"The frIendliest and most helpful staff ANYWHERE!"
What to say about Lough Erne Hotel that hasn't already been said by many others? The location? Beautiful. And visible from pretty much every room, I think. The tranquillity? Oh yes - quiet, calm and the perfect place to chill and relax. The Thai Spa? This is world-class. I'm still feeling the effects of the Hot Stone Massage. After it, I felt a bit like Doctor Who - totally regenerated. With apologies for not recalling his name, but my massage was delivered by a male Thai therapist. I tried to lure him home with me, but sadly, he said no. But seriously, if you get the opportunity - this guy has magic hands. The food was delicious and highly original without being pretentious. The room (we stayed in 223, but I'm sure the same could be said for any other room) was spotless and very comfortable. I particularly appreciated the bed, which has one of those special mattresses which doesn't sag in the middle - there's a bit of a weight differential between me and my other half, and it was great not to fall into the pit in the middle every time he rolled over. Oh, and it's very comfortable. The room was a tiny touch on the warm side, but you can't please everyone all of the time.
The breakfast comprised just about everything a reasonable person could wish for - cereals, cold meats, fresh fruit, the usual bacon/sausage/eggs, etc. and lots more.
But the jewel in the Lough Erne crown has to be its staff. From our initial enquiry via phone call, to check-out (a generous 12:00, by the way), every one genuinely seemed happy to be there, happy to see us and just happy. And helpful. And so very good at their jobs. Service with a smile and genuine warmth.
A truly lovely stay.