The d Hotel Drogheda
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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.
D for Delight!
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.
We had a slightly bad start as I had asked in advance for a superior room and was advised this would be no problem but on arrival the check in staff said because I was on the promo offer I would not be able to avail of a superior room which irked me a little and made me feel like a 2nd rate guest but with a little gentle persuasion they said they would see if they could do something for the next night.
The next day I was told the upgrade would not be possible but when I explained the previous evening that there had been a little issue with the location of the room because the staff congregated below to smoke and the smoke had come into the room as I had to leave the window open as there is no air conditioning suddenly a triple superior room became available.
From here on in we had a great stay. The rooms were stylish and minimalist with white walls and charcoal grey carpets with very artisitc lighting. Complimentary water is always good too. I always like a gym wherever I stay and the gym is a converted bedroom but functional with 2 treadmills, a stepper and a bike.
The full Irish breakfast was one of the best I have ever had - it was cooked to order when quieter on the Saturday morning and buffet style on the Sunday but still the same high quality. The staff were very proactive and attentive and even though it was really busy from a large wedding party the staff made it look like they were enjoying themselves and it was effortless to keep everything flowing nicely - nice work Noel - the Maitre D.
Would definitely stay here again and would like to try out their sister hotel the G hotel in Galway too.
Couldn't fault it
IŽd 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 hotel in general has a very relaxed atmosphere. The decor is great.
The food is excellent in both the restaurant and bar and they have a great selection of cocktails (which are quite reasonably priced). The breakfast menu is very extensive and you can get anything you want (from eggs benedict to fruit smoothies).
overall I would say this is one of the best hotels I have stayed in and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. They are also doing some really good opening deals at the moment.
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.
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