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Arklow Bay Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Arklow
Reviewed July 2, 2013

One often wonders 'who writes these reviews', well in this case we are a very satisfied customer writing about our stay at the Arklow Bay Hotel last weekend. Staff were always very helpful, food was good and the entertainment in the bar of an evening was excellent. Arklow would not be the best shopping town in the country, however we came to relax and not to shop!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Stayed there for one night. We had lunch in the bar which was very nice and then dinner later which again was good but the service was quite slow. Had finished our starter and still hadn't gotten the wine we ordered, had to remind the waitress when she came to take the dishes away. The biggest disappointment was the breakfast it was dreadful. Very poor selection and everything was dried up and we went down for breakfast an hour after it had started so it wasn't like we had left it till the last minute. Even the tea was lukewarm. Ended up boiling the kettle in the room to get some "hot" tea. Can't understand how the lunch/dinner can be so nice and then basic food like sausages & rashers can be so bad. One other thing the water on the table was warm and there was no water glasses had to use the wine glasses.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank AppleDublin
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Great hotel great food and the rooms were good the leisure centre was excellent my only bad thought is the town most shops were shut down and for a Saturday it was empty mainly because of the new shopping centre.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank Michael M
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

My first time coming here was when I was a kid and loved it then.

Have returned with my own family and I love it even more.

There is a laid back atmosphere to this hotel and the staff or lovely.

Love the fact that there is no stairs to climb as there is bedrooms on the ground floor.

We had a family room that was beautifully decorated, the only down fall was that our room had no view, it was off the back wall.

This hotel is just a little out of the town though only a ten minute walk or so and you are in the centre of town. The beach is a stone throw away.

Would recommend this hotel to anyone with a family and just wants to get away from it all.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms are excellent when you have a family
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank angela m
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

I was at a wedding there this weekend, food was excellent, the scenery was beautiful, the grounds of the hotel had lovely walks up to the seafront, staff was lovely, place was spotless, room was nice but you coulden't see out of the window because it was so high up and just looked out onto a roof, price for an overnight stay was a bit much 120 euro, haven't said that the hotel was completely booked out, breakfast was lovely. I would go back to stay in this hotel but would advise that if booking you would ask for a room with a seaview. My only bad complaint was the shower the water was freezing. I was on the third floor and could still hear the music from downstairs at 3a.m. in the morning, this didn't bother me but would see where it would bother other people especially if you have young children who are trying to sleep.

Room Tip: Room with a seaview and dont except anything less if you want to look out of the window
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Ann M
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Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

I had no choice but to have lunch at this poor standard hotel where the staff think they are the guests .
The service was poor , slow and very unfriendly . As to value €13.95 for a plate of fat and frozen veg ????? What do you think ????
The beef was like an old boot , boiled and cut with an angle grinder .. Veg was frozen veg and you would know :):) the gravy and mash was good .
Try the roast pork ... Wow a special !!! Sure was , a plate of hot fat with same gravy and veg that goes with everything else every day ....
The staff at reception were nice and helpful and young manger very good but as to the waiters , they unfriendly , crab face and would turn anyone off going in to this hotel ......

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Stayed for a night with a family of 5 together, room was quite small but didn't mind at all as it is rated 3 star. The facility's at the hotel are great swimming and gym and only bout 15min walk to town centre. The staff at this hotel is excellent great service from the bar staff to the girl that checked us in to the cleaners all very friendly and helpfull, we did have one problem with are toilet kept flushing itself every 3 mins so didn't really get a good sleep but when I did complain they were straight on to it.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Address: Sea Road | Arklow Town Centre, Arklow, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Arklow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Arklow
Price Range: $96 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arklow Bay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 91
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