Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wild Atlantic Way...the hotels.



Many thanks for the wonderful accommodation.
The service levels at all the hotels was impeccable,
and the staff friendly and prepared to go the "extra mile".
High speed Wi-Fi was the order of the day at each establishment,
and it was free and un-capped.
A MUST for a working travel Blogger/writer


From Dublin airport I was "whisked" by taxi to the Raddisson Blu.
I was lucky enough to be assigned a Business suite...and it had a view!
Something that was not present at several of the upcoming hotels


When I travel for "business"...the first thing to be unpacked is the laptop.
Everything else can wait until I make sure that I am connected to the internet.


More product than you can fit in your suitcase!


Unfortunately, I did not get to try this out.
I actually wanted tea...and found the kettle in the cupboard the following morning,
just as I was packing to leave.


The room had a comfy seating area.
I had room service for a late lunch and this was the perfect place to enjoy it


Lahinch Golf Hotel and Spa.
I spent two nights here.


For reasons unknown to me,
my room had three beds!
Note the laptop is already plugged in


A cupboard with no doors?
At least you cannot forget anything...
But I did. I left a t-shirt in the bathroom.


One of two really stunning sunsets that I enjoyed during my visit


This is how our group was welcomed at the Manor West Hotel in Tralee


A comfortable room...
But the view was over the car park


Each hotel had a different way to display their complimentary bath products


I also noticed that every room that I stayed in had a seating area.


The hotel with the BEST view of the entire trip.
The Dingle Skellig Hotel


Another comfortable room.
However, none of the hotel pillows met my exacting standards.
Luckily I had my trusty Simmonds pillow with me.


My view...or part of it.


My "travelling companion"...
Looking very elegant at the Hilton in Dublin.
Or final night of the Wild Atlantic Way trip


More products...


I only got to spend a few hours in this bed.


I spent more time working at the desk.
We had dinner at a restaurant close by and I had to be airport bound by 03h15
Suffice to say that I only got to test the bed for a short while.
But the Wi-Fi was well utilized.
Lisa at reception was the friendliest front of house staff member I have EVER met.


We were on such a tight schedule, that when a call came in to do a radio interview,
I handled it from the back seat while parked on the side of the road near Annascaul
Martina Clanty (Failte Ireland) and I did a brief interview on this station.
http://broadcast.kantarmedia.ie/proxy/MediaLibrary/MediaLibrary.mp3?clipId=45047399


This was a "take no prisoners" tour...
Not for the faint hearted, but a HECK of a lot of fun...




Photo
www.ireland.com
www.discoverireland.ie/Wild-Atlantic-Way


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