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“Afternoon tea”
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Bellinter House
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Navan
Certificate of Excellence
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61 reviews
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“Afternoon tea”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

I visited Bellinter House again just for afternoon tea in August on the way home from a dissapointing stay in Carton house. Just driving up the drive towards the house lifted all our spirits. I just love this hotel its old,quirky and comforting (my sister calls it her happy place)! The staff are so nice and friendly.
We have booked to stay again this june for a night and we cant wait (i may also have to bring my boyfriend here for our anniversary as im always raving about it but he has yet to experience it)! I am counting down the days till our stay.
Definitly my favorite hotel in Ireland!!!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

I recently dined in the restaurant at Bellinter House with my family for a birthday dinner. I have never been so let down by a seemingly 'high class' restaurant,I expected more with it being the sister restaurant of the award winning Eden restaurant in Temple Bar (as per the website). The service was some of the worst I have ever experienced. The two young ladies working were not trained to work under the pressure that is obviously expected of them, and the lack of supervision and management was blatantly obvious . We waited over half an hour for a drink having to ask four times about it. The starters were delivered before the drinks. The food was mediocre, definitely not the standard I would expect from a restaurant of that standard. Our table was not quality checked, the steaks were over cooked with no opportunity to let the staff know as no-one returned to the table until well after the meal was finished. Having waited more than an hour for the main course one would expect the steaks to be at least cooked to the guests liking.
In all it was an awful experience. If I was paying less for the food I would have ignored the absence of a manager and maybe would sympathize more with the two young inexperienced staff, however paying a large bill for a culinary experience that was so underwhelming and disappointing really infuriated me.
The lack of someone in charge and accountable for the madness and disorganization on a busy Saturday night makes me think that something is very wrong with the restaurant.
Needless to say I will not be returning to the restaurant.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here the 4th of February with my partner and we both loved it. We stayed in the rooms above the bath house. contrary to what other reviewers have said we found the hotel and rooms to be lovely and warm. The food was fab and the staff all nice. The entire place is spotless. One or two cobwebs in the hard to reach places, but who doesn't have them! The leisure area was also very well kept and clean! I will defo return. Well worth a visit.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ireland
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

We recently stayed here for a night,and were absolutely thrilled with the decor, the food and the staff.One girl in particular went that extra mile which made such a difference to our stay.She was so friendly and informative and had all the local knowledge.Thank you Sabrina we will be back soon.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

We booked a Luxury Retreat package and where expecting great things as the place got so many rewards - we were more than disappointed. We arrived a little early and our room wasn't ready yet so we decided to go to the sauna/pool area to waste some time. Not only are the facilities old, what is worse, they were incredibly dirty - used towels, dirty floors, empty plastic cups on the ground, a big hole in the wall of the men's shower, no bathrobes or shoes! After the first shock we then wanted to check-in (half an hour after the regular check-in time) and our room was still not ready. We were told to wait 'a few minutes' and have a drink. We eventually got a room (not the one we booked) 1.5 hours (!!) after check-in time. The room was nice to be fair but the rest of the house and facilities old and in need of a good clean.The restaurant food was average but the atmosphere a bit prison-like. The treatments in the spa were good and the facilities there in a good condition - must be a different management.
We complained at check-out and got a discount but to top things off, they tried to charge us for bar food we never ordered on the invoice!
Bellinter House is a lovely building and has great potential but there seems to be a complete mis-management of the hotel and facilities. Really wonder when they won all those awards and what happened since...not recommended!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2014

Cannot fault this place one bit. Was treated to a very relaxing weekend here recently by my partner and everything about it was just top quality. Service was fantastic, we had a girl called Lisa waiting on us most of the time & she couldn't help us enough. Really nice girl. The food is absolutely gorgeous. It's worth going down for the breakfast alone! (Porridge is a must try!) You could have anything & everything off breakfast menu. Dinner in Eden was equally nice. The trout fillet is delicious.Bellinter house doesn't look like it has been refurbished at all - that is the beauty of it. It is very sweet & quaint.
Can't recommend enough - if you're looking to get out of the city this is the place to go! Only 40 mins from Dublin. Can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: We were in Room 4 in 'The Ruin'. It was very spacious and beautiful. The main hing is it was...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Bellinter has a lovely chilled out feel. It's a place to go and just relax: Sit by log fires; take walks; enjoy the out door hot tub; and play a game of pool. It's very different from your every day hotel. Some bits and bobs might need upgrading but that certainly doesn't take away from Bellinter and for me almost adds to the charm. The staff are wonderful and the food is very nice. We always look forward to going back...

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bellinter House

Property: Bellinter House
Address: Bellinter Bridge, Navan, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Meath > Navan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Navan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bellinter House 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bellinter House selected in the top new Hotels in the world by the Conde Nast Traveller Hot List 2007. Quote from Conde Nast Traveller Hot List 2007 review: "Huge original fireplaces and antique mirrors ... mesh with original designer furniture and quirky lighting in the atmospheric Drawing Room. The grandeur of great wooden staircases and beautifully embellished plasterwork is softened by personal touches such as lightbox wardrobes." ... more   less 
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