennan, Journalist Irish Independent " The Abbey is a real gem of a hotel in Roscommon" ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abbey Hotel Roscommon