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“Great Facilities”
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Arklow Bay Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Arklow
Dublin, Ireland
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“Great Facilities”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Booked three rooms saturday week ago. Gym and pool across in a separate building to the hotel but gym is well equipped with squat and bench racks.

Dinner in hotel excellent, all staff very friendly and accommodating. We communicated an issue to staff and the general manager rectified immediately.

Would visit hotel for sure.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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ArklowBayHotel, General Manager at Arklow Bay Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear David S

We really appreciate your lovely comments. Everyone here strives to ensure our guests have a great stay. We looking forward to looking after you again here soon.

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Tina O’Sullivan
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Hotel is nice friendly atmosphere clean and tidy staff are nice. It is a bit of town and I wouldn't advise walking home after a night out, this has nothing to do with the hotel though! I enjoyed the breckfast good spread, and nice fresh fry

  • Stayed April 2013
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Thank Choinne
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ArklowBayHotel, General Manager at Arklow Bay Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear Choinne,

We are delighted to hear that you found the hotel had a nice friendly atmosphere and we will look forward to welcoming you here again. We are always more than happy to book taxis for any guest who do not wish to make the short walk into the main street and would certainly do this for you on your next visit.

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Tina O’Sullivan
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night recently, with a voucher my boyfriend and I recieved as a gift. Reception staff were cheery, lovely and very helpful. Room was fine, wasn't wowed by it, but wasn't disappointed (I'm very picky when it comes to hotel rooms!) Beautiful view of the lake and sea from our window. Went for a walk to feed the swans by the lake, lovely grounds. Had dinner booked later on in the restaurant, reception staff led us into the bar, once again very accommodating. Bar staff seemed a little under pressure even though not much was going on, waited 10 minutes to order a drink while sitting at the bar, it seemed both staff were covering the restaurant and bar, which is understandable. The food was absolutely gorgeous, starters, mains and deserts, all beautifully presented and tasted so good! Followed by some drinks in the bar which had a nice atmosphere. Overall we both really enjoyed our short stay.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Shawnantonia
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ArklowBayHotel, General Manager at Arklow Bay Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear Shawnantonia,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your comments. I was disappointed to hear that you had to wait for bar service and will use your comments to help us further our guest experience. I am delighted you loved your meal and really enjoyed your stay overall. As you said the view of the pond is absolutely beautiful and the swans and ducks must surely be the best fed in Ireland.

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Tina O’Sullivan
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

stayed for the weekend and had a very nice time... checked in early but we were unhappy with our room, we asked to be moved and were without a problem.. staff went over and beyond to be helpful.. we ate in the bar and the food was really top class and well priced.... it was a busy place but at no time did the staff not have it under control...

Room Tip: rooms on the bay side has a view of the pond and the sea....
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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ArklowBayHotel, General Manager at Arklow Bay Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear Corina M,

We are happy you found the staff so helpful during your stay. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team and look forward to your next visit.

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Tina O’Sullivan
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Stayed here recently for a family wedding and we had a brill time service was good as was the food.the rooms were not the best a bit outdated and in need of a clean.The breakfast was excellent as was the spa.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

The hotel is in dire need of a good clean and upgrade. The hotel room was freezing - I had to wear my sweater in bed. Everything looks tired and grubby... for the price I paid i thought it was poor value for money. The leisure centre is very good with lovely pool but I wouldn't stay in the hotel again unless it had a massive upgrade - my time is too precious to spend it freezing my butt off in a really poor hotel environment.

Room Tip: Just don't stay there! if you have to - ask for a humidifier...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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ArklowBayHotel, General Manager at Arklow Bay Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear 410Lucy,

We are very disappointed that you did not thoroughly enjoy your stay and would of made every effort to rectify any problem during your time here had we known. Over 60% of our bedrooms were upgraded in the last 12 months with the balance due for completion this year. Please contact me directly to discuss your stay further.

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Tina O’Sullivan
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We, my husband our two children and my mother-in-law stayed here just this weekend gone. We had a lovely break. We came down on Friday night and booked in for dinner in Howard's Restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Very friendly and attentive staff - they checked in with us every now and again which in my view is very important. We had a large sized family room on the ground floor which was perfect. It was clean and comfortable. The only negative comment I would have about it was there was a smell of damp in the room and possibly there was a leak in and around the toilet as I saw that the floor in the area around it was wet. But this was only a minor problem and we worked around it.
The leisure centre was just across from the hotel and the swimming pool was lovely. Well enjoyed by all of us especially our two children. My husband and I also enjoyed the jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.
I will definitely be returning to this hotel in the near future.

Room Tip: Our room was on the ground floor just past reception and was spacious for us - room 112.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Eve031
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ArklowBayHotel, General Manager at Arklow Bay Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear Eve031,

Thank you for taking your time to write your review. I am delighted that you found the food and service outstanding during your stay. The minor problem you had with the leak was rectified as soon as we were alerted to the problem and I am glad to hear it did not diminish your enjoyment of the stay. We look forward to welcoming your family here again soon and can also request the same room for you on booking if available.

Regards

Tina O’Sullivan
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Property: Arklow Bay Hotel
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
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Arklow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Arklow Bay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 91
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