We own at CCC so wondering when you went and if your bad experience was the on the one-track road to the complex or if there were other problems. We will be going in April and are looking forward to it as we have new management that is doing a fabulous job. The units have been upgraded as has the road.
I know that driving on the left can be a difficult experience for some.
If the units have been renovated then that would resolve the problem we had.
Driving on the left was not the issue. As I said we have done it and would do it again. It is just our preference to be able to enjoy the scenery and relax.
Here is my review from RCI. My visit was in 2007. It was much worse then I indicated. The bathrooms and kitchen were really gross. We slept in our clothes. We were freezing.
After we checked in we drove back into town and I was able to book a three bedroom unit for same day checkin at Old Killarney Village. We had spent the previous week at Fitzpatricks Castle. Both these resorts were great, clean and comfy. That is all we were looking for.
Date:September 23, 2007
Best things about resort
Individual Cottages and Galway area location - spacious but dated units
Best attractions or restaurants nearby
Unknown - we checked out after one night!
I was not expecting fancy but I did expect clean and in good repair - the linoleum in the kitchen and bathrooms looked as if they were original to the cottage that was built in 1980 - many cracks, tears and signs of extreme wear.
The heating system was broken - there was a leak in the fuel line - and there was no concrete time frame to getting this fixed. As we were checking in on a Saturday at 4 pm - we really weren't hopeful that the system would be repaired - there were 2 electric heaters in this 3BR 2 story cottage but only one worked. The gentleman who checked us in did provide additional comforters when we requested them and was very thourogh in explaining the workings of the cottage. He also gave us prepared sight seeing materials that would have been excellent if we had stayed.
The kitchen was very outdated and in poor condition - it would have been difficult to prepare a meal there.
We were able to start a peat fire in the living room which would have been charming if we didn't have to huddle around it for heat.
The cottages were 1 mile off the road on a dirt track and from there you are 6 miles to a small town - with restaurants/pubs, one internet connection and 2 grocery stores.
I had looked forward to this exchange for 2 years and visiting this part of Ireland but the condition of the cottage was so unsatisfactory that we left before 8 am the next morning.