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Reviews of Darnley Lodge Hotel 3 stars

Main Street, Athboy, Ireland

#3 of 4 hotels in Athboy

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Review score

Based on 102 hotel reviews

8.7

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9

  • Comfort

    8.6

  • Location

    8.8

  • Facilities

    8.3

  • Staff

    9.2

  • Value for money

    8.5

  • Free WiFi

    8.6

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  • Reviewed: 25 September 2018

    9.6
    Duvet cover at one corner of the bed wasn't clean -- Had...
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Duvet cover at one corner of the bed wasn't clean -- Had dried sick or similar residue on it. We just huddled over on the other side wasn't a big problem but still unsettling.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 August 2018

    10
    Brilliant and will use again.
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    liked everything.

    Liked absolutely everything, all the staff are extraordinarily friendly and helpful, loved the breakfast menu, lots of parking, even though the hotel is in centre of village,quiet and comfortable, also hourly bus to Dublin just outside door. Brilliant.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 February 2018

    9.2
    Very friendly, comfortable stay - Definitely recommend.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    If I had to find one issue, and it was very minor - the Hotel Wifi reception was pretty poor in my room - but I was on the very top floor!

    Super friendly staff throughout - Reception, Bar and Restaurant. Location was perfect as visiting relatives just outside Athboy. Wouldn't hesitate in using Darnley Lodge again for future trips over to Ireland.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 12 February 2018

    6.7
    Friendly and helpful staff, as the issue with the room...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The windows in our bedroom and bathhroom need replacing urgently as the cold February weather found it easy to get in!!!

    Friendly and helpful staff, as the issue with the room heater was quickly resolved

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 September 2017

    10
    Excellent food, accommodation and staff- thanks for a fab stay!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing, we found the hotel the perfect place to stay before our Tayto park trip. The room was perfect for myself, husband and 2 little kiddies. They were in an annex off the room so they were with us but not on top of us so it was perfect.

    The staff were really friendly and helpful. My husband is coeliac and this was not a problem at all- even gluten free sausages for brekkie in the morning so top marks!

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 September 2017

    10
    The room was spacious and warm
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    I did not like the noise outside as the traffic was busy until 1.30 and started shortly after 6am should haved moved rooms but it was late and didnt want to cause trouble

    The room was spacious and warm

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 July 2017

    7.9
    This was a return visit to the town where i grew up as a pre...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    This was a return visit to the town where i grew up as a pre teenage boy. over 50 years ago, so my views on this little town are (rose tinted) obviously !

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 June 2017

    10
    Welcoming traditional Hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nothing. The food was very good and very good value. Freshly prepared breakfast and offers on 2 or 3 course evening meals.

    Everything about the place,,,, the parking, the welcome from the woman at reception, the offer to carry my bags,,, the size of the room , the big bathroom,,, the food both at dinner and breakfast, the wifi,,,, It was spotlessly clean and everyone was so professional and yet welcoming in the old style tradition of hospitality. This hotel is obviously a local focal point and I felt I could have spent the day there drinking coffee and reading the paper. I love these long established traditional local hotels. It is ideally suited for visiting the historic sites and also suitable for stopping off on the journey to the West or North West. The building itself is stone and some interior walls were also exposed stone so it was interesting. There is a huge tapestry on the walls depicting local historical events. Everywhere was so, so clean the bar, the corridors and stairs. It really was top class and great value for money also.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 June 2017

    7.5
    Friendly and helpful staff, clean room,well situated hotel, but rather dated.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The hotel was dated in the reception and bar areas and needs refurbishment and updating. It looks set in the eighties.

    The breakfast was average. No cereal, yoghurt or pastries, porridge or cooked breakfast only. Oil used to fry eggs was stale and bacon and sausage poor quality. Disappointing.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 June 2017

    7.9
    as I was leaving before breakfast was due to start I was...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    as I was leaving before breakfast was due to start I was very pleased that the staff organised breakfast for me. the food at the hotel was very good, the staff were very pleasant and helpfull

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 March 2017

    7.9
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    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    There was nothing I disliked except there was no lift. I hope I got these smiles right as I don't understand them at all. I was saying the staff were very nice and friendly in the first

    The room was great. There was even a wee clock radio on the bedside locker. My arthritis was playing up on me and I had to use a walking stick. When the receptionist saw this she give us room no 1 which was only up one flight of stairs. We were allocated a 2nd floor room first.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 January 2017

    8.3
    Just as I had hoped peaceful and quiet at a rerasonable price
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    I struggle with the heating in the room, to adjust it to maintain a constant temperature, tends to get very hot in the night or to cold

    I have stayed here in the past in the same room, so was interested to see if there were any changes, pleasantly the room as was clean and tidy as in the past comfortable and although window was onto main street, no undue noise, bathroom spacious, pleants of storage space and hangers, had full Irish breakfast served by pleasant staff, was more than enough for me even with a good appetite, is well placed in the middle of Athboy, check in was swift and pleasant as were re4ception staff, can totally recommend

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 22 December 2016

    7.9
    NO NEED FOR AN ALARM CLOCK IF YOU HAVE TO GET UP EARLY
    • Couple
    • 3 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights

    OUR ROOM WAS AT THE FRONT OF THE HOTEL , VERY NOISEY EARLY IN THE MORNING WITH TRAFFIC , WOKE US UP . WOULD REQUEST A ROOM FURTHER BACK NEXT TIME . WOULD SUGGEST TRIPLE GLAZING ON THE WINDOWS

    GOOD BREAKFAST

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 10 November 2016

    4.2
    My stay at the Darnley was shocking
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The receptionist was very rude. She told me there was no rooms left. I went on booking.com and found there was a room so I booked it and went back to the desk. She was angry that I had done so but I was pregnant and in pain I explained to her...I needed to lay down so badly. Our stay was OK but the room was standard and the facilities need updating. The shower was broken. I would not stay again.

    The beds were comfortable

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 26 September 2016

    9.2
    Each morning the staff gave me a complimentary packed lunch...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Each morning the staff gave me a complimentary packed lunch as I left so early in the morning I could only have a v light breakfast! Very nice of them and very tasty!

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 26 September 2018

    10
    Nice and friendly staff nothing to much trouble
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nice and friendly staff nothing to much trouble

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 September 2018

    10
    Food was amazing, better than any 5 star hotel,
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Food was amazing, better than any 5 star hotel,

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 August 2018

    10
    Staff were very helpful with organizing the room and the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff were very helpful with organizing the room and the taxi to the festival

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 August 2018

    5.0
    there was no power in the shower.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    there was no power in the shower. Room very stuffy - not worh the money

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 August 2018

    9.6
    Comfy, cosy and friendly
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No swimming pool

    The breakfast was lovely, huge portions, kept us going all day. Staff very helpful and friendly

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 11 August 2018

    8.3
    Extra big bed
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Toilet door lock in public area was too stiff

    Extra big bed

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 9 August 2018

    10
    All the staff were very friendly 😊 the bed was very...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    All the staff were very friendly 😊 the bed was very comfortable the bathroom was huge lovely shower

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 6 August 2018

    8.8
    Nice and pleasant stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Clean and staff were friendly

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 25 July 2018

    8.3
    i shall return.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    nothing which causes me to put pen to paper about.

    i liked just about the lot..no hanging around to sign in..brill i say.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 July 2018

    10
    Superb!!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Lovely food staff and room would stay again most definately!

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 July 2018

    10
    Food was amazing
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Food was amazing

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 July 2018

    10
    Excellent location and great food
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No lift

    Excellent location and great food

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 May 2018

    8.3
    Perhaps more thorough cleaning, we found some socks in the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Perhaps more thorough cleaning, we found some socks in the room and they were not ours..

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 May 2018

    10
    Overall we had a very enjoyable night
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast was a bit slow

    The room was very comfortable and clean

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 May 2018

    9.2
    Very comfortable
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Not applicable

    Rooms clean, staff friendly, food excellent.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 25 April 2018

    5.4
    No lift
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No lift

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 April 2018

    7.5
    Good location in the town
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bed had seen better days...

    Good location in the town

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 February 2018

    7.5
    Very relaxing and comfortable
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Food and hospitality were good

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 February 2018

    10
    Very enjoyable. A lovely hotel to stay in.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The facilities were excellent and the staff were particularly friendly and helpful.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 January 2018

    10
    Everything .
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Everything ...staff were extremely friendly & professional

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 December 2017

    8.3
    The staff and suroundings
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Veru clean

    The staff and suroundings

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 November 2017

    8.8
    Great atmosphere. You can feel the history in the building.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Loved the art on the walls. Nothing about the place is like a generic chain hotel.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 November 2017

    10
    Friendly and professional
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The staff were very friendly and helpful and made our stay really enjoyable

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 November 2017

    8.8
    Friendly staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Friendly staff

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 November 2017

    10
    A hotel that sets the benchmark!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Fantastic experience. Met by a very friendly and professional reception. Room was perfect!

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 November 2017

    8.3
    Deserts were so well presented and tasted delicous
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Deserts were so well presented and tasted delicous

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 October 2017

    7.5
    No Lift in the hotel which may not be suitable for older or...
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    No Lift in the hotel which may not be suitable for older or disabled guests

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 September 2017

    10
    We had a wonderful experiece
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    A light on the wall needed repair. It had no impact on our dtay

    Staff was all super helpful and friendly

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 September 2017

    9.6
    beds clean & fresh.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    beds clean & fresh.breakfast fantastic

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 August 2017

    6.3
    Bar is nice but the hotel itself is very dated!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bar is nice but the hotel itself is very dated! Room was like going back to the 60's

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 August 2017

    10
    Absolutely loved it
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Excellent service and excellent value for money, staff very friendly and helpful x

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 April 2017

    7.5
    Room cosy and comfy
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room cosy and comfy

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 April 2017

    4.6
    Disappointed
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything,but the staff wer good..

    Was just handy for the local party we wer goin to.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 March 2017

    8.3
    Very good value for money.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Amazing breakfast!

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 March 2017

    10
    Very friendly nice atmosphere the
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The stairs were very far up

    Very friendly nice atmosphere the

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 March 2017

    9.6
    Brilliant
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything was good

    The staff was very nice

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 February 2017

    8.8
    Lovely Hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The public toilets need attention

    A lovely hotel with friendly staff and excellent food

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 October 2016

    10
    The staff were very helpful and friendly.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was fab. Everything was perfect.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2016

    9.6
    Excellent Irish hotel
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Had to keep logging in to the wifi each time I used it (between sessions).

    The staff were incredibly helpful, nothing was too much trouble.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 26 September 2016

    10
    Our engagement
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    We got engaged during our stay and the staff upgraded us to the suite which was amazing. We would definitely return. The food was also delicious.

    Stayed in September 2016

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