Living on the east coast and having to be in the Gaeltacht first thing in the morning, I needed somewhere to stay overnight that would leave me a relatively short drive. Galway was a little too far so not a runner. There are other hotels between Galway city and Spiddal but I am so happy there was something that drew me to this hotel. I found it on Google maps, selected its website and booked it for 1 night. I am always wary of website galleries not giving you the real picture so I felt I was taking a bit of a chance as this is a relatively small hotel. I shouldn’t have worried. This is a little gem!!! Yes it is small. No it’s not The Shelbourne. However, it is in a fabulous location backing on to the local pier with Burren in the background across Galway bay and to the front it is directly onto the main street with ample parking available. The hotel is not old world, just old fashioned, in a good way!! Rooms are very clean. Tv kettle etc all available. Bathroom spotless and great shower. The rooms are over the bar and dining areas on two floors. The bar/lounge/dining is a very pleasant place to spend the evening. There is a veranda off the back of the hotel that is an excellent sun trap where you can enjoy a great pint of Guinness while breathing in the sea air and taking in the fab views of Galway bay and the Burren. As it’s family run I am assuming the man behind the bar and the two young ladies, who all provided me with excellent customer service, are part of the family. I decided to have dinner here. I had fish! The food was fresh, hot and tasty and more than enough to satisfy. There were no long delays and all served up with a smile. The barman has a quiet sense of humor and is happy to engage in some chat while leaving you alone. The choice is yours!! The hotel has its own craft IPA that complimented the food. The restaurant had a steady flow of passing diners which midweek is always a good sign. Breakfast in the morning was cooked to order, toast and coffee made fresh, and all set me up nicely for a long day of driving. If you are looking for a base to explore the local area or as a staging post while touring around then you must consider staying here. As I say, this hotel is a little gem!!…
I spent 2 nights in Spiddal last weekend in the Cruiscin Lan and it warmed my heart to receive such wonderful hospitality. The staff were friendly and courteous, especially the manager on the floor. The bar was bright and airy. Food was lovely and tasty. My room while a little old but very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The hotel is within a 2 minute walk of the beach. There is a little Beer garden off the bar overlooking the sea which was an unexpected bonus also. It's not a big brand new hotel,but it more than makes up for that with comfort,great food and the friendliness of the manager and staff. I will definitely be back!!!
When we arrived, check in was a wee bit strange. However, we got to our rooms and our sister-in-law was a wee bit disappointed with their room, as she required a bath and it was up on the second floor. She does have some mobility issues and found it quite a struggle. The views were also quite disappointing. We had a view into another room and they had a wall! We went down for a drink and the young girl behind the bar did not have a clue about drinks or customer service! Thought this was going to be a disaster! However, on going down for our evening meal, there were more staff on and John the owner was there. The food was really lovely, plentiful and served well. Breakfast in the morning was served by John and it was very good. The meal the next evening was also very good. We would stay here again, however, make sure you get a room with a better view than ours were!…
Booked for one night as a convenient stay to catch the morning Inishmore ferry from Rossaveal. We got a street-facing room which can be noisy, but there is not much going on in Spiddal at night lately so we weren't bothered. Efficient check-in process, comfortable clean room, good breakfast included. We didn't eat dinner in the restaurant/bar so can't comment on that.
Stayed with child and hubby for weekend. Unreal view of the sea and mountains. Fab room. Food excellent, table service only. Very quite area only one other pub. Great for a relaxing break. Staff welcoming and helpful. Will definitely be back!
Arrived for a meal on the 23/8/21. Staff friendly on arrival. Ordered food took nearly an hour to arrive, staff forgot starter which we then cancelled as mains arrived. Food portions very small, very limited vegetarian option and little flexibility with menu. When requested salad told this composed only of leaf salad! Half of the party came home hungry. Staff appeared overwhelmed with amount of customers but the restaurant wasn’t overly busy or customers did not appear overly demanding? I felt sorry for the young staff working seemed to be a management issue.
Ate here before and the food was okay, things have clearly gone downhill very much so since. The rare steak came out burnt with very little with it. Dairy free or vegan options were non-existent and the waitress was extremely rude about the whole thing. She didn’t want to deal with the inconvenience and the kitchen couldn’t offer even chips as they are cooked in the same fryer as the fish and chicken we were told. The dairy free option ended up being a veg stir fry and there were only scabs of vegetables in it. Also very concerning that allergens were WRONGLY labeled on the menu, this could prove very dangerous to someone if they were to trust the labels. A glass was broken by staff on the patio and was LEFT there on the chair and table for atleast 5-10 minutes before being cleaned up. The manager/owner was extremely rude to my partner and I even in front of a group of customers at the door and couldn’t seem to accept that we weren’t happy with the food or service. The waitress and owner then tried to charge €4 extra for a poor steak cooked wrongly for us as it was a different cut of steak, this wasn’t expressed by the waitress when she asked if the different steak was okay as the other was gone. Will never return to this place as their service is extremely questionable. Would NOT recommend!…
Arrived in Spiddal after long drive through pounding rain so delighted that the evening brightened just in time for us to get the benefit of our window seat with harbour views. Food and pints were top class with very attentive service throughout.
Called for lunch, stood waiting in the porch for 15 minutes without one member of staff making eye contact - eventually went up to bar where there was a man filling glasses of water and asked was there any chance of getting a table. The answer, if we get around to it. First and last visit to on Cruiscin Lan.
Had two lovely meals here as a visitor during a recent stay elsewhere in Spiddal. Food was nice but shocked to find when bill arrived that two bottles had cost €58 !!! Had asked for a wine list but informed they didn’t have one but was offered choice of three white wines . Lesson learnt always check the price before choosing - €58 for two bottles of very ordinary wine way over and above what I expected to pay in this type of establishment. Food was nice and reasonably priced but the wine unfortunately has left a bitter taste. 😳