We arrived at Kinnitty Castle after 9 days on the road in Ireland and were more than ready for a little style and comfort, and the one thing Kinnitty can deliver is style. It's an old building, 'Since 1209', the hotel boasts, and it looks like a castle with the front entrance up a short flight of stairs overlooked by two suits of armour, and it's sufficiently gloomy with candles and lots of old wood and red carpets and winding staircases which I experienced particularly when I carried our luggage up the three flights of stairs to get to our suite, the Hutchinson. It was huge with large windows overlooking the park outside, with a pair of stuffed chairs and a table so you could have a drink and admire the view. Acres of floor space, a separate bathroom of some size too. Having said all that, I'd like to mention that all the furniture was a bit tired, the carpet a bit faded, but still it added up to a nice package. Mind you, neither of us are fond of the many animal heads hanging from the walls, but I guess it's just part of the atmosphere. The Library Bar became a favourite haunt, and the service ll round was great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kinnitty Castle, is close to the picturesque village of Kinnitty, Co. Offaly set beautifully against a backdrop of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. The Castle has a long and turbulent history. Dating originally from 1209, Kinnitty was destroyed and rebuilt not once but twice and yet it retains character and oozes charm. Kinnity is in a great location only 90 minutes from Dublin and is a great stop off point for journeys west or southwards. It is an exceptional place for lovers of good food and the great outdoors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castle Kinnitty