Things to do in Wexford

Wexford is the perfect location to visit all this historic region has to offer. Maldron Hotel Wexford is located only 4km from Wexford town and within a short driving distance of many of the areas tourist attractions.

Maldron Hotel Wexford is one of the nearest hotels to The Irish National Heritage Park and Johnstown Castle both of which are only a 5-minute drive from the hotel. Explore the county further and visit The Dunbrody Famine Ship, Kennedy Homestead and JFK Arboretum. Wells House and Gardens and Kia Ora Mini Farm offer a great day out for the younger members of the family. Why not explore the beautiful coastline and take in Hook Lighthouse, Loftus Hall and Kilmore Quay. There is so much to see and do in this beautiful county.

Irish National Heritage Park

A visit to the Irish National Heritage Park is like no other you can imagine. Take an incredible journey through 9,000 years of Ireland’s past with ringforts, crannogs and Viking houses and much more. Entertaining guided tours run daily during the summer season to ensure you get the most out of your visit. Why not pan for gold, shoot a Viking bow and arrow or simply relax with a coffee and pick up some gift ideas in their wonderful gift shop. Irish National Heritage Park is located less than a 3-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Wexford. Get tickets here.

Johnstown Castle and Gardens

The castle itself is currently undergoing refurbishment but you can still enjoy the splendour and history of the castle with a tour around the 20 hectares of stunning gardens with wonderful walks to suit all fitness levels. The Irish Agricultural Museum is also located on the grounds of the castle and is well worth a visit. Johnstown Castle is located only 6km from Maldron Hotel Wexford.

Loftus Hall

Experience an interactive tour and insight into the history of Irelands most haunted house. The 1870s abandoned mansion is well worth a visit to hear all about the local stories and history with the house. Loftus Hall is located on the Hook Peninsula and is 42km from Maldron Hotel Wexford. You can also visit the house’s private beach and take in the stunning views of the Wexford coastline. Nightly tours are available throughout the year with their annual Halloween tour being the most popular. Visit if you dare! Get tickets here.

Dunbrody Famine Ship & Irish Emigration Experience

Dunbrody Famine Ship is one of the premier tourist attractions in the Sunny Southeast. The experience is centred around an authentic reproduction of the 1840’s emigrant vessel which provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience. The experience incorporates a guided tour with costumed performers and themed exhibitions. Dunbrody Famine Ship is located in New Ross which is a 36km drive from Maldron Hotel Wexford.

Kennedy Homestead

The Kennedy Homestead is the birthplace of President John F. Kennedys great grandfather Patrick Kennedy. The homestead includes a unique cultural museum that is dedicated to the Kennedys who went away and the Kennedys who stayed at home. The Kennedy trail includes the Kennedy Homestead, Dunbrody Famine Ship and the JFK Arboretum. Located just outside New Ross just over 40km drive from Maldron Hotel Wexford.

JFK Arboretum

John F. Kennedy Arboretum is dedicated to the memory of the late 35th president of the United States of America. The park consists of 622 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens with over 4,500 types of trees and shrubs. The visitor centre houses exhibitions, guided tours and an audio-visual show as well as a miniature railway (seasonal), pony and trap, café and gift shop. Road access also provides stunning panoramic views from the top of Slieve Coillte (271 meter summit). Both attractions are only a 36km drive to Maldron Hotel Wexford.

Wells House and Gardens

Wells House and Gardens is a great Victorian house and gardens offering something for all generations of visitors from a house tour, garden tour, falconry, archery, two enchanted woodland walks, craft courtyard, animal farm and playground. Wells House and Gardens is open daily with a great calendar of events running throughout the year and is located 32km from Maldron Hotel Wexford.

Hook Lighthouse

The present structure of Hook Lighthouse is estimated to be 800 years old and is the oldest intact operational lighthouse in the world. Hook Lighthouse offers guided tours all year round and is one of the top attractions along Ireland Ancient East. During the guided tour, you will have the opportunity to climb the 115 steps to the spectacular views from the lighthouse balcony. A walk along the coastline so you can take in the beautiful Wexford coastline is a must. Hook Lighthouse is located 43km from the hotel along the amazing South East Coastal Drive.

Tintern Abbey

The ruins of Tintern Abbey are well worth a visit during your stay at Maldron Hotel Wexford. This 12th century Cistercian abbey was founded by William Marshall and is named after Tintern in Wales. The ruins today include a tower, chapel and cloister as well as stunning wooded walks around the grounds of the abbey. Guided tours are available during peak season and last up to 45 minutes. Tintern Tea Rooms are also open daily. Tintern Abbey is located only a 29km drive from Maldron Hotel Wexford.

Wexford Beaches

Visit Wexford, the land of beaches and festivals with over 275km of beautiful coastline to explore. Our world famous beaches are worth a visit when staying at Maldron Hotel Wexford.

Hook Head Adventures

For the more daring of our guests, why not explore the stunning Wexford coastline with Hook Head Adventures. Explore the Hook Penninsula and the southeast coastline with a wide range of water activities including sea cave kayaking, sunset kayaking, family friendly sea kayaking, coasteering, surfing and stand up paddle boarding lessons, as well as guided bicycle tours.

Only a 30-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Wexford, we are sure you won’t be disappointed!

Hazelwood Stables

There are plenty of outdoor activities to do in Wexford when staying at Maldron Hotel Wexford. Hazelwood Stables is in Rosslare Harbour and is only a 20-minute drive from the hotel. They provide riding lessons and beach treks. They cater for all ages and levels and are open all year round.

Upcoming Wexford Festivals

Wexford is a hive of activity throughout the year so plan your visit around the many festivals and events that attract both visitors and locals alike for fun and entertainment. Such festivals including Wexford Opera Festival, Fringe Festival, Spiegeltent Festival and many more. Our Wexford events guide will keep you up to date with all that’s happening in Wexford.

About Maldron Hotel Wexford

Located on the edge of Wexford town, Maldron Hotel Wexford is perfectly situated as an ideal base to explore this wonderful region and all that Irelands Ancient East has to offer. With 108 contemporary designed bedrooms, Club Vitae Leisure facilities and Body and Soul treatment rooms combined with complimentary parking and unlimited Wi-Fi, we are the perfect place from which to explore the sunny south east of Ireland. Our family-friendly facilities include outdoor playgrounds, mini golf course and Crafty Kids Camp during school holidays. Maldron Hotel Wexford is located within a 20 minutes’ drive of Rosslare Euro port making us the ideal location on your arrival to Ireland.

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Common Questions

  • Location & Parking

    Is there car parking at the hotel?

    Yes, we provide complimentary car parking as well as on-site coach parking for hotel residents and guests. Paid parking is available for guests not using the hotel facilities at a charge of €5 per day. Vehicles are parked at their own risk in the hotel carpark. Please contact the hotel directly on +353 (0)53 917 2000 for terms and conditions.

    How far am I from Wexford town centre?

    Maldron Hotel Wexford is approximately a 5-minute drive from Wexford town.

    How far am I from the main shopping areas?

    Maldron Hotel Wexford is approximately a 5-minute drive from the main shopping area of Wexford town where you will find many chain stores as well as local boutiques for all your shopping needs.

    Are there transport links to the ferry port nearby?

    Yes, we can arrange a private taxi transfer at an additional charge on your behalf or there is a public transport service from Wexford Town to the ferry port.

    How far is the hotel from Rosslare Ferryport?

    The hotel is located only a 20m drive from Rosslare Ferryport.

  • Hotel Services

    What time is check-in?

    Guests can check-in daily from 4 pm. Early check-in may be available subject to availability. Please contact reservations on +353 (0)53 917 2000 to check availability.

    Can I get an early check-in?

    Earlier check-in is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed until the day of arrival. Please contact the hotel directly on +353 (0)53 917 2000 if you need to arrange an early check-in.  Guaranteed check-in is from 4 pm on your day of arrival.

    How late can I check into the hotel?

    Guest must check-in before 11 pm. Please phone ahead if you will be arriving at the hotel later than this.

    What time is check-out?

    Guest must depart by 12 pm unless a late check-out has been arranged. This is subject to a supplement charge and availability. Please contact reservations on +353 (0)53 917 2000 to check availability.

    Is there somewhere I can leave my bag if I arrive early, or need to collect it after I check out?

    Yes, you can leave your luggage with the reception until your room is ready or you are ready to depart.

    Is there a laundry service available?

    Yes, have your laundry with us before 10 am and you’ll have it back the next day. Please note that charges do apply.

    What do I do if I left some items behind in the hotel?

    If you have left any items behind following your stay, please contact the hotel team directly on +353 (0)53 917 2000 and we will endeavour to return the items to you in the post.

    What is Make It Maldron and how do I sign up?

    Book directly on the Maldron Hotel Wexford website and receive €10 off each booking each night as a thank you (excludes sale and promotional special offers). Sign up today by visiting our ‘Make It Maldron’ page and join in 3 simple steps to ensure your discount is applied to all future online bookings.

  • Rooms

    Does the hotel have Wi-Fi?

    Yes, complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and in all bedrooms.

    Are pets allowed at the hotel?

    No pets are not allowed in the hotel, with the exception of guide dogs.

    Are there hairdryers in the bedrooms?

    Yes, all our bedrooms are equipped with hairdryers.

    Is there a safe in my room?

    No, we do not provide safes in our bedrooms. However, safety deposit boxes are available for guest use at the reception.

    Is there a fridge in the room?

    A minority of our family bedrooms have fridges. If you require a fridge during your stay, please inform us at reservations stage as fridges are subject to availability.

    Are there ironing facilities in the room?

    Yes, all our bedrooms have an iron and an ironing board in the bedrooms for guest use.

    Do you have interconnecting rooms?

    Yes, we do have interconnecting rooms. Please enquire directly with the hotel to confirm availability.

    Can I get a cot/camp bed for my child?

    Yes, we supply cots and camp beds free of charge. Please note that these must be mentioned at the time of booking and are subject to availability.

    Are there smoking rooms in the hotel?

    No, we operate a smoke-free policy in Maldron Hotel Wexford and therefore we do not have smoking rooms. Please note that a failure to adhere to this policy will result in an additional cleaning charge.

    Do you supply travel adapters?

    Yes, they are available to purchase in the hotel.

  • Dining

    How much is breakfast if not included in my room rate?

    Our Grain & Grill restaurant serves a full vitality breakfast for €14.00 per adult and €7.00 per child. Breakfast is served midweek from 7.00 am – 10.00 am, and at weekends and bank holidays from 7.00am – 10.30am.

    Is Grain & Grill restaurant open every night for dinner?

    Yes, Grain & Grill Restaurant is open for dinner 7 nights a week offering a full dinner menu.

    Do you serve food in the Grain & Grill bar and lounge?

    Yes, we serve a full bar food menu from 12.00 noon – 9.30 pm 7 days a week.

  • Booking

    Can I cancel my booking?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Wexford offers free cancellation up to 48hrs before the arrival date of your booking. Some special offers and key dates outlined in the terms and conditions may specify a special cancellation policy applicable to that offer/date. These terms will be outlined in the terms and conditions.

    What is the cancellation policy?

    Maldron Hotel Wexford offers free cancellation by 2pm (local hotel time) 48 hours prior to the day of arrival. In the event of a no-show or cancellation within this time period, the hotel will charge the first night rate to the credit card used as a guarantee or in the event of a deposit being paid, this will be non-refundable. Please contact the hotel directly for cancellation policies on pre-pay, 3rd party and group bookings on +353 (0)53 917 2000.

    What age are children for the purpose of hotel packages?

    Under 12’s are considered to be children.

    How do I make a group booking?

    For best available group rates please contact the hotel directly via phone on +353 (0)53 917 2000.

    Do I need a credit card to make a booking?

    To make a booking, a valid credit or debit card is required to guarantee your reservation.

    Will my credit/debit card be charged on booking?

    Bookings require a credit card for guarantee only unless in cases where this is otherwise stated. For some special offers and specific dates, full payment is required at time of booking but these terms will be outlined in the special offer terms and conditions of the booking. You will be required to authorise your credit card upon check-in but this is for security purposes only and you can choose your preferred payment option on departure. Please note pre-authorisation cannot be done on debit cards and payment will be required on check-in if a credit card is not available.+

    Can I claim back on the Stay and Spend Tax Credit Scheme?

    Our hotel is registered for the Stay and Spend Tax Credit Scheme. If you stay with us between 1st October 2020 and 30th April 2021 you can claim up to €125 under this scheme, please see for details.

  • Facilities

    What are the opening hours of the leisure facilities?

    Club Vitae opens from 7am – 9pm Monday to Friday and from 9am – 7pm at weekends. Please note children are permitted to use the facilities until 7pm on weekdays and 6pm on weekends. The Club Vitae facilities include a 20m swimming pool, separate kids pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room as well as a fully equipped gym. Body and Soul treatment rooms are open 7 days a week.

    Does the hotel offer family facilities?

    Yes, we offer an outdoor play area, mini-golf and we have family activities for all school holidays. Please confirm kids’ activities timetable with the hotel. Minimum numbers are required to run the kids’ activities and pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

    Is the hotel accessible?

    Yes, we are proud to be verified as offering very good levels of accessibility throughout our hotel. Please click the button below for full details or contact us if you would like any additional information.

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