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An Oige (YHA) Glendalough: Probably the best hostel in Wicklow

The Youth Hostel in Glendalough is located about 1 km from the famous monastic settlement, in an area of outstanding beauty with many walking opportunities. Its one of the most modern in the An Oige group and has all the facilities you would expect to find in a top-notch hostel. There are doubles available as well as the dorms.

Location, location location!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Historical Travel, National/State Park, Backpacking
  • Written December 30, 2006

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Glendalough Hotel: Perfect location

Glendalough Hotel, located literally a stones throw from the ancient monastic settlement at Glendalough, has magnificant views over the valley, pretty good food and altogether is a decent place to stay if you want to contemplate the valley for a while

V popular with functions becuase of its magnificent location (weddings esp!)

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: National/State Park, Historical Travel, Luxury Travel
  • Written December 30, 2006

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Hunters Hotel, Rathnew: The choice of royalty

Hunters is a Wicklow Institution that has been catering to a loyal clientele for over 270 years. Originally it was a coach Inn and you still get the sense of that when you enter its courtyard. I mostly like it for its worn but still genteel air. It's afternoon tea, served on sunny days in the very peaceful and flower filled garden, is deservedly popular, as are its weekend lunches. You can also just come here for a drink in its bar and savour the atmosphere. The surrounding countryside is still unspoiled, so you can go for a stroll on the winding country roads to build up an appetite for your tea and scones :-)

Afternoon tea!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Historical Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Seniors
  • Written May 15, 2006

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Brook Lodge Hotel: Book the Brook !

The Brook Lodge hotel is a luxury Hotel and Spa set in a peaceful setting in Co Wicklow. This is a real treat and though pricey is worth spending at least a night here If you go mid week or when its quiet you will sometimes get an upgrade to a junior suite. Check in time is officially 3pm but if you are there for Spa treatments or meetings etc in the morning they usually will have your room ready before 3.00 unless its at the weekend.

The reception is in the older part of the lodge which has been extended and fitted with modern rooms. There is a country feel to the hotel even though it is big enough and when you enter the lodge you are greeted by an open fire burning turf and 2 very large golden retrievers lazing about in the lobby area. These two dogs are very freindly and adorable and along with a gorgeous sheepdog make up the Offical welcoming committee ! The receptionists and staff were friendly and helpful.

Having been upgraded to a junior suite the accommodation was excellent. The room had a lovely airy feel and as it was on a gable end had 3 windows looking out on to the Wicklow Mountains. One window overlooked the conservatory part of the swimming pool and the hot tub. Unfortunately there was a bit of construction work going on in front of the hotel which distracted from the view but this is only a temporary blot on the landscape as Tom Sharpe might say.

The Spa facilities are excellent and include a pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, Canadian Hot Tub etc etc. There are a good range of treatments available and these can be booked in advance to plan a day / half day schedule with the cost varying depending on what you have done but about E200-E250 for a day seemed close to the average.

The Straberry Garden restaurant is fantastic and all of the food used in the hotel is organic. They have lists of the suppliers and certificates from them to prove that they only use organic produce. Hey if its organic its got to be good for you right : ) even if it is calorie city with some of those organic desserts !

The welcoming committee of the Sheepdog and the 2 Golden Retrievers
The Strawberry Garden Restaurant - featuring only organic food is top class and even if you don't stay at the hotel this is a must if you are in the area.
The Spa facilities are excellent
Rooms fitted to a high standard and the suite had a large flat screen TV with internet, digital TV etc.

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Business Travel, Luxury Travel
  • Written November 22, 2005
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Pinewood Lodge: Home from Home

As a base to explore the surrounding contryside, Pinewood Lodge was perfect, just minutes away from Laragh village (which has a basic shop and a decent pub) and about a mile from the monastic settlement founded by St. Kevin.

Our room was functional, uncluttered and kept spotlessly clean through-out our weeks stay.

We didn't sample dinner at all, but breakfast was fine with a (smallish) selection of cereals and the obligatory Irish breakfast, which was well cooked.

The owners of Pinewood lodge, Mary and Michael, are very welcoming and go out of their way to ensure your stay is as pleasent as possible.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Family Travel
  • Written September 26, 2003
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I can't tell much about our...

I can't tell much about our accomodation, as we stayed at our friend's big, beautiful house.

We had a pleasant stay with his family. They are really nice, made us felt so welcome and enjoyed our stay in Wicklow so much.

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  • Written August 26, 2002

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While visiting Ireland, the...

While visiting Ireland, the best lodging recommendation is to stay at a Bed and Breakfast's. They're all around the island, so it's not that hard to find one when driving around. Here: The Barrow Lodge in Carlow.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written August 24, 2002
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Bay View Hotel, Wicklow Town: Bay View Hotel, Wicklow Town

40 Euros per night for single room

Quite cheap (compared to Dublin anyway)... in a nice little town. In fact not many other hotels to choose from here... Quite old fashioned hotel, spacious rooms, and my room did in fact have a view of the bay (at some distance!). Good breakfast, and live (pretty dodgy when we were there!) entertainment on some nights in the pub downstairs. Private car park at rear.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written August 24, 2002
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REALLY NICE YOUTH...

REALLY NICE YOUTH HOSTEL.
GLENDALOUGH INTERNATIONAL YOUTH HOSTEL.
5 MINUTES WALK FROM INFORMATION CENTER.
NON SMOKING.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written August 24, 2002
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