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“Family friendly stay just outside Dublin” 4 of 5 stars
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Druids Glen Resort
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Newcastle Road, Newtown Mount Kennedy, Ireland   |  
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“Family friendly stay just outside Dublin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at Druids Glenn Resort with my partner overnight for valentines.

We couldn't fault the room, we stayed in an executive suite and it was lovely! Huge room with a lovely welcome card from the hotel manager and a box of lily o brien's chocolates compliments of the hotel. Later in the evening when we came back from dinner there were two valentines chocolates left on the bed, very nice little touches.

Every staff member we encountered was very helpful, from check in to drinks in the bar, the spa, leisure centre, restaurant and breakfast, everyone was very friendly, chatty and helpful.

We spent some time in the leisure centre, the facilities are great.

Then we spent an amazing afternoon in the spa. The atmosphere is such that you can't help but relax while you're there. Treatments were lovely, and the relaxation room is like being in another world!

The location of the hotel itself helps that feeling, it is quite close to Dublin (took us about 30 mins to get here) which is nice when you are only away for one night, but the location makes you feel like you are miles away from the 'real' world. It's very easy to find though and very well signposted from the n11.

There were however a couple of issues with the hotel, this is a family friendly hotel, and we stayed during the school's mid term break, so there were a lot of children around, running in the corridors outside the rooms playing and being rather noisy, not the hotel's fault, but it did wake us quite early in the morning. Also, we were a couple staying with no children, but if you are a family looking to stay, there are lots of friends around for your children to play with.

The restaurant was very busy at dinner being valentines night, so we had quite a Wait between starters and mains. Starters were delicious (have the Caesar salad!) we both had steak for mains, mine was underdone, and the chips were dry like they had been left under a hot lamp for a while. That said, the staff did come back to say they hadn't forgotten about our mains, and that the kitchen was just very busy. When we did mention our issues with dinner they were very apologetic and looked after our desert for us, which was a nice touch.

Breakfast the following morning was nice. The usual selection with pancakes and omelettes made to order.

Overall, we had a lovely stay at the Druids Glenn, and we would return, just maybe not during school holidays.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 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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guestservicesadvisor, Guest Relations Manager at Druids Glen Resort, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Dear SarahDeclan,

Thank you for your excellent review of Druids Glen Resort. It is a pleasure to read your wonderful compliments regarding your experience in the spa and health club as well as your praise for our team. We are a popular destination for families during the school holiday periods as we have a number of facilities that our younger guests can enjoy. I am sorry that you experienced a delay during dinner in the restaurant and I am glad that our team looked after you.

Should you wish to discuss your stay any further please do not hesitate to contact me on my details below. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Regards,

Duncan McAlpin | Guest Relations Manager
Druids Glen Resort | Newtownmountkennedy
County Wicklow | Ireland

T: +353 1 2870800 | F: +353 1 2870801
E: Duncan.McAlpin@druidsglenresort.com
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

My girlfriend and I used a pigsback deal to head to Druids Glen for a Saturday night. The deal included a bottle of Prosecco and chocolate dipped strawberries on arrival. The hotel presents well from the outside and the lobby is stylish, as you would expect from an ex Marriott hotel. The staff at the front desk were very nice and asked us how our day had been (we were checking in at 5pm).

Our room was on the third floor and very big, but it was a family type room with a door to the adjoining room.....not something we like given the potential noise levels. I rang reception straight away and asked for a room change. "No problem, just give us a few minutes and we will drop a new set of keys up to you" said the lady on reception. Nicely done. New room was down the hall and around the corner and it was the exact same type of room, just withouth the connecting door. The room was very large and one which you would be happy to stay in for a few days.

I treated my gf to a massage. As I had only arranged a few days before, they could only offer 25 mins (€50). It's a bit pricey but worth it for a romantic weekend. The relaxation area is quite nice. We didn't try the pool at all but will do next time.

We had dinner around 8.30 so we avoided any kids in the restaurant. We were offered another deal. €35 for three courses. We were going to have two courses and it would have cost slightly more so we went for the deal. Very happy with the scallops and ceasar salad starters. My gf had seabass for main which she said was very nice. I had the duck which was overcooked and the sauces etc were very rich. I've had better. Desserts were very good. My gf had the chocolate fondant (freshly made) and white chocolate ice cream from another dessert and I had the banoffie with banana ice cream. Both very nice. Our bottle of wine was nice and was reasonable at €27 although those who are into their wine might be disappointed with the lack of dates for their wine choice. Overall, dinner was good but just let down by the overcooked duck.

We retired to the bar for a couple of night caps. Musician in the bar was very good and you could see the audience was enjoying it. Bar service was excellent.

Breakfast was a bit chaotic but we were down at 10.30am so not surprising. I would strongly suggest getting down earlier as there is a very good selection if it is all there. We watched the rugby in the bar and had dinner before leaving for the evening. Cod and chicken burger were both very good with chunky chips. Couldn't complain and not bad value.

Room Tip: Our room was in the 330s and it overlooked the carpark but had plenty of greenery around as it looks...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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guestservicesadvisor, Guest Relations Manager at Druids Glen Resort, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Dear Oran C,

Thank you for your wonderful and comprehensive review of Druids Glen Resort. I am very pleased that you enjoyed so many aspects of your stay with us including the standard of your guest room, your girlfriend's spa treatment and the quality of your dining experiences. I am sorry that you were not entirely satisfied with the duck main course but I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the meal overall.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Druids Glen in the near future.

Kind regards,

Duncan McAlpin | Guest Relations Manager
Druids Glen Resort | Newtownmountkennedy
County Wicklow | Ireland

T: +353 1 2870800 | F: +353 1 2870801
E: Duncan.McAlpin@druidsglenresort.com
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Stayed here and couldn't fault anything. It was fantastic . Staff were excellent in every aspect and very friendly. Very clean, bed very comfortable and pillows to die for. Food was excellent. I can't say enough about it, will definitely be back. Thank you

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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guestservicesadvisor, Guest Relations Manager at Druids Glen Resort, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Dear Eilish C,

Thank you for your excellent review of Druids Glen Resort. I am delighted that you enjoyed the comfort of your guest room and the standard of food that you received. I will pass your compliments on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Druids Glen in the near future.

Kind regards,

Duncan McAlpin | Guest Relations Manager
Druids Glen Resort | Newtownmountkennedy
County Wicklow | Ireland

T: +353 1 2870800 | F: +353 1 2870801
E: Duncan.McAlpin@druidsglenresort.com
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Kilcock, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We have just spent 3 days and 2 nights and we are totally relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to go again. The Staff are absolutely amazing and though this is a large Hotel the friendliness of the staff gives it a family feel.
Though we were booked in on a "deal" we felt like we had booked the most expensive suite. From arrival when we were met by Adrienne through to breakfast with Kasia we knew that we were in good hands.
The leisure centre is a must and breakfast a delight, a full cold buffet followed by a hot breakfast served to your table (will keep you going till dinner). Then the papers in the very large lounge where you could relax in front of one of the hotels magnificent fires.
The friendliness is very special, when we arrived for breakfast I asked if they had any papers, "of course we have or would you rather talk" was the reply, now having been married 30 odd years this had us laughing all the way to the table (we read the papers later).
Bottom line, if you are looking for a break or indeed a longer stay, you have to go, we most certainly will (again) as it is ideally positioned for Wicklow the South East and Dublin.
By the way the bar is very relaxing and the pints and service excellent.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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guestservicesadvisor, Guest Relations Manager at Druids Glen Resort, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Dear gerrykidd1,

Thank you for your wonderful review of Druids Glen Resort. It is a pleasure to read your compliments regarding so many aspects of your stay including the standard of your breakfast and the relaxing experience in our lounge. I will pass on your comments to Kasia, Adrienne and the rest of the team who I am sure will be delighted with such praise.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Druids Glen Resort in the near future.

Kind regards,

Duncan McAlpin | Guest Relations Manager
Druids Glen Resort | Newtownmountkennedy
County Wicklow | Ireland

T: +353 1 2870800 | F: +353 1 2870801
E: Duncan.McAlpin@druidsglenresort.com
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We stayed here overnight while attending a wedding. The room was lovely and very spacious and very clean. The atmosphere was welcoming and the staff were very pleasant. There were a lot of children in the hotel and that makes me think it would be a perfect spot to return to for a family break. Breakfast the next morning was great. The wedding was amazing and food was delicious, a great wedding spot. Looking forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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guestservicesadvisor, Guest Relations Manager at Druids Glen Resort, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear DandG,

Thank you for your wonderful review of Druids Glen Resort. I am very pleased that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. We are a family friendly resort with some excellent facilities for children including our indoor games room and outdoor playground. We also have complimentary bikes available for families. I will pass on your compliments regarding your experience at the wedding and your dining experience at breakfast.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Druids Glen Resort in the near future.

Kind regards,

Duncan McAlpin | Guest Relations Manager
Druids Glen Resort | Newtownmountkennedy
County Wicklow | Ireland

T: +353 1 2870800 | F: +353 1 2870801
E: Duncan.McAlpin@druidsglenresort.com
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I stayed here for a weekend last year and it was amazing. The staff really were first class, so friendly and welcoming and beyond helpful. The rooms were great and we found the whole place really cosy and just a pleasure to be there. We also used the spa and loved it. I would 100% go back to Druids Glen.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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guestservicesadvisor, Guest Relations Manager at Druids Glen Resort, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear IrishGirl1,

Thank you for your excellent review of Druids Glen Resort. Your wonderful compliments regarding our team and the standard of our facilities are gratefully received and I will ensure that they are passed on to each department.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Druids Glen Resort in the near future.

Kind regards,

Duncan McAlpin | Guest Relations Manager
Druids Glen Resort | Newtownmountkennedy
County Wicklow | Ireland

T: +353 1 2870800 | F: +353 1 2870801
E: Duncan.McAlpin@druidsglenresort.com
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Dublin, Ireland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Just back from an amazing weekend at Druids Glen. From the minute we checked in we were made feel very welcome and we were even upgraded to a suite as we were celebrating a special occasion. The service was outstanding across the board - at reception, in the bar, in the restaurant, in the leisure centre. I stay in a lot of hotels with my job and I think the service we received this weekend was the best we ever experienced in Ireland. The food was also exceptional - from the breakfast to the bar food and the meal we had on Saturday night in the brasserie was fantastic! My only complaint is the run I had to go for yesterday to compensate for the Chocolate Fondant! So worth it! The leisure facilities were also very good and the whole weekend was so relaxing and chilled out - exactly what we needed! We were on a Deal Rush offer and unlike some places that look down their noses at you for this, the staff at Druids Glen did the complete opposite! They were extremely welcoming, and even offered us a great deal in the restaurant on the Saturday night. The place was packed so whatever you're doing, keep doing it and thanks a million for a fantastic weekend! We'll most definitely be back! We've started a 'tradition'!!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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guestservicesadvisor, Guest Relations Manager at Druids Glen Resort, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Dear Orla206,

Thank you for taking the time to post your excellent review of Druids Glen Resort. We endeavour to provide all of our guests with exceptional customer service and a memorable experience. It is refreshing to read your compliments regarding your stay. The chocolate fondant is an amazing dessert, I will pass on your comments to our kitchen team. We would be delighted to be part of your tradition and certainly look forward to welcoming you back on your return visit.

Kind regards,

Duncan McAlpin | Guest Relations Manager
Druids Glen Resort | Newtownmountkennedy
County Wicklow | Ireland

T: +353 1 2870835 | F: +353 1 2870801
E: Duncan.McAlpin@druidsglenresort.com
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Address: Newcastle Road, Newtown Mount Kennedy, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Newtown Mount Kennedy
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 #1 of 2 Hotels in Newtown Mount Kennedy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Druids Glen Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 145
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