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“Beautiful tranquill setting with spacious surroundings” 4 of 5 stars
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Carton House Hotel & Golf Club
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hotel Near M4 Motorway, Maynooth, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Maynooth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful tranquill setting with spacious surroundings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Have stayed here before and hence returned..the hotel is in a beautiful setting among vast fields of green, hosting a beautiful golf course.The older part of the house blends very well with the more modern part and gives a great sense of its past glory and its history.The grounds are very well manicured and ideal for strolling around with so much to see and enjoy nature at its best.
the hotel service is very good and standards are excellent.Food is very good and well presented although the portions for the main course could be a little more generous for gentlemen!
The only thing I felt this hotel was lacking in, was a focal point for guests to congregate if they so wished, a sense of belonging if just for a short period.
All in all I would recommend.

Room Tip: room with nice view of the grounds or the river,,
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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Monaghan, Ireland
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We have stayed here many times as a family and it is a true treasure. From the moment you drive up the magnificent avenue, you know you are visiting somewhere special. Old and new works so well with this hotel. The gounds are fabulous. The food is delicious in both the restaurant and the golf club. The rooms are gorgeous. Got upgraded on one of our visits to the "Summer Suite", sheer bliss. The leisure club was lovely. The staff too are very friendly. Well worth the extra money.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Dublin, Ireland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Spent a wonderful couple of days in Room 407 (the Dukes Suite) in the old historic Carton House. It may have been the Dukes room but it was fit for a Princess, from the wonderful four poster bed complete with hidden T.V., large seperate sitting and dining room, extra large bathroom and guest w.c. to the turn down service complete with chocolates each evening.

Other suites there were nice but a little warm.

Staff were very friendly, eager to please, well trained and efficient. Food was fantastic, including the Coach House in the Golf club where we eat lunch twice. Breakfast is busy but well stocked and regularly replinished.

Spa is v. relaxing, try the Indian Head massage

Room Tip: We had the old house which was fantastic, if you get a good deal go for it
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Dublin, Ireland
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We attended a wedding at the Carton House Hotel and it was amazing.
The hotel rooms are clean, modern, well fitted out and very comfortable, The staff were very efficant and super friendly.
The food was some of the best we've ever had in a hotel and the dinning room was in the old part of the building which had beautiful paintings and amazing ornate ceilings.
The pool and gym was well fitted out and very relaxing.
We shall definitely be going back to the Carton house hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stayed in Carton House for two nights, dinner, bed and breakfast on a girlie weekend. Hotel had very modern interior which was quiet unexpected, from the outside one would expect more old world decor. Check in was quick and easy. Bit of a walk down a long corridor to access lifts to bedrooms which are in the new extension. Rooms were clean, modern with good storage and tea/coffee making facilities. Staff were very friendly and service was excellent. Food was very well presented with a good choice. We were there for 2 nights and dinner menu was the same both nights which may be a bit boring if staying for longer than 2 nights. Breakfast was self service with a great choice and the late sitting until 12 on Sunday was great. The grounds are lovely with many nice walks and great sporting facilities. Hotel was very quiet both at night and in the mornings, altough cleaning staff were working they could not be heard. Did not use spa or pool facilities but other members of our group did and were happy with both. Overall a lovely hotel in a beautiful setting, but expected reception area and rooms to have more character in keeping with the exterior, this would make it more memorable, as it is, although very modern and clean it is nothing out of the ordinary and similar to hundreds of other hotels.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cork, Ireland
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Stayed here for my birthday for one night back in Feb 2010 on a special offer package. Hotel was very nice, wasnt very original in character I thought.....We paid €250 for overnight accommodation for 2, diner and breakfast. Would I do it again? Maybe not. Standard room was nice but not extraordinary. Diner was above average but place lacked atmosphere. Im not sure why. Grounds were nice to walk around after breakfast. Actually best part of the whole experience was watching the rugby in the golf house. On the plus side its close to Dublin to escape the madness of the city without swollening up your whole weekend travelling.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We had a wonderful time at Carton House Hotel. We were there for a friend's wedding. The hotel is very very plush with wonderful grounds. The facilities are second to none. All the stuff were very helpful and very professional. The food was fantastic and so were the drinks. Service was excellent in all departments. We were made to feel very welcome and relaxed. We would highly recommend it. We would definetely stay there again and again and again.

Room Tip: We stayed in a superior room and it was excellent.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Additional Information about Carton House Hotel & Golf Club

Address: Hotel Near M4 Motorway, Maynooth, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kildare > Maynooth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Maynooth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Carton House Hotel & Golf Club 4*
Number of rooms: 165
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