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Ferrycarrig Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed for three nights in early January, 2018. Easy to find the hotel - on N11 just north of Wexford. Right beside road, but no traffic noise, as all bedrooms face the water and away from the road. Check in was fast and efficient. Staff were friendly. Plenty of parking spaces. A tip - drive back out toward the exit if you don't get a space initially - there are loads of spaces up the steps opposite the front entrance - if you don't mind the steps, these spaces are much closer to the entrance than many other spaces. Rooms were easy to find, but some were over 100 metres walk from reception. Anyone who has difficulty walking may want to request a room closer to reception and the bar / dining room. Room was warm and clean, and exactly as we needed it to be. Great view over the river - as far as I can make out, all rooms have a good view. Bathroom was clean and had plenty of towels. One minor fault - a single towel rail over the bath was inadequate - an additional towel rail bedside the wash hand basin would be a big help. Bed linen was clean, but of the three beds in our room, only one was comfortable. The double bed had noisy springs, was unsupportive and should really have been replaced. The roll out in which our six year old also was also uncomfortable. Only the single bed was firm and comfortable. Good blackout curtains for guaranteed darkness. Good lighting for those who want to read. Window provided good ventilation but the child safety catch was gone. Not a good thing on a fourth floor window. On day 1, before dinner in the Dry Dock Bar, we went to the swimming pool. Pool was clean. Changing rooms were large and clean. Towels provided for hotel guests. Good sized lockers. Showers clean, water was warm (and could be set to hot if you want) although the water flow was weak in one of the shower cubicles. Plenty of hairdryers in ladies changing rooms (I'm told!). Large gym with a good variety of equipment - it never seemed to be too busy and guests never had to wait for equipment. Dinner in the Dry Dock Bar. I'm lost for words - this was superb. There really is no point in itemising the positives - everything was good. We didn't have starters and were stiĺl more than sated - portions were generous. Service was excellent. Food was great - well cooked and well presented. This created only one small problem - we wanted to try a few local restaurants in Wexford, but also wanted to eat again in the Dry Dock Bar. Day two saw us returning to the Dry Dock Bar. Different main courses, but same result - going elsewhere on day three would be a challenge. The bar area also has a 'Snug', which is not a typical Snug, but an adults-only area. Day three saw us eat here again, and delivered great food for the third time. Apologies to the rest of the 'Wexford Food Family'. Breakfast - big problem at breakfast was eating sensibly, and not trying to have 'one of everything'. Stunning views over the river from the dining room provided a great setting for a breakfast which required only common sense and moderation on the part of the diner - everything else was provided by the Ferrycarrig Hotel. Standard Irish hotel breakfast fare, but all good quality. Full fry, breads, pastries, fruit, cereals, yoghurt. Lunch - breakfast was taken relatively late so we skipped lunch, with a light afternoon snack bridging the gap between breakfast at 10 am and dinner at 7:30 pm. We had stayed here about 12 years ago, and found it acceptable. The standards had certainly improved. There was a Kids Club, but we didn't use it, so I can't comment on it. If we had been told about it at check in, we would have used the Kids Club, but it wasn't mentioned, and we saw it only on day two of a three day visit. Balloons were attached to the door handle on the morning we were leaving - great marketing and a nice touch. I noticed a good spread of guests - young couples, families of all shapes and sizes and plenty of pensioners. One bad thing about this hotel - or perhaps it's a good thing, depending on your perspective and family status. Families with young children are all accommodated in one area, and young Irish children seem collectively and individually incapable of walking along hotel corridors without shouting, running and stamping. I suspect that the 'adults only' area is much quieter. Another bad thing - many room doors slam shut - more noise. Free WiFi worked well. Overall though, the Ferrycarrig Hotel was good. Great value for money too. Definitely a hotel I will return to, and one I can recommend, albeit with a caveat about the bed comfort, which is probably the most important aspect of a hotel. If you've read this far and found anything I've written helpful, please give me a helpful vote.

Had a lovely 3 night break here. Pros: Room comfortable with a lovely view over the estuary. Fantastic bar food in Dry Dock bar. Very nice swimming pool, clean changing rooms, sauna and steam room. Well equipped gym. All staff, including reception staff very friendly. Cons: Uncomfortable beds. Chambermaid took dirty towels each day but did not replace them with clean ones so supply was dwindling. There was a kids club from 10 to 1 and 6 to 10 but we were not informed of this at check in. We discovered it at checkout which was disappointing as we may have used it in the evenings if we'd known. We were located on the family floor. While we tell our kids to be quiet others don't show the same courtesy and their kids were shouti ng in the corridor at night. More signs are needed in the corridors requesting that people keep quiet. Room doors close noisily. I shared a lift with an elderly man returning from the pool who was not wearing footwear and had bare infected looking feet on the carpet. He must have gone to the pool without footwear - leisure club staff need to intercept people doing this. While some of these comments sound negative I have to say we had a really wonderful break here and would definitely come back and recommend the hotel to others.

Great location, friendly and helpful staff Food was also great , nice calm views from restaurant Highly recommend for a quite weekend away We went for a wedding and the entire stay was overall good ....

Family occasion over Christmas and found location and accommodation to be very good. Unfortunately found some members of bar staff unpleasant and could do with some customer service training. Quality of some of the beers served was poor and bar staff found it an inconvenience if asked to change drinks. Reception and other staff very pleasant and professional. Will re visit but hope that bar issues are resolved.

Fantastic from start to finish. I have stayed in the hotel before but it has been awhile since i was here My stay was just fabulous with extremely friendly and efficient staff, beautiful room and mouth watering food .I think of all the hotels i have visited the Ferrycarrig hotel makes me feel that im having the best treat. Will definitely be returning and cant wait for my next spoiling. Well done to all the staff for making my visit one i wont forget in a hurry.

For the price, A few things, Reception was lacking information and complimentary hot and cold beverages. Bathroom was in need of an update. No toiletries were provided and food service could be improved for the international traveler.

Love this place. Great breakfast. Very clean and comfortable room. Bed comfortable but a bit firm for my taste. Wi fi ok for phone for emails etc., but useless on laptop for movies or you tube. Will definitely return.

A large party of us attended the hotel for Christmas lunch in 2017. It was expensive at nearly €100 a head, so we all had been looking forward to it. It was very disappointing, the starter was just a bite, and the lunch was the same, it was the bare minimum of food I had one small roast potato and a thin slice of beef, the dessert was good it was a variety of Christmas sweets on a plate. I've eaten in this hotel 6 times in 2017, and can only say 1 time that the meal was good. Sadly I don't think I'll be eating there in 2018 at all.

Fantastic hotel for families. Kathleen in the mornings was amazing with the kids at breakfast made us feel so welcome. Kids club was brilliant so much entertainment for kids especially the clown. Entertainment for adults was great all around fantastic family get away.

What a fab place to stay for christmas this is our second year and we are booked again for next year its home from home for us and our special lil boy and his dog derek and his team are amazing food is fabulous rooms are great

Ferrycarrig Bridge Ferrycarrig Wexford

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located within a mile (2 km) of Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig Hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Westgate Tower. This 102-room, 4-star hotel has a full-service spa along with an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's on a river and also close to Selskar Abbey and Wexford General Hospital.


In addition to a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, there's also a bar. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


All 102 rooms feature coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Ferrycarrig Hotel enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking if you drive. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms.

Room options

Superior Double or Twin Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Family Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1948 reviews