Checked in late after awful experience in glendalough hotel and so happy we did. The view, cleanliness and size of room was 5 star and very cosy to chill out after a long hike with yummy breakfast to finish. Nice bar and restaurant near by also called Heathers. I will stay here again. Thank you
Pinewood Lodge is a great place to stay. We visited Glendalough to do some hiking in the national park. The room was warm and spacious with comfortable beds and things to make a cup of tea or coffee. There was plenty of space to relax in the lounge area and many books on the local area. The owners were very friendly and helpful and told us where we could get some extra information for our hikes. They also made reservations for us at a local restaurant during our stay. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. We had full stomachs every day before we went up the mountains. I also enjoyed the choice of breakfast and tried something different every day. My favourite was the delicious pancakes.
We had no issues with the room, or the location. But there really wasn't much that made us feel we should find our way back again. The check in and check out was as warm as a hotel desk. Breakfast was as expected for any of our lodging in Ireland (Typical Irish breakfast). But we left not knowing anything about the hosts, and had very little interactions that felt they were interested in our story. Again, expected when dealing with hotel staff.. less so for a B & B.
Came with my family for a short getaway after a long drive, informed the owners the exact times we were arriving. However, the look on the wife's face was very unwelcoming. She looked displeased for whatever reason. Rooms were standard 4 star, being in the B&B industry myself I know it was what should be expected. However, the rooms are not sound proof. We could hear people taking a shower at 2am from the room above and talking to each other. A supposedly well rest turned into a nightmare. We thought for breakfast it would be a pleasant highlight but unfortunately no. We came slightly earlier as I was starving but they were very inflexible about the breakfast times. The wife again was exclaiming repetitively feeling appalled by us coming down too early when it was indeed in…
We stayed one night at this impeccably kept B & B in Laragh. It's probably not even 100 yards off the Wicklow Way and less than .1 mile up from the popular Wicklow Heather Restaurant in Largah. It was a perfect location for us because we were walking. Mary and her family were very hospitable. Our room was very comfortable. The walk from Pinewood to Glendalough is beautiful - not flat - and worth the exercise.