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“An excellent resort, just sort out the pool area” 4 of 5 stars
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Avon Ri
| Burgage, Blessington, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Blessington
Belfast, United Kingdom
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“An excellent resort, just sort out the pool area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2010

we have just spent almost a week at the resort. The houses are really nice and just beside the lake. The views are breathtaking. Our 15 year old teenager joined a leadership course and was away every day from 10 am to 4 pm. It was well organised and very safe. Most of the activities were on site, except the hill walking. My daughter loved every minute of the course and made so many new friends. She says it was the best holiday ever and wants to go back next year. Every day they did different activities, mostly on water, so they learnt how to sail, kayak, windsurf etc. By the time 4pm came she was exhausted and very hungry. After a shower, and some food she was wiped out and went to bed around 10 pm every night. There was no activities after about 7 pm so it was very quiet at night. The restaurant food was lovely. The only complaint I had was the swimming pool, jacuzzi etc was closed for repairs for two days - I think this is disgraceful in high season, especially when it seemed to be new stairs outside that seemed to be being built. The website does say how lovely a view from the hot tub there is but we had a huge digger to look at! The pool area needs cleaning and the changing rooms were disgusting. If this area were fixed I would definitely go back.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2010

We went to Avon Ri for my fathers 60th. We hired 2 houses for 2 nights. We were surprised how good the resort was. Excellent place for families as there is something foir everyone to do and staff are very friendly. Couldn't fault the place and woul;d highly recommend. There was so many activities to do. We decided that we are going to make this a annual trip and we will continue to go back every year. The food was excellent in bar and in restaurant/

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2010

I have stayed in many a holiday homes but I was very dissapointed at the cleanleness of this house. First of all there was houses beside us with DOGS in them , about 4 in all. And by the state of our carpet in ours there was one in ours before we got there. The dogs where allowed to go free where ever they pleased and leave their dog dirt. The blankets on the beds where covered in stains and the ceilings where covered in cowbwebs. If you wanted to catch a virus go to the POOL with the GREEN MOULD and the changing rooms where not much better.We left 3 days early even though we had payed in advance we didnt care. The only thing I can say possitive about AVON RI is the bar food was excellent and the staff in bar was really freindly and helpfull.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2010

Just back from a week's stay at Avon Ri, my five sisters and myself hired a house their, we had the best week. Usually go abroad, but decided to stay closer to home this year as money was tight with everyone. We couldn't have had a better time the house was spotless and cosy plenty big, no shortage of heating, or hot water. the only thing we didn't like were the uncomfortable furniture. Fantastic scenery and lovely walks. And the staff were amazing nothing was to much bother. Will definately be back.

Philomena Murphy Wexford.

  • Stayed March 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2010

I have just come back from Avon Ri, we hired out 5 houses for a family reunion, we had a fantastic time,the staff at Avon Ri are great nothing is to much trouble for them.Siobhain at reception is very good at her job also nothing is to much trouble for her.Avon Ri was a very good choice for the family get to gether, And I would like to say it is very good value.Food at Avon Ri pub is also very good and a very good price.Avon Ri wiil see us back again I am sure.
from a very happy holiday maker Teresa G

  • Stayed February 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Donegal Town, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2009

We stayed here in early August to celebrate my Father-in-laws Birthday. We (23 people including 4 kids) stayed for 2 nights & booked 4 self catering houses and found them well equiped & very clean.
We had a meal in the restaurant on the 2nd night & the standard of food & service was top class. The children was made very welcome. Before the meal we had a drink in the bar (a section was reserved for us) which has a deck attached and the views are just fantastic... Great place to watch the sun go down!
Some of our group did Clay Pidegon Shooting, some did the Walking Trails & others (including me & my kids) took to the Swimming Pool. There is also a fully equipped Gym & tennis court but my energy didn't stretch that far to try them out!!! - maybe next time!.
I would recommend Avon Ri to Families/Groups as there is plenty to do onsite & is a great base for sightseeing around Wicklow.
Looking forward to going back in 2010

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2009

I travelled here with a group of friends for a long weekend.
The accommodation was of a good standard. Three spacious rooms that would be a similar standard to any three star hotel. The house has a lovely seating area out the back of the house.
The kitchen was well equipped with even a dishwasher and washer/drier. The only thing I would add to the sitting room would be a standard lamp to great a more subdued lighting effect in the evening.
There was good attention to detail as some dishwasher tablets/washing powder/ tea./coffee etc was included with the house. The heating was on when we arrived and this gave the house a toasty feel.

The bar in the resort had lovely comfy chairs and nice coffee.
We ate in the restaurant on Sunday night and it was a good standard.
The current offer of two courses for 22euro and 26 euro for three courses was good value.
But why the restaurant closed at 6pm on a Sunday evening during a bank holiday weekend just astounded me.

There are numerous actives available at the site and these are well organised and offer excellent value for money.
Our group did archery, kayaking and clay pigeon shooting. All were great fun if only the sun would come out!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Avon Ri

Address: | Burgage, Blessington, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Blessington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Blessington
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