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“Our wedding at The Haven”

We held our wedding ceremony and reception at the Haven Hotel (30.12.16). From our first meeting with Paul we knew we were going to be in great hands. Absolutely nothing was too big an ask. Paul organised all our music, recommended suppliers and made suggestions on our menu. All of which turned out fantastically.

The amazing Sharon looked after all our accommodation and wedding day needs. She has the ability to magic up anything from babysitters to extra beds at the drop of a hat, again nothing too big an ask. Rooms in the house were exceptional and all our guests loved their digs for the night.

Our Wedding Reception meal was out of this world with our guests still raving about both the Beef and the Seafood pie.

Service was fantastic, with all the staff going out of their way for our guests. Special shout out especially to Karen, Judy and Jason who made sure the celebrations ran smoothly right to the very end of the night.

All in all, we had THE most wonderful, stress free, perfectly planned and well executed Wedding day. It was a dream ❤

We would highly recommend the Haven Hotel and look forward to coming back for a visit in the summer.

The Hayes family.
Stayed January 2017, travelled with family

“Wonderful lunch, wonderful view!”

We stopped at The Haven after renting a house in the village. The lunch there really sealed the deal. Delicious chowder, wonderful cottage pie and the view out of the restaurant window was gorgeous, even in December!! The server and the other staff were super friendly. It is closed until February 10th 2017 for a short holiday but we anxiously await its reopening!

“Christmas Party”

Fantastic venue, we went here on our Christmas night out and had a fantastic night. Great selection on the menu and food was very good. Staff were very friendly to deal with. Everything was just perfect. Everyone had a very enjoyable evening and night. Would highly recommend!

“Old world elegance and good food”

It is wonderful to see that this hotel is now open year round. It is a beautiful building with lots of character and has retained its original features, We had a light lunch here that was excellent value and served by a staff member that enjoyed her job and had great knowledge of the building. The owners are lucky to have staff like this. Yet another place to add to your list of places to return to.

“Golfing Weekend”

Stayed here with 12 hungry golfers in September.We certainly were not hungry when we left. On both evenings I had fish for the main course.

Fresh fish is a big ask for any restaurant and I am glad to say that The Haven surpassed my expectations. Other members of the group had a variety of dishes and no complaints from anyone.

“Gluten and dairy intolerant”

Fantastic place to stay. The service was great thanks to Sharon who makes everything possible. Loved every moment of our stay. I’m gluten and dairy intolerant and was pleasantly surprised that they offered gluten free bread and soya milk! The food was fabulous. We were there for a wedding and would consider going back just for the butternut soup and seafood pie. Highly recommend the rooms with sea view.

 What can we say about the lads in the Haven Hotel, to Sharon, Paul, Jason and all the magnificent staff, thank you so much for making us and our wedding guests feel so at home over the course of our wedding weekend.
To Sharon and Paul thank you both for being so easy to deal with over the course of the two years leading up to the big day. Nothing was ever an issue, you were always at the end of the phone and you made us both feel so relaxed knowing that we were in safe hands.

The Haven truly makes for the most fantastic wedding setting, with so many of our guests being blown away by the picturesque location of the hotel, with its breathtaking sea views, old-world charm and newly updated decor.
The day went off without a hitch, from our outside ceremony, to our drinks reception with music recommended by Paul, our fabulous meal, (people are still talking about the beef and the hake), and the long night of drinking and dancing it really was the most special day.
The outside BBQ the next day was the perfect way to recover after the night before and the constant flow of music kept everyone entertained for the evening.

In short we could not recommend The Haven highly enough and we really want to thank you guys for making it the best weekend of our lives.
Roll on the next party!!

All our Love,
Evelyn and Alan
22nd July 2016

To The Kelly Family and all the staff at The Haven Hotel

Thank you so much for a perfect weekend and for making our wedding such a blast!
Your help, kindness and hospitality stood out so much – you really did make our weekend.
You made everything look so easy and we will never forget your kindness.

We couldn’t have asked for anything more…

Rory and I had our wedding at the Haven in May 2016. Sharon, Paul and the team offer an exceptional service, which takes the stress out of wedding planning from the very beginning, so we never felt like there was anything to worry about.
Everything was sorted out before we even thought of it!
We exchanged vows outside on the lawn overlooking the sea so the location couldn’t have been more perfect.
The food, the food, the food….I don’t think there was a single person without complements to the chef and complements to the amazing staff before during and after dinner.
The bands were amazing  – we had three and lots of people were raving about the music. But we didn’t book them – Paul did. We just told him what we liked music wise and we had a jazz band, a rock band AND and trad band.
Two months on, and some of our guests have already made their way back to Dunmore East to stay in the newly refurbished Haven now that they know about this little gem in such a beautiful village.

I simply cannot recommend The Haven enough  – it is a superb place with atmosphere bursting from the seams and with the personalities of Sharon, Paul and the gang to match. For us, there simply is no place that will ever come even close.

Thank you!

Love Tina & Rory

To Sharon & Team,

Thank you so much for all your hard work and patience with “Team Marg and Jen”.
We actually enjoyed the whole “getting ready” process and were so lucky to have such great help from you guys – of course the magnificent venue helped too!

Lots of love

Marg & Jen “The Pest” Clooney!!

Hi Paul, Karen & Sharon

Thank you for making our evening of the 17th so special.
The food was fabulous, the service outstanding on the night with Paul, Karen and your team.
Everyone really enjoyed your hospitality and friendly staff.

Kind Regards

Thomas & Samantha Hoban

Thank you so much for a wonderful day yesterday, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the food and service were excellent!
Great to see you open again and looking fabulous.

Best of luck with everything.

The O’Tooles

Sunday was a lovely and special day for us, the first of many I hope.
The Haven now has it all – the ramp entrance and wheelchair accessible bedroom and toilets will make it a pleasure fo anyone in a wheelchair coming for a holiday break.

Best regards

J Heffernan

Pat and I want to say a big thank you to all the Kelly family involved in the running the Haven Hotel.

A huge thank you to ALL the Staff working there. Nothing was two much trouble to make all of us happy. The weather was very kind to us and we could not have been in a more wonderful place in the world. Sharon and Paul particularly made all the planning etc very easy going, (so I was told).

So thank you all. Much love…

Pat and Pat. XXXXX

We can honestly say we had the most amazing day (days!) in The Haven. The beautiful setting, wonderful hard working staff and stunning weather made our day so perfect. We actually couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful place to have our reception. Everyone is still talking to us about the food too – it was SPECTACULAR!! Having just gotten hitched, we can see what people were saying about “What a come down” afterwards. We really know what they were talking about now – but the memory of the day and that amazing view that we woke up to the next morning from our gorgeous room is going to keep us going for a while!! Paul, Sharon and team really couldn’t have done anymore for us – Thank you for being such an integral part of what we can honestly say was (and attempting to not be too cheesy!) THE BEST DAY OF OUR LIVES!

Jenny and Jamie Walsh

My husband and I decided to do a destination wedding specifically at the Haven Hotel. We flew over 18 guests from the US to Ireland our special day. Every last guest had a wonderful time. The staff at the Haven are kind and accommodating. They are there to make your experience wonderful. It is a family owned and operated business, so their attention to detail is tremendous, because it is much their home as it is yours.

The best things about The Haven are the view, the live music, and the FOOD. Some of the best food in Ireland. Professional chefs have an extensive traditional Irish menu, with the freshest seafood. Not only did we have the best wedding food at The Haven, our dinner was the best meal of the whole trip.

Erin, Florida

I returned to the haven after an absence of over 10 years and it certainly didnt dissappoint.my wife an I returned minus our 2 children as they are now grown up an go on there on hols. What a place this is brilliant food and the staff are 1st class. Nothing is too much trouble with Sharon always at hand to solve any probs,Jason manning a well stocked bar an Paul running things from the food kitchen, a truly run family business. It was also great to meet Mrs. Kelly and the rest of the family. Yes The Haven is truly a haven for a break. The entertainment was great on our visit an as it tied in with the world cup final, we were treated to a samba night which was fantastic. A must visit if your in Sunny Dunmore East. Will return, cant wait.

Davy and Irene Pogue, Belfast.

SO RELAXING. Husband and I just back from this lovely hotel the food was fantastic, as were the staff. We have never had roast beef like it! We will be back in the next few weeks – it’s home from home. I would highly recommend this hotel for families or couples and a great hotel for weddings or functions !

Ashley 009 Wicklow

Mothers Day dinner in The Haven, food was fabulous and the service was great. Kids were entertained in the play room/ outdoor play area all day, will definitely be back soon, thanks to all at The Haven
Tim, Waterford.

I always return to The Haven at least once a year, the Kelly family who run the hotel have become personal friends, but this is not unusual I have spoken to many people who have stated at the hotel and they all feel the same. Spent a week at the hotel in may while playing in the Dunmore East Golf Classic and as usual can not fault the hotel as to food, service and entertainment. I will return.

 

Brian J, Manchester.

Just a quick thank you to all of the Staff at The Haven. I have a young family and the staff catered for us very well. The food was fantastic and the prices were very reasonable. When in Dunmore again next year, we’ll be returning to The Haven for sure.

 

Mark and Family Birmingham, UK.

Dunmore East was the most beautiful village we have ever stayed in in Ireland but what made our stay here so good was our accomodation at The Haven Hotel. The food here was amazing fresh fish and the roast rib of beef was THE BEST we have ever tasted. It is definatley a must for anybody sampling the menu here. Its a family run hotel and we found both the staff and the kelly family to be more than courtious and helpful. It oozes character and charm and is the total opposite of your new corporate hotels. This is a place to relax and enjoy the uninterupted views across the water to wexford. Its location is the best in the south east. We will be back many more times!!

MAPLE778, Dublin.

I travelled to Dunmore East a week ago to visit family and we went to the Haven Hotel for a meal. What a lovely Hotel! great food, reasonable prices and the service was excellent. It’s a nice family run hotel and you get a real feel for the local hospitality, we will certainly be back!
Howth56, Dublin.

We just spent the most wonderful 3 days in Dunmore East. The Haven Hotel is run by the Kelly family and they couldn’t have been more welcoming. Paul, the chef, cooks the most delicious meals and Jason, the bartender pours a great drink. Sharon, their sister, keeps the hotel running. The views were magnificent but it is the people who make it so special. We were only there 3 days but felt like family after one!

Citrus2013, Utah.

Just back from an amazing stay at The Haven. We have stayed in so many hotels and never have we had such a welcome before. This hotel is a step back in time. A period country mansion by the sea. When we arrived we were brought up to our room by a very nice lady. Wow, what a room, what a view. We were in room 2 called Josie’s room. Absolutely magnificent. Four poster bed, original shutter bay windows with a balcony overlooking the seafront. I could’ve stayed there forever. Had a bite to eat (delicious) and a few drinks outdoors. Such a fabulous setting, very therapeutic. Got breakfast the next morning in the room and it was sheer heaven looking out at the glorious view from our comfy bed. Even though the hotel is the best we have come across in Ireland, it’s the staff and service that makes this hotel what it is. They couldn’t do enough for us. Nothing was a problem. Always greeted with a smile and so helpful. We can’t wait to return and you’d me mad not to stay here as you’re only missing out if you stay elsewhere. A massive thank you to the wonderful staff, a lot of hotels could take a leaf out of your book.
Louise & Mark

The Haven Hotel is the most relaxing place you could stay in. Spend a weekend in the Haven Hotel in August Had a great time there with my family.The food was great, and the staff were all very nice and helpful.The bar staff are great .It a very relaxing place to stay.

Colear

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