Carrickdale Hotel & Spa

4 Star

Louth, Carrickcarnon

Hotel description

Escape to The Carrickdale for comfort and indulgence on the Cooley Peninsula. It has a leisure centre, a fitness centre and the therapeutic Serenity Spa. Serenity Spa is set amid the hotel's natural green surroundings and provides a selection of therapeutic, healing and restorative treatments. The leisure centre has a swimming pool, sauna, outdoor whirlpool and gym.

Check In From

3:00 pm

Check Out Up To

12:00 pm

Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description

The Carrickdale can be found at: Exit 20, just off the M1 motorway.

Area Description

The Carrickdale Hotel is located at Carrickcarnon, the gateway to Newry and Belfast City, amid the tranquil surroundings of Slieve Guillion Mountain. The medieval town of Carlingford, an area of outstanding beauty and character, is a short distance away.

Hotel Business Centre
  • Fax
  • Meeting rooms
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Photocopying service
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • High season entertainment
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Sky sports available in bar
  • Food served from 12 noon
Hotel Restaurant
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Early bird menu
  • Vegetarian options
  • Breakfast served
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Crazy golf course
  • Cot available on request
Things To Do In The Area
  • Quad biking
  • Museums
  • Bowling
  • Live music venues
  • Horse racing
  • Cinema
  • Amusment arcades
  • Cycling
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Boat trips
  • Paint ball
  • Go to the beach
  • Walking trails
  • Golfing
  • Theatre
  • Concert venues
  • Hill walking
  • Children play centres
  • Historical trails
  • River fishing
  • Night clubs
  • Shopping
  • Local sightseeing
  • Horse riding
  • Sea fishing
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Banqueting rooms available
Hotel Guest Services
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Internet access
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Free car parking
  • Laundry facility
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Refreshments available
  • Projector / screen available
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Stationery
  • LCD projector
  • Dedicated organiser
  • Internet access
  • Natural daylight
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Swimwear to buy
  • Towels available
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Heated thermal lounges
  • Viewing area
  • Baby changing area
  • TV equipment
  • Sauna
  • Aerobics studio
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Children's pool
  • Hot tub
  • Plunge pool
  • Pampering packages
  • Spa treatments
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Beauty salon

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by reviewer21557507 on Apr 28 2017 18:10

Very nice hotel. Rooms are comfortable. Food in the bar and the for the breakfast is very good. Staff are very friendly. I would have no problem recommending this hotel.

by Mar on Mar 11 2017 15:36

Enjoyed our 2 night stay very much. All staff extremely pleasant and helpful, room very comfortable. Bar food most enjoyable. Have stayed here before and will be back again. ****

by Michael Ward on Feb 7 2017 11:37

Busy hotel but very welcoming. We stayed for one night in a very large, comfortable room. Ate bar food for dinner which was delicious. Relaxing ambience all round and the open fire added extra warmth. All in all a great place to stay.

by Pat on Oct 24 2016 09:41

Very nice hotel. The facilities and staff were all top class. The secure car park was also a big bonus for us as was the pool and gym. I would have no problems staying here again.

by CRIS on Sep 17 2016 22:18

Lovely mid week stay , gardens are fabulous .Had a lovely spacious family room..Staff were very helpful and friendly hotel was very clean we had no complaints at all..Would stay there again

by Anthony on Sep 7 2016 17:05

I can highly recommend this hotel to anyone

by michael howard on Sep 2 2016 15:27

great location,friendly staff

by Nicola on Aug 28 2016 18:23

Overall stay was just OK. We were given a room directly above the reception which looked out at a roof. We asked to be moved to a higher floor but were told the hotel was fully booked the next night and we were there for 2 nights so couldn't be moved. This is the older part of the hotel and could do with a bit of an update. The corridors in this part of the hotel just smelt of food as it must be above the kitchen. On the 2nd night there was a wedding at the hotel and some of the guests partied in the reception until almost 6:00 am so therefore we didn't get much sleep. The dinners were good but limited to a smaller menu as we were on a package deal. Definitely would need a few vegetarian options as I had to have the same dinner both nights as it was the only vegetarian option available. Service was slow but OK if you called the staff every time. Pool area was good though there was some work taking place while we were there. Don't think I'd stay there again! I have stayed in better hotels for the same price! PS the gardens are amazing though. It's a pity they don't take the same pride in the rest of the hotel.

by Catherine on Aug 7 2016 17:26

Lovely mid week stay , gardens are fabulous .

by George Chambers on Jul 15 2016 10:54

Ten out of ten in every aspect

by Fachtna on Jun 11 2016 15:02

For the price we paid - €70 b and b per night for two adults and two children - it was really good value. The hotel was clean, the room was comfortable, the staff were good, the food was fine but there are better places to eat in the locality. The swimming pool was great and children are allowed in the indoor jacuzzi which was a novelty for them! There is an outdoor one for adults only. The hotel carpets are a little tired and tattered. There is a great secure residents car park. The location is excellent with lots to do in the area for families. We highly reccomend Slieve Gullion Forest Park. We would go back at this price!

by julie tobin on Mar 6 2016 22:30

Had a lovely spacious family room great staff and bar food. Lovely location too will be back Thank you Julie

by Mary on Sep 9 2015 12:58

We had a nice stay here, Gardens are beautiful. There was a mix up with our room on arrival and it was sorted quickly. Didn't realise the hotel was so far out from anything, you would really need a car here to visit nearby Dundalk and Newry.

by austin lawlor on Aug 23 2015 19:42

had a lovely stay in the carrickdale hotel.staff were very helpful and friendly hotel was very clean we had no complaints at all..Would stay there again

by reviewer67081751 on Aug 5 2015 10:59

Lovely stay & fantastic staff

by rose.c on Jul 26 2015 19:32

We had a fantastic stay recently at the hotel. We could not fault anything in our stay from the food to the accommodation. We would recommend it to everyone, hope to stay again soon

by Lel on Jul 12 2015 21:23

Great hotel, very friendly staff, lovely food, big rooms, great facilities and the most beautiful gardens

by Jackie on May 18 2015 09:35

Great hotel , worth more than a 3 star rating , big rooms and great food. Would recommend

by Peadar Mac on May 6 2015 11:53

Busy place, friendly staff. Good service, great facilities, tasty breakfast. Twenty minutes drive from the bars & restaurants of Carlingford and the Cooley mountain walks. Really enjoyed the break there. Would recommend it.

by Christine on Aug 18 2014 16:21

Really great hotel, check out the gardens, they are fantastic

by Helen Phelan on Aug 1 2014 20:32

Wonderful stay at the Carrigdale.Staff so helpful and friendly.Food excellent.Would highly recommend it.

by SandyK on Jul 21 2014 11:41

When we arrived there was confusion about our room, I think it was given to someone else in error, they also offered me a better price but it was the price I had booked under. They arranged another room for us straight away but when we went up it hadn't been cleaned yet so we had to go off for a while. I found the staff extremely nice and pleasant to deal with at all times but there seemed to be alot of confusion about what was going on e.g. times of bar food etc. The hotel was clean and comfortable, the pool factilites very good but detatched from hotel which we weren't aware of prior to arrival. I found the selection at breakfast a little limiting but food was good. The hotel a bit off the beaten track so if you were looking a variety of things to do in walking distance it wouldn't suit but it was ideal for us.

by trish on Jul 11 2014 17:37

Had a lovely stay at this hotel with my husband and 2 children.Staff were very friendly and helpful.We had a lovely meal in the restaurant food was delicious would definitely stay there again.

by Mick McLoughlin on Jul 6 2014 11:43

Excellent hotel.Booked a family room which was big and comfortable. Had bar food which was very well priced and tasted great as well. Staff very friendly and helpful as well. Probably the best hotel we stayed in that had wifi coverage everywhere even in the bedroom. Used this hotel as a base to travel to Belfast and would definitely stay again. No problem recommending this to other people.

by Bernie on May 22 2014 18:39

Our visitors from Austria and ourselves enjoyed our stay at the Carrickdale Hotel. The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly. Dinner was very good, with fresh fish, steaks, and tasty sauces. There are lovely country walks beside the hotel, which is situated in an area of beautiful mountains and valleys.

by Marie on Apr 5 2014 15:22

Just back from an overnight stay at the Carrickdale. What can we say but we never had a break like it. From the second you arrive till you check out you are treated like royality. the food, staff, and the facilities were second to none. the staff could not do enough for us and the room was clean big and airy. we did not have time to use the complex but when we return we intend to do so. We will be bad again. Thank you Carrickdale.

by Betty Jackman on Apr 5 2014 11:17

We enjoyed our stay at Carrickdale. Staff were really nice and helpful, hotel was very clean and leisure facilities were great. We have stayed here before on a number of occasions and always enjoy our visit.

by eva on Mar 20 2014 13:02

The Carrickdale is an exceptional hotel staff/ food pool anyway you look at it not a fault to be found

by trishf on Feb 11 2014 22:21

Excellent hotel and we paid so little. We just wanted to get away for a day or two without having to pay huge money as we do this quite often. Easy to get there as 1 minute off M1 motorway. Excellent speedy check-in and staff were super friendly and very helpful. Family room was very big and roomy, 2 kids were thrilled. Queensize bed was gorgeous too. Everything was spotless. Very quiet at night. Bar food was excellent. Leisure facilities were just what we needed, also very clean and up to high standard. Such a great family break. It was all we needed and we were very happy we chose the Carrickdale hotel. Thanks.

by Lisa McDonnell on Feb 5 2014 11:32

Staff could not do enough for us. They were brilliant. Food really tasty. Would definitely go back. Great hot tub outside too!

by Sallygarden on Dec 1 2013 10:54

I was not happy in there. While I ordered 4 main dishes for 2 adult 2 children and 1 side dish for baby, the waitress served 5 main dishes + 1 side dish for us. I clearly ordered menu, but she pretended she was right in Bar of hotel. We were 2 adults, 3 children, 10, 5, 3 and then how she thought we ate all! Room and pool was ok, but............

by Marie on Jul 1 2013 19:35

Had a great night away. The hotel, staff, food are 5 star quality. We will be back.

by cuddles on Jul 1 2013 19:28

Had a lovely night away with my husband. The food, staff, hotel were 5 star quality. We will back again soon.

by marian redmond on Jun 6 2013 22:18

could not fault anything staff and food amazing marie Maureen and hubbies

by Peter Higgins on Mar 7 2013 14:20

We are four adults who stay regularly at the Carrickdale. We have always enjoyed our stay; the staff and general service is top class standard and is always a pleasure for us. We have stayed in many "five star hotels" but have a preference for the informality of the Carrickdale. Peter Higgins.

by Mark on Feb 12 2013 14:17

Great hotel fairly busy food @ drink top class defo recommend it

by VJ DUBLIN on Jan 28 2013 17:39

Great hotel & wonderful staff from the moment you walk in you are sure to get a very friendly welcome in addition the Food, Leisure Centre & Rooms are 1st Class. Regatrds Vincent Dublin

by p martin on Jan 3 2013 10:34

stayed in carrickdale with my husband and 20 month old baby, staff great and very accomodating with children. visit this hotel at least once a year. staff in serenity spa very pleasant. food beautiful. nothing too much trouble.

by ktk on Dec 17 2012 16:49

Courteous helpful wellmannered staff,very comfortable room and lovely breakfast. Beautiful crib and real Christmassy atmosphere.

by Peter on Dec 10 2012 21:04

Friendly staff, nice room, good bar food with a quirky menu offering a random side dish of a Cold Glass of Milk. Highly recommended!

by Terri on Nov 4 2012 10:59

A charming hotel in a beautiful part of Ireland. The staff were so pleasant, helpful and kind to us during our stay. The food is simply WONDERFUL - we never eat in the same hotel twice when on a break but we did this time because we enjoyed dinner so much on the first night. Very generous portions, excellent service and great taste. My favourite element of this break is that I was served breakfast as I hate self service and find nothing more of a culinary turn off than looking into a container full of sausages or bacon so well done for a great service from all the team. Our room was lovely and comfortable (except for the pillows - very hard and uncomfortable) and spacious enough for both of us and our son. well done to all at the Carrickdale. We will be back!

by john murphy on Nov 2 2012 15:59

service friendly and efficient, room spacious with excellent laundry service. Food comforting. Spa and swimming pool v. clean and accessible for families. Will continue to recommend by word of mouth

by Rach Meath on Oct 31 2012 14:53

Great Hotel staff were all so nice and helpful, meals were lovely, also loved the outdoor hot tub will be back again

by Marie Carroll on Sep 12 2012 01:37

The Carrickdale Hotel is situated near Jonesborough which makes it an ideal location to stay when one is thinking of visiting the nearby towns of Newry or Drogheda, which have lots to offer, the hotel itself is clean, staff are very friendly, helpful in everyway possible and the staff are genuine in their hospitality. We really enjoyed the food in the restaurant and there is a spa and leisure centre across the road for anyone who wishes to pamper themselves or work of those extra pounds. Overall the whole experience was excellent and we will be returning to them soon in the near future.

by mary duffy on Sep 2 2012 18:44

enjoyed our stay immensly leisure facilities were brilliant 5 star definitally

by dozydelilah on Aug 23 2012 21:55

The hotel was grand, great value for money. But the staff were the best, nothing was too much trouble for them. they made our stay so injoyable..

by gay on Jun 6 2012 19:54

most enjoyable. great choices on menu and first class food and service Will be back

by rr on Jun 6 2012 16:46

Lovely hotel, great staff who all appear to be local. Food excellent and the leisure centre was great, especially the outdoor hot tub.

by AVRIL NULTY on Jun 1 2012 18:33


by dervilla on May 7 2012 18:05

We stayed here for one night and can't fault the hotel at all, the pool and outdoor hot tub were just lovely and we had a great relaxing time. We ate in the bar and the food was excellent. Would definitely return.
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