Monday, May 20, 2013

10 Top Tips for Packing your Suitcase!

The Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny has seen some super-duper packers and some seriously poor packers, we have seen men draped in suitcases and still having to make two or three trips to the car! The worst of it is, it probably wasn’t his doing it was probably the female companion!!!! So, we thought we would give you a little help!! 1. PLAN! Gather everything you think you will need and then put half of them back! 2. Get Rolling! You can roll knits, wools, cottons & jeans and they won’t wrinkle, always put rolled items on the bottom layer 3. Put the stiffer / folded items on the next layer 4. On top of the folded layer, put a dry plastic back, this will allow the folded items a little movement, just enough to avoid them being stuck in the one place to long and getting wrinkly! 5. Shoes, I know this is a bone of contention with the ladies however, how often have we taken ten pairs and only worn 2! You need a casual/comfy pair for daytime, trainers if you plan a bit of running and a dressy pair, that’s it, YES that’s it!!! You can do it! Step away from the shoe rack ;-) 6. Stuff shoes with your phone charger, sunglasses or small beauty products to maximise space 7. Get 8 clear containers and fill them only ¾’s with your products… the baggage part of the plane is highly pressurised… no one wants their bottle of Pepto-Bismal to explode on your perfectly packed clothes! 8. Put socks over your prickly brushes or rollers…. Snags are not hot! 9. Breakables, wrap them in sturdy clothing and put them in the middle of your suitcase 10. Don’t forget your toothbrush :-D, We hope this helps you… I wrote this, I know this and I still have a hubby with a sore back ;-) For details on great family offers this summer in Donegal, visit www.mounterrigal.com/special-offers

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Can we really trust online review sites?

Many of us now use famous review sites when making our decision to book or not to book a hotel. Review sites are now a huge part of the online spectrum, however - take some of what you read with a 'pinch' of salt! We agree, it is great to get constructive feedback in order to make things better for our guests, otherwise we would have no way of knowing how we can improve or where we could be going wrong! We encourage guests to speak to us before departure so that we can deal with the issues immediately. With most review sites, the poster is anonymous, which results in the hotel not being able to pin point the date, time or if it actually happened or not. Unfortunately for hoteliers and other businesses affected by review sites, some people are using these sites to 'blackmail' in order to gain financially. What they possibly don't realise is that this is a criminal offence and all review sites will take this type of fraud very seriously. It is great that the review sites have now acknowledged that people would attempt this type of fraud and have successfully put measures in place that allows hoteliers to report this and avoid any defamatory comments being made about their property because they did not agree to the financial request of the guest. It is very encouraging when a previous guest takes time out of their busy day to write a genuine review on their stay. As with all hotel's and products, everyone has different opinions and tastes so it is almost impossible to exceed everyone’s expectations on every level but we do try! Now, can I ask, how many reviews have you wrote yourself? I know that I always intend on writing a positive review after I've had a lovely stay, however, I am guilty of always intending but never actually sitting down and doing it! What we have found from experience is that the majority of the time, it is usually disgruntled customers who make the effort more than the customers who enjoyed their experience! Personally, our tip to you, is read the reviews and read a selection, from the selection you will get a fair picture.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

WARNING! School holiday's are coming!

We all know how hectic it is to keep the little one's occupied.... and we know that in Ireland, we can't depend on the weather! Easter Bunny Family Hotel Package! Make the kids go 'hippity hop' this spring with our Easter Bunny Family Package at the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny. Execellent value family hotel package in Letterkenny, County Donegal. 1, 2 & 3 night stays available: •Bed & Breakfast •Dinner Each Night (Starter, Main Course Carvery, Ice Cream & Jug of Juice For The Kids) •Easter Bunny Surprise In Room For All The Kids •Late Check Out (subject to availability) •Free WiFi •Free Use of Leisure Centre Comprising 22m Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi & Gym •Discount Card for Wayne's World ( Local Kids Adventure Playground) •Discount Card for Bowling @ Arena 7 •Free Cinema Room For Kids (Subject to availability & Schedule) Price based on 2 adults & 2 kids under 12 1 Night €129 2 Nights €229 3 Nights €329 Extra Kids up to 12 years €15 per night dinner B&B. For more information call us on 00353 (0) 749122700 Book Online Book Now www.mounterrigal.com

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Things to do in Letterkenny This St Patricks Weekend, Donegal

The best spot is Letterkenny, County Donegal to celebrate St Patricks weekend! We have everything you need to celebrate the beauty of the North West of Ireland along with the excitement of a busy, fun & creative parade! Coming with kids? A leisurely walk around Glenveagh, a visit to Tropical world or a quick stop at Lurgy Brack Fun Farm all come highly recommended! If the weather does it's usual on us, full use of the Mount Errigal's brand new Kid's Pool is free to use for residents! The Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade that brings 1000s of locals and visitors to the streets of Letterkenny. In 2013 the parade takes place on Sunday 17th March starting at 3pm. The parade starts at Station Roundabout and winds its way up Port Road, through the long Letterkenny Main Street to finish at Old Town. Over the 90 minutes it takes to pass there will be bands, floats and lots of individuals, young and old. Every entry works hard to deliver an imaginative and fun parade and give Letterkenny a carnival feel helping us all to celebratie all things Irish. For accommodation, a bite to eat or a gourmet meal, look no further than the Mount Errigal Hotel, www.mounterrigal.com we have irish traditional sessions throughout the evening and there is no better place to get the perfect PINT OF GUINNESS! call 00353 (0)719122700 for more details :-)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Easter Bunny Family Package, Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny

Easter Bunny Family Hotel Package! Make the kids go 'hippity hop' this spring with our Easter Bunny Family Package at the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny. Execellent value family hotel package in Letterkenny, County Donegal. 1, 2 & 3 night stays available: •Bed & Breakfast •Dinner Each Night (Starter, Main Course Carvery, Ice Cream & Jug of Juice For The Kids) •Easter Bunny Surprise In Room For All The Kids •Late Check Out (subject to availability) •Free WiFi •Free Use of Leisure Centre Comprising 22m Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi & Gym •Discount Card for Wayne's World ( Local Kids Adventure Playground) •Discount Card for Bowling @ Arena 7 •Free Cinema Room For Kids (Subject to availability & Schedule) Price based on 2 adults & 2 kids under 12 1 Night €129 2 Nights €229 3 Nights €329 Extra Kids up to 12 years €15 per night dinner B&B. For more information call us on 00353 (0) 749122700 Book Online Book Now

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nathan Carter Weekend 14th September at the Mount Errigal Hotel


NATHAN CARTER`S COUNTRY WEEKEND AT THE MOUN T ERRIGAL HOTEL LETTERKENNY
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It`s going to be a weekend to remember in the Mount Errigal Hotel from Friday 14th – Sunday 16th September, when the NATHAN CARTER &FRIENDS weekend comes to town…..and here`s why………
Twenty one year old NATHAN CARTER is the hottest property on the Irish Country Music scene,and now Nathan is a household name throughout Ireland and the UK, playing to excellent crowds everywhere,and he is accompanied by the fantastic DEREK RYAN on Friday night,and the beautiful and talented LISA MCHUGH, on Saturday, and the ever popular HUGO DUNCAN is Nathans special guest at the Sunday afternoon dance!!
Nathan`s new summer single `IF I GET AN ENCORE`, is currently the most requested single on Irish radio and it’s a song co written by Nathan and John Farry, Nathan`s manager, and no doubt Nathan will receive an encore or two over the weekend!!

Nathan and the band are currently touring five nights a week, and in between this hectic schedule, Nathan has also found the time to produce his second album-entitled `TIME OF MY LIFE` an excellent 12 track album featuring recent hit singles `ONE FOR THE ROAD`, RAINBOW IN GLENFARNE`, `TAKE ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE OF MY HEART`,and `LONG TIME GONE`, and a brand new DVD.
Nathan`s first DVD` NATHAN CARTER`- `THE LIVE SHOW` is in all good record stores, and is distributed nationally by Sharpe music, Dungannon, also available from the website www.nathancartemusic.co.uk
Nathan Carter has really taken the Irish Country scene by storm, as this young man with film star looks and a velvet voice is a huge hit with an ever growing legion of female followers, and where the girls go, the guys are sure to follow!!
SO all roads lead to the NATHAN CARTER &FRIENDS COUNTRY WEEKEND –Price for the weekend is just 189.0 Euro pps[ includes B&B and all shows] or night tickets @20.00 Euros for Friday /Saturday double shows[dancing from 10pm -2am] are available from Hotel reception tel 00353 (0) 749122700
……dont miss it……………

Bjorn again in Concert at The Mount Errigal Hotel, Sunday 20th May 2012


Bjorn Again take special care in their recreations of the Abba phenomenon, both visually and in their accurate reflection of the Abba sound which dominated most of the World when the Swedish quartet were active.

They look like Abba, dress like Abba, and sound like Abba, but unlike the various tribute bands plying their wares, Bjorn Again have been given the seal of approval by none other than Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Anderson of Abba. “ Fans had better make the most out of Bjorn Again because that’s the closest they are going to get to seeing Abba live. Abba will never reforn” says Benny.

But Bjorn Again are not just an Abba Tribute band, they’re a superstar act in their own right. Time Out magazine in New York has described the band as “the most entertaining live show in the World today”

Bjorn Again originated in Melbourne, Australia in 1988 and since then they have appeared in over 50 countries and performed over 8000 shows. Today they are more popular than ever and are in great demand all over the World.

They have got rave reviews everywhere they appear.

"BJORN AGAIN are maybe the most entertaining live show in the world today",
According to the prestigious magazine, TIME OUT New York.

Q magazine UK said, "If Abba ever re-formed they wouldn't be as much fun as Bjorn Again."

"Fabulously Flawless," said the Rolling Stone USA.

"Fans had better make the most out of Bjorn Again because that's the closest they are going to get to seeing ABBA, Abba will never reform!!"-Benny Anderson of ABBA.

"Best of luck. Anyone who looks like me ought to have a successful career" - Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA.

Ticket B&B only €65pps, call hotel now to book on 00353 (0) 749122700 or email info@mounterrigal.com