Happiness exudes from all those that look after you at this peaceful hotel! It began with a very prompt email response from Michelle, when I enquired about parking. We were immediately treated to coffee, scones and ginger bread in the lounge on our arrival, as we had driven from Kerry Airport at a very early hour (Due to a certain air carrier’s interesting timetable out of London!).
Our room was made available by 11am and was a wonder to behold, as if from an earlier time. A king size double bed filled one half of the suite, and through an arch we were amazed to find a chaise lounge, two arm chairs with table and also a writing table and chair. All this beautiful antique furniture was finished in an opulent golden fabric to compliment the ruby red carpet. The large bathroom contained a walk-in shower cubical in addition to the bath – all this was most unexpected for the modest price for bed and breakfast – four nights to celebrate my wife’s birthday.
I would like to compliment Betty for her kind attention at breakfast each morning as she greeted us from room 229 and presented us with a wonderful range of food in the restaurant – the antidote to the previous evening’s Guinness!
We were recommended to visit the Arbutus Hotel by our son, who is well traveled on business and we were not disappointed – nor will you be, to be sure.
25 June 2011 / Trip Type: Couple