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Scholars Townhouse Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Drogheda
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Spent a couple of nights here and it was great. This hotel is winning awards and deserves them all. Staff were great. Food was delicious. Bar was buzzing even mid-week. There was one little drawback. The room we were in was quaint and had beautiful stain-glass windows which do not open and you cannot see out, we asked for a change and there was no problem being moved.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Scholars1867, Owner at Scholars Townhouse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2014

Thank you for your comments, I am glad we were able to accommodate you into a different room on the night. The old Church room is quite small although very plush with large bed and double shower you are correct that the windows do not open. A situation we cannot amend as the windows are protected as they are original. Hopefully there will be more awards to follow this years achievements.

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stayed here for one night on our way to Killarney. What a charming quaint accommodation! Although the room was tiny and the bathroom, while well equipped, was very small, everything was just as you would want it to be for an overnight stay. Clean, quiet and comfortable. The staff were amazing in their attention to detail and to their guests. The restaurant boasts a Michelin rating and deserves it. Our dinner was fabulous as was our breakfast. Two drawbacks. The flight of stairs from the parking lot to the reception made it difficult for us to get our bags in. The town doesn't seem to believe in street names, so it was hard to find. But once we got there and got the bags in everything was outstanding.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Scholars1867, Owner at Scholars Townhouse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2013

We let ourselves down by you having to carry the bags up yourselves. It is the one situation we try top be aware of. Sincere apologies for this mishap. Thank you kindly for the comments on everything else, your feedback is important in helping us to continually improve.

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Mark Mc Gowan

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

We stayed here for our first night in Ireland. After traveling from the West Coast (US), picking up a rental car and driving on the left side of the road, the Scholars Townhouse hotel was exactly what we needed. We arrived early (11 a.m.) and were greeted warmly by the young receptionist. She immediately encouraged us to have breakfast at the hotel (even though serving time was over) and then shared some options for us to explore while we waited to check in. The rooms are all quite different -- some more spacious than others. We stayed in 116 which was quite large and quiet. Our friends stayed in a smaller room right off a noisier street. The bed was extremely comfortable and perfect for a quick nap in the afternoon. The bar and bar service were superb. The food was quite tasty, service excellent, and atmosphere perfect. This was the perfect beginning to a great vacation.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Scholars1867, Owner at Scholars Townhouse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2013

I am glad to here your visit to Scholars was a memorable one. Thank you for making the effort in writing a review. I also hope your colleagues had the same experience, as you said the rooms do vary. I hope the rest of your trip was on par with your Scholars experience.

Mise Le Meas
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Stayed one night and wished it could have been longer. This hotel is so cosy and has lovely staff. The blonde receptionist was lovely. The restaurant was really good quality and beautiful seating area to the front. The room we had had lovely old windows and although small had everything we needed. We would highly recommend for the centre of Drogheda.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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MarkMcGowan, Owner at Scholars Townhouse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

Thank you for your review. These lovely comments do not land on deaf ears. I sincerely appreciate your much valued feed back.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

When climbing Drogheda's Palace Street on bikes en route to the Scholars Townhouse Hotel, I was reminded of the streets of San Francisco--rolling heights that eventually tapered off into an exquisitely inviting Victorian hotel that radiated Old World charm, where lush floral arrangements lined the entry steps and bubbling fountains gurgled refreshingly on the sunny patio.

Once inside we were immediately captivated by the dark oak-paneled decor reminiscent of the hotel's 1867 roots, the many sparkling chandeliers, and the thought-provoking ceiling mural of the Battle of the Boyne (the site of the 1698 battle which determined English rule in the Emerald Isle was mere minutes from the hotel) covering most of the hotel's dining room.

We climbed a spiral staircase leading to our second floor rooms. Our double bed basically filled the compact room which did boast every amenity we would need including en-suite bathroom, coffee machine, hair dryer, clothes cabinet, tv, and a chair for guests. Our children's large corner twin room at the end of the hall was painted a bright yellow and captured the sun's rays coming in from their windowed walls. We knew we were in a medieval town when we could enjoy their views of churches, castle ruins, and towers from the old city walls.

We were anxious to explore the historical sights Drogheda promised--at St. Peter's Parish Church, on Main Street, we could view Sir Oliver Plunkett's mummified severed head, now a treasured relic of the last Catholic martyr. We were told that parts of the old town wall, where Oliver Cromwell attacked and breached the walls in 1649, could be seen at St. Mary's Old Church of Ireland, and we did our best to find them.

Dinner and breakfast at the hotel rivaled any 5 star dining experience. With elegant table linens sporting cloth napkins folded in a tuxedo pattern (our daughter had more fun trying to figure out this technique and was delighted that our attentive waiter took the time to reveal the secret), floral garden views, chandeliers hanging from ceilings painted with the aforementioned scenes of William of Orange and James !! battling it out at the Battle of the Boyne, our evening was almost complete.

We were told that the restaurant's chefs were famous for their home-baked/cooked/prepared meals and their use of locally grown produce and meats. Our tour guide recommended a beef entry as we were in cattle country and we were assured of a top quality dining experience. We can't recommend this restaurant more highly and at breakfast-time we were pleased to not only be offered a top-rated continental breakfast including chocolate croissants, raisin rolls, fresh fruits, cereals and yogurts, but we also had the option of requesting a hot breakfast to order. I enjoyed smoked salmon scrambled eggs and a bowl of Flahavan's award-winning hot Irish porridge.

As were were on a cycling safari, and because it was the middle of an unheard of Irish heatwave, our kindly receptionist was more than happy, upon our departure, to replenish our water bottles with fresh water from the bar.. All the staff at Scholars Townhouse Hotel and Restaurant went out of their way to provide us with outstanding Irish hospitality and service.

Scholars Townhouse is a gem inside an interesting medieval town at the gateway to the beautiful and historic Boyne Valley. Offering the neolithic passage graves of Newgrange, Knowth, and Dowth, the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre, Monasterboice and Mellifont Abbey nearby, we highly recommend using Scholars Townhouse Hotel as a base to explore the Boyne Valley world heritage sites.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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MarkMcGowan, Owner at Scholars Townhouse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

Susan

I am amazed by the detail and poetry in your words detailing my family business and the surrounding town of Drogheda. I would like to sincerely thank you for the effort you have put in to this review. I think you would make a fantastic travel journalist. I will place this review neatly on the wall of my office for all of the staff to see the wonderful job they are doing.

Go riabh maith agat.

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

My husband and I booked into Scholars for a few days and we had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The hotel is stunning, the staff are efficient and friendly and the food is second to none. it was so wonderful that we headed back to stay again on the last day of our trip before heading back to the ferry for Scotland.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We shared a lovely time staying at this refined and, restored Hotel. Parking is ample and secure; rooms airy, super-clean, and quaintly elegant; the staff very friendly and helpful; the site is close to the downtown for walking and shopping; the bar is a bit pricey but, well stocked and, the very best to consider that the house is quiet and, easy to find!!! We gave the accommodations 5 circles!!!

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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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: $102 - $153 (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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