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“Great Service, Great Food”

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An Cruiscin Lan Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Spiddal
Certificate of Excellence
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Service, Great Food”
Reviewed 21 June 2013

I have seen people mentioning on here that the food was rubbish and service slow, but I was staying at this hotel for a week and the rooms are not what you get in the Ritz but then your not paying Ritz prices. The food was delicious and the staff are very friendly and professional, and made sure that everything was perfect for your stay and meals (even if that was for extra cream and double chocolate stick on your desert).

Would highly recommend for both food if passing through and or accommodation if you need a bed for the night!

Room Tip: the views out the back are amazing... and for even better ones take a 5 second stroll down to the wa...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Chesterfield
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

The only place open in town for food in early May was our choice for dinner. Like all other meals in Ireland,  it was delicious and freshly prepared. Service was a bit slow, but the waitress and waiter kept coming to our table to check on us so we knew we were not forgotten. Being a holiday weekend, we figured there were more people eating than the kitchen could handle. Although it was rainy and foggy, on a good weather day there would be nice views out the windows. It appeared we were the only tourists here. 

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013 via mobile

This is in a beautiful location, but the resturant is not great.
We had a small group but all of the food could have been better. But the most amazing thing was the frozen mixed vegetable and frozen cod? There are loads of fresh vegetables around and you would assume they could get fresh fish too...

  • Stayed April 2013
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Egypt
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

This was the perfect place to stop fro dinner on the way back to Galway City from Aran Island ferries. We had roast duck and bangers and mash, which were superb. The place is quite large and there is a patio out the back for sunny days and smokers (which there are a lot of in Ireland) but there was only ONE waitress on to serve what seemed like over a dozen tables. So the service was slow, but she was cheerful, and very competent so it more a reflection of bad management than lazy staff. Lots of families, bright and airy place, good spot for meeting friends - forget about romance or intimate conversations here though.

We would have stayed the night in the hotel but they were pricey compared to the other B&Bs nearby - so for less we had a delicious home-cooked breakfast, personal attention and cozy room closer to the seaside. Well worth the visit for the food though!

Room Tip: Drive around and find a B&B just outside the village for much less.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

We ended in Spiddal after lovely day at Connemara. We had 3 rooms, as there were two singles and one couple in our group. Checked in around 7.p.m. There was one girl, manning both bar and reception, she was very efficient and fast to response.
When we ordered our hot whiskies one of us noticed a yellow Post-it card at her till, saying "Turn heating on at 8"
Off we went for a walk on the beach, bit of pub crawling(two in vicinity, however no craic that night).
We came back to An Cruiscin for a dinner, fish and chips and goat cheese salad, both very nice.
Waiter informed us about specialities of the day, got us couple more whiskies and we enjoyed the rest of the evening.
Rooms upstairs were slightly different story.
Heating was off(9 degrees Celsius outside). Some of us had a hot bath, some of us decided against getting wet in the evening and opted for a morning shower-surprise, surprise.
Heating eventually came on for couple hours in the middle of the night, it was chilling cold back at 7 a.m when we got up getting ready for 8 a.m. breakfast and another day outdoor.
Guess what- there was no hot water neither in the showers nor in the sink, I still can hear my teeth clattering when I attempted to brush them.
Gentelman(owner?) downstairs claimed that heating was on and that" that is not how we run the businness without hot water".
I didn't know what he meant until he heralded after serving our breakfast that he turned the water heating on and we can have our showers.
Needless to speak we politely declined the offer.
One of our group stayed behind when we checked out(we made the mistake and paid upfront, the previous evening) and managed to convince the guy in charge to issue partial refund.
So at least the hotel admitted that they were wrong, nice touch.
Nice brekkie, good both white and black puddings, however by the time we have been served food(about 15 minutes from arrival) we still didn't get our tea and coffee so we had to climb back to our rooms and use the kettle provided.
I know it's the end of season, places are understaffed, that is all understandable.
However small things like this will always lay a shade on an overall picture.

Room Tip: When getting double, ask for the one prepared for people with disabilities- wide entrance, bathtube...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Galway
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

Haven't stayed in the hotel but often call in to the bar for lunch or the occassional naughty fry-up. Lovely food and very reasonably priced, the bar has a nice relaxed atmosphere and always leave feeling full and having received good value for money.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

We thought we struck it lucky when we booked over the phone as we got 2 double rooms (4 ppl) the weekend of the Red Bull cliff diving in Galway. (Inis MOr) we agree 120 as the price and it was payment on departure. I was happy with price as it was B&B rates. When i got to the "Hotel" i was even more grateful it wasn’t more than B&B rates as its noting more than a hostel over a pub. NO one on reception- you have to ask someone at the bar to check you in, by this they just give you a key and point to the stairs. The rooms were clean enough, very basic but again for the price i was thinking sure its grand. When we arrived we told the barman who gave us our room keys that we needed breakfast at 8 am as we were heading off early for the day. We were downstairs at 8 am the next morning and there wasn’t one person working. at 8.15 the chef walked in said he’d be putting something on soon. We obviously couldn’t wait and there was no one there to check us out so we left. I received a call later that day asking why i hadn’t paid i said there wasn’t an opportunity for me to and that i would on the way past that night. when i called in i was gutted to find out the owner hadn’t been clear on the phone it was 120 per room per night so my bill was to be 240 euro. For what was a hostel? I said we didn’t even get breakfast so he deducted 2.50 per person from the bill. given that I’d be reluctant to pay 120 per night in a nice place I was really unhappy with his charge. When I explained how price was miscommunicated and we never received anything that you would expect from a hotel such as a welcome, breakfast, porter on duty etc..A porter would be good as the place is over run with drunks at night. he said that’s how it is. There are other places to stay so I’d advise anyone to do this.

Room Tip: rooms at back have extractor fans outside them.. rooms at front are not double glazed so you can hea...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Property: An Cruiscin Lan Hotel
Address: Main Street, Spiddal, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Spiddal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Spiddal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — An Cruiscin Lan Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An Cruiscin Lan Hotel is owner operated by the Foye Family who have provided the people of Spiddal and tourists alike with the finest food, drink and friendly accommodation for over 20 years. Our Hotel is situated right in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way in Spiddal Village Centre where you have many traditional pubs, shops and restaurants right on your doorstop. To the rear of the property a mere 500 metres from the Hotel is the Old Pier, a beach, a newly built walkway that brings you all around Spiddal and it’s surrounds and uninterrupted views of Galway Bay, The Burren and the Aran Islands. A regular bus service in the Village connects to all these places. We are situated 20 minutes from Galway City and Rossaveel Ferry Port is only a 10 minute drive with daily Ferries to and from the Aran Islands. We are also en-route to the bustling town of Clifden, Carraroe, Roundstone, Ballyconneely and Oughterard Golf Clubs, the fishing port of Cleggan, The Inagh Valley, Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens. Our multilingual staff are at the very heart of our Hotel and Restaurant. They are welcoming and friendly offering advice on local amenities and tourism and providing assistance in any way they can. Our award winning Chef and Restaurant caters for all dietary requirements, with an extensive range of menus for adults and children to choose from. ... more   less 
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