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Lynhams Hotel
Ranked #6 of 12 Laragh B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 22, 2013

We didn't stay at Lynhams but I must recommend the bar. We stopped in for a drink and a bite after a 3 hour hike in the Wicklow mountains and were famished. We arrived at the cross-over point from afternoon to evening menu and so had the choice of both. My Wicklow venison sausages and mash were sensational – others had fish and chips... also very good. The Beamish stout was well-kept and delicious. This is a lovely old pub and the bar area is clean and inviting with enormous charm. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Laragh was a good place for a first overnight stop as we began our around the island road trip. Also close to Glendalough which we planned to visit. Price for Lynhams was reasonable and I was also intrigued by another TA reviewer commenting on how in the winter it reminds one of the hotel in “The Shining”. However it’s nothing like that! For one thing it’s right in the center of the village so not isolated although I could see how one might have that impression if snowed in with no other guests around (we were there in early June – although hotel seemed also quite empty). It’s a nice medium sized country inn in a beautiful setting, with well decorated spacious public areas, bar and restaurant (hotel entrance is on the side although it’s all connected inside). Lots of parking in a private lot in the back. Room was updated, clean, spacious, well furnished with 2 comfortable armchairs and writing desk, (number 111 on the second floor), well lit, nice view of mountains and a stream below with rapidly rushing water (after a day of torrential rain). Hotel was very quiet with the exception of the white noise from the stream so we slept quite well. The bed was moderately firm (king size made up of two twin mattresses so there is a padded seam in the middle). The best feature was the large bathroom, shiny dark green tiles and dark wood paneling, big sink, big tub with what would prove to be the hottest, strongest shower anywhere and of our entire trip. Breakfast in the slightly cavernous restaurant with tall casement windows and rustic decorations on the walls was unremarkable, the sausages and puddings a bit greasy (this was the first and last time I’d order a full Irish breakfast from then on…). But there’s a menu with a list of selections so lighter fare’s possible. Overall, I would say that although you wouldn’t go there for the food, it’s a perfect place to say (4 stars for the hotel, 3 for the food) – especially if you like good showers!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank paxa
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

My husband and i stayed in this hotel 9 years ago for my birthday in july we had a wonderful experience. We decided to revisit it this year. We got the same room and to my disappointment nothing has changed. This hotel seriously needs to be updated. I ran a bath and the water was yellow. I ran it a second time and thankfuly it was ok. The throwover on the bed had stains on it.I had to go down to reception at 11pm to ask them to turn off the extractor fans in the kitchen it sounded like we were on a ferry it was nice and quiet after that. Dinner and breakfast was very basic nothing exciting.........The waiter was very attentive.......We had a beautiful view from our room. The hotel was very quiet for July. We went on a walk up to the other local hotel that is located nearer the tower and it was buzzing there was a great holiday atmosphere there. Lynhams has to think of a way to get those crowds down to there end of laragh.....i didnt feel we got value for money........

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

A warm greeting by a friendly receptionist, large comfortable room with views of the river, ideally situated for the Wicklow mountains. i loved this hotel. the only downside was the fact that the toilet in our room broke on our last night and refused to flush. This was quickly remedied when we mentioned it, despite the lateness of the hour. However, it was clear that this was a regular occurance as the guy that fixed it knew immediately what the problem was and told us it had happened before. the toilet was also incredibly noisy when it was flushed and we worried about waking other guests late at night or early in the morning. We would also liked to have had a more varied menu in the pub but felt that breakfast was adequate given what we were paying..

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank filligirl
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights, back in Easter, just loved everything about the place, food was great, staff helpful, rooms fresh and immaculate, looking forward to our next visit. The surrondings are stunning, very relaxing and peaceful, and theres a few shops very close to hotel. My 2 boys loved it.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

Huge bedroom with a lovely view of the river. Common areas of the hotel are very cosy with open fires. The attached pub is a good example of an Irish local and I imagine would be really enjoyed by tourists. At night time there is noone on reception so you have to go through the pub. Receptionist was really friendly. Has a real local feel. Only thing that let it down was the breakfast. I didn't expect an extensive buffet in a 3* hotel but the breakfast was poor even by B&B standards. There is really nice restaurant across the road so this hotel would be good for foodies to stay if you don't eat in the hotel. Great location for hill walking and exploring Glendalough and Wicklow. Very pleasant.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

Lynhams is a great place to stay if you're visiting Glendalough - the rooms are clean, comfortable and extremely spacious; it's unpretentious, but excellent for the price, and it's located in a beautiful village. We found the service never less than polite, although the degree of genuine friendliness seemed to vary according to who was on duty. Food was perfectly adequate, if nothing out of the ordinary. My only minor gripe was that the hot water system doesn't seem to cope very well when the hotel is full, I probably took my pre-dinner shower later than most other guests and it couldn't manage more than lukewarm.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lynhams Hotel

Address: Glendalough, Laragh, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Vale of Glendalough > Laragh
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #6 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Laragh
Price Range: $134 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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