Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel
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... a wedding from the previous day. The church was very pretty. The stained glass and floor tiles were quite nice. It was great to be able to explore the "common" Irish church. The cloister was not kept up, but provided a very picturesque scene that we could investigate. The Friary was set on the River Maigue across from Desmond Castle. Overall it was very influential part in winning the town its "prettiest town in Ireland" rating. ...
... selling delicious goodness to kids and adults. I didn’t have one – too cold. I still don’t understand why Europeans like icecream so much, especially when the weather is anywhere below 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Icecream is something you must consume when you are sweating, not when you are still wearing a long-sleeved shirt! But anyways. Everybody was wearing green, and when I say everybody, I mean it, except for my friend who only wears ...
... I had to physically hold my lips together with my fingers. Imagine elementary school band, with tin whistles. One girl up on the stage looked like she hated life, slouching so far down in her chair. It was hilarious. Then come a bodhran ensemble, and by this time I gave up trying to contain my laughter. The crowd was antsy now, consisting of mostly performers from the other acts. They knew they were ridiculous. Then come my housemate and about 30 other ...
... Galway Bay which I would have thought would be something that every tour through Galway would at least look at. Drove very close to the Cliffs of Moher also which would be a top 10 tourist attraction in Ireland but didn't go there either. Instead we went to Bunratty Castle which was a castle with a lot of buildings set up as they would have been hundreds of years ago. I wasn't very happy by the time we reached here so ...
From Quin we went to a place called the Craggaunowen Project, but it was closing so we couldn't go in. However, in the outlying fields we saw some rare sheep that molt, and aren't sheared. We were entertained by a large pinto-marked horse and a donkey playing with each other. It reminded us of how our Roxy and Chris ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel Adare
The place is nice, its a bit far out from Adare and its a dangerous road to walk. I would recommend it to people with a car. We went for a nice relaxing weekend, and thats what we got. The room was nice and big, but found the walls a bit thin!
The food was fab (breakfast, lunch and dinner), the swimming pool and gym facilities are great. Apart from the fire-alarm going off 4 times during the nights we were staying, it was great!
Loved the Woodlands House!
Stayed five nights and loved it! The staff were very pleasant and helpful, the acomodations clean, the food very good and plenty of it. The food service staff cooked my family turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and dressing for us for our american Thanksgiving dinner! Will definately stay here again when in Adare.
We recently stayed here for 3 nights over a bank holiday weekend (2 adults and 2 young children).
My husband and I have just returned from a three-night stay at the Woodlands. The hotel is ideally placed being a 45-minute car journey from Shannon Airport, and only a couple of minutes from the picturesque village of Adare.
I stayed at this hotel last week for five nights and found it excellent. My wife and three children were also very pleased with our stay.
What a dump!
To start with the staff was rude in greeting us. At 4:pm the room was clean or ready. They couldn't find our reservation. The room furniture (chairs and bedspread) and carpet were thread bear and dirty. This hotel had seen better days. No charm or warmth. The food was not much better and to make thing worse..it is out in the middle of no where!! I think the staff wins the award for being so rude!! Think twice before booking this one!
We stayed for 2 nights recently after securing a special offer direct from the hotel.
Very nice comfortable hotel good food
We spent a very enjoyable January weekend at the Hotel. Two adults and 2 kids 9 + 6. Room was their standard room but much larger than normal hotel room. Food was top notch and reasonably priced. Leisure centre was enjoyable. Had expected a kids club and was slightly dissapointed when it wasnt open Friday or in the evenings, as this is the period when one wishes to enjoy the restaurent. Was informed though that it does open on a more regular basis in busier periods,
Middle of the road, lacks character
big hotel, good facilities, lacks personal touch in decor. That said the family who run it are very evident around the hotel (check out the portrait in the foyer) We had a few issues around choosing a bottle of wine at dinner (from a small wine list our four four choices for a bottle of red were out of stock- we changed our order to beers!) Rooms are a good size, enormous beds, and jacuzzi baths (we were in an executive type room). Avoid breakfast, it is very greasy, nearly all deep-fried, although good selection of teas etc. We attended a wedding and the service was excellent at the reception. Pity the hotel is now so big that it has very little character
I had a very enjoyable stay in August 2003. The hotel is set in the countryside and has very pleasant gardens. The room I was given was spacious and above average size. The room was clean and pleasantly decorated and felt quite homely. The bathrooms looked quite new and there was a jacuzzi function in the baths themselves. There is onsite Timmie Mac's bar which seemed popular and served good food. All in all it made for pleasant and relaxing stay just a couple of miles from Adare described as Ireland's best village!