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The elbowroom escape

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Superior Double Room | Premium bedding, down duvets, memory-foam beds, individually decorated

Overview of The elbowroom escape

The elbowroom escape

4.0 star property
Mountain Donard lodge with restaurant

9.2/10 Superb

8 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Shared kitchen
Ballinclea, Donard, Wicklow
Main amenities
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Garden
  • Reception fireplace
  • Restaurants
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Terrace
  • Vending machine
  • Water dispenser
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Garden
  • Private bathroom
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - 55 min drive
  • Sallins and Naas Station - 31 min drive
  • Newbridge Station - 35 min drive
  • Athy Station - 35 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Toomey's Bar - 5 min drive
  • Byrne's Bar - 17 min drive
  • Olde Toll House The - 8 min drive
  • Juniors Bar Rathdangan :) - 17 min drive
  • Moynihans - 5 min drive

About this property

The elbowroom escape

The elbowroom escape offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 140 per vehicle one-way. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights at this upmarket lodge include a snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and breakfast.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon until 3:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and key retrieval information; your host will greet you
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 3:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle from 6:30 AM to 9:30 PM*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 9:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • BBQs
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared fridge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Mountain biking nearby

Working away

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Conference space (517 square feet)


  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services


  • Built in 1840
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Down duvet
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Memory-foam mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Limited housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 11 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 140 per vehicle (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 20 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve access to the hot springs

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.</p><p>Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

The elbowroom escape Lodge
The elbowroom escape Donard
The elbowroom escape Lodge Donard

Frequently asked questions

Does The elbowroom escape offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The elbowroom escape does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The elbowroom escape?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The elbowroom escape?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The elbowroom escape?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The elbowroom escape?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 6:30 AM to 9:30 PM on request. The charge is EUR 140 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The elbowroom escape?
You can check in from noon - 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The elbowroom escape and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as mountain biking. Additional recreation on-site includes yoga. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The elbowroom escape?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Good

It was in a beautiful location! However there was not much communication between the staff and myself. I had emailed about their additional services and never heard back, I checked in at 4:30 (online it said check in started at 4) and they had already left the property, so I was left alone with a note and no real description about how I could use the living room space and wood fire. It is a lovely place just a bit lonely to see no one during your entire stay and have no one else staying at the property for the night.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

MHM, 2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Nathalie, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The garden and property are so lovely. Enjoyed the cozy little dining cabin that's well stocked with yogurts, butter. milk etc. If you like to cook the kitchen is top notch. Its a self sustaining property with restaurants/stores about 20 mins away, best to bring things for meals & snacks if you plan to eat/prepare meals in.
KimG, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

What a gem! If you like to be off the beaten path, in a quiet peaceful environment, this is for you. The room was spotless, bed very comfortable and egg breakfast in cute dining hut was great. Took a nice hike right from the property.
1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect escape
amazing surroundings,so peaceful. Stylist minimal bedrooms. Breakfast on the go was delish, lots of locally made produce. Host was lively. can't wait to go back!!
Edel, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel for a getaway
Excellent location, with extremely helpful and friendly staff. Went the extra mile to ensure we had everything we needed, we had a really pleasant experience..
Robert, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Philip, 1-night business trip
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