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Darnley Lodge Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Athboy B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
westmeath
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

Have to say it s great to see this hotel open again. Food is good , the chicken caesar is lovley. service is only ok. A lot of young staff that seem nervous . Have been back a few times since it reopened and wish them the best as athboy needs this hotel badly.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank hotmammaWestmeath
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david s, General Manager at Darnley Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Hi HM,

Thank you for your review and supporting the Darnley Lodge Hotel. Great to hear you like our food. Thank you for your comments in regards to improving our service. We have taken this under advisement and we are confident you will see an improvement on your next visit.

Thanks again,
David
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

great that the Darnley is open again as regular visitors to this part of Ireland we have always gone to the Darnley for a meal . last time it was closed .so now its under new owners and up and running .just as good as it always was and just as busy good food good value for money friendly staff even when one of our party only wanted an omelette not on the menu it was supplied. cannot fault it will be back again

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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7 Thank Marie C
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Portlaoise, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014

We stayed her on 15.03.14 for my sisters hen, the staff were so helpfull and made us feel so welcom.I would definatley stay her again such a warm and friendly atmosphere.The food was fantastic and well presented. I could not recommend this hotel enough.Thanks again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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5 Thank Stephanie C
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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We stayed at the Darnley Lodge for our Mother's funeral. Staff were so kind, accommodating & professional. We held the reception after the funeral there, it was lovely. Because I have a Gluten intolerance I am always watching what I eat, I was most impressed with the fact that I could eat anything there & had no problem what so ever. The food Gluten free or not was excellent. I would certainly recommend the hotel for any event. Lounges, meeting areas, & banquet rooms are large with plenty of room for a gathering.

Room Tip: If you like to see the town come to life in the morning pick the rooms at the front top.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank ROSE H
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County Meath, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

Delighted its back open, we have called in for lunches, evening meals, carverys and the occasional cup of coffee with a scone, and were very happy every time. Staff are all very helpful and toilets are always clean, its difficult to type tripadvisors 200 characters when you have nothing bad to say

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Mukkieye
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Raphoe, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2013

I travelled to Athboy from Donegal to attend a weekend training event and was open to a new experience staying in the Darnley. As i entered the building I felt the calming atsmophere and perfect ambience of the building. The two girls at reception were so friendly and helpful. I am a bit fussy with food and like my food and was pleasantly surprised at the delisous breatfast which consisted of the full works!! My stay included a trip to the hill of Tara which was the highlight of the stay for me and all I can say is that my experience at the hill of Tara went hand in hand with this hotel. If you like Irish Heritage, warmth, great food, live music and friendly nice people this hotel has it all. This is the first time I have written on trip adviser but I was so delighted with my whole experience and I am so grateful to them. Edna

Room Tip: I stayed in room 8, quiet, bright, clean and felt a real sense of peace.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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2 Thank mary672
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2013

I attended a wedding at this hotel in November 2012. The staff were excellent and the room was cosy and very comfortable. This hotel has since been closed which is such a shame as it really was a traditional country hotel with plenty of charm and character.
Best wishes to all the staff.

Room Tip: The stairs are a little rickety (adds to the charm) and could cause issues for those less mobile.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Dawn W
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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