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“Taste of Wednesday..fabulous” 5 of 5 stars
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Mount Juliet Estate
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Thomastown, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Thomastown
Dublin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Taste of Wednesday..fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I recently spent a night in Mount Juliet to celbrate my mums birthday...we had the tasting menu on a wednesday evening..i can honestly say it was fabulous. The attention to detail, presentation and excellent variety of courses was a real treat. The pace of the meal was perfect, service excellent and having previuosly been for a two star michelin tasting menu in Spain this was even better. We didnt go for the accompanying wine tasting menu but had a lovely bottle of Dog Point which is often hard to find. May I also say my mum has Coeliac disease which we had notified in advance, this s no problem, each course was adapted if necessary and a special dessert was made. Would highly recommend tasting menu.
The hotel is on the market and needs some attention but is very comfortable overall. The room we were in was huge with a large bathroom with big bath and separate large shower. The third bed was a sofa bed which wasnt very comfortable but a second mattress was brought down when requested, the staff were very helpful and friendly.
While having a delicious breakfast the next morning, there were horses running around fields in distance, a group of children were out for a trek and hares were running on riverbank it was a really idyllic setting. The estate is beautiful a real escape from the city.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MountJulietG M, General Manager at Mount Juliet Estate, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your comments regarding your visit to Mount Juliet. It was a pleasure to read that you had such an enjoyable time and in particular the meal you had to celebrate your mum’s birthday. We look forward to offering you an equally enjoyable visit when you next return.

Yours sincerely,

William Kirby,
General Manager.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Compelled to write a review as I feel the last review was harsh, unfair and untrue. I recently had the pleasure of staying here and had an amazing time. It's an old property and that is the whole charm of it. It's steeped in history and is so authentic. It's classy but understated. I found the rooms to be charming and of a five star standard. The staff made our trip so special, they were so friendly and attentive without being intrusive. They were so professional and courteous at all times. Having visited the Merrion on many occasions for me there is no comparison, it's a complete product of the Celtic tiger, fake and false! If you want the genuine country house with excellent food, service and staff and can appreciate the genuine article then Mount Juliet is for you. If you are after the over done trappings of past wealth then head to Dublin 2's finest hotels!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MountJulietG M, General Manager at Mount Juliet Estate, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your time to review your recent stay. Your kind comments are very much appreciated and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to offering you an equally enjoyable time when you next return.

Yours sincerely,

William Kirby,
General Manager.
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed in the main house with a river view… It was all quite bad. Disorganized check in, thread bare carpet, bulbs out in chandeliers, peeling wallpaper, tired bathroom, below par linens…unfortunately I could go. The bones of the house itself are lovely but it is in dire need of an overhaul! The staff was scarce and mostly seemed confused. Our level of expectation was perhaps too high after leaving the Merrion in Dublin, but this was truly a grim hotel.

On the bright side, we had a wonderful dinner at the golf clubhouse. The food and service there were excellent.

Room Tip: The main house desperately needs a sprucing up.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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MountJulietG M, General Manager at Mount Juliet Estate, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your review of your recent stay. I am very disappointed to read your comments and I very much regret that you did not enjoy your stay here. I am happy to speak to you about your issues if you wish to call me. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal. Thank you again and I hope you will consider returning to us in the future.

Yours sincerely,

William Kirby,
General Manager.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Fantastic hotel, helped by being upgraded to the main house on arrival. Beautiful rooms, spotlessly clean, friendly, efficient and effective staff. Fabulous breakfast, fantastic golf course with wonderful views.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MountJulietG M, General Manager at Mount Juliet Estate, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us and also for you fantastic comments. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Yours sincerely,

William Kirby,
General Manager.
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Western Ireland, Ireland
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We recently stayed here over two nights during Easter with one child, and it is excellent.
Starting from the top:

Check-in: Reception was prompt, with all 5 star requirements met including full run down of the hotel, facilities, etc. etc. Concierge service was offered as expected and service level was superb.

Rooms:
We stayed in the clubhouse, (at the back of the golf course clubhouse). Rooms were well decorated, spotlessly clean, looking out over a quiet and well maintained garden. Showers were powerful, linen was crisp, and all was well. One slight teeny tiny niggle was the presence of a marquee function type construction in the courtyard. I'm assuming it is a temporary fixture, but it was a touch unsightly upon entry, but it didn't detract much

Food:
We ate in presidents bar on both nights, Salads, fish dishes and kids menu's were very good (although priced as one would expect) Bar was very comfortable, service was also very good

Bars:
I frequented the bar in the main house and the clubhouse presidents bar. the latter was more formal with the usual stiffness and eerie quietness, and the latter was buzzy and atmospheric, so one could take ones pick. Guinness was excellent, and they have a range of craft beers (hats off the the bar management)

Facilities:
Gym - small but well equiped
Pool - 17M (not great for training if you want to do so), but very clean and a pleasant place to be. Sauna and steam rooms were of a high standard
Golf - It's Mount Juliet! Under 18's play free at certain times with seniors that pay the good value green fees
Others - Horse riding, shooting, walking, fishing, tennis, table tennis, cycling
For the Kids- Kids club at usual times, playgrounds, and all of the above (maybe not shooting)
Running/Walking - Absolute dream for runners and walkers, grass and tarmac trails, through forestry, by rivers, through paddocks, and over the golf course... and miles of it.
The big house - Well worth a meander...

Accessibility: Flat tarmaced roads good for wheelchair access. Ramps everwhere you would expect. Some gravel footpaths in places. Bathrooms in the non-disabled rooms may be a little tight for wheelchair access... but it seems good overall

Location:
20 minutes from Kilkenny, 50 from Waterford, but no reason to go near them to be honest.

To sum up.... well worth it.. Pre-celtic tiger charm, and that's no harm....

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MountJulietG M, General Manager at Mount Juliet Estate, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us. It was a pleasure to read your comments and that you enjoyed the various amenities available on site. We hope to see you and your family back again very soon.

Yours sincerely,

William Kirby,
General Manager.
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Drogheda, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Came here for lunch only (Presidents bar) with 2 young children. Top prices but food was very average. I had soup and sandwich combined - €11 nothing special. Black coffee - €3, Cappucino - €3.30 both very good. Glass of standard Chilean red wine - €8. Will not be in a rush back.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MountJulietG M, General Manager at Mount Juliet Estate, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of your visit to the Estate. I regret your lunch experience was not up to the standard expected. Please feel free to contact me should you wish to speak about your visit. Thank you for your time.

Yours sincerely,

William Kirby,
General Manager.
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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I spent a long weekend here with my wife. It was the perfect weekend with the exception of the weather but this could not be helped. Excellent accommodation and food. The staff were also very friendly, happy to give lifts between the main house and the clubhouse. I left feeling very relaxed.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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MountJulietG M, General Manager at Mount Juliet Estate, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful review of your visit to Mount Juliet. It was a pleasure to read that you and your wife enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon again.

Yours sincerely,

William Kirby,
General Manager.
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Address: Thomastown, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Thomastown
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Thomastown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Mount Juliet Estate 5*
Number of rooms: 57
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Conrad Hotel Thomastown
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