A party of 17 from the Suir Group, Waterford branch of the Active Retirement Association of Ireland, descended upon the "d" hotel in Drogheda, for a 2 night break in late March. On the afternoon of arrival we had a guided walking tour of the town, led by an experienced guide who certainly knew his town. The main object of the visit was to see the cultural sites situated nearby, namely The Battle of the Boyne visitor centre, the battle being an event that shaped the course of Irish history and the 5000 year old neolithic passage tomb at Newgrange. Both of these attractions were so interesting with excellent guides at both sites. Certainly the Newgrange site is a must if you are anywhere in the area.
The hotel was very smart, clean, modern and maintained to a high standard. I would reiterate what a previous reviewer said regarding the, as she stated, "the huge wooden ledge around the mattress". This did make it a little difficult to get out of bed, but apart from that the bed was very comfortable. The easy chairs in the bedroom also left a bit to be desired. Modern? yes, comfortable? yes, easy to get up from? a definite NO. The room allocated to me and my wife looked out over the River Boyne, not the most attractive of rivers at this point, but interesting none the less and better than some views we have had at some hotels. In fact all the members of our group were delighted with the standard of the accommodation. The staff were so pleasant, nothing was too much trouble for them. Our evening 3 course dinner was taken in the pub attached to the hotel and the food was absolutely excellent. If anything there was too much of it, several of us on our 2nd night settled for just 2 courses and that was quite enough. On this night we were informed there would be music in the bar, we were filled with horror as we had noticed the large speakers in the corners and thought we would be deafened (switch off your hearing aids lads). As it turned out it was traditional Irish music and we had a wonderful evening of very good music, singing and dancing from a very friendly group of enthusiasts.
Come the day of departure we were very loathe to leave as we had all had such a great time. If all this cultural stuff is not for you, then the "Scotch Hall Shopping Centre" is right next to the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The award-winning d hotel, a luxury 4 star hotel in Drogheda Co. Louth Ireland is located on the banks of the historic River Boyne. This impressive waterfront location includes the Scotch Hall shopping complex and a purpose built pedestrian bridge to the town centre with its many traditional pubs and restaurants in Drogheda. The d hotel in Drogheda Co. Louth is only 40 minutes from Dublin using the Port Tunnel, only 25 minutes from Dublin airport and only an hour and a half from Belfast; making it the ideal base for a trip to the East Coast of Ireland. The d hotel in Louth Ireland was proud to be the players hotel for the European Tour 3 Irish Open Golf Tournament which was held at the nearby County Louth Golf Course (Baltray) from the 14th to the 17th of May 2009. The d hotel is the perfect hotel for The TLT Theatre Drogheda and the Funtasia Waterpark Drogheda as well as being the Festival Hotel for the Drogheda Arts Festival, the Drogheda Samba Festival, the Drogheda Guitar Festival and the Clogherhead Prawn Festival. Accommodation In Drogheda: Our Drogheda hotel in County Louth Ireland offers 104 superb bedrooms designed for guest comfort and relaxation, many with superb views over the river and town. We have two penthouse suites, the light and dark rooms; luxury at its finest and ideal for special occasions. Please note the d hotel is a non smoking hotel. Hotel Dining: Hotel dining at the d is an experience… Not only will the menus satisfy your taste buds, The Viaduct Bar & Grill opens onto riverside terraces and a promenade with superb views of historic Drogheda. This truly offers a fantastic dining experience at one of the finest restaurants Louth has to offer. Louth Weddings: The d hotel is Drogheda's premier wedding venue, with a capacity for up to 250 guests in our Viaduct Suite, which opens out on to the Riverside Terrace. We specialise in making weddings unique and will create exclusive packages for you at a price that suits you at one of the leading luxury wedding hotels in Ireland. We look forward to welcoming you to the d hotel in Louth. ... more less
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