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The Glendalough Hotel, nestled in the heart of County Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland, is the perfect place to stay to appreciate the stunning natural beauty of the local area. Walk along the Wicklow Way, have a go at angling throughout the region, visit one of the fantastic golf courses in the area or enjoy a spot of archery or clay shooting.
All of the guest rooms at the Glendalough hotel are spacious and traditional in design and come equipped with everything you need for a relaxing break. Sit back on your comfortable bed and relax in your own space.
The Glendasan River Restaurant serves a delicious array of home-cooked food throughout the day for you to sample during you stay. After a hearty meal, settle in The Glendalough Tavern and experience true Irish ‘craic’ while sipping on a traditional Irish drink.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 42
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- 24 hour front desk
- Multilingual Staff
- Concierge Desk
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
- Room Service Not 24hr: Yes
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Sofa Beds Adults: Yes
- Cable/Satellite TV channels
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Golf Course (9-hole) Free: No
- Name: Dublin Airport
- Distance: 76.6 kilometres
- Cots/Cribs Free: Yes
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Children's Menu available
- Highchairs available
- Guide dogs only
- Nearest Airport Name: Dublin Airport Distance: 76.6 kilometres
To view our full selection of accommodation in Wicklow, view our hotels in Wicklow page.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 556 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Stay Date: 12/2017, Mick B wrote this review.
My Girlfriend and I spent a Friday night in the hotel. We wanted a quiet location and a place we could go for a nice walk so we choose here. I have stayed a number of times before so knew what it was like. We found the room very cold despite the radi… See more
My Girlfriend and I spent a Friday night in the hotel. We wanted a quiet location and a place we could go for a nice walk so we choose here. I have stayed a number of times before so knew what it was like. We found the room very cold despite the radiator being on .Its too big a room for such a small radiator. We ended up spending most of the evening in the bar where we had a lovely dinner. Lamb shank and fish n chips . Both were lovely. But to our disappointment there was a Christmas party staying. So after retiring to bed about 10pm to sleep it was apparant we would not sleep because of the music vibrating through the room. We complained to reception to be told it will stop about 1am. 1:30 am it stopped. Taking we were the only couple not part of the party the manager should have given us a discount . I complained at departure and wrote an email with no reply nor apology. It has tarnished our experience . I would be reluctant to stay again. Food staff and location were lovely so I won't give a bad score . Collapse
One Night Was Enough
Stay Date: 12/2017, gerio wrote this review.
We went to this hotel as part of a night away three sisters and one sister in law .When we got there the room s were colder inside then outside so we went down to get a bite to eat asked the girl at reception would she sort out room heat she said it … See more
We went to this hotel as part of a night away three sisters and one sister in law .When we got there the room s were colder inside then outside so we went down to get a bite to eat asked the girl at reception would she sort out room heat she said it would be sorted by the time we went back up on our retured (two hours later} the room was just the same so two of or group were moved to another room then we asked for extra pillows and duvets as we still thought room was going to be cold .We had asked for heaters to be put in both rooms even when we went to bed still no heaters ,duvets,or Pillows .Now some people will say we should have changed hotel but by tge time we had eaten we had also had a drink so none of us could drive till next morning . While the food we had in hotel was great would never ever go back again the staff in bar were very bad but i dont blame them i blame who ever trained them as he should be sacked the girl who looked after us at reception was a lovely girl never stopped saying sorry we did get a discount next morning for room but that by then was too late never again. Collapse
Don't degrade yourself here, stay in a B&B when visiting Glendalough
Stay Date: 11/2017, Chris M wrote this review.
After reading some of the negative reviews before I left for my stay, I decided to give the hotel (and I use the term hotel lightly) the benefit of the doubt but they aren't wrong. On arrival we upgraded for a extra fee to a "Superior Room" which tbh… See more
After reading some of the negative reviews before I left for my stay, I decided to give the hotel (and I use the term hotel lightly) the benefit of the doubt but they aren't wrong. On arrival we upgraded for a extra fee to a "Superior Room" which tbh wouldn't even be on a par with a hostel bunk bed. The room itself was absolutely freezing, the radiators turned up to full setting wasn't even lukewarm. Dust setting all over the room that had obviously been sitting for weeks (Even months), this definitely wasn't a day or 2 built up. On arrival met with flies all over the room. Woke up following morning to an extra 10 or 15 lying dead on the floors/window sills. Where they came from I don't know because the windows weren't opened. The headboard of the bed (see attached image) was disgusting. This is a really run down hotel and definitely not worth the money. Holes all over the walls in the room and a bed sheet for a duvet. Also, this seems to be an acceptable standard of service to the hotel as we raised our concerns at reception and were assured that we would be contacted by the hotel, but surprise surprise never heard anything. Sent a follow-up email also and got ignored. This review, as well as other countless ones, will also more than likely be ignored by a hotel who are intent on charging extortionate tourist prices for a run-down building. AVOID unless you want to sleep in squalors, otherwise get a B&B where for half the price you are guaranteed a clean room and a clean building. Collapse
Nice in the off-peak
Stay Date: 11/2017, Alan F wrote this review.
Dropped in here for lunch on our way south. We had a Panini, Caesar salad, rock shandy and a coffee. All served quickly and politely but there was very few people there. I have been there in the summer time and it is mayhem. Food was excellent and ho… See more
Dropped in here for lunch on our way south. We had a Panini, Caesar salad, rock shandy and a coffee. All served quickly and politely but there was very few people there. I have been there in the summer time and it is mayhem. Food was excellent and hot and average hotel prices. Free parking outside but as I said earlier summertime very hard to get in. Popular place particularly for coach tours in the summertime. They could do it attending to their outdoor area a little bit the large metal canopy holding up the roof is showing signs of mould. Worth a visit with the lovely walks around the general area before or after lunch. Collapse
Totally disappointed! Avoid hotel!
Stay Date: 09/2017, Linda K wrote this review.
I had my wedding here in Sept this year and to say the overall experience leading up to it was a disgrace would be an understatement! There was minimal communication before our wedding day by the so called 'wedding planner'. He was rarely contactable… See more
I had my wedding here in Sept this year and to say the overall experience leading up to it was a disgrace would be an understatement! There was minimal communication before our wedding day by the so called 'wedding planner'. He was rarely contactable and rarely returned our calls. Once our deposit was paid, they didnt want to know anymore! A total price was agreed months before the big day and I received a call 3 days before our wedding only to be told they wanted a substancial amount more! I received a call from the owner John Casey who I can only describe as completely arrogant and a bully wanting more money days before our wedding, he completely went against the price that had been agreed with the wedding planner and seemed very prepared to call the wedding day off if his higher price wasn't accepted, total bully boy tactics! The wedding reception room is quite nice when done up but the hotel itself and rooms are run down and freezing cold, service in restaurant and bar is shockingly bad, there is a very high turnover of staff and if you want anything be prepared to wait a long time! There is no bridal suite, its just a plain room with an added couch! The lights were out on the first floor where my guests had young children staying, total health hazard as they couldn't see where they were walking and had to request lighting to be fixed, only to get a tiny lamp plugged in the hall way. Alot of guests complained their rooms were covered in dust! I was 40 mins late to my ceremony as I was waiting to be called when guests were seated but nobody came to get us. The wrong music was played on my entrance to the ceremony. My bridesmaids were left waiting in the rain for more than half an hour at the lake after the photos were taken as the 'courtesy' bus never came straight back for them, which resulted in them trying to walk back to the hotel in their heels and getting soaked, the bus eventually arrived as they were walking! On leaving the next morning we realised we had left a very expensive camera and my new expensive wedding shoes in the wedding reception room, they weren't there next morning, they never turned up and we can only assume they were taken by whoever cleaned up the room, we never got them back! Overall the management is a disgrace and don't care for customer service or service of any kind really! The only thing the hotel has going for it is the location and unfortunately it's the only one in the area so they have no competition, therefore they see no reason to satisfy the customer! I would advise all future brides to avoid this hotel at all costs, it's a high price to pay for such a poor service on what is supposed to be one of the most memorable days of your life! They completely tainted the whole day for me and I will never give them any business again! Collapse
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