Set in lush parkland adjacent to Seafield Golf Club with its 18 hole Peter McAvoy designed course, this modern hotel enjoys a fine location with views of Irish Sea.
It is a stylish property with extensive facilities, including an impressive spa, and luxurious contemporary accommodation; some rooms have terraces and all are furnished to a high standard with very comfortable beds and many extras, and well-designed bathrooms with bath and monsoon shower.
Although there may be occasional small lapses in maintenance and housekeeping, these are easily forgiven as the overall experience of a stay here is very enjoyable and the staff - who are mostly local - are exceptionally good, friendly and efficient.
This is a very popular short break destination (it is only about an hour from south Dublin) and wedding venue, but it is also well equipped for business and conferences.
Conferences/Banqueting (500/320); secretarial services; free broadband wi/fi. Rooms 265 (2 suites, 1 junior suite, 6 family, 5 disabled, all no smoking). B&B from about €85pps. Children welcome (under 4s free in parents room, cots available, baby sitting arranged, play ground). Lift. Room service (limited hours). Spa, golf (18), walking.
An impressive double height room, the restaurant may seem a little sombre on a dark night but it's a different story on a bright summer evening (or at breakfast) when the setting can be fully enjoyed.
Executive Head Chef Brendan Collins's cooking is creative and its foundations are in quality ingredients including celebrated local foods such as Pat O'Neill's pork, Wicklow Farmhouse Cheeses, and their own fresh and foraged produce.
Breakfast should be excellent, with fresh and dried fruit, lots of different breads, a good choice of named Irish cheeses, charcuterie and smoked fish offered along with a freshly cooked full Irish (at least for private guests - possibly not at weekends when large wedding groups are there).