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Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Vale of Avoca, Arklow, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Arklow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
anny0 Cambridge, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've just got back to England from a trip to Wicklow to scatter my Mother's ashes. We stayed at The Woodenbridge and thank goodness we did. The trip was organised at quite short notice, but the hotel bent over backwards to accommodate our ever-changing requests. Sandwiches for our late arrival, a picnic for the climb up Croghan and a party... More

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Wicklow
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our wedding reception here. It is an old hotel with buckets of charm. It is cosy and inviting from the time you step inside the door. From start to finish everyone is brilliant. Everything we wanted was catered for no problems at all. All staff were very friendly and had time for the children. We had eaten here... More

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wbhotel, Receptionist at Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Melissa & Derek, It is always such a pleasure to receive such a positive and complimentary review, and I am delighted that you enjoyed your special day, we ensure it will be your most memorable! I am happy that you enjoyed the atmosphere and character of the hotel, and shall pass all your wonderful comments to our staff. I... More

Kildare, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is a very "dont judge a book by its cover" type of hotel. It seems old fashioned from the outside and inside too, but that is actually something that is embraced by the management and after staying there and experiencing old fashioned customer service I really did appreciate it. My sister had her wedding there and had her... More

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wbhotel, Receptionist at Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your thoughtful and kind review, we always look forward to hearing feedback from guests, and we are thrilled you took the time to write us such an honest one. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here for your sister’s wedding and experienced the warmth of the Woodenbridge Welcome. We do our best to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed a few times. Never more than 2 nights, and I am NOT a Golfer. We would take wonderful quiet walks late into the evening, enjoy the Irish music and hospitality at the pub and the rooms, the lobby, and the grounds are spectacular. We have reccomemded Woodenbridge to may folks and they have enjoyed it as well. Not a... More

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wbhotel, Receptionist at Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind comments, your positive feedback is greatly appreciated. I am pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your many visits with us and am glad to hear you would recommend us to friends. We are delighted to hear that you have explored the surrounding area, and the lovely walks that accompany the... More

Waterford
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I visited County Wicklow yesterday looking for future possible holiday destinations, and we called in at the Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge for lunch. It was awful. We both had turkey and ham which consisted of one thin slice of ham and some watery insipid turkey with some really dire stuffing in the middle. This was covered in... More

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wbhotel, Receptionist at Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for giving us a detailed and honest review; I would like to apologize to yourself and your wife that you did not find the food served here up to the high standard we set ourselves. I am particularly disappointed about this, as we have built up an excellent reputation in the area... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Got married here on the 5th June had a great day. The hotel was great they done a great job on wedding room it looked fantastic, the staff were so friendly they couldn't of done more for us. The food was amazing every was talking about a special thanks to Julie - Ann and Lorcan who who helped organise it... More

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wbhotel, Receptionist at Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely comments, and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your special day, we do our best to make it one of your most memoriable. I'm glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and character of the hotel, and I will pass on your comments to all the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed for 1 night in the lodge. Friendly reception staff and great room facing the river with a small balcony. It was lovely and quiet that is until a coach load of young American golfers arrived! It then became very rowdy with shouting and banging doors... Alot! Now I'm not a party pooper and we "ignored" it for as... More

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wbhotel, Receptionist at Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It’s always such a pleasure to receive such a positive and complimentary review. Firstly, I would like to take the opportunity to apologize for the inconvenience caused by the lack of quietness in the lodge during your stay, some guests enjoying themselves tend to forget that there are other guests staying too however, I am happy to hear... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Although we stayed for one night, we found the hotel, facilities, staff and the location excellent. Another bonus for me was the Woodenbridge golf course just across the road too... 👍 All the usual coffee and tea making in the room with excellent free WiFi too. A good choice of bar meals and breakfast was cooked to order, nice touch.... More

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wbhotel, Receptionist at Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind comments, it is great to receive such positive feedback from our guests. The satisfaction of our guests is of highest priority and it is important to us that our guests feel welcome and comfortable, and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and our offered facitlities. It is great to hear... More

Wicklow, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This is a lovely relaxing spot with fabulous views. It is full of character, bar food is good and the staff are lovely. Lovely walks near by and fantastic scenery. Good golf course close by also. Avoca village is close by, nice peacfull area.

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wbhotel, Receptionist at Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive comments, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I would have to agree with you, the area is very relaxing and has a welcoming idyllic ambiance (including breath-taking views!) There is a great atmosphere and character to the hotel, we are quite conscious of the area’s Irish history... More

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158 reviews 158 reviews
47 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We had an early meeting/golf at the Woodenbridge Golf Club (adjacent) so we decided to stay there. Where else can you stay in a hotel that is over 400 years old? We had booked into the Lodge for a cheaper rate but were delighted to get moved to the hotel (main building) on a complimentary basis. Note - no lift... More

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wbhotel, Receptionist at Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time for writing us such a thoughtful review, it is great to hear such positive comments from our guests. As you mentioned, Woodenbridge Hotel is the oldest in Ireland, dating all the way back to 1608. We are quite conscious of the immense history of the area and the framed photographs and documents... More

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Address: Vale of Avoca, Arklow, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Arklow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge 3*
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Woodenbridge Hotel And Lodge
Woodenbridge Hotel Arklow
Best Western Woodenbridge Hotel
Best Western Arklow
Arklow Best Western

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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Situated in the vale of Avoca, one of Ireland’s most beautiful locations, and established in 1608, Woodenbridge hotel is the oldest hotel in Ireland and one of the few remaining family-run hotels. The hotel itself overlooks the vale of Avoca and the amazing Woodenbridge golf club, while Woodenbridge lodge is adjacent to the main hotel and is surrounded by peaceful gardens on the banks of the Aughrim River. All of the rooms are en-suite and with complimentary wireless access. ... more   less 
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