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“A piece of cake” 5 of 5 stars
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Park Hotel & Leisure Centre
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Shandon, Dungarvan, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Dungarvan
Kildare
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“A piece of cake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My wife's sister has spent the last week staying at this hotel with her family. During their stay, their younger daughter reached her 7th birthday. As a surprise, my wife asked the hotel's receptionist if it was possible to arrange a small cake to be delivered to her on her birthday morning. The cake arrived to much glee earlier today, beautifully decorated and perfectly proportioned for a 7 year old. And to top it off, it was all done with the hotel's compliments - no charge. Full marks for customer service.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ennis, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Stayed for 6 days, three adults and three children aged 2 to 8, house was very clean and all essential facilities, piping hot water, good TV channels, DVD, electric shower, high speed wifi broadband (significant bonus) . Free use of leisure centre and a very quiet location. Ideally located for access to great beaches, Dungarvan town, surrounding villages and easy access by car t Waterford, Tramore, Youghal, thoroughly enjoyed our stay, fine weather greatly helped! Dungarvan has some really good eateries, highly recommend the Tannery.

Room Tip: We stayed in the self catering houses at the rear of the hotel, very good for young family
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Waterford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed in the self catering houses just behind the hotel itself. The house was clean but not maintained to best standards.. (Stains on all wood fixtures, untreated picnic table, stains on walls, stains on sofa. ) Little things like this demonstrate the lack of the hotels commitment to their "4 star" rating. Beds were clean and comfortable. Access to pool was great as we had a three year old with us who loved it. Complimentary kids club at ideal time from 5.30pm to 9pm where they did arts and crafts, played games, and watched movies. Great facility and lovely girls looking after the kids. Just a short walk to the town, no problem for the three year old. A plethora of lovely beaches, restaurants, playgrounds, pet farms, shopping accessible in the surrounding areas. The hotel itself is dated and dark, but the staff were very friendly and helpful. A few subtle changes would make this a perfect four star family getaway accommodation. All in all a fun filled week.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Whangarei
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Lovely hotel, breakfast was great (shame to have it in the windowless restaurant tucked away in the heart of the hotel). Room was clean & tidy with everything you might need. Parking out front.

Utilised the pub at the front of the hotel for drinks & a meal, good atmosphere & food (was nicer than using the actual restaurant, but restaurant menu was available to chose from).

You must note that the hotel is a short walk from the centre of the town, across a busy road. This was no problem really but when eating & drinking in town it added onto the night to walk back to the hotel.

Also note that the leisure centre is open to the public, we were travelling with 2 small children & were put off using the pools due to the swimming lessons & crowds of people.

Hotel is in a nice location & great set up. Not sure if we would stay again, would depend if there was a similar set up hotel in the town itself.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wiltshire
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113 reviews 113 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We asked locals in the town centre if they could recommend a local hotel and that's how we ended up at The Park Hotel.

By the way, this report comes with a number of pictures along with captions but the way that TripAdvisor is displaying photos these days, it is not possible to discern which pictures go with which report or indeed to see the associated captions. There are pictures of the room, the restaurant, the dinner courses taken by myself and her majesty (three photos here) and the view from the hotel front.

We took the dinner, bed and breakfast option at 150 euro and could find little fault with any aspect of our stay. Dinner was certainly not 'haute cuisine' but was substantial, portions of beef were hefty and succulent, vegetables were hearty. The room and its firm beds gave us the best night's rest we have had in some time. Breakfast, served until 10:00 or 10:30 depending on who you ask or which paper you look at (this is Ireland), certainly set us up for the day - we both took the 'full Irish' along with fruit, yoghurt etc.

The restaurant's decor was, in my opinion, quite dull (but HM said she rather liked the muted colours) and the atmosphere was oppressive (either there was no air-con or it was not working) so the ambience at dinner was not particularly comfortable. Service was good at the front desk and at dinner and breakfast.

I could have gone for a rating of 'very good' but the positives far outweighed the relatively minor issues.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Winterswijk, Nederland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Stayed for a couple of nights in this hotel.
Didn't go to the restaurant, but ate at the bar instead.
The waiter comes to take your order, like in a restaurant so I was positively surprised.
The food was served within reasonable time and tasted superb.

The room itself was quite warm, due to the sun shining on the large glass window/balcony door. Without air conditioning, I was forced to open the balcony door during the night.
The bathroom was fitted with bath and shower. The shower head needs thorough cleaning as well as the thermostatic tap. Both were stuck in position because of scaling.

Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have stayed there a number of times since 1997 and enjoyed our stays. Rooms are good but bed mattresses need renewing. Gym is well equipped but upholstery is taped up with Duct tape. Pool is good but changing rooms tatty.
Bar is outdated and dingy.
Food is good

Room Tip: Rooms at front are over car park which can be noisy but have river estuary outlook. Some rooms at r...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Park Hotel & Leisure Centre

Address: Shandon, Dungarvan, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Dungarvan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Dungarvan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Park Hotel & Leisure Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Park Hotel, Leisure Centre & Self Catering Holiday Homes is the perfect venue for a relaxing getaway break on the beautiful Waterford coastline. Situated in idyllic surroundings; The Park Hotel is located on the N25 (main road from Rosslare) (just 15 minutes from the M9, and 30 minutes from the M8 – on the outskirts of the vibrant Dungarvan town on the main Cork – Waterford Roadway. The hotel is situated on it’s own 5 acres of landscaped gardens overlooking the Colligan Estuary; and adjacent to Dungarvan Bay, and Dungarvan Town Centre. Dungarvan is a lively town with a list of award winning restaurants, Bars, and with only a 5 minute drive to 3 Golf Courses and the beautiful Clonea Beach – this is Paradise for all discerning holiday makers who want quality food, accommodation, service, shopping, sight-seeing, golf, combined with a truly Irish social life to enhance the trip. Set on an excellent road network you will not spend your holiday on the road or stuck in traffic. ... more   less 
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