I'm a little surprised at another review I saw complaining about the continental breakfast. That's exactly what it was and not only does their web site state that, it was reiterated when I made my reservation. It was just fine for us- a nice break from the full Irish was had nearly everywhere else we stayed.
We checked in after getting lost (due to our GPS, should have just followed the signs) and the guy working the front desk was very helpful and friendly. We joked around with him a while and he made sure we knew about the attractions in the area and how to get to them without getting lost. We unpacked a bit, and not wanting to drive anymore, went down to get some supper. We got a really excellent Irish stew with so much wonderful lamb as well as bread and tea and dessert for 10 euro each. It was in fact the best lamb stew I had in Ireland.
Our room was very comfortable and quiet and a great deal at 55 euros for a twin room. The WiFi worked great in the common areas. The only drawbacks were not great coffee- tasted like instant (I learned to just drink tea in Ireland), the bathroom steamed up quite a bit (minor inconvenience), and the beds were on wheels so they moved around a bit. The great staff more than made up for these small issues.
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Formerly an old farmhouse, Newgrange Lodge provides a unique venue the offer hotel accommodation and traditional Irish hospitality at bed and breakfast rates to both groups and the independent traveler alike. We are located opposite the world famous Heritage site of Newgrange, a tomb pre-dating the pyramids and Stonehenge by 400 years. ... more less
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