Superlative Service
Ireland | Apr 28 - May 28, 2024

Jeffrey
Jeffrey L.
Costa Rica | Reviewed on Jun 08, 2024

Wolfgang was incredibly responsive throughout our trip. Whenever an issue came up (and in a 5 week tour, this was expected) he was able to take care of it very quickly. Superlative service.

Hotel Reviews
Dakota Manchester
Manchester
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Bonham
Edinburgh
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mansewood Country House
Lochearnhead
Authenticity & Character
Location
Make certain to advise guests to make make dinner reservations in advance, because of the limited options nearby.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Guisachan Guesthouse
Fort William

We were not provided with the room that was booked and confirmed when we arrived. We were also not in the main guesthouse, but in a separate outlying building ('the annex') in a room over a garage.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cleanliness was a '5', Comfort was a '1'. The average is a '3'
Ullinish House
Isle of Skye

Note that there is no cooked breakfast available, and this B & B is a long way from any restaurant or other services, as it is very remote. If you are looking for a remote, quiet, serene location, however, this is a perfect spot.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ronas House B&B
Inverness

One of the best stays out of 17 individual hotels/B & Bs on our trip.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Superb breakfasts.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Just an amazing room, with a sitting area overlooking the town.
The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa
Pitfodels Aberdeen

Overall, a wonderful hotel. Have your dinner elsewhere.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
We left an electronic device behind and the staff were wonderful in assisting us having it shipped home.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ivybank Lodge
Rattray, Blairgowrie
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Acorn Hotel
Glasgow

One level above hostel in room size and amenities.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cleanliness was excellent. The assessment is based on Comfort.
Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin
Dublin

If you have a car, be aware that there is limited hotel parking which cannot be reserved, and that the hotel is on a very busy street. The restaurant food and service was just average, and on mornings was somewhat over-capacity due to catering to large tour groups.

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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Sea Breeze Lodge B&B
Salthill, Galway

Fabulous breakfasts, great location, and wonderful hosts.

Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Kathleens Country House
Killarney

An older, unremarkable, small hotel with owners who try hard to offer a pleasant stay.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cleanliness was excellent. Evaluation based on the comfort of the room.
Eccles Hotel & Spa
Glengarriff

An older, somewhat worn (in common areas) hotel. Nothing was objectionable, but other than location, nothing stands out either. An excellent choice for folks looking for a stay with historical significance and character.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Staff at the front desk could be a bit more friendly and welcoming.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lyrath Estate
Kilkenny
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Granville Hotel

The only caution with this property is that there is no hotel parking. The parking is down and across the street in a parking lot that may or may not be available. Outside of this issue, would highly recommend staying here.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bedford House
Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

VERY limited parking. Note that you check in at the music venue (concert hall), but our room was in a building above a restaurant a few doors down the street. The room was a bit more funky than boutique.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Never really interacted with any staff after we checked in.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clear glass windows in the door separating the bathroom (toilet) and bedroom should really be opaque at the least.
Activity Reviews
Strathisla Distillery
Strathisla Distillery
Keith
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Glamis Castle
Glamis Castle
forfar
Quality of Experience
Johnnie Walker Experience
Johnnie Walker Experience
Edinburgh
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
Balquhidder

Fabulous scenery through the park.

Quality of Experience
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Stirling
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Clydeside Distillery Experience: Unveiling the Art of Spirit Crafting
Clydeside Distillery Experience: Unveiling the Art of Spirit Crafting
Glasgow
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Kilbeggan Distillery
Kilbeggan Distillery
Kilbeggan

If you visit only one distillery, make it this one.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Cong - The Quiet Man
Cong - The Quiet Man
Cong Co Mayo

One of the highlights of our trip.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Smithwick's Experience
Smithwick's Experience
Kilkenny
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Farewell
Farewell
Dublin Int. Airport (DUB)

Would recommend never using Hertz at the Dublin airport.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Try running a shuttle bus that will accommodate all of your customers, and at a greater frequency. Awful experience.
Charles Fort
Charles Fort
Kinsale
Quality of Experience
Waterford Crystal
Waterford Crystal
Waterford
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Prehistoric Newgrange & Knowth
Prehistoric Newgrange & Knowth
Ireland
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Wolfgang Lolies
Wolfgang
Wolfgang Lolies
Local specialist in Ireland | Replied on Jun 09, 2024
Dear Jeff, Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience. It was a pleasure to assist you throughout your 5-week tour. Planning this adventure was a fantastic journey in itself. Your detailed reviews of the hotels and activities are incredibly valuable, not only to us but to future travelers as well. It's wonderful to hear that you had such a memorable trip, and your feedback on specific accommodations and experiences will not only help others make informed... Read more

Dear Jeff,

Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience. It was a pleasure to assist you throughout your 5-week tour. Planning this adventure was a fantastic journey in itself.

Your detailed reviews of the hotels and activities are incredibly valuable, not only to us but to future travelers as well. It's wonderful to hear that you had such a memorable trip, and your feedback on specific accommodations and experiences will not only help others make informed decisions but will also help me evaluate some of the services we offer.

Should you decide to explore more in the future, I would be more than happy to assist you once again. Safe travels!

Best regards,
Wolfgang