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“Lack of Hospitality lets the place down”

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Ballymascanlon House Hotel
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Dundalk
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Reviewed 27 October 2004

Just by chance we stumbled upon this lovely old hotel in superb surroundings. By no means is the accommodation cheap here but the rooms are of a good size. I have to say that the only thing that let this place down hugely was the receptionist on the desk (Manageress maybe). We found her to be very condescending and not in the least bit helpful. One thing I pride myself on is my Irish Ancestry and when myself and my girlfriend checked in with the most unhospitable woman I have ever met on the desk, I have to say that Irish hospitality is out the window...just ruined our stay immensely in this lovely quaint establishment.

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Reviewed 7 July 2004

Dundalk is not a major tourist attraction in Ireland. However, there are 2 World-Class golf courses - County Louth and Royal County Down - within 30 minutes, so this is a great place to stay for a couple of days if you plan to play those courses. At Ballymascanlon House, the price is right, the rooms are clean and spacious and the staff is very helpful and friendly. There's a decent golf course on the premises that will allow you to "warm-up" before confronting the 2 monsters. There's also a pool and gym. I recommend Ballymascanlon House highly. Also - nearby is "Fitzpatrick's", a pub that has the best pub-food I've ever had. A trip to Dundalk is worthwhile just to visit the pub. If you're "passing through" on the way to Northern Ireland, stop at Fitzpatrick's - you'll be glad you did.

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Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 May 2016
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Room Tip: Todas dan a los jardines, así que cualquiera está recomendada
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Additional Information about Ballymascanlon House Hotel

Address: Carlingford Road, Dundalk A91 PF57, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Louth > Dundalk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Dundalk
Price Range: RM 598 - RM 805 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballymascanlon House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 97
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ballymascanlon House is set on 130 acres of beautiful parkland, this impressive Victorian House forms the heart of this Hotel. It is one of the most remarkable historical estates in Ireland dating back to 833 A.D. Steeped in history, Ballymascanlon estate is located in Ireland’s North East on the Cooley Peninsula in close proximity to the Irish Sea and Mourne Mountains. Less than 1 hour from Dublin and Belfast, and 20 minutes from the medieval town of Carlingford. Owned and run with pride and dedication by the Quinn Family, we are delighted to welcome you to our beautiful luxurious venue, ideal for both Business and Leisure ... more   less 
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