We could use some help with anyone that has stayed in the vills at Adare Manor. We booked our tour through Sceptre Tours and are heading there in April 2012. We see from the fine print that there is no maid service, which is not a problem, but it also states that the Manor House is restricted to guests of the hotel only. I was just curious how strict they are with that rule ie; can you go in and have a drink at the bar, sit in the lobby or participate in any of the activities that the hotel offers. My wife and I were drawn in by the beauty of the hotel and the grounds and it would be a shame if we were not able to even see it. Also how far are the villas from the Manor House. Any help would be extremely helpful.