Arklow Bay Leisure & Spa Hotel

3 Star

Wicklow, Arklow

Hotel description

Nestled in the Heart of Wicklow, among the hills and by the sea, Arklow is a unique destination for leisure breaks, conferencing & banqueting. Easily accessible, Arklow is 40 miles from Dublin with both a good road and train network to service it. The 92 Bedroom, Arklow Bay Hotel offers an elegant and comfortable setting for Pleasure & Business. Coupled with a warm and friendly ambience and of course our 21st century Leisure Club guarantees a relaxing and enjoyable stay. 

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

 Directions from Dublin To Arklow Bay Hotel
Take N11 from Dublin to Wexford/Rosslare Harbour
Take 1st exit for Arklow. Go around roundabout - follow signs for Arklow.  Just after the Shell garage on right hand side, turn left into SEA ROAD,  watch out for Arklow Bay Hotel sign
Hotel is approx 200m up the road on the right hand side.

Area Description

Glendalough: Clara Lara Fun Park:Glenroe Open Greenan Farm Museum Avondale House

Hotel Business Centre
  • Meeting rooms
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Sky sports available in bar
Hotel Restaurant
  • Lunch served
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Vegetarian options
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Kids activities during high season
  • Baby sitting service on request
  • Swimming lessons (by appointment)
  • Cot available on request
Things To Do In The Area
  • Cycling
  • Paint ball
  • Go to the beach
  • Pet farms
  • Sea fishing
  • Children play centres
  • Guided tours
  • Golfing
  • Live music venues
  • Hill walking
  • Boat trips
  • River fishing
  • Walking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Historical trails
  • Cinema
  • Shopping
  • Local sightseeing
  • Visit local heritage sites
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Wedding fair
  • Christmas parties
  • Banqueting rooms available
Hotel Guest Services
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet in areas
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Dry cleaning
  • Babysitting service
  • Free car parking
  • 24 hour room service
  • Baby sitting on request
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Projector / screen available
  • Internet access
  • Natural daylight
  • Black out facilities
  • LCD projector
  • Refreshments available
  • Stationery
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Swimwear to buy
  • Fully equipped gym
  • TV equipment
  • Pool side play pen
  • Whirlpool
  • Spa treatments
  • Gymnasium
  • Children's pool
  • Towels available
  • Steam room
  • Viewing area
  • Sauna
  • Baby changing area
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Aerobics studio

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by Cillian76 on Apr 25 2019 12:25

Loved this hotel. We stayed over Easter, the staff were friendly, the food was excellent, great atmosphere, pool/spa amazing. A really good, clean, well priced hotel set in a beautiful county with excellent access to some fab tourist attractions. Perfect for everyone thank you : )

by Paul on Oct 31 2018 15:53

Nice hotel nice room only complaint is breakfast was a buffet but you had to ask for fried eggs tomatoes and mushrooms our poached eggs so when these items came out you had to get in line to get the rest of your breakfast which meant it was cold

by Maire McKibbin on Oct 19 2018 10:57

Arklow Bay Hotel I’d Highly recommend it Great value, lovely food efficient friendly staff Will be back Should be more than 3 star hotel

by Frances McCabe on May 5 2017 17:38

I rate it 4 stars. Brilliant value for money. Staff were great as was the food. only observation bedRooms a bit dated.

by ruth fitzgerald on Apr 26 2017 16:57

I recently stayed at the arklow bay hotel, with my daughter and grand daughter, i just want to say, we all enjoyed our stay very much, the staff are very friendly, and the the food was very nice, also we made full use of the leisure facilitates

by Sinead O'Connor on Dec 5 2016 12:19

Lovely hotel and dinner was delicious, great portion sizes but the noise form the hallway and next door rooms is very loud, can hear everything said in room next door.

by Koh on Nov 15 2016 11:00

Lovely stay, staff very nice and friendly would recommend ,looking forward to a return visit .

by Valerie Manley on Nov 8 2016 13:33

Really enjoyed the stay, staff were very helpful and friendly. Food was excellent and plentiful. The rooms are comfortable and warm. Looking forward to revisiting. Excellent value for money.

by Siobhan O'Sullivan on Sep 4 2016 20:39

Great location near a nature walk and the coast/beach. Rooms are clean and simple. The leisure center is great, v child friendly. Would definitely go back again.

by Brian walsh on Sep 4 2016 20:25

We a great welcome from reservation staff .Hotel is very modern on the lobby floor but as you go up the bedrooms it gets very shabby in need of total renovation ,Rooms are very clean ,the double bed was very small.we had dinner in the restaurant which was pretty good and plenty of food ,the staff are very good and looked after us very well ,breakfast is self service and was OK, lovely grounds too walk about in and lovely swimming pool.overall,we have no problem in payjng complents too all the staff .

by liambt23 on Jul 16 2016 11:15

We had a very warm welcome and easy registration. The bedrooms are large and are thoroughly made up each day. Our part of the hotel is showing the need for some minor re-decorating, but generally it is great place to stay. The food is good, with breakfast being self-service and and we had evening meals in the bar where portions are generous. Plenty of grounds to explore and lovely walks nearby. No hesitation in recommending the hotel and paying complements to all of the staff.

by Carl Bernie on Jun 5 2016 11:01

Myself and my young family stayed at The Arklow Bay on Thurs 2nd Jun for 1 night. This very family friendly hotel is in an excellent location right beside a beautiful wildlife sanctuary. The food and service at the hotel were both excellent. We would highly recommend the Arklow Bay to anyone (young or old) looking for a short break close to Dublin. We will definitely stay there again soon.

by Ricky Rose on Mar 28 2016 16:39

Great location, will be back! Dinner & Breakfast was a good selection & great quality.

by Lamara on Mar 20 2016 11:16

Excellent service all around. Great welcoming at reception and restaurant

by Eileen Hogan on Mar 14 2016 18:02

Nice hotel staff all good some rooms need updating

by Lynds on Feb 9 2016 10:57

Hotel entrance was nice . Staff were nice and friendly food was great and the leisure center was great but the room was VERY small and Basic.

by eileen finn on Dec 8 2015 15:56

There last weekend had a great time food great

by Leona lynch on Dec 7 2015 10:53

We arrived in the middle of storm Desmond to the warmth of this lovely hotel! The staff are very friendly, the accommodation is very good and the service exceptionally quick with fresh and tasty food. We will be returning!

by J mccann on Nov 3 2015 19:35

We mostly enjoyed our stay however we felt that the lobby area was very crowded and quite noisey Otherwise food was quite good and the staff were very helpful and courteous I paticularilly Ed enjoyed the nature walk Sincerely J McCann

by margaret henderson on Nov 3 2015 17:28

I love this hotel. I was there with 3 of my daughters, their partners, my husband and 6 grandchildren. An excellent time was had by everyone. We will definitely go there again as soon as we can. The staff were lovely. The restaurant and bar food were excellent.The bar staff and all the staff get 100% for their service.

by Cornelia van Veen on Oct 26 2015 15:58

I have just returned from my second stay at the Arklow Bay Hotel this year and looking forward to my next visit which I hope will be before the end of November. The staff were delightful pleasant and helpful at all times. The food was excellent during both stays so yes I would strongly recommend this hotel. Amazing views and walks and very restful and accommodating. I have just returned and looking forward to my next vacation there. I traveled from Limerick and collected a very elderly lady who also enjoyed her second visit there. Keep up the good work. Kind regards to management and Staff.

by reviewer21568414 on Oct 20 2015 15:32

Staff were great, room was a bit noise as it was just at the carpark. Other than that I couldn't fault the hotel, Food was lovely also :)

by Niamh O'Connell on Jan 16 2015 19:14

I found the facilities very good and thought the bar food was really nice. M only problems I found was there was now information booklet in the room and found the bed very small. But I would really recommend the hotel and would definitely return.

by j c cronin on Jan 14 2015 14:53

Excellent service nice food ,love to go back again .CLEAN HOTEL .good rooms.

by Kieran OGrady on Oct 8 2014 14:12

Very happy with all aspects of hotel. Staff very helpful and cheery.very relaxed atmosphere around the foyer, bar and restuarant.good crowd around at all times which added to atmosphere. Food very good and reasonable.

by Denise O'Brien on Sep 16 2014 10:54

stayed here recently wold highly recommend , food excellent, rooms very clean and spacious, hotel staff could not be nicer and more helpful, would highly recommend,

by navannoel on Aug 26 2014 20:54

great staff and great hotel worth a stay

by Carol on Jul 11 2014 15:08

July 10th Really enjoyed our stay. Staff are very friendly and great views from the hotel and you can walk down to the sea. They made us very welcome and great choice of food. I have been there before and will go back again.

by Susan Sheridan on Jun 21 2014 20:59

I traveled from Bray Dart Station to Arklow. Turn left outside station walk 5 minutes to the bridge where there is a big Bridgewater Shopping Centre with Abrakebabra/Eddie Rockets and loads of other eatieries, great clothes shops and a huge Aldi too. Cross the bridge and the Arklow Bay Hotel is 5 minutes from here. The hotel is big and full of coach tours all the time (mostly elderly) but thats okay as they are quiet....Walls are very think in the hotel, wifi is available free of charge in the hotel rooms also. Breakfast is nice but starts at 07:30am so you need to be there by 8:30 at latest to get a decent serving! Bar food unfortunately ends at 20:30pm very early and entertainments starts in the bar at 10m for an hour!! Receptionist were all lovely and very helpful I got there at 11:30am and she gave me a towel to go to the beach and she minded my luggage or you can go into the leisure centre on the premises with a great pool, jacuzzi and sauna etc as you really wont get checked in before 3pm!! Checkout is 12 noon but they give you a complimentary hour so 1pm which is great as I went to Brittas Bay beach both days and on the last day again then came back and showered etc in the leisure centre before heading home. Lovely bars up the town a drive thru McDonalds the biggest Tesco Extra store Ive ever seen which is open til midnight. All in all between walks around the lake in the hotel, beaches within 10 minutes drive and the town being lovely I really enjoyed it in the good weather we had and will defo go back again!

by Carmel Bourke on Jun 8 2014 19:09

Hotel nice and staff very friendly. Booked twin room and window looked out onto a wall. Requested a sea view and was told they did not exist for twin rooms. Carmel Bourke

by Clichie Maddnus on May 29 2014 11:32

Nice location and hotel itself but the place was full of old people. I felt like my coffin was waiting outside for me. We were woken up repeatedly between the hours of 7:00 - 9:00 to what can only be described as a 5 year old boy whacking a ping pong ball against the wall on the floor above us. So to sum up if I was 60 and FULLY deaf this place would be ideal :)

by mdavz on May 4 2014 22:21

Stayed overnight on way from Rosslare. Excellent location - we were able to walk our dogs on the beach evening & morning (dogs stayed in the car!). Very good food with good selection & generous portions. Nice bedroom - comfy bed & bathroom was fine. Safe parking. Friendly staff & would stay again. Great value for money with DBB break.

by reviewer68705551 on Apr 28 2014 10:04

We greatly enjoyed our short break in this friendly hotel, which has a superb location that makes it very convenient for exploring Wicklow -- Brittas, Avoca and Glendalough, etc. The hotel has very good leisure facilities, an excellent restaurant and was recently upgraded. Overall, we'd give the Arklow Bay a four star rating (our family room was at the back of the hotel) and look forward to our next stay.

by Breeda Greaney on Apr 3 2014 20:50

Had a wonderful overnight stay in the Arklow Bay Hotel. Staff so friendly and helpful and our evening meal was excellent . I will go back again soon.

by Jen on Mar 4 2014 10:42

Very nice quaint hotel. The staff really make this hotel great, they are all lovely, friendly and professional. The food is very nice and the evening entertainment in the bar (one lady band!) was really amazing! The leisure centre is lovely and relaxing too and again the staff there are lovely.

by Trish on Jan 30 2014 01:19

Hotel was lovely and clean, the staff couldn't be more helpful. Enjoyed my stay there.

by AB on Jan 29 2014 09:49

Overall very happy with hotel staff and hotel in general. The food in the restaurant was really good. There was a mix-up with our mains and we were more than compensated for this. My only drawback was the lockers in the ladies pool area, they had no locks. We had asked before we went in and were told the lockers cost €1, but in the ladies there was no form of lock, just a hole in the door. So make sure not to bring any valuables to the pool. Did enjoy the stay and would go back.

by heather on Jan 28 2014 22:39

The Arklow Bay is a lovely hotel ,in a good location,nice clean rooms with a nice bar.Doesnt really cater for vegetarians on their menus,best thing about the hotel is the leisure centre,its fantastic with lovely staff.My only problem with the hotel is the 1st night i stayed ,we were seated in the bar for dinner as it was too quiet to open the restaurant,which was fine and i asked the gentleman that checked us in could we eat there the 2nd night as we were meeting friends and wanted to dine with them,he said no problem.The 1st night we nearly missed dinner as when we asked to order was told the kitchen had shut,it was 8.25 but they decided to give us the dinner.the 2nd night when we went to order we were told we couldnt eat in the bar.After speaking to a manager we were allowed to eat in the bar but pay an extra 12 euro.WE had paid for a 2 course meal with tea but we paid it anyway.I found the manager very uncooperative and rude but apart from that I would recommend this hotel.

by joe mac on Dec 16 2013 13:59

Overall a very pleasent stay here . we had no reason to complain at all and would return in the future.

by Michelle madigan on Nov 19 2013 17:17

Very comfortable bed...Very friendly staff, good sized lobby. The choice of food in restaurant was very good and bar food very reasonable...Will definately visit again.

by thomas on Oct 20 2013 18:13

We enjoyed our break very much the hotel and staff were excellent.

by fiona mckenna on Oct 9 2013 13:26

Excellent experience in the arklow bay hotel. service was friendly and efficient. Food superb. Impressive pool and facilities. Bed a little uncomfortable but have booked a return stay in january with all the family. Fiona

by patrick captyain on Sep 16 2013 19:23

the hotel is very clean and the staff where very friendly I could not fault this hotel and it is in a quite central location within walking distance of the town centre. the restaurant serves a buffet breakfast which we found to be very good. at night the meal was both well presented and excellent on taste I could not find fault with anything in this hotel

by sannjon on Aug 29 2013 20:07

Had a fantastic stay at the Arklow Bay Hotel, staff were great, food was great, location excellent plus my daughter lover the kids club. Only negative I have is the pool was very cloudy and murky, Didn't look great as the first thing that comes to mind is dirty.

by Paula Scanlon on May 28 2013 13:09

I stayed with family at the Arklow Bay Hotel last week and we really enjoyed our stay there. The staff were very friendly, rooms were very clean, food was beautiful. I would highly recommend the Arklow Bay to anyone. Paula - Dublin

by chris on May 21 2013 15:24

Weekend stay was enjoyable. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. Good level of service. The food was very good. We had a restful and quiet time in the Arklow Bay hotel. Local scenery was beautiful. Rgds, Chris

by reviewer42307245 on Apr 23 2013 21:45

Excellent stay hotel spotless spa treatments were brilliant really enjoyed the stay . Staff were more then helpfull the only negative thing I felt was the dinner which was of poor choice and not very nice.

by M Smith on Feb 26 2013 12:11

Great night and a great family get together. The entertainment in the bar at night was very good. The rooms are basic but adequate (no frills). The only disappointment was the restaurant. It was a very limited menu, which when we arrived one course had already been changed. Again it was adequate but not great. The bar food looked way better than the food we had. All in all, nice place, friendly staff and lovely location.

by Jenny on Feb 13 2013 11:00

I really enjoyed my stay there.The room was clean and comfortable.The bar food was delicious and the waiting staff were extremely friendly and helpful.However I have one criticism which is that there were children running around in the bar at 12 at night which is far too late.I was concerned about their safety and couldn't relax having a drink.There was a sign outside the bar stating that children should be off the premises by 9pm but this was not adhered to.

by paschal on Feb 1 2013 21:41

I stayed there on the 26/01/2013 for one night the hotel was nice and the staff were as well the only compliant was that we booked for dinner as part of the deal the food was very good but we sat for dinner at 18.30 and we were finshed by 19.15 the main course arrived before our drinks the dessert order was taken with the main course order so well had just finished our main when the dessert arrived there was no time to relax and enjoy your meal breakfast was very good and alot more relaxed
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