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4.7 / 5Outstanding

Score breakdown (from 38 reviews)

  • Location
    Great location
  • Cleanliness
    Clean
  • Vibe
    Awesome vibe
  • Room
    Great room
  • Food
    Delicious food
  • Value for money
    Poor value for money
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A Connomara gem"
lovely country hotel, gorgeous, rugged, unspoiled countryside, gracious and attentive staff (owners)ready with suggestions for hikes, etc. Off-season was a wonderful time to visit.
Genuine Venere guest review
1 night family trip Nov 25, 2015
Paul
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"baby donkey"
The most beautiful setting of any hotel I've ever seen! We had the best time, of our five days in Ireland this was the best Walking through the most gorgeous landscape we met a baby donkey who loved us Everyone at the lodge was over the top nice and friendly and cool The best!!!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jun 22, 2015
KathErnie
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Peaceful stay"
Pleasant and peaceful stay.Quite isolated. Dinner was quite expensive ...€49. Per person With few other restaurant options any where around. Very quaint area... there were errant sheep wandering in the lawn from a nearby farm. Beautiful view of lake.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip May 26, 2015
Pamela
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A Secluded Beauty"
This is a very nice, quiet, and secluded fishing lodge that overlooks the lake. We didn't fish this time, but we thought about it. The lodge has many fly rods and nets available for fishermen & women. The view of the lake was beautiful and the meals were elegant and delicious! We even saw three sheep right outside the dining room windows. We would like to return some day!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip May 13, 2015
Nancy
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Amazing"
We had such a good time here, the location is excellent, there is a lake a walk of 3min in front of the hotel. It has fireplaces in the front room with board games and original furniture, enjoyed every minute of our stay, the food is so good it worth coming for it on its own. If you are looking for a place on this part of Ireland look no more. Its amazing!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 11, 2015
Alex
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Old fashioned hotel on lake."
older hotel that was too expensive for the overall experience. on site restaurant breakfast was included in rate, and had plenty of selection and quality of food. at checkout they wanted to charge $25 more that I had reserved my room for. the evening dinner was only 1 choice and it was $46 per person, we thought that was too much and went elsewhere.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 24, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Serenity"
What a beautiful and serene place to stay. The hospitality was outstanding, and the food was delicious. The rooms were very quiet and everything was impeccably clean. If you want a peaceful place to get away from it all, this is it.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jun 10, 2014
Marielena
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Relaxing old world lodge"
This old period hunting lodge was one of the highlights of our visit to Ireland. Our room was like a luxury suite which was located on the first floor overlooking a lovely garden and the lake We ate at the restaurant nightly and really enjoyed what the chef had on offer each evening which proved to be wonderful each time . We had our desert and coffee by the turf fire in the drawing room where we had great conversations with other guests ,and they seemed to enjoy the fabulous atmosphere as much as we did. The service was excellent throughout the lodge and the owners were especially helpful and were happy to have a lovely conversation with all their guests. We highly recommend this lovely lodge in the heart of Connemara and their great hospitality.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Aug 4, 2013
J& A Wise
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotel guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
Superb hotel, full of character. Great, friendly and personalized service. Awake to superb view of lake and mountains.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Nov 1, 2015
Conor
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lough Inagh perfect place for a romantic stay"
We had a fabulous relaxing time, really enjoyed afternoon tea & scones on arrival. Staff were very friendly & efficient. Dinner & drinks afterwards in bar was part of the experience of staying in Lough Inagh. Our room was very spacious & clean.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Oct 25, 2015
Michael
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Ireland's Best"
Worth every euro! This was an exquisite experience from start to finish. Everything was first class. The staff were so welcoming and made a real effort to make your stay memorable. There is a fabulous dining room and a fun pub! The lough is beautiful. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. Highly recommend!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Sep 17, 2015
Helen
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hospitality"
Ohne of the best stay in a Hotel! Great hospitality, gives you from beginn a feeling to stay in your home ...and Berry good food as well
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip May 25, 2015
Andreas
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Couple 2 day connemara drive"
Excellent all around. Staff upgraded the room to the best in the house. Epic View of the mountains and lake to wake up to. Room fit for a King. Breakfast fit for a King. Living rooms with fires available as a bar area. Like stepping back in time.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Mar 27, 2015
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel for a retreat"
The hotel is located in an amazing surrounding. We had lovely strolls in both the sunset time and in the morning. Very beautiful.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Mar 17, 2015
DAVID
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good value country hotel"
Stopped here for three nights, should have done five. Make sure you get a lake view room. To settle in nicely start your stay with tea and apple tart in the living room. Would have loved coffee making things in the room. Friendly service, although the front desk is often unattended. Generally it has the feeling of an old hunting lodge. Nice art on the walls, and a good selection of books on the neighbourhood.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Jul 3, 2014
Charl
ZA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Best weekend away"
Beautiful hotel, amazing location and the staff made it even more special will definitely be returning
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jun 27, 2014
Leonie
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
We had a wonderful stay staff and service were excellent, the food was just beautiful and the location over looking the lake with the mountains in the back ground was just breathtaking. The rooms and hotel were spotless, well worth a visit.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Jun 10, 2014
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Simple Stunning!"
I have travelled all over the world and this hotel absolutely blew my mind in terms of location, stunning views, quality, great restaurant and the best and most friendly service you will ever find.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends May 31, 2014
Martijn
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"The Heart of Connemara"
Quaint, relaxing hotel in Connemara which made all members of our party including our dog very welcome.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 17, 2014
Garry
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Second time round"
This is the second time in this hotel and am glad to say that it surpassed any expectation yet again. Arrived to the question "can we get you a cup of tea"!. The place is like being on a desert island for people that want to get away from the everyday distractions of busy life. Can't recommend it high enough and will be back again. Try the tea and scones while your there!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Apr 20, 2014
D Robertson
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
High standard and friendly efficiency. Options between dinner menus need clarifying. A most enjoyable stay...
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Mar 25, 2014
Mr & Mrs Hunter
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location"
I really enjoyed my stay, the atmosphere of the hotel and surrounding area is really relaxing. Great food as well.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Oct 4, 2013
Ingo
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"indulge your senses and completely relax"
We will always remember our 55th wedding anniversary with happy and tranquil thoughts.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 6, 2013
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Absolutely perfect!"
My husband and I stayed here for only one night on our anniversary, but wish it were eight! Everything about this hotel is great: the location, the rooms, the service, the meals.....highly recommended. We especially loved the teas by the peat fires in the afternoon. We will remember this place for a long time.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 31, 2013
sarah
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"stunning scenery"
Lough Inagh Lodge is a beautiful,quiet,relaxing place to stay.Old world charm and atmosphere and friendly helpful sevice combine to make for a peaceful away from it all experience.Food very good.Disadvantage is that there is no shop,pub,services close by.Highly reccomended.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip May 3, 2013
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel Connamara"
We were very pleased with the hotel standards. The staff were very frienly and efficient. Beds very comfortable and good spacious room. All in all a very pleasant location when you want peace and quiet which we did.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip May 14, 2013
A Traveler
GB

The following reviews were posted by hotel guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellentissime"
nous avons été accueillis par un tea time complet avec des scones faits maison que nous avons dégusté devant un bon feu de cheminée. L'hotel est idéalement situé pour profiter de toutes les possibilités qu'offre le connemara: visite, ballades de découverte de la régions, marche dans une nature magnifique, ...
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Oct 8, 2015
joelle
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Parfait"
Séjour parfait
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jun 12, 2015
A Traveler
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"exceptionnel"
un acceuil chaleureux pour un séjour magique dans un endroit de rêve...
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Apr 10, 2015
pierre
BE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Schöne Lage und familiäres Umfeld, Insgesamt sehr zu empfehlen
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 13, 2015
A Traveler
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Naturskönt"
Vilsamt. Basläger för vandringar i Connemara.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 16, 2014
A Traveler
SE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"very good but not excellent"
food and breakfast was "so so" and not very copious, that was my biggest complain and also the fact that there was no pedestrians footpaths around the hotel so you could enjoy the beautiful surroundings without having to take your car but that should not prevent you (or me) to go there again as it is still a good decent place even if indeed they're is still room for improvements
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Oct 19, 2013
Eric
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Trip with friends Apr 17, 2016
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Apr 8, 2016
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Nov 2, 2015
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Apr 23, 2015
A Traveler
CH
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Mar 14, 2015
Shengjie
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Aug 13, 2013
A Traveler
FR

TripAdvisor reviews for Lough Inagh Lodge

Overall rating:Based on 187 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"Great bolt hole in Connemara"
05/02/16 Siobhan19 London, United Kingdom
I review very few of the places I stay in but really feel I should give this lovely hotel its due, which is a five star rating. Although a little distant from the nearest village, this hotel is really a wonderful place to stay. Rooms are large (mine had a dressing room), breakfast was very good with great choice. I had bar food one night which was good and very reasonable. There is an elegant dining room with views of the lake and the mountains beyond, and a couple of drawing rooms for reading the papers or having drinks. However, special mention for all of the staff, and particularly for the proprietor who runs this place with elegance and a gift for low-key, genuine hospitality. Really excellent.
Overall Rating
"Very enjoyable Easter at Lough Inagh Hotel"
04/11/16 GMMcB Belfast, United Kingdom
Our room was very spacious, really a suite. Four-poster bed, separate dining area, dressing room, large bathroom with toiletries provided, comfortable armchairs. Large windows gave us an uninterrupted view of the lough and mountains. The most luxurious room we have ever had. Greeted at door on arrival by very pleasant member of staff who brought our luggage to our room and offered us afternoon tea in the lounge. All the staff in the dining room were exceptionally helpful. Breakfast and dinner were delicious, quickly and expertly served.
Overall Rating
"What a beautiful place to stay!"
04/09/16 BredaHon Wexford, Ireland
Beautiful hotel in a stunning part of the world. It was a pleasure to spend two nights at the peaceful Lough Inagh Lodge. We were looked after so well, friendly warm service, delicious dinner and great breakfasts. Our room was warm and cosy, bed very comfortable. Amazing views. Would love to return.
Overall Rating
"Lovely staff and excellent location"
03/29/16 Camelut86 Dublin, Ireland
We spent one night in the deluxe suite. Our room was very cool, with a spectacular view to the lake and the mountains. We enjoyed the Connemara loop walk, surrounded by the nature and the sheeps only. They are also well equipped for fishing and other outdoor activities. The dinner and breakfast were very good and pretty abundant. All the staff was extremely kind, above all the manager/owner. She was very nice to come pick up/drop us from/to the bus stop in Recess. Highly recommended!
Overall Rating
"Wonderful Escape Fabulous Food"
03/26/16 P R Limerick, Ireland
We stayed for one night. Lovely accommodation - we relaxed enjoyed the views and read in front of open fires. Just what the doctor ordered! Delicious scones too! Great night sleep in a wonderful bed and the most amazing views out the window. Great location to visit Connemara. The food - Excellent menu and amazing value great ingredients and our dishes were faultless in their execution. Mussels perfect. Oysters perfect and two amazing lobster luscious lemony butter with perfectly cooked vegetables. The dining room is very pleasant. Plan to dine here really is amazing value for terrific food Breakfast too a lovely buffet with homemade scones and jams. Great menu with lots of interesting choices including potato cakes and my ultimate breakfast - grilled plaice Wonderful escape peaceful place with amazing food and an excellent wine list
Overall Rating
"Paradise in Connemara"
03/25/16 Carla F Galway, Galway, Ireland
We stayed one night at the Lough Inagh Lodge this week and we were treated like royalty. The room was superb, with all the comforts that we needed and some more. Our room had a lovely view of the grounds, Lough Inagh and the Inagh valley. The two common sitting rooms of the hotel and the bar are beautifully decorated, cosy and comfortable, with warm fires and books galore. The staff is attentive, super friendly and knowledgeable about the hotel, its history and its surroundings. And let me tell you about the food!!! We had tea and cake, dinner and breakfast at the hotel. The cake, a chocolate torte, was scrumptious, served with ice-cream. Dinner was perfect: we had a delicious seafood chowder, a very tasty smoked salmon salad and a faultless baked lobster (no room for dessert!). Breakfast included a buffet of an assortment of cereals and fruit and à la carte menu. I had the fresh fish of the day and potato cakes and my husband had the breakfast fry. I have to say the black pudding on that fry is absolutely perfect. All in all, this is one of the best hotels we have stayed in, and I would recommend it whether you need a place to relax, for romance or to have a base to visit Connemara.
Overall Rating
"Lovely retreat, peaceful surroundings."
03/23/16 Marisa D London
We stayed 3 nights in this lovely hotel and we enjoyed every minute. The room was spacious, tastefully decorated and the view was amazing, we could see the lake and mountains from our bed. It is so relaxing, no noise at all during the night. The bed was very comfortable. The food was lovely and the staff were helpful and very polite. We would recommend this place to everybody!
Overall Rating
"Lovely & relaxing"
12/06/15 earth81_13 Galway, Ireland
Have been coming here now for a few years with friends for a nice relaxing night away. Food is always lovely, & the bar & sitting rooms make for a nice setting to chat & relax after eating. Our room was lovely & spacious, like a little apartment. Staff are always helpful, with tips of routes to take for a walk/hike.
Overall Rating
"Great retreat"
11/21/15 adelie64 Lake County, Illinois
Arrived without a reservation late in the season. Turns out we were the only folks staying that night. The staff was wonderful. We took a nice walk, enjoyed a drink in the bar, watched the storm come in over the lake, had a great dinner - the crab claws were especially yummy, and finished up the evening chatting with a couple of local guys in the bar. Definitely a highlight of our trip.
Overall Rating
"Home from Home"
11/08/15 Dusted132 Dublin, Ireland
Stayed in this beautiful hotel recently. Excellent place to tour the surrounding countryside. The Staff were friendly and helpful. Room was extremely comfortable. Food was excellent - much too good as I ate to much!!! We drove for miles each day and the scenery was breathtaking. It was like being in another world.
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