Plus: The castle was amazing. It looks recently renovated so it doesn't have that spooky feel. There isn't much to do on the grounds except relax and enjoy the scenery which is perfect for a romantic night's stay.
Minus: Just a note- when booking the castle, not all rooms are in the castle itself. You may be in the quarters in the back.
Minus: Staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast and dinner very enjoyable, although it was difficult to book for dinner. Lovely atmosphere throughout hotel.
Plus: It's a large full service hotel which is bit of a surprise for Ireland and yet it still manages to feel like an inn. Our double/double room was large and quiet. Full Irish breakfast is included, there is a pool and restaurant on premise.
Minus: This is not something we didn't like but a heads up to other travelers. We stayed one night, a Friday in July. I called the hotel a couple of weeks in advance to ask if we needed a dinner reservation to eat there and the person told me no. When we arrived the restaurant was nearly full and they asked if we had a booking! Fortunately they were able to fit us in.
Plus: The location is fantastic. The service was excellent.
Minus: The toilet in the room was old and did not work very well. The breakfast was not very appetizing.
Plus: Location in the center of town was superb.Size of room and speed of internet were great.Parking was very handy.
Minus: Bed-cover was to heavy and to warm. No individual sheet was present. Seating in lobby was lacking, possibly because of the really nice Christmas decorations taking up space!
Minus: The hotel says that it has parking, but the parking is down the street about a quarter mile, and it is not clear by the signage infront of the hotel whether it is ok or not to pull up to load out/load up your luggage.