Whites of Wexford
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Kiss the Stone of Eloquence at Blarney Castle. An orientation tour of Cork seeing St Finbar's Cathedral before continuing along the coast to hotel. Hotel Dooley's Departed Killarney in bright sunny conditions to Blarney Castle where stone kissing occurred. Picturesque gardens made for an enjoyable morning. Quick coach tour of Cork Lunch at Youghal which overlooks the Atlantic ...
... the home of fine crystal, none of which is actually made in Waterford anymore. Cheryl did the tour which funnily enough ended in the gift shop, where she showed remarkable restraint.
A short trip to our hotel, Dooley's on the Quay. Tonight is the Tour Celebration dinner, on the Ferry tomorrow morning for the crossing back into Wales.
... are still recovering from colds. We headed out to a pub Scott had found and had a drink there. It was a Tuesday night but there was no one in there and there was a huge booger on the table where I was sitting so we left and headed back to the pub we had lunch which was just across the street from where we were staying. A few more locals were there and we got a really good dinner there and chatted to the bar an and another old guy there. We couldn't understand much but it was ...
... really walk around and enjoy the surroundings. Once again we were back in the Juke, headed east to Wexford. Nearing the water it began to get chilly and rainy. Wexford was a big town with a thriving Main Street, but it seemed to be more of a working town than a tourist town. We walked through the shops, tried to see some of the ruins (but none were open to the public) and ate at a nice bagel shop, but didn't stay too long. It wasn't quite as welcoming as ...
... showed us the wooden molds the artists use. The second stop was where the artists blow the glass into is rudimentary shapes (bowls, glasses, vases, etc.). The third stop was quality control. If a piece was not up to snuff the manager would smash the glass and it would be melted and re-used. I thought it would be the perfect job for someone who frequently has bad days. This area also included buffing and polishing all the rough edges off ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Whites of Wexford
Decided we needed a short break so went to Whites of Wexford for the weekend, Friday to Sunday. It wasn't cheap, €380 for 2 nights B&B. The hotel website says four star but don't expect a four star experience. Our room was clean but basic. They are trying for the ultra modern look but the room was too small for it to work - the room was more appropriate for a 3 star. The reception area is very modern and spacious, the bar and restaurant are very nice. The evening menu doesn't have a great selection. We only wanted a main course but were still charged for the full set menu which I thought was very unreasonable. The staff in the hotel were very friendly and helpful, no complaints there.
This hotel is supposed to be a 4 star hotel still undergoing renovation. It was a charming old building which has been renovated and lost its soul. The lobby is huge and has no atmosphere. In fact, the seating area has low comfy chairs but ridiculously high tables. It's impossible to eat, read, do crossword at them. The rooms are lovely-decorated in the highly fashionable dark browns and whites of today. The food is gorgeous though the service is only good at tipping time (dinner time). At breakfast, we literally had to accost staff to order tea/toast and water. Very poor indeed. The tvs in room are very fancy indeed. However, strangely enough one can order "adult movies" to your tv. They also had handpicked a selection of genres such as sci/fi and horror. No sign of comedy, drama, rom-com or even kids movies. I found this quite bizarre. I definitely won't be back to Whites but will be back to Wexford.
We had a ball
We stayed at Whites last weekend and simply had a great time, this hotel is modern and fresh is very well located in the centre of Wexford Town within walking distance of some fantastic shops, bars, restaurants, and clubs.
The rooms are of a very high standard, the staff and service was excellent, would certainly recommend.
We arrived at 17:20. We soon discovered that the air conditioning did not work. As it was a hot summer's day and the window does not open much we reported this immediately. The woman on reception said that there will be someone up to us immediately, this did not happen.
My partner and I visited Whites Hotel. I can honest say it was the worst hotel experience I've ever had.
We had a nice stay at Whites, after a very rocky start. While we were checking in at reception, I was surprised to see another guest butt back into the queue to say that he couldn't find his room. This was to be a portent of things to come. As I checked in, I reminded the receptionist that we had ordered a non-smoking family room. We were checked into room 623 and directed to the wing of the newly renovated hotel which contained the original hotel building. We met a gentleman wearing a 'head porter' badge en-route to this wing, and I was a little taken aback when he raised his eyebrows in what appeared to be exasperation at finding another guest in need of help. I was even more taken aback when he told us he had no idea which floor our room was on, and we ended up hauling our bags in/out of the lift and around the corridors before he/we found our room. The corridors of this wing of the hotel were dotted with painters, wet paint signs and builders.
Great Hotel and Great Value
Myself and my family stayed last weekend at Whites Hotel in Wexford and we had a ball. We booked on the internet and got a great rate. The kids had a ball in the leisure centre and the staff were great. There was a bit of noise still due to ongoing renovations but it was no bother with us. The sun was shining all weekend and this too made it a perfect break.
On first impressions this hotel looks amazing, the decor is imagainative and modern the rooms are beautiful. The original 3 star hotel was demolished and a brand new 4 star hotel built, it opend according to the locals on 06/06/06 at 6 o'clock. I arrived for my stay on the 16th June 06 for the weekend. The building work is still not finished, there where screws all over the beer garden and some unfinished structure cordoned off. There where light fitting still missing from the room, and the key cards had nothing printed on them just white peices of plastic, the shampoo and shower gel was also un labeled so you didn't know which was which. We had to pay for parking on arrival as they where still painting the car park floor. There is also no room service or tea and coffee facilities. Despite all of this I could forgive these small teething problems if the staff and management had not been so unprofessional and rude. There where 4 steaks ordered at our table, we where asked how we would like them, 2 asked for well done and 2 requested medium, I had fish. The 4 steaks appeared and our waiter just handed them out randomaly when we asked which where which we where told they where all the same, and they where all the same and all rare, at this stage I still had no fish. The waiter was called back and the steaks returned (It took about 15 min to get him back to the table), I was also asked what was I waiting on. Another 15 min later 4 different steaks returned, 2 medium 2 rare. Those that requested well done got medium and the the 2 medium got rare I still had no fish. My husband declined to eat his and waited with us untill we finished. While we where talking over dinner one guy not quite finished but had put his knife and fork down and waitress came over picked up his plate and then proceeded to srape the contents of it on to my husbands plate while it was still in fron of him and never uttered a word. We asked her about it and said your knife and fork was on the plate so you where finished...I could continue but this review would be to long. The management need to learn manners and the staff need a lot of training and the chefs need to learn about catering for a full resturant before this place will be worth the money they are asking.
Superb staff star
The best thing about this hotel,in the wonderful old town on the South East Corner of Ireland where I have stayed for a number of years is the staff.I stay extensively all over Europe and find the receptionists amongst the very best.They care,they are helpful and knowledgeable-a smile goes a long way and theirs are amongst the best.
Plans are afoot for a major expansion-let us hope it does not take the smile and the friendliness away from the 'front line',which makes this hotel stand out from many others.
On arrival in wexford we were enthralled with the narrow streets and quaint buildings, White's hotel continues the Theme, you drive down a very narrow Georges street into an already full car park. the lobby is quaint and the reception staff were very friendly - check in was a dream.