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“Great Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Glenview Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Delgany, Glen Of The Downs, Ireland   |  
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Dublin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

Centrally located for trips to Bray, Greystones, Powerscourt, etc.
Friendly attentive staff. Great view from dining room. Excellent value for money.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kilkenny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2010

We stayed at the Glenview for 2 nights to celebrate a family wedding & my partners birthday. When booking I asked could we have a room with a nice view which was not a problem. I received an email shortly afterwards to say that we had been upgraded to an executive room at no extra charge! The room & view were fantastic. Quite, beautiful location especially for a wedding. Staff very helpful, leisure centre great & top class food. What more could you ask for? Well maybe a climb up the Sugarloaf Mountain which is just behind the hotel. Spectacular! We cannot wait to go back.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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efay
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27 hotel reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2010

We stayed here for one night, after getting a great last minute deal. Very easy to reach by car, right on the N11 and well sign-posted. Lovely views and nice walks in the grounds, no noise from the nearby road. Convenient for lots of the nearby sights like Powerscourt, etc.

Hotel was lovely, all the staff were very friendly. The room was spacious and very nicely decorated. We ate in the restaurant, which had a 3-course meal offer for €30, delicious food and lovely atmosphere. Leisure centre was great; its used by local members as well so it can sometimes be a little crowded but the outdoor hot tub was fantastic! Great hotel and a really relaxing mini-break, definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2010

As the name suggests, the hotel certainly gives you a view of the Glen (the Glen Of the Downs to be precise), with the view only spoiled by some electricity pylons and a mobile phone mast. The hotel is on a hill overlooking (but is thankfully not TOO close to) the main N11 Dublin-Wexford road, which, and is well signposted.

Our room was compact and "split level", with the door & bathroom two steps above the rest of the room. An easy thing to forget when you crawl out of bed in the middle of the night for a visit to the bathroom! We didn't specifically ask for a non-smoking room, and there wasn't any indication on the room if it was smoking or non-smoking, though there was a noticeable smell of stale tobacco on entering the room. The bathroom was fine, but didn't seem to have an extractor fan.

The rooms were fairly well equipped, with tv, ironing board & iron, safe and also wireless internet AT NO EXTRA CHARGE (other more expensive hotels, please take note!)

The dining room is probably the most attractively designed room in the hotel, with a rather minimal style in contrast to some slightly dated and gaudy over-decoration in other parts of the hotel. The dining room gives a nice view over the Glen while you are eating your breakfast of fresh fruit, cereals, yogurts, breads, sausage/bacon/egg/etc.

We ate dinner one night in the bar, which serves a decent menu for informal dining, and one night in the restaurant. The restaurant food was visually well presented, but otherwise a little hit and miss. A three-course dinner on a Saturday night was €30, which offered decent value.

The staff (a typical cosmopolitan mix) were generally very attentive and friendly.

The Leisure Centre pool seemed busier than the hotel. It has private members using it, as well as hotel guests.There was one lane closed off for swimming lengths (one person at a time, max 20 minutes at peak times). There was also an indoor and an outdoor jacuzzi/hot tub, both for over 16s only. The pool opened at 8am on weekends, with children not allowed in until 9am (which may disappoint parents with hyperactive children who need something to do early in the morning!)

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2010

We visited this hotel for a romantic weekend in order to relax and spend some quality time together. We live not so far but we still felt like on a break far far away :) We booked two night B&B + 1 dinner and it was good value for money. The room was a bit outdated but we really enjoyed the breakfasts, our dinner was delicious - choose the steak! and the best of all - the leisure centre with a luxurious canadian outdoor tub! Because of the time of the year it wasn't too busy and we could enjoy the tub on our own every time. We also enjoyed the food in the bar. We recommend this hotel for couples getaway, we had a fabulous time and plenty to keep us entertained. Also try the spa treatments, I got a fantastic massage there.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2010

Staff is very good and friendly.
Rooms are old looking but big and comfortable (our room is in need of a new carpet )
Haven (spa) is very good
Fitness centre is great

Overall good experience but the hotel needs to be renovated....it looks old!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2010

Bedrooms were spacious, well furnished, clean and comfortable.

Breakfast was excellent - an incredible menu to suit all tastes!

Evening meal was of a very high standard, well presented and pleasantly served.

The location is well situated for local sight-seeing.

We'll be back!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: Delgany, Glen Of The Downs, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Glen Of The Downs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Glen Of The Downs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Glenview Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Glenview Hotel and Leisure Club is a 4 star Luxury Hotel in County Wicklow set on over 30 acres of woodland walks, beautiful gardens and located in the heart of The Garden of Ireland.The Glenview Hotel is located at Junction 9 Glen o' the Downs on the N11.Situated just off the M50 motorway, The Glenview Hotel is only 25 miles driving distance from Dublin City Centre and 30 miles from Dublin Airport.The Glenview Hotel and Leisure Club Wicklow, nestled in the stunning and breathtaking surroundings of The Glen of The Downs and overlooking the Wicklow Mountains is the perfect destination for leisure breaks, activity breaks, meetings, events and weddings in Wicklow. The Glenview Hotel is situated in the scenic garden of Ireland and is the ideal location for your break within a 10 minute drive of Powerscourt House & Gardens in Enniskerry and some of Wicklow’s finest golf courses.The Glenview Hotel in Wicklow offers excellent service in elegant surroundings which makes it a comfortable setting whether it is for business or leisure.Where style and grace meet country hospitality.Glenview Hotel Wicklow features;• 70 deluxe bedrooms including the penthouse suite • Excellent conference, meeting and banqueting facilities• Woodlands Restaurant and Conservatory Bistro and Bar • Extensive Leisure Club with outdoor hot tub. • The Haven Beauty Treatment Suites • Scenic woodland walk & gardens • Complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel• The Glenview Hotel is a great location, just off the M50 on exit 9 off the N11, south of Bray in County Wicklow. ... more   less 
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