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Finnstown Castle Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lucan
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic value for money”
Reviewed 20 February 2011

I stayed at Finnstown last weekend with my husband and three children. I was really surprised at how lovely it was, as particularly when you travel with children, accomodation can be disappointing to say the least.
We had been worried prior to our arrival, as we knew our room was not in the main body of the old house, and so feared it would be some awful 1980's boxy room miles away from the hotel itself.
However the room was situated in an original building close to the hotel,- very large with ample space for us all. The furniture and fittings were attractive and the beds comfortable.
The hotel offered a nice bar menu at reasonable prices, and although we didn't dine in the Restaurant, I heard other guests raving about the food there. Breakfasts were fantastic with an extensive choice of cooked items, and staff were charming and very hospitable. (and didn't glare at our kids like they shouldn't be there!)
We used the pool a couple of times and though quite small was clean and pleasant.
All in all a really lovely stay, and in lovely surroundings with great staff. Will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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FinnstownHouseHotel, General Manager at Finnstown Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 22 February 2011
Dear mocm68,

Thank you for taking the time to review Finnstown Country House Hotel. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Finnstown. We have alot of families that stay with us during weekends and school holidays and the staff work very hard to make sure children are given the same attention and professional service as all other groups of customer.

Thank you for the comments on our bar menu, we have recently changed this menu to have a wider selection and priced it to give customers a cheaper more informal option of dinning in the hotel.

Our restaurant is extremely popular locally and because of the hard work of the staff in the area we have built up a great reputation for food and service.

I hope to see you on your return when i hope you will have the chance to try our restaurant.

Regards

Barry Maher
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Reviewed 2 February 2011

This is my first time to comment on a restaurant or hotel ( so bear with me ) but we felt we had to after our visit to the restaurant in Finnstown House Hotel. My husband and I had not made a booking as we initially went to try the bar food but after looking at the restaurant menu we decided to enquire. A lovely lady Irena met us in the restaurant and happily prepared a table for us, some people may have a problem with foreign staff but I think this lady may have worked in a top hotel before ( very courteous ) .

Firstly the menu is varied and very affordable something really for everyone, I am not a drinker but there was no problem with my husband getting a drink from the bar. The starter and main course where surprisingly nice and we had tea & coffee to follow, there was quite a buzz in the restaurant and the staff kept us entertained ( especially Frank! A scream ) and well looked after.

We would highly recommend a visit and will plan to come again.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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FinnstownHouseHotel, General Manager at Finnstown Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 10 February 2011
Dear dh37,
Thank you for taking the time to review Finnstown House Hotel. I was delighted to hear of your experience in our Peacock Restaurant, we are very proud of the standard of food and service we deliver in our outlets and we are lucky enough to have great staff such as Irena and Frank who work very hard to help every guest have a memorable experience. Both staff members were very happy to see their hard work did not go unnoticed and the review has really given them a huge boost.

I am glad you found the selection and pricing on the menu to be good as we have recently changed our menu with both these factors in mind, we love all feedback on this to help ourselves improve for the future and stay ahead of our competition.

I look foward to seeing you on your return where you could try out the rest of our facilities we have on offer.

Regards

Barry Maher
General Manager
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Castlebar, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 January 2011

I went to Finnstown house with my boyfriend after being given a voucher as a Christmas present. Having read some quite negative reviews I was rather dubious about our impending one nights stay but I must say I was very pleasantly surprised! The house is stunning and the staff are very friendly. The bedroom was situated in the main house and even though this hotel is classified as a three star, it was of four star quality.
We didn't have dinner here but the breakfast was top class and service was excellent and served with a smile!
The only negative thing was that we couldn't have stayed for longer!
I would definitely recommend Finnstown house to anyone. It would particularly suit those looking for a relaxing and/or romantic break.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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FinnstownHouseHotel, General Manager at Finnstown Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 26 January 2011
Dear trish9235,
Thank you for taking the time to review Finnstown Country House Hotel. I was very pleased we were able to exceed your expectations. The hotel did go under a refurbishment just over 3 years ago which seen all the bedrooms modernised with new bathrooms, air conditioning, flat screen tv's, wireless internet and new bedroom furnishings. I hope to welcome you back again in the future when you might get an opportunity to try our AA Rosette award winning Peacock Restaurant.

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Barry Maher
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 January 2011

Stayed in a Golf suite room with our dog which would also be ideal for families. Lovely country house feel to the place with really pleasant staff. Food is good and customer service excellent. We'll come back here again - our dog loved it!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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FinnstownHouseHotel, General Manager at Finnstown Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 26 January 2011
Dear NickerDublin,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Finnstown Country House Hotel. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. At Finnstown we take pride in the service and products we provide to our guests. We do consider ourselves to be a bit of a hidden gem in the South Dublin area and hope you let everyone know about your stay. I look foward to welcoming you back to Finnstown in the future.

Regards

Barry Maher
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Reviewed 21 January 2011

Stayed here on a city deal break for great value. It is a lovely, clean hotel. The staff are friendly and helpful. Food in the bar was really tasty and good value. The pool is a bit outdated but overall a nice, realxing break.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 January 2011

We stayed here on a city deal rate and were delighted with our one night stay. Great room with two king sized beds (2 adults and 2 children). Bar food, service and atmosphere were all great. Lovely relaxing evening spent there. Breakfast was really nice with friendly service. Pool is small and a bit dated but perfect for children. Would def recommend to others.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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FinnstownHouseHotel, General Manager at Finnstown Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 26 January 2011
Dear kaci,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Finnstown Country House Hotel. Myself and my staff were delighted reading your review of our property. We are constantly trying to improve our product and offerings, it gives all of us a real boost to hear such positive feedback. I hope to see you again on your return

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Barry Maher
General Manager
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 January 2011

Myself and my girlfriend had a wonderful stay and were upgraded for free! Lovely surroundings, great bar and fantastic room. Thoroughly recommend!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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FinnstownHouseHotel, General Manager at Finnstown Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 26 January 2011
Dear manx186233,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at finnstown Country House Hotel. I am very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and got a chance to use our other facilities availbale here. Our staff work extremely hard to make sure each guest is made to feel welcome and leaves feeling relaxed. I am glad this has not gone unnoticed and hope to see you again in the future

Regards

Barry Maher
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Property: Finnstown Castle Hotel
Address: Newcastle Road, Lucan, Ireland (Formerly Finnstown Castle Hotel)
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Lucan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lucan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Finnstown Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Finnstown Castle Hotel in Lucan, you will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and unique charm,set away in a tranquil setting of 45 acres of stunning mature grounds. Regarded as one of the finest hotels in Lucan, this four star castle hotel in Dublin can be located in the picturesque village of Lucan just 20 minutes from Dublin City centre and Dublin International Airport. Finnstown Castle Hotel is widely regarded as one of Dublin's most quintessentially beautiful period estates & one of the finest country house hotels near Dublin, Finnstown Castle Hotel is rich in heritage & history. ... more   less 
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Finnstown Country Hotel
Finnstown Country Lucan
Finnstown Castle Hotel Lucan, Ireland - County Dublin

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