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“Very enjoyable stay.” 4 of 5 stars
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Johnstown House Hotel & Spa
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Enfield-Johnstown Bridge Road, Enfield, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Enfield
Dublin
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25 hotel reviews
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“Very enjoyable stay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We had to visit Enfield and when my wife saw a voucher deal for Johnstown House Hotel we purchased the deal for one night B&B plus dinner from the bar menu. It was very good deal and we had a very enjoyable time there.
The house is impressive and our room was clean and comfortable: there was no sense of it being a ‘voucher room’ which we had experienced in another hotel. Check-in was friendly and professional. We had lunch in a small courtyard outside the bar: the MTV music in the bar was very loud but as it was sunny we preferred to dine outside anyway.
We spent some time in the leisure centre and enjoyed it so much we returned the following morning. There in one outdoor Jacuzzi and it was heavenly to lie in it while the sun shone down.
We also enjoyed the dinner in the bar. At breakfast we had to wait outside the dining area while the buffet breakfast closed and the served breakfasts began. I prefer a cooked-to-order breakfast so I didn’t mind waiting while the food was transferred from the buffet to the kitchen. Unfortunately I suspect some or all of it re-appeared, re-heated, later as cooked-to-order. My slice of bacon crumbled on my plate, it was so overdone.
That and the loud music were the only negatives and they were greatly outweighed by the many positives: professional & friendly staff, wonderful surroundings, and the clean and comfortable environment.
I would have no hesitation in returning.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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odhran l, General Manager at Johnstown House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to contact Trip Advisor regarding your recent visit to Johnstown House Hotel. Our outdoor Jacuzzi is a beautiful facility and we are delighted you got to enjoy it on a hot sunny day. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and rest assured I will pass on your comments to the team. I also notice the areas you have highlighted for improvement.

Once again thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you to Johnstown House Hotel in the near future.

Kind regards,

Odhran
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Galway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Went on a groupon voucher yesterday for a facial, massage and hydrotherapy pool session. Staff were so friendly and I was checked in quickly and shown where I could change and my locker etc. Bernadette was my spa therapist. She did such an excellent job on my treatments. I was so pleased and relaxed. She is a very professional and experienced therapist. So happy with the experience. Fab spa. Lovely facilities. Will be back!! :))))

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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odhran l, General Manager at Johnstown House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Shellywoodles,
Thank you for taking the time to contact Trip Advisor regarding your recent visit to Johnstown House Hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and in particular our Spa. I can guarantee you that you have made Bernadette’s day by mentioning her on Trip Advisor and she is really grateful for your comment.
Once again, thank you and if I can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Odhran Lawlor
General Manager
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dublin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We had booked this hotel months ago for Our anniversary getaway on Sunday just gone. After a surprise Engagement on Saturday we were looking forward to our first trip away as soon to be married!

Needless to say my happiness ended as abrupt as the receptionist was! He was sour faced and could not look less like he wanted to be there! My partner informed him that we were just engaged and looking for a nice relaxing trip... this was met with a blank stare and a couldn't care less attitude!! We upgraded our room at extra cost to treat ourselves! We should not have bothered! The room was large and that was the only good thing about it! it was left very dirty by the cleaners and there was a bad smell in it! the grout in the bathroom was black and mold in the shower! the couch was old and broken and smelled like the cover where never cleaned.

All the wooden doors in this hotel were broken and scratched and look very bad! also all the wallpaper in the hallways is ripped and it looks awful! Its almost as if the cleaning trollies had ripped the walls and broken the doors as it is the same and the same level in every corridor.

We dropped our bags in and went for a bite to eat in the bar. The bar was nice and clean enough but again the staff were very sullen looking and it all felt very miserable. The food was basic deep fried supermarket party packs! and I was fairly annoyed when the bill came and we realized the small half filled glass of house rose I had was E7.25.

We decided to cancel our dinner in the restaurant that evening as I just could not face the rudeness and we wanted to hand on to our bit of engagement happiness!! We ordered food to the room which was a burger and chips and was very nice, and contemplated going home, the only thing stopping us was how tired we were to do the drive!

The only saving grace of this hotel in the receptionist we had checked ( sorry I didn't take her name) out with and the girl serving breakfast!

I would not stay here if you want to stay happy!!

Room Tip: Avoid upgrade as it is worse then normal rooms!!!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Wicklow
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I attended a conference here recently. The restaurant service for the vegetarians in our party was appalling, particularly as the requirement was flagged well in advance. The vegetarian food was very poor - a small quiche on the first day and dreadful penne pasta in a light coating of congealed tomato sauce on the second. Unforgivable however was the delay - particularly on the second day. Waiting staff were asked four times, however my meal only arrived as EVERYONE else at the table was finishing theirs. I had the pleasure then, of eating my toddler-food as my colleagues watched on.

Otherwise the hotel was adequate, if a little tired. The lunch scenario is unacceptable though given the size of the contract and the notice given.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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odhran l, General Manager at Johnstown House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear B-in-Bray,

Thank you for taking the time to contact Trip Advisor regarding your recent visit to Johnstown House Hotel. Your comments are very important to us and we appreciate all your feedback.

I would be grateful if you could email me directly at the hotel so that I can look into your comments in greater detail. Once again than you for your feedback.

Regards,

Odhran Lawlor
General Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My review is based solely on the customer service, or lack there of, received when trying to book a room. I did not actually stay at the hotel. I emailed the hotel to enquire about a triple room as I did not see an option for same on the hotel website. I received no reply. I also tried to call the hotel and again received no reply. I sent a second email and 4 days later I still have not received a reply. The reason I wanted to book this hotel was because both a brother of mine and a good friend live in Enfield and highly recommended it. Thankfully we have booked another hotel, unfortunately not in Enfield.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Letterkenny
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I emailed the hotel to book a room for myself and two friends.I got a call from the reservations manager Louise,enquiring if we had any special request and offering to book our Spa appointments for us and informed me of all the facilities available.
We all arrived at the hotel at different times and were delighted with the welcome we got from the staff at reception.We spent the afternoon in the Spa which could only be described as fabulous ,the staff were friendly and were very understanding when one of the girls under DR,s advice could not have any treatments and allowed her to spend the afternoon relaxing with us in the Spa.
We had a lovely dinner in the bar and a couple of drinks,where we found both the Bar man and the waitress to be good cracic and very friendly.
We had breakfast in the restaurant ,and were well looked after by A very nice girl called Gillian.
Overall we had a great 24hr break and myself and my friends are all ready trying to sort out a date to return again next month and we have already recommend the hotel and Spa to family and friends.Collette.

Room Tip: We shared a 3 bed family room which was lovely and quiet but be prepared for a long walk down two co...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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odhran l, General Manager at Johnstown House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Dear Col10Letterkenny,

Thank you for taking the time to review Johnstown House Hotel on Trip Advisor. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and had such a relaxing time. I am also delighted that you have taken the time to mention both Gillian and Louise. For any staff member to be complimented is such a boost to them and their confidence. Once again thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you in the near future to Johnstown House Hotel.

Kind regards,

Odhran
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Bristol
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Johnstown House Hotel is a fantastic hotel! its set in a lovely place in the village of Enfield, there is a fantastic bar just down the road called "Flatterys" if you fancy a change? the hotel has everything ud ever want in a hotel its self contained and its been done to a high standard! the food was great the staff where also great and i think the only thing i can pick up on is that if you are staying in the hotel more then a couple of days as its so isolated you need a car to get about! as you can only do so much in the hotel before you get bored so as enfield has such a lovely vibe about it have a drive into it and try to see the small railway station its tiny lol but all in all a fantastic hotel!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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odhran l, General Manager at Johnstown House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Mr. W,

Thank you for taking the time to contact Trip Advisor regarding your recent visit to Johnstown House Hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and rest assured I will pass on your comments to the team. While the hotel is siuated in the countryside it is only a 20 minute walk from Enfield where there is a bus and train service to the west and to Dublin.
Once again thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you to Johnstown House Hotel in the near future.

Kind regards,

Odhran
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Additional Information about Johnstown House Hotel & Spa

Address: Enfield-Johnstown Bridge Road, Enfield, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Meath > Enfield
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Enfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Johnstown House Hotel & Spa 3*
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Also Known As:
Marriott Johnstown Hotel Enfield
Marriott County Meath
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County Meath Marriott

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