We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice place. Great location.”
Review of Avon Ri

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Avon Ri
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Blessington
Reviewed 25 March 2013 via mobile

This hotel complex is a lovely place to stay. It sits on the lake. If you are looking to get away with friends or family with plenty of space and activities to do then this is the place. Its clean,the houses are really spacious. Only knock I have are the pillows. They were flat as pancakes. Could probably asked reception for a few more but didn't. Im sure it would have been no big deal as the staff there were very nice.
Its not exactly a place for romantic get away but def a place to stay if wanting to venture around Wicklow mountains and lakes. Sometimes its nice to have a house so you can relax and do what you like.

  • Stayed: March 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank David D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Avon R, Manager at Avon Ri, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2013

David,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

It is great to hear that your stay in Avon Ri went so well and of course if you asked we could have given you more pillows - There are extra pillows in each room but you may not have seen them.

We pride ourselves in setting high standards in all aspects of our resort and reviews like this make it all worth while.

Look forward to seeing you again soon,

Regards,

The Avon Ri Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (304)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

241 - 247 of 304 reviews

Reviewed 25 March 2013

Just home from my Hen weekend that we spent in Avon Ri and couldn't recommend it highly enough. We stayed from 22nd to 23rd March. Accommodation was excellent, food was divine in both bar and restaurant and activities and leaders were brilliant. Also worth mentioning that the staff were so pleasant and accommodating and the relaxed atmosphere around the place just made the weekend. Thank you so much Avon Ri

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Eilish M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Avon R, Manager at Avon Ri, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2013

Eilish,

Great to hear your Hen Weekend was such a success and you found our resort made your weekend so special.

Look forward to seeing you again soon,

Regards,

The Avon Ri Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 March 2013

very surprised to read comments from another guest that stayed around the same time as myself as our experience was quiet the opposite , we found the cleanliness to be a good standard and the service I received @ reception was excellent from a lady called Isabel if my memory services me correct, the food in the restaurant was amazing and very good value, if we could of bought the weather everything would of been perfect and myself and my family will look forward to maybe getting another break before the start of next seasons school year as the children had a ball & it was great to see them playing out doors, many thanks to all the staff of Avon Ri for providing us with a much needed break.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank ann654
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Avon R, Manager at Avon Ri, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2013

Ann654,

Thank you kindly for your positive comments on all areas of our business it really means a lot. We take all our reviews on Trip Advisor very serious.

I am glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope you return in the near future

Regards,

The Avon Ri Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Stayed in Resort from 18th to 21st March 2013. Got great deal from Groupon but had an extra charge of €50 to pay for our Dog, who came with us. 2 friends from UK were to join us but had to cancel, glad it was only my husband, myself and our dog because of the very poor standards that we faced in the house when we arrived. There was a "hole" at the Front door, a used bar of soap on the ground and cigarette buts, the shrubbery around the front of the house was strewn with rubbish. When we got into the house, it just got worse! Kitchen was filty dirty, I had to wash down the doors of the kitchen units before touching them, fridge inside and out was a disgrace. Dining room chairs and sitting room chairs had all to be washed down, food particles on all. Front window and french door glass filty too, obviously a small child was in the house before us, but the "Cleaners" did not do their job. There was about 4 dishwasher tablets and a "dirty" tee towel in the press under the sink. Only 3 knives and 5 forks (2 that would tear the mouth off you, if used), this was a house to sleep 6 people?? I also had to wash down the bannister of the stairs and the lockers at the side of out bed, totally filty dirty. The duvet cover was thankfully clean but had a tear in the seam of it, at the top. But the final straw was that there was 3 condoms in the Dressing table drawer, at least still in their packs!!! We complained to the Receptionist when checking out, she apologised but used the excuse that the "Cleaners" where from a Company that the Resort hired in,we asked if there were not "spot checks" carried out and she stated that the Cleaning Company carry them out? We suggested that the Resort should carry out their own "spot check" and she made the excuse that with at least 25 houses being let out at one time, that this would not really help. Don't think she really cared?? She did reduce the charge for our dog to €25 euro even though the house was cleaner after the dog staying it that it was when we arrived. She suggested that we should have made our complaint when we arrived and the "cleaners" would have been called back in. But as our stay was for only 3 nights, we did not wish to sit around waiting for our house to be "re-cleaned" before we unpacked and also felt better to do it ourselves. To finish on a positive note, the Resort is on a beautiful setting, houses very warm and well laid out. Resort is very convenient to touring parts of Wicklow, we had a lovely day in at Russborough House and Glendalough on the 19th and the weather was kind enough to us too.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank DublinGerD
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Avon R, Manager at Avon Ri, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2013

DublinGer D,

I am really shocked to read your review and I am in the process of investigating exactly what happened during you stay and I will contact you as soon as I find some answers.

I really appreciate your feedback

Regards,

The Avon Ri Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 March 2013

We booked two houses as we got a very good deal on the Groupon and 10 of us went for a 3 day weekend stay. My initial thought when drivng into the resort was that the grounds and houses were very well maintained and kept. I was a little worried with the drive through the industrial estate as I though I turned wrong, but the very good signage all the way out the road was a great help.
The houses are huge inside and if anything the bedrooms should be smaller and th kitchens should have been made bigger, but there is still a massive amount of space in the houses, which are extremely comfortable and modern. Another bonus is the views over the lake which are breathtaking and very accessable fromt he houses. We didnt do anything as the weather was cold and drizzly, but i can imagine theres plenty to do in the summer. The swimming pool is small, but I thought very clean and did the job (I suppose in the height of summer season it could get very crowded).
We ate in the restaurant on Friday evening and they had a 3 course meal for 2 with a bottle of wine for €50 (hard to beat that). The food was really good and cant complain about the service or quality of the food. They even gave the kids something (pasta) that wasnt on the menu) when asked.
Its a very calm relaxing place where youll definatly chill and recharge the batteries (be a great place for a mediation weekend or yoga during the winter).
I would say that they need to have a more detailed welcome pack with prices, activitys and especially a map of the resort and area. We found a lovely wooded walk down at the end, the day we were heading home and only found it by accident.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Dermot B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Avon R, Manager at Avon Ri, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2013

Dermot B,

Great to hear your weekend stay in Avon Ri was just what you were looking for. If you ever need anything please do not hesitate to contact us in the future.

We always pride ourselves in making the customer as relaxed as possible during their stay


See you again soon

The Avon Ri Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 March 2013

Just returned from a four night stay in Avon Ri, had a fantastic time staff, accommodation and the facilities were fantastic best short holiday I've had in a long time. Brilliant for Family holidays there was 14 of us and a couple of kids and the staff were so nice with the kids and accommodating us for meals.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank lola13m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Avon R, Manager at Avon Ri, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2013

Lola 13m,

Thank you kindly for your comments.

It is nice to know that all our hard work is appreciated.

Hope to see you again soon

Regards,

The Avon Ri Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 March 2013

We ( 4 friends) stayed in one of the houses. We found the standard of hygiene very poor. We had to wash the crockery and cutlery and we found bread under the couch (when we moved it nearer to the fire) oh! we found a box of ice cream in the freezer compartment of the fridge. Needless to say we didn't stay for the 3 nights. These matters were brought to the attention of Reception but no one ever followed up on it despite numerous calls and email. All in all we will not be returning to the Avon Ri

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank joan h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Avon R, Manager at Avon Ri, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2013

Joan,

Sorry to hear you did not have a pleasant experience in Avon Ri. We have taken your feedback very serious and as a result new procedures have been put in place to ensure this will not happen again.
I would like to thank you for your comments as we appreciate any feedback in order to exceed customers expectations.

Kind Regards,

Avon Ri Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Blessington
19.5 mi away
Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort
Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort
#1 of 2 in Newtown Mount Kennedy
2,115 reviews
21.3 mi away
BrookLodge & Macreddin Village
BrookLodge & Macreddin Village
#1 of 1 in Macreddin Village
1,046 reviews
16.9 mi away
Glenview Hotel
Glenview Hotel
#1 of 1 in Glen Of The Downs
1,065 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
17.9 mi away
The Royal Hotel and Merrill Leisure Club
18.3 mi away
The Martello Hotel
6.2 mi away
Killashee  - Hotel Spa Leisure
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Avon Ri? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Avon Ri

Address: | Burgage, Blessington, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Blessington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Blessington
Price Range: £133 - £296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Avon Ri 3.5*
Number of rooms: 117
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com and Expedia so you can book your Avon Ri reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Avon Ri Hotel Blessington
Avon Ri Blessington, Ireland - County Wicklow

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing