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“Very helpful staff, good breakfast, wonderful building”

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Scholars Townhouse Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Drogheda
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 14, 2012

Stayed 3 nights, staff answered all of our many questions on restaurants, laundry service, etc. It was nice to have our laundry sent out by the hotel and returned the same day. Interesting building with a history, decorated very nicely, clean and comfy room. The sink taps and toilet were hard to work, kind of a pain to use each day, but the shower made up for it with great water pressure and always hot water. The included breakfast was just wonderful and made the value of the room price even better. The elegant restaurant in the building was a bit too pricey for lunch and dinner for us, but there are several restaurants within walking distance that were good. This was a good location to explore the Boyne Valley by car.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 28, 2012

We had a lovely four-night stay in Scholars Townhouse. The first two days were mostly recovering from jet-lag, but we were very comfortable, and totally ready to go when we left Drogheda. Be sure to have the chicken pie for dinner. Breakfasts are everything you could ask for, and the service is great.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Kathleen N
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

This hotel is nicely maintained. While everything is clean and shiny, there is a pleasant local vibe and a comforting old-fashioned quality to the place. The bar is good to sit in and the restaurant is above average and popular. Some good wine selections by the glass, though not champagne when we were there.There is a lift for wheelchairs.

A few disappointments: the bed was too short and the rooms were not particularly well sound-insulated. The couple in the room next to us certainly enjoyed themselves and made me feel old, but the disturbance (if that is the right word) did not last for long and is the sort of thing that could have happened anywhere. The TV in the room was tiny, but then we didn't even turn it on. The free wi-fi came in very handy instead.

We were there to see Newgrange and The Battle of the Boyne Visitors' Centre - both excellent. By the way, the hotel has paintings relating to the famous battle.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank barfly67
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

Visited Scholars for a Saturday night out with friends. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, great food. About 60 euro a head after all was said and done. It's a beautiful property, and we hope to stay at the hotel on our next visit.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank James H
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Reviewed March 24, 2012

Just called in for a drink the bar does food so if you only want a drink it smells of food, the staff are nice the place is lovely the food is ordinary. I have asked a number of friends who have rated there and the general consensus is lovely place ok food.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 23, 2012

Everything was great (eg food, service, decor) except the rooms are small, poorly fitted and a bit dingy. There was no bath, the beds and pillows were hard and you get neck ache trying to watch the TV. Even the 'Presidential Suite' was made up of small rooms in the same style. Its a shame that they are restricted by 'planning regulations' in that they are not allowed to alter the room sizes but they could be 'brighter' and better equiped. The staff were very helpful and polite.

Room Tip: An attractive town with a rich history. A good stopover for travelling north from the Dublin ferry.
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 15, 2012

My husband and I had a wonderful Valentine’s meal here last night. Upon our arrival we were shown directly to our table which in the usual Scholars standard, was dressed in crisp white linen, single red rose, and candle and to our surprise beautifully presented gift vouchers for a local spa and hair salon. Romantic music was playing softly in the dining room and we were offered a glass of champagne as soon as we sat down. Our appetizers were followed by a champagne and passion fruit sorbet. I enjoyed the lamb shank for the main course while my husband had the fillet steak, both were tender and delicious. We enjoyed a bottle of the house Merlot and my husband managed the desert. Scholars Restaurant was very busy with the waiting staff discretely pulling out all the stops to create a wonderful ambiance for this special night. But then again, I’d expect nothing less from Scholars. The historic town of Drogheda is full of great places to enjoy and this is one of them. If you get a chance to eat here take it!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Scholars Townhouse Hotel

Address: King Street, Drogheda, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Louth > Drogheda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Drogheda
Price Range: $141 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Scholars Townhouse Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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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