Couldn't have been a more beautiful setting, fantastic Autumn weather, and beautiful grounds.
On arrival late Saturday afternoon, there was no one at reception and when someone did come, there was no welcome, and an impatient driver to take us to our suite. As frosty a reception as the Autumn air!
The set menu was pretty safe, the Ham Hock Terrine was good, but the pork main was so dry and disappointing, and the Frangipani not cook or at least blind baked enough, I did mention it to the waiter, that either chose to ignore it or just didn't understand me. the room tempeture dropped so we figured it was time to move as the heating was off. When finished and hoping for a drink in the wood styled bar, we asked for the fire to be lit, 'we only serve in the bar till 12.30', It was 10.50pm! so he lit the fire, service was poor, staff seem very unhappy and there didn't seem to be any leadership, one staff member a lady, and i regret I didn't get her name, turned her hand to checking guests in, driving, and serving the meals at least tried, and was plesent. But the atmosphere amongst staff was a disinterested one.
Suite where nice, wonderful decor and bright, not sure if they all have the problem I had, everything someone turned on water/shower a droning sound fill our suite. Beautiful place, poor service, and a disinterested chef, if the food they served was considered acceptable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cliff at Lyons, a restored historic village on the banks of the Grand Canal, is one of Ireland's most unique alternate wedding venues, a haven for food lovers and the perfect location for corporate events & team building experiences.The Cliff at Lyons comprises of 39 guest bedrooms which include hotel rooms and a number of 2 & 3 bedded cottages, The Orangery Restaurant and The Canal Café. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Village At Lyons Hotel Celbridge