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Raheen Woods Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Athenry
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

To Lester,Frances, Frank, Paddy & all the team at the Raheen Woods Hotel,

What can we say only a huge THANK YOU to each and everyone of ye who made the 28th of July so special and without a doubt a day we will never,ever forget!
From the beginning we knew we were in safe hands and from the initial booking to the actual day we felt very welcome and truly special!
Nothing was ever impossible and ye were always there with big smiles and more than helpful to fullfill our dreams.
The food, service and attention we received on the day was second to none. Our guests are still talking about the beautiful food, the stunning DeBurgo suite and the friendliness of your staff!! The attention to detail was outstanding and the feeling we got when we walked into the function room on the day took our breath away!
We appreciate all the time, hard work and effort that went into making this day so special for us. Without a doubt ye are a super team and do a magnificent job. We reccommend The Raheen Woods to every couple planning their big day as ye go above and beyond making sure you have the best day possible. As much as I have tried to put it into words how amazing our day was, it would not be possible without Lester, Paddy, Frank and the amazing Frances. Ye are the nicest, kindest people and we cannot thank ye enough for this and for making our day so so magical:)
Sandra & Eoin xxx

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Sept 2012. This Hotel is located about 3km outside of the town of Athenry, Co Galway. The setting isn't particularly inspiring being in a location where Industrial Units are located, some housing estates are present and rural lands form the boundary of the area. The Hotel building itself seems to be a recent addition to the landscape and is maybe no more than 10 years old. Access from the Motorway is convenient enough and the Railway serves the town, but it is about 20mins walk out to the Hotel from the station. The taxi ride is €5 but there was no evidence of taxis around the station when I was there. There is a frequent train service to Galway and also trains to Dublin and Limerick. In the Hotel itself; service was good and friendly. Dinner was served in a little annex to the bar area and was good - 3 out of 5 on a scale. Breakfast was in the Restaurant and was a mixture of buffet and service. It too rates a 3/5. There is plenty of parking on site and even an underground car park. The Swimming Pool affords a relaxing wind down after a day of work or travel and includes sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. I didn't try the gym! These facilities are available at no cost to hotel guests. The rooms are spacious and clean. There are several discounted pricing options on breaks and stays, probably a little bewildering. I suggest that a potential visitor ring in advance an negotiate the price. The business rate was a little pricey compared to other hotels of a similar standard that I use. All in all, an OK place to stay but you will need a car - or you like walking!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

My wife and i have just had a two day break last week in this hotel and must say that we found it a most rewarding experience from the moment we drove into the immaculate grounds with lots of parking to the reception where you are greeted warmly and to all the staff who are one of your greatest assets, all of which are polite ,charming and really efficient many thanks for a most relaxing stay in a wonderful hotel in every respect.

Room Tip: 106 nice room with balcony and looking out to front of hotel.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

My wife and I had the very great pleasure of staying in this hotel last week.First my compliments to all the team, from Majella, Miah and Josephine at front desk, Majella has a smile in her voice, to David and Paddy in the bar, to the kitchen staff for producing excellent food, the chowder is the best in Ireland, to housekeeping for clean rooms and fresh towel, the leisure area is top notch.Breakfast was well catered by Detta.We had a great week and will be back.3 star hotel,5 star performance.

Room Tip: room110 is very quiet with nice view of gardens.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

From the moment we got engaged, I knew that I wanted something a little different when it came to the style/theme of my wedding-I wanted a vintage/rustic theme.

We started to look at Wedding hotels around Galway but nothing was fitting the picture I had in my head of my dream day.

The Raheen Woods Hotel was recommended to me by someone I knew and as soon as we met Frances and had seen the beautiful hotel and surroundings I knew that this was the hotel for our wedding.

Frances made it seem like nothing was impossible and for sure our expectations were met in everyway even though some of my requests were a little different and crazy. As I was having a rustic/vintage theme I wanted to use my own decoration and put my own stamp on the reception room to tie in with my theme. The hotel staff were wonderful, Frank and especially Frances who couldn’t have done enough to help assist us with everything in the run up to our big day.

On our wedding day, when I actually saw the room, I nearly cried, as I didn’t think it was possible to achieve exactly the dream picture I had in my head of how I wanted the room to look. Such great attention to detail was paid by the hotel staff to make sure everything was perfect and exactly how I wanted.

On a personal note, Frances was wonderful on my wedding day…not knowing where my overnight bag was and in desperate need to freshen up; she had a little bottle of deodorant within minutes and even perfume. It was such a personal touch.

The food at our wedding was exceptional, our friends and family are still talking about it. Our guests also commented on the staff, that they were so helpful in a very personal but professional way, little things from taking photos at tables to driving guests back to their B&B’s in the early hours of the morning.

We also stayed in the hotel the next night, along with some of our friends and family. Again the hotel staff and bar staff couldn’t have done enough for us especially Paddy, who was so helpful and efficient. Also a very special effort was made to bring my theme into the decoration of the tables in the bar the second night, which was not something I requested. Without me even thinking of it, they brought out all my wedding centerpieces, candles, flowers etc. again to our area in the bar where we had fabulous food and even our own speaker for our iPod and a microphone. They even had my guest book left out again for people to sign.

As much as I have tried, it is really hard to put into words how wonderful our weekend was in the Raheen Woods Hotel. All the hotel staff work together so well and are such a team. They really made us feel so special and have given us the most wonderful memories of our dream day.

My friends described it as the nicest hotel they ever stayed in and one of the best weekends of their lives. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone’s wedding as they go above and beyond to make your day the very best! Thank you so much to Frances, Frank, Paddy and Lester and all the staff at the Raheen Woods Hotel.

Bernie & Brian Kavanagh

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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RaheenWoodsGM, General Manager at Raheen Woods Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2012

Hi Bernie K,

What a super review. I am so glad that you had the Wedding of your Dreams. Our team try really hard to ensure that all our guests have the best stay with us here.

Frances was delighted with your kind comments, and was genuinely honored to have been part of your Wedding Weekend.,

I will pass your comments on to all the staff, and look forward to seeing you both soon.

Kind Regards,
Frank Corby,
General Manager....

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Reviewed August 26, 2012

My wife & I had the pleasure of staying in this hotel last week end and could not speak highly enough of our experience.
From the moment that we arrived at reception we were welcomed with by charming polite staff. Our rooms were top class and meals served promptly and with a pleasant manner.
We will return and also recommend to our friends
Denis & Kay

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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RaheenWoodsGM, General Manager at Raheen Woods Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2012

Hi Denis and Kay,

So glad you had a brilliant weekend. The Conway Family are a pleasure to deal with, and are part of our valued family here at Raheen Woods.

Don't be a stranger, see you soon when you're back in Athenry.

Sincerely,
Frank Corby,
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

We stayed at Raheen Woods Hotel for four nights in August 2012 and were very impressed by its facilities and general atmosphere of friendliness from all the staff.
Our rooms were comfortable, spacious and warm, which was awkward as the weather was heavy and close. Luckily, we had two opening windows so could 'tailor' the room temperature to suit us. Delivery and collection of luggage at both ends of our stay was speedily and accurately achieved; cleaners were exceptional in dealing with unexpected accidents; reception staff were informative and attentive ito all queries; we had a 'last night' quiz, set by the owner of the hotel (our team didn't win, but I won't hold that against him!) and it was a very good night.
All in all, a lovely, memorable holiday which will be talked about for many years to come in our family. Already planning to visit Ireland again next year for a re-run.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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RaheenWoodsGM, General Manager at Raheen Woods Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2012

Hi CarrieBeca,

It was our pleasure hosting your group here at Raheen Woods. I will pass your comments to Housekeeping and all the other staff.

Lester loves doing the Quiz, and is looking forward to the next one......;-))

Regards,
Frank Corby,
General Manager

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Address: Raheen | Galway, Athenry, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Athenry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach 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) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Athenry
Price Range: $105 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Raheen Woods Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Guests come to Raheen Woods Hotel for that Home away from Home feel only found in a Family Run Hotel." Raheen Woods Hotel Galway is delightfully nestled in the world-famous Fields of Athenry in a most tranquil woodland setting with beautifully landscaped gardens only minutes from the ever vibrant city of Galway. We offer the finest accommodation in Galway. ... more   less 
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