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Darnley Lodge Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Athboy B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 November 2012

I go here with my parents on regular Sundays and it is without doubt one of Ireland's best carveries. Taking into account how busy they always are and how often you see empty plates on the tables, I think the facts speak for themselves. Especially delicious is the roast beef, stuffing, veg and potatoes, and the atmosphere is a nice balance between respectful and easy going.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 August 2012 via mobile

I couldn't rate the hotel high enough after our wedding day and the fantastic treatment we received. As both my husband and I are locals, with many new hotels open in the area, we didn't think twice about the choice of venue for the big day. The Darnley has what the new hotels lack, it's a true genuine homely hotel and has the personal touch. Great complements to Joe who looked after us from day 1 when we booked our wedding. The food is also a speciailty, with everyone offered second helpings of their dish. The residents bar was another aspect which surprised many of our guests, they're just not that bothered about closing time as many were leaving as the staff were preparing for serving breakfast!

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed 7 July 2011

We had our wedding in the Old Darnley lodge on the 22nd March 2010. It was fantastic, Our Thanks to Sean, Joe, Shiela, Geraldine and all the staff for all they done for us on the day. They made our wedding Day the best ever.
The food is fantastic always, and a warm welcome.
I highly recommend this hotel for any occasion, Can;t say enough good things about this hotel.
Well done to all the staff.....

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

Brilliant staff, went above and beyond our expectations even with our little "hiccup" situation regarding a wedding cake!!! Good on ye

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank shenn09
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Reviewed 26 February 2011

this hotel is small in size,but makes up for it with great staff-great location in town centre..everyone that stays in this hotel -will enjoy every aspect of it & their stay..the manager sean ,is the man that starts & keeps the otel running like clockwork backed up by a fantastic team.. i have stayed in this hotel many times over the years & each time i book in the eperience just gets better& better....the hotel bar is a great place to meet people or the locals willstrike up a conversation with you....failing this you could always try out a local watering hole "floods " bar just 100 yards up the street.. athboy 9/10

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 August 2010

From the moment you enter the reception area to when you leave you can be assured of a warm welcome, great service and a great feeling of being looked after. Although there are local guide books you're far better talking to the reception staff who will direct you with great ease. Don't be surprised if management check with you occasionally to ensure your stay is going well or is there anything they can do to enhance it. The food is wholesome and hearty and if you fancy something a little different look no further than the menu for a myriad of choice. As a base for sightseeing it's ideal with Trim Castle (scene of Braveheart Filming) just down the road and the Boyne Valley and Hill of Tara nearby; you truly are well placed. Security monitored parking and weekend nightclub separate to the hotel for the young at heart means most bases are covered. There is only one downside - if you have mobility problems then the stairs may be a little testy but I believe renovation plans inlude a lift. Oh, one other thing, I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Co Meath!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 February 2010

i stayed in this hotel for a Hen Party and I cannot recommend it enough. Everyone was so helpful and nothing was a problem for any member of the staff. They could not do enough for us, nothing was a problem. i would highly recommend this hotel to all my friends.

thank you to all the staff

  • Stayed: February 2010
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Additional Information about Darnley Lodge Hotel

Address: Main Street, Athboy, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Meath > Athboy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Athboy
Price Range: £86 - £121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Darnley Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Darnley Lodge Hotel was the estate office for the Darnley Family who owned the town of Athboy and surrounding land from 1770. The family had an enormous influence on the development of Athboy until the power of the landlords was finally weakened by the Wyndham Act of 1903. They eventually sold the town in 1909. The Darnley estate office, was finally closed in 1948. The Darnley Lodge Hotel is a haven of tranquillity in the Midlands. The Darnley Lodge hotel has 15 newly refurbished en-suite bedrooms. Our hotel is an ideal place for you to relax and unwind with its homely charm and welcoming feel. Co. Meath is known as the royal county and is rich in heritage, boasting2 heritage towns, Kells and Trim. You can visit such places as thehistorical Newgrange, Trim Castle which is where the Hollywood Blockbuster Braveheart was filmed, the hill of Tara and the fun packed coast to the tranquil gardens and Boyne walks. Meath offers something to satisfy all interests. ... more   less 
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