Traveling from the US for our first experience in Ireland, we originally had planned to stay in the Ballynahinch Castle but found it booked up for the Bankers Weekend. I found it's "sister" hotel, the Lough Inagh by accident online and in retrospect now know what a fortunate accident it was! We loved our experience at the Lough Inagh and hated to leave. The staff is warm and extremely devoted to providing the guest a comfortable and relaxing experience. From the first night of serving us a Guiness and Bulmers in the pub to waiting on us at our 4 course dinner the next night, the jack-of-all-trades barman Thomas was always there to provide a funny story or a helpful suggestion. One of his best ideas was serving our dessert in front of the inviting peat fire in the living room, which provided one of the most romantic experiences of our trip to Ireland.
The food here is amazing, whether it was the authentic Irish potato pancakes for breakfast or the steak dinner with a rhubarb cheesecake for dessert, I don't think you could go wrong with any selection from the chefs at Lough Inagh. I do agree with another reviewer that some light background music could aid in the ambiance and fill the void when conversations wane...(hubby and I have been married 20 years after all..what is there left to say!?)
We stayed in the Jonathon Swift room overlooking the lake. It was huge and comfortable with a spacious bathroom that spoiled us for the rest of our trip in Ireland.
There are so many great activities to do in Connemara, (which the staff will kindly help you plan if you ask them) that we wished we had stayed in this lovely oasis in the mountains for much longer. We will definitely be back as I still dream of the waft of a peat fire and vista of the lake stretched out in front of me!
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- Also Known As:
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- Lough Inagh Lodge County Galway, Ireland - Recess