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Hillgrove Hotel, Leisure & Spa
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Monaghan
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“Comfortable Surroundings”
Reviewed 19 May 2005

This hotel was booked for me by my secretary and so I knew very little about the facilities or hotel in general. My stay was mid week as I was working in the area and my first reaction when entering the hotel was the buzz and atmosphere in the lovely large lobby and main bar. The pleasant lady checked me in and informed me of their bar and restaurant menus. I decided on eating in their main bar and was pleasantly surprised with a quite varied and nicely priced menu. Although there was no leisure facilities, I understand that they are in construction, I would return to the hotel again.

  • Stayed April 2005, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 May 2005

Just a quick note to highly recommend the Hillgrove Hotel Monaghan. I brought my family here to spend a relaxing weekend and we could not have asked for better. From start to finish the excellent staff in the Hillgrove made sure we had the weekend of our dreams.

  • Stayed April 2005
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2005

We had booked to stay in the Hilgrove Hotel a couple of weeks ago and then came across a review on this website. It put us off the Hotel as the review was terrable.

I am not sure if it is the same hotel or if the reviewer was having a bad day as we found the service was excelent, the room was fine (Clean, big with a very comfortable bed etc) and the food was great (especially the steak). The Bar was great crack with enough people to have fun without having to que for a drink. They did a great Irish Coffee as well.

Both my wife and my self found the staff where both helpful and well able to look after all our needs. Although the hotel is not a new hotel we found it very nice indeed.

We played golf at the Rossmore and the views as well as the golf where great.

Next time we are visiting the beautiful county of Monaghan we will be staying at the Hillgrove again.

  • Stayed March 2005
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7 Thank PeterandKaren-Dublin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2005

went to hillgrove hotel for a a short break with my wife 28th feb 2005 for
two days. we were given a free upgrade to a suite which contained a 4 poster bed and jacuzzi. The deal consisted of 2 nights b and b with one evening meal all for 89 euros each. This is a four star hotel and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.The food was first class as was the friendliness of the staff and the cleanliness of our room. Would reccommend this hotel to anyone for a break.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 February 2005

The Hillgrove, once a nice hotel in Monaghan - has seen better days. Very little seems to have been invested in it for quite some time.

Our room was very dated with a grubby bathroom in need of refurbishment. The bed throw was stained and to add insult to injury the room was freezing cold in the morning. I called reception to see if there was something wrong with the radiator in the room - was told it would be checked out - never heard back - upon check out we were told that the heating was on a timer!!! - hardly what you'd expect from a hotel?

After our dinner in the town, we returned to relax in the hotel - only to be greeted with vomit at the front door to the hotel - over indulgence at the wedding being held there. Not really the hotels fault but at the main entrance to the hotel things like that should be picked up immediately.

Breakfast was mediocre - had to serve yourself - in a dated dusty room - with staff in very dirty uniforms.

Overall the hotel is dirty, dated, with indifferent, untrained staff - an experience never to be repeated.

  • Stayed January 2004
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, Proprietor at Hillgrove Hotel, Leisure & Spa, responded to this review, 19 May 2005
In response to this very unfair comment about the Hillgrove Hotel, I would like to address the comments made. All of our bedrooms and en-suites have recently been extensively refurbished. The Restaurant is elegant, clean and spacious. The Hillgrove Hotel is modern, bright, luxurious and friendly, with excellent service and facilities. Why not come and see for yourself or visit our website on (commercial URL). Our website contains up-to-date photographs of the entire property. Any queries, please contact Audri Herron on (phone number) The Hillgrove Hotel - Majestically Magical.
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Additional Information about Hillgrove Hotel, Leisure & Spa

Property: Hillgrove Hotel, Leisure & Spa
Address: Old Armagh Road, Monaghan, Ireland
Region: Ireland > County Monaghan > Monaghan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Monaghan
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,169 - ₹ 13,281
Hotel Class:4 star — Hillgrove Hotel, Leisure & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 'Majestically Magical' 4 Star Hillgrove Hotel, Leisure & Spa is the ideal location for fabulous break away. Less than an hour's drive from Belfast and Dublin the Hotel boasts 87 beautifully decorated bedrooms, including Suites with Jacuzzis. Enjoy their fabulous Leisure Club with Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Steam Room, Sauna, Gym & Outdoor Hot Tub. You will love their luxurious Lir Spa & Wellness Centre and Hair at Hillgrove Hair Salon. The Hotel also has a superb Restaurant, Bistro, Bars, Banqueting Suites & Conference Centre. Specialising in Girlie Breaks, Murder Mysteries, Spa Packages and Family Breaks. 7 hours Free Kids Club every weekend and daily during school holidays. Bouncy Castle, Games Room, Play Areas & Outdoor Playground. Walking distance from Monaghan Town. The Hillgrove Hotel has been Awarded as the Number One Family Hotel in Ireland, Ulster's Best Wedding Venue, is Tripadvisor's Number 1 Hotel in Monaghan and in Top 25 Hotels in Ireland. Indulge and Enjoy! ... more   less 
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