I had a wonderful time at Pinewood Lodge ! The room was lovely and very clean and the bed really comfy, the breakfast was delicious and more than enough to start the day, and i appreciated the tray with tea in the room. Very little pressure in the shower but apart from that, everything was perfect. I also enjoyed the table and bench just in front of the house, to have a little picnic. It's very close to the Wicklow mountains walk, and also to the pubs. Loved it !
Pinewood Lodge epitomises the very best in Irish hospitality and should be the benchmark for other accommodation offerings in Ireland. As somebody who works in the hospitality industry, I admit that I find it difficult to ever be truly satisfied with a place. This is not the case with this spotlessly clean bed and breakfast in Laragh village (a 4 minute drive from Glendalough Visitor Centre). It is the perfect base for anyone planning a hiking trip in the Wicklow Mountains or exploring Wicklow's many picturesque towns and villages whilst wanting a base that is quiet and peaceful, at one with the nature surrounding it.
A friend and I stayed for two nights and I honestly cannot recall staying in a place as clean. There was ample hand sanitizer at the entrance and the host even wore a visor whilst maintaining social distancing. In this Covid world, I felt very safe and secure and it was a pleasure to see the safety measures in place. The room itself was large and spacious with a comfortable double and single bed, crisp bed linen, a table, desk, wardrobe as well as ensuite with a shower with good water pressure and hot water.
There was also a spacious lounge area and a picnic table area outside but we didn't avail of these.
If I was to be extremely picky, I could mention that the wifi connection at times wasn't the greatest (slightly staggered message delivery) but certainly nothing too irksome and given that you are in the middle of a mountainous valley, it was to be expected.
Breakfast was fantastic with a great selection of juice, cereal and hot food that you order the night before. The pancakes with fruit were the best pancakes I've ever had. They were such a treat and really set us up for the energetic days ahead.
Overall, I would 100% recommend Pinewood Lodge for anyone traveling in this region. Spotlessly clean, a superb breakfast, discreet and professional service and comfortable beds. What more could one want? This should be the industry standard.
Great B and B up a little bit of a hill in the village of Laragh. If you want the less steep walk, take the turn before the gas station when walking from the village triangle by Lynham's (as opposed to passing the station and turning right).
This is quiet and so tranquil. The owner Mary and her husband are both very nice and the grounds are perfectly kept. The breakfast is great, but please don't forget to let them know what you want the evening before! We were almost 30 minutes late walking up and she was gracious enough to take our request anyway though.
Immaculately kept. My friend and I were sharing and the room had a double bed and a twin so that was nice. Read the knobs on the shower before you get in if it's different from what you're used to. There was tea and I think even coffee in the room, a table and chairs, and comfortable beds.
The full irish breakfast was fabulous after our first night's rest post flying into Ireland.
The Pinewood Lodge is a lovely little place set back from the main road that feels miles away from everything. Our group of three shared a family room with one double and one single bed. The room was comfortable and quiet facing the front of the lodge. We had dinner at a local restaurant in Laragh that offered a shuttle service - very welcome after a long day of hiking! Before heading out to dinner we were asked what time we wanted breakfast in the morning, and we also ordered our packed lunch (7 Euros) for the next day as well.
Breakfast was a nice mix of cold and hot items and as much coffee and tea as we could drink! The owners were very accommodating, and made our stay very comfortable and restful. I would recommend the Pinewood Lodge to anyone looking for a place along the Wicklow Way, and I look forward to an opportunity to stay again.
We received a beautiful and comfortable room with a fully equipped bathroom.
Tasty breakfast and courteous attitude.
The owner helped us find a pub not far away with Irish music and excellent food.
The price was reasonable too.