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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Woodlands Hotel

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Woodlands Hotel
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Waterford
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“Nice stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

This hotel was absolutely spotless. The food was ok, not huge choic in the bar. The reception staff were lovely. The waitress in the breakfast room was a little star.
However, the decor badly needs updating. Our room was not pleasing to the eye. The tiniest telly in the world, bring your glasses!
Our stay was very comfortable though (once we got more pillows) and I would return. I would recommend this hotel to a friend.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

Our stay was good value for money. The room was pleasant slightly dated but clean and adequate. Breakfast was very good. There was a lively atmosphere in the pub & the staff were very child friendly.
However, the hotel needs a serious deep clean. The bar was filthy, with dirty dishes left on tables. The glass on the cabinets were smeared with dirt and needed to be opened & cleaned. The carpet on the stairs to the leisure centre was well worn & dirty. It needed a vacuum at least. The swimming pool was disgusting. There was at least 5 used plasters discarded at the side of the pool.The grids at the side of the pool were caked in grime & need to be replaced or power washed. The dressing rooms had not been cleaned from the evening before, as there were childrens hair bobbins left on the shower floor.
I can forgive a hotel for being dated. The staff were lovely. The food was very good. However, hygiene left it down big time. I will not be returning again. I would not use the swimming pool if I lived in Waterford.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed here during half term in a family room. They are currently doing some painting in the communal areas and corridors etc. to freshen up. Our room had a few little quirks (you had to stand up against the wall/taps to get a shower as the angle is off. The hot tap in the sink in the bathroom was also badly set with similar issues to the shower). The TV remote control was not working and the staff fixed it right away. It would be useful if there was a standing lamp or such to take away the need for just the overhead lights and bearing in mind that a family room usually has children who may need a nightlight.

The staff are all lovely and do as much as they can to accommodate anything you may need. The rooms are clean if a little dated. The swimming pool is a great way to start your day, especially if you have children.

We found a lovey local pub/bar no more than 5mins walk from the hotel called Oskars. This is in Ballinakill shopping centre. They do terrific food and the service is impeccable, they are also very welcoming of children. The chef even took time to come out and ask if she should make smaller pizzas for the children (aged 7) as they were quite big. I thought that was very nice of her, she didn't have to take that extra step.

This is a great hotel if you are a family, who want to stay near but not in the city and want to be able to get to areas like Tramore without a huge effort or parking fees. The People's Park is on the way back from town and the kids could get to play in the excellent playground and the surrounding parkland before getting to the hotel.

All in all, this is a great hotel to stay in for a short break.

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Thurles, Ireland
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

The Woodland Hotel is very nice and very well priced, however I was left very disappointed by the quality of food that was available from the hotel. The food was very over priced, I had a starter of chicken wings which were covered in sauce. I then had a main course of "Fresh" fish of the day which was clearly out of a packet. The chips, as well as the fish was very greasy. On top of that the coleslaw was warm and clearly left out for to long. Over all I was left very disappointed by the food, with a very limited menu. I found this to be very disappointing and would not go back again as a result, which is a shame as the hotel is quite nice.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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bray
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stayed in the Woodlands hotel on the 30th January.Its a very fine looking building,just a few miles outside Waterford city. A very friendly receptionist Sandra checked us in very efficiently,and in a very pleasant manner.We were on the 1st floor beside lift. We found the room to be spacious,quite atmospheric and comfortable.For once we had more than 1 chair in a double room.There was a couch and 3 chairs,plenty of seating for a small party!! a good sized bathroom. Beds were very comfortable,and we had a pretty good nights sleep. Breakfast was self service except for the service of Tea and Coffee. It was a lovely breakfast,fresh bread rolls,excellent brown bread,nice fresh Coffee,and a very friendly and efficient waitress. I highly recommend this Hotel. We avail of the good value deals for several trips a year,i can safely say the Woodlands was one of the better ones,and i am critical, as i worked in Hotel management for over 20 years.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

This hotel is a "must visit" if in the Waterford Area, we found the staff very friendly & welcoming. Our room was very clean & comfortable,and breakfast was plentiful with a good variety of foods catering for all tastes, again with very friendly & attentive staff. Will definately visit again.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tramore, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

Me and my wife attended a wedding here a few weeks ago. Even though we only live 20 minutes away we had booked a room and stayed the night and I just have to say how impressed I was with the hotel. The wedding itself was great. The food served was excellent, the staff serving us were brilliant and the band did a great job... everyone had such a good night!

My wife was partiucularly impressed with the really friendly receptionist on checkin (and that for such a big wedding there was still plenty of car parking spaces). Our room was clean and comfortable. And the food at breakfast was just as great as the night before. Would definately recommend!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Woodlands Hotel

Property: Woodlands Hotel
Address: Dunmore Road, Waterford, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Waterford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Waterford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Woodlands Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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