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“Lovely break”
Review of Hunter's Hotel

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Hunter's Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Rathnew
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Lovely break”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Very accessible to Dublin and a lovely location. The food was very good and the relaxing attitude of the staff was great. Rooms reflect the age of the hotel and although you are only 30 minutes from Dublin, it seems a lifetime away. Quirky and well worth a visit for the food alone. Lovely little bar and a separate drawing room all with real fires.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Wexford, Ireland
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here many times before but not for some time until last week. We'd forgotten how unique this hotel is. From the moment we were shown to our room with a real fire lit on our arrival, we were sent back in
time. Dinner was simple, tasty and prepared with care. Then drinks in the bar afterwards (also by the fire) was quiet, relaxing and we felt like we were staying at a friends house as guests all greeted eachother. Staff were courteous and helpful without being overbearing or intrusive. But the gem is the hotel itself, bed linen, bathroom and bedroom were spotless and the olde worlde charm continues throughout with antiques, quirky prints and with a hunting theme. If you are looking for glitz, glamour and a cocktail list (I laughed to myself when I heard another guest asking for one), this is not your place but for that warm and fuzzy feeling, then it is. We even had hot water bottles put in to our bed! Thoroughly charming....

  • Stayed December 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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85 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2013

We visited the restaurant at Hunter's Hotel just before Christmas... Ticked in the lovely Wicklow county and surrounded by sheep farms, this inn has been under one family ownership for over 200 years. After sharing a hot whiskey before the fire we were seated at a beautifully set table in the dining room... My lamb's liver and bacon was delish. Other dishes got high marks. Excellent service. Retired again to our fireside for some champagne.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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688 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2013

A good friend from Ireland introduced us to this wonderful classic hotel. Near the end of November we stopped in for tea. We sat in a sitting room in front of a classic fireplace surrounded by antique furniture. Everything was wonderful and it was the perfect way to relax at the end of the day. A classic piece of history in the Irish countryside. Hard to beat the experience!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

Probably the best way to describe this gem of a place is to imagine you were invited by well-to -do and generous friends to spend a weekend in their country house. (Admittedly at Hunter's you pay for the experience!) Three of my sisters and I took our 80yr old mother away for a night and 2 weeks later she is still talking about it!! In previous reviews the beautiful rooms, the super-attentive staff and the lovely food are accurately documented. But somehow there is something beyond those descriptions that is to be had at Hunter's. .. Nothing was too much trouble, nothing was hurried , staff took time to chat and actually seemed genuinely interested in their guests having a special time.Just go and see for yourself!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Dublin
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2013

We were introduced to this wonderful, olde world haven, by our dear friend Sarah over a year ago. Since then it has grown on us on each return experience. From the wonderful relaxed, calm atmosphere, to the charming and evocative interior and antique furniture complimenting the beautifully maintained building with such fine original details all set in such beautiful gardens you cannot but enjoy your time here. These aspects of a "Hunter's experience" are only surpassed by the fantastic food that never fails to satisfy and please the discerning palate. Hunter's is simply a "MUST" if you want to sample the best that Ireland has to offer, by way of standards that should be the benchmark of hospitality but that are sadly disappearing in today's hectic world!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Richmond, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Family lunch is always special here at the oldest coaching inn in Ireland. Great food great service and beautiful gardens and property..a must do in Wicklow. The family go regularly to Hunters for special occasions, and we bring visitors here for a truly unique experience

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hunter's Hotel

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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