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“Lovely Hotel and staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Raheen Woods Hotel

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Raheen Woods Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Athenry
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16 reviews
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“Lovely Hotel and staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

Had an over night break in the Raheen Woods on Saturday, the girl and the guy at check in where very friendly and pleasant. had a lovely spacious room, a bit cold n the room as the window was left open and when we arrived at about 7.30 pm on a wet cold night the last thing you expect is a cold room, the only thing lacking was the bathroom, no bath, limited toiletries soap and shower gel only.... breakfast was lovely and as was the breakfast manager. And on checkout Josephine was very friendly.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Lorna F
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RaheenWdsMD, Director of Sales at Raheen Woods Hotel, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
Dear Lorna F,

Thank you for your recent review of Raheen Woods Hotel which is greatly appreciated and we hope you return again someday.

Kind regards,

Brian Bourke - Sales & Marketing Director
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

Hotel was very nice; modern yet cosy. The room was nice and spacious- toiletries would help in the bathroom though. Ate in the bar off of the early bird menu: €16 for 2 courses & a glass of wine. The food was excellent- quick and delicious. The chicken was so moist! The staff member who served us our food was very nice, & had a great attitude. Very good menu, prices were decent and good variety. Staff would go above and beyond to please. One staff member in the bar in particular was great- when we started discussing cocktails, he said he would make us whatever we wanted. Myself and my boyfriend had a White Russian (which wasn't on the menu but we listed the ingredients and he made it anyway) which was beautiful, and another staff member made us another after the first man had finished his shift. Great, great service. Really made the stay. Thank you!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank ChristineMB107
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RaheenWdsMD, Director of Sales at Raheen Woods Hotel, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
Dear ChristineMB107,

Thank you for your review and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Cocktails are a big thing in our bar and all bar staff are trained up on cocktail mixology! Hope you will return.

Kind regards,

Brian Bourke - Sales & Marketing Director
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Magherafelt, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

We were here only for an overnight but can't speak highly enough about the Raheen Woods. It is a modern, well-designed, comfortable hotel in a beautiful tranquil location on the outskirts of the small town of Athenry. Both the public areas and bedrooms are spacious, spotlessly-clean and nicely-furnished, breakfast was generous with an excellent choice, and the rates are very competitive indeed. Finally, the staff are efficient and welcoming; for example the managers took time to give us detailed instructions on how to find an out-of-the-way archaeological site in the area that we'd wanted to visit. The Raheen Woods would be a great base to explore the West of Ireland; we've rarely had a more pleasant hotel stay - anywhere.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank 76JPQ
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RaheenWdsMD, Director of Sales at Raheen Woods Hotel, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Dear 76JPQ,

Thank you for your recent review and you're right, we are a great vantage point for touring the West of Ireland with easy access to Co. Clare, Connemara, the Aran Islands and the North West. We are only 18 kms from the pinch point of the Wild Atlantic Way and with a great road network you can do so much in a day while using Raheen Woods Hotel as your base.

Hope you return someday and please do spread the word about our hotel.

Kind regards,

Brian Bourke - Sales & Marketing Director
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

I enjoyed my weekend at the Raheen Woods hotel. The staff were friendly and efficient, the hotel was modern and clean. The food was fine, nothing special as it was mostly bar food available. We didn't use the leisure facilities sadly so I can comment, but there was a good flow of locals using these facilities. There isn't much to do in Athenry but the hotel is a good base as it's quite near the Motorway.

The only grievances I had were little ones. The noise of the pipes when water was turned on, both in our room and the neighbouring rooms. It makes it hard to have a lie on.
Also, hard as I tried I couldn't turn the radiator in our room down. We didn't fancy leaving the communal balcony door open so it was quite warm. We could have rang reception but I'm not sure they could have done anything different to what we did.
Also, some aspects of our package weren't provided on arrival, prosecco and chocolates namely, but as we're were out until late most days we didn't mention it to reception until checkout. Our own fault. We were kindly offered the bottle of prosecco to bring with us, but heading back to the kids we didn't think we'd be able to make use of it anytime soon and declined.

I would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Vicky N
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RaheenWdsMD, Director of Sales at Raheen Woods Hotel, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Dear Vicky N,

Thank you for your recent review of our hotel. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay for the most part but on behalf of the hotel I apologize for the lack of Prosecco & chocolates that should have been in your room and fully understand that you should have had this included in your package.

I'm glad for the most part that you will possibly return in the future and I'm sure we will be able to remedy whats included in your room the next time.

Kind regards,

Brian Bourke - Sales & Marketing Director
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

My sister, daughter and I booked a chill out break in Raheen Woods Hotel. Even before we checked into the hotel, when we called and asked for directions, the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. This level of customer service continued throughout our stay and everyone from front of house to the bar staff were friendly and welcoming and really couldn't do enough for us. There was a slight issue with the heating in our room which was resolved quickly and to our complete satisfaction. The hotel itself is fantastic value, clean and inviting. I will definitely return and have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone. The highest rating I could give in relation to service on Tripadvisor would still not do this hotel justice!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Linda N
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RaheenWdsMD, Director of Sales at Raheen Woods Hotel, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Dear Linda N,

Thank you for your recent review of Raheen Woods Hotel and your compliments are welcomed by the whole team here. We work hard at providing a great customer experience and its always nice to receive good feedback.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,

Brian Bourke - Sales & Marketing Director
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Cavan, Ireland
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

We stayed in this hotel from 28/02/2014 - 02/02/2014.

The hotel was clean, quiet and the staff were courteous and friendly. Although I didn't personally use any of the onsite facilities, gym, pool, kids club, I was informed by friends that did, that they were very good facilities.

The hotel itself is just outside Athenry town, but within walking distance........if you don't mind a bit of a walk (about 5-10 mins).

I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and would definitely stay there again, given the chance,

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Peter M
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RaheenWdsMD, Director of Sales at Raheen Woods Hotel, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
Dear Peter M,

Thank you for your review of our hotel and since you didnt get a chance to experience everything onsite and in the area, you'll just have to come back and see us!

Look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,

Brian
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Whitegate, Ireland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

Took my Mum away for Mothers Day to this hotel for two nights.Really wonderful helpful staff at reception and throughout the hotel.They really made the stay even more special.
Double room was spacious(one single one double bed) and included table and chairs,small t.v,and a great shower.
There was also a thermostat so we could control the heating and windows that opened,which you don't always get in hotel rooms. Wi-fi worked only sometimes but didn't bother us.
Hotel is a 10-15 min walk to train station so easy to get train into Galway city.
Food in hotel was always very nice and fresh whenever we ate.
Highly recommend it for a short stay.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank jomckeown
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RaheenWdsMD, Director of Sales at Raheen Woods Hotel, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
Dear jomckeown,

Thank you so much for your recent write up on Raheen Woods Hotel. I'm delighted you had an enjoyable time and always nice to spoil our Mums on the special day that is Mothers Day.

Hope you will return and please spread the word.

Kind regards,

Brian Bourke
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Property: Raheen Woods Hotel
Address: Raheen | Galway, Athenry, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Athenry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Athenry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Raheen Woods Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Guests come to Raheen Woods Hotel for that Home away from Home feel only found in a Family Run Hotel." Raheen Woods Hotel Galway is delightfully nestled in the world-famous Fields of Athenry in a most tranquil woodland setting with beautifully landscaped gardens only minutes from the ever vibrant city of Galway. We offer the finest accommodation in Galway. ... more   less 
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