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Castle Durrow

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Castle Durrow is located in the heart of the village. A fully restored, magnificent 300 year old Mansion with luxurious bedrooms each with their own atmosphere. Our restaurant is located in stunning south-facing rooms, decorated with mirrors and hand blocked wallpaper, our head chef creates delicious seasonal menus, popular with visitors and locals alike. We are a terrific place to relax and let romance and Guinness de-stress the mind and body in our cosy bar and reception rooms. In the Magnificent garden, with fabulous scented borders and a walled garden, from where our chefs pick their daily produce, you can stroll around for hours or have a more vigorous walk by the river and in the hills adjoining the castle. A stay at the castle with Dinner and some romance would not be complete without a beauty treatment in our salon , aptly named the Powder box !
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I have visited Castle Durrow twice in the last 2 months. It is without doubt a beautiful location and the interior is truly fabulous with a lovely atmosphere. However both times, my groups were subjected to an hour wait before being seated which is fine as there is a nice bar,
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Enjoyed a short stay in castle Durrow following a family lunch .. the castle wAs beautifully decorated creating a lovely ambience.. good food and lovely staff made our family lunch a memorable experience.. lovely room with views out over the garden
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Just back from a very relaxing break at this beautiful establishment, ate both in conservtory and in restaurant both lovely meals. The staff are really friendly and very efficient. My only slight criticism was our bed was too soft and I didn't sleep well, but that's personal
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castle never fails to dissappoint have been several times it's a building restored beautifully staff very friendly nd attentive food exceptional ambience so peaceful 5 star experience without the price
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Response from sstokesDurrow, Owner at Castle Durrow
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dearest Louse, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are constantly updating and making the Castle more beautiful ( I think!) , the staff genuinely likes looking after people. Although the Castle looks so prestigious and grand we want it to feel homely and our guests feel treasured. We are trying,in this expensive world ,to keep our prices affordable so that lots of people come to stay with us or have dinner, a drink and leave feeling they can come back more often then just once in a while. I am so pleased that you have shared this on your review. Kindest Regards, Shell
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Just returned after spending the New Year in Castle Durrow. Our Family of eleven, youngest aged one and eldest ninty, spent two lovely, memorable, days in the most ideal surroundings. The the place was magical. Top markes for the seasonal decor. But I feel the atmosphere is
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Hi Cliona , We designed Castle Durrow as a place for relaxation , our good food and walks around the gardens , to chill out and spend time with family or friends . Our Powder Box Salon offers very good value massages and facial treatments. We are a part of the loop walks , you can do a 6 km hike from the hotel . Durrow is a very pretty small village and Kilkenny City is 25 minutes away . I hope you will come and experience the Castle and love it like we do , Shell
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Is the hotel dog friendly?
Oh my goodness I never saw your question!! At this moment I am not yet , however I am working on it! I love dogs, I am just not sure how to go about making the hotel dog friendly. It is a difficult one as dogs are not allowed where food is being served. I will post on FB as soon as I am dog friendly!!!!
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Are the rose yard rooms nice?
Hi Bernard , Are you attending a wedding with us ? They roseyard rooms are really lovely . They are not in the main structure of the house , but you don't have to go outside as they are connected . If you come here in spring and summer , just outside is the most beautiful rose filled courtyard ! The rooms are close to the banqueting room . I hope you will come and stay with us , Kindest Regards, Shelly
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Hi , You can always explore the gardens on your own . During the week our gardeners are there from 8-5 and they'll always make time to chat to our guests . Or you can ask if Bart can meet up with you. I'm looking forward to welcome you to the castle. If you come at the weekend I would be delighted to show you the gardens myself if I'm around ! Kindest Regards, Shelly
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Myself and my husband stayed in one of the master rooms, Lady Hannah. Have to say, it was hands down the most beautiful room I've ever stayed in. Perfectly warm (something difficult to find in an old building such as Castle Durrow) and absolutely fabulous interior. Everything was done to make it feel like home away from home. Right down to the most comfy bed. Was almost tempted to bring it home with me !!
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"Of course we stayed in the honeymoon suite and it was absolutely fabulous! So spacious!"
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"Top, floor oriental room was cosy and quiet"
"Avoid until they remove all dead animals from their walls"
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