The d Hotel Drogheda
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... stars). It was amazing. Entrée- Croquettes of Suckling Pig, Quail Egg, Foie Gras. Main - Saddle of Wicklow Lamb “Provencal”. Dessert - Grand Marnier Souffle.
I have also experienced a few Irish Pubs, which all seem to have a great atmosphere. One even had a traditional Irish band with fiddler, "accordion" player etc.... they were actually very good! Although I am pleased that there was no Irish dancing.
... preparing ourselves for a really long flight of ……….1hour. There was enough time to take off be served our breakfast and clear it up and then prepare for landing. Arriving in Ireland we picked up our hire car which finally wasn't Nissan Micra but worse a Peugeot 107, we were lucky to fit our cases in. We started our drive from Belfast to Dublin, arriving at our hotel we were absolutely shocked with ...
Visited Battle of Boyne Site in Oldbridge.
Wonderful historical museum and grounds
William has 39-40 canons, James had 16
William was better armed and had more men
Some say the Battle of the Boyne is where all of Ireland's 'Troubles' started
Cromwell invaded and slaughtered the town population
Prefix name meanings:
Dun - castle type fort
Car - ring fort
... the potato famine sculpture (near docks) and then went to Trinity College. Ok, I'm lame (hey, I studied numbers, not lit) and had not heard of The Book of Kells (along w several other people--just saying). :). But the book is there on display at TC and is quite beautiful. Fyi--its a book of the bible--Matt, Mark, Luke, John. They broke the sections of the book apart and only show pages of two books at a time for security. ...
... on vacation. It became clear as we talked that Tommie had a bit of dementia, but his daughter was most insistent that we have some tea on the steps - it was a beautiful sunny day. Emma then produced a book on the history of the area (The History of Kilisaran), and opened it two pages about the history of the Dromgooles. It was cool. Apparently the Dromgooles were on the wrong side of the Cromwellian wars, and I think the castle was given to Mary Poe and her son. On one of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The d Hotel Drogheda
Excellent hotel, staff were very helpful, location is great near shops but the area does need to be developed to the right of the hotel. The rooms are very spacious and contemporary. The cocktail bar was entertaining, food was only okay in the restaurant and a bit pricey.
Drogheda is usually the town you pass through on the way to Dublin but the D Hotel has made this a place to stop over and enjoy. I took a fantastic Summer Sizzler offer for 109Euros - I got 2 nights accommodation, full Irish breakfast and a dinner to die for in their superb restaurant with food and friendly service service second to none. I was mesmerised by the huge aquarium in the restaurant/bar as it had some beautiful fish and seahorses to watch as you dine. There was also a great 2 piece band on the Friday night and the singer had a great voice andrepetoire which captured the mood of the summer's evening perfectly especially with Bruce Springsteen's the River as we watched the river Boyne flow past.
Couldn't fault it
I´d recommenf the D hotel. Very helpful staff, exceptionally clean and fresh hotel. Good crowd. The location is supberb, 5minutes walk to town centre, 1 to the main new shoppping mall! Lovely river view if you ask and it is available. Best bits- beautiful furlike throw for the bed and a too die for HotChocolate Fondant desert. Definately eat in the restaurant. Will definatley be back.
Are you sure that's where the hotel is
first of all the hotel is surrounded by a shopping centre. when you first enter the hotel you get a very clinical feel. the rooms were nice but the views of drogheda are not fantastic as this is a town which is in the middle of being redeveloped. there is also quite a heavy flow of traffic through the town. the reason for which seems to be to avoid the toll bridge.the servicein the hotel was, as you would expect, quite friendly. the retaurant was also delightful. don't let first impressions of the hotel mislead you. inside your room is lovely but once you exit the hotel you are brought back down to earth with a bang. the dust from all of the lorries and heavy traffic jams.
I was the previous reviewer that was not happy with the service at the D Hotel. I recently had to stay there again (no other rooms available) and was delighted with the improvements.
The staff are more attentive, the service is much improved. They now have the level of service to match the look and feel of the hotel.
A special mention must go to Michael the head barman. Fantastic service, although the coctails were a little too strong.
All in all, my last stay at this hotel was 100% improvement on last time.
Well done the D Hotel.
The d spot!
We stayed at the hotel over New Years Eve and the first few days of January. Living in Dubai we are used to great service and hotels and the d did not disappoint. It has beaufitul modern bedrooms, lovely cosy duvets and great italian toiletries (what more can a girl want?). We ate fabulous food in the restaurant and drank wonderful wines in the bar. The location is perfect, only a two minute walk to the town centre and is right next door to a brand new shopping centre which has lots of great shops (oh, yes, that is the other thing that a girl wants!) We will definitely go back again.
stayed in this hotel for a weekend. Situated right in the centre of Drogheda but also just 25 mins from Dublin. The staff are great - very professional but friendly and helpful. The rooms are fantasic - spacious, clean and very comfortable with great views of the river.
The opening glitches are fixed!
We have just returned from a trip to Ireland, and this hotel was the highlight of our trip. The staff admitted that the opening weeks of this new hotel were difficult, but all has been corrected. The facility is spotless, the food is outstanding, the staff is perfectly trained. We will return.
An Excellent Choice
Stayed in this hotel in December 2005. The hotel is excellently located in very close proximity to Dublin Airport and Dublin city centre. I found all staff to be very efficient and helpful. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Overall I would highly recommend this hotel.
Not necessarily a place to spend a weekend we thought but we saw an ad for a new hotel in Drogheda and thought well why not it's far enough away from Dublin to feel you are away from it all and close enough (in fact only took 25 minutes from the M50/M1 intersection to get there - Great) not to have to waste time travelling. The hotel is right in the town centre overlooking the river Boyne which is a really nice location as you can walk everywhere. The hotel was really fantastic - very contemporary design and not at all stuffy. Great bar - really trendy and you could sip cocktails till your hearts content - sex and the city eat your heart out.! The rooms were hugh and really comfortable - our room overlooked the river and it was really lovely. The food was great in the restaurant and the bar lounge. We discovered some great places to shop and visit in Drogheda and next time we are going to go Newgrange as we didn't realise how close it was to the town. We're going back early in the new year as the shopping centre next door will be open so we might hit for the sales. At €145 pps for the w/end you couldn't beat the value and the style of hotel. Really nice people too.... Good luck to them they deserve to do well.