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Woodford Dolmen Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Kilkenny Road, Carlow, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Carlow
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is far from city center (circa 1 hour walk). Room was clean but: avoid room 123 if you can because view from window you can see on the picture and at 04:00 AM we were waked up by noise from cistern in front of window. In the whole part of the hotel where is room 123 located is... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great hotel if you are staying or working in the Carlow area. The staff are lovely and the rooms are clean and modern. The wifi in the rooms is excellent and there are complimentary newspapers left out in the breakfast area and reception. The bar food is good but basic enough, with a less than extensive choice.... More 

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

Hi P0key_2013, Many thanks for your recent review of your stay with us here at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel. I am delighted to read that you got the chance to take a stroll around our gardens.... it really is something to see once we get the weather! Absolutely no problem at all in requesting a room a little further away... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In a lovely location on the banks of The Barrow in Carlow, (take a walk down to their very own private bridge for amazing scenery) this is a perfectly situated hotel. A 10 minute walk from the center of town but also in a lovely quiet setting. The Carvery is something you have to try on an empty stomach, and... More 

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

Hi ScobieMobie, Thanks so much for your recent 5* review regarding you're stay with us here in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel. your review is definitely that of someone who has been here with us more than once as you seem to have everything covered from location to scenery and dining to bedrooms... thanks for covering all areas! It's great to... More 

Tralee, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our first stay at this hotel!The staff are so friendly and helpful, the family room was clean, spacious and the bathroom was a good size. The bedroom decor is somewhat dated but the grounds outside more than compensate. Don't stay here if you are on a diet!! Fab food, loads of it, good variety too. Service can... More 

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

Hi Josepha C, Thanks a million for choosing the Woodford Dolmen Hotel on your recent visit to Carlow. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I am delighted to read so many compliments in your review! Our food is something which we often get praised for- we are so lucky to have such a strong and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Woodford Dolmen is a beautiful hotel with fantastic staff, my sister's wedding was the best day and we could not have asked for more..it's a great venue for a wedding, the function room looked beautiful and the food was excellent and the staff could not have been nicer or more helpful all of this made for an amazing time... More 

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

Hi Angela K, Thanks a million for another 5* review! It is great to read so many compliments regarding Janice's big day and we were delighted to be apart of the celebrations! Wishing the newly-weds many years or peace, health & happiness and we do hope to see you all out with us again soon. Regards, Colin Duggan- General Manager More 

Wexford, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in this Hotel for a family get together. From the time we arrived until we left we were treated royally. The receptionist, the bar staff, the very friendly staff who served us a delicious meal on Saturday night. The lovely breakfast on Sunday morning and not to mention the lovely rooms. Thank you to one and all in the... More 

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

Hi Catherine D, Many thanks for your recent 5* review of the Woodford Dolmen Hotel.... it was a pleasure to read so many compliments! I am delighted to read particularly that you felt we have 'fantastic staff'... we have recently taken part in customer service training here in the hotel and it's very positive to see such wonderful feedback on... More 

Wexford, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived for a family reunion on Friday 3rd to a nice welcome from friendly staff. Had dinner that evening in restaurant , food quite good and value for money (not Gourmet standard , but tasty none the less). Bar staff ,John very courteous and efficient. Spent next day in Hotel and had a pleasant walk along the river and visited... More 

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

Hi 94nice, Thanks a million for your recent 5* review of your time spent with us here at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel. It is such a pleasure to read a review such as your's and I thank you for sharing your experience with other guests. It was so nice to have such a large family reunion taking place in the... More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a big party with family . Expectations were carefully managed as it's difficult to arrange accomodation for so many on a budget however from the moment we arrived from the first receptionist to the receptionist when we left , their service was outstanding - even allowing me to print off boarding passes in her office without... More 

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

Hi mirabellaLondon, Wow, another 5* review!! Thanks a million for taking the time to share your experience at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel with other guests. It is great to read a review such as yours with great attention to all area's. I will certainly pass on your compliments to all relevant departments and I do hope I can welcome yourself,... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at the Woodford in early July and it was wonderful. The staff from check in to housekeeping were helpful and courteous. Nothing was too much trouble; service was exemplary and even with multiple large gatherings going on service was always quick and friendly. Certainly would recommend staying here to any one who is planning a trip... More 

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

Hi John R, Thanks a million for your recent 5* review of the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, it is such a pleasure to read so many great compliments! I am delighted that you encountered brilliant service during your time with us here and I do look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Regards, Colin Duggan- General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service and staff. We had a large family reunion here and there was also a couple of weddings going on but the staff were always about to help out. The bar staff did a sterling job keeping everyone hydrated and we had a meal in the restaurant which was really good. Hotel is really nice, its in great grounds... More 

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

Hi Tom R, Many thanks for choosing the Woodford Dolmen Hotel on your recent trip to Carlow & especially for leaving us a 5* review. It's brilliant to read that you would make us your hotel of choice if in the area again & I do hope that we get to welcome you and your's back again soon..... even if... More 

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