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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
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 542 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
NIce Hotel/Badly Managed
Stay Date: 09/2017, Art M wrote this review.
We stayed here for two days in Sept 2017, on a B&B basis. Generally, we had a mixed bag kind of experience. The good parts were as follows: • Location – this was great; as Glendalough (the famous historic/monastic site) is right on your doorstep a… See more
We stayed here for two days in Sept 2017, on a B&B basis. Generally, we had a mixed bag kind of experience. The good parts were as follows: • Location – this was great; as Glendalough (the famous historic/monastic site) is right on your doorstep and the general area is very scenic. • The hotel building is very well done. It is spacious and has an endearing character. Some might think it old fashioned but I liked it a lot. • Rooms - spacious, clean and reasonable facilities. • Staff – mostly very pleasant and helpful. Perhaps thought they could be a little more professional. If I stopped there, the hotel would warrant an average to good rating. However, there seems to be a penny pinching culture in place, which ruins the whole experience. The issues we encountered included: • A number of lights were broken in the corridor, where our room was located. The management put some standard lamps down the corridor, to alleviate the problem. However, it looked shoddy, unprofessional and cheap. • Parts of door handles missing in the main reception area (gives a bad impression) • The rooms didn't even have a picture on the walls, which made them bleak and depressing to stay in and again, gave a cheap-skate impression. • The room was cold! We asked for the heating to be turned on but were ignored (no-one got back to us) • Noise- there was a wedding party stomping about the corridors and rooms, talking loudly and being generally loutish. No attempt was made to control it by the hotel management. • Food - we attempted to have an evening meal here. It was disgusting. My wife looked at it and sent it back. I attempted to eat it as I was really hungry but failed miserably. To be fair the management apologised and didn't charge for it. Unfortunately, it all seemed too well rehearsed. No-one was shocked or taken aback by our complaint. Annoyingly, we were then left with the problem of trying to source food fairly late at night from elsewhere. Ironically, the breakfast was fine. Finally, we researched the hotel by asking some of the locals. It turns out the hotel owners have spent a lot of money of the facade and reception area but haven't spent money on the rooms in a long time. Our general experience seemed to confirm this. Overall - I can't recommend this hotel, which is a shame as it really has a lot of potential. The hotel appears to be living on its location and scenery. Not good enough really. Collapse
Highs and Lows!
Stay Date: 09/2017, Elginstar wrote this review.
My first visit to this area, and wow! The hotel is situated in an amazing location - great walks and fantastic views. The hotel is easy to find and there is a free car park. Check in was the first low - no one at reception! We waited over 5 min for s… See more
My first visit to this area, and wow! The hotel is situated in an amazing location - great walks and fantastic views. The hotel is easy to find and there is a free car park. Check in was the first low - no one at reception! We waited over 5 min for someone to show up and even then the lady was in no rush! The room was large and comfy - nice big bed and a sofa. The bathroom was also big and would not have looked out of place in any 5 star hotel - it was really first class! Next low though was the room was cold! It was quite a chilly day and the room would not warm up. The room had big thick curtains, but they sat over the top of the small radiator so all the heat from it was just heading outside! There was a tv but the remote control did not work and there was only about 5 local channels to watch. We ate in the bistro and the food was tasty and reasonably priced. The other side of the bistro is a bar area that was showing Sky sports - result! Breakfast was similarly tasty and plenty of it, though it did not start until 8am, and there were loads of guests wanting to eat at the same time so really busy. 8am is really too late for many people! Overall a lovely hotel that justs needs a few areas looked at to allow a big increase in rating. Collapse
Impossible to recommend, despite the amazing location
Stay Date: 09/2017, Keith M wrote this review.
Arrived as part of a group booking, and the single room I had (#231) was terrible - peeling paint, dirty furniture .... first time in my life I've requested a hotel change my room. The reception staff were excellent, and I was moved to a much better… See more
Arrived as part of a group booking, and the single room I had (#231) was terrible - peeling paint, dirty furniture .... first time in my life I've requested a hotel change my room. The reception staff were excellent, and I was moved to a much better room, which was in good repair. The whole hotel is shabby - all the internal areas need a total refit - wallpaper replaced/removed, repainting, new carpets, bathrooms re done, etc. None of us used the lift, as it felt ready to fail at any moment. Had two meals in Casey's restaurant and bar, and both meals were excellent. It is an amazing location but I would stay elsewhere and drive to the area each day, rather than stay here. If you don't have at option, ring and discuss the specific room you are being booked in to, as the variation are too great. Lastly, it's a normal expectation to have internet in a hotel room, and there was none. The internet on the ground floor (the only place with reception) was dead slow. This is just unsatisfactory for most travellers. Collapse
Functional in Fantastic Location
Stay Date: 08/2017, Caroline_0815 wrote this review.
Glendalough is one of the most amazing landscapes in Ireland. Hotel is beautifully located there and especially during the week really quiet. The rooms are very small but clean. If you just want to fall asleep it is perfect. We upgrated to a bigger r… See more
Glendalough is one of the most amazing landscapes in Ireland. Hotel is beautifully located there and especially during the week really quiet. The rooms are very small but clean. If you just want to fall asleep it is perfect. We upgrated to a bigger room for EUR 20 which had nice little corner balcony overlooking the river. Took the three course dinner for 20 each. Food was not great but reasonable. Breakfast was ok as well. If we stay again we probably would eat in the pub instead of the dinner menue. Hotel has its dainted charme but nothing glamorous. It is mainly the location. Collapse
Stay Date: 08/2017, Lucy W wrote this review.
There aren't many accommodations in the area, but this hotel was okay. The location is obviously a draw and our room had a lovely view. The room was a reasonable size. The hotel is a bit dated, though. From our room, we could hear everything going on… See more
There aren't many accommodations in the area, but this hotel was okay. The location is obviously a draw and our room had a lovely view. The room was a reasonable size. The hotel is a bit dated, though. From our room, we could hear everything going on in the corridor and the room opposite, but that would be my only complaint. Our room was right at the end of the corridor and was also a struggle to get to, being heavily pregnant and having to lug suitcases. Had dinner in the bistro, which was standard pub fare and reasonably priced. Collapse
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