If you enjoy a rare opportunity to experience a hotel with ambience, don't miss Hunter's. This hotel, or coaching inn (probably the correct label) belongs to a breed that is becoming increasingly rare. Old woodwork and polished brass. In the same family for generations and maintained and run with precious, loving affection, both building and gardens, this is a place without stress. If I had been a writer, I would have moved in and never moved out. Afternoon teas in the garden are a memory. The restaurant is good, honest and home cooked. Coffees (or Tea) in the Morning Room in front to the fireplace is difficult to equal in coziness. The bar is the kind of friendly place that encourages you to meet new friends in the absence of background music, and the owner is parked behind the bar, of course. Hunter's is one of those places to remember and creates memories. They have installed limited WiFi too for the convenience of guests, which was a good idea.
I've stayed here now at least a dozen times.
Every time it's an effort to leave to go back home.
But I shall return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ireland's oldest coaching inn. Owned and operated by the same family for nearly 200 years. The hotel, where the King and Queen of Sweden have stayed, boasts open fires, antique furniture and award-winning gardens by the banks of the river Vartry in County Wicklow. Situated in the countryside 40 minutes from Dublin city and 5 minutes from Mount Usher gardens. Lunch, dinner and morning coffee are served daily. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hunters Hotel Wicklow
- Hunter's Hotel Ireland/Rathnew, County Wicklow