What I like about this hotel is that it doesn’t claim to be something it’s not. This is a good, clean, honest, down-to-earth family-run establishment which I hope to return to again. In addition to having very friendly/helpful staff, it also offers very good value for money.
The rooms (like the rest of the hotel) are a little old-fashioned, but are well equipped, very clean and have comfortable beds.
Full Irish breakfast was substantial and dinner was quite good. All round the food was good-quality basic fare. However you are looking for a up-market meal, then you may wish to seek out a nearby restaurant.
The hotel has a lively bar area and had music or sing-song on both nights of my stay. A note of caution, the rooms over the bar area can suffer from noise from the bar and roof-fans. So ask for a 1st floor room away from that side of the building.
This is welcoming hotel either to use; a base for exploring the area or just to spend a couple of nights. While this is by no means a 4* establishment, what it offers in terms of value, comfort, cleanliness and a genuinely warm Irish welcome - it’s well worth a visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the picturesque and charming village of Mountshannon, the hotel is only 3 minutes walk from the village harbour on Lough Derg, the largest fishing lake on the river Shannon. The hotel comprises of 16 en-suite bedrooms, all with multi-channel TV, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. A comfortable lounge and residents bar, both with open fire, provide a relaxing atmosphere. The restaurant offers the best in quality food, always freshly prepared from local produce. We can cater for up to 200 patrons in our elegant function room, ideal for weddings or functions. WIFI is available FREE in all public areas and we have a wonderful decking area to have drinks or food outdoors. During the summer months we have traditional music every Friday night in the main bar, while we have old time dancing every Thursday night in the function room. The Mountshannon Hotel, where you are always welcome.. ... more less