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Woodford Dolmen Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Had a beautiful 3 course meal in private dining room which accomodated approximately 70 guests. The food was 1st class with a choice of 3 starters, main course and desserts. I had chicken vol u vont, salmon wrapped in filo pastry and cheese cake, all very good . The staff very pleasant and efficient and Manager keeping an eye on everything through out the meal. I was pleasantly surprised and the hotel itself has been updated, all beautiful, well done Woodford Dolmen

Cheeky Night away. The Barfood was excellent. The Service top class especially our cocktail girl Hazel. She was on the button with service and personality. She's a keeper. Make sure to try cocktail of the month.

Attended wedding and stayed one night. Had booked B & B via @ 166.95/stay. Arrived for 2 pm wedding at 1.30pm. On check in was informed that room was ready but there would be a 20.00 surcharge if we occupied the room before 4pm. As wife needed to change outfit for wedding had no choice but to pay making room rate 186.95. Despite my protestations the receptionist was less than helpful or symphatectic. Many other guests were treated similarly with some being asked for 40.00 surcharge at 12 noon. Having stayed in Hotels across the world this is a first and is "mean" and not acceptable. Have had many experiences of rooms not being ready on arrival and that is Ok but the apparent extortion at this Hotel needs to be realised.

We dined at the bistro/restaurant, but in the back area away from the bar. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. There was a great menu too. Mushroom and goats cheese starter was to die for. They offered stilled and sparkling table water which was great. Kids meals were also well-priced. What the made the meal for us was the wonderful service provided by two ladies. They were so friendly and nothing was a problem. It was a special occasion family meal and the ladies couldn't have been kinder. I can't wait to come back to the Dolmen again soon.

We stayed in the hotel one night . The room was clean and large .the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was excellent we had dinner and i could not fault it . the bistro is a nice place to dine with a few different dining areas. breakfast was very good too.

Great Room spacious well appointed. Staff in Restaurant and Bar could not have been more helpful or friendly. Jennifer and David in the Bar, Bernadette,Aoife Mags and Amanda in the Restaurant. Johnny the night porter who came to the rescue when the bedroom key was lost in my wife's bag.

From day one when we stepped inside the Dolmen we knew it was the venue for us. We loved the homely feel with the friendliness of the staff to the beautiful decor and fantastic value. With the help of Clare and Colin we planned our day exactly as we wanted it. No request was too big and with their help we had a completely stress free lead up to our Wedding day. On the day itself everything ran so smoothly and we were treated like royalty. The service of the food was amazingly quick with all tables being served together. The quality and the quantity of food was second to none. We stayed with family and friends on the night following the wedding and despite their being a very big wedding and a Christmas party also, once again our service was 100% abd we felt just as special and important as our wedding day. All of our guests have complimented our choice of hotel and many have said it was the best wedding venue they have been to. We cannot recommend the Woodford Dolmen enough as a wedding venue. From the professionalism of Clare and Colin along with a wonderful catering team and the BEST value packages could not ask for more. Our only regret is it had to end!!! We so look forward to celebrating our 1st anniversary with you and perhaps we will even visit before that! Thank you for making our Wedding Day a dream come true .....we will cherish the memories forever. Trina & Peter Rooney 8th Dec 2017

We stayed for my fiancé’s Birthday in January. All we could say is wow repeatedly. From check in to Trevor and Jennifer in the bar to the lovely Alma in the Bistro every one was so nice. I cannot praise Alma enough she looked after us so well and really made our meal. She was so friendly and engaging. The food itself can only be described as fantastic. Laurence and his team really out do themselves. The cocktails in the bar were just too good and very hard to not sample the entire menu. Our room (The Bridal Suite) was exceptionally comfortably and we were loath to leave it. Breakfast the next morning was so tasty and really plentiful. We are getting married in this hotel next year. So we already loved it but we came away beaming and even more excited for our big day. I just want to say well done to Colin and all the staff in The Woodford Dolmen. Your customer service is second to none. If your looking for a peaceful friendly get away this is definitely the place to go.

Not a great hotel. While the staff were friendly and helpful the hotel itself is a bit of a dump. Smell in the corridors of must and damp. Carpets were dirty. Doors and skirting boards were also dirty. I actually enjoyed the food. Hence the 2 stars. Certainly won’t stay here again. There was a group of 20 and I believe we were all of the same view.

It's been a little while since our last visit and again we had a very good lunch, main course only. I think we could say this location is reliable in it's standard of providing a satisfying lunch for a really fair price. Again the staff were pleasant to deal with and helpful. We will be back again!

Kilkenny Road Carlow Carlow

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center

Woodford Dolmen Hotel places you within a few miles (5 km) of Carlow County Museum and Visual Centre for Contemporary Art and The George Bernard Shaw Theatre. This 3-star hotel has 80 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Dr. Cullen Park is also 2.8 mi (4.6 km) away.


This hotel serves as home to a pub, along with a bistro that specializes in Irish cuisine. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


Woodford Dolmen Hotel's 80 rooms provide coffee makers, phones, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Woodford Dolmen Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, 6 meeting rooms, and a conference center. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a business center, free newspapers, and a garden.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

74.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 596 reviews