The Whitty family’s smartly presented 4* hotel is conveniently located on the edge of Wexford Town, close to the bypass - popular with locals for its ease of access and plentiful parking, there’s always a buzz.
Notable for a general air of care, good maintenance and cleanliness, also staff who are outstandingly friendly and helpful, it’s probably the busiest hotel in the area and could make a useful journey break for travellers in need of a cup of coffee who don’t want the hassle of going into the town.
It’s a pleasant place to stay and several grades of room are offered, ranging from standard to ‘superior deluxe’ – the best have balconies or private patio areas, king size beds and in-room safes, but all have good facilities including iron and ironingboard as well as the usual phone, TV, tea/coffee making and hair dryer.
The facilities generally are good, making this a handy venue for local business people to hold meetings and small conferences – there are four meeting rooms of varying sizes, seating up to 40 delegates – and, while the swimming pool and spa (with steam room, sauna, jacuzzi and treatment rooms) attract a wide clientele, good facilities for children including a children's pool, playground, football area, and ‘mad movie mornings’ in the residents’ TV room, make it an appealing destination for family breaks. (There’s an annual summer camp in the holiday season too.)
There’s lots to do in the area - apart from the famous miles of sandy beaches (and golf), Johnstown Castle & Agricultural Museum, the Dunbrody Famine Ship and the Hook Lighthouse are among many interesting places to visit nearby.
Self catering accommodation is also available at The Brambles (sleeps 8 and has access to hotel facilities), and the hotel also recommends The Old Boley (www.oldboleywexford.com), nearby at Barntown, where salvaged materials have been used to create interesting accommodation in the 2-bedroom ‘Bellfry’.