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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

9.2/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
Ballinclea, Donard, Wicklow

Guests rated this location 9.5/10 - Exceptional

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThe Wicklow Way30 min drive
  • Popular LocationBlessington Lakes42 min drive
  • Popular LocationLugnaquilla43 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Donard, The elbowroom escape is in a rural area and in the mountains. Russborough House is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Wicklow Mountains National Park and Lugnaquilla. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like mountain biking.

What's nearby

  • The Wicklow Way - 30 min drive
  • St Kevin's Bed - 37 min drive
  • Blessington Lakes - 42 min drive
  • Lugnaquilla - 43 min drive
  • Teampall na Skellig - 52 min drive

Getting around

  • Sallins and Naas Station - 31 min drive
  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - 55 min drive


  • 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

4-star lodge in the mountains
Located close to Lugnaquilla, The elbowroom escape provides a return airport shuttle, a terrace and a firepit. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a garden and conference space.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • Free self-parking
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), a water dispenser and wedding services
  • Tour/ticket information, barbecues and coffee/tea in reception
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the breakfast
Room features
All guestrooms are individually furnished, and boast comforts such as premium bedding, in addition to amenities such as free WiFi.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, memory foam beds and down duvets
  • Bathrooms with showers and hairdryers
  • Communal kitchens, electric kettles and limited housekeeping



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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge) from 6:30 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 9:00 AM–11:00 AM: EUR 11 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Vending machine
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference space (517 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 2


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Massages


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down duvet
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Memory-foam mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

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Check-in from noon - 3:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

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

Access methods

Host will greet you, key retrieval


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 20 per night.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for continental breakfast: from approximately EUR 11 per person
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 140 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds and access to the hot springs
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

This property does not have a Ireland Tourist Board rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

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Frequently asked questions

Is The elbowroom escape pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at The elbowroom escape?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The elbowroom escape?

Check-in is from noon - 3:00 PM.

What time is check-out at The elbowroom escape?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM.

Does The elbowroom escape provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs 6:30 AM-9:30 PM on request. A fee of EUR 140 per vehicle applies.

Where is The elbowroom escape located?

Situated in the mountains, this lodge is within 16 mi (25 km) of Russborough House, Wicklow Mountains National Park and Lugnaquilla. Blessington Lakes and The Wicklow Way are also within 25 mi (40 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The elbowroom escape and receive a full refund?

Yes, The elbowroom escape offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The elbowroom escape cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Okay

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service
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.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

8/10 Good

Nathalie, Dublin

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

10/10 Excellent

KimG, Redmond

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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!!
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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..
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in May 2018