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Navan, Ireland
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Since the darnley has been taken over by new owner and management it has been given a new lease of life. A long time ago the darnley was a fantastic little hotel.But over the last decade it had gone down hill. But the new ownership has really made a difference. Happy to report that the bar menu and evening dinner... More 

Thank rwandrew
Dublin, Ireland
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103 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The carvery here is first class, great variety, food is hot which is not always the case with a carvery apart from the meats, there was a curry and a veggie option staff friendly and great value of money if in this area go visit keep up the quality!!!!

Thank RayT1962
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Darnley were wonderful in providing a family meal after my brother's funeral. Nothing was to much trouble. The food was excellent The room was beautifully presented. All the arrangements was handled with great professionalism at such a difficult time. Thank you David and all your staff.

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39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The Darnley had been closed for a while because of financial restraints. Myself and daughter popped in for soup, during a small shopping engagement. The place was clean and welcoming. The staff were friendly. There was a buffet service; we both had soup, which was tasty and fresh. It was good value; must try something more substantial the next time.

Thank Stephen S
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Myself, my partner and our 3 kids were visiting family in Athboy today. We decided to drop into the Darnley Lodge for dinner, after hearing nothing but good reviews about the place. We ordered our food, for 2 adults and 3 children. The children's menu is fairly standard and when the food came, 2 out of 3 of the kids... More 

Thank Johnny M
David S, Manager at Darnley Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Johnny M, I would like to sincerely apologise again for the unacceptable experience you had while dining with us on Sunday. There is no excuse for the lengthy delay in service. We would hope that you would consider giving us a second chance. If this is the case, please contact myself directly and we will make sure to take... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

From first step inside there was a delicious aroma of food and the taste was even better, friendly staff and very helpful early bird or a la carte menu, lots to choose from, prices are very good, spotless clean throughout, highly recommend a visit here 😆

Thank Eimearsxx
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22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We decided to stay for 2 nights at the Darnley for the occasion of my Daughter's Concert on 25th May. We checked in on Tuesday afternoon with Mary, the Receptionist who was most helpful, not only assisted us to our Room personally, but when we saw a very low, but beautiful chair, we asked if we could have 2 higher... More 

Thank Sheila93
County Meath, Ireland
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We ate here on saturday 3rd of May and were shocked by the poor standard of service, very much out of character for the Darnley. staff seemed to be away with the faires, were like zombies when they did appear which was rare.. our waitress came and asked if we were finished our starters, not if everything was ok... my... More 

Thank damien n
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed here this weekend for a hen party. Hotel was excellent, staff could not do enough to help, very friendly and made us all feel very welcome and relaxed. Every detail arranged to the last and food was lovely. Rooms cosy and warm, lovely big fluffy towels and great facilities. Help offered and given at every opportunity and even fed... More 

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trim co meath
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96 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We just went to the Darnley today for the Carvery, It was very nice and tasty, Very Big Portions which satisfied my other half who loves a good dinner, It seems to be very popular with the locals very busy while we were there Nice Choices on the Menu something for everybody.

Thank aly56

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Darnley Lodge Hotel

Address: Main Street, Athboy, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Meath > Athboy
Price Range: RM450 - RM493 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Darnley Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“There are no ground floor rooms , but we had help with our luggage .”
 of 5 bubbles FayM717, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 1, looking out over the front of the Hotel was very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles Sheila93, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“Request a lower room if reduced mobility.”
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“I like staying on the second floor even though there's more stairs to climb!”
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“If you like to see the town come to life in the morning pick the rooms at the front top.”
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