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Headfort Arms Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Headfort Place | Kells, Co.Meath, Ireland, Kells, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Kells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had our hen party here on 6th Aug and I would highly recommend the Headfort Arms for any occasion. The staff were fantastic, friendly and very accommodating. The rooms were clean and spacious and the food was out of this world. I'll definitely be back again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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20 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Following a one night stay in the hotel, I wouldn't return. I found check in quite a slow process with only one receptionist on during check in time. She was very pleasant but she did not provide information on where to have breakfast the next morning, we had to figure that out for ourselves. The room we had was so... More

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

32 of us just back from a hen weekend in Headfort Arms. A brilliant time was had by all. Staff went above and beyond for us and we were so well looked after. Rooms spotless, food excellant and staff the best we have ever come across. A special thanks to Mary on reception who has helped us to organise the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here as we attended a friends wedding in a nearby hotel. The staff here organised our bus to and from the wedding, gave us a late breakfast and late checkout at no extra cost. The rooms were comfortable, clean and very reasonable. Very enjoyable stay. I also noticed an excellend spa deal that i would return for!

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Olivia D, Owner at Headfort Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Katie, Many thanks for your kind review regarding your recent stay with us. We try when and where we can to facilitate guests, especially those leisure guests who are often to bed late, so delighted to know that we could facilitate a late check out for you and that you enjoyed the stay! Indeed as you mentionned we have... More

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On arrival at the Hotel we were met by a manager we were a bit early so we went to the bar. It was a fine big bar with plenty of seating.When it was time for the wedding we were escorted to a special room done up to the nines. There were lots of flowers beautiful table cloth all the... More

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Olivia D, Owner at Headfort Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback of a recent Civil Ceremony Wedding here at the Headfort. We were delighted to know that you enjoyed the occasion and your feedback has been passsed to staff especially Trish whom you mentionned, many thanks for your positivity and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future, Kind Regards, Olivia More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

40 of us arrived by bus on Saturday the 26th of July for one nights stay b@b and dinner. My sister booked this hotel last September for her husbands surprise 60 th birthday for the 40 of us this included two teenagers and three children 6,7 and 9. I went down with my sister to hotel last September to make... More

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Olivia D, Owner at Headfort Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Madigan, many thanks for your review which was fair and constructive. We regret the circumstances of the birthday party and your feedback is very important to us. The full situation has been reviewed amongst the team here whom take it personally when we don't manage to met or exceed guest expectations, especially when it involves a family milestone... More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed just one night recently and had a very nice time. The woman who checked us in seemed a bit harried and could have used some help; she was the only one on duty during normal check-in time. The room was modern, clean and well-furnished, but a bit hot. The view out our window was of the top of a... More

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Olivia D, Owner at Headfort Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for reviewing your positive experience with us at the Headfort. Apologies that you arrived at the same time as a group check in and felt it was hurried but sometimes this goes with the territory, I'm glad to know that you found the rest of your stay a pleasant one and we would really like to have you... More

An Cheathru Rua
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While attending the Hay festival in Kells I had the pleasure of spending a night here with my family. Thoroughly enjoyed the hotel. Breakfast service could've been faster. Severeal customers left before being seen to and there were no Coco Pops. My girls are only allowed have them whenthey stay in a hotel, so their absence is always sorely missed!... More

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Olivia D, Owner at Headfort Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind remarks regarding your stay with us during the Hay Festival, it was a great weekend for the entire area and we are hugely supportive of the festival. We take on board your comments regarding breakdfast service. If staying again, if you mention in advance your preference for 'Coco Pops' at breakfast time it would be... More

Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here on a 3 day midweek break and we both loved it.All the staff were lovely and make you fell at home.We ate there on all 3 nights and the food was excellent as was the service.The weather was fantastic so sitting in the beautiful garden with a cold drink was so relaxing.Our room was lovely as was... More

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Olivia D, Owner at Headfort Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brendan, Many thanks for your great feedback relating to your three night family break with us at the Headfort, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and your comments have been passed to all of the team here. We look forward to welcoming you back to us again, we have some great Halloween and Christmas specials too if... More

Omagh, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here on Sunday night on way to Kilkenny and we had a lovely carvery dinner . Staff on reception really nice . As we were not happy with our accomodation in Kilkenny we cut our visit short and booked back in to Headfort Arms again and right from reception to when we booked out today 31 july we had... More

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Olivia D, Owner at Headfort Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mary, thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent stays with us in Kells, we were delighted to see you return to us and glad that we made your break a relaxing one and that you enjoyed our food and hospitality. Feedback like this is really important to us as a team and hugely appreciated, we... More

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Address: Headfort Place | Kells, Co.Meath, Ireland, Kells, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Meath > Kells
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Hotel Class:3 star — Headfort Arms Hotel 3*
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In the Heritage Town Kells, the Duff family celebrate 40 years at the helm of one of Meath’s hospitality landmarks in the Heart of the Boyne Valley of Ireland. The hotel boasts 45 bespoke rooms, Headfort Spa Rooms, Vanilla Pod Award Winning Restaurant, Cafe Therese Casual Dining Cafe, Kelltic Bar Traditional Pub, Banquesting Facilities and beautiful gardens . Those years of commitment to excellence was recognized not only by its Gold Medal Award for Best Three-Star hotel Ireland, but also most recently at the Kells Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, when receiving the award of ‘Best Customer Service’in Business. ‘We were delighted with this award said Olivia, as it is thanks to all of our loyal team of staff who offer the Headfort welcome and service to our guests, old and new’. The Headfort is the life and sole of the Kells social scene. It offers so much to its visitors in it’s selection of outlets from the Award Winning Vanilla Pod Restaurant to the thriving Kelltic Bar and the Headfort Spa Rooms which focuses on using only Irish products. According to the Duff family, it’s not easy doing business at the moment, price competition is relentless and the customer has never had such choice but the Headfort is committed to providing value, supporting local producers and retaining the personal touch on every guest encounter. The hotel is delighted to report an upsurge in bookings for 2013, according to Vincent ‘the customer really wants the personal touch, the knowledge that you are there on their special day and that family run atmosphere, they have been and tasted the large branded chain hotels and we feel there is a return to good Irish hospitality and a guarantee of freshly prepared local food’ As a member of Irish Country Hotels, the 26 Independent hotel marketing group, the Headfort is one of only 26 hotels in Ireland and the first service industry in Ireland to receive the accreditation of being ‘Guaranteed Irish’. This is demonstrated in the hotels commitment to using local suppliers, employing local and using local and Irish produce at every opportunity. In this way the hotel serves as an even greater support to the local economy and there is no doubt that this is what the customer wants for the future. ... more   less 
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