Johnstown House Enfield Hotel
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Just said I would add this to the blog! Its just to show everyone a few pics of Tanya and Fergus's wedding. Fantastic day had by all, super weather, fabulous bride, (groom didn't scrub up too bad either!) and a wonderful reception in the Marriott.... Welcome to the Sammon clan Tanya!! xxxxx
... the hotel. We locked through for a short trip on a barge. Drinks and a really good meal on board. Stepped into the hotel bar area for some Irish music. Day 2, the bus drove us all over Dublin. Since it was Sunday, there was not much going on. The trip allowed us to get a bit oriented, as we were going to take off on our own in the afternoon. We drove by Trinity College (where the Book of Kells is kept), St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park, a good selection ...
... just want to curl up and sleep in the shower.
For me at least, that's I tend to consider this first day as Day 0 rather than Day 1, because even though I've arrived, I'm in no fit state to really do much of anything.
So I had a much needed shower, and curled up into bed for a couple of hours nap. Now, conventional wisdom says I shouldn't have done this; that the best thing for jetlag is ...
... would have made getting around a lot easier but they ended up stayed on strike until we left for Amsterdam). We took the tram to Jervis stop which was just across the river to Temple Bar area which apparently is very famous. Very touristy but fun energy. We found a great place for dinner. We each had an Irish pancake filled withe meat and sauce...Tom had beef and I had chicken and bacon. They were tasty. After dinner we walked around a little more and ...
... we can complete the route planning and be on our way.
We've discounted the Central European floods and even the riots in Turkey as irrelevant to our journey, although we will now definitely take the Gallipoli ferry and avoid the Bosporus bridge. We don't fancy heading south into a solid mass of thousands of protesters marching towards us as we would have found a few days ago. It's curious how ham-fisted politicians can be when they deal with ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Johnstown House Enfield Hotel
We have just returned from a 2 night break here, and we did not even leave the hotel! I agree with previous reviews that this is very close to the motoirway, but it did not bother us one bit.
Just recently stayed there for 1 night, and as a woman travelling alone, I felt safe and comfortable, the room was a bit small but spotless and well equipped, even has a CD. player,if U want to listen to your fav music. The bathroom is lovely, big with double shower. The staff were friendly and efficient, there seemed to be a lot of staff, and when I was there always seemed to be cleaning. I had lunch twice, its a bit pricey but excellent food, the service wasnt too slow, but as I was at a course both days we did pre-book the lunch. I was alone for dinner on the evening, I found the staff lovely, one young guy even asked if I would like a newspaper to read. again food delicious. There was a good choice for breakfast. even has smoked salmon and cheese.
Magnificant spa and leisure centre
Have just returned from an escape spa package at the marriott johnstown house. Checked in late on Friday evening due to the horrendous traffic on the M50 and M4. Dined in the restaurant and found it easy to change between the a la carte and table d'hote menues. Wine was priced fairly and service was excellent. Food was excellent. next morning we had a had a 30 min back and facial in the luxury spa before breakfast. breakfast was excellent and buffet style and. even included innocent smoothies.
The de luxe room was comfortable but was too stuffy.
We tried turning down the thermostat but this did not seem to work.
Overall I would class this hotel as excellent 4 star and would love to return soon.
The description given for this hotel on the Marriott site makes you believe it is in a rural country house setting. In fact the hotel backs on to the main Dublin motorway and is surrounded on at least two sides by construction.
Spa - Heaven, sheer bliss
Myself, husband and friends stayed in the hotel in October 2005. The bedrooms were magnificent. "Down" mattress toppers, pillows and quilts. Beautiful bathrooms. Spa, pool etc just heavenly. Atmosphere ethereal, opposite of usual clinical atmosphere in these places. Candles, fairy lights and beautiful aroma. Relaxation room to use post treatments, therefore no need to jump up and dress when treatment is finished.
On the down side, we had barfood on arrival, dinner that evening, and sandwiches next day at lunchtime. On all three occasions the wait for the food was far too long.
Not a very vibrant atmosphere, but well worth a visit for a chill-out weekend. Also two beautiful shops, ladies clothing, and beautiful children's gifts.
I just stayed in the hotel with my wife this week and had a wonderful stay. I had read the trip adviors reports but had heard lots fo good things and decided to take a chance. The rooms were recently changed and beautiful new white cotton quilts, the spa was absoutley superb and my wife just loved it - she has two treatments and I loved the leisure centre with pool, gym etc etc. We even had a sit in the new outfood hottub.
Nice hotel but not much to do
We stayed here in August for two nights. Agree with a lot of the previous comments, until the leisure centre opens I wouldn't recommend it as there is very little to do in the nearby area. Hotel room was nice, buffet breakfast was good. Had dinner on one night which was ok. Bar is fine for a quiet drink.
we stayed there in August 2005 for 1 night. Price was 120 Euro incl. Irish breakfast. Room was okay and clean. Minibar was empty. Bathroom was beautiful (walk in shower). Staff was sometimes unfriendly and incompetent. Spa will be opened in fall 2005. Motorway will be build near the building.
Spent a night here in August and found it disappointing. The public areas are pleasant - the original house has been sensitively incorporated into a fully functioning hotel with a lovely bright atrium in the centre. However the room was very average with decor straight out of hotel central casting - all drapes and prints - accessed by long bland corridors. The mini-bar wasn't stocked and the TV was confusingly tuned in such a way that none of the stations matched the listing supplied by the hotel. On the positive side the bathroom was large with a separate bath and double-sized shower. The breakfast was adequate but lacked the choice you would expect in a 4 star hotel. There isn't much to do within walking distance but apparently a leisure centre is due to open late in 2005. I'd rate it overpriced and would not recommend it - at least until the leisure centre opens.
We stayed for one night here in June 2005. The hotel was an old country home (Johnstown House) that they have built onto, so the facade of the original house is still intact fronted by a long pond and fountains. There's not much else to see in terms of countryside or view at the front (you couldn't exactly call it a magnificent setting), but the grounds and carpark themselves were well kept and clean.