We made our second visit to this hotel on Sat the 9th Feb. Again we stayed on a Groupon deal, and it was fantastic value for one night plus Breakfast. We brought another couple along with us this time. Last time we were upgraded to a balcony view room looking over golf course, this time although these rooms were unavailable we were allocated another lovely room. In a nutshell this is a a beautiful old hotel(400 yrs old), with no spas or swimming pool, which only adds to its appeal.! Its in one of the most scenic locations on this side of the east coast, a short drive will take you back to Arklow where you will find the Bridgewater shopping centre and cinema. An ideal location for ramblers and cyclists alike.
We did not eat in the hotel last time, but this time we booked the restaurant and it did not disappoint! The set menu at 28 Euro was excellent value(5 euro surcharge for the steak). The service in both the restaurant and bar was also faultless , with friendly helpful staff. A sing song in the bar, followed by another lovely dining experience for breakfast , made for a brilliant stay.
To sum up, this hotel, has kept all its original charm, but is up to the minute for food and service. If you like modern asthetic type hotels with big foyers, and leisure centres this is not for you. If your ideal hotel break, involves a relaxed chilled kick back, with excellent service, take a visit .You wont be sorry. !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the vale of Avoca, one of Ireland’s most beautiful locations, and established in 1608, Woodenbridge hotel is the oldest hotel in Ireland and one of the few remaining family-run hotels. The hotel itself overlooks the vale of Avoca and the amazing Woodenbridge golf club, while Woodenbridge lodge is adjacent to the main hotel and is surrounded by peaceful gardens on the banks of the Aughrim River. All of the rooms are en-suite and with complimentary wireless access. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Woodenbridge Hotel And Lodge
- Woodenbridge Hotel Arklow
- Best Western Woodenbridge Hotel
- Best Western Arklow
- Arklow Best Western