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“Nice 'country hotel' though disappointed by the Wells Spa 'thermal suite'” 4 of 5 stars
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BrookLodge & Wells Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Macreddin Village, Near Aughrim | County Wicklow, Macreddin Village, Ireland   |  
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Nice 'country hotel' though disappointed by the Wells Spa 'thermal suite'”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

As we had heard alot about Brook Lodge and booked it as a treat we were keen to check in as early as possible to relax and enjoy the facilities. As we arrived at 12 and our room was to be ready at 2 we decided to go to the Spa and thermal suite relaxation area to pass the time. On entering Wells Spa reception it shows alot of promise, dimly lit, very relaxing ambience. Then you are led to the spa area and thermal suite - it is basically a swimming pool surrounded by windows stretching out to a conservatory type area. There is an alcove towards the back which must have been the thermal suite area but the various rooms off this were either not in operation or seemed to be used for spa treatments. There were cleaning aparatus stored in some of them and various hoses in another. I was very disappointed by this as had read alot about Wells Spa and the 'body, mind and soul rejeuvenation' to be had there. When our room was ready I was happy enough to leave the spa area as there wasnt much to do except lay on a lounger. From checking in onwards our visit improved alot. We were given a lovely room upstairs in the main building, at the back overlooking the grounds and chapel. The bed was big and four poster. Nice big flat screen tv and all other room facilities you could require. Bathroom though nice marble finish with its L'Occitane en Provence products was on the small size with basic sized tub/shower which did not seem to match the decadence of the four poster etc. We ordered some food from the bar - 2 gourmet sandwiches and a latte, bill came to €35 which seemed steep but I guess you're paying for the name - and had in our room while watching a rugby match. For dinner we were due to join some friends at Momma's Italian table, which we presumed was to happen in the Italian restaurant. Turned out that the party we were due to join was being split into 2 groups in rooms at opposite ends of the bar. There was some confusion with the party over who was going to go where so we opted to dine separately in the Italian restaurant, though there was abit of a fuss trying to 'fit us in'. The meal was nice, quite authentic Italian. Bed was comfortable and spacious. Breakfast was very enjoyable with a lovely buffet selection of cereals, fruit, danishes etc. The full irish was very tasty with a lovely addition of a herb potatoe cake. All in all it was a nice stay but I felt the hype about the Spa thermal suite was not justified.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I brough my partner away for one night here as a birthday surprise. The hotel is located in a little "village" with a shop, bar and restaurant. Really enjoyed everything about the hotel apart from the meal in La Taverna. I thought the restaurant was a bit soul-less and if I was to return I would eat in The Strawberry Tree. The pub, Actons is a great little spot for a drink.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights. Weather was poor (typical for Ireland) so spent quite a bit of time in the hotel. Atmosphere was brilliant. Staff could not have been better.
We ate in Strawberry Tree on Friday, food and wine were tip top. Acton's was great, quiet but cosy and the staff there were excellent.
Would definitely come back to Brook Lodge.
Corridors were a bit noisy in the mornings. Too noisy for my liking. That was my only fault of this resort.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Myself and husband stayed here revently for a two night get away. I was intetested in using the spa but most of the facilities were not availabe due to bad weather. We were delighted when we got 100 euro vouchures on arrival. I loved the idea of the hotel being right in the middle of a little village but found it difficult to sleep, not sure if it was the bed or it was just me. I would recommend this place if you just want a relaxing break only

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Brooklodge definitely hit the spot. Looking for a quiet night away and some R&R we were very pleasantly surprised. The hotel is in the middle of no where, so don't be expecting a mad happening spot but to relax and unwind it is bang on the money.

The Strawberry Tree dinner was one of the nicest she'd had in a while, and she is fussy so that speaks volumes! Service was attentive and the food was gorgeous. Sure, you can't go wrong with a "chocolate plate"!

Hotel itself is kind of country house, without the pretentiousness and pomp, being warm and friendly instead - even the resident dogs who like an afternoon nap by reception. Room 56 certainly didn't disappoint, large and comfortable and everything you need. TV was a bit bizarre being controlled by a computer - couldn't hook up the iPOD but not sure if you were meant to anyway. Bath was seriously comfortable.

Overall, would definitely recommend and come back for another visit for a similar price when the hustle and bustle becomes too much. Thanks Brooklodge :)

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Lovely location, food & rooms. I had a couple of overnight stays at Macreddin Village and loved it every time. The food is just gorgeous and the ambiance in the place is lovely. The lounge area is very comfortable for relaxing with a bottle of wine and good chats.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My wife and I stayed here more in curiosity than expectation on Sunday last April 7th. Hidden away in County Wicklow,near Aughrim this is worth finding. Although the pool area was closed due to flood problems it did not spoil our stay,which was pure relaxing. It is a lovely hotel for hill walkers or golf or just been in the hearth of the country.The staff were all excellent. The food in La Taverna Armento was excellent . We will be back again in the next few weeks.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Address: Macreddin Village, Near Aughrim | County Wicklow, Macreddin Village, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Macreddin Village
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Macreddin Village
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BrookLodge & Wells Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
5 Reasons you must visit The BrookLodge & Wells Spa:1. We are a unique hotel in a unique village that offers guests an all-in-one opportunity to experience an Ireland that blends the best of old and new. Culinary Hotel of the Year 2013, Hotel of the Year ‘09 & ’10, and Business Hotel of the Year 2012, The BrookLodge & Wells Spa features an assortment of superb accommodation from classic country house style bedrooms through to state-of-the-art mezzanine suites.2. An extraordinary organic & wild food ethos means that Macreddin Village boasts the only certified Wild & Organic restaurant in Ireland - The Strawberry Tree. Another restaurant, a village café, a dining lounge, a country pub and an organic bakery and smokehouse complete a matchless collection3. An exceptional set of leisure facilities includes a fabulous Resort Standard Spa, Macreddin Golf Course - designed by Irish Ryder Cup Hero, Paul McGinley, an equestrian centre, mapped walks and complimentary bicycles.4. Macreddin Village has a history dating back to the 5th Century, and is situated in a "Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty", a remote Wicklow Valley, yet just an hour's drive from Dublin. Surrounded by stunning countryside, our near neighbours include the world renowned beauty spot - Glendalough Monastic Settlement and Lakes, and The Wicklow Way - Ireland's premier mountain walking trail.5. Now is the time to avail of the lowest hotel rates in Western Europe, and visit Ireland, And nowhere offers a more rewarding and distinctive Irish experience than The BrookLodge and Macreddin Village. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Brooklodge & Wells Hotel Macreddin Village
Brooklodge And Wells Spa
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Brooklodge Wells Macreddin Village
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