Excellent evening meal & breakfast. Excellent service at both. In the evening, at least on the Friday we were there, many tables had been booked by diners not staying in the hotel - suggesting the restaurant has a strong local reputation.
The staff were friendly & very helpful throughout our stay.
But we did have problems with the room.
Our room was, it turned out, within earshot of a cupboard in the hall that concealed, as we now understand, the hot water boiler for the whole building that the room was in. Attached to the boiler was a quite noisy pump. As and when any guest anywhere in the building took a shower, the pump, however far into the small hours of the night or early in the morning it was, started up and ran until the shower had finished.
We were told afterwards that the hotel is newly opened, that management are aware that pump noise can be a problem & that they have been taking steps to have the problem dealt with. They willingly gave us a rebate on our bill for the disturbance we suffered.
There was also a problem that our room, while having a good view of the ornamental pond, had a path running under the window used by the occasional guests going past. You can close the curtains if it bothers you, or book a room on higher floor.
Most of the rooms are not on the ground floor. If & when we stay again, we will insist on having a room on the upper floor. The 'village' is an interesting, quirky, generally comfortable place. Patrick McGoohan would feel at home. There are, thankfully, no televisions or other audio equipment provided in the rooms. And, both breakfast & dinner are excellent.
- 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