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Mount Juliet Estate
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Thomastown
Certificate of Excellence
OC, Oregon
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44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Heaven on earth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2011

My Husband and I had the wonderful delight of staying at Mount Juliet in Sept 2006. We still think of it often as our place for a wonderful vacation.
He is an avid golfer and I am an avid equestrian--at Mount Juliet we could enjoy our individual passions and then meet in the pub for meals and sight seeing.

Mount Juliet offers a high bar for attention to detail and guest relations--I absolutely adore this spot in Ireland. I cant recommend it any higher!

Room Tip: We loved staying in Hunters Yard--not as formal as the house and lovely garden views
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Melissa B
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Carlow, Ireland
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108 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2011

My wife and I stayed in Mt.Juliet for a couple of nights recently and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The estate is huge and long walks or bike rides (bikes freely available) can be taken throughout the grounds including the stud. The highlights were the excellent dinner in the Lady Kendall restaurant and the friendly, informal welcome that we received. The only gripe was that the room, which was located in the seperate Clubhouse complex, was not quite up to the standard of the rest of the resort but in saying that I would still rate the room as a decent 4 star standard. The resort is not cheap but in this case you definitely get what you pay for and we look forward to our next visit there. Btw we didn't play golf on this occasion but it goes without saying that the course is absolutely fantastic and formerly hosted the WGC and other significant events.

Room Tip: Hotel rooms in the house are probably of higher quality but are therefore more expensive.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank donalmca
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MountJulietG M, General Manager at Mount Juliet Estate, responded to this review, 6 October 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at Mount Juliet. I am very pleased to read that you and your wife enjoyed your visit, and in particular, your dining experience in Kendals Restaurant. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you both back on your next visit.

Kind regards,


William Kirby
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New York, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2011

I stayed at Mt. Juliet for two nights on a recent trip to Ireland. This hotel is an old estate on many beautifully manicured acres. The service and setting was top notch. We stayed in the old converted stables (versus the main clubhouse) and found the room spacious and quiet. We only ate breakfast at the hotel, but it was divine and the rooms in the main house are very regal. Only complaint was that the equestrian center had no available horses left for riding, so book the activities early. Looking forward to going back and staying longer.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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MountJulietG M, General Manager at Mount Juliet Estate, responded to this review, 26 September 2011
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your recent review of Mount Juliet. I am delighted that you had an enjoyable stay with us and thank you for your remarks. I am sure on your next visit you will get the opportunity to experience our equestrian facilities. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Kind regards,


William Kirby
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thousand oaks, calif
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2011

Mt Juliet is gorgeous, but not stuffy or formal. The main house enjoys a stunning location, with beautiful public rooms and to-die-for views over a river and extensive horse pastures. Bedrooms are (mostly) very spacious with ultra-comfortable beds. Breakfast in the Lady Helen dining room is delicious - with a cold buffet and hot food ordered a la carte off an extensive menu card. Order the Oatmeal, and it'll come with a shamrock design! Service throughout the Estate is courteous and cordial. If you meet the Estate Manager, Eamonn (or go fishing with him...), ask him about a visit to the kennels, where dozens of Irish Foxhounds will welcome you (literally) with howls of delight! There are puppies, too! The surrounding countryside and towns (Kilkenny, Thomastown) are lovely and appealing to visit. Plan to stay at least one more night than you'd planned . . . you won't regret it! This is the Ireland you dream of.

Room Tip: There are no elevators in the main house. Views are good from all rooms - but especially fine overlo...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bray, Ireland
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2011

We stayed at Mount Juliet near the end of September for one night and we both loved it. The grounds are fabulous, both to look at from a comfortable chair with a book (me) or to jog around (my husband). We had dinner there the evening we arrived. It was super from start to finish. The staff are incredibly polite and friendly and the house while enormous still has a very homely yet luxurious feel to it. The bedroom we had was at the top of the house and was huge with a really comfortable bed and amazing view of the river and horses roaming the paddocks.
There is a swimming pool/sauna in a building nearby. It was fine but possibly could do with a bit of updating.
We tried to book a horse-riding trek in Mount Juliet but they were fully booked out. The girl in charge told us about another equestrian center nearby called Warrington which I would highly recommend. It also worked out cheaper.
Overall it worked out quiet expensive but I think it was worth it for a special night away.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mum_and_3boyz
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MountJulietG M, General Manager at Mount Juliet Estate, responded to this review, 26 September 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your recent trip to Mount Juliet. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you both back soon again.

Kind regards,


William Kirby
General Manager
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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75 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2011

We greatly enjoyed our stay at Mount Juiet Estate. The hotel itself is wonderful. The original mansion was constructed in the 18th century and the dining room and sitting rooms all have superb moulded ceilings. The estate provides almost every conceivable means of relaxation--an excellent spa and swimming pool, a fine golf course, a skeet shooting range, and horse riding. Our guest room had a magnificent view out across the estate with grazing cows and thoroughbred horses (we were told our room was Tiger Woods's favorite!). The food in the Lady Helen Restaurant was excellent and the service impeccable. We recommend the Mount Juliet Estate strongly to those looking for a quiet period of relaxation in the country. For anyone wishing to tour further, Kilkenny and Jerpoint Abbey are only a short distance away.

Room Tip: Request an upper-floor room looking out over the estate and not a ground-floor room, which can have...
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Strathcool
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Kilkenny
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

Last week Ailish, my fianceé, and I stayed in Mount Juliet Hotel for a night and it was wonderful. We were making this stay our last treat before we get married soon. From the moment I made the booking with Louise in Reservations, the stay was great. We stayed in one of the Clubhouse rooms just beside the Leisure Centre and this made it so handy for me because I swim alot and also use crutches to get around. The room is spacious, lovely view from the window and lovely to stay in. We had afternoon tea in Mount Juliet House and was lovely where we were treated so well by the staff. Later that evening we had dinner in the Lady Helen Restaurant and was definitely a fine dining experience that we both enjoyed. Between afternoon and afternoon tea, I drove Ailish around the estate in beautiful sunshine to see the beautiful scenery and the horses freely running around the fields below Mount Juliet House beside the River Nore. The following morning both of us used the Leisure Centre for our daily keep fit routine and was ideally opened at 07:00 that suited us so well since we are early risers. We went back to Mount Juliet House for breakfast and it was wonderful to have so much in beautiful surroundings. Everywhere we went the staff looked after us so well and the food was enjoyed by both of us. This was my fianceé's first time to be down there as a guest and would recommend it as something special to stay in. Once you go inside the estate, you are entering a totally different world from the outside world, where relaxation and enjoying oneself is the most important thing.

With the opening of the M9 Motorway just a year ago and it passing very close to the venue, it makes it so much easier to travel from many locations around Ireland. ONLY use exit 9 (Danesfort/Stoneyford) off the motorway to get to Mount Juliet and ignore other motorway signs at exit 7.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Aidanspeedo
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MountJulietG M, General Manager at Mount Juliet Estate, responded to this review, 26 September 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the wonderful review of your recent stay with us. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and the various aspects of your stay and thank you for your kind comments. I would like to wish you both the very best of luck with your forthcoming wedding and we hope to see you back at Mount Juliet very soon again.

Kind regards,


William Kirby
General Manager
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Property: Mount Juliet Estate
Address: Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny > Thomastown
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Thomastown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Mount Juliet Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 57
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