"Absolutely Spectacular. Superb"
Upon driving up to the property, you're greeted by the arched thoroughfare and beautiful scenery. The sun was setting beyond the castle as I arrived and before the counter was a poised young lady who kindly checked me in and informed me of my upgrade. I had the tower suite.
Having never been to Kilronan before, I assumed the Tower Suite would be simply a slight upgrade. What I stayed in for the night was magnificent. A BEAUTIFUL well-appointed room with LED lighting which could be controlled by a touch panel with a circular swipe of your fingers on a color wheel. The bed. Scrumptious. My sleep was blissful and the smell of the newness of the room had me feeling assure it was well kept. I was able to lay in the bay window of my room at night and take in the stars while I worked on my laptop and I woke up early to do the same.... only to catch the sunrise.
I made a special request at dinner to be seated someplace where it was private since I had to work on my laptop. They accommodated me by placing me in a separate room adjacent to the dining room. I informed them I was gluten and lactose intolerant, the chef went out of his way to ensure my belly was still filled with nothing but the finest he had to offer. My server for dinner that night, a man from South America was spectacular as a server. He followed my lead, my personality, and met me where my tone and attitude were, laid back and friendly. I really enjoyed him.
Lastly, as the managers strolled into work in the morning, breakfast staff, and everyone else.... they all smiled and said "good morning". As an American traveler, we appreciate the interactions with folks the most. Only one interaction was slightly less than par and this was the older gentleman working in the breakfast room in the morning. He spoke to me with a condescending tone that the elder Irish folk use. However, everything else aside from him was bright enough to leave no shadows on this trip.
A note: I saw a prior review mentioning that it felt like "Disneyland" and wasn't "authentic". I assure you as a world traveler having traveled more than 40 percent of the countries on the globe, the hotel was well done and is an adventure to explore. The original "castle" was a watchtower which was expanded in the 1800's as a castle. When you have the demand to stay at a property like this, you add additional rooms which is what it appears Kilronan did. However, you still get to enjoy the original structure and property. Any responsible traveler will do their research on a property prior to making a decision. I've done this research for you. It's worth the stay.
Kilronan Castle.... Job well done. You've impressed me very much and a big warm "Thank You" from Washington, D.C