On arrival the place seemed ideal. Friendly staff, looked the part and was very close to where we needed.
Myself and partner were visiting Ireland for a friends wedding. We got back after the wedding at about 3am to sleep, looking forward to getting up at 9.30 for breakfast. We were awoken at 6.45am by about 20 children above us running around, jumping off beds, even running around the building and past our room screaming for 3 hrs solidly.
Needled to say we were more than a little angry.
Of course this is not the fault of the children who were there on a scouting holiday, it is the fault of the staff who book a room of 20 young children above the rooms of other guests. Who on EARTH does this?
This completely ruined our experience as we were incredibly tired and angry. Lucky my partner managed to get a full refund which helped a little as paying €69 for the pleasure of 3.75hrs sleep is not what I would call value for money.
I also overheard a guest asking why there was no sausage or bacon included in the breakfast and the staff replied with 'We were not informed you would want bacon or sausage? I'll see if there's any left over from yesterday". Incredible.
Will not need to stay here again which is great as I would rather stay in the surrounding woodlands with no tent and guarantee a better nights sleep.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Formerly an old farmhouse, Newgrange Lodge provides a unique venue the offer hotel accommodation and traditional Irish hospitality at bed and breakfast rates to both groups and the independent traveler alike. We are located opposite the world famous Heritage site of Newgrange, a tomb pre-dating the pyramids and Stonehenge by 400 years. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Newgrange Lodge Ireland/Donore