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Reviewed 19 October 2020

I purchased a voucher for my partner in May 2019 and due to Covid lockdown in May 2020, this voucher was extended to end September. In September, both Kildare (where I live) & Offaly where Kinnitty is had just come out of a 2nd county lockdown. As this wasn't the time for travel,we were being advised to stay home. I requested a further extension. I was refused at first, then a 2nd person extended it to end of Oct2020. I asked for a further extension on the basis that travel was not being advised due to rising Covid numbers, we were again refused, but told we could travel and have lunch or dinner! They actually thought it was ok to ask us to spend €200 on lunch or dinner. Very foolish, because if they had extended the voucher, it is likely, that when it was safe to do so, we would have stayed for a few days and spent a lot of money.

I am appalled at the handling of this in the current Covid situation. At no point did anyone even enquire if myself or my partner would be considered 'at risk' - the level of customer service here was dreadful. I should point out that we had been to Kinnitty previously and were recurring business.

In any event, rather than let them have our money for nothing, I travelled with a couple of friends for dinner in mid September. The food was just ok, however the service left a lot to be desired. Covid care was dreadful. The wait staff consistently leaned over us to reach other guests at the table. There was no need for this as there was plenty of room around the table. The head waiter (i think he was the head waiter) did not wear a face mask at any time during the night. I ordered extra potatoes from him and they never arrived.

Our wine, the most expensive bottle on the menu, was opened by the waitress somewhere away from our table - highly irregular, no checking of the vintage, or quality. The cork nowhere to be found. Definitely not how fine wine should be served.

Overall, what should have been a weekend stay/ visit turned into a mediocre dinner.

I did write to the management, following our visit, but they have not as yet replied. In such uncertain times, the handling of this issue was very poor. In contrast to Barberstown Castle, who honoured a voucher that was 4 years out of date - that is customer service.

As mentioned previously, we had been visitors to Kinnitty in the past, but will not support this business in the future. Shame on you, in the midst of a pandemic you could have offered some customer service.

Date of stay: September 2020
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5  Thank Linda G
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Reviewed 6 October 2020

Where to start! On arrival we were greeted by Sarah, a kind warm welcome. Our room was spacious & definitely olde world charm! The castle exudes elegance for its time, just a true gem! All this whilst social distancing maintained & lots of sanitiser available, making us feel our safety was first priority
Food in the dungeon bar was spectacular. Best bar food I’ve ever had, quick service and v friendly staff. The dungeon was nothing like I’ve seen before, a great experience with the bars and the old kitchen. Beautiful woodwork all around the castle
Afternoon tea in the lounge was classy & made us feel like we were the lord & lady of the castle with stunning view of the castle front & grazing horses a great way to relax
Amazing walks are to be availed of! A fairy path in the Forest I believe was made by their chef staff told me. Maps were provided to us by Niall in the antisocial cafe for the other walks! The coffees & pastries were delicious. He was Well informed & was not shy to tell us the castles history and ghost stories! We were relieved to not have been staying in the gerdaline room
We also dined in the Formal dining restaurant beside the foyer. A great experience made us feel like royalty in this castle. I believe emer was our hostess, seating us and accommodating all our needs. Complimentary small soups before starters, fine dining at its best. The girls were fast working, professional and the food DIVINE! Mouth watering , great presentation and it all complemented each other. Had to eat there two nights as we couldn’t get enough. The wines were nicely detailed in the menu.
My husband and I are excited to return soon. We left feeling very relaxed, refreshed and rosy. I can’t remember any other staff members names but all deserve credit as they were so friendly all around the castle . This is my first of hopefully many reviews and delighted it was a 5* experience in Kinnitty Castle Hotel

Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2020 via mobile

I booked the romantic break at the kinnity for our anniversary. Had it all chocs and wine on arrival and a slap up feed! Eh.... We arrived, it0s lovely.old and beautiful! No reception, but when they showed up we got a room. No chocs. No wine on arrival as promised. Oh dear, had already had probs when booking dinner included in package, couldent do 8, so 8.30. we walked the grounds, had a drink and showed up at the restaurant at 8.30. frustrated but here. No restauraunt full wat in the library before being escorted to a few armchairs in the lounge... This is your romantic break!!! Food was nearly ok. Rare pork belly followed by lamb with more salt than the siberian gulags. Bloody awful saved by reasonable cheese board. Really awful food in what felt like the tv lounge without the tv.on candle burning in the grate the other had gone out.. wouldent blame it. As far as s romantic break is concerned for 310 euro keep looking you won't get it at this wedding venue. Its dreadful

Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3  Thank avocasmith
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Reviewed 27 September 2020

Hotel is in a fantastic setting with some lovely woods walks around the grounds. Very impressive building and the entrance, stairs and landing are top notch. The room was huge with great views out of the front of the grounds but needed some updating (the furniture was worn, walls needed painting, tiny 19 inch TV with only basic free to air Irish channels). The walls - even in a suite in the main castle - were fairly thin, noise came in from the corridor, the rooms upstairs and through the bathroom walls, luckily as this was a midweek break there were not too many guests but if it was busy it could be a real issue.

Dinner in Dungeon Bar was nice with a decent selection of standard pub grub. Breakfast was a choice of standard hot foods.

Very expensive but fine for an overnight treat.

Date of stay: September 2020
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3  Thank Robert F
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Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

Special surprise from my partner, dinner, drinks and overnight stay. Thank you to Connor and all the staff. Wonderful service . Lovely setting. Nice ambiance. Food was very tasty. Would totally recommend anyone to visit.

Date of stay: September 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3  Thank ShirlMeister
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