The Newgrange Hotel in Navan could be best described as a ‘party’ hotel, especially on the weekends. As with my previous stay in the Newgrange, I was attending a function in the hotel and decided to stay over. In fact there seemed to be a four or five different parties happening in the hotel and most of the guests attending those parties like me, were staying overnight. The information folder in the room had leaflets advertising events for ‘hen and stag’ parties but that’s not to say the hotel the hotel is overrun with screaming women and rowdy men. In fact, the corridors around the hotel are pretty quiet at night but the residents bar does seem to do quite a good trade.
The hotel is located in the heart of Navan town and has its own underground car park with space for probably around 40 cars. I arrived to check in, and reception had no record of a booking in my name. After some toing-and-froing a second lady appeared with an apology and a room key but it was sorted in a matter of minutes to be fair.
The view of the function room roof from my third floor window wasn’t great but it would have been a lot worse on a lower floor. The room itself was an average size, had a double and a single bed, an iron and ironing board, tea and coffee and plenty of storage. Even though the beds were very comfortable, you could still hear the muffled thumping of music from the nightclub downstairs. The bathroom was pretty basic. It had a bath/shower and was clean but don’t expect little extras like sewing kits or shower caps! The toilet seat was also broken but I could live with it for one night.
Breakfast was well suited towards the previous nights revellers and had a pretty decent selection of hot and cold foods. The staff were very pleasant, the service was good matched by the quality of the food. The room cost was €89 for two people B&B which was good value for money but you do get what you pay for.
For a short stay, this hotel is fine but if staying longer, you will begin to notice, a bit of filler here, a lick of paint there or a dodgy hinge on the wardrobe. A number of different things in my room had been patched up rather than replaced but there is only so much patching up you can do before the hotel begins to look tatty but as I said, for a one or two night stay you’ll be fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Newgrange Hotel is a luxurious and enchanting destination in the heart of Navan. Set in one of the most historical and beautiful spots in the country, guests from around the globe are invited to experience the old world charm of luxury hotel accommodation in Ireland. Fused with modern amenities, our award winning 3 star hotel offers a lavish retreat just 30 minutes outside the cosmopolitan city of Dublin. Our three star deluxe hotel offers 62 en suite bedrooms all spaciously decorated and designed with guest comfort and tranquility in mind. Newgrange, part of a set of family run hotels in Meath, is not only ideal as a holiday retreat but is also widely used as a meeting and event location due to its reputation as a sophisticated and well run establishment. We hold wedding receptions and civil ceremonies and our one wedding per day policy ensures the bridal party is never left wanting by our skilled and attentive team. With facilities for meetings, banquets and celebrations, we've got everything needed to throw the party of the year. Corporate companies looking for hotels near Dublin that boast a tranquil and elegant country atmosphere are able to enjoy business meetings and conferences at Newgrange too.Indulge in Irish hospitality and scrumptious fare at the in-house Bridge Brassiere Restaurant, enjoy something light and delectable at Ruxtons Cafe or grab a drink and unwind at Rowley's Pub. When the mood strikes in colder months, relax in our library lounge by a warm open fire and browse our selection of classics. When staying at this popular spot you'll never be short on entertainment, leisure or historical tales, as there is much to see and do in and around the area. Named after the ancient monument at Newgrange just 15 minutes away, Newgrange hotel boasts the ideal mix of stylish allure and modern magic. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Newgrange Hotel Navan