We booked a 3 night Easter special for 2 adults and 2 kids (under 12). Our room was one of the "older" ones but it was still very nice. I had booked on-line and asked for a sea view if possible and had been given one. The room had 2 single and 1 double bed - the only thing I would have like to improve would have been the size of the double which I think was 1 4*6, but I guess that reflects the price we paid. The heater did not seem to be working well but within a few minutes of a call to reception it was fixed.
Breakfasts were plentiful and the fries were hot. Dinners were of a high standard, but all of the kids' options had chips and I would have like to see more variety there. I know the vast majority of kids love chips but it would be nice to have a couple of popular additions (like spaghetti bolognese or curry and rice) or the option of having a half adult portion. The restaurant staff were very professional, courteous and helpful and one waitress (Eilish) arranged to have ice-cream sent up to my little boy in the bedroom (he was not feeling very well).
Both my kids attended the "GoKids" club which they really enjoyed. The 2 young girls running it are doing an exceptional job and are great with the kids. My little boy was sick on the last day but it was no trouble to them and looked after him very well until I picked him up. I tried to tip them on the morning I was leaving but they refused to accept anything!
I used the pool a few times. I am a very keen swimmer and it was possible to swim early or late and have space, although on one of the occasions there were kids in the pool after 7 pm and a notice clearly indicates that no kids were allowed after 7 pm (I love kids but not when I am trying to do lengths).
There were a lot of kids in the hotel which suited us. There are long corridors and several large public rooms with nooks and crannies which I think most young kids find exciting.
The hotel is perfectly sited in the middle of a golf course overlooking the sea. There is a wonderful walk around the coast which we did a few times. Bundoran does look a bit tired in places but I was generally very impressed with this hotel and will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This luxury hotel in Bundoran Co Donegal is located on an 18 hole championship golf course and boasts a beautiful Leisure & Conference Centre. After your meal you can enjoy a relaxing drink in our lounge bars or dance the night away in our Atlantic Ballroom. Enjoy the charms of our Tir-Chonail Dining Room open daily with a full dinner menu on offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Great Northern Bundoran