An extended group of family & friends spent a great weekend in Glencar last weekend. The location is remote but the setting is tranquil & beautiful, Ireland at its best.
We had 3 kids under ten years of age and we got a great family room. It had two rooms with 3 single beds & a double. The accommodation was basic but extremely clean & spacious, perfect for our stay. There was plenty room for the kids to play football outside. Many in the group ventured up Carrauntoohil with the aid of a local guide. Instead we visited the local towns.
The hosts were very welcoming, accommodating & flexible with the kids. We were spoilt with the best of home baking & cooking. The kids enjoyed the full size snooker table & tv room. We enjoyed the bar, which was homely with a warm open fire. The sing song & music on Saturday was a real treat.
The weekend was exceptionally good value. A recession friendly hotel. We enjoyed a great family friendly break. Looking forward to a return trip already.
P.S. There is a beautiful walk through a forest & around a lake to the back of the hotel. Definitely worth doing & perfect for those not adventurous enough to climb Carrauntoohil.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Glencar House is a rustic mountain hotel in the heart of the Caragh Valley and is the ideal base for a fishing or walking trip. Glencar House Hotel offers the lover of the outdoors easy access to the finest facilities from world-class salmon & trout fishing and walking trips or climbing trips , to golf and trekking. The hotel boasts panoramic views of the valley, woods and MacGillicuddy's Reeks, home to Carrauntuohill Ireland's highest mountain. The popular tourist town of Killarney is situated 22 miles from Glencar House hotel and is centrally situated within the famous 'Ring of Kerry' route. ... more less