Beautifully furnished and personally overseen wonderful fresh flowers everywhere quite glorious riot of colour and perfume and good taste . Kitchen garden marvellously well used.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient for my visit to Carnew"
Very SatisfactoryGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Relais Chateau member...only just. Sorry!"
Reception goes off at five and any communication can often be more than 24 hours before an E-mail reply comes. Reception as mentioned goes off at five and and queries or whatever has to wait until the next morning unless you wish to risk asking other staff who honestly say they don't really know! The hotel have resident dogs and cats to welcome you but as much as I loved them and the dogs kept bringing their ball to be thrown again and again I am seriously not sure that is a hygienic situation and especially if guests have allergies. Wifi is absolute crap unless you sit in the lobby, nowhere else does it work so watch it if you have got work to do and also need some privacy while doing it ...and it is on your lap with other Wifi hunters all huddled on the chairs in the lobby. Rooms though ...oh my! Every room is a work of art they are SOOO beautiful especially the suites, could spend hour after hour just looking! The garden ...I am sorry, the gardener must have died recently, by any standard of Relais Chateau they should be in far far better condition. Better days have indeed been seen but not now. And watch out for the thousands of crows that come through on occasion and perch in the trees near the lobby entrance especially at night. Yuck! Dining, well it is above the average level that is for sure but it is NOT Michelin level so be forewarned and staff also whose manners at time were poor and very unapologetic especially if they kicked your chair again and again! Room conditions are a bit poor though things are not properly checked before guests stay and some of the furniture could be cleaner and in better operational condition but the beds are certainly nice and you certainly get a very good night's sleep. If it is Relais Chateau standards you want ...sorry I think you'd be better off going further out to The Sheen Lodge Hotel
"lived up to expectations"
08/06/14 dustylin Belfast, United Kingdom
We booked a one night mid week offer . We had called into Marlfield on a previous trip and enjoyed afternoon tea in the library . Our room was at the front of the building on the top floor(two flights of stairs) overlooking the entrance and was quiet and comfortable, nicely furnished with a separate seating area and a small bathroom. The dining room overlooks the garden which is full of beautiful plants , shrubs ,and trees and guests are encouraged to stroll around the grounds. The library bar area is cosy and inviting and the staff were particularly pleasant and friendly.Just look out for the ginger cat which scratched another guest! We did not dine here apart from breakfast which was good except for the orange juice that tasted a little watered down. This is a beautiful hotel and worth a visit.
"A Jewel in the East Coast of Ireland"
08/05/14 FoodyIrish Dublin
Recently stayed in this wonderful (seldom found Family run) Lavish Country House Style Hotel which in my opinion provides a Five Star service throughout. The attention to detail within the spacious bedrooms is a good as it gets. My traveling companions and myself enjoyed dinner in the luxurious Palladian Style Restaurant with Heavenly garden views, the food was just wonderful which included perfectly cooked Irish Lamb, delicious Steaks and the best Halibut I have ever enjoyed, low-key professional service, extraordinary food and an exceptional Wine List. I look forward to returning.
07/22/14 Niki P
We had an absolutely perfect one night stay at the Marlfield House Hotel this July. Had we known how much we were going to enjoy it, we would have shortened our stays at other locations and treated ourselves to more nights. Unfortunately for us, there was a wedding the next day, so there were no rooms available. The grounds are stunning, the rooms are large and beautifully appointed and the staff and the food was outstanding. And, with all of that perfection---there are also two beautiful peacocks, a manor house cat and 2 dogs who all help make you feel at home in the gorgeous setting. We all loved it and we can't wait to go back.
"Will not be going backkkkkkkkkkk"
07/12/14 dubliner190 Dublin, Ireland
On some ways, our stay at Marlfield was very nice. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and our room was nicely furnished and comfortable. We also had some very nice meals including breakfast during our stay. There are a few things that bothered me. They served breakfast between 8 and 10am but the staff came around after dinner asking you what exact time would you be down the following morning.They also offered you a morning paper but didn`t advise that you would be paying for it on your bill. Other hotels of this standard offer papers free. On the second morning when I went looking for corn flakes, they advised us that they ran out of them. There were about 12 people staying over and we were the first down. You would expect a hotel of this standard would have bought a packet in the local shop that morning. You are missing some of the important aspects of running a hotel. Marlfield has a lot of potential; unfortunately it didn't quite live up to it. I will not be going back, We were disappointed considering the 520 euro we had paid for the 2 nights.
07/11/14 Sheila O Dundalk, Ireland
We decided to stop off for afternoon tea at this hotel which had heard of but never visited. The experience was very pleasant and the surroundings were wonderful. The afternoon tea was more than adequate and not overpriced. It was a sunny day, so we had a walk in the lovely gardens and surrounding area. The hotel itself had a lovely ambience and I was sorry we weren't staying longer but I have promised myself we will be back for a weekend, in the not too distant future.
"luxurious and relaxing"
07/11/14 goreydad Gorey, Ireland
A fabulous hotel, can be expensive but they do have an amazing setting and beautiful rooms. the gardens are really lovely for little walks and the hotel is very cloe to Gorey town for great shopping and nightlife. the staff are wonderful. food was divine - one for a very special treat I think
07/07/14 Ray M Dublin, Ireland
I stayed in this hotel with my wife for out 1st anniversary. The total cost of our night in the hotel was €500 for one night (included dinner & breakfast) pretty steep but i was really looking forward to it as it looked great in the photos. I was very disappointed with the hotel. I was expecting excellent service as i was paying such a large fee for one night. Anyway, the room we were in was very nice, however i wanted to watch the world cup match on TV. I discovered that the tv in the room was tiny and didn't work. It's the kind of tv you would expect to see in a 2 star hotel. i rang reception and it took them over 30 minutes to sort it out, i had to ring the 3 times in total before they actually resolved the issue. The room was also quite cold and we couldn't control the temperature ourselves (gas fire didn't work), they provided an electric heater which wasn't really great. They offered us another room which was much nicer and had a bigger TV. The facilities in the hotel are not great, there's no bar as such where people can assemble and watch tv etc. there's also no swimming pool, gym or anything like that so there's really not that much to do. the grounds are quite nice but that's about all. the new room we moved into had no shower curtain so the water sprayed everywhere. it also didn't drain properly which was quite dangerous as you could slip very easily getting out of the shower. Not good enough- especially for €500 per night. the food was quite good, not amazing or anything like that. we had a reservation for 7.30pm but we didn't actually get seated until 8.50pm... waiting for over an hour and 15 minutes... ridiculous... that really annoyed me... i wouldn't recommend this hotel for this price, to me €300 would be a fairer price, i won't be going back as there are many more hotels which are far superior and far cheaper in Ireland. it's a pity as it was our 1st anniversary...
"Exceeded our expectations by a country mile!"
06/27/14 Michael B Kilkenny, Ireland
I had meant for many years to try out Marlfield house in Gorey. Our 10th anniversary was the excuse for an overnight treat and we had a blue book voucher so we agreed to try Marlfield. We stayed only one night, Thursday the 26th of June and were in one of only 7 rooms booked that night. Reception was very pleasant and efficient and we were upgraded to the most magnificent hotel room we have ever had. The Stopford room, seemingly it is their most popular room. Roughly the size of 2 average houses. Fabulous 4 poster, furniture, bathrooms fluffy towels etc. We got a call to go and meet the "man of the House" Ray Bowe and after a while his wife, Mary and daughter Laura came for a chat too. This is a family business not doubt about it. Dinner lived up to the reputation. We had quail and salmon for starters, lamb and hake for mains and gorgeous desserts. Wines suggested by the French waiter were perfect and moderately priced. Table service was outstanding. On this note Marfield has some wonderful staff male and female who we agreed had quite the most charming and seductive manners and accents. It was a joy to be served by them. Jaques, Anya and Lucy were on in the dining room that night and Margaret the second daughter also came along to make sure things were in order. They were there when you wanted them and gone when you didn't. We had a sneaky look at some of the other rooms in the morning. They are all magnificent, really and done in the most exquisite taste. Fabulous antiques, fresh magazines and books, oh and fresh flowers everywhere from their own gardens. We only saw a little bit of the gardens as there was torrential rain in the morning. (We'll just have to go back I suppose!) They have a few peacocks which are glorious in their full plumage but some people might be bothered by their shrieks. Some say Marlfield is not cheap, it's not but it is great value.Overall we were delighted and felt we got superb value for money and were treated royally.
"One of the best in Ireland"
06/03/14 zapoh Sligo
Marlfield is beautiful. The gardens are immaculate and I loved the walk through the woods with some enormous hardwoods. My bedroom was huge, extremely comfortable and tastefully decorated. Service is impeccable, the food staggeringly good and the interiors light, airy and full of superb art. I didn't want to leave. Some reviewers have commented on the price. No it is not cheap but it is extremely good value. If you want to stay and eat at one of the best places in the country you shouldn't expect to pay chain hotel rates.
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