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“A hotel with ambience”
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Hunter's Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Rathnew
Certificate of Excellence
Stockholm, Sweden
Level 6 Contributor
411 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“A hotel with ambience”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

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.

Room Tip: The rooms with a garden view are the most stunning. I discovered that if I let Hunter's know ahe...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Lovely old hotel that has changed in decades. The food is simple and excellent, grown locally or in the hotels large gardens. Beautiful gardens with tea or lunch served on the lawns. Wonderful calm bedrooms. The place to spend a week with some good books and daily visits to the gardens and stately homes in the area. Very kind and helpful service too. This hotel is a well gaurded secret!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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92 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2011

The Hunter's hotel is certainly in a nice location and does haves a charming ambience. We did not stay here but ate in the restaurant. The food was OK rather than great and certainly nothing out of the ordinary. Given that the Hunter's is expensive, one would expect better for the money. One of us is vegetarian, and there was no reduction in price despite the lack of meat, so it's particularly bad value for vegetarians.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

We had the most beautiful lunch in Hunters - from beginning to end we were so well looked after and accommodated. We had a toddler with us and every effort was made to make sure we had everything we needed. The food was amazing and excellent value and the service was prompt and friendly. I would highly recommend this wonderful place and the fabulous gardens are the perfect place to help walk off those calories!

  • Stayed August 2011
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East Horsley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 14, 2011

The moment you walk into Hunter's you realise that you are somewhere unique and very special. The crisp white linen in the Dining Room, the bar with the photo of the first car in Ireland, the wonderful garden with the famous sign, the vegetable garden with it's scarecrow staright out of Beatrix Potter, and the peaceful setting. This historic inn, which was the half way stopping off point for horses travelling south from Dublin to Wexford and beyond is a glorious piece of history. Many guests are the grand or great grandchildren of their family who have been going here for generations.
The breakfast is cooked to order, perfectly presented, no frills , but wonderful taste.
A very special piece of Irish history to be enjoyed and savoured !

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2011

I have just returned to the "North," and thought I should share my experience of this former coaching inn/hotel. The whole place exudes warmth from the staff to the cosy fires in the atmospheric lounge bar area.
I enjoyed two meals which were excellent in quality, served efficiently by friendly staff, and, in my opinion, good VFM.
Bedroom and en-suite bathroom were spotless, tastefully furnished, and well equipped. The garden is well worth a stroll, and full of an extraordinary variety of plants, trees, shrubs and vegetables. A real oasis away from life's more techy side.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with garden view.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

Just back home and I am compelled to tell the world about a little gem called Hunter's Hotel, Newrath Bridge. We were enthralled by the warmth of heart and generosity of spirit in a world where love is at a premium. Fresh orange (real), poached egg (real) and brown bread (real). Staff (real). And a comfy bed (real). An hotel that has put the 'H' back into hospitality. Some people should not, and others must not throw stones at this charming abode. It is a refuge for the weary and the sad in these chaotic times. Well done management and staff.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Hunter's Hotel
Address: Newrath Bridge, Rathnew, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Rathnew
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Rathnew
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hunter's Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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

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