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Demesne, Durrow Ireland
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#1 of 2 hotels in Durrow
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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Liam O'Carroll wrote a review May 2022
Limerick, Ireland39 contributions28 helpful votes
Myself and my wife got married in Castle Durrow on the 29th of April 2022 and we spent 3 nights there in total including having our day 2 in the Clubhouse at Castle Durrow.i can honestly say it was the best couple of days we've ever had. If you're looking for a place that you can treat as home then this is the place. It's a very different wedding venue and nothing like you've ever experienced. All of our friends and family are still raving about it. The food, staff and constant attention to detail was exceptional. I couldn't recommend this venue enough. A special thanks to Tessa and Rob and also Pam and John and I think Donie was the other bar man.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Phil F wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Had Sunday lunch today 24th April. So looking forward to visiting Castle Durrow as we have always enjoyed our visits pre covid. Booked on website table for 2 which was waiting for us. We found €45.00 per person for 3 course very expensive. The choice of main course very limited. My husband chose lamb which was very tough and lamb this of year should be at its best. On the wine list a glass of white was €7. We had two glasses . On askingfor the bill we found we were charged for 3 glasses @€8 per glass. the service was very hit and miss. It was as if the young staff had no training. And no one in charge. We left feeling very disappointed. We will wait some time before returning as Castle durrow is only reopen since March but the price of €45 is way overpriced in my opinion for the quality and service of our visit.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Conal Mac Mahon wrote a review Apr 2022
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had our wedding here and it couldn't have been a better experience. Thanks to Tessa, Robin and John for being such legends. I would advise everyone to get married here for the craic, ceoil and food
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Date of stay: March 2022
East21 wrote a review Mar 2022
Ireland9 contributions3 helpful votes
Very disappointing Sunday lunch. Extremely poor selection on the menu. Would have expected better for a location such as this. Certainly not worth €45 for three courses. The last time we had lunch here was pre-COVID, the standard of the food and menu selection has dropped since then.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anon wrote a review Mar 2022
9 contributions5 helpful votes
Went for a Sunday lunch as a family. Food was nice, menu very limited but it was okay. The service needed attention to detail. We placed our ordered, after this 4 other staff members asked if we had ordered. No one seemed to have a section or area they were looking after. Just going with the flow. Starters and mains were served with no issues. Dessert, felt like they had given up. Ordered desserts, kids got their desserts. We waited and waited and waited.... Had to remind them of the dessert. They apologized and returned with desserts just not what we'd ordered. We said it was okay, we'd waited 20-30 min for desserts so to send them would take too long. Overall a very average meal, service could improve. But it has only just re opened. Maybe they are finding their feet. Will return again. But may wait a few weeks before we head back
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
GARY DOC wrote a review Mar 2022
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It's said 'One hasn't truly lived until they have loved'.. Well this week as we steered up the driveway to Castle Durrow as guests to a wedding, I couldn't help but wonder with anticipation what beauty this remarkable building would hold within. From the moment we entered we were in awe at the character, high pillars, magnificent stained glass, then the warm and friendly welcoming smile. Having travelled from Donegal we were looking forward to being shown, firstly to our room and then to the restaurant. When the door opened to our suite "Lady Sara" we were even more amazed at the grandeur and beautifully finished design and of course the fabulous 4 poster bed. I can honestly say I can't recall when I last slept as well as I did here!!! The food in the restaurant was exceptional, with such a mouth watering taste that it revived us!! The wedding venue was excellent, plenty of staff attending to every need, and I was delighted to have spoken to some of the staff to gather information on its history. We really enjoyed our stay here so much so we intend coming back. Castle Durrow is truly a remarkable gem, with very friendly and professional staff with such a homely feel you'd forget you were in the centre of an iconic and listed 300 odd year old Castle. Thank you everyone here for making us feel that little bit special, you've certainly won us over. Gary and Sarah Doherty Donegal.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Ger Prendergast wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Room cold. When I complained problem was put back to me in an aggressive manner. In all my years staying at hotels I have never been treated in such a derogatory way. This is my first ever negative review of a hotel which underlines my strength of feeling. Would not recommend this hotel if this is representative of their attitude to guests.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Eucharia M wrote a review Dec 2020
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
Our family had the most amazing two days in Castle Durrow. Food was amazing Staff exceptional. The castle is decorated with the most beautiful pieces for Christmas. Warm friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Anna M wrote a review Sep 2020
9 contributions16 helpful votes
We recently stayed over night for the night on which we were supposed to be married at the Castle, but had to postpone due to Covid-19. Our party of 4 enjoyed the experience immensely and ALL the staff went out of their way to accommodate our every whim. We loved every minute of it and look forward to our wedding in February and many more weekends at the Castle over the years. For anyone thinking about visiting, this place ticks all the boxes!!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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destraynor wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland53 contributions58 helpful votes
This is a fantastic castle for a weekend break, or a special occasion. The rooms are spacious and well kitted out, the staff are magnificent, and the grounds are a joy to walk through. If you’re looking for a little break from all things COVID, then this is the place to come to.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castle Durrow
Which popular attractions are close to Castle Durrow?
Nearby attractions include Bobs Bar Durrow (0.4 km), Carroll's Irish Gifts (7.7 km), and Fawltys (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Castle Durrow?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Castle Durrow?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Castle Durrow?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Castle Durrow?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bowe's Foodhall & Cafe, Ashbrooke Arms Restaurant, and Mary's Kitchen.
Is Castle Durrow located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Durrow.
Are any cleaning services offered at Castle Durrow?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Castle Durrow offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Castle Durrow?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Abbey of Aghaboe (11.3 km) and Ballylarkin Abbey Freshford - Ballylarkin Church (12.7 km).
Does Castle Durrow have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Castle Durrow accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.