Stitch and Bear

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Great Value at the d Hotel, Drogheda

I've been hearing a lot of ads on the radio recently from hotels promoting their great rates. However, I've found that most of these great deals apply midweek - which is kind of impractical when you're working. When you use weekend dates, value is a good bit harder to find.

Therefore I was really surprised and pleased to find a fantastic deal on the website of the d Hotel in Drogheda. For €110 we got one nights stay in a king room, with dinner and bed & breakfast. The d hotel belongs to the same family as the g hotel in Galway, and although it's not in the same Philip Tracey-styled league, it's still smooth and sleek with a lovely seating area outside on the river decking.

Our dinner in the Viaduct Bar & Grill consisted of three courses from the Taste of Drogheda menu (€25 per head). I had vegetable tart with salad and orange oil for starters with steak for mains (€5 supplement). The steak was cooked beautifully but came with pepper sauce poured all over - not so nice. He went for spicy sweet potato soup and the salmon tagliatelle. We both chose the same dessert - pavlova and strawberries. We then moved on to the bar for some drinks before retiring early to get some shuteye.

Breakfast is a buffet with all that you'd expect. A quick trip to Scotch Hall shopping centre next door and we were ready to leave the d Hotel - recharged, rested, well-fed and quite happy with our affordable night away.

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