Went one night for a birthday treat and wanted a hotel with pool, steam room etc
The rooms were nice though ours didn't have a bath.It had Tv, kettle, water and quick room service.
The heating was nice and warm.
Good parking at the hotel.
The pool was fine though a bit cold and felt a bit dated. It feels more like a public pool than a hotel one.
Went for a meal at the hotel and the food was nice but we waited ages on getting a drink and the food to be served. About 20 mins for a drink and at least another 20 getting food. The waiter did say it was extremely busy for a Monday night.
The breakfast was excellent, loads of choice, warm and tasty.
The main downside of the hotel was the reception staff. I arrived at the hotel early on and asked when I could check in. When the quite rude woman decided to speak to me as she answered the phone as I stood at her desk she said it would be 3:30 to 4:00 pm before I could check in. I was shocked by this as reading reviews it had said 3:00pm check in. We decided to have a drink in the bar to kill some time and then said we would go to the town to kill the time till 4:00pm. As we were leaving the hotel at 2:30pm i went to use the toilet and as I walked passed reception I noticed a family checking with a new staff member on the desk. I went over to her to ask could I check in and she did with no problems and was very polite and helpful. Just cant understand why the first woman couldn't do this. The lady who checked us out was also very sharp and rude to be honest. I work with the public myself and believe a hotel should be one of the top businesses for customer service.
I would stay again as I thought it was good value for money but would like to see some of the staffs manor improve.
Stayed overnight with 2 kids & granny. Spacious, clean interconnecting rooms. The beds are overdue replacement and the decor is a bit dated, but for one night, it was all fine.
The staff were all lovely - very friendly & welcoming.
Bar food and breakfast were all excellent. Service was prompt and friendly. Huge portions! Pancakes a big hit with the kids.
The pool was good for a quick swim - pretty basic, and changing rooms were ok - powerful hairdryers👍
The only downside was the location of our rooms - right over the ballroom and front of hotel. So the noise of the band was thumping through the floor until about 12.30am, then followed by lots of commotion while the party continued outside the front of hotel and finally, noisy guests retiring at 2.30am. Very poor choice of rooms for young kids - I’m sure somewhere at the back would be better. The receptionist was very apologetic when mentioned on checkout.
Overall very pleasant hotel (aside from noise factor). Good food and lovely staff
Stayed with my husband and two small children, firstly the room was absolutely appalling in terms of decor, i had been warned the hotel was basic but this was shabby and grim. When we turned on the bath water to give our children a bath the water ran our of it brown, the toilet seat was cracked, the taps were chipped and sanitary ware was falling apart. The swimming pool wasn't open as we were told and then the fruit at breakfast had mold on it. It was the worst place i have ever stayed in. We kept our socks on in the room for fear we would catch something. Emailed the hotel on our return home to discuss the terrible state of our stay to no reply. Bad, awful and horrendous experience.
The Glencarn Hotel is located in the centre of Castleblayney, about 14 miles from Monaghan. We visited here for part of a wedding ceremony for which the impressive Embassy Ballroom was rapidly transformed into a dancing area. The hotel is wheelchair accessible and features a spa bath and an indoor swimming pool; there is also leisure centre with sauna and Jacuzzi, plus fitness and weights room. Carvery lunches are served during the day and bar food is available until 22:00.
The room was a bit dated but clean and had amenities like a hairdryer, ironing board and room service. However, the Wi-Fi access was in the bar and lobby. There is live Big Band Dancing on Friday Nights and mid-week dancing every Wednesday. This is beautiful scenic area, perfect for a quiet weekend fishing getaway or kayaking and water skiing on Lough Muckno just a short drive away.
I stayed at the Glencarn for two weeks and had a super time. The rooms and communal areas were spotless and well maintained, the breakfasts were YUM - plenty of choice and lovely friendly waiting staff in the mornings - thanks Anne! The burgers at the restaurant are amazing, and all the staff were very friendly and efficient. There is a leisure centre, complete with gym, 22m pool, jaccuzzi, steam room and sauna. Patrick runs a great aqua aerobics class, and the social dancing on Wednesdays is one of the loveliest things to see and join in with. Everyone was so welcoming and the hotel seems to be a community hub for the locals too, which speaks volumes. Thanks Castleblayney, but particularly thanks Glencarn.