Excellence in every area of hospitality might start to sum up our experience of Castle Durrow.In fact, superlatives may fail me in my review. My wife and I held our wedding here in May 2014. The fine website certainly gives a good impression of the magnificence of the buildings, rooms and grounds however, visiting in the depths of winter, 18 months before our wedding to look at the venue left us in no doubt that it had the potential to be a dream spot. Marie Laffin, the wedding coordinator was outstanding from start to finish. Her ability to communicate effectively in person and through emails etc made a big difference to the successful outcome. This included band, lighting, florist and photographer too.
There was clearly excellent team communication between staff involved in reservations of rooms and the function and hotel staff throughout. Not an easy thing to cultivate, but this culture of helpfulness, courtesy and excellence does permeate the place, a tribute to all.
Particularly Louise and Suzanne, Ray, Kieran, to name a few, who went out of their way to make our guests welcome and ensure the day itself went off so well.
The rooms are individually stunning in their decor and upkeep, both houses and castleyard/stables. Some of our guests work in the hospitality industry and made special mention of this.
THe grounds are beautiful, from the tree lined lawns, herb gardens, secret fish pond and tennis court with pavilion where we had a bbq the day after.
Our wedding day, in reference to Castle Durrow, was superb. The reception areas were fantastic. The banquet hall is beautiful with little addition on our part. The meal, fillet of beef being the main event, was of exception quality. Again, friends in the hospitality industry made mention of the quality and presentation of the entire meal.
I am delighted to give Castle Durrow, and in particular the phenomenal staff, my highest possible approval. My wife and I feel very grateful our wedding was here.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Castle Durrow Hotel Durrow
- Castle Hotel Durrow
- Durrow Castle Hotel