I am writing in response to the previous reviews about how terrible the hotel was. I stayed here recently by myself while working in Ireland as a single female traveller. In the past few months it has changed hands and the new owners have made a lot of improvements, including changing the name to the Derby House hotel. Admittedly the rooms werent great, considering during the same week i stayed at the Horse & Jockey in Thurles which was beautiful i might add, but they are all being renovated in the next few months as is most of the hotel.
The only "undesirables" i came across were when i was leaving the hotel at 4am to get to the airport and there were a few men still in the bar, i presume they were residents.
During my stay all of the hotel staff were fabulous and i never felt threatened or unsafe. Also there was no hint of a fishy smell so all is well now.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Derby House Hotel is a 19 bedroomed family run hotel, set in the idlic setting of Kildare Town. The windows boast spectacular views of the Kildare countryside as well as views of the historic buildings within Kildare Town itself. Incorporated in the hotel are both a restaurant, a bar and a ballroom for functions. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Derby Hotel Kildare Town