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Reviewed 10 August 2020 via mobile

The staff at this hotel are second to none. Just back from spending a few days with my sisters a nieces...we had the best time despite the covid restrictions being reintroduced to offally. Every single person who works at this hotel is extremely friendly and helpful, its amazing how they stay so positive. It may be a birr thing as everyone there is very nice. The rooms are most certainly bigger than most irish hotels, the food is fab and the gardens are beautiful. I will go back...if i could give a 6 or 7 out of 5 i would. The hotel itself is really lovely..but you need the wonderful staff to back that up..and this hotel has them in spades..thanks guys..it was a super stay!

Date of stay: August 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reservations CountyArms Hotel, Other at County Arms Hotel & Leisure Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Anna.
Ah thank you so much for such an amazing review Anna. Our staff really are the best! Each and every single one of our staff in all departments work so hard to give our customers and guests a positive experience that when we read feedback such as this it really is a big motivation for us all. We look forward to seeing you and your family here again soon. Take care Tanya

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Reviewed 8 August 2020

Stayed there during Bank holiday weekend, lovely big hotel, 15 min walk from the Birr Castle, plenty of parking.
Room was big and very clean, bathroom a bit dated but ok.
Soundproofing of room not great as we could hear too well next door and everybody walking in the corridor.
All staff was lovely and strictly adhering to the covid measures. Food in bar was brilliant and there was live music in the evening as well. Breakfast is only served, no buffet due to covid, and a bit slow service for that reason.
Leisure center was temporarily closed down - but we called in advance to check with the hotel so no surprises.
Overall we enjoyed our stay and would stay there again if in the area.

Date of stay: August 2020
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Reservations CountyArms Hotel, Other at County Arms Hotel & Leisure Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear ALangan1
Many thanks for your lovely review. I'm delighted you enjoyed our food and interacting with our staff. Hopefully we can host you in the near future where you can take advantage of our newly renovated Leisure Club. Kind regards, Tanya

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Reviewed 5 August 2020

Stayed here with my family post covid. We had a lovely stay. Food in bar was fantastic and very reasonably priced, the Brie cheese was to die for! The gardens are beautiful to walk around in with the kids and staff members were lovely. Looking forward to coming back

Date of stay: July 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reservations CountyArms Hotel, Other at County Arms Hotel & Leisure Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Alma,
Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review of our hotel. The gardens really are a focal point with such amazing flowers blooming all year round. I'm so happy your family enjoyed our food. I personally love the chef's brie cheese & country relish also!!! We look forward to hosting your family again soon. Kind regards, Tanya

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Reviewed 5 August 2020

I dont normally write reviews but I really feel like I need to write a review regarding the food here!
I booked for the Sunday of the August bank holiday directly with the hotel and got an great price of 89. euro (including breakfast), which I thought was great considering it was a Bank holiday.
From the moment we entered the reception we were meet with the most friendly of staff who were so helpful telling us what they would recommend for us to do while staying in Birr.
We had a 3 course meal in the restaurant which i found to be very reasonably priced, the chicken wings and blue cheese sauce were just amazing!!! By far the nicest i have ever tasted!! The duck spring rolls were sooooo tasty. Main course of salmon and duck were cooked to perfection, and deserts.....well...the toberlone cheese cake was to die for, but the lemon tarlet was one of the nicest deserts I have tasted. The breakfast had a great selection and it tasted soo good. Hats of to the chef!!!!
Location is ideal, right beside Birr castle which was a beautiful place to visit and its 20 minutes from Lough Boora.
Overall would defiantly recommend this hotel and I will defiantly be back!! (For the chefs cooking!!)

Date of stay: August 2020
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Reservations CountyArms Hotel, Other at County Arms Hotel & Leisure Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi LYN1202
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are so lucky to have such a talented head chef and kitchen team. I have passed on your kind words regarding your food to him personally. We pride ourselves on our food and service and to receive a review like yours means so much to us all here. I hope we can host you again so you can enjoy more of his tasty creations! Stay safe and well Tanya

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Reviewed 30 July 2020 via mobile

My trip started on a bad note as I wasn’t told at booking, I booked directly with hotel reception, that the swimming pool was closed. I booked 2 weeks before my stay and given that the pool was ripped out when I got there this must have been the position when I booked. I got a phone call with this information 24 hours before I arrived which was too little too late as this was the second stop on our trip.
Positives, dinners were good in the bar, staff were very friendly and there is a very good one way system in place for social distancing.
Negatives, a lot of the hotel is dated, rooms basic with poor soundproofing ( could hear neighbours phone) and the much publicised fairy trail is pretty much non existent.
Hopefully the leisure club refurbishment will be the start of other upgrades.

Date of stay: July 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reservations CountyArms Hotel, Other at County Arms Hotel & Leisure Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Hannah,
Many thanks for your feedback which is so important to all of us here. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed our food and interaction with our staff. In regard to the leisure club being closed when you arrived, I can only apologies profusely that you were not given more notice than 24 hours. Thankfully the renovations are completed and I hope that you will pay us a visit in the near future to see the improvements we have made throughout the building. Take care Tanya

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