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Woodford Dolmen Hotel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Carlow
Certificate of Excellence
Killarney, Ireland
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6 reviews
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“Micheal”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

We had a most pleasant stay in the Dolmen. The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful, the food was really good and the athmosphere pleasant and quiet. A most enjoyable and relaxed stay. Well done Dolmen.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Hi Micheal,
Delighted to read you enjoyed your stay with ourselves, our motto is Warm Welcome Awaits & we truly believe our friendly & helpful staff are what makes us different from other hotels, so it's lovely to see this reflected in your comments.

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review here & for your recommendation.

I hope we can look forward to welcoming you back to Dolmen Hotel again soon.
Regards
Colin Duggan - General Manager
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Carlow, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2013

I had my wedding in the dolmen in April 2013 and I have to say they could not have done more for us, from the months leading up to the wedding right up to the week after, when one of my bridesmaids shoes were found in the hotel and still contacting me to let me know they were there. The staff were so helpful and friendly.
The food was amazing,
The rooms were lovely and clean,
Everything was amazing,
Thank you,

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank ead d
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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Hi ead d
I hope you have settled into married life & are enjoying these first few special weeks as husband & wife.

I'm delighted to read your comments about your overall wedding experience with us. As one of the leading wedding venues in the South East, we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable day for all our brides & grooms so it's lovely to hear this back from our couples after the day.

I thought the missing shoe would just be forgotten about but both Clare & the reception girls reminded me of the "importance of shoes in making an outfit" so I'm glad that we could return it to your bridesmaid.

I look forward to welcoming you back for your 1st Anniversary celebration if not sooner.
Regards
Colin Duggan - General Manager.
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Ireland
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

We stayed at the Dolmen Hotel on special deal. We booked in initially for one night. We were made feel so welcome, the staff were lovely and friendly, Accommodation and food were excellent. We ended up staying for two nights.

We will definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Hi Peter,
Just wanted to respond to you to say thank you for your 5 star rating of your stay with ourselves this week. It was lovely to meet you & I'm delighted to read that you extended your stay for a 2nd night because of the welcome you received & your overall experience with us.

Brid & Mary said to say they hope your son enjoyed his school trip & we all look forward to welcoming you back to Dolmen Hotel again,

Regards
Colin Duggan - General Manager
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2013

We spent two nights here last week for a wedding. The rooms are basic- clean and comfortable. No air con which I found a nightmare - so hot at night. The walls are paper thin and I could hear my the people in the room next door and the room above.
First day the breakfast was cooked to order and was delicious but the second day it was buffet and it was chaotic to say the least. I didnt enjoy the buffet breakfast at all. The tables were dirty and there seemed to be very little waiting staff.
I ate in the hotel the night before the wedding which was lovely and the wedding meal itself was also really good.
The staff in the hotel are really nice and made our stay, especially the Head of the Restaurant - I think his name is Ashley? Really nice gentleman, served us dinner one night and breakfast on the first morning and had something nice to say to us when he would see us around the hotel. And also the receptionist Melissa who took the time to email me some hairdressers numbers when I queried about local salons.
All in all - good value to stay in, nice good and great staff so thumbs up

Room Tip: Dont get a room out the front where the carpark is - its too noisy late at night! For older people...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Hi Irishtown12
Thank you for this review of your 2 night stay with us especially your kind words about our staff & in particular Ashley & Melissa, I will be sure to pass on your comments to them as they are very appreciative of guests taking the time to recognise them for what they say is "just doing their job"

In terms of the buffet breakfast, you don't mention the time you came down for this, but our experience is that the last half hour or so is usually peak times so its usually much busier during this time that for the rest of breakfast which can result is small delays in tables being cleared etc.

Anyway glad to read that overall you enjoyed your time with us & thanks again for your thumbs up.

I look forward to welcoming you back to Dolmen Hotel again soon
Regards
Colin Duggan - General Manager
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dublin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2013

We recently had an overnight stay at the Dolmen Hotel. Just over an hour from Dublin. The staff were very friendly and helpful.Food in the restaurant was great value. The breakfast was plentiful, with a good choice of foods, and didn't finish until 10.30.. Good music in the bar. The grounds are beautiful, we will definitely be back

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Hi fd4Dublin
Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5 star rating on your recent stay with ourselves, your rating & recommendation is very much apprecaited.
Luckily for us we are very conveninently located to main cities like Dublin & Waterford & access is simple via the new M9 motorway so we get the opportunity to meet lots of lovely guests like yourself looking for a break away without the long distance drive.

It's lovely to read your comments on our food, staff & grounds & one of the nice parts of my job is passing on these comments to my team in the relevant areas as it means a lot to them to hear back that our guests enjoy thier time with us.

Again thank you for your 5 star rating & we look forward to welcoming you back to Dolmen Hotel

Regards
Colin Duggan - General Manager
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Dublin
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Attended a wedding here recently, have to say had a fantastic time. The wedding package was brilliant, the refreshments on arrival at the hotel were very nice. The meal was delicious and the overall wedding night was really great! The room itself was a little bit dated, could definitely do with an update but it was very comfortable all the same. Would not hesitate to stay here again! The grounds are beautiful and it's a nice distance from Carlow town. The wedding was enjoyed by all who attended, well done to the Dolmen.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Hi IdeeDublin,
Thanks for your lovely comments on your recent stay with us & delighted to read you enjoyed the wedding celebrations. We're a little biased but we too love our 10 acres of gardens & the views of the surrounding countryside on offer & thanks to our unbeatable all inclusive wedding packages we are one of the leading wedding venues in the South East so its great to hear your words echo this back.

In terms of our bedrooms, while guests comfort is our main priority, we are undergoing a phased bedroom refurbishment programme to update the colours etc so I'll be sure to pass on your comments to our painter to let him know all his hard work is not in vain.

Thanks again for your recommendation & we look forward to welcoming you back to Dolmen Hotel again soon.

Regards
Colin Duggan
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Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here recently, to celebrate a wedding. The staff were welcoming and attentive, and the rooms were comfortable and clean.
The only downside was the sat nav couldn't pin point it. But it is visible from the road if you keep going!
Will definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2013
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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Hi Hpv72
Thank you for your 5 star rating of your recent stay with ourselves. As one of the leading wedding venues in the South East, we pride ourselves on delivering a unique & memorable day for both the couple & thier guests so I'm delighted to read you enjoyed attending a recent wedding with us.

Not sure why your Sat Nav didn't pick up the hotel, it's not normally a problem. Here are our GPS coordinates so you can add to your Sat Nav for your next visit to us. Lat52.813761 Long -6.951320 or on Garmin Sat Nav the code is R6J-20-LQ8

Thanks again for your lovely recommendation & looking forward to welcoming back to Dolmen Hotel again soon.

Regards
Colin Duggan - General Manager
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Property: Woodford Dolmen Hotel
Address: Kilkenny Road, Carlow, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Carlow > Carlow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Carlow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Woodford Dolmen Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 83
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