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#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Athboy
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The Darnley Lodge Hotel was the estate office for the Darnley Family who owned the town of Athboy and surrounding land from 1770. The family had an enormous influence on the development of Athboy until the power of the landlords was finally weakened by the Wyndham Act of 1903. They eventually sold the town in 1909. The Darnley estate office, was finally closed in 1948. The Darnley Lodge Hotel is a haven of tranquillity in the Midlands. The Darnley Lodge hotel has 15 newly refurbished en-suite bedrooms. Our hotel is an ideal place for you to relax and unwind with its homely charm and welcoming feel. Co. Meath is known as the royal county and is rich in heritage, boasting2 heritage towns, Kells and Trim. You can visit such places as thehistorical Newgrange, Trim Castle which is where the Hollywood Blockbuster Braveheart was filmed, the hill of Tara and the fun packed coast to the tranquil gardens and Boyne walks. Meath offers something to satisfy all interests.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
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Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
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Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese
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Erin J wrote a review 3 Nov
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Enjoyed our stay here. Room was very comfortable, but could use better sound proofing. Also the tea kettle in the room could definitely use updating.... Bar and staff were all top notch. Ollie's pub across the way is a hidden gem, too!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Crystal C wrote a review Sep 2022
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I would definitely go back again if we needed to go to Meath or near Dublin. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Mary was at the front desk and she made friends with my 3 year old. The food was so well cooked and all of the staff were pleasant. No one gave us any problems and it’s not easy to deal with a family with three small kids but we were treated kindly. My husband and I were grateful for the kindness.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: There’s no elevator or room service but the rooms are lovely and you can’t beat their staff.
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Joseph Egan wrote a review Aug 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
I had a Sunday dinner last week. I have to say it's one of the best places to have a dinner and a coffee . Well worth the visit at a great price. In a relaxed atmosphere. The staff are great, very friendly. . I always have a dinner and a coffee when I visit athboy from the UK.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Denis W wrote a review Aug 2022
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We spent 2 nights at the Darnley lodge Hotel Athboy Co Meath. at the end of July and were highly impressed with the room , meals and staff We have been in the travel business for over 40 years and know what makes a good hotel for visitors and the Darnley Lodge can hold its own with the best of them. The staff were more than helpfull and helped us with directions to other locations in the area that we had to visit. The choice of food for breakfast and lunch was excellent and could not be bettered. We will definately bo going back to the Darnley Lodge hotel Denis and Maura White Stall food and room just magic we will definately be going back to the Darnley lodge Hotel
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Joanne H wrote a review Jul 2022
30 contributions9 helpful votes
This place is a little hidden gem. The staff are absolutely amazing, every single one we came into contact with were friendly and so helpful, but I have so say Mary on reception was brilliant and Joelle in the restaurant was fantastic. The food is delicious, the included breakfast is off the menu and not buffet style so everything lovely and freshly cooked and all the kids added requests easily accommodated! Dinner was delicious as well. Another major benefit was a family hotel room for 5....near impossible to find! We had a great stay and really handy to major local attractions.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Leanne Wall wrote a review May 2022
Aylesford, United Kingdom8 contributions6 helpful votes
Exceptionally friendly, accommodating and good value. Easy straightforward drive from Dublin. Our flight was delayed and they kindly left a meal out for us which was ready on arrival. The food was delicious and good value for money. Our room was incredibly spacious and clean, warm and comfortable. Highly recommend
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Good parking and call ahead and they will do all they can to help
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aine_pl wrote a review May 2022
Dublin, Ireland10 contributions8 helpful votes
Darnley lodged helped me organise my friends hen party. Mary was extremely helpful from the moment we booked the Causey Farm experience with them, always quick to respond and relaxed, guiding the hen details. On the hen weekend, we found the restaurant staff so friendly and attentive and the food was plentiful and delicious. The rooms were clean and comfy. All staff were efficient and friendly Would highly recommend Darnley Lodge for a fun relaxed hen party.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: The rooms are on varied floors, if you are unable to climb stairs request a room on a lower floor.
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rachel wrote a review Apr 2022
Daphne, Alabama2 contributions
The best of Meath in my humble opinion. Rooms are beautiful, spacious and clean. Owners and staff are friendly and incredibly accommodating. The food is delicious. And they pour a mighty drink. This charming hotel is a gem of Ireland. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Michael W wrote a review Feb 2022
Bangor 22 contributions45 helpful votes
Spent a weekend with friends in the Darnley lodge hotel. Food was excellent and the staff were very friendly. We went on motorcycles and they kindly let us put them inside the nightclub to stay dry. Nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be back with another group of friends.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mags wrote a review Jan 2022
67 contributions29 helpful votes
Carvery just right everytime. Whether it is for sit in or take out, their carvery is amazing. Chef and his team are great, there is always a friendly face around every corner at the Darnley. Well done everyone, it's a lovely spot, standing proud on the main street of Athboy, the perfect place to meet and eat!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$109 - US$118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty MeathAthboy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Darnley Lodge Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Darnley Lodge Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Causey Farm (4.9 km), Donaghmore Round Tower (7.6 km), and Balreask Bar, Restaurant & Guest Accommodation (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Darnley Lodge Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Darnley Lodge Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Darnley Lodge Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Darnley Lodge Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Sabrosa, the Lawrence, and Coburn's Gastro Bar.
Is Darnley Lodge Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Athboy.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Darnley Lodge Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Darnley Lodge Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Donaghmore Round Tower (7.6 km).
Is Darnley Lodge Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.