We like the Arklow Bay Hotel well enough. The food is fine, if a tad expensive. The leisure centre is grand, if a little dated. Would be quite excellent with a bit of updating. There is a nice foyer with comfortable seating. The high point is the location. Truly lovely lake with ducks and swans. Very enjoyable 15 minute walk around it. Great views of the sea.
Where this hotel fails, and fails spectacularly is the bar. While the quality and selection of beverages is good, it's the bar staff. Several times I have been left waiting for service, while 3 or 4 staff are in conversation at the end of the bar. I happened to mention we were at the hotel in a pub up town. The joke was how hard it is to get served. More
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