I stayed in the Ashbourne House Hotel for one night only on Sat 2nd June. I was with my daughter and were staying in the hotel as it was close to where a family christening was taking place.
One of the lights in the bathroom was not working but as I was staying only for one night I didn't think this was much of a problem.
The real problem occurred at about 1 o'clock in the morning. My daughter and I were in bed sleeping when our room door was opened and four drunk young people aged about twenty years appeared in our room asking what we were doing in the room. My daughter asked them to leave. It was very late and we had had a long day as we had travelled to Ashbourne from Belfast that morning and then attended the christening. So I decided to speak to the manager in the morning.
The manager listened to what I had to say but the night porters were no longer on duty and she said she would have to contact them. I have yet to hear from the hotel in follow up to my concerns.
This was a serious breach of security. The young people who were given my room's key card could never have given the name on the computer screen to whom the room was registered.
We were only staying one night and therefore had no valuables left in the room. However we were out of our room for eight hours and had any valuables been left there they were obviously vulnerable as the staff do not follow sufficient security checks on guests who claim to have lost their keys.
I should have contacted the police who have a station very close to the hotel.
After speaking to the manager about the security breach we went to have a breakfast which was disappointing to say the least.
The room was on the ground floor and the music from the wedding which was taking place was clearly audible. As was the movement of people past the room door, some of whom had no respect for the fact that others were trying to sleep.
The only positive thing about the stay was that the pub lunch we had on arrival was very tasty.
I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A friendly 3 star hotel, in the heart of the village, 10 min drive to Tayto park, 20 mins to Funtasia Drogheda, bus stop to Dublin outside the hotel, 20 mins from Dublin Airport. Special offers available, €100.00 Bed & breakfast and 4 course meal per double. ... more less
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