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The Old Presbytery Reviews

The Fairgreen, Rathdrum, Wicklow, Ireland

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171 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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The heating didn't work, it was super cold and dirty.

  • 5th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We greatly regret your disappointment with your stay with us. We take note of your comments but would have appreciated you mentioned these to us during your stay. We strive constantly to give guests a good experience. Best Wishes Harry


Very friendly guardian. Staff is very welcoming, the best I had so far. The place is quite far from everything, but it is not like there is a lot around. The place is beautiful, and it is generally clean. I would recommend! =)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Claudio. Very many thanks for your stay with us. I will pass on your kind comments to the staff. They will be pleased. I hope you may be able to return to Rathdrum in Co Wicklow sometime in the future. Best Wishes.Harry


Friendly and very helpful staff

  • 5th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
John. Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. I will pass on your kind comments to John and Joel. Harry


We ordered the Private Twin room and got the 4 bunk beds room. The bed is not comfortable. But the location is great, very close to Hidden Valley and Glendalough. It is not expensive anyway.

  • 29th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us.We appreciate your comments and will note the need to improve our facilities for guests. Harry


The Old Presbytery provided a quiet place for us to enjoy a few restful days. We found the kitchen facilities to be great, with lots of space for cooking and eating and ample storage for food we brought in. We were in a private twin room and ended up with a double bed/twin bed bunk combo which was great!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Emma. Many thanks for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We constantly strive to improve the experiences for our guests.I hope you may return to us sometime in the future. Harry


It was not clean. Sheet cover not changed: regular and pubic hair!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We regret that you were disappointed with the facilities. We assure you that all bed linens are laundered and changed every day. We will none the less ensure more vigilant inspections in the future. Harry


I booked a twin private, paying a price of what would normally include include breakfast as well. Instead, I had a room full of bunk beds, which was not at all what I was expecting from my booking. Very disappointed, feel that I was misinformed about the room per the website.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks for these comments. We are really sorry about the confusion about your room. We provided a large en suite room for this couple which was entirely private to them. We done this to provide for the twin requirement. We greatly regret that you were disappointed with this room which is usually very popular. Best Wishes Harry

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