We use this hotel a lot for some rest and relaxation but have found that it has taken a turn for the worse when it comes to the choices for your inclusive dinner if you opt for say 2 nights B&B and one dinner, when you look at the menu almost everything has a supplement added if you want it which defeats the purpose !!! Its kinda cheeky really people your food menu should be designed that you dont have to cash out more than you already have to stay in this hotel. I understand cashing out extra for a fillet but you have to dole out for almost everything on the menu except for perhaps the vegetarian option.
Last year the hotel had a better menu if you decided to have your meal in the bar, order 2 main courses and get a pint/glass of wine free and it wasnt so heavily supplemented. Might be an idea to bring this back in. Because of this we have opted to go elsewhere for a 2 night break where we know we wont have to cash out more on top of the supposed "included" dinner in our package. Sorry Glenview but you need to step up to the plate excuse the pun.
Also the leisure centre after 2.30pm - good luck for some peace and relaxation - the place becomes JAMMED with kids and their Mum's so you have to go to the leisure centre well before 2 to have any sort of rest and relaxation time, its a pity because the water suite is so nice. Dont know how the hotel would get around this as it is a source of income for them but its not condusive to a relaxating environment for the hotel patrons. As for the gym, it stinks of stale sweat and Im almost sure that is emminating from the carpet - the gym needs a good top to toe. Im not a picky patron, its just that my money is hard hard earned and I wont be spending it anymore in the Glenview, there are plenty more hotels out there that offer so much more for the same money.
Pity such a nice hotel is not so nice anymore :-/
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Glenview Hotel and Leisure Club is a 4 star Luxury Hotel in County Wicklow set on over 30 acres of woodland walks, beautiful gardens and located in the heart of The Garden of Ireland.The Glenview Hotel is located at Junction 9 Glen o' the Downs on the N11.Situated just off the M50 motorway, The Glenview Hotel is only 25 miles driving distance from Dublin City Centre and 30 miles from Dublin Airport.The Glenview Hotel and Leisure Club Wicklow, nestled in the stunning and breathtaking surroundings of The Glen of The Downs and overlooking the Wicklow Mountains is the perfect destination for leisure breaks, activity breaks, meetings, events and weddings in Wicklow. The Glenview Hotel is situated in the scenic garden of Ireland and is the ideal location for your break within a 10 minute drive of Powerscourt House & Gardens in Enniskerry and some of Wicklow’s finest golf courses.The Glenview Hotel in Wicklow offers excellent service in elegant surroundings which makes it a comfortable setting whether it is for business or leisure.Where style and grace meet country hospitality.Glenview Hotel Wicklow features;• 70 deluxe bedrooms including the penthouse suite • Excellent conference, meeting and banqueting facilities• Woodlands Restaurant and Conservatory Bistro and Bar • Extensive Leisure Club with outdoor hot tub. • The Haven Beauty Treatment Suites • Scenic woodland walk & gardens • Complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel• The Glenview Hotel is a great location, just off the M50 on exit 9 off the N11, south of Bray in County Wicklow. ... more less
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