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Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel

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Just 25 minutes from Dublin, this luxury resort on 1,100 private acres of sweeping parkland, ancient woodlands, lakes and the meandering River Rye create the perfect backdrop for an awe-inspiring country mansion. Once the ancestral home of the Earls of Kildare and the Dukes of Leinster, this walled estate is located just 25 minutes from Dublin. Steeped in the romance of times past, explore stories and history around every corner. A wealth of resort activities await you from cycle or walking trails to tennis, falconry and fishing. Carton House has 169 bedrooms, 18 of which are in The House, our 18th century Palladian style mansion. Indulge at 3 completely unique eateries - Kathleen's Kitchen, The Morrison Room or The Carriage House; escape to Carton House Spa & Wellness featuring an 18 metre swimming pool, Jacuzzi and gymnasium. Our 2 championship eighteen-hole golf courses were designed by Colin Montgomerie and Mark O’Meara. Play the classic parkland O’Meara or take on the more challenging links-style Montgomerie. Carton House is luxury resort escapism at its best. Explore it, experience it.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Archery
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Bicycles available
Boating
Golf course
Tennis court
Fishing
Walking tours
Kids pool
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Park View
Business
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Anda C wrote a review Yesterday
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
Stayed for one night in Carton House Hotel.From the beginning, we were treated with warm welcoming. The decor of the hotel is absolutely fantastic. They are offering you from the beginning personalizes check-in .We had the pleasure to be greeted by Sharon at the front desk.What a worm and lovely person,guiding us and explaining to us about all the facilities of the hotel.We also took a walk around the hotel witch is a must.Dinner in the restaurant ,and breakfast in the morning they were divine as well.At the check-out it was another lovely staff member, Kate. Thank you, guys. This must be one the most memorable experiences . Hilly recommended this place!!💕
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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philip o wrote a review Feb 2024
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions2 helpful votes
On a recent visit to the wonderful Carton house courtyard bar for lunch. My friend and I had a lovely experience. From the time we arrived, the staff were marvellous, especially Anna. The service we received was second to none, and with Anna's recommendation, the food was amazing. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Philipo598, We very much appreciate your review regarding your stay at Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Gavin Fogarty Director of Rooms
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jayne b wrote a review Feb 2024
Belfast, United Kingdom40 contributions35 helpful votes
What a place! Stunning ! Really recommend a stay in this gorgeous hotel. The setting is amazing with fabulous walks. So much history to this hotel - so interesting ! The rooms are comfortable and beautifully designed and full Irish breakfast in Kathleen’s kitchen was scrumptious!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear 295Jayneb, We very much appreciate your review regarding your stay at Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Gavin Fogarty Director of Rooms
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Trueparisian wrote a review Feb 2024
Paris, France316 contributions284 helpful votes
I booked a 2 nights' stay at Carton House for my 50th birthday with a friend. My experience in one word : faultless! My stay was perfect from start to finish. Every aspect of it. We arrived really early (around 9am) : we were thrilled to learn that our rooms were available. Thanks to my Accor status, I was upgraded to a wonderful room in the main part of the hotel, the Ashford room. What an amazing experience. That room really felt like a 5 stars' experience in a historical context. Every night, turn-down service was faultess with nice chocolates left by the bed. The bathroom was huge and everything was so nicely decorated. I felt special. We used the spa facilities which are extraordinary (I had a scrub and a wrap which were out of this world). We had dinner on both nights at Kathleen's kitchen : amazing food and service. The grounds of the property are incredible : we enjoyed the walks. We took the train to Dublin which was a nice and easy way of reaching the city. Biran, the concierge, was remarquably competent and kind. I just cannot wait to return. THANK you Fairmont! Thanks to all the staff at Carton House for making my 50th birthday SO special. I am very very grateful.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear Trueparisian, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Gavin Fogarty Director of Rooms
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maxpower08 wrote a review Feb 2024
dublin20 contributions10 helpful votes
Had a meal recently in Kathleen's kitchen. The staff from front door to table service were excellent. You can tell they enjoy their jobs. The meal was fantastic as was the accompanying wine. We will definitely return soon. Yes it is expensive but it was worth it for us.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Maxpower08, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Gavin Fogarty Director of Rooms
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Claire S wrote a review Jan 2024
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We had the most fantastic stay at this hotel, all the staff were amazing, the food was excellent, the room was beautiful & comfortable, every area in the hotel was spotless. We were greeted by a lovely gentleman at the door, shown to reception, offered a hot towel which was a lovely gesture. Dinner & breakfast in Kathleen's Kitchen was incredibly good, & such a big variety on the breakfast buffet. A special mention to the lovely Selina who took our booking & looked after us so well, we really appreciate it. Among others, Eva in the restaurant, Anna on reception & Liam at the door, they made us feel very welcome & gave us a warm departure. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear ClairesP1998UR, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff especially those you have mentioned as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Gavin Fogarty Director of Rooms
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Daydream16271226053 wrote a review Jan 2024
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
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The place is just amaising. Extremely friendly staff, from recepttion up to bar, restaurants, room and spa. We have dinner in Katlins Kitchen. If you like to enjoy a lovely dinner in an open kitchen restaurant then this is a must. We did as well a once in a lifetime experience: full tasting menu with pairing wine in Morrison room. Words can't describe the friendliness of staff and the quality of food. So if you want to be "royal" for a night, this is the place. The overall atmosphere makes you feel special but comfortable at the same time. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Dear Daydream16271226053, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Gavin Fogarty Director of Rooms
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Siun O wrote a review Jan 2024
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions1 helpful vote
Attended a private function at the Carton House Hotel. The food and service were excellent, check in and check out were flawless and the whole operation was managed by a highly motivated and professional team. 6 star facility and service from a 5 star hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Desiree K wrote a review Jan 2024
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Carton House is a beautiful and very well kept property. When you first arrive greenery surrounds you everywhere and everything is very clean. I especially enjoyed my experience thanks to Margot and Emma in the bar lounge and the overnight front desk gentleman, I wish I had gotten his name, he was extremely helpful with getting airport transportation, assisted us with our bags at 5 AM and even provided us some small breakfast bags with yogurt, water, and other items. Everyone went above and beyond without us even having to ask.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Mesa wrote a review Jan 2024
Enfield, Ireland2 contributions5 helpful votes
Lovely hotel with excellent grounds and facilities. In terms of value for money with their B&B rate I would rate this as excellent value. With regard to our stay I am only giving it 4 stars as we had booked the overnight spa experience. We found the treatments excellent, however where the spa lets itself down is the cleanliness of the spa/pool areas and the minimal amount of facilities in this regard. With only a sauna, steam room and swimming pool available I wouldn’t consider this a luxury spa destination. I would however recommend Kathleen’s kitchen and we really enjoy the bar area. We previously had breakfast here and found this time round that the current setup of the breakfast area compared to the old way, which was I believe was in the Morrison Room isn’t as good or enjoyable. Overall the room was really nice, the stay was pleasant, the staff excellent as was the food and service.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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€237 - €340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
carton house hotel and golf club, carton hotel maynooth
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Carton House
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty KildareMaynooth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
169
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Castletown House (5.2 km), Clonfert Pet Farm (7.3 km), and Maynooth Castle (2.1 km).
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Michelangelo Restaurant, The Village Inn, and Salmon Leap Inn Gastropub.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castletown House (5.2 km) and Maynooth Castle (2.1 km).