We stayed over the bank holiday weekend. I selected the hotel specifically as it advertised a kids club and seemed to have a great selection of activities on offier. We certainly weren't disappointed with the selection of entertainment. My daughter, who is 6 had a ball and can't wait to go back again. The high tea, whilst a bit disorganised particularly on the Sunday evening catered well for the kids in terms of choice. It was on at a good time - it mean't that they had time to play in the kids club and we were able to enjoy a very pleasant meal in the restaurant the first night and the bar the second night. The kids club was well stocked with toys and especially for any children who liked arts and crafts and the girls in charge were very pleasant and helpful.
The Easter activites were very well organised - my daughter liked the excitement of the Easter egg hunt and throughly enjoyed the Willy Wonka experience. The Easter egg hunt was good fun but some of the older kids were going around with 30+ eggs - in some cases, encouraged by parents, who also seemed to be picking up eggs. Perhaps, it might be an idea to have a separate egg hunt for the smaller kids to give them a chance to get a few eggs. She made some new friends over the weekend. We also went to the pool on both of the mornings of our stay. The facilities were immaculately clean.
I would highly recommend the hotel - we had a lovely relaxing weekend and my daughter had a fun-filled weekend with lots of things to do.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set amind 20 acres of parkland yet only a short stroll from the the historic city with its rambling streets and beautiful castle. State of the art conference and event facilities with wonderful gardens and natural day light. Scrumptious dining in Gullivers restaurant and delicious bar food in the popular Scotts Bar. Step inside our Escape Health club and spa which is sanctuary of pure indulgence, where time is left at the door of the Aveda health club and spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Newpark Hotel Kilkenny