Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort

Country: Ireland

City: Wicklow

Hotel Star Rating:

Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort Review

Read Reviews (157)
) based on

by Gillod on Jan 30 2020 11:01

Hotel is beautiful and food was out of this world. We arrived late, and had difficulty getting through to the hotel to move our restaurant reservation however the receptionist re-booked us once we arrived and we weren't disappointed by the food, it was the highlight of our stay When we checked in no details were given about breakfast times, or location, check out time or facilities onsite. Our room was in the back of the hotel, the room was spotless with crisp clean linen but the bed was a double, not a kingsize bed. I've never stayed in a hotel that has double beds in their rooms, and as our own bed at home is superking I thought this was strange. Beds were super comfy though with plenty of pillows We had issues with our noisy neighbours but one call to reception and the night porter resolved that issue within 5 minutes. The bathroom left a lot to be desired with a stained toilet seat and really poor shower head in terms of power. We had breakfast early, and were met by the friendliest, most customer focused waitress I've come across in a long time. I'm afraid I didn't get her name but she had red hair and was super smiley Overall we had a good stay, food was amazing and definitely one to write home about but we weren't overly impressed by the rooms

by Dee on Oct 21 2019 11:03

Friendly staff, amazing food! Highly recommend

by HardToPlease on Jun 5 2019 13:59

Great night in Tulfarris. Lovely warm welcome from Karen on arrival. Dinner was fabulous & one of the nicest non-greasy breakfasts ever. Bedroom was spotless & big comfy bed. Perfect for touring around Wicklow. Will defo go back!

by Cian Lennon on Apr 23 2019 11:27

Lovely hotel in a quiet part of Blessington. Fantastic setting. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Nice to make use of the spa facilities in the Osprey hotel. Dinner & breakfast were great too.

by Peter & Elizabeth Clarke on Nov 4 2018 10:43

We enjoyed a truly fabulous one night stay. Room was very spacious and immaculately clean. The meals were excellent and all staff were particularly welcoming, helpful and attentive. We will be going back as soon as we can.

by Smith on Sep 8 2018 15:53

Stayed one night here in September. Staff really nice, room was very large, which was nice, and bed was a 6 foot wide one. Could have done with a blanket, as all that was provided was a heavy duvet, and it was much too warm. The food was excellent, and we will be back for more. Recommended.

by Nadine on Feb 19 2018 22:00

A really nice hotel with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and the meal served in the restaurant was top quality. Will definitely stay again.

by Elena on Feb 15 2018 23:23

enjoyed a one night stay here. had emailed to request a bottle of bubbly in our room as was celebrating an anniversary and the lovely laura had this all set up for me and included a very nice card and chocolates too, how nice! the bar is lovely, food is great and restaurant fantastic...our waitress also wished us a happy anniversary at dinner which was such a nice touch. all the staff were extremely friendly which made the stay even better! will 100% be back for another stay!

by stephanie on Jan 16 2018 10:57

Absolutely fantastic hotel!! The staff could not have been any nicer - we arrived at 12:30 and were able to check in not a problem. We went to the treatment rooms and the facials were the best facials we have ever had!! we also had dinner here and again the staff were amazing!! we didn't know what to expec going to Tulfarris but we will 100% be back!

by Teresa and Oliver Dixon on Nov 10 2017 20:17

We were very pleased with our stay at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort recently. The Reception we received from Roisin was excellent, our room was very comfortable and the food was first class. We both very much enjoyed our stay. We also played golf and found the course in great shape and the greens were excellent for the time of year. We hope to pay a return visit in the New Year. Star Rating 5 out of 5.

by Anthony on Nov 10 2017 14:07

Room and facilities excellent. Meals were also very good. Staff very helpful. Location beautiful. Well recommended

by Maxine Moore on Nov 6 2017 19:00

Had a brilliant night at Tulfarris. Staff were excellent food was excellent. Will definitely recommend and will be back again.

by Richella on Sep 5 2017 11:34

enjoyable stay , great host in restaurant, breakfast lovely especially for a buffet.

by Thomas mack on Aug 26 2017 10:42

Excellent hotel with super staff I would highly recommend

by FW on Aug 14 2017 12:16

The hotel is in a lovely location and has some beautiful features. The staff were friendly and the food in the dining room at dinner was excellent. The breakfast buffet was disappointing and a number of items that were listed as included on the breakfast buffet menu were actually not available. I have several issues with the room and how it was serviced: 1) There was no hairdryer in the room and I had to make two requests before one was provided; 2) The shower hose was damaged with the result that there was almost no water coming through the shower head. I reported it and a new hose was provided and the shower worked much better. However the hose was made of cheap plastic and constantly twisted and smelled terrible; 3) After the first night of our stay, we left the hotel at 10:30am and made sure to put up the sign on the door to say that the room could be serviced. However, when we returned after 5:00pm the room had still not been cleaned. I reported it and someone came to clean the room within 15 minutes, however they only provided one hand towel instead of two, so I had to request an additional one; 4) The sound-proofing in the rooms is quite poor. We could hear people in the bathroom and the toilet flushing as well as conversations from other rooms. I believe that some of these issues could be resolved with additional staff training and supervision and checking rooms every day to ensure that they are up to standard before guests arrive.

by davidandclann on Jun 29 2017 18:03

very happy with our family stay room very spacious -much bigger than average and included 2 tvs -one iin a living area off sleeping are grounds ,around golf course excellent for walks well maintained our kids loved it food four star standard -we were happy with both breakfast and evening meals staff were pleasant and helpful value we were happy with the value of our stay and will stay again if getting similar value

by Farrell on Jun 26 2017 19:49

A fantastic stay from start to finish. The location is beautiful. Hotel room was lovely, big and comfortable. Excellent food, with great views from the dining room. Friendly staff. Will definitely re-visit.

by melanie_c on Jun 19 2017 11:02

Beautiful hotel in a peaceful, idyllic setting. Food was excellent, served in the restaurant on the first floor overlooking the golf course. All was wonderful, but the best thing about this hotel is it's staff. The typical hotel from the book type reception was there, which shows professionalism, but I found the staff here took it beyond that and were genuine and friendly and so helpful. Very enjoyable stay and a huge bargain at the price. Lost a star only as we were travelling with a 6 year old and there is no swimming pool or playground on site, which would have helped to keep him occupied. Ample space to run around outside and take walks though and lots in the area to see.

by cathy dalton on Apr 27 2017 19:28

Perfect in every way. Lovely friendly attentive staff. rooms are v special , with big double shower. Quiet calm surroundings. Lovely walk to the lake and back. Bar staff v attentive. Food is the very best.

by aoife fox on Mar 28 2017 11:16

Beautiful hotel, stunning location views go on forever.hotel rooms were really big and stylish. Food was amazing and staff were very friendly. The spa is worth a visit to. Definitely be back.

by Joe on Mar 8 2017 21:04

We stayed on a Saturday night when the hotel was fairly busy. The staff were very courteous and friendly from the moment we arrived until our departure at noon on Sunday. We had a delicious meal on Staurady evening in the Lime Tree restaurant, one of the best meals we have ever had. Unfortunately the weather was not good so we did not have any opportunity to venture out. Our room was lovely, no complaints.

by MOK on Feb 21 2017 11:40

Offered an upgrade to the first room by the reception which was a suite. Rather a small bed for a suite. I could hear the hand drying machine from the gents right next door and there seemed always to be a stench of smoking outside the door. Noisy too in that room with drunken singing at 2.30 am and again at 4.30 am. Could hear voices coming from the reception area all the time. Not really then an upgrade-au contraire. The included dinner was ok but annoying that was shown the dessert menu and chose a main and dessert as a result only to be offered a different dessert menu when the time came with none of the same choices. A somewhat dull breakfast with limited choice. Not too bad for Ireland but not great either.

by Mark O Brien on Jan 23 2017 17:44

Most friendly and helpful receptionist ever, so lovely and great first impression of hotel. Everything about the hotel was exceptional, and I don't give praise lightly. It was clean, stylish, roomy with excellent service in both bar and the restaurant where we had dinner. Food was beyond good and service in both places attentive and efficient. Also thank you for the extra drink to celebrate my partners birthday, nice touch. Room itself was well equipped and comfortable with a nice view. I could go on but suffice it to say I was very pleased with my stay, and although short and sweet this time, I hope to be back for a longer visit in the future.

by tony on Oct 10 2016 10:59

Stayed recently for one night. Got a great rate which included two course evening meal as well as breakfast. The hotel is fantastic,great views across golf course. We were upgraded to a suite which consisted of a large separate living area as well as bedroom and bathroom. The rooms were large,extremely clean and had everything we needed. The staff at check in and around the hotel were exceptionally courteous and helpful. the evening meal in the Lime Tree restaurant was fantastic as was buffet breakfast next morning. I would certainly return to this excellent hotel and would have no hesitation recommending it to friends etc.

by Jenny on Sep 19 2016 10:38

This was a lovely hotel in a really beautiful area. The bar was really nice and cosy and the restaurant was lovely also. The staff we're all really professional and friendly and very attentive. The hotel itself was a normal hotel I guess, nothing too fancy. The manor house looked lovely and I've seen photos from weddings there and it looks beautiful when decorated.

by THERESA GILLEN on Sep 5 2016 10:49


by Olivia on May 8 2016 08:54

We had a very enjoyable stay at the hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We ate in the Limetree restaurant - food was excellent with a fabulous view of the golf course. We'll be returning for another break. Only problem we had was finding the hotel. Signposting was very poor and we had to stop twice for directions. Olivia

by Sinead on Apr 4 2016 11:09

Had a lovely relaxing night away on Friday 1st April. Nice hotel and very pleasant staff.

by CJDeevy on Apr 2 2016 21:24

Excellent all round - great friendly staff, good facilities, nice size family room, great walks around estate, good food and nice price.

by Gordon on Apr 1 2016 09:12

Lovely stay. Peaceful surrounding and good food. Staff very friendly and helpful.

by polly542 on Feb 15 2016 11:11

The hotel itself is in a lovely quiet location. The staff are fantastic and and eager to please. We found the lunch and dinner menu very limited. I had an breakfast sandwich for lunch which consisted of one sausage cut into slivers and one piece of bacon (you cannot order just a plain sandwich of your choice if it's not on the menu). The lunch menu is very poor if you just want a sandwich. Dinner was a bit of an ordeal as there was only one chicken dish and one beef dish, if you like fish both lunch and the dinner menu is fantastic. I had the beef medallion which I asked to be cooked well done it was cooked so much it was like rubber and covered in pepper sauce(the resturant manger took our drinks and desert off the bill), my husband had the chicken no complaints from him he really enjoyed it. We found the bed to be a little small and the matress very hard. The room itself was lovely but it was let down by the pillows and duvet that felt cheap. The bathroom was very clean and decorated in great taste. Breakfast is self service which I don't like especially I a 4* hotel. We cannot praise the staff enough they where we'll mannered and polite. I don't think we would stay there again as the menus are very limited and we like to enjoy a wide range of food and the bed very hard .

by Toni on Feb 15 2016 10:59

We got a fabulous room on arrival, we didn't ask for an upgrade but when we checked in we had a suite!!! Meal in the restaurant was lovely, great atmosphere in the bar afterwards

by reviewer67361078 on Feb 9 2016 10:44

Excellent location, accommodation, service and food... Lovely break....

by bernie on Jan 29 2016 12:09

Lovely Hotel in a very peaceful and beautiful setting

by Alice on Jan 26 2016 18:33

Had a most enjoyable girls night recently. We were allocated an Extremely comfortable room accommodating the three of us. Our fabulous dinner with excellent service corresponded well with its poetic description! We sat for ages chatting in the bar and next time hopefully we will book the armchairs at the roaring open fire in the lobby. Breakfast was lovely and leisurely with super views towards the lakes where we went for a stroll later. It may have only been for the one night but we certainly felt treated and revived. We will definitely be back. I also intend to return with my husband as we are both keen hill walkers and tulfarris is only a short spin to the mountains. Can't wait!

by GerryR on Jan 26 2016 10:51

Excellent hotel. Friendly staff and the music on the Saturday night was of a high standard. Only shortcoming is that they do not have full TV sports package in bar(no Setanta or BT Sport) and also cannot change a station if the members bar watching a different programme. Service, hospitality and food top class.

by Joan on Jan 18 2016 11:16

Had a lovely overnight stay with three friends. Rooms lovely, warm, clean, comfortable. Staff very friendly and efficient. Only negative comment is no fire place in bar which meant it was very cold in athmosphere and temperature. There was a lovely fire in lobby.

by Barney Francis on Dec 15 2015 12:10

We only stayed 1 night, but it was a very pleasant stay. Excellent value. Didn’t get a chance to explore, but the grounds looked fabulous. Meal menu didn’t look to be great at first but the food turned out well presented and very tasty and no problem finishing it. No problem recommending this Hotel.

by Jill on Nov 3 2015 15:13

Fab hotel, in a stunning setting. Lovely rooms, great food. I would recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a relaxing break.

by John on Oct 29 2015 21:30

I can't decide what I preferred the most about our stay. There is the beautiful grounds with views of the lake, the welcoming feel you get once you step inside the hotel, the contemporary bar with views of the golf course, the spacious suite which we had the pleasure of being upgraded to, and the exceptional food in the Lime Tree Restaurant. My only regret is we didn't stay longer

by Teresa Gilman on Oct 26 2015 10:45

Absolutely the best value for money. Could not believe the quality of the food and rooms. The service was top class. We got up graded to a deluxe suite... The Tulfarris hotel was amazing .. Teresa Gilman

by Sean O'Neill on Oct 20 2015 09:16

Beautiful setting, lovely room, friendly staff, great food and a real fire in the lounge all made for a perfect break!

by Mod on Jul 27 2015 11:03

Setting beautiful, rooms perfect and staff very helpful and friendly. Food ok. Will be back. Spa treatment amazing value snd so relaxing!

by Emer on Jul 17 2015 10:45

Fab!!!! Beautiful location, beautiful room and hotel!! Gorgeous views

by bernie on Jul 15 2015 10:03

Enjoyed our stay in this beautiful hotel. Everything was top class. Hope to visit again in the near future.

by caroline lyons on Jul 11 2015 12:18

We really enjoyed our sray. Our dinner was beautiful. The staff were very friendlt and helpful. Ivwiyld highly recommend this hotel.

by Ann McArdle on Apr 12 2015 09:54

Had a lovely 2 night B&B and 1 dinner break recently. Excellent value for money. We were greeted by a very friendly receptionist and allocated a large suite overlooking the garden. The dinner was delicious as was the breakfast. Rarely do I get my poached eggs perfect (whites cooked and yoke runny) but these were perfect. The staff in the restaurant and bar were extremely pleasant and helpful. Only downside is you have a 10 minute drive to the nearest town but if you want beautiful walks and a game of golf this is the place to go.

by caroline on Apr 1 2015 17:47

amazing place,food lovely and staff so nice defo be back soon

by reviewer17134092 on Mar 10 2015 19:00

By Lorraine on 10th March 2015. My sister and I stayed in Tulfarris for a one night break. We were delighted with the hotel and the large suite room that they allocated for our stay. The staff from reception to the restaurant were friendly, helpful and efficient. A special note of thanks to Sean in the restaurant who looked after us and served us a lovely evening dinner, which we both enjoyed immensely. We are both looking forward to returning again soon in the near future, for another relaxing break in Tulfarris.

by Regina Mc Inerney on Feb 22 2015 14:17

Stayed here Feb 13th and had a most enjoyable evening. We had a lovely, spacious double room with a balcony and a very large bathroom. Beautifully decorated. The Restaurant Manager was most accommodating when I foolishly forgot to book dinner but he managed to secure a table for us despite the hotel being very busy. Lovely dining room with high ceilings, attentive staff and it felt like I was in a restaurant in town rather than a hotel. I could not fault the food and we had so many delicious options to choose from. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay as it was most relaxing. My only complaint was that I thought there could be more food on offer for breakfast. There were no nuts, cereal, porridge, range of breads so breakfast was a little disappointing after the great meal we had the night before. The grounds are wonderful to walk around. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and I have!
Powered by LouderVoice Reviews and LouderYou

Hotel Information

Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort is surrounded by 200 acres of beautiful woodlands, overlooking the Blessington Lakes and the Wicklow Mountains. Offering 59 guest bedrooms in the Main Hotel and 7 restored guest bedrooms in the elegant 18th century Manor House. Guests can avail of the 18-hole championship golf course, 2 outdoor tennis courts, an indoor games room, 2 treatment rooms, outdoor play area for children and a large terrace area. The Lime Tree Restaurant is located on the first floor and has stunning views over the 18th hole, it offers spectacular European cuisine and fine wines in an elegant space. Informal dining is offered in the Elk Bar and Lounge, where you can sit back and enjoy the grand piano playing at weekends.

Check In From - 3:00 pm : Check Out Up To - 12:00 pm

Cancellation Description : Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description : Driving Directions from Dublin.Take the N81, follow over the M50 towards Tallaght/Blessington. Continue driving on the N81 (about 15km), you will come into Blessington Village. Continue straight through the village, and follow the road down into Poulaphouca (about 5km) where you will pass the power generation station.You will come to a hard bend in the road, continue slowly and follow the bend around. Take the first left turn after this bend (approx 100 metres further on).Take this turn, and continue to the top of the road. Veer left, and follow the road until you come to the next left turn (also sign-posted). Take this left turn, and you will find Tulfarris located about 1km down on the left-hand side of the road.

Area Description : Located just 1 hours drive from Dublin City and Dublin Airport. Tulfarris offers 200 acres of woodland which is worth exploring, with on and off-site walks and trails. The on-site walks are focused around the golf course which means they can only be walked by our guests during twilight hours (summer - after 6pm). Glendalough, Russborough House and the Dublin/Wicklow mountains are all worth a visit.