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“Always impressed”
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Step House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Borris
Certificate of Excellence
dublin ireland
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14 reviews
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“Always impressed”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

We attended the tasting menu on Friday 16th May.We have been attending The Step House for years and it always is top class.On friday night the tasting menu did not suit my husband and without any fuss the owner and the head chef organized a wonderful alternative for him.The Step is a treat to enjoy whenever possible.We stayed in room 310 which has a beautiful four poster bed and a view of the entrance of Borris House.The staff are a wonderful asset and cannot do enough to care for the guests. Seamus and Therese

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

We recently held our wedding at The Step House Hotel. The venue was amazing overall. Right through all of the planning and organisation to the day itself. Angela, the wedding coordinator, was a pleasure to work with and was really helpful. She answered all of our emails and phonecalls promptly and made the planning process very easy. On the night before and the day of the wedding itself, all of the hotel staff were extremely attentive and professional. No request was too big or too small and they all did their upmost to ensure the day was very special for all of the guests and for us.
The meal was fantastic.
If anyone is thinking of booking a wedding or function at this venue, I would highly recommend it. The bar food is very reasonably priced for the high quality. Some of the wedding party enjoyed a meal in the restaurant the night before and thoroughly enjoyed it. The owner of the hotel, James Coady, made sure to meet us and chat to us too. The penthouse suite is just fabulous as are all of the rooms. I could go on and on with my review, but really the bottom line is, if you are thinking of staying, eating, booking an event.. Do it, it won't disappoint. I can't wait to return to stay for a night again soon.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful hotel, welcoming & friendly staff. Delicious food. Room 106 was perfect, stunning view of Mount Leinster from our very spacious balcony! Would definitely recommend a visit to this hotel & we will definitely be back for another stay!

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

Stayed here for a weekend and loved it! Staff were polite, helpful, and anything we needed was addressed. Food is amazing and it is so relaxing, especially with the lovely fires and comfy snug.

The only thing that may have been offputting was that our room was near the stairs on the third floor, and we could hear voices from the reception area with the door closed. It didn't stop us sleeping but in the morning was noticeable. Also as an aside when I went for coffee and scones mid week (passing through) the scone was stale. Not great. Every other time food has been nice (went again for a lovely sunday lunch)

Lovely for a special romantic getaway.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

We have just had the best wedding experience with the Step House Hotel.
Last weekend we got married there and the service, food, hotel rooms (and our Penthouse), bar, restaurant and whole village was top class. Our guests had a great day, loved the venue, the food, the staffs attention to detail and the setting.
The Step House Hotel is still building its reputation as a top wedding venue but has grown from less than 50 weddings a year to over 80 this year. The staff know their roles inside out and were taking care of all the little details without us having to direct them.
Head Chef Alan knows his food inside out and has an army of great staff who delivered top notch food, all organically and locally sourced where possible, on both nights. The food easily compares favourably with some of the top restaurants we've eaten in in Ireland.
The hotel management couldn't do enough for us and we were hugely happy with how the day went.
A little known gem, in a beautiful rural village all overlooked by Mount Leinster.
Thanks guys for a great job.

Room Tip: Most of the rooms share the same beautiful view of Mt Leinster. The few rooms at the front which don...
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Dublin
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Spacious comfortable room. Huge bathtub. Borris is a small town with very nice locals. Well worth a visit. Plenty of parking. Particularly liked the grand staircase. If I'm passing through again I'll definitely stay

  • Stayed February 2014
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New Ross, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2014

My husband and I dined here in April 2014 upon the recommendation of two different people we knew. There was a wedding on in the function room with another booked for the following day. The waitress was excellent, very welcoming and informative and really wanted to know what we thought of each dish. There was a nice gap between courses and no need to rush. The breads arrived at the table first. One of the nicest selections of breads I've ever seen - with two I had never tasted before - turmeric bread and bread with caramelised onion. All were delicious and almost fell apart they were so fresh. For starter I had the goat's cheese which came with caramelised onion, apple puree and thinly sliced pear on top with a small drizzle of red berry compote. Delicious. My husband had Kilmore Quay hake which he loved but it was on a bed of what tasted like rice pudding which didn't do anything for the dish. Main courses - I had fillet of steak which was cooked to perfection with string beans and mashed potatoes with spring onions. My husband had the duck. Both dishes were super. We 'forced' ourselves to have a dessert and they were outstanding. Probably the highlight! One was a parfait with thinly sliced pear with a scoop of ice cream and a spoon of goat's cheese! The other was a chocolate tart with a scoop of peanut butter icecream which complimented the chocolate perfectly. Lovely dining experience with an attentive and efficient waitress. Well done - we'll be back....

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Step House Hotel
Address: Step House Hotel 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): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Step House Hotel 4*
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 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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