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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 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing day/night at the woodenbridge it is a beautiful hotel the staff are brilliant extremely helpful and very professional. We got married in the lodge and it was beautiful so relaxed we would recommend this hotel for a wedding very well equipped for all needs. So if your planning a wedding woodenbridge is the place for it.... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely comments regarding your recent stay with us, and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your special day. I'm glad you enjoyed the atmosphere in the lodge, and I will pass on your comments to all the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back for your future anniversaries. Le meas, Ciara More

WEST MIDS
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charming, cosy, warm, friendly hotel in a fantastic setting by the river. Whether it be a short break or longer. Bedrooms are well equipped and the staff very friendly.So convenient for exploring the local surroundings which are fantastic.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Ireland is full of beautiful locations, but we believe Woodenbridge and the Vale of Avoca are up there with the best of them, and I'm glad you agree. We hope to see you again in the near future. Le meas, Ciara More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My husband and I have just spent a most enjoyable weekend at the Woodenbridge Hotel. We were accommodated in the Lodge which was very comfortable (and quiet). The meals we had in the bar were excellent and staff were very attentive. Can recommend this hotel completely. It is very convenient to explore the surrounding area from Avoca.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a thoughtful review, all feedback from our guests is very important to us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we have to agree with you, the lodge is very peaceful and tranquil, especially the harmony of the river flowing alongside, it takes you... More

Laois Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed in this hotel on 14/02/2014 to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It is a charming old hotel tastefully decorated in period style with all modern facilities. The bedroom and bathroom were warm cosy and well equipped with tea/coffee making facilities included. The bar was friendly and the atmosphere relaxed catering for the locals and residents. The staff were friendly... More

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Sinéad O, Receptionist at Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for the wonderful comments. As a family run hotel, all of the staff have been with us for a number of years, and it really is a great lift to everybody when we receive such positive feedback. Theresa was delighted to receive such a thoughtful mention. I'm glad we could do our bit to... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

The Fantastics: Staff, service, rooms, history, comfort. The nostalgia of this place is second to none. I got a good feeling about this hotel from a few photos and when we arrived the feeling was fantastic.Its a 3 star should be more. I'd like to thank Sinead for her warm welcome and hope to talk to her again very soon... More

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Sinéad O, Receptionist at Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It's great to hear such positive comments from our guests. Thank you for taking the time to write such lovely comments regarding your recent stay with us, and I’m glad it was an enjoyable one. We place a huge emphasis on customer service here in the hotel, all of the staff here have been with us for a... More

Dunboyne, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Just spent two nights here. Fantastic place. Great food.great atmosphere and friendly staff. Stayed in the lodge across the road. Typical irish weather but didnt dampen our enjoyment. Would definately stay here again.

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Sinéad O, Receptionist at Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write us such thoughtful comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, and in particular the character of the hotel, as we believe this to be one of our strongest points. Hopefully the next time you stay with us the sun will be shining. Le meas, Reception More

Limerick, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We went to Woodenbridge on a golf trip over 3 nights and stayed two nights in the Woedenbridge Hotel & Lodge. We stayed in the lodge which is across the road from the hotel. It is a new building and was very clean and comfortable. Good power shower in the en-suite. The food in the hotel was lovely and the... More

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Sinéad O, Receptionist at Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is wonderful to hear such nice comments from our guests, and I’m glad it was an enjoyable stay. I'm glad you enjoyed the atmosphere in the hotel and the golf. Look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Is mise le meas, Reservations More

Vilseck, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We really didn't know what to expect on our first night in Ireland, as we intended to get out of Dublin first thing to see some of the rest of the country before returning to the big city. We were situated in the Lodge, and given adjoining rooms, as requested, as we were traveling as a family - parents with... More

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Sinéad O, Receptionist at Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review, we were delighted to hear such nice comments from a guest. As a family run hotel, all of the staff have been with us for a number of years, and it really is a great lift to everybody when we receive such positive feedback. We apologise about the Wifi signal, this is... More

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Stayed 2 nights just before Christmas for a family wedding. Initially the vintage of the hotel being around for so many centuries is off putting. The bedroom was cold, but all that was rectified and impressions improved as time went on. Service was friendly and the wedding banquet was very good. Especially impressive was that next morning breakfast was served... More

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Sinéad O, Receptionist at Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write us such an honest and kind review. As the oldest hotel in Ireland we strive to keep the old world charm of the hotel, we are delighted that you enjoyed the wedding, the newly married couple will be delighted to hear that too! We always place a huge emphasis on... More

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

First of all when booking the accommodation you won't get advised that you will probably be booked into the lodge, thinking you are getting a room in the old building of the original hotel. The lodge is at least 150m distant from the hotel. While staying the staff seem to be stressed in case anything goes wrong.... will the manager... More

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gerobrien, General Manager at Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and while I’m glad you found the rooms to be clean and your friends enjoyed the Guinness, I’m disappointed that there were elements of your stay you weren't happy with, and I hope to address some of them here. We have a policy here to make it very clear to all our guests,... More

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Additional Information about Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge

Also Known As:
Woodenbridge Hotel Arklow
Woodenbridge Hotel And Lodge
Best Western Woodenbridge Hotel
Woodenbridge Hotel
Best Western Arklow
Arklow Best Western
Address: Vale of Avoca, Arklow, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Arklow
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Arklow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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