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Carton House Hotel & Golf Club
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Maynooth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Despite arriving at Carton House on a rainy dark evening the hotel lobby could not have felt warmer in its welcoming athmosphere. The lobby that greets you is decorated in pale muted colours as well as showing preserved stone walls of the original building. The large gas fire feature in the middle of the lounge compliments this nicely. We were booked into one of the suites in the main house. And while this was a lovely spacious suite with a separate sitting room it felt decidedly chilly when we first arrived. When we phone to reception we were advised additional heaters were available. After about 20mins of these being on the room was nicely warm which was fine as we went down to dinner. This was the only negative point in our whole stay and barelt impacted on us. Dinner in the Lime Tree restaurant was very good. 3 course set menu with plenty of choice. Service was very prompt and came across as silently effortless. The Kitchen Bar off the main lounge as a very good selection of whiskies for an after dinner drink and this can be enjoyed by the fire. Carton House is a modern hotel with all the luxury you could want yet maintains its old world, manor house charm. The bed was very comfortable with very good bed linen. Bathroom was spacious with separate free standing bath and walk in shower. Heated towel rail adds an additional comfort. Breakfast was buffet self service with standard fare and a good selection from fruit and cheeses to cooked meats etc. Checkout was quick and seamless. In a welcome addition to the enjoyable stay, after completing an online comment card we received a personalised reply taking on our comments and acknowledging suggestions.

Room Tip: if booking a suite, advise hotel of arrival time and ask they time the heaters
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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CHDGM, Manager at Carton House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2012

Dear MFB0206,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on Tripadvisor.

I am delighted to see that you had such an enjoyable experience during your stay with us and in particular enjoyed the food and service in our Linden Tree Restaurant. The ambience of the suites in the old house really does make the stay that bit extra special and we always receive such positive feedback on how unique they are.

I look forward to having the opportunity of welcoming you back to Carton House again in the near future where you are sure of a warm welcome and please feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance to you.

Kind regards,

Brian Bowler
Deputy General Manager

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Needed to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Found the perfect place, superb room, good food, friendly staff, and great golf courses. The hotel offers a great blend of old and new ameneties, and is the ideal place to relax and forget about the outside world for a while. I highly recommend Carton House to anyone looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway.

Room Tip: Choose a room in the Old house section of the hotel.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Hoey99
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CHDGM, Manager at Carton House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2012

Dear Hoey99,

Thank you for posting your review of Carton House on Tripadvisor.

We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and that you enjoyed the service and facilities on offer.

We look forward to having the opportunity of welcoming you back very soon and if I can ever be of any assistance to you please feel free to contact me.

Kind regards,

Brian Bowler
Deputy General Manager

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

we just fancied a treat in a nice hotel with dinner included....and thats what we got...could not find any thing worthy of complaining about.....nice walks before dinnr and 20 or so mins from the big smoke, golf courses were available (montgomerie and o, meara ) the meal was quite good and a choice of 3 starters , mains and desserts , we had our desserts in our bedroom, which bye the way was of a quite acceptable standard.....everywhere was clean and tidy and the old house was open to visitors and was very interesting ....all in all good value for sterling against euro, cannot remember our rate lol but it was deff a good one....oh the history of carton house was interesting re the prev residents etc....

Room Tip: none really, if u r not a golfer it can be pretty quiet.....
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank redbay
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CHDGM, Manager at Carton House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2012

Dear redbay,

Many thanks for taking the time to review our hotel on Tripadvisor.

I am delighted to see that you had such a positive experience with us and that you enjoyed the grounds and facilities on offer here in Carton House.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Kind regards,

Brian Bowler
Deputy General Manager

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We have been visiting the resort for the last few years and if the the service and quality continue to reach the standards we experienced the past weekend, then we will continue to return
After all the poor weather we have had we were not sure what standard the golf course would be in. we had no need to worry - they were excellent
Hotel quality and staff levels were outstanding, cant speak highly enough.

Well done alround !

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank geebs77
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CHDGM, Manager at Carton House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2012

Dear geebs77,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on Tripadvisor.

I am delighted to see that you had such an enjoyable experience in Carton House and that you enjoyed the condition of the golf courses. I have shared your feedback with the team here who will be delighted to see that helped make your stay a memorable one.

I look forward to welcoming you back to Carton House very soon and if I can ever be of any assistance to you please feel free to contact me

Kind regards,

Brian Bowler
Deputy General Manager

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Top class resort and amazing golf experience BEAUTIFUL historical old estate on lavish grounds, Lovely blend of restored old and new facilities A small slice of heavenly peace and tranquility Close enough to Dublin to use as a base and perfect for long walks and communing with nature

Two negatives The hotel hires lots of young staff and especially the front desk people are not well trained The place is much better than this NEEDS attention on training A lot of EU foreigners as well working as wait staff and whose English is so-so

Theres nowhere close to go to for a good meal or a pub experience so an evening 'off campus' involves a taxi and pick ups are slow after 9 pm

if you rent a car a gps is a MUST Country lanes only

SPA pool and gym are amazing DONT MISS

Room Tip: new wing is better as rooms are modern and further away from public areas
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Michael F
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CHDGM, Manager at Carton House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2012

Dear Michael F,

Many thanks for taking the time to review our hotel on Tripadvisor.

I am delighted to see that overall you had a positive experience with us and that you enjoyed the grounds and facilities on offer here in Carton House.

It is disappointing to see that you felt the service at reception was not as sharp as it should have been and I have passed your feedback on to the team who will take it on board. I would like to ensure you that our Front Office team are very experienced and we usually receive extremely positive feedback on their friendliness and efficiency. We have a continuous training plan for all of our team in the hotel to ensure that they are constantly learning and developing their skills to meet the needs of our guests.

I do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to Carton House in the near future and if I can ever be of any assistance to you please feel free to contact me.

Kind regards,

Brian Bowler
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

A reader should split the evaluation up into two parts. The golfer and the non-golfer. If you are a dedicated non-golfer then your faith is put into the hands of the weather gods. In May I was partially lucky. It was a business trip but the few leasure moments were adorable because there was sun. The opportunities for a non-golfer however remain limited to walking and the spa (paying and expensive). A long walk to Maynooth village is a nice walk but the village has nothing special. If you want to go further you will need a taxi. The tranquillity of the place is adorable. From breakfast till dinner you are served in the best way. You can have an excellent lunchsnack at the Kitchen house at noon, adorable bite in a very nice setting. If the weather is good you can sit out on the terrace, beautiful! In the evenin, if you take a reservation well beforehand, there is dinner at the resort's restaurant (I forgot the name), extremely high quality of food and drinks. The room was nice, the view from the room to be neglected( only minus point for the Carton House).

Room Tip: Before you book try to be certain of the room you book. The room will always be OK, it is just a ma...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Carlos L
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CHDGM, Manager at Carton House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2012

Dear Carlos L,

Thank you for posting your review of Carton House on Tripadvisor.

We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and that you enjoyed the service and facilities on offer.

We look forward to having the opportunity of welcoming you back very soon and if I can ever be of any assistance to you please feel free to contact me.

Kind regards,

Brian Bowler
Deputy General Manager

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

I stayed in this hotel last week for three nights at a wedding reception and found the location and hotel grounds extremely well kept.
The rooms we had were in a very quiet area of the wedding or function wing.
The room was of a good size and clean with direct access onto the splendid grounds.
All the maid service staff were happy and very obliging .
We ate all three days in the hotel and golf club where on all occasions the service and food were of an excellent standard.
The staff at check in we're all friendly and helpful especially Lauren.
I would have no hesitation in recomending this hotel and hope to stay there soon again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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CHDGM, Manager at Carton House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2012

Dear Niall M,

On behalf of the management and staff of Carton House Hotel I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and share your experience with others.

We have a great team here in Carton House who are always eager to ensure that our guests have a comfortable and memorable stay with us. I have shared your comments with Lauren and the team who will be delighted with the recognition.

We look forward to having the opportunity of welcoming you back very soon and if I can ever be of any assistance to you please feel free to contact me.

Kind regards,

Brian Bowler
Deputy General Manager

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Address: | Hotel Near M4 Motorway, Maynooth, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kildare > Maynooth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Maynooth
Price Range: $160 - $332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Carton House Hotel & Golf Club 4*
Number of rooms: 165
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