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Castle Durrow

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Castle Durrow is located in the heart of the village. A fully restored, magnificent 300 year old Mansion with luxurious bedrooms each with their own atmosphere. Our restaurant is located in stunning south-facing rooms, decorated with mirrors and hand blocked wallpaper, our head chef creates delicious seasonal menus, popular with visitors and locals alike. We are a terrific place to relax and let romance and Guinness de-stress the mind and body in our cosy bar and reception rooms. In the Magnificent garden, with fabulous scented borders and a walled garden, from where our chefs pick their daily produce, you can stroll around for hours or have a more vigorous walk by the river and in the hills adjoining the castle. A stay at the castle with Dinner and some romance would not be complete without a beauty treatment in our salon , aptly named the Powder box !
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Just returned after spending the New Year in Castle Durrow. Our Family of eleven, youngest aged one and eldest ninty, spent two lovely, memorable, days in the most ideal surroundings. The the place was magical. Top markes for the seasonal decor. But I feel the atmosphere is
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We got married in Castle Durrow in July this year and we had such a fabulous experience from start to finish. From our first viewing, we knew it was the venue for us. Niamh, the wedding coordinator, was so friendly, helpful and most importantly, laid-back. Nothing was an issue
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This is a lovely country house venue, in a quiet and peaceful location. The common areas are elegant and tastefully furnished, overlooking lovely gardens. We visited for a wedding reception, but such events do not really impinge on other guests as the function room is well
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Drop down to the bar in Castle a Durrow on a regular enough basis for food. Food is excellent, staff are superb and pricing is reasonable considering quality of food & service. Atmosphere is terribly relaxed, you can’t book a table in the bar but it’s well worth waiting for if
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Response from sstokesDurrow, Owner at Castle Durrow
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your kind review ! Happy New Year to you, Kindest Regards, Shell
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Our Christmas gift from our Daughter was lunch in Castle Durrow on New Years Day. The venue was superb, the Christmas decorations fabulous. Unfortunately it certainly was not a great experience. We had to send back our mains to be heated, my husband asked for extra gravy,.....it
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Response from sstokesDurrow, Owner at Castle Durrow
Responded 1 week ago
Oh my dear ... you are 100% right !! I spoke to my headchef and he remembers well, but no excuse is good enough. I can only apologise again to you and curse the flu epidemic that has gone through my house ( but that does not make things ok for you). A big mess up , Shaun , our operations manager apologised to you and all I can do is apologise again . With hopes that you will give us another try in 2019, Kindest Regards, Shell
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Hi Cliona , We designed Castle Durrow as a place for relaxation , our good food and walks around the gardens , to chill out and spend time with family or friends . Our Powder Box Salon offers very good value massages and facial treatments. We are a part of the loop walks , you can do a 6 km hike from the hotel . Durrow is a very pretty small village and Kilkenny City is 25 minutes away . I hope you will come and experience the Castle and love it like we do , Shell
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Is the hotel dog friendly?
Oh my goodness I never saw your question!! At this moment I am not yet , however I am working on it! I love dogs, I am just not sure how to go about making the hotel dog friendly. It is a difficult one as dogs are not allowed where food is being served. I will post on FB as soon as I am dog friendly!!!!
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Are the rose yard rooms nice?
Hi Bernard , Are you attending a wedding with us ? They roseyard rooms are really lovely . They are not in the main structure of the house , but you don't have to go outside as they are connected . If you come here in spring and summer , just outside is the most beautiful rose filled courtyard ! The rooms are close to the banqueting room . I hope you will come and stay with us , Kindest Regards, Shelly
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Hi , You can always explore the gardens on your own . During the week our gardeners are there from 8-5 and they'll always make time to chat to our guests . Or you can ask if Bart can meet up with you. I'm looking forward to welcome you to the castle. If you come at the weekend I would be delighted to show you the gardens myself if I'm around ! Kindest Regards, Shelly
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Myself and my husband stayed in one of the master rooms, Lady Hannah. Have to say, it was hands down the most beautiful room I've ever stayed in. Perfectly warm (something difficult to find in an old building such as Castle Durrow) and absolutely fabulous interior. Everything was done to make it feel like home away from home. Right down to the most comfy bed. Was almost tempted to bring it home with me !!
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"Of course we stayed in the honeymoon suite and it was absolutely fabulous! So spacious!"
"Get a room in the main house"
"Top, floor oriental room was cosy and quiet"
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