I wouldn't recommend banna beach resort. The holiday homes are Cold and their is no proper heating system in place. The condensation on the windows and doors is awful.freezing cold rooms for me & my family. The leisure centre the steam room was a disgrace tiles missing & dirt on the ground as the steam room wasnt washed or cleaned properly. The jacuzzi wasnt working no proper bubbles and it was very cold. The changing rooms are dirty and not cleaned properly. Old shampoo bottles left lying around. Their was a shop and chip shop near the holiday home but it was closed. No entertainment at the hotel. It was drab & bleak. I wouldn't be going here on holidays again.
An absolute plesaure to stay in Banna Beach Resort, even in the "off-peak season"
The houses are spacious with big bedrooms for the children to play in
Open grassy area out the back and with the beach only a few minutes walk away, a great time was had by all.
Very friendly staff
This place is excellent for kids and adults we stayed here last weekend.
The houses are spacious 3 bedrooms with a back garden for privacy and picnic bench. They are clean and have a dvd player (you can rent dvds for next to nothing from the shop they have on site)
Theres a play park, play area, leisure suite with swimming pool, a cinema and an arcade. There's a chippy and a shop on site and the beautiful Banba beach is within walking distance.
They have excellent live music in the bar and serve pizzas.
Joe was a gentleman and when we arrived late for our BBQ he ensured we were all fed by asking the chef to come back out.
The owner Jimmy was very hospitable and friendly. A gentleman man who came out to us a few times for a chat and asked us was all good.
The lady in reception is a legend also. Elaine posted very important medicine back to donegal after we forgot it. Thank you Elaine!
Thank you guys you're doing a great job with the resort and we will be back next year, this time we will book directly with the resort instead of through a third party.
We are just back from our holiday in Banna beach resort and it did not disappoint. Plenty to do for the kids in the resort and also around. Staff very friendly. House that we stayed in, yes it was a little dated needed a bit of a refurb but it was spotless and big. Loads of room. And with the houses being so close together kids could play out on the open green and meet new friends too. We will be definitely booking for next year and maybe for longer.
House was spotless, definitely dated and could do with freshing up but everything worked and we had plenty of space.
Resort itself was very clean.
Houses are quite close together so not much privacy, area with picnic bench outside and green areas for children to play. No problems with noise or anything.
Swimming pool - nice and warm, was never overly busy. Sauna and steam room. Shallow pool for small kids.
Gym -big enough with treadmills, bikes, weights etc
Kids entertainment - something on every evening in the bar. Personally I would prefer if it was held somewhere else but can see it's the only space they have that works. Characters come out most evenings and spend plenty of time with the kids taking photos, dancing etc. There was a magician and puppet show too. Lasts around 30 mins. There was stuff on during the day but we didn't use it.
Shop - good for sweets and milk and bare essentials but not much else there . We shopped in tralee.
Diner - we only ate here once on the first night. Their chicken was fine and the chips were alright but they aren't proper chipper chips! They seemed to serve pizzas in the bar area.
Playground- great big playground with sandpit
Pirate Pete's - large enough indoor play centre. Big enough to keep them entertained for half an hour anyway!
Location - so close to beautiful Banna strand, we drove down but you can walk it but no paths so would need to be very careful with kids.
Ardfert only down the road too, nice playground and little market on a Sunday morning.
They are really missing out on providing teas, nice cakes / pastries, sandwiches etc. It was nice sitting out by the playground in the sun, would have been nicer with tea and cake ;)
No wifi down in the houses and my phone reception was pretty poor but you can access it up near the main complex. You also have to phone a number to get the gate to open and with my rubbish network connection it didn't always work.
Most of the staff were very nice.
To be honest I was a bit worried about staying due to some of the reviews but we had a nice break. The weather was fantastic when we stayed so that probably influences my opinion!
They don't provide towels unless you rent them.