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|Grand Hotel Wicklow***
At the northern end of the High Street, the Grand Hotel is the only hotel in town and offers a traditional Irish welcome, with friendly and helpful staff and straightforward accommodation that is clean and tidy – perfect for golfers that are going to be out and about all day. If you are looking for a little more comfort we can book you into room 101 - their bridal Suite.
The hotel has an Italian restaurant "Al Mondo" that is open everyday (beginning with your full Irish breakfast) In the evening Irish fare is also available in the hotel’s large “Wynne’s” bar.
The Grand Hotel also has its own nightclub “The Venue” that is open on weekends and frequently hosts events and live bands too. Wynne’s bar sometimes offers evening entertainment of a more relaxed nature (there is also a quieter residents lounge). Usefully, the Grand Hotel also has a large car-park.
| Druids Glen****
The first thing to know about the Druids Glen hotel is that it is actually at Druids Heath!
Despite being quite a large hotel it fits nicely into the landscape being built of local stone and only two storeys high, so that it is hardly visible from the Druids Heath course and only evident on the few holes of Druids Glen that pass beside the hotel (entertaining viewing is to be had from the Marriott's "13th Bar" as players negotiate the tricky par-3).
Constructed in 1999, the Druids Glen hotel has a modern style and feel about it, yet (like the Druids Heath course) somehow seems to fit seamlessly into its surroundings, giving the impression that it is almost supposed to be there.
Inside you will find a bright and airy lobby, very well designed bedrooms with everything you might need during your stay.
For dining there are two options the restaurant which serves very fine food in a conservatory style setting and the lighter dishes that are available in the bar and lounge of the "13th" (the bar looks over the 13th of Druids Glen).
The sports section of the hotel comprises the Druids Heath Clubhouse (complete with its own bar) and Pro-shop along with the large pool and full (Elemis) spa area, where various treatments are available along with saunas, jacuzzis and steam rooms of course.
|The Chester Beatty Inn
Small, warm & charming, would be three words to describe this little inn in the folds of the Wicklow Hills close to the famous Mount Usher gardens and all of Wicklow's golf courses.
A little country pub with a big heart and a few surprises too! At the Chester Beatty you will be very well looked after (at very modest prices) and enjoy a little bit of genuine Irish hospitality just how it used to be.
The Chester Beatty has twelve very nice rooms, recently refurbished by the new owners, all of which have en-suite facilities. Downstairs you will find a traditional bar, residents lounge and the Yew Tree restaurant which serves wholesome local produce traditionally prepared.
The fine old country house of Tinakilly lies just two miles North of Wicklow, facing the sea through the woods and is perfectly placed for all of the local courses.
The house was built in the 1870's and the name derives from the Gaelic for "House of the Wood". A modern wing provides extra bedrooms - added harmoniously to the original part of the house.
The restaurant is outstanding offers dishes utilising traditional produce often combined in imaginative ways.
Our prices are based on "Standard" rooms: four-poster rooms and "Captain" suites are available at a supplement.
|The Royal Hotel - Bray***
Bray is quite a large town so has plenty of amenities along its busy high street. It is also a popular beach destination for Dubliners looking for a breath of fresh sea-air.
The Royal hotel is on the main street (about half a mile down to the beach) and is an old hotel with a modern extension that houses the indoor pool and sports centre (open to non-resident Members).
Bedrooms are a good size and there is a convenient car-park behind the hotel (small nightly charge).
|The Esplanade Hotel - Bray***
If you would prefer to stay down on the seafront the old fashioned Esplanade hotel is the best along the front, albeit showing its age in few places.
|The Glenview Hotel****
Folded within the Garden of Ireland, in the Glen o’ the Downs the luxury retreat of the Glenview Hotel hides within its own terraced gardens above the main N11 road (but set well back so not noisy!). The nearest town is a mile or two away.
The views from the hotel’s “Woodlands” restaurant are as impressive as the cuisine; brasserie style dining is also available in the new Conservatory bar.
The hotel’s leisure facilities are extensive: large indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, gym and solarium. The Glenview hotel is very close to both Druids Glen, Druids Heath and the local Delgany Golf Club and convenient for all the other wonderful courses dotted around Wicklow’s green hills.
Stay for three nights at the Marriott Druids Glen and take on both Druids Glen and Druids Heath golf courses for just £336.00 per person in August and October (or £396.00 in September).
There are plenty of cheap flights into Dublin airport and we'll even include a hire-car to help you get around!
"The trip was fantastic, I’d like to pay special mention to the Chester Beatty Inn and would gladly recommend the hotel and its staff highly, they could not have done any more for us. I’d also like to thank The European for the extra special customer service which was truly way above and beyond anything I’ve experienced at any other golf course, as they let us play again after experiencing what they described as ‘biblical’ weather on Monday !! As a course review, Wicklow has fantastic scenery with some amazing holes and quite simply is the best value for money you’ll find anywhere. The European is tough, but is everything we expected and more, a true links and a challenge to play, can't rate it highly enough. Woodenbridge was by far the most scenic course I’ve ever played, not too tough so was a welcome break … an extremely enjoyable place to walk round, let alone play golf. Druids Glen was in a way tarnished by the fact I think it was one course too many for us, having played 36 holes the previous day … but holes 7 to 18 are stunning.