Castle Leslie Estate - Ireland

Riding Programme

4 star rating   1 July 2019

CJ who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Good or Very Good


The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
4 star rating
How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
5 star rating
How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
5 star rating

The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
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How would you rate the standard of the food?
5 star rating

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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Do you have any other feedback for us?

The standard of service at Castle Leslie when we arrived on the Friday was very impressive, however, as the hotel became busier over the weekend it deteriorated significantly eg coming to the bar to pay for our food and being completely ignored by the three staff there, and their manager who arrived and left without acknowledging us; being clearly unhappy that we did not want to squeeze our party of three onto a table for two for breakfast in practically empty restaurant.
The standard picked up again on the Monday, however, there were supply shortages - chef hasn't had a chance to make any soda bread/biscuits as we have been too busy.

Similarly the standard of service at the yard was generally very high, but one member of staff failed to hide their level of disengagement, even during lessons.

We had a great break, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves; if the standard of staff/service had been a bit more consistent it would have been truly outstanding.