I hasten to state that the title for this review is of my own creation though if the Great Northern is not called this locally, it should be.
While I have never stayed in the Great Northern Hotel I have eaten here and drank here many times but, until my most recent visit, this was some 30 years ago. On my most recent mid-afternoon visit I had a coffee and biscuits, one drink and partook of the hotel’s free internet service. This clearly does not constitute sufficient for a detailed review so the primary purpose of this review is to share a few photos of the hotel.
That said, based on past experiences here (and everyone knows things in Ireland change slowly) and my most recent one I have always found the staff to be friendly, efficient and very welcoming and my recollection of the food offering on earlier visits is that while it was fairly traditional fare (no micro herbs or foam on the plate at the Great Northern – to be fair, neither existed when I last had lunch or dinner here) it was of high quality at a reasonable price. On my next visit to Ireland I intend to, at the very least, have lunch here.
The Great Northern is a four star hotel and I feel this is reflected in the quality of its food, facilities offered and the decor. If the décor, as depicted in my photos attached, is of a style to your liking then I am sure you will not be disappointed with a visit to the Great Northern in this, and I trust, other regards.
Address: Sea Road, Bundoran
Phone: +353 71 984 1204
This blog entry is one of a group (loop) of entries on Bundoran, Ireland. I suggest you continue with my next entry – Old Kinlough Church and Cemetery and the Civil War – or to start the loop at the beginning go to my introductory entry – On The Wild Atlantic Way.