We received a free upgrade to a suite with a lovely big bedroom and bathroom. There was even a large four poster bed which our daughter loved to roll around in. The travel cot was set up for us too. Furniture was fashioned to pre 19th Century period. We enjoyed the breakfast and evening meal. The castle is set in lovely grounds with stables.
The hotel is currently owned by Bank of Ireland and it looks like to us that they are investing the minimum they can to keep it ticking over. Minor repairs like a cracked window, warped toilet seat and wall painting restoration needed to be carried out. The staff were very pleasant but over worked as there were so few of them. There was one young man in particular who seemed to be working very long hours and doing a multitude of jobs from making rooms to cooking the breakfasts. We stayed 2 nights from St Patricks Day and expected more guests to reside there.
I thinks some of the recent reviews were not complimentary and did not paint an accurate picture. This tired old lady is a good host but needs extra attention and care by the current owners.
- 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