Archive for November, 2010

Hotel Inspector Reviews – Whites of Wexford, Wexford

By jen - Last updated: Monday, November 29, 2010

3 facts (did you know)?   1.                 “Wexford” evolved from the name Waesfjord which was an old Scandinavian name for an “inlet of flat mud lands”.  The Irish name is unconnected and means “Lake of Garma”,  Garma being the ancient name of the River Slaney. 2.                 Parts of Steven Spielberg’s 1998 Oscar winning film ‘Saving […]

Hotel Inspector Reviews – Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork

By jen - Last updated: Monday, November 29, 2010

3 facts (did you know) 1.     The original building where Rochestown Park Hotel stands was built in the early 1900’s as home for Sir Abrham Sutton, Lord Mayor of Cork, knighted by King Edward VII.  Set amongst 11 acres of grounds the house continued to be a family residence until 1947 when it was passed […]

Hotel Inspector Reviews – The Riverside Hotel, Killarney

By jen - Last updated: Thursday, November 25, 2010

3 facts (did you know)   1.                Ross Castle was built in the late 15th century as a stronghold by the O’Donaghue’s and today it’s been restored and can be viewed on guided tours. 2.                Torc Waterfall is located in the Muckross Road and it drops 70ft, making for spectacular photos! 3.                Crag Cave in […]

Hotel Inspector Reviews – George Boutique Hotel, Limerick

By jen - Last updated: Wednesday, November 24, 2010

 3 facts (did you know)   1.                Thomond Park is Limerick’s multi-purpose stadium facility and home to Munster Rugby. Munster celebrated their legendary 12-0 victory over the All Blacks in 1978 (the only Irish Team ever to beat New Zealand). 2.                King John’s Castle is a 13th century Castle on ‘King’s Island’ in the heart […]

Hotel Inspector Reviews – Woodstock Hotel Golf & Spa, Ennis

By jen - Last updated: Wednesday, November 24, 2010

  3 facts (did you know)   1.                 The Cliffs of Moher have a sheer drop of around 700 feet from a comparatively flat meadow down to the Atlantic.  2.                 Bunratty Castle is a 15th Century Castle which hosts famed medieval banquets from April to October. 3.                 The Aillwee Caves were formed by the glacial […]

Hotel Inspector Reviews – g Hotel, Galway

By jen - Last updated: Wednesday, November 24, 2010

3 facts (did you know)   1.  Galway was founded by Anglo-Norman settlers in the 12th century. 2.  The 1996 census revealed Galway to be one of the fastest growing cities in Europe, rising from 50,853 in 1991 to 57,241 in 1996. 3. Galway is the single largest Gaeltacht in Ireland.   Galway City is situated at the […]

Hotel Insector Reviews – Radisson Blu Farnham Estate, Cavan

By jen - Last updated: Monday, November 22, 2010

 Radisson Blu Farnham Estate House Hotel, Cavan   3 facts (did you know)   Cavan is the Lake County of Ireland. Farnham Estate Health Spa is ranked as one of the best Spa Hotels in the country. Radisson Blu Farnham Estate now also boasts an 18 hole, par 72 golf course on its grounds.  The […]

Hotel Inspector Reviews: Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo

By jen - Last updated: Monday, November 22, 2010

Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo   3 facts (did you know)? William Butler Yeats (the great Irish poet) is buried in Drumcliffe graveyard, within the shadow of Benbulben mountain.  His family came from Sligo and he was inspired from the county’s scenic landscape…. Sligo Park Hotel is 40 years old this year…. Congratulations!  (1970-2010) Sligo Rovers […]

Hotel Inspector Reviews: The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast

By jen - Last updated: Friday, November 19, 2010

3 facts (did you know)   The Fitzwilliam Hotel restaurant menu is by Michelin starred chef Kevin Thornton. The Fitzwilliam Hotel is beside the Grand Opera House in Belfast. Odyssey Arena (nearby the hotel) is home to Belfast Giants Ice Hockey team. Valet parking service is available at the Fitzwilliam, which must be pre-booked before […]

Hotel Inspector Reviews: Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley, Dublin

By jen - Last updated: Thursday, November 18, 2010

3 facts (did you know)   FlyBus Stop service direct from the hotel to/from Dublin airport. Close to Liffey Valley Shopping Centre which boasts 85 well known stores and shops including Marks & Spencer, Dunnes stores, Boots among other big fashion label boutiques, large food court and Vue cinemas. This hotel has also apartments for […]