Well, where do I start. We being myself, my partner and my 17 year old daughter decided we would call into the hotel for sunday dinner having had a lovely drive. First sign should have been a warning, we were the only ones in the "dining area" at 5 pm on a Sunday. Not to mention that it was very uninviting and very very dated. The 80's springs to mind. We ordered our food anyway giving them the benefit of the doubt, ordered drinks also, a pint of beer, a soft drink and for myself a rather warm, uniced jug of water. Food arrived on what looked like dirty plates, lasagne served in a cereal bowl with the sauce running down the side and had clearly been in a mircowave as it was volcanically hot and what I did taste of it was tasteless! Same was to be said about the chilli bowl. My daughter had ordered chicken goujons and asked for ketchup, to my dismay a bottle of ketchup (which had been refilled with cheaper stuff) was put on the table. How unhygienic can this be? God only knows who had been to the toilet and come back to the table with unwashed hands, perish the thought, but it does happen. Our meals had to be returned as quite frankly it was appalling and I would serve better at home. In this day and age it is a treat to dine out and for the Lough Erne to produce such poor quality food is just abysmal. One thing I did mention to the waitress/manageress was about the ketchup bottle, to which I was told that the new manager had eaten in 5* hotels in belfast and had been served this. 1 the Lough Erne is not a 5* hotel and 2 I would like to know which hotels he had dined in and was served this . Easter is just around the corner and alot of people will be on days out, my advice is, keep on driving, dont waste your time or money in this very dated hotel. There is a very good chinese takeaway just down the road which serves better food. I will never EVER darken the door of this place again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lough Erne townhouse hotel is a little locally run 16 bedroom building with a small but key staff who deal with our guests on a daily level, providing a more personal service that certain guests love time and time again. The Hotel is situated in the heart of Fermanagh's lakeland on the banks of the Glendurragh River 1 mile from Lough Erne itself, a warm and friendly welcome awaits you on your arrival at the Lough Erne Hotel. Our Riverside lounge and Bridgewater restaurant offers an excellent choice of menu. Regular entertainment, weekend and midweek breaks throughout the year. The Lough Erne Hotel began life as a Royal Irish Constabulary barrack in 1862. It was built by the governors of the Vaughan Charity who then owned the village of Kesh. The building cost £650 and the police paid £30 per year for rent. A year after the barrack was built it was burnt down in an accidental fire. Some repairs were done immediately but further work was carried out in 1921. For example stabling for horses that was provided behind the hotel in what is now the Glendurragh Suite. One of the RIC officers stationed in Kesh, Constable McCormick, was a very famous boxer. In fact he once fought the British Heavyweight Champion, Billy Wells. Another local man, Bob Irwin, was also a famous boxer in those days, once beating the Welterweight champion of the Rhine Army. ... more less