Guest Reviews of Renvyle House Hotel
Hotel Guest on 25-Apr-2013:
food is excellent
ingo weigt on 19-Apr-2013:
Some wonderful days with excellent food and a unique atmosphere in the most beautifull spot of the world. The amazing friendly staff and the evenings beside the turffire made me feel real home. Thank you all!!
Frank Downes on 19-Apr-2013:
I had a wonderful yet very brief stay. The smell of the turf fires on arrival; then being able to sit and read later in the evening was a great plus. The cuisine was exceptional and the gourmet dinner was worth its weight. Renvyle's biggest asset is its personnel and I have to say they looked after me exceptionally well. Added to this Ronnie was on hand to greet people thus making the whole expereince very personal. One night is far too short so awaiting my next oppurutnity to get to Renvyle. Many thanks to all!
Anne Walsh on 17-Apr-2013:
Renvyle House was beautiful, I wish I stayed longer than one night. I look forward to coming back for longer in warmer weather one day
Denis Broderick on 2-Apr-2013:
When you arrive in the car park at Renvyle and immediately get a whiff of the turf smoke, you just know your stay is going to be comfortable. Ours was. That turf smoke aroma came, as we later discovered, from countless fires: with the fires reflecting the warmth of the welcome and the service - with the latter as natural as, say, ... a good turf fire! Food has to get a special mention also, as it was a bowl of seafood chowder, taken many years ago to break a journey, that determined the need to come back - and to stay over for a few days. We were not disappointed. Our expectations were realised: all was well worth the wait. Many thanks to all. Cheers, Denis & Patricia Broderick
Hotel Guest on 24-Mar-2013:
It was very relaxing and everyone was very friendly I would certainly stay again.
JeanMarc BIRADE on 18-Mar-2013:
Accueil chaleureux, nombreux salons moelleux ou il fait bon discuter entre amis, personnel toujours disponible, excellente table, chambres spacieuses et confortables. Tout est là pour le repos et la détente dans un cadre cosy et décontracté. Nous gardons un excellent souvenir de cette étape.
Hotel Guest on 17-Mar-2013:
Lovely relaxed atmosphere, wonderful food and beautiful scenery. Thank you for a great week-end.
Hotel Guest on 11-Mar-2013:
Food was fab but bedroom could have done with a make over, just seemed a bit outdated.
John Grace on 11-Mar-2013:
Wonderful relaxing holiday as usual. Excellent food, friendly staff, comfortable room and big bed. What more could you want? Our sixth visit and as good as ever!
Gabriel Alvarez on 11-Mar-2013:
Very nice place to stay in Connemara. Great services and amazing breakfast. It's a very good deal. I recommend it.
Mary Moran on 8-Mar-2013:
Wonderful experience felt like we were guests in someone's home and the food was fantastic. We will return.
Roderick Connolly on 7-Mar-2013:
Both my wife and I really enjoyed our stay in Renvyle House in terms of accomodation, food and freindliness. The craic was great and the other guests were a pleasure to be with. We used the opportunity to tour the lovely countryside and beaches nearby. It is ideal for photography.
Hotel Guest on 30-Mar-2012:
The hotel is comfortable and welcoming and grounds are great. The standard of food and rooms is very high. Breakfast only starts at 8.30 and while this is fine if on holiday if going to work the next day it was too late
Hotel Guest on 27-Mar-2012:
loved our stay at Renvyle House the food is fabulous and we like the old world charm its very relaxing will be back!
Hotel Guest on 20-Mar-2012:
Took my wife for a one night stay for a birthday celebration, only sorry we couldnt stay another night. Food was excellent and waiter service was the best we had come accross in a long time. for a country in recession the hotel should be proud of being able to still provide such a high standard at what was a very good price. Very cosy and warm atmosphere, had a sea view room which was nice and quiet. Would recommend for a de-stressing couple of days. Room was a good size, bathroom was a lovely connemara marble. Both said we would try adn come back before the end of the year.
Brendan Lynch on 16-Mar-2012:
from the time we arrived for our brief stay the staff, food and quality of our stay was just wonderful and great value.
Hotel Guest on 14-Mar-2012:
Renvyle is always a pleasure to visit. Relaxed and friendly it is always difficult to tear ourselves away from its cosy nooks and crannies to view the spectacular scenery and walk along the deserted beaches. Coming back to a fabulous dinner is a brilliant reward for a bracing walk. We keep coming back.
Marion Winter on 14-Mar-2012:
We have treasured our visits to Renvyle House in early spring for the last couple of years as it not only restores and feeds our bodies, but lifts our spirits with its warm welcome and homely atmosphere.
Tara Doyne on 7-Jan-2012:
Fabulous time-hotel was 5*. Kids really enjoyed the playroom-very relaxing for parents. Thanks!
Hotel Guest on 28-Nov-2011:
Enjoyed very much a mid-winter break here. ALthough the weather was mild for the time of year, homely scenes (setting of turf fires early in the morning and keeping them going all day) and the smell from these fires were most welcome. Suggested local walks and ones in the National Park made a perfect day out and we returned in the evening to exciting menues which were beautifully cooked. We were very grateful to have got, without any problem, any requests we may have made, therefore we have already recommended the hotel to our friends and family. Thank you!
Veronica O'Leary on 22-Nov-2011:
Recently, we have had the pleasure of our second stay at Renvyle House this year. The first was the self-induced hive of activity for our daughter's wedding, the most recent was pure chill out. This year and on all previous visits we have been meet and coddled in a "can do / will do" atmosphere that ensures the stay will be pleasant and calming, no matter the event. The wedding went off perfectly and all those practical issues that we, as serious planners, had forgotten were already in hand when we went "what about ....?" All our family and guests were blown away with Renvyle, as we were sure they would be. We really like arriving, to be met with familiarity of actually being remembered. The location, atmosphere, warm welcome, facilities, food & superb team of people will ensure that we are repeat visitors on a regular basis for a long time to come.
Finbarr Heenan on 18-Nov-2011:
Checked in at six with two lovely turf fires lit in the reception. Stayed in room 9 Which could do with a good cleaning. The room had been cleaned but only very Quickly. Didn't like the fact I requested a double room and was put in to a triple Not very romantic. The restaurant was great and really enjoyed our meal Relaxing by the fire for the evening was just what we needed. Only disappointing this was the room.
Eleanor Gallagher on 16-Nov-2011:
fantastic staff, nothing is any trouble to them,and everything is delivered with a smile.Love all the turf fires,the food is amazing. We can bring our dog , so we get to do all the great walks there. We look forward to returning soon l
Hotel Guest on 13-Nov-2011:
excellent experience. Very good value for the room & breakfast which was great.
Stephen Foley on 13-Nov-2011:
We had a fantastic stay. Staff, food and hotel were all top class. We both needed a chance to unwind and sen after just one nights stay we both felt the better for it. Speaking with other guests they had the same experience. Looking forward to a return visit. Ps the tomato and basil soup on the bar was amazing!
Hotel Guest on 8-Nov-2011:
poor television reception!!!
Shirley Mason on 8-Nov-2011:
Had a really relaxing stay at Renvyle the food is superb, the staff delightful and the ambience wonderful. Couldnt fault it.
Hotel Guest on 7-Nov-2011:
There are few places in the World like Renvyle. If it grows on you, you'll be hooked for life.
Brian Long on 28-Oct-2011:
Enjoyed very much our stay- excellent food and general all round service.Great location for getting out and about and relaxing on return especially with the open turf fires. Nice also to have golf course on door step.Look forward to returning soon
Catherine Dempsey on 18-Oct-2011:
We had a lovely stay, it was very relaxing and the food was excellent. Looking forward to our next viist.
Hotel Guest on 8-Oct-2011:
This was a "return" visit for me and I found the second visit as enchanting, welcoming and comfortable as the first visit. I'll definitely be back for multiple visits in the future!
thomas coffey on 27-Sep-2011:
Amazing, warm, historic hotel - was pleasant surprise of whole trip. Would definitely come back!!!
Hotel Guest on 22-Sep-2011:
food was excellent. rooms were very nice and very clean.
Cecilia Brennan on 6-Sep-2011:
very nice experience other world ,charming , friendly service ,no rush
Hotel Guest on 11-Aug-2011:
I had wanted to stay in Renvyle house hotel for many years and was glad to finally get the opportunity to do so. Overall the staff were very accomodating and even cooked up specific food we gave them for our baby. I thought the hotel was very good for older children and provided alot of activities for them. I also thought the food cooked by chef Tim O'Sullivan was excellent. The only fault I could find was that I think the bedrooms could be updated particularly since it is expensive to stay there.
Hotel Guest on 8-Aug-2011:
We had a great time staying at Renvyle House. We loved everything about it!!! In particular we loved the location and the beautiful surroundings. The food was exceptional as well.
Hotel Guest on 7-Aug-2011:
beautiful country house in the heart of Connemara not a brash modern hotel Service and meals excellent Many outdoor facilities available very suitable for families and older people
Steven Clark on 4-Aug-2011:
Friendly, welcoming and helpful. The room was clean and sparkling with everything you need and a lovely view of the bay. I will be staying here again the next time I come.
Michael Igoe on 2-Aug-2011:
Most enjoyable stay. Excellent cuisine.
David Buckley on 1-Aug-2011:
How many superlative's can you fit in one review? Once again had a brilliant stay at Renvyle. The food was fantastic as always, fishing wasn't bad and Ronnie and the team were as hospitable as ever. Can't wait for the next visit.
gordon Ledbetter on 30-Jul-2011:
Staff excellent - living up to Irish reputation (not all Irish of course!) for friendliness and helpfulness.
Michael Donnelly on 23-Jul-2011:
WiFi worked well in room. ITV Wales was best received TV channel. Good family atmosphere with the odd celebrity. Good laundry service and very good cuisine.
Jackie Kane on 10-Jul-2011:
We had a wonderful night in Renvyle for our dads 75th birthday. Everything was great, the welcome, the food, the craic in the bar. We even fitted in a game of doubles tennis before dinner! As always we left with a promise to return soon.
Maurice Kimmitt on 14-Jun-2011:
Returning for our 5th visit since our honeymoon in Sept 1960, to celebrate our 50th anniversary 9 months late, and staying at some excellent hotels in both the North & South of Ireland on our way, we feared that Renvyle would not live up to our memories. It did, and surpassed them! As always, the sign that we were entering a stress-free zone was indeed true. The food was excellent (thankfully not the quantities of cream of 50 years ago, when it had its own dairy!), service and staff friendly and efficient, the manager really good, mingling with and greeting everyone, which leads to guests likewise talking to each other. A great bonus was finding that the golf course had been returned to 9 holes, having been changed to 12 holes after the floods, with very unpleasant new ones for those who are holiday golfers. The Snooker Room and the Library still exist and there are books in every room, with a wide range of outdoor activities for those who want them, comfortable lounges for those who don't. The mixed weather didn't stop us doing anything we wanted and the views continue to enchant one.
bernie Mcnamee on 16-May-2011:
staff friendly and helpful. location woderful, shame we werent staying longer but will be back. A warm friendly welcoming atmosphere with excellent food.
Gregory Steele on 10-May-2011:
I had a single en-suite room and it was spacious, light and airy. The inclusion of a table and chairs was unexpected and welcome. The service was excellent and the food really enjoyable. Full marks to their Chef. I would definitely stay here again.
Deirdre Smith on 10-May-2011:
Renvyle was a lovely surprise - warm, friendly, full of inetersting rooms and characters - and in one of the most beatiful parts of Ireland. We were blessed with bright sunshine which brought out the stunning colours of the area.
Luke Carroll on 10-May-2011:
This was out first time to stay at the Renvyle House Hotel. We had heard about if from friends and used the May bank holiday to try it out!. My wife sumarised it nicely "it has reopend my love for Connemara". We could not fault it. the Hotels location was tranquil, ambience very relaxing, food was excellent and room very cosy. It met all of our needs to wind down, chill and explore the beautiful countryside. (I dont normally reply to requests for feedback, but on this occasion, due to our positive experience, it is fair to do so). Thanks. Luke and Janet Carroll
Eileen O'Toole on 9-May-2011:
The location was excellent, superb infact, The hotel itself excellent not overdone very homely, it was nice to be able to relax and not feel you had to tip toe around. The food was excellent, nice choices on the menu. Not to elaberate. Rooms very comfortable. Staff mixed well with the guests. The hotels sets a great standard and a great expectation of the beautifull Connemara.