Inchydoney Island Lodge And Spa Hotel
Reviews - Inchydoney Island Lodge And Spa Hotel
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Inchydoney Island Lodge And Spa Hotel
A haven of relaxation but someflawsfrom Ynca
The only problems we had were room service breakfast arriving with burnt toast once or twice, and our bill on leaving being completely wrong and out by hundreds of Euro. We also had a nasty receptionist revoke the late checkout we had been promised earlier by another receptionise, which forced us to pack in a rushed manner. That tainted our visit a little, but overall we had a fantastic, relaxing time.
The exterior of the lodge could also do with a makeover as it's showing the years now, but not in a good way. Needs creepers or something to take the huge building in the middle of nowhere look off it.
They should also do something about weddings -several times we were on our way to the spa, robe-clad and generally chilled out looking, only to get caught up in crowds of wedding guests and even the bridal party themselves, as the corridor to the spa passes the function rooms. A little strange for all concerned, i would say!
Food amazing; location out of this world.from Sandra32
The room was absolutely huge - more like a suite and was very luxurious. The staff come and turn down your bed at night and leave chocolates (however be warned they'll take them again the next morning if you haven't eaten them !)
The restaurant food is absolutely gorgeous - the chef is a genius. I had the most delicious beef dish I had ever tasted one night followed by the most amazing lamb dish another night. The service in the restaurant was swift and organised. If you have a window seat you can watch the sunset over the beautiful Inchydoney beach; very romantic.
The spa is ok - a bit clinical and the relaxation room is a bit of a disappointment. It's more like a cramped waiting room than a relaxation room. Though you can have your fill of fresh juice and fresh fruit which is a nice touch.
The spa staff are very nice and friendly.
However myself and my husband booked into a Rasul treatment (mud chamber with steam) and found that the lady dealing with us was bit invasive (in a nice way). We didn't get much privacy as she kept popping in during the treatment when there was no need and you're not wearing too much so it's a tad embarrassing !
On the up side the masseuses are fully qualified in sports massage and extremely professional.
Another point to note on the spa - children are allowed into the spa pool for 4 hours a day so you need to book your spa times around this. I was surprised at this as it's not mentioned in the brochure anywhere.
Service in the residents lounge is a little slow - if you ordered a drink it wasn't unusual to be waiting up to 15 minutes for it or to have to ask twice. But I think this is more to do with the laid back attitude of the hotel overall.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would definitely return - I still think about those amazing restaurant meals every now and then !
A glorious week at Inchydoney Lodge hotel!from pinknic2007
We found the staff to be more than helpful and extremely friendly people. Our room was kept spotless every day and the turn down service was great- little butlers chocolates on the bed each night and the weather forecast for the next day!
The only part I would not recommend is the restaurant as the service was very slow on 2 nights. We decided after that to eat in the bar downstairs and this was perfect! Their sirloin steak arrives out on a sizzling platter with garlic butter and was delicious every time. Their crab claws are also to die for. The bar had a much more relaxed feel than the restaurant upstairs.
We had 18 treatments each over the week in the Spa and most were great. Their 30 min relaxation massage was excellent. Wasnt too keen on the balneotherapy baths.
Overall, Inchydoney is a beautiful spot when you consider the views you have from your room over the beach. There really was nothing like opening the curtains in the morning to ths site of the beach on front. Plus the breakfasts were delicious and huge!
terriblefrom A TripAdvisor Member
If this was not bad enough had dinner in the bar. My steak sandwich was served freezing cold…I returned it to the bar manger, he did not apologies and sulky took it back to the kitchen. The sandwich returned a few minutes later. The sandwich was reheated in the microwave with the salad filling…. soggy lettuce..terrible.
This hotel is overpriced, dirty and unfriendly.
very pleased with the hotelfrom joncond
Totally loved the Lodge and Spa!!from LondonMrs_B
All in all a fantastic hotel and cannot wait to return!!
veryvery disappointingfrom eileencreed
On another occasion during our stay we met a tall gentleman, some kind of Manager I presume, who was not a bit helpful and seemed to be full of himself. The service in the Restaurant for both Dinner and Breakfast was okay, although most of the staff had very little English and did not understand us, and those that could speak English did not seem to want to talk to their guests atall. The Bedrooms were okay and so was the Residents Lounge, but every time we went to sit in the Lounge all the staff seem to do was stick as Menu in our face, and were not a bit impressed when we did not want to order.
I will not be returning to this Hotel again. It is the worst value for money that we have found in our travels throughout Ireland and we have stayed in quite a few places over the years.
Disappointing - minor improvements needed to get value for moneyfrom cardigan24
Great for familiesfrom welshmum
Superb location, terrible restaurant servicefrom smudgesmum
Top Local Tips for Inchydoney
Dining I would highly recommend eating at Richy's Bistro in the town centre. The food was excellent and was quiet but gets very busy on the weekend.
Dinner I would recommend that you avoid the high prices for dinner at the hotel and eat at Richy's Bistro in the centre of town. The food there is great and very reasonable.
Gleeson's Restaurant Clonakilty Poached Pear Desert with Vanilla flavoured marscapone covered in caramel sauce
Other names for Inchydoney Island Lodge And Spa Hotel
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- Address: Inchydoney Island Clonakilty - Inchydoney - Ireland
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