For todays post we are reviewing The Westgrove hotel, Clane, Co. Kildare as part of our family friendly hotel reviews.
We arrived early and were impressed by the large foyer area which was very welcoming with comfy sofas and grand decor.
Greeted by a smiling receptionist; check in was prompt and efficient. We were soon on our way to our room.
We stayed in a family apartment, on the second floor, which is located inside the hotel, it consisted of two adjoining rooms, The first comprising of a TV, double bed and a camp bed and the next a lounge area with TV, sofa and a separate camp bed. The apartment also had a kitchenette, with a microwave and fridge-freezer (Perfect for holidaying with children) Wi-Fi was included in the apartment and throughout the hotel. On the children’s beds was a small backpack with sweets, an apple and juice which was a lovely touch, alongside a small box of chocolate and water and a handwritten note welcoming us to the hotel.
The apartment was large and comfortable, one drawback however was a distinct lack of air conditioning, a fan was provided in lieu of this.
The leisure club is accessible directly through the hotel on the ground floor. On arrival we were presented with fresh, clean towels and directed to the changing rooms, which were spacious and clean. The pool area consists of a Jacuzzi, a small children’s pool and a larger pool. There was great activity in the pool and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. This was by far one of the highlights of the hotel. The pool and surrounding area was clean and well maintained.
On the evening we arrived we dined in the Assaggio Italian restaurant in the hotel. The food was absolutely delicious, reasonably priced with an excellent children’s menu. The staff were very attentive and nothing was too much hassle. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Breakfast the next morning, consisted of a hot and cold buffet with a selection of cereals, pastries, bread, juices, and a wide variety of hot food. Again, the staff were very pleasant and made for an enjoyable dining experience.
The Groovies kids club is situated on the second floor of the hotel. The first evening we arrived the club were hosting “movie night” which is in a separate room off to the side of the main kids club,
and very well set up. The children were welcomed by two girls and offered sweets, popcorn and juice. The staff showed a keen interest and were very welcoming , and for those who didn’t want to watch the movie, they were invited to play games/ arts and crafts instead which was a nice touch. The kids club had a vast array of activities each day, with plenty to keep the little ones entertained.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in The Westgrove hotel and Spa, the stand out for us was the apartment which made our stay very enjoyable travelling with young children. The pool is a buzz of activity and we all had a great weekend.
Further hotel amenities include:
– Free parking
– 24hr reception
– Supermarket & pharmacy adjacent to hotel