Again, I was one of the Groupon groupies who booked this hotel for 2BB1D for €99 per couple. As my parents were also using their groupon for the same weekend, the hotel allowed us to bring our 2 young sons (4&3) and have 1 stay in each room on a B&B basis for €20. Great value.
Didn't expect much for such a price, and must admit the rooms are rather basic, and could really do with some modernising, such as full size TVs instead of portables, a fresh lick of paint, and just a more modern decor, but its all just superficial stuff really. The rooms, especially the bathrooms were perfectly clean and adequate. The beds were surprisingly comfortable, and plenty of pillows. The staff even helped me with clean bedlinens at 2.30am when my son, being poorly, threw up in his bed. The night porter/manager was prompt & helpful, even offering to phone an on-call doctor if required.
Overall, the staff were great...relaxed & friendly with the kids, encouraging them to eat up etc., and friendly yet professional with the adults.
The food was WAY above expectations. We ate the first night as part of our deal in The Loft. Superb food, well presented, food allergies catered for without fuss, and four courses for little more than the price of a nice takeaway! Extensive kids menu too, which is real bonus. Not just the usual deepfried chicken nuggets/sausages & chips, and we were also offered smaller portions from the adults menu if they were more suitable. REALLY GREAT FOOD & SERVICE. Bar food the next night was equally commendable.
Breakfast was not to the same standard, but I think they were overwhelmed with everyone arriving for breakfast in the last 20mins. The buffet ran very low, however it was replenished without much delay, and the waiting staff, opened up the adjoining bar area to allow for extra seating. So overall, they turned what could have been a negative comment into a positive one, by handling the rush extremely well.
Would I stay here again, without a doubt, especially if I got such a good rate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A friendly 3 star hotel, in the heart of the village, 10 min drive to Tayto park, 20 mins to Funtasia Drogheda, bus stop to Dublin outside the hotel, 20 mins from Dublin Airport. Special offers available, €100.00 Bed & breakfast and 4 course meal per double. ... more less
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