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Vale of Avoca Avoca, Arklow Y14 VW08 Ireland
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#2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Arklow
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3 Family rooms with views of The world famous Meeting of the waters. 2 Double rooms. 2 Twin rooms and a single room. All rooms have access to balcony overlooking The Meeting of the Waters.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Darts
Fishing
Books, DVDs, music for children
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Video game console
Outdoor furniture
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Desk
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Behhyshiels wrote a review Aug 2020
Avoca, Ireland8 contributions
Better than expected, some of the reviews I read about this place were ridiculous, room is smallish but perfectly adequate, fresh towels, bed spotless & tea and coffee in the room. Breakfast was lovely too, full Irish included in price. Only downside the bar/restaurant only opens Fri-Sun but we walked to Rathdrum (6K go the old road main road too dangerous) had dinner in lovely place Jacobs Well food was gorgeous then we ordered taxi bk was 12 euro. The meetings had lovely balcony I’d say if weather was nice it’d be gorgeous sitting there listening to the water. Couldn’t recommend this place enough loads of walks to do and perfect for a chill out too!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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HMHM wrote a review Aug 2020
Arklow, Ireland1 contribution
We sat down and asked for some potatoes and veg for my son, we were then told there were no potato or vegetable left. This was at 5pm on a Sunday, never heard the likes of it. I was offered pasta and sauce, which was no more than tomato puree and cold tagliatelle. I then went to order pepperoni and salami pizza, was told there was none left of this either. Ordered a different kind and upon arrival of the food, we discovered they were simply Dr. Oetker frozen pizzas. Tried to charge us €10 for a pizza thats worth €1.99 in lidl. My friend complained and was dismissed and no apology was offered. We were told, all pizzas are cooked in an oven. Very belittling. They just said well what do you want me to do about it. Disgusting customer service.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mick C wrote a review Apr 2020
Centerville, MA, United States8 contributions2 helpful votes
The owner graciously led us to our room, which was clean and spacious, with the biggest bed I've ever slept in. I opened the window and heard the sound of the two rivers flowing together at one of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SPOTS THESE EYES HAVE EVER GAZED UPON. In the pub downstairs the young lady behind the bar could not have been more gracious and my, did the Guinness flow. (In the next room the locals all tipped their hats. Listening to their conversation was an experience in itself). That night the restaurant was not serving, but the owner recommended dinner at the Woodenbridge, right down the road, and we had the oldest hotel in Ireland all to ourselves. The next morning I woke up at 5 to wander down to the Meeting of the Waters and spent two glorious hours just sitting and gazing and thinking. Our breakfast at the Meetings, with rain and then a rainbow outside the glass walls, was delicious and generous. In short, I cannot understand some of these mediocre reviews. THE MEETINGS ( I was also there in the summer of 2007) IS KIND OF PERFECT, ONE OF MY VERY FAVORITE PLACES ON PLANET EARTH. If I was lucky enough to live in Avoca, I'd be there every single night.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Archaeobuff wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia1,669 contributions406 helpful votes
The rooms are adequate and basic but the balcony view makes it special. Very relaxing sitting above the meeting of the rivers below and have a quiet ale. There is a pub downstairs and a restaurant. There is no reception - you need to catch the attention of the lady serving the bar in the pub. overall a 2 star accommodation.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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MASKDUN wrote a review Oct 2019
Cape Town, South Africa29 contributions6 helpful votes
Nice place and very relaxing. The staff and owners treated us very well advising on routes to travel and other places in the area where we may be able to eat out. Everything was neat and tidy and a supply of tea, coffee, milk and cereals provided in a common area for the guests.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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PRICE RANGE
US$65 - US$137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty WicklowArklow
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Meetings
Which popular attractions are close to The Meetings?
Nearby attractions include The Mill at Avoca Village (3.1 km), National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh (7.6 km), and Greenan Maze (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Meetings?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Meetings?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Meetings?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Meetings?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grainstore Restaurant, Bates Restaurant, and Jacobs well bar and restraunt.
Are there any historical sites close to The Meetings?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Mill at Avoca Village (3.1 km).
Does The Meetings have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.