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Lurgan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

My fiancé booked flights from Newcastle to come over for this 2 night stay that I had booked and given to him as a Christmas present. Having picked him up from the airport and driven to the Lough Erne Hotel it was clear that upon simply driving into the car park that this hotel was not going to meet the...

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13Thank Dolly0300
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2014

At £65 a night through laterooms.com, we weren't expecting much from our short visit other than a comfortable bed for the night. However, what you do expect is that in February, with temperatures outside around 3 Celsius, that the heating would be turned on. Coming back from a wedding at 9pm, with cold radiators and barely lukewarm water coming out...

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16Thank Sam T
Ballymena, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2014

I have never written a bad review before but this hotel is considerably the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. Groupon deal did not seem much like a deal to meal when I arrived! Chocolates on arrive....5 Quality Street in a tied bag! Rooms damp and smelly. Bed clothes ripped. Powerless shower. Cold and very basic! Breakfast was awful,...

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12Thank teacherjohn2014
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2014

My husband bought this deal on Groupon. Due to various family circumstances our daughter was over from England and was staying with us. After contacting the hotel to ask if we could add another person to the booking we arranged an alternative date which was Friday 24 and Saturday 25 January 2014. The member of staff was very helpful on...

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1Thank Roslyn M
Castle1972, Manager at The Lough Erne Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Roslyn, Thank you so much for your lovely review. Yourself and your family were a pleasure to have stay with us. We're very happy that we made your weekend as enjoyable as possible. We look forward to seeing you again and this time we really hope you get to see more of the lovely Fermanagh scenery.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Just back from another great weekend at the Lough Erne Hotel. Myself and my partner had decided to go on a spontaneous weekend and thought where better than the Lough Erne. Food was delicious as always, (try the steaks! they are fab!) the place was clean, tidy and warm, and staff were extremely welcoming. They make us feel like part...

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1Thank Chuinnmhuire
Castle1972, Manager at The Lough Erne Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Chuinnmhuire, Thank you for another lovel;y review. We're glad we made your spontanous weekend away such a good one. We really enjoyed having you stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again in May.

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2014

First of all we bought this 2 night deal on groupon thinking it was the Lough Erne resort! (How wrong we're we) extremely foolish of us not to check this out but thought we would give it a go anyway. Arrived Friday early January, room was quite small but was grand for all we wanted it for. Bathroom was freezing...

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6Thank Jenny M
Castle1972, Manager at The Lough Erne Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jenny, Thank you for your review, however there is a couple of issues that you have mentioned that we disagree with. You have made a couple of comments about the food that you received on your first night. You claim the "fish turned to a watery paste" and that you're partner's dish came with a "skin" on the sauce....

Ireland, Indiana
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Having bought a groupon deal last summer and reading reviews that seemed to class the Hotel good quality for the money I booked a 3night deal for Dec and it was the hotel which caused my blues, we arrived just after lunch and checked in. The room we were given no6 was at the side and was clean and nicely...

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2Thank pisces731959
Castle1972, Manager at The Lough Erne Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Pisces731959, Thank you for your comment, however there is a couple of comments mentioned that we disagree with. You commented on the breakfast lacking fruit, yogurt or soda. We do not do continental breakfasts, nor do we advertise that we do so for you to expect a continental breakfast is a little bit unfair. As for your comments about...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Called into the lough erne on the way home from donegal after a day of shopping we fancied a few drinks and a bite of food. On entering the hotel there was no one at reception to greet us or no one around atal for that matter. We waited for approx 10 minutes after taking a seat in the foyer...

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3Thank Leslieb750
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2013

Arrived Friday night at the end of November, NO HEATING in the hotel. It was absolutely freezing, was told by the receptionist that the heating was on a timer. We discovered the next morning that there was something wrong with the boiler, the upshot of this was, that there was NO hot water basic essentials required in winter, (hot water...

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4Thank HOPE_CAT777
Castle1972, Manager at The Lough Erne Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We understand how frustrating it must have been when you arrived and the hotel was cold. However, it was explained to you that the boiler (despite being serviced on a regular basis) was out of sorts. Being an industrial sized boiler, we cannot simply just get any plumber out to look at it. We had...

Ballymena, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2013

Groupon deal and not good at all. Hotel and rooms are very basic and run down! Bed clothes ripped! Strong musty damp smell in the hotel, needs a good make over!. The shower in the room was just a trickle and my partner could not get the shampoo out of her hair without standing below the shower for ages! I...

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7Thank Lazyitis2013
Castle1972, Manager at The Lough Erne Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Lazyitis2013, We are sorry that your experience was not up to your standard but there are a couple of things we would like to bring to your attention. First of all, are you sure your bed clothes were ripped as all duvet covers have two holes at the top of them to make it easier for all housekeepers to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lough Erne townhouse hotel is a little locally run 16 bedroom building with a small but key staff who deal with our guests on a daily level, providing a more personal service that certain guests love time and time again. The Hotel is situated in the heart of Fermanagh's lakeland on the banks of the Glendurragh River 1 mile from Lough Erne itself, a warm and friendly welcome awaits you on your arrival at the Lough Erne Hotel. Our Riverside lounge and Bridgewater restaurant offers an excellent choice of menu. Regular entertainment, weekend and midweek breaks throughout the year. The Lough Erne Hotel began life as a Royal Irish Constabulary barrack in 1862. It was built by the governors of the Vaughan Charity who then owned the village of Kesh. The building cost £650 and the police paid £30 per year for rent. A year after the barrack was built it was burnt down in an accidental fire. Some repairs were done immediately but further work was carried out in 1921. For example stabling for horses that was provided behind the hotel in what is now the Glendurragh Suite. One of the RIC officers stationed in Kesh, Constable McCormick, was a very famous boxer. In fact he once fought the British Heavyweight Champion, Billy Wells. Another local man, Bob Irwin, was also a famous boxer in those days, once beating the Welterweight champion of the Rhine Army. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lough Erne Hotel

Address: 2 Main Street, Kesh BT93 1TF, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Fermanagh > Boa Island > Kesh
Price Range: $79 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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