I live in Dublin but used to reside in Drogheda, and really enjoy going up for weekend visits so I can dine at a couple of restaurant gems (La Pizzeria, Eastern Seaboard, Brown Hound Bakery, Mo's Takeaway). But the issue has always been finding an affordable but nice place to stay in town. The d Hotel is a party hotel with endless stag/hens going on; the Westcourt is also home to a popular nightclub so it's loud. And the B&Bs in town? Let's just say they leave much to be desired.
So we decided to finally try Scholars this past weekend and what a pleasant surprise! We got a superb B&B deal for the evening which included a comfortable, clean and well-appointed room plus breakfast for two and free parking. The ambience of the hotel is wonderful - the bar is quiet and nicely decorated with rich leather furnishings and lots of old-fashioned paintings. Our room had everything we needed; it was small, but perfect and quiet. Breakfast was lovely and the location is so convenient - it's just two minutes walk into the town centre. The best part of Scholars is the service, it is outstanding. I feel like this place only hires experienced hotel and bar/restaurant staff, because they are friendly, competent and go above and beyond to assist guests.
We were so happy with our experience and we'll be going back to Drogheda more often now that we've found such a wonderful and affordable place to stay while there. Thanks so much to the staff for a lovely experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originally built in 1867, this charming town house has been tastefully renovated in a modern style, whilst retaining its historic charm, with stained glass windows and high coved ceilings. Once used as a Christian Brothers house, Scholars now provides all the facilities and features of modern accommodation. It occupies a privileged position in the centre of the historic town of Drogheda, County Louth, only 20 minutes from Dublin airport via the nearby M1 motorway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Scholars Townhouse Drogheda