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Darnley Lodge Hotel

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Main Street, Athboy, Ireland
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Darnley Lodge Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Athboy B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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An Cóbh, Cork, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I and extended family have just stayed at the Darnley Lodge where we all agreed that the staff were just absolutely amazing and couldn't have done more for us - completely faultless. They went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed but more importantly, did things that we hadn't asked or expected such... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

I recently had my hen party in Athboy. We stayed at the Darnley Lodge and went to Causey farm for our activity. The whole experience was amazing and I had the best weekend ever. The staff at the Darnley lodge contributed hugely to this, they were fantastic. The food was also top notch. Highly recommend this hotel.

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Portlaoise, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I organised my sisters Hen Party here having heard great reviews from work colleagues....it certainly did not disappont! We had an absolutely excellent weekend and everybody (all 17 of us) agreed that the staff were excellent they went over and above to make sure my sisters Hen Party was the success it was! Mary and Nicola were a pleasure to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Recently stayed here as part of a hen party and could not fault the place. The staff were extremely kind, friendly and helpful. The food was good and rooms were comfortable. A bus was organised for us to Causey farm.We were given sandwiches and other refreshments before we left and had an evening meal upon our return. Sandwiches appeared again... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed at the Darnley Lodge Hotel overnight before heading to Dublin airport the next day and found it to be the most wonderful hotel. Our room was fabulous, incredibly spacious and luxurious. We found the staff incredibly accommodating. The food was delicious too. A big thank you to Hazel and David for a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

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Athboy, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

was in the old darnley yesterday for the first time since it opened. i had turkey and ham very tender nice veg. i myself did not have desert but the people i was with did and they got hard to find a waitress and when they did she took there order. but a few minutes later another waitress came down... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I found myself in Athboy at lunch time Friday . So I popped into The Darnley for a spot of lunch. I had only entered the food area when a most pleasant man greeted me and said the chef would be along in a minute and as I waited a second person asked was I looked after. The chef carved... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Just back from a weekend at the Darnley Lodge and had to leave a review. Fifteen of us stayed here for a hen party and everyone agreed that the staff were great and that the food was beautiful. We ate in the hotel both nights, really nice menu and very reasonable. Everything was organised smoothly and efficiently and nothing was... More

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Trim, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Let me start by saying the food was fine nice and hot......it was the staff I was disappointed with they did there job...just...we did not feel welcome..there was no warmth or frienlyness... It was not vey busy...when we arrived we order a jug of water...the waitress picked up a bottle from the bar it was room temperature and I had... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Have to say it s great to see this hotel open again. Food is good , the chicken caesar is lovley. service is only ok. A lot of young staff that seem nervous . Have been back a few times since it reopened and wish them the best as athboy needs this hotel badly.

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david s, General Manager at Darnley Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

Hi HM, Thank you for your review and supporting the Darnley Lodge Hotel. Great to hear you like our food. Thank you for your comments in regards to improving our service. We have taken this under advisement and we are confident you will see an improvement on your next visit. Thanks again, David More

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Additional Information about Darnley Lodge Hotel

Address: Main Street, Athboy, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Meath > Athboy
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Athboy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Darnley Lodge Hotel was the estate office for the Darnley Family who owned the town of Athboy and surrounding land from 1770. The family had an enormous influence on the development of Athboy until the power of the landlords was finally weakened by the Wyndham Act of 1903. They eventually sold the town in 1909. The Darnley estate office, was finally closed in 1948. The Darnley Lodge Hotel is a haven of tranquillity in the Midlands. The Darnley Lodge hotel has 15 newly refurbished en-suite bedrooms. Our hotel is an ideal place for you to relax and unwind with its homely charm and welcoming feel. Co. Meath is known as the royal county and is rich in heritage, boasting2 heritage towns, Kells and Trim. You can visit such places as thehistorical Newgrange, Trim Castle which is where the Hollywood Blockbuster Braveheart was filmed, the hill of Tara and the fun packed coast to the tranquil gardens and Boyne walks. Meath offers something to satisfy all interests. ... more   less 

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