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“Lovely hotel in an under-rated part of the country.” 5 of 5 stars
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Main Street, Borris, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Borris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Ireland
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“Lovely hotel in an under-rated part of the country.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2010

Everything about this hotel deserves praise.The food was delicious,the room,spacious,the view from the balcony breath-taking and as for the bathroom-definitely the wow factor!. The staff was friendly and pleasant,nothing was too much trouble.It was our first visit to Carlow and to the Step House but we will be back.We felt so relaxed after our two days there.Borris itself is a quaint place.Do go to Egans pub,just down the street.I hope this hotel gets all the business it deserves.
A n K Jordan.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2010

small little piece of heaven!! stayed in penthouse after buisness do. definitely the best suite ever, food and service excellent. staff most obliging, and price very reasonable for what you're getting. Can't praise it highly enough.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2010

renovated recently, huge bedrooms, lovely bathroom, big TV in the room. Food fantastic and all made fresh. Staff very friendly and helpful, great service.
nicely situated if travelling around Mount leinster

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2009

Our 4th time staying at this hotel. Rooms are really comfortable and very nicely done. Staff and food excelent. Lots to see in the area, walks and drives etc

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2009

Our eldest daughter chose the Stephouse Hotel as the venue for her wedding.The staff did all in their power to make it a memorable occasion for all of us and they succceeded with flying colours. The function room was beautifully decorated with fabulous flower arrangements for the ceremony. This was carefully supervised by Cait , one of the owners. The food was delicious. The service was superb. Every member of the staff was kind, friendly and helpful to all the guests. I never heard such praise of a hotel in a long time. It's a perfect venue for a wedding. It is an ideal spot for a family reunion or just a peaceful break in lovely countryside. A place to go to spoil yourself because you're worth it!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2009

From start to finish my stay here exceeded expectations. Every member of staff was top notch - friendly and welcoming without being over-bearing. The rooms are undoubedly the nicest I have every stayed in and having had the opportunity to have a peek at the penthouse suite during my stay, i would strongly recommend splashing out on this for a special occasion. We ate a beautiful meal in the restuarant and drinks in the fabulous cocktail bar rounded off the evening. The area in which the hotel is located is really lovely and I would recommend a long walk by the river to work off the gorgeous food. Cannot recommend this hotel highly enough.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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greengables09
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2009

The hotel was beautiful. The staff were very friendly - nothing was too much trouble. It was spotless & the food delicious. We would not hesitate to return. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed June 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Step House Hotel

Address: Main Street, Borris, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Carlow > Borris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Borris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Step House Hotel Carlow is a beautiful Georgian town house brimming with character, that has been lovingly transformed into a warm, family run boutique Carlow hotel.Escape to the country in style and enjoy the relaxed elegance of Ireland’s most luxurious 4 star boutique hotel situated in County Carlow. The Step House Hotel Carlow offers Luxurious surroundings with warm, charming hospitality. Balanced with great service, we offer some of the south east’s finest food creations.The Step House Hotel Carlow is located in the pretty heritage village of Borris, which borders counties Kilkenny and Wexford. This unique location benefits from the magnificient backdrop of the heather-clad Blackstairs mountains and beautiful banks of the river Barrow.Conveniently located just 115km from Dublin, 128 km from Dublin Airport, 26 km from Kilkenny City, 29 km from Carlow Town, 86 km from Waterford Airport and 79 km from Rosslare Harbour . ... more   less 
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Step House Hotel Borris, County Carlow, Ireland

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