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Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Vale of Avoca, Arklow, Ireland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for one night last weekend. Although the hotel is hard to find even with gps we were not disappointed when we got there! The view from our room was just breathtaking, we felt as though we could of been in a different country. The staff were friendly and food was good, I would stay in this hotel... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed in the Woodenbrige for 1 night. It is in a great location. A family run the hotel and are very friendly. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is that there is no lift, but the staff were more than happy to help. The food is lovely especially the breakfast.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback, it is greatly appreciated and I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your recent stay with us. The hotel itself is over 400 years old and unfortunately due to the nature of the building we are unable to put a lift in, because of this we always offer a helping hand... More

Dublin
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in the Lodge (annex) a five minute walk from the hotel. The hotel is quaint in a low ceiling, dark furniture kind of way. We didn't see the hotel bedrooms, which were full. The Lodge bedrooms were bright and we had a view over the river. A hearty Irish breakfast was enjoyable but don't forget to order some... More

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

Dear Guest, It is lovely to receive such kind comments, and I would like to thank you for taking the time to write us such a thoughtful review. From quest feedback we have recently updated our bar, and restaurant menus, introducing a new breakfast menu, keeping with some old favorites and introducing a variety of healthy options, to cater for... More

Bangor, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been staying at this hotel every year since 2007 and one of the things we always enjoyed was the breakfast. As in the vast majority of Hotels across Ireland, guests could help themselves to cereal, grapefruit segments, prunes, yoghurt etc, before tucking into a hearty "full Irish" cooked breakfast. But not anymore! Some brightspark, perhaps... More

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for your feedback and apologies that your stay was not completely to your satisfaction. Just on the issues you raised, firstly on the smell in the corridor, we had an elderly man in one of the other rooms attending a local summer school who accidentally left a tap running which completely flooded his room and the... More

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a very enjoyable 3 days at the hotel. It was very pleasant and comfortable, without being overwhelmingly grand. The staff were local, friendly and helpful. The place, and the people, had a local, friendly atmosphere that appealed to me.

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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. 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, and I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had Sunday lunch here recently. Food was great. Fresh and very tasty. Lovely staff and the food not to expensive....... Lovely little place for an old hotel. Warm and cosy. Although it was very busy , our order was taken shortly after we sat down and we were served our food within 15 mins. Will definitely be back

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback, I am particularly pleased you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us; it is nice to get a little treat, so let us do the cooking for you! As a family run hotel, all our staff have been with us a number of years and we are delighted to hear you found the service... More

Dublin, Ireland
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9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Woodenbridge Hotel for 2 or 3 nights bed and breakfast and one evening meal ; included in the promotion. We had a lovely meal in the bar when we were not using the restaurant. We stayed in the Lodge part of the hotel, our 2 nd visit. We would have liked to stay... More

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

Dear Guest, It is lovely to receive such wonderful feedback. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay; I have to agree with you, the lodge is very relaxing and tranquil, especially with the river flowing behind it. When you are booking next time, if you ask for the hotel we will give you a nice room, and will... More

Warrnambool, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hotel, however the service we received from the main reception desk was often rather abrupt. The service from the staff at the reception in the Lodge was faultless. The hotel is beautiful, however the lodge is across the road, and much different. Still, cannot fault it, the room has a bath as well as a shower, which is amazingly... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for writing us such an honest review. While I am glad you enjoyed your stay, I am disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy some aspects of it. We always offer a warm welcome with excellent hospitality, however the hotel in comparison to the lodge can be much livelier, and unfortunately we do... More

Dublin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely hotel. The decor is dated but unusually, this adds to its character.Its wonderful to look at all the pictures hanging around the place of past generations standing outside the hotel, from horse drawn carriages to old motors. The bar food is more than sufficient to suit most pallets.Oh, the Guinness here is perfect.I would definitely recommend... More

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

Dear guest, It is lovely to read such a complimentary review, and I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to write us one, as we honestly love to hear feedback from our guests. I have to agree with you, the lounge itself is immersed with history, hopefully you got a chance to read our historical... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked into Woodenbridge hotel for two nights whilst attending a friends wedding reception. This is a really quaint little hotel full of character. There is lots of old photographs on the wall of many historical figures and decor is old style. There is also a lovely piano and it was nice that one of our group could play a few... 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 Arklow
Woodenbridge Hotel And Lodge
Best Western Woodenbridge Hotel
Best Western Arklow
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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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