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“Wonderful!”
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Carrickdale Hotel
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Dundalk
Certificate of Excellence
Northern Ireland
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Attended a wedding over the Christmas holidays and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a venue for there reception!

The staff were brilliant, efficient and polite. The Manager Michelle was also excellent, she was very organised and very nice.

The layout of the function room was beautiful.
I noticed on arrival the manager took a photo of the bride and groom then went and printed it and put it on the menus on each table. The attention to detail was great.

The room were we stayed in that night was also lovely, it was very clean and very big.
A few people were complaining that the beds were too hard but I had an excellent nights sleep and thought it was very comfortable.

The thing that impressed me most was the food..AMAZING! was beautiful. I cannot fault it in any way and every one got second helpings too.

Very impressed with this hotel and I will be back

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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MarketingCdale, Marketing at Carrickdale Hotel, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay with us here at the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa.

We pride ourselves as a great venue for Wedding Receptions and I am pleased to read that you experienced this - attention to detail and little touches make a hugh difference to our Wedding Couples on most important day of their life.

Thank you for your kind comments about our Function Suite (we have 3 function suites available for Weddings ranging in numbers from 90- 400) our food (second helpings are standard here at our Wedding Receptions) and our staff.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa in the future and wish you the very best for 2014.
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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stayed here overnight, just before Christmas. The room was large, well equipped, with an ironing board and safe too, it had a lovely en suite bathroom, with plenty of complimentary toiletries, shower cap, sewing kit and shoeshine kit, terrific, everything we expected and more. We had a meal in the bar, which was most enjoyable and very reasonable too. The breakfast was excellent and had a great choice if everything we could possibly have wanted, which given that we had stayed there to break our journey after crossing on the Ferry to Belfast and were then heading to Killarney, was just perfect! The staff were extremely friendly and polite and really couldn't do enough to make sure we were comfortable.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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MarketingCdale, Marketing at Carrickdale Hotel, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
Many thanks for your recent review and I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa.

Best wishes for 2014 and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa in the future.
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

We booked 3 rooms to have a special christmas night with our children and grand children, the staff are amazing nothing to much trouble late check out no problem, Excellent food and service they had music in the lounge and the children being there was not a problem we did christmas presents and it is just so lovely to have it decorated and a manager

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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MarketingCdale, Marketing at Carrickdale Hotel, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
Thank you for your recent review and I am delighted to read that you and your family enjoyed your 'early Christmas' celebrations with us.

To add something extra special for your Christmas for 2014 - why not enquire about our Santa's Workshop - a childrens activity afternoon with Santa to include making and decorating cookies, designing Christmas cards, decorating Christmas logs ... It is a great afternoon but be warned it fills up quickly - bookings available from June 2014.

Best wishes for the New Year and we look forward to seeing you all back in the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa.
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Dunadry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Stayed here for a weekend. Situated just of the main motorway ( no noise), so easy access, plenty of parking but location means no local services and a car is required.. However, the hotel has spa, swimming pool, sauna, gym, outdoor football/tennis/childrens play area/crazy golf and lovely gardens which make it a big hit for weddings etc. There are numerous function rooms to cater for groups of all sizes. Staff were very pleasant. The decor is a slightly dated but dont let that put you off, it is still pleasant. Rooms are large, clean and fully equipped with tv with numerous digital channels, free wifi, iron, kettle, safe etc. There is room for table and chairs as well. The meals at night and breakfast were more than plentiful, hot and of good standard. The hotel has a buzz about it and is busy which speaks volumes.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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MarketingCdale, Marketing at Carrickdale Hotel, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
Thank you for your recent review and we are delighted to read that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa in the near future.

Best Wishes for the New Year from the Team at the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa
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Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

Anyone looking for a weekend away or midweek break this hotel is a gem . Myself and my husband went for mid week break with breakfast and one dinner and it was fantastic . The hotel is in a fantastic location 5mins from newry . The staff were so nice bar restaurant cleaning reception staff all brillant . Food was lovely and a great choice . This hotel is one of the best hotels in the country

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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MarketingCdale, marketing at Carrickdale Hotel, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time out to write your lovely response.

We pride ourselves with strong customer care, excellent food and being a 'home away from home' , and I delighted to see you witness all of this.

We look forward to welcoming you and your husband back to the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa in 2014.
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Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

I do some scientific monitoring work in the North in my day job, and when I'm for a period of time I've had several occasions to stay in the Carrickdale Hotel. Every time I've stayed here, I've always been impressed by the quality of service and the level of comfort it provides for the relatively low prices that can obtained (especially on Booking.com). It's set just off the M1 (you can't miss it) and it has an old school charm that so many modern hotels lack. It also has a very adequate spa, which can be reached direct via an underpass from the hotel, rooms are spacious and clean and the staff are great. The food in the bar and restauraunt are also excellent and great value. Very highly recommended.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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MarketingCdale, marketing at Carrickdale Hotel, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Many thanks for your recent review and I am delighted to read you enjoyed your recent stay with us here in the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa.

We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip and would like to wish you an early Happy Christmas from all the Team here at the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa.
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Belfast
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

We stayed at this hotel recently as a group with the intentions of attending the spa and getting treatments. The hotel itself is beautiful, very clean and staff are lovely. However when we entered Serenity Spa we were looked at like we shouldn't have entered, the 3 young girls whispered among themselves leaving us feeling uncomfortable. When we mentioned the word "treatment" they freaked out and said that there was no appointments until the following day, although they sat huddled around the desk talking. We go up and walked on out as the welcoming was not not very welcoming at all. I will definitely return to the hotel but will steer clear of Serenity Spa. Big Let down.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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MarketingCdale, marketing at Carrickdale Hotel, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Thank you for your recent review and your kind comments in relation to the Hotel.

I am disappointed to read your comments about our Serenity Spa - I have investigated this matter and my Spa Manager Ann Marie replied to an email you sent to the Spa about your experience. Sadly you did not allow her the option of discussing this in more detail - she has given you a guarantee to look after you herself personally on any future visits.

If you wish to discuss this matter please feel free to contact the General Manager Ms Michelle Barrett.
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Property: Carrickdale Hotel
Address: Carrickcarnon | Ravensdale, Dundalk, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Louth > Dundalk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Dundalk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Carrickdale Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 115
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