Summerhill House Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We booked to stay at the Summerhill house hotel many months in advance as we were attending a wedding at Powerscourt. All the wedding party had booked in to make sure we were close to the venue and together. Summerhill called everyone 4-6 weeks in advance to confirm the rooms and assured me everything was ok with the booking. One week before the wedding they sent a pathetic email to all the wedding party cancelling our bookings and sending us to their sister hotel about 7miles away in Bray. Not even the decency of a phone call. They claimed the hotel was close to the public but actually it transpires they had a wedding on. Having worked in hotels I understand over booking but to not even have the decency to call and explain the real reason is just cowardice and pathetic. I personally would never look to stay here again.
We were here for two nights for a wedding offsite so we didn't experience much of the hotel amenities but we liked it. We stayed in about 7 different hotels on this trip to Ireland and Paris, and this hotel's room was the largest. Felt more like a standard American-sized hotel room. Breakfast seemed pretty standard for all of the Irish B&Bs that we stayed at. Lots of options and filling. We had our laundry done and no complaints there. We ate lunch once and it was good. Not a rave review but it certainly met our needs and we'd stay here again.
Stayed at the Summerhill House Hotel because we were attending a wedding at the absurdly expensive Powerscourt Hotel virtually across the road. Positives: Attractive location; close to the charming village of Enniskerry; room large; very comfortable large bed; didn't have dinner but breakfast excellent (best bacon I have ever tasted!) ; hard-working staff at breakfast; plenty of parking spaces; main building oozes period "charm" with some intriguing Victorian furniture. Negatives: Front of main building could do with re-paint - I kept thinking of Fawlty Towers; our bathroom was decidely tired and in need of modernisation (bath very shabby); walls thin (could hear shower and loo flushing in next room) and noise from corridor; Picture on cheapo TV set so poor we gave up trying to watch it (don't hotel staff check these things before new guests arrive?); less than attractive view from our room (206) of the hotel's less than attractive "town houses." Glad we weren't in them. Didn't have time to try the hotel's oddly-named Rainforest Spa (not in a rainforest but adjacent to the car park) so can't comment. Overview: Not a cheap hotel (£130 a night) but nothing is cheap in post-Brexit vote Ireland. The hotel is very convenient, which is probably why it is always busy. Has a worryingly high percentage of "Average," Poors" and Terribles."
Beautiful old building with a reasonably nice room and bathroom. Obviously caters for lots of tour groups. Breakfast service was busy and not heavily staffed. Reception staff were a little frosty. Good car parking.
We are very disappointed with this hotel. It was busy and we couldn't have our dinner there because the restaurant was fully booked. And the reception didn't tell us when we've arrived. Just when we called to know about the open times they said this. We had to go to village. During the early morning one car alarm going off for a long time and seems like ages for someone fix it. In the morning during the breakfast had a queue and we had to wait 20 minutes before we were seated. After that another problem many options for the breakfast had gone. The staff were trying fix the things but all to late.
I was very disappointed with the level of service at Summerhill House Hotel. I informed the front desk at 5pm that the toilet was broken. When I arrived after dinner I was told it had been fixed but unfortunately it still did not work. When I went down to the reception again, the hostess said "The repair man has left for the evening and I am not going to fix it myself" so you have to change rooms. There was absolutely no consideration given for my inconvenience. Concerning the internet, I went to the front desk five different time to say that it was not working only to be told every time that they were going to ask some one to reboot the system - it never worked for us anywhere in the hotel during our stay. I received only mumbled excuses from the hostess who sat working behind her computer the whole time. Incidentally the only time I received any attention from her was when I said that I had no choice but to write a review on trip advisor at which time she asked for my telephone number saying that the manager would call. I have not heard from anyone since. The rooms were clean and comfortable but my impression is that the hotel is more concerned about big weddings and tour groups then individual clients. If I ever return to the area, I will look for another hotel.
For the area, this is an eclectic building, with some parts old and some new, some rooms tiny and some spacious. But I got a lovely old room with a four-poster bed and a view of the sea out my window, so I was well satisfied. The staff were all helpful and charming, and the meals delicious. (Tea service on arrival makes me particularly happy, see photo.)
Stayed here for one night for a wedding recently. Whilst the Wedding itself was super and the event was extremely well run, the bedroom accommodation was simply not up to scratch. We stayed in a Townhouse room which was out the back, down some very dangerous steps. The exit door from the hotel was broken (didn't fully open or close) and the hallway to the townhouse badly needed a lick of paint, as did the room itself. Whilst it was clean and functional, I really feel that the price tag was on the high side for the quality of accommodation. Room was really tiny and the 'wardrobe' was like something from a kids bedroom. Wedding guests had to queue for a long time for check in alongside a group from bus tour and there was just one person on the check in desk. There was no option for room service in these townhouse rooms (which we didn't realise until it was too late) and we missed breakfast, thinking we could grab a coffee and a scone later in the morning, however there was no food of any type available until the bar food starts at 1.pm All in all though, the staff were super, and as I say, the event itself was very well catered. I just feel that some fine tuning could make this into a really great hotel.
This week I stay in the summer hill house hotel with my two sisters, we were sussing the hotel out for my wedding. It is safe to say I most certainly won't be choosing this hotel. The night we arrived the receptionist was so ignorant and not one bit helpful. The food wasn't that nice but staff in the restaurant were the nicest people ever. We did the spa deal, the spa wasn't as nice as I taught it would be the therapist were very good but there was no relaxation room or refreshments after your treatment you just do what you want. The room here was nice and vintage but the shower was useless and the 2 lamps in the room didn't work. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone for a wedding or even just spa break away, I really was disgusted with place.
Stayed here for a 1 night spa break. First off the views are amazing, and the area stunning. But the hotel is desperately in need of modernising if they want to attract the kinds of customers that the spa is aiming for. The rooms are old fashioned and dusty, the bar and dining room are the same. The staff are an absolute credit though, they are fantastic, very friendly etc. Food good overall but totally boring menu. For 300 for 2 people for a 1 night stay + a 30min voucherand dinner it was not cheap for what you got.
- Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Summerhill House Hotel places you 10.4 mi (16.7 km) from James Joyce Tower. This 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 84 rooms and conveniences like a full-service spa, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Bray Golf Club is also close to this Enniskerry hotel.
Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.
Summerhill House Hotel's 84 rooms provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and phones. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and TVs. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and free toiletries.
Guests of Summerhill House Hotel enjoy features like a full-service spa, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a computer station, free newspapers, and a terrace.
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59% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 629 reviews