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4 Star

Carlow, Carlow

Hotel description

Situated on the banks of the River Barrow, within luscious green grounds, The 4 Star Woodford Dolmen Hotel in Carlow makes the perfect location for a relaxing weekend or midweek break. Access is simple as the hotel is situated just outside Carlow on the Kilkenny Road and offers complimentary parking. The warm and friendly staff will ensure that you have a truly relaxing and memorable stay. We look forward to welcoming you to the Dolmen Hotel. This Hotel is a Non smoking Hotel.

Check In From

4:00 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 Dolmen Hotel is located on the Kilkenny Road, Carlow.

Area Description

There are many things to do in Carlow including golf, River Barrow cruising, angling, walking, pony trekking

Hotel Restaurant
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Vegetarian options
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Baby sitting service on request
  • Cot available on request
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • High season entertainment
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Sky sports available in bar
Hotel Business Centre
  • Fax
  • Meeting rooms
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Photocopying service
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Natural daylight
  • LCD projector
  • Stationery
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Projector / screen available
  • Refreshments available
  • Conference & meeting rooms
Hotel Guest Services
  • Internet access
  • Electric Car Charging Point
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Laundry facility
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Baby sitting on request
  • Limited free parking
  • Free car parking
  • Dry cleaning on request
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Music venue for concerts
  • Wedding fair
  • Christmas parties
  • Banqueting rooms available
Things To Do In The Area
  • Golfing
  • Paint ball
  • Night clubs
  • Children play centres
  • Theatre
  • Shopping
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Cinema
  • Bowling
  • River fishing
  • Hill walking
  • Pet farms
  • Local restaurants
  • Cafe
  • Visit castle
  • Horse racing
  • Museums
  • Local sightseeing
  • Cycling
  • Walking trails
  • Boat trips
  • Live music venues


Thomas scored 3 / 5 on 06/06/2024

Great hotel and great staff

Pam scored 4 / 5 on 05/11/2023

Really nice hotel. Got an upgrade to family room which was nice. Food was gorgeous. Drinks very expensive a pint and bottle €12.70. Drink code on tables wasnt great as we had to go to the bar to get our drinks a few times and then they only gave us a bottle and said we never paid for a pint. Check in 4pm and check out 11am was disappointing. Breakfast was lovely.

Patricia scored 5 / 5 on 19/02/2023

Fabulous hotel.Staff a pleasure to all guests/Food and accomadation excellent.Would definitely recommend a stay there.

Bernard scored 5 / 5 on 26/01/2023

Friendly staff

Michelle scored 3 / 5 on 01/11/2022

Hotel was lovely and clean...staff were great was OK but and there's always a but...€6.50 for a pint of cors was absolutely outrageous......I taught the prices were way over the top so no won.t be rushing back

Martyna scored 4 / 5 on 02/07/2022

real nice hotel lovely setting very friendly staff and food was very good only fault is bit out of town maybe a shuttle service other than that all fab

Margaret scored 5 / 5 on 08/08/2020

We absolutely loved every minute of our stay here, their Covid19 procedures were amazing. We felt very secure staying here and even though the staff kept their distance it was still all very welcoming and personal. It was immaculate everywhere in the hotel and our room was very modern and spacious. The food was just amazing and the staff were all so friendly. I thoroughly look forward to my next stay in the Woodford Dolmen ????

James scored 5 / 5 on 02/04/2018

hi we enjoyed our stay at the dolmen hotel last weekend a very nice hotel very clean and staff very friendly food excellent we will be back again in the near future jim n mgt

Reviewer50391897 scored 4 / 5 on 29/08/2017

Very nice homely hotel. Friendly staff and very good food. Rooms are well equipped, the bathroom probably needs updating. Overall very good value for money

Pennykav scored 4 / 5 on 18/07/2017

Was really impressed when walked in to hotel Staff so friendly from reception ,bar staff ,waitress all very good at there jobs well done staff at the dolmen woodford hotel Room was lovely and clean, restaurant food was great Only fault was breakfast, rashers sausages eggs etc all under cooked and kept heated so found my cooked breakfast dried out would prefer cooked to order but a truly beautiful hotel

Eileen scored 4 / 5 on 27/04/2017

My husband and I had two night D/B/B stay in this hotel recently. It was very easy to locate and was very well maintained, we witnessed a member of the dining room staff dusting and cleaning during breaks in serving. The bedroom was warm, spacious and comfortable. Compliments to the chef as the food was first class. I would like to single out "Breeda" one of the waitresses for special mention. During our stay we got bad news, Breeda showed exceptional kindness and sympathy towards us and to two friends who called to us that morning. We will be back for a longer break. E&T Limerick

Paul scored 4 / 5 on 08/01/2016

Lovely hotel, staff excellent, great breakfast. Will return against.

Andrea scored 4 / 5 on 28/10/2015

Friendly staff - warm reception.

Jennifer scored 4 / 5 on 01/04/2015

Beautiful hotel, lovely room, fab breakfast, cant fault anything :)

Fionn scored 5 / 5 on 07/07/2014

Very easy to find and in a great location, close enough to Carlow but far enough away to be quiet. Good roomy car park and nice gardens. The room was very nice and airy. Bed good and the TV was very good. Very good choice of channels and the TV was flat screen and new. Other Hotels should take note!!!! Food was excellent and the set menu for the dinner was reasonable with a good choice of starters, mains and desserts. Service could not be better. Staff in this hotel are very nice, chatty and helpful. Breakfast was nice with a good choice of cereals, hot food and pastries. Overall a good quiet hotel in a good location. Nice rooms and good food. Recommended.

Pat scored 5 / 5 on 28/04/2014

Lovely hotel..charming and Olde Worlde feeling.. the staff we encountered were courtious,friendly and helpful.The room we had was spotless. A big thank you to the waitresses in the diningroom for their help in helping me choose what I could eat from the menu..due to food allergies. The meal we had was delicious and plentiful. Breakfast was the same ..good food and plenty of it. Very happy to recomend this hotel to anyone looking for a quiet break away.

Edwina scored 5 / 5 on 20/04/2014

Attended a Wedding in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel from the minuet we stepped in the door until we left it was first class, The staff were so good nothing was to much trouble great food room lovely Wedding room perfect. Would highly recommend this Hotel

Joe scored 5 / 5 on 23/09/2013

Great hotel, the staff were very friendly. Food was amazing, nearly licked my plate! Bed was comfy, shower was hot. And a top notch breakfast. I would recommend this place to everyone

Angela scored 4 / 5 on 25/06/2013

stayed there for a wedding, the wedding was great the food delicious and the staff were brilliant. the rooms nice and spacious. all in all a very enjoyable stay. would recommend.

O scored 5 / 5 on 19/06/2013

Amazing hotel, had a wondeful time. What a great deal by Lidl, we were super inpressed, will defo be using Lidl breaks again

S scored 3 / 5 on 11/06/2013

Yep .. we liked it..The lady on reception was very good at her job ..She made us feel wecole straight away

Jean scored 3 / 5 on 04/06/2013

Stayed in the Dolmen Hotel May 2013. Rooms are adequate, clean and fresh. Staff are really lovely, very friendly and helpful. Was there for a wedding. Food was lovely and breakfast was very good. Its not a plush hotel, but has a lovely abidance and I would definitely stay there again and would recommend it. I would give three stars to this hotel.

Majella scored 2 / 5 on 28/05/2013

The hotel staff i met were all very nice-check in was very good. I had asked for a room away from noise as i go to bed early,and was a light sleeper.I was out and returned to the hotel to bed at 11.30pm and I was unable to sleep due to the fact that my room seemed to be over the function room,and also just down the hall was more music from another function held earlier.My bedroom window would not close,and as it faced out to the front of the hotel,I heard all the noise from the people out chatting,waiting for taxis all in all.. It was 5am when i got to sleep. So i did not avail of the breakfast and checked out 7.30am very tired and dissapointed in my stay. Again the staff were all lovley and hardworking...and were very nice upon check out. Nice hotel for a stay.

Sean scored 3 / 5 on 27/03/2013

we really enjoyed our stay at your hotel last weekend,we would highly recommend the hotel and we found all your staff to be very helpfull.kind regards sean and roisin mchugh.

Trish scored 3 / 5 on 04/02/2013

We had a great night food lovely staff excellent very helpful and very friendly would stay there again Trish Conway 3 star

Pat scored 5 / 5 on 05/12/2012

GREAT HOTEL. LOVELY STAFF.I must give special praise to dinning room manager ASHLEY Well done

Shari scored 4 / 5 on 23/10/2012

My fiance and i spent a weekend here and we loved it. The staff were all so friendly and approachable which is a make or break for me when it comes to hotels. From the receptionists to barmen to cleaning staff everyone of them were so nice and accomodating! The room was very comfortable, clean and stylish without being pretentious. Our room was serviced every day. We didn't have any lunch or dinner at the hotel altho i had heard it is great there we did have breakfast on both mornings which was delicious and plentyful. All in all we had a great relaxing weekend with no complaints. And to top it off the price was fantastic. €148 for the both of us for the two nights. Perfect!

Pauline scored 4 / 5 on 30/08/2012

Stayed at the Dolmen Hotel last weekend and loved it, would definitely return, our bedroom was comfortable and clean, the food was excellent and they have some of the best staff I have come across in all the hotels I have stayed at, they made us feel very welcome. The only issue we had was there was a hen party in the room next to us on our last night and unfortunately we didn't get any sleep so the next time we stay I would insist on a room away from the hens :) (this is the only reason I am rating it 4 stars and not 5) Looking forward to our next visit.

Lal81 scored 1 / 5 on 17/02/2012

We were really disappointed with our stay in this hotel. When we arrived there was mayhem in the carpark as there was not one space available, when we evenually managed to park the car and entered the hotel we saw that the Leinster Irish Dancing championships were taking place. The foyer was full of children running around the place and up and down the stairs which I have no problem with it was just that we were on a break and it was not what I was expecting to see. Our room was the closest to all this acitivity and the noise went on until 12.30 am. It was disgraceful that management did not let us know that this event was taking place the weekend we were staying. The hotel made no effort to apologise for this and I wont be staying in this hotel ever again.

Reviewer52254212 scored 4 / 5 on 09/11/2011

good hotel warm well heated during cold good food great value helpful staff

John scored 4 / 5 on 13/09/2011

Stayed one night ( last Saturday, attending wedding). Came away with positive impression, Staff quite friendly, room clean and well presented. No complaints, really, with the exception that the bar was under-staffed on the Sunday morning/afternoon, with just one barman, who was run off his feet, having to leave customers waiting a good while before they were served. But overall, I would recommend this hotel to anyone who was thinking of staying there...

Mary scored 4 / 5 on 17/05/2011

enjoyed my stay,, lovely hotel, good food, staff very friendly, great value, will go back again, mary.

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