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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Castle Durrow

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Castle Durrow
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Durrow
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

We stayed at this hotel in October it was somewhat a last minute decision and while on the road rang ahead to see if they had any rooms available, all that was left was an "Oriental" room at the top of the house which we took, we checked in and were taken to our room by a lovely chap who informed us he has lost several inches off his waist carrying bags up and down the stairs since he started! Really nice guy. We wanted to freshen up before dinner and do I went for a shower in the Bath/Shower however the bath is quite a step and whatever way it had been cleaned/polished it was absolutely like an ice rink and I slipped and got an awful bang battered and bruised, I felt that there are not enough safety bars etc and the "bath matt" was on the very bottom shelf of the bathroom cabinet. We went to dinner in the restaurant and the food was really fabulous, very enjoyable the staff were lovely and friendly.
Although I made a comment on the comment card I never heard a word from the hotel I though it would have been nice for them to make a follow up call.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

We stayed here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It's a really lovely, old world luxury. We stayed in a gorgeous room, I think it was Miss Lellia, with 4 poster bed and very generous bathroom. We ate in the restaurant both nights. The food was really delicious. The staff are very helpful, yet not intrusive. On the Saturday, we went for one of the signposted walks. However we didn't download the app, and realised half way round the walk that the signs stopped. the app is pricey enough, considering you'll probably only do one walk during a short stay. This is a pricey place, but worth it for a treat.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

This is a very special hotel which is beautifully decorated in keeping with its Georgian origins. After we arrived we spent an hour walking around the pretty garden as it was a sunny evening. The dinners were excellent, the rooms luxurious and the staff were very efficient, helpful and friendly. When it was time to depart, we wished we could have stayed longer. Castle Durrow is a special place where you can relax in elegant surroundings and spoil yourself. After all everyone deserves a treat from time to time.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

Our stay here was a particular treat given to me by my girlfriend to celebrate my birthday. It was a exceptional weekend. We stayed in the Miss Syrah suite (I think that was the name). The room was luxurious with a four poster bed, and every other accessory that you would expect. We also dined in the restaurant that night, the food was perfectly cooked and presented using many ingredients produced in the hotels grounds. The staff were extremely friendly and made us feel very much at home. No hesitation in recommending a stay here, its worth every penny.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

Amazing place loved everything about it, service amazing food fab very reasonable for such quality.

Beautiful surroundings, brilliant staff we went here for our anniversary and it was a good choice of venue for such an occasion

  • Stayed August 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

We came across Castle Durrow when looking up castle hotels and upon looking at the photos and reading reviews, we decided to come here for our wedding anniversary . We are absolutely delighted that we did!

The house itself is stunning but yet homely. The staff are so lovely and can't do enough for you. The room we had was beautiful , complimentary water and fruit and turndown service with chocolate and a little poem left on the pillow, such a lovely touch which sadly a lot of other hotels have done away with. Beautiful view of the gardens which are amazing, some of the prettiest gardens I've seen in any hotel! Breakfast served till 11 and no service charge if you want to have it on your room. Dinner in the restaurant was delicious, excellent fillet steak and the mango mousse was so refreshing!

Castle durrow is amazing value. We paid €195 for the dinner , bed and breakfast , we have paid double that in other hotels for the same package and it really is up there with the best 5 star hotels in Ireland. We will definitely be back!!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Just attended a two day wedding there recently. firstly the entrance is beautiful. As I arrived staff were out straight away to help with my bags, as my husband was photographer and I'd loads to bring in. They were so friendly and down to earth and professional at all times. On to the rooms, wow. We stayed in room number 58 in the Courtyard just between the castle and the ballroom. It was bright, spacious, well decorated, perhaps a bit too warm but otherwise faultless. Lovely products and a good shower. The wedding itself was super, the food was fantastic and again the staff was above and beyond. On the second day we had a bbq, wow it was superb, in fact it was the highlight for me. Absolutely delicious salads and meats. We danced the night away and retired to the residence bar where they greeted us with equal measures of friendliness and professionalism as they had the day before. As a result of our stay there, we are hoping to go back and stay for a night just ourselves. They have a lovely beauty room and some of the guests had a massage and said it was great. I can't recommend this place highly enough. Breakfast was fab also but they don't have a breakfast menu.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 58 in the courtyard and I'd highly recommend it over staying in the castle its...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Castle Durrow
Address: Demesne, Durrow, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Laois > Durrow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Durrow
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 ! ... more   less 
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