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Woodford Dolmen Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Kilkenny Road, Carlow, Ireland
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Carlow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here with friends for the St Patrick's celebrations and have to say how impressed we were with the hotel. Right from our arrival, we were made to feel very welcome and have to say that all the staff are excellent as is the food with large helpings. Nothing was too much bother for them and the receptionist was... More 

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Mabel R Glad to see you had a safe flight home & that you took the time to review your St Patrick's Day stay with us. I'm delighted to read how impressed you were with everything & that you enjoyed our Irish hospitality for our national festival. I look forward to welcoming you back to Woodford Dolmen Hotel again... More 

Carlow, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We checked in on a busy Saturday in February. We were told in advance that there are a few events that weekend so delays may occur. From the start on Saturday until check-out on Sunday it was a pleasant experience. The dinner was nice and tasty and also reasonably priced. Although it was very busy the staff stayed calm and... More 

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Bianka M Great to have you stay with us recently & I'm delighted you took the time to leave some feedback here. I'm very happy to see you enjoyed your stay & that you experienced the warm welcome of our friendly & efficient staff which we are renowed for. I hope we can look forward to welcoming you back... More 

County Meath, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

6 ladies booked into this hotel and we had a special offer of dinner b&b and it was better than great value. The waitress was a local girl and was so friendly and polite. The food was out of this world and exceptional value for what we got. The rooms were cozy, spacious and clean. We would recommend this hotel... More 

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Diane D, Thank you for your wonderful 5 star rating of your recent stay with us. Delighted yourself & all your party enjoyed your time with us. A feeling of home away from home is what we strive for so its great to read your lovely kind comments about our welcoming & friendly staff, our delicious food & our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here a last week and it was lovely. Our room was lovely. There is nothing bad I could say about our stay. We would stay here again in the future. Great spot and right beside the town. The staff are very helpful and have a lovely bar that serves food all day.

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Hi ben o Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review, delighted to read that you enjoyed everything while you were here with us & that you'll be returning. We look forward to welcoming you back to Woodford Dolmen Hotel again soon. Regards Colin Duggan - General Manager More 

Waterford, Ireland
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have used this hotel on many occasions for training courses and meetings. Everything is as planned when you arrived, room layout, equipment required and catering timings as planned. Staff are excellent I all areas of the hotel, from initial discussions to reception staff, bar staff and excellent resturant staff.

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Rothmans27 It's lovely to have our regular customers leave comments & feedback here to help future guests/customers make the choice to use us. We understand the importance of timing & properly working technology during meetings & training sessions & our conferencing team work very hard to ensure all clients meeting requests are met regardless how big or small. I... More 

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Myself and 2 friends stayed here for 1 night and we loved it. The reception is so inviting and staff are extremely friendly. The bedroom was so cosy and clean and evening noise levels were very low. A special mention to mary who was very approachable and professional and also martin who was on duty in tge residents bar and... More 

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Orla Q It's a pleasure to read your lovely feedback here, thank you so much for your review. It's lovely to read you call us a "homely gem" & read your comments on our friendly, approachable staff as we pride ourselves on our Warm welcome & home from home feeling. For a man who stays awake all throughout the... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Stayed for one night...staff were very friendly...Room was lovely and very spacious .Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again...Only fault for me was breakfast wasn't great but that is just in my opinion.

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Hi madanne1965 Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback on your recent visit with us. Delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay & our facilities. I'm sorry to see your breakfast comment as with our wide range of juices, cereal, fruit, pastries & full Irish we do try to cover all tastes. Maybe next time... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Travelled over from Wales Friday, for a funeral on Saturday. Waited over an hour for a meal and then it was wrong. The most anoying thing was the amount of noise in the corridor Saturday evening. People talking/shouting all night long. Not the best nights sleep I've ever had. The staff are very friendly but overall not a great experience.... More 

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Stevefbxl5 Thank you for your feedback here, the information our guests give us helps us identify area's for improvements. Im sorry to read about the delay with your order. This is certainly not our normal standard, I know the particular weekend you stayed it was very busy in the hotel & thic could have added to you delay but... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Great for a weekend in the Carlow, Killkenny area. Quite, lovely room, new carpets throughout! 10 out of 10. Thanks again everyone. First hotel to every be worth a review, there done well done the Dolmen.

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Hi BWmystery Just reading your comments & we are privileged to be the first hotel you felt worth to review here & thank you soo much for your lovely "10 out of 10" marks. Your right, our location just minutes off the M9 makes us an ideal hub for visiting & exploring the sunny south east counties of Kilkenny &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Myself & my husband stayed there on Sat 31st Jan with friends. This wasn't our first time to stay in the Woodford Dolmen as this hotel holds a special place within our heart as we had our wedding reception there in May 2012. From the time we arrived it felt like home! The staff were so friendly & helpful. Our... More 

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Suzie & Derek, Thanks a mill for your lovely review. It was great to see you both again & glad both yourselves & your friends had an enjoyable time with us. I hope you liked all the redecorating & redesign of our both our bedrooms & new Plum Tree Bistro since your last visit with us. Thanks as always... More 

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