Carrickdale Hotel And Spa

Country: Ireland
City: Louth
Hotel Star Rating: 4 Star
Check In From: 3:00 pm
Check Out Up To: 12:00 pm

Hotel Description

Escape to The Carrickdale for comfort and indulgence on the Cooley Peninsula. It has a leisure centre, a fitness centre and the therapeutic Serenity Spa. Serenity Spa is set amid the hotel's natural green surroundings and provides a selection of therapeutic, healing and restorative treatments. The leisure centre has a swimming pool, sauna, outdoor whirlpool and gym.

Area Description

The Carrickdale Hotel is located at Carrickcarnon, the gateway to Newry and Belfast City, amid the tranquil surroundings of Slieve Guillion Mountain. The medieval town of Carlingford, an area of outstanding beauty and character, is a short distance away.

Travel Description

The Carrickdale can be found at: Exit 20, just off the M1 motorway.

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.



Hotel Restaurant
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Early bird menu
  • Vegetarian options
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Outdoor playground
  • Crazy golf course
  • Cot available on request
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • High season entertainment
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Sky sports available in bar
  • Food served from 12 noon
Hotel Business Centre
  • Fax
  • Meeting rooms
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Photocopying service
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Viewing area
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Children's pool
  • Plunge pool
  • Spa treatments
  • Beauty salon
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Baby changing area
  • Aerobics studio
  • Jacuzzi
  • Swimwear to buy
  • Towels available
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Heated thermal lounges
  • TV equipment
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Whirlpool
  • Hot tub
  • Pampering packages
  • Gymnasium
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Natural daylight
  • Internet access
  • Dedicated organiser
  • LCD projector
  • Stationery
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Projector / screen available
  • Refreshments available
Hotel Guest Services
  • Internet access
  • Electric Car Charging Point
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Laundry facility
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Free car parking
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Banqueting rooms available
Things To Do In The Area
  • Golfing
  • Paint ball
  • Sea fishing
  • Night clubs
  • Children play centres
  • Theatre
  • Shopping
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Cinema
  • Bowling
  • Horse riding
  • River fishing
  • Hill walking
  • Historical trails
  • Go to the beach
  • Horse racing
  • Museums
  • Local sightseeing
  • Cycling
  • Concert venues
  • Walking trails
  • Boat trips
  • Amusment arcades
  • Live music venues
  • Quad biking


Phil scored 5 / 5 on 08/06/2024

Really enjoyed our stay. Staff so kind friendly and very helpful . Would 100 per cent recommend this hotel and looking forward to returning during the summer.

Paul scored 5 / 5 on 06/06/2024

I loved everything about your hotel

Emma scored 3 / 5 on 08/05/2024

Hotel was lovely we really enjoyed our stay. Food was a bit pricey in the bar for what you got. But all in all its a very nice hotel, nice pool & grounds to have a nice walk.

Elizabeth scored 5 / 5 on 04/05/2023

Service, facilities, all excellent.

Thiago Teixeira scored 5 / 5 on 06/10/2020

The staff are great, the room was very clean and comfortable.

Anne scored 3 / 5 on 30/09/2020

Staff were excellent

Anne scored 4 / 5 on 23/09/2020

great hotel and staff excellent!

Vivienne scored 3 / 5 on 20/09/2020

Love this hotel have been there many times big airy hotel friendly staff and good food we are always satisfied on check out

Peter scored 5 / 5 on 15/09/2020

Wonderful hotel,staff,rooms,food and drink were all excellent. Will sure to try the spa and leisure centre on our next trip after reviews by other people staying in the hotel.

Ann scored 5 / 5 on 14/09/2020

I have stayed here several times and will book again. Rooms are always clean and are a good size. The food and service is great and the staff are always very pleasant.

Phelim scored 5 / 5 on 14/09/2020

This is our 2nd time to stay in this hotel and we had a fabulous time, staff friendly and helpful, plenty to do with the kids

Linda scored 4 / 5 on 07/09/2020

Lovely Hotel. Great service from reception, bar staff, restaurant staff. Spotless clean hotel. Food in the restaurant was exceptional.

Joan scored 5 / 5 on 07/09/2020

We were very impressed with the Carrickdale the hotel is gorgeous staff are so professional and helpful . The food was excellent . We were shopping so a 9 mile drive to Newry was a dream . The hotel is located so near to all good shopping like The outlet village Banbridge or a trip to 24 hours Asda in Portadown. The facilities in the hotel like pool and spa were a bonus . Highly recommend this luxury hotel . Ps had a super sleep didn’t hear a sound and had breakfast to the room for only a €4 charge .

Amy scored 5 / 5 on 01/09/2020

Great and friendly staff. Clean rooms and food was lovely

Gary scored 4 / 5 on 21/08/2020

It was great value for money, it was very clean and rooms where kept to a high standard. Staff were approachable and warm and happy to help at anytime. I’ll be going again and already recommended it to friends and family. ????

Jacinta scored 3 / 5 on 18/08/2020

I highly recommend this hotel. A fabulous hotel in every way ...beautiful newly bedroom and bathroom beautiful food....a very spacious lobby and very comfortable seating ...outdoor area with heaters only beautiful ...and the most fabulous part of this hotel is it’s beautiful meticulously maintained gardens which have to be seen to be believed. I didn’t get a chance to visit the beautiful serenity spa but I will on my return which will be ASAP. I just can’t wait. Fantastic value for money

Gary scored 4 / 5 on 18/08/2020

It was great value for money, it was very clean and rooms where kept to a high standard. Staff were approachable and warm and happy to help at anytime. I’ll be going again and already recommended it to friends and family. ????

Gary scored 4 / 5 on 18/08/2020

It was great value for money, it was very clean and rooms where kept to a high standard. Staff were approachable and warm and happy to help at anytime. I’ll be going again and already recommended it to friends and family. ????

Gary scored 4 / 5 on 18/08/2020

It was great value for money, it was very clean and rooms where kept to a high standard. Staff were approachable and warm and happy to help at anytime. I’ll be going again and already recommended it to friends and family. ????

Samantha scored 3 / 5 on 16/08/2020

Lovely and welcoming hotel. Big tasty meals and lovely clean leisure centre. Staff are so helpful and friendly. A few issues with lacking of housekeeping and room essentials but those were sorted by reception.

Reviewer21557507 scored 4 / 5 on 28/04/2017

Very nice hotel. Rooms are comfortable. Food in the bar and the for the breakfast is very good. Staff are very friendly. I would have no problem recommending this hotel.

Mar scored 4 / 5 on 11/03/2017

Enjoyed our 2 night stay very much. All staff extremely pleasant and helpful, room very comfortable. Bar food most enjoyable. Have stayed here before and will be back again. ****

Michael scored 5 / 5 on 07/02/2017

Busy hotel but very welcoming. We stayed for one night in a very large, comfortable room. Ate bar food for dinner which was delicious. Relaxing ambience all round and the open fire added extra warmth. All in all a great place to stay.

Pat scored 5 / 5 on 24/10/2016

Very nice hotel. The facilities and staff were all top class. The secure car park was also a big bonus for us as was the pool and gym. I would have no problems staying here again.

Cris scored 5 / 5 on 17/09/2016

Lovely mid week stay , gardens are fabulous .Had a lovely spacious family room..Staff were very helpful and friendly hotel was very clean we had no complaints at all..Would stay there again

Anthony scored 4 / 5 on 07/09/2016

I can highly recommend this hotel to anyone

Michael scored 4 / 5 on 02/09/2016

great location,friendly staff

Nicola scored 2 / 5 on 28/08/2016

Overall stay was just OK. We were given a room directly above the reception which looked out at a roof. We asked to be moved to a higher floor but were told the hotel was fully booked the next night and we were there for 2 nights so couldn't be moved. This is the older part of the hotel and could do with a bit of an update. The corridors in this part of the hotel just smelt of food as it must be above the kitchen. On the 2nd night there was a wedding at the hotel and some of the guests partied in the reception until almost 6:00 am so therefore we didn't get much sleep. The dinners were good but limited to a smaller menu as we were on a package deal. Definitely would need a few vegetarian options as I had to have the same dinner both nights as it was the only vegetarian option available. Service was slow but OK if you called the staff every time. Pool area was good though there was some work taking place while we were there. Don't think I'd stay there again! I have stayed in better hotels for the same price! PS the gardens are amazing though. It's a pity they don't take the same pride in the rest of the hotel.

Catherine scored 4 / 5 on 07/08/2016

Lovely mid week stay , gardens are fabulous .

George scored 5 / 5 on 15/07/2016

Ten out of ten in every aspect

Fachtna scored 4 / 5 on 11/06/2016

For the price we paid - €70 b and b per night for two adults and two children - it was really good value. The hotel was clean, the room was comfortable, the staff were good, the food was fine but there are better places to eat in the locality. The swimming pool was great and children are allowed in the indoor jacuzzi which was a novelty for them! There is an outdoor one for adults only. The hotel carpets are a little tired and tattered. There is a great secure residents car park. The location is excellent with lots to do in the area for families. We highly reccomend Slieve Gullion Forest Park. We would go back at this price!

Julie scored 5 / 5 on 06/03/2016

Had a lovely spacious family room great staff and bar food. Lovely location too will be back Thank you Julie

Mary scored 4 / 5 on 09/09/2015

We had a nice stay here, Gardens are beautiful. There was a mix up with our room on arrival and it was sorted quickly. Didn't realise the hotel was so far out from anything, you would really need a car here to visit nearby Dundalk and Newry.

Liam scored 5 / 5 on 28/08/2015

Very good service and very nice staff,got there from the airport at 09.45 and got to check in at 10.15am got a few hours sleep thanks to the girl for the early check in ,enjoyed our stay

Austin scored 1 / 5 on 23/08/2015

had a lovely stay in the carrickdale hotel.staff were very helpful and friendly hotel was very clean we had no complaints at all..Would stay there again

Reviewer67081751 scored 4 / 5 on 05/08/2015

Lovely stay & fantastic staff

Rose.c scored 5 / 5 on 26/07/2015

We had a fantastic stay recently at the hotel. We could not fault anything in our stay from the food to the accommodation. We would recommend it to everyone, hope to stay again soon

Lel scored 5 / 5 on 12/07/2015

Great hotel, very friendly staff, lovely food, big rooms, great facilities and the most beautiful gardens

Jackie scored 4 / 5 on 18/05/2015

Great hotel , worth more than a 3 star rating , big rooms and great food. Would recommend

Peadar scored 3 / 5 on 06/05/2015

Busy place, friendly staff. Good service, great facilities, tasty breakfast. Twenty minutes drive from the bars & restaurants of Carlingford and the Cooley mountain walks. Really enjoyed the break there. Would recommend it.

Elaine scored 5 / 5 on 18/03/2015

We booked an Overnight at the Carrickdale Hotel while we were visiting Belfast. Loved this hotel. The staff were so friendly and efficient from the minute you checked in to the time you were leaving. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We had sunday carvery lunch which we had no complaints with. Servings were plentiful and again nothing to much trouble. At breakfast we had full Irish breakfast which was served to you rather than buffet. Food was piping hot and again plenty of it. We stayed in a family room which was huge and lots of space for myself partner and 7yr old. As we were only staying for one night we didnt get to try out any of the leisure or spa activities. There was crazy golf and playground for the kids. Overall highly recommend this hotel we will definitely be back and at the value of the Lidl Breaks made our stay well worth the money.

John scored 4 / 5 on 14/01/2015

Great location for exploring Belfast/Newry and surrounding area. Lovely leisure centre and facilities are excellent there. Restaurant was fair. They were extremely busy the night we went for dinner and very slow as a result but when we mentioned this they insisted on sending a manager to meet us, who apologised and gave us the bottle of wine we had with dinner for free! Very fair and appreciated. Very good value on Today FM Breaks! This is our third time using Today FM Breaks due to the value compared to booking elsewhere or directly. We will be back in the Carrickdale hopefully! John from Laois.

Christine scored 4 / 5 on 18/08/2014

Really great hotel, check out the gardens, they are fantastic

Helen scored 4 / 5 on 01/08/2014

Wonderful stay at the Carrigdale.Staff so helpful and friendly.Food excellent.Would highly recommend it.

Sandyk scored 3 / 5 on 21/07/2014

When we arrived there was confusion about our room, I think it was given to someone else in error, they also offered me a better price but it was the price I had booked under. They arranged another room for us straight away but when we went up it hadn't been cleaned yet so we had to go off for a while. I found the staff extremely nice and pleasant to deal with at all times but there seemed to be alot of confusion about what was going on e.g. times of bar food etc. The hotel was clean and comfortable, the pool factilites very good but detatched from hotel which we weren't aware of prior to arrival. I found the selection at breakfast a little limiting but food was good. The hotel a bit off the beaten track so if you were looking a variety of things to do in walking distance it wouldn't suit but it was ideal for us.

Trish scored 5 / 5 on 11/07/2014

Had a lovely stay at this hotel with my husband and 2 children.Staff were very friendly and helpful.We had a lovely meal in the restaurant food was delicious would definitely stay there again.

Mick scored 5 / 5 on 06/07/2014

Excellent hotel.Booked a family room which was big and comfortable. Had bar food which was very well priced and tasted great as well. Staff very friendly and helpful as well. Probably the best hotel we stayed in that had wifi coverage everywhere even in the bedroom. Used this hotel as a base to travel to Belfast and would definitely stay again. No problem recommending this to other people.

Bernie scored 4 / 5 on 22/05/2014

Our visitors from Austria and ourselves enjoyed our stay at the Carrickdale Hotel. The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly. Dinner was very good, with fresh fish, steaks, and tasty sauces. There are lovely country walks beside the hotel, which is situated in an area of beautiful mountains and valleys.

Marie scored 5 / 5 on 05/04/2014

Just back from an overnight stay at the Carrickdale. What can we say but we never had a break like it. From the second you arrive till you check out you are treated like royality. the food, staff, and the facilities were second to none. the staff could not do enough for us and the room was clean big and airy. we did not have time to use the complex but when we return we intend to do so. We will be bad again. Thank you Carrickdale.

Betty scored 4 / 5 on 05/04/2014

We enjoyed our stay at Carrickdale. Staff were really nice and helpful, hotel was very clean and leisure facilities were great. We have stayed here before on a number of occasions and always enjoy our visit.

Eva scored 5 / 5 on 20/03/2014

The Carrickdale is an exceptional hotel staff/ food pool anyway you look at it not a fault to be found

Trishf scored 5 / 5 on 11/02/2014

Excellent hotel and we paid so little. We just wanted to get away for a day or two without having to pay huge money as we do this quite often. Easy to get there as 1 minute off M1 motorway. Excellent speedy check-in and staff were super friendly and very helpful. Family room was very big and roomy, 2 kids were thrilled. Queensize bed was gorgeous too. Everything was spotless. Very quiet at night. Bar food was excellent. Leisure facilities were just what we needed, also very clean and up to high standard. Such a great family break. It was all we needed and we were very happy we chose the Carrickdale hotel. Thanks.

Lisa scored 4 / 5 on 05/02/2014

Staff could not do enough for us. They were brilliant. Food really tasty. Would definitely go back. Great hot tub outside too!

Sallygarden scored 2 / 5 on 01/12/2013

I was not happy in there. While I ordered 4 main dishes for 2 adult 2 children and 1 side dish for baby, the waitress served 5 main dishes + 1 side dish for us. I clearly ordered menu, but she pretended she was right in Bar of hotel. We were 2 adults, 3 children, 10, 5, 3 and then how she thought we ate all! Room and pool was ok, but............

Marie scored 5 / 5 on 01/07/2013

Had a great night away. The hotel, staff, food are 5 star quality. We will be back.

Cuddles scored 5 / 5 on 01/07/2013

Had a lovely night away with my husband. The food, staff, hotel were 5 star quality. We will back again soon.

Marian scored 3 / 5 on 06/06/2013

could not fault anything staff and food amazing marie Maureen and hubbies

Christina scored 3 / 5 on 18/03/2013

would definitely book breaks away again with lidl-breaks it was a great deal that I got. the swimming pool facilities are the best I've ever seen, the spa resort is fantastic the staff are absolutely amazing and brilliant at their jobs, very friendly lovely people however although the spa resort was fantastic I found there to be an awful lot of mix ups in the hotel itself with rooms beds and a lot of wrong information given to me about the prices of rooms and meals. will definitely go back to the spa but will have to find different hotel to stay in.

Peter scored 5 / 5 on 07/03/2013

We are four adults who stay regularly at the Carrickdale. We have always enjoyed our stay; the staff and general service is top class standard and is always a pleasure for us. We have stayed in many "five star hotels" but have a preference for the informality of the Carrickdale. Peter Higgins.

Eva scored 3 / 5 on 19/02/2013

Loved the hotel,rooms and leisure centre! Our weekend would be fantastic if the staff in the restaurant and food would be better. We kinda got a feeling that our dinner was different from other guests cause we booked through Lidl-breaks. The started was dry and looked old, main was awful and only desert was okay..And the same in breakfast - I never had so bad Irish breakfast, it wasn`t freshly cooked. The hotel was lovely but the restaurant brought that all down and kinda bit dissapointed us.

Mark scored 5 / 5 on 12/02/2013

Great hotel fairly busy food @ drink top class defo recommend it

Vj scored 5 / 5 on 28/01/2013

Great hotel & wonderful staff from the moment you walk in you are sure to get a very friendly welcome in addition the Food, Leisure Centre & Rooms are 1st Class. Regatrds Vincent Dublin

P scored 4 / 5 on 03/01/2013

stayed in carrickdale with my husband and 20 month old baby, staff great and very accomodating with children. visit this hotel at least once a year. staff in serenity spa very pleasant. food beautiful. nothing too much trouble.

Ktk scored 4 / 5 on 17/12/2012

Courteous helpful wellmannered staff,very comfortable room and lovely breakfast. Beautiful crib and real Christmassy atmosphere.

Peter scored 5 / 5 on 10/12/2012

Friendly staff, nice room, good bar food with a quirky menu offering a random side dish of a Cold Glass of Milk. Highly recommended!

Jen scored 4 / 5 on 15/11/2012

We stayed two nights in a very spacious family room: perfect for me, my sister and my 20-month-old nephew to share. The room was spotless and with good facilities. The housekeeping staff were friendly and helpful. The food choices for breakfast were good (cereals, fruit, yoghurts, juices, croissants and pastries, plus the usual hot stuff, which was cooked to order). The leisure facilities are good and child friendly, with a kids' pool, playground and landscaped gardens. The lobby area has comfy chairs and a real fire, and is a pleasant place to relax and read the paper. The slippy and somewhat precarious tiled corridor and steps to the tunnel under the road to access the leisure centre are the reason that I gave four rather than five stars. I would stay at the Carrickdale again and I would have no hesitation in using again.

Terri scored 4 / 5 on 04/11/2012

A charming hotel in a beautiful part of Ireland. The staff were so pleasant, helpful and kind to us during our stay. The food is simply WONDERFUL - we never eat in the same hotel twice when on a break but we did this time because we enjoyed dinner so much on the first night. Very generous portions, excellent service and great taste. My favourite element of this break is that I was served breakfast as I hate self service and find nothing more of a culinary turn off than looking into a container full of sausages or bacon so well done for a great service from all the team. Our room was lovely and comfortable (except for the pillows - very hard and uncomfortable) and spacious enough for both of us and our son. well done to all at the Carrickdale. We will be back!

John scored 4 / 5 on 02/11/2012

service friendly and efficient, room spacious with excellent laundry service. Food comforting. Spa and swimming pool v. clean and accessible for families. Will continue to recommend by word of mouth

Rach scored 4 / 5 on 31/10/2012

Great Hotel staff were all so nice and helpful, meals were lovely, also loved the outdoor hot tub will be back again

Marie scored 4 / 5 on 12/09/2012

The Carrickdale Hotel is situated near Jonesborough which makes it an ideal location to stay when one is thinking of visiting the nearby towns of Newry or Drogheda, which have lots to offer, the hotel itself is clean, staff are very friendly, helpful in everyway possible and the staff are genuine in their hospitality. We really enjoyed the food in the restaurant and there is a spa and leisure centre across the road for anyone who wishes to pamper themselves or work of those extra pounds. Overall the whole experience was excellent and we will be returning to them soon in the near future.

Mary scored 5 / 5 on 02/09/2012

enjoyed our stay immensly leisure facilities were brilliant 5 star definitally

Dozydelilah scored 4 / 5 on 23/08/2012

The hotel was grand, great value for money. But the staff were the best, nothing was too much trouble for them. they made our stay so injoyable..

Gay scored 5 / 5 on 06/06/2012

most enjoyable. great choices on menu and first class food and service Will be back

Rr scored 4 / 5 on 06/06/2012

Lovely hotel, great staff who all appear to be local. Food excellent and the leisure centre was great, especially the outdoor hot tub.

Avril scored 5 / 5 on 01/06/2012


Dervilla scored 4 / 5 on 07/05/2012

We stayed here for one night and can't fault the hotel at all, the pool and outdoor hot tub were just lovely and we had a great relaxing time. We ate in the bar and the food was excellent. Would definitely return.

Ger scored 4 / 5 on 16/04/2012

When travelling from Belfast to Dublin, I always admired the beautiful setting of the Carrickdale Hotel so I decided to book 2 nights for myself and my daughter for an Easter break and I'm really delighted I did! The staff were very welcoming and friendly on our arrival which is a great first impression and sets the whole tone of the break. Our room was lovely and the food was delicious - no complaints. The gym and instructors were great and we used the leisure complex as often as we could enjoying every single moment. Relaxing in the foaming hot tub overlooking the mountains was just the essence of tranquility and serenity and we departed feeling invigorated and totally renewed. I can't wait to book again and I would highly recommend the experience.

Matryoshka scored 5 / 5 on 15/04/2012

We stayed 2 nights in the hotel. The hotel was very clean and the staff was very helpfull. We totally enjoyed there.It is a very good place for families with kids and without.We will recommend it to our friends and gladly go back there ourselves.

Wongs scored 4 / 5 on 07/04/2012

Staff friendly,nice leisure facility & room is large.Everything is good.Kids have a great time in playing such lovely garden & small play park.The only thing we don't like is food is not great on slow service restaurant.

Reviewer42073514 scored 5 / 5 on 28/02/2012

I stay in the Carrickdale regulary, I find the Hotel standards excellent, the staff are very friendly, helpful and very courtious, also the food is excellent.The location is beautiful. I cannot fault it at all. I will continue to stay the and I thinh the Lidl offer is fantastic 5 star Pauline O'Hara

Bella scored 4 / 5 on 19/02/2012

We had a really relaxing night here. The hotel is really comfortable and the family room is the best we have ever stayed in. The room was really spacious with two full single beds for our kids as well as a large double for us. The place was spotless, staff were friendly and the food was great too. THe only thing is that the hotel is in a pretty drab location - literally beside the motorway with nothing near it. Having said that they have cultivated a really beautiful garden to walk in and the leisure centre is great. Iif you just want to stay in a really comfortable place for a night or two you couldnt ask much more than this. All in all a great stay.

Mark scored 1 / 5 on 15/02/2012

Myself and my wife booked into the carricdale for a two night stay, 2bb and 2 dinners, value for money was very good, 199euro all in. Unfortunatly we have to say that the menue for the evening meals on this deal was a very restricted menue and on both nights we were very very displeased with the food, quility of the food was disgracfull, we also on arrival upgraded to an exceitive suite, the tv had all of 6 channels on it, thank god we were not with our 9 yr old and the mini bar was not stocked, On arrival we told the recpitionist we would be paying by cash, she told us that it was the hotels policy to take an imprint of our laser card and told us no money would be charger to the card, it turns out that 249euro was charged to the card 5 days later and with some very iriate calls to the hotel manager we still have not been reemburesed our money to our laser card, so in total we have paid 300 cash on departure and a further 249 on our laser a total of 549 , the manager michell has been extremly unhelpfull and rude in resolving this issiue, so folks there is many many good quility hotels out there looking for your hard earned cash, my advice stay well away from this hotel out of ten 0 from mark and sharon in dublin.

Eking scored 5 / 5 on 01/02/2012

Lovely hotel, staff very helpful, will stay again, perfect base for shopping in Newry.

Paula scored 4 / 5 on 31/01/2012

Myself and & friends stayed in this hotel last Saturday night. We had a great time. The facilities are great and it's well worth the money. The food was lovely. The rooms were nice. The decor isn't very modern but it's clean and everything works. There was entertainment in the bar that night as well so we all had a great time. The hotel was very busy and seems to be very popular. I found the staff friendly and helpful. I would recommend this. I think the Lidl deal is 5 stars as it's very good value for money but I would rate the hotel itself at about 3.5 stars.

Peter scored 5 / 5 on 30/01/2012

We are six mature adults who stay about three or four weekends per year in the Carrickdale Hotel and have done for many years now. We always enjoy our stay!!. Very good staff- good chef- And always a very friendly athmosphere. A genuine five star hospitality. Peter Higgins

Carrollaj scored 4 / 5 on 24/01/2012

Stayed at Carrickdale Hotel on 21st Jan 2012 on a 'Lidl Break' excellent value, great service and nice surroundings. This is a busy hotel, well managed with good service and very friendly staff. Rooms are spacious, clean, comfortable and quite. Good atmosphere in restaurant and bar. Live music on Saturday night. We had a nice meal with a good selection to choose from which was complimented with efficient and friendly service. Leisure centre with pool, gym and wet area. Spa facilities too but did not check out on this occasssion. Management at this busy hotel to be commended, we enjoyed our stay and will return.

Sinead scored 5 / 5 on 20/01/2012

Excellence service. dinner was great for 14 of us. great music in the bar. The spa was also excellent lovely facial and body massages. Would highly recommend a stay.

Avy scored 5 / 5 on 17/01/2012

Great night at the Carrickdale, lovely clean room and the staff were excellent very friendly and welcoming. The only negative thing I would say are the uniforms of the waiting staff should be changed asap. Everything else was just about perfect well done and thanks.

Joan scored 4 / 5 on 30/12/2011

i taught the hotel was nice and relaxing very family friendly and cheap. the only thing i would say is the menu on the lidl breaks was very limited with not much choice or varity. other than that it was a very good weekend

Noel scored 5 / 5 on 29/12/2011

i have stayed in the carrickdale hotel on a number of occasions and have always enjoyed the experience. the staff are very friendly & helpful, the food is really good and the bar prices are reasonable. the fitness centre is an added bonus if you can motivate yourself away from the bar and restaurant. i would highly recommend the carrickdale for an enjoyable stay. noel adamson, december 2011

Maureen scored 5 / 5 on 12/11/2011

We stayed in Carrickdale hotel on Monday 31st. October. This was our second time staying in the Carrickdale, and as before, it was up to its usual excellent standards--warm welcome, courteous staff, good food, and personal attention. We'll be back!.

Tara scored 4 / 5 on 04/11/2011

Excellent food - location and wonderful leisure centre. Spectactular gardens!

Ann scored 4 / 5 on 09/10/2011

We enjoyed our stay greatly. Hotel is luxurious. Staff were very friendly.

Patrick scored 4 / 5 on 07/10/2011

My wife and myself stayed at this hotel in september,excellent in every way.Rooms were huge and very comfortable food was superb ,great full irish breakfast,Staff very friendly and most helpfull , Leisure facilities brillient, Hotel should be classed as four star instead of three star.

Fionn scored 5 / 5 on 27/09/2011

Great location, fantastic gardens. Room was excellent, nice and cool with a massive bed. Bathroom was very nice with a good strong shower. Food was superb and the servings were just right. we were definitely not hungry leaving the restaurant. The leisure centre was easily accessed and was excellent. staff were friendly and the bar service was great. Nice and close to Newry for shopping.

Baldy scored 5 / 5 on 22/08/2011

The staff were very friendly and helpful, food was very good and the family room was a very good size. Overall a very good stay

Thomas scored 4 / 5 on 21/07/2011

excellent staff very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Will certainly re-visit

Philtre scored 4 / 5 on 05/07/2011

At first glance this hotel might appear a little in need of an update on the interior but beneath the decor is a warm, friendly, comfortable and spotlessly clean place. Great service with fantastic food and a lively atmosphere in the bar. Had a gorgeous toasted sandwich as a snack as well as staying for the delicious dinner. Breakfast is as wholesome and hearty as you'd expect in this part of the country. Lovely pool and gym also - very clean and well maintained. Staff very courteous and helpful - obviously a very well run place and definitely worth a return visit. Very handy to get to and from Dublin - just off junction 20 on the M1. No hesitation in recommending - just don't judge it on the surface decor.

Francesca scored 4 / 5 on 17/06/2011

Most enjoyable stay no problems at all.Would be great if there could be added extra's to do for the kids

Caroline scored 5 / 5 on 09/06/2011

I stayed here with my Mum and my sister for one night and we had a great time. We all had facials and enjoyed the thermal suite. The 2 course dinner and B&B option was great value. The food was delicious. Would recommend this deal to everyone!

Noelle scored 5 / 5 on 08/06/2011

enjoyed our stay in Carrickdale, rooms were very clean, but the bed spread looked a little grubby and dated. but everything else was spotless. staff were pleasant, food good, portions huge ! would recomment.

Maggs scored 3 / 5 on 11/05/2011

my husband and i stayed at the carrickdale hotel recently on a lidl break,we chose bed,breakfast and evening meal,the breakfast was lovely,butwe didnt have a good choice regarding the menu with the evening meal,as a matter of fact we couldnt eat it,the food was cold and very badly presented, it was very basic with no veg,apart from been disapointed with the evening meal we had a nice time. maggs.

Carocaet scored 5 / 5 on 03/05/2011

This is our third min-break at the Carrickdale - the leisure centre is really excellent and the gardens surrounding are beautifully maintained and very pretty. Children and adults alike enjoyed the pool and facilities and the crazy golf course was well-used and enjoyed by all. Staff are lovely and very efficient, rooms clean and comfortable. Food is reasonable in price as well and generous portions. Try and get a room at the back of the hotel - quieter and cooler in the Summer. Will keep returning. CAROCAET

Niall scored 4 / 5 on 03/05/2011

Value fo rmoney break. The hotel was very nice and the staff were excellent. I would recommend this hotel.

Hampson scored 5 / 5 on 28/04/2011

great value for money excellent food and the staff went out of their way to help you

Bella scored 4 / 5 on 25/04/2011

Very comfortable hotel, nice leisure centre and friendly staff. Would recommend it for a short stay.

Lynda scored 5 / 5 on 23/04/2011

Lovely hotel. Great reception staff. Great breakfast!! Will stay again in future.

Samantha scored 5 / 5 on 21/04/2011

I recently booked 3 rooms for my family and my sister's family which consists of 7 children. We were very happy with everything, the staff were very friendly , food had generous portions and the rooms spacious. We availed of the leisure centre and found the girl on the front desk extremely helpful. In the evening the live music went down very well with both adults and children. I could not fault anything and would definitely recommend this hotel and will go back again. Carlingford is nearby and well worth a visit. Fantastic value for money!!

Mary scored 3 / 5 on 12/04/2011

The spa was excellent, Una the therapist was very professional and friendly. The food was good but some form of garnish on the main course would make all the difference. The room was clean but the view was terrible - gas tank and old railings - not a good look. The bed was clean but we were shocked there was no douvet just blankets - not good. The staff were excellent - very helpful and friendly.

Scout scored 5 / 5 on 12/04/2011

It was great staff where very helpful as I hand op on hte thursday so i struggled with my meal and the waiter kindly help me cut it up I will do a weekend again there when i am better thank you again for the lovely stay

Tjm scored 4 / 5 on 06/04/2011

Thriving hotel offering overall good friendly service with clean serviced rooms. As commented previously a few vegatables on main courses would not be too much to ask. Hotel quiet crowded with all the day traffic so be prepared but nice to see a place doing so well in current climate. Will stay again

Edith scored 5 / 5 on 04/04/2011

Hi, I booked this Hotel for a Christmas get together, it was a very successful weekend, there was 16 of us - 8 couples, and no complaints whatsoever! Even though at one stage we didnt know whether we would be able to go due to the weather conditions, but thankfully 16 out of 20 made it. The staff were very friendly and helpful and we had a great night. Food, music, drink etc. were all excellent, it was a magic weekend and hopefully we can do it again this December. I would rate the Hotel 5 out of 5. The Dublin True Blues!!!

Carocaet scored 4 / 5 on 21/03/2011

We enjoyed another happy mini break at the Carrickdale hotel. The staff are the most pleasant and efficient people we have had the pleasure of being served by. Food is good with very generous portions as well. The Leisure Centre is the jewel in the crown of this hotel. Rooms are clean and comfortable as well, and also spacious. Returned home feeling relaxed and happy.

Frank scored 5 / 5 on 18/03/2011

We enjoyed it so much we are looking forward to our next visit. Well done Lidl

Danny scored 5 / 5 on 10/03/2011

Had a great time last weekend in the Carrickdale the food was to die for the staff where great a busy hotel. rooms were warm & clean we stayed for 2 nights, when we went for breakfast after the first night when we got back to our room the bed was made fresh towels in the bathroom it was great. the pool was good and the out door hot tub was great the gardens around the hotel were nice too will stay there again.

Margaret scored 4 / 5 on 08/03/2011

very enjoyable menu quite good for the money ,but they could put a few veg on the plate, overall excellent value.

Karen scored 5 / 5 on 03/03/2011

excellent hotel had a lovely time. plenty to do in the surrounding area e.g. carlingford, omeath, newry etc.

Poppy scored 4 / 5 on 22/02/2011

Lovely hotel always buzzing. Spotlessly clean, staff very friendly and helpful. only down side is restaurant is very small and your sitting on top of other guests while dining

Denise scored 5 / 5 on 01/02/2011

The carrickdale is great valule for money, cuisine is excellent and the staff and fantastic . I would very highly recommend this hotel. we will definitely be going back here.

Peter scored 5 / 5 on 26/01/2011

We have stayed at the Carrickdale Hotel many times. It is wonderful for weekends taking in visits to Newry. A brilliant Hotel with super staff ! Great Value and great Food. Highly recommended. Peter and Ann Higgins

Jimmy scored 5 / 5 on 30/12/2010

Seven members of my family had a %u201Cget together%u201D in The Carrickdale Hotel in mid November using Lidl-breaks. We sat in the roasting hot outdoor hot tub and looked at the stars on Friday evening. We visit Belfast on the Saturday and went sightseeing in the Carlingford/Newry area on the Sunday. The staff were very friendly and helpful but what we especially liked was the open fire in the foyer, very suitable for drinking the hot whiskeys around ! This was our first time to use a Lidl break offer and we all agreed it was a huge success. Food was splendid and we had a lovely relaxing comfortable and warm stay

May scored 5 / 5 on 18/12/2010

our stay in the carrickdale was fabulous. the room was beautiful and had all we wanted. the food was great and the leisure center was second to none. overall it was the best short break we have had in ages and the very best value for money thanks

Tea scored 5 / 5 on 14/12/2010

Great value for money. Hotel was fantastic. Food georgous and staff very friendly - second time I have stayed in the carrickdale and would really recommend it. Price was brilliant.

Betty scored 5 / 5 on 08/12/2010

we had a lovely time in the carrickdale hotel. the rooms are very spacious food very good. The leisure centre is great but the hilight for me was the spa treatment area FAB. Its the best i have been to in a long time. The overall value is very good.Will be going back again soon.

Patricia scored 5 / 5 on 07/12/2010

We stayed in the Carrickdale and we had a lovely time, the leisure centre and gym were great. The food was lovely both in the bar and restaurant and the staff were nice and friendly. It is great that it is so near to Newry. We will be staying here again. The Lidel breaks are fantasic value for money. Patricia Blanchardstown

Linda scored 5 / 5 on 30/11/2010

have stayed here on numerous occasions clean, friendly staff and great food got great value with the lidl breaks hotel packages usually only give b&b with one dinner on the weekend but with the lidl breaks we got a dinner each night for the same price great value

Anne scored 4 / 5 on 30/11/2010

We stayed in the Carrickdale for my husband's 50th birthday and brought our two boys as well. We had a lovely time, the leisure centre and gym were great. The food was lovely both in the bar and restaurant and the staff were nice and friendly. The only disappointment was that the games room wasn't open, but that couldn't be helped. It is great that it is so near to Newry and Dundalk Stadium. We will be staying here again. The Lidel breaks are fantasic value for money.

Dean scored 5 / 5 on 29/11/2010

Nice hotel with spacious rooms.All food in hotel to a high standard everything you could possible want for breakfast while i didnt eat in main restaurant bar food was also to a nice quality and big plus for hotel is location being only 10 mins to newry, hour to belfast.

Rose scored 5 / 5 on 29/11/2010

The Carrickdale is a beautiful hotel I've stayed there on a number of occasions and always find myself coming back. It's quiet surroundings and comfortable rooms make for a home away from home. The food is lovely with large portions no skimping there. The staff from the receptionist to the house staff are kind, courtious, friendly and refreshing a simple hello to a smile can make the difference to a persons day. They realy know how to make you feel special like your the only guest staying. I'm returning next week and bringing 20 other people along, you see it's my self and my husband 50th birthday ans yes we choose to spend it at the Carrickdale. Some of our guests have also booked on the lidl website we find it easy to book and resonable with the prices great value for money. Rose and Martin Doyle Finglas, Dublin

Liam scored 5 / 5 on 24/11/2010

Stayed with friends for two nights and found hotel,service and surroundings to be excellent. Sorry could not stay longer but hopefully will return. In addition staff were extremely polite and helpful.

Linda scored 4 / 5 on 18/11/2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the hotel. The rooms were clean and well facilitated. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. The leisure facilities were a high point with the outdoor hot tub and the gardens were lovely with beautiful background mountains. Overall the hotel was clean and welcoming and we would recommend it to anyone and would stay there again.

John scored 5 / 5 on 13/11/2010

We enjoyed a wonderful 3 day weekend at the Carrigdale hotel --excellent value for money, good food; friendly, helpful staff,and a cheerful fire in the foyer to warm us on our return from the chilly outdoors! We also found plenty to do in the locality. John & Maureen. Wexford.

Paul scored 1 / 5 on 13/11/2010

A clean Hotel with great service in all areas friendly bar and restaurant staff and great gym complex the price was great we stayed for three days. The only let down was FOOD FOOD FOOD it all seemed to be microwaved and or put under a hot plate making it dry and tasteless the beef had like a pie crust of gravy the salmon was the same in fact it could have cooked on the plates thay were that hot. I got the impression the food was already plated in a cold room and just microwaved to serve, you also got a very limited range of rubbish food Beef, salmon or Chicken,same menu each night thats yer lot food was like a cheap spanish hotel from the 1970s. The breakfast was the same could not eat the rubber eggs or dried up black and white pudding and cardboard kippers. Also at breakfast had to ask staff for everything, milk, toast, sauces and they really didnt seem to care if you were staying in hotel but when someone mentioned they were attending a conference different attitude must be the tips. Great hotel if you dont like food suggest you bring your own sandwiches.

Paul scored 1 / 5 on 13/11/2010

A clean Hotel with great service in all areas friendly bar and restaurant staff and great gym complex the price was great we stayed for three days. The only let down was FOOD FOOD FOOD it all seemed to be microwaved and or put under a hot plate making it dry and tasteless the beef had like a pie crust of gravy the salmon was the same in fact it could have cooked on the plates thay were that hot. I got the impression the food was already plated in a cold room and just microwaved to serve, you also got a very limited range of rubbish food Beef, salmon or Chicken,same menu each night thats yer lot food was like a cheap spanish hotel from the 1970s. The breakfast was the same could not eat the rubber eggs or dried up black and white pudding and cardboard kippers. Also at breakfast had to ask staff for everything, milk, toast, sauces and they really didnt seem to care if you were staying in hotel but when someone mentioned they were attending a conference different attitude must be the tips. Great hotel if you dont like food suggest you bring your own sandwiches.

Dermot, scored 4 / 5 on 09/11/2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Carrickdale. The service was good, the room comfortable and tidy and the food was excellent. The cost was reasonable and excellent value for money

Frank scored 5 / 5 on 01/11/2010

the room was modern clean and comfortable food was excellent beautiful area great service could not find any faults will returnl

Carole scored 5 / 5 on 01/11/2010

We loved every minute! Great fun had by all, wonderful staff and wonderful service. Had a very comfortable family room for ourselves and three young grandchildren. Food was plentiful and good value. Breakfasts delicious. Leisure centre was very well set up and enjoyed by the whole family. Can highly recommend and so conveniently placed between Dublin and Belfast.

Noel scored 5 / 5 on 27/10/2010

we stayed at the carrickdale hotel & spa for three nights and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, staff were friendly & efficient. food was very tasty & plentiful and the facilities were excellent. the rooms are very large and the beds comfy and we will definitly return there. noel & betty adamson, dublin

Claire scored 5 / 5 on 26/10/2010

From the moment we arrived to a friendly greeting from reception to the moment we left we enjoyed our break at the Carrickdale. We were a family of 4 including 2 five year old boys. Highlights were the swimming pool leisure centre area. Clean comfortable, all facilities working. Lovely outdoor hot-tub in stunning gardens. Breakfast was delicious. Had huge Irish breakfast on first morning and fillet of Plaice on the second (yummy). We ate in the hotel on the first evening. Generous portions, very reasonably priced. Staff were very accommodating bringing extra sauce, plates, big jugs of icy water, offering to put orange cordial in water if we wanted etc. In general it was very child friendly. Our room was huge. Also distance from Newry (10/15 minutes) and its main shopping centres was a plus. We ate there on the second night. (Check out Blue Print Pizza, excellent pizzeria/family restaurant/very busy – near Dunnes Stores). There was a halloween hunt for kids on the Sunday morning around the lovely gardens. Would definitely do another Lidl break and go back to the homely and comfy Carrickdale. Thanks to both. EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY. Regards Claire

Ami scored 5 / 5 on 25/10/2010

Very good value Only problem the room was a smoking room all the best

Mar scored 4 / 5 on 20/10/2010

Hi We are two femailes friends and requested a twin room and rang to check as only doubles listed on site. Lovely member of staff on the phone held a very nice large room which we were very happy with....away from the weddings sounds. Gardens lovely for a short walk. Food excellent and so many helpful staff waiting on the tables. Good location for the North and easy access to Dublin. Overall a very pleasant experience. Keep up the good work all. Mar

Linda scored 4 / 5 on 19/10/2010

Stayed two nights from the 15th oct. room a bit dated but spacious, clean and comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. Leisure centre through a tunnel under the road which was not what you would expect but did'nt stop us using the facilties which were great. Alot kept being made of the fact the lidl break menu was different to the main menu which was a little annoying could probably be done better if you were given a voucher for the restaurant. All in all a great weekend for a great price.

Lucia scored 4 / 5 on 19/10/2010

I arrived with 4 special needs clients and myself and one other girl. I cannot fault the staff for the help and assistance they gave to us. The rooms were beautiful and the food was great. The one negatvie thing I would have to say is the leisure centre being across the road. We had no way of getting the wheelchair down the stairs with in the hotel and had to drive across the road . But this was compensated by the friendlyness and warmth of the staff. Lucia Stewarts Hospital

Mick scored 5 / 5 on 12/10/2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Carrickdale. Bedrooms very spacious and comfortable beds. Service excellant. SLight hiccup over deposit payment but settled very quickly and efficiently. Breakfast was very good great service friendly and efficient staff. Well done 5 stars without doubt

Aine, scored 4 / 5 on 12/10/2010

Friendly staff, great service. staff were very considerate of the children.Spacious family room. great value.

Tony scored 5 / 5 on 04/10/2010

Well dne lidl and well done carrickdale great staff friendly lovely pool and leisure centre lovely resturant good food and great breakfast even at 10.50am will be back Tony

Nickie scored 5 / 5 on 30/09/2010

Excellent food at this hotel - Bar lunch and restaurant dinners are both really good. Rooms are exceptionally spacious and views are great. It's the best of both worlds here as it's in the heart of the country, five miles from Newry. Leisure Centre & Gardens are fabulous especially the hot tub overlooking the beautiful gardens. Lastly, Carrickdale staff are so nice & helpful with a real enthusiasm for what they're doing.

Teresa scored 4 / 5 on 28/09/2010

We had a lovely weekend in the Carrickdale Hotel. The hotel is very comfortable - the rooms could do with an update. The Staff are very friendly and helpful and food was lovely. We really enjoyed the leisure centre and the outdoor hot tub. The gardens were beautiful and very well maintained. The bar has a lovely atmosphere and its lovely just sitting back and relaxing. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel and have already looked into visiting again.

Sylvia scored 5 / 5 on 15/09/2010

The hotel was excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food in the bar and the restaurant were delicious. It was a great value for money break and I would definitely recommend it. My only quibble with the online booking was that I decided to add on another night to my original 2 nights booking, but the site did not allow me to do this and treated it as a completely separate booking. I therefore had to pay the rate for a single night's booking (%u20AC39 per person for the extra night ) instead of the rate of %u20AC35 per person per night which I had been charged for my original booking for 2 nights. However, it was only an additional %u20AC8 in total so I can't really complain, as it was still excellent value, but it would be helpful if there was a facility for amending your original booking if you need to make changes later.

Seamus scored 5 / 5 on 04/09/2010

Could not reccomend this hotel or their staff enough. Food excellent, Leisure facillites great. over all an excellent stay.

Jane scored 5 / 5 on 02/09/2010

We stayed for one night in the hotel in a great sized family room. we used the swimming pool and the kids loved it. I used the spa and it was very relaxing. the staff were very friendly and we recieved good service. over all a very pleasant stay. thank you.

Kim scored 5 / 5 on 31/08/2010

Fantastic Hotel!!! Cannot fault it... Everything about it and the staff suberb!! Cant wait to go back in Nov for 2 nights!! Well worth a visit.

Emer scored 5 / 5 on 29/08/2010

Would highly recommend Carrickdale-staff were friendly and efficient;food was lovely and portions huge;leisure facilities very clean and impressive..I will be back..Congrats to all the team (and I only stayed a night!) E.Kenny(Naas)

Ann scored 5 / 5 on 26/08/2010

A great 3 night stay at the Carrickdale staffwere so nice food exellant leisure club and gardens really nice Looking forward to going back Ann Pat.

Mary scored 5 / 5 on 16/08/2010

The hotel was lovely, clean, friendly and absolutely gorgeous food. The dinner in the evening was fabulous especially the deserts! Thank you so much for the lidl breaks, it was great to be able to stay in such a great place at such a bargain price, otherwise i would never have had the chance.

Tricia scored 4 / 5 on 10/08/2010

Carrickdale Hotel was a lovely experience. Staff were very helpful, efficient and very friendly. Food was wonderful. Easy access to the internet was ideal. The Leisure Centre and Spa were brilliant. Scenery is spectactular. Brilliant time!

Sheila scored 5 / 5 on 06/08/2010

just enjoyed a fantastic 3 night break in the carrickdale, it was fantastic value for money, staff very friendly and food yummy....lovely pool ...lovely gardens....will diffo return....thanks LIDL

Martin scored 4 / 5 on 03/08/2010

We had a two night break and we found the hotel excellent The staff are very friendly and and we had a lovley time. The food in the bar was excellent, breakfast was a bit hetic waiting for a table but it was a very busy weekend with weddings and we did not mind waiting. I would reccomend this hotel and its lovley staff we will be back. Excellent value for money!

Maggs scored 4 / 5 on 28/07/2010

we stayed at the hotel and spa in carrickdale recently, it was great, the staff were very friendly. i would highly recommend it to afriend.

Siobhan scored 5 / 5 on 28/07/2010

Absolutely loved this hotel...It was just me and boyfriend and we just chilled in the hotel for the weekend. Didn't get the chance to use the leisure centre but it looked amazing. The rooms were lovely, staff couldn't have been friendlier especially the girls behind reception, food in both the bar and restaurant was unreal, and the housekeeping staff were excellent as well. We got great value for money with the bed and breakfast deal. The hotel is actually closer to Newry which was amazing for shopping! Couldn't fault the hotel and would definitely go back!

Padraic scored 5 / 5 on 27/07/2010

4 Star

Padraic scored 5 / 5 on 27/07/2010

Stayed weekend of 24/25th July. Excellent service, very friendly staff. Lovely breakfasts. Decor in bedroom a bit dated. Padraic. Dublin

Stacey scored 1 / 5 on 23/07/2010

The accomodation was terrible the food was disgusting the only positive thing I can say about our stay is that the staff was lovely. We actually ended our stay a day early because it was so bad

Fiona scored 4 / 5 on 22/07/2010

Nice hotel with very friendly staff

Stephen scored 5 / 5 on 11/07/2010

The Lidi breaks were very good value, the food was excellent and we enjoyed our stay, would definetly take up this offer again

Joseph scored 5 / 5 on 10/07/2010

The stay was wonderfull I have the highest praise for all the staff and Iwill look forward to visiting the hotel again

Barbara scored 4 / 5 on 09/07/2010

I loved this hotel, the staff are its biggest asset, efficient & friendly. The food was excellent too, especially the breakfast, fantastic choice & beautifully cooked and there was a huge buffet of cold items as well. I've paid a lot more and got a lot less in many hotels. I'd happily recommend this hotel. Only one tiny thing, the rooms are a bit dated decor-wise but they are immaculately clean.

Brian scored 5 / 5 on 08/07/2010

Had a lovely time there. Nice hotel, great facilities. Good location. Friendly and helpful staff. Nice food.

Breege scored 5 / 5 on 06/07/2010

Hotel very nice. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food excellent. Would return. Breege Galway

Shay scored 5 / 5 on 05/07/2010

We recently stayed at the Carrickdale in a very spacious family room. The facilities at the Carrickdale are excellent for a hotel in this price bracket. While the decor in the rooms was a tiny bit dated, everything was clean & functional The leisure centre & gardens are superb & there's free wifi throughout the hotel. We used the Carrickdale as a base for exploring the Cooley peninsula and beyond (i.e. the Giants Causeway), therefore it's location was a huge success. Finally, I can't finish without giving a big thumbs-up to the staff throughout the hotel. We received a proper Cead Mile Failte, that can only be found in Ireland. Overall a very pleasant experience.

Marie scored 5 / 5 on 04/07/2010

Stayed in the Carrickdale Hotel on June Bank Holiday,had a fantastic time.The staff were very friendly and the rooms,swimming pool and dining room were so clean.The gardens are beautiful,took lots of photos there.All in all we will be back again ,had a really lovely time. M.Gaskin.

Anne scored 5 / 5 on 03/07/2010

15th May 2010 Fabulous hotel very friendly staff lovely double room. food excellent .music in bar on saturday night when we stayed there. beautiful garden for a stroll. .will definately be back again, highly recommended and good value for money.

Uli scored 5 / 5 on 02/07/2010

Stayed at Carrickdale with my gf during Bank Holiday weekend. It was fantastic, relaxing break. The staff was very helpful, friendly and attentive, rooms were clean and comfy, some of them face the nearby road though so if that bothers you I'd advise asking for the one at the back. There is also a lovely little garden which is nicely maintained. The weather wasn't good at the time we stayed but we werent bothered and made use of the leisure centre with swimming pool, bubble baths,steam room and a hammock ;) There is also wide range of spa treatments available. There was a bit of mix up with our bill at the end but it was all dealt with promptly and professionally so again thumbs up. All in all, I am recommending the hotel to those who'd like to relax a bit, maybe go shopping to nearby Newry and simply have a good time without breaking the bank. Lidl breaks offer really great value. Thanks.

Breda, scored 4 / 5 on 02/07/2010

Had a great 'girls' night away in May. Food, room, leisure centre, etc all much better than expected for price. Body wrap treatment was superb. Staff very accomodating and friendly. Will be back

Catriona scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010

Stayed recently for 1 night, food good, staff very friendly, relaxing homely atmosphere, beautiful gardens. Will come back soon again. Catriona

Maria scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010

We had a most enjoyable overnight stay in the Carrickdale. Accomodation was very clean and comfortable, Food both the evening meal and breakfast were excellent. Leisure Centre again very clean and well run and the gardens were a joy to stroll in. Well done to al for achieving very high standards considering there were at least 3 weddings being held in the hotel on Saturday plus all other visitors. We'll definitely be back.

M scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010

lovely night away . Food was fab, room was huge, friendly staff. Will visit again

Tracey scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010

Hotel was really nice - close to all the shops - beautiful spacious rooms - really nice leisure facilities - breakfast, while the food was nice it was mayhem - staff were very disorganised – this lead through to the dinner in the restaurant – food again was superb – but trying to get everything at the same time was tough – had a dirty fork but was left for the first half of the meal without – asked for wine list, vinegar and parmesan cheese – well we are still waiting. The girl at the reception kept pointing out that we were one a %u201CLidl Break%u201D and didn’t have the same menu choices as other customers – this again was stated several times at the dinner. Bar food was superb and very reasonably priced. Overall we had a brilliant weekend and would definitely visit again.

Vendee scored 4 / 5 on 29/06/2010

We loved every minute of our stay and look forward to our next visit. The lovely spacious bedroom, friendly staff and excellent food in the bar and restaurant made for a great weekend break. Hotel caters really well for couples and singles. The pool and spa area are great. Newry is a short 10 minute drive and offers good shopping. This hotel is well worth a visit and offers great value for money. Celine, Dublin.

Lisa scored 5 / 5 on 29/06/2010

Myself, my husband and son spend last wkend in the hotel, we were pampered bigtime by the staff who were so mannerly and friendly. The food was gorgeous. The room was lovely and most of all the hotel was very clean and tidy..................we will definately be going back before the summer ends.............such a bargain!!

A scored 5 / 5 on 29/06/2010

great food,great location,and the staff were fantastic, could not recomend this hotel enough.

Diane scored 4 / 5 on 29/06/2010

We had a lovely break, the room was of a high standard and although the menu choice was limited, the food was very good. The staff were very friendly, and the overall service was great, making for a very enjoyable stay. The Spa was very expensive compared to up North, so we decided to give it a miss, however swimming was fine. It is close to Newry so if the weather is inclement then a little retail therapy can be had! If the weather is fine, then perhaps a trip to Carlingford. Overall, value for money.

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