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Roundwood House
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mountrath
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

The house is lovely, the hosts warm and friendly and the food amazing!!! We suggest you take a little walk around the courtyard, check out the library and the barn. It's like being placed in a story back in the 19th century!

Stayed December 2016, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Spent 2 nights here midweek. Beautiful house with loads of character in the middle of the countryside. So peaceful - only noise is the bird's singing in the mornings. There's an amazing library and gardens to relax in too. Delicious food and great company from the owners, Hannah and Paddy. They've created something really special here! The place has a great atmosphere. Wouldn't change a thing!

Stayed December 2016, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I stayed in Roundwood recently on two occasions. Both were so great. Hannah and Paddy are so warm, welcoming and helpful. The food was incredible and the house and gardens are magic. Top marks all round!

  • Stayed November 2016, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Roisin C
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Hannah F, Owner at Roundwood House, responded to this review, 28 November 2016
Thanks a million Roisin. We really enjoyed having you and your Mum stay.
Did I mention that you really haven't changed a bit since I used to see you in Galway many moons ago!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Roundwood House hosted my wedding in August 2016. It is only now that I have been able to sit down and express thanks to Paddy and Hannah for such an enchanting day. My husband and I, originally from Ireland, have lived some time now in Australia and of course wanted to get married back in Ireland. We had no clue how to organize a wedding, never mind organize one from overseas. The minute we spoke to Hannah however, any anxiety and stress felt was replaced with a deep sense of calm and reassurance. Hannah's attention, care and recommendations made us feel listened to and gave us the confidence that this day really would be the best day of our lives. The day in itself surpassed all expectations. The three months since we returned has been a whirlwind and the months that have past so quickly makes me appreciate even more what a truly magical place Roundwood House is. It seemed to whisper to time to slow down for our wedding day and gave the precious gift of enjoying each moment and relish in each delight as it came. From the minute the house breaks gently into view from the trees as you wind your way up the driveway, you feel your breath exhale and a tingle of excitement build from within as if you've stumbled on secret. You soon discover that Roundround House is place that rekindles the lost arts. The lost arts of connection and conversation, of warmth and true hospitality where people take pride in making you feel welcome like an old friend. The warm smell of freshly baked brown bread wafts from the kitchen and fills the house as fresh coffee is served in delicate china with baked goods in the drawing room. It invites laughter and an easiness that modern day has forgotten. I could probably write an essay on every detail, awe and surprise that Roundwood House afforded our wedding, however I will simply convey ours and our families deepest gratitude to Hannah, Paddy and their manager Chris who went above and beyond and always with a smile (even when the questionable taste in music came out in the early hours of the morning). In truth, there are not enough words, and no amount of thanks that can do justice to the experience we had. We've already booked a return stay for our first year anniversary and no doubt we'll still be trying to express our gratitude :) From Aoife and Stephen xx

  • Stayed August 2016, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Aoife M
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Hannah F, Owner at Roundwood House, responded to this review, 9 December 2016
Dear Aoife & Stephen,

Thanks for such a beautifully worded review. Really gorgeous. I've read it about ten times already and will be going back to it every time I have a bad day from here on in! Needless to say we absolutely loved hosting your wedding and are so glad you enjoyed the day so much. It was such a pleasure meeting and getting to know you both. You're a pretty relaxed pair!! Also, a huge thanks to your mum Aoife who was so great to work with in planning the day. Looking forward to seeing you for your anniversary. Hope you have a happy sunny Christmas down under.

Love Hannah & Paddy

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Our extended family went to Roundwood House to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday (shhh, she doesn't want anyone to know!) We had been here 10 years ago to celebrate her 70th birthday. It was PERFECT! Roundwood House is that perfect combination of feeling so homely but yet with service and great food and wine! We started our stay with G&Ts around the roaring fire. Hannah and Paddy are incredibly welcoming and Paddy did the perfect rendition of Happy Birthday on his acoustic guitar as Mum's birthday cake came out after a fab meal. Our bedrooms were wonderfully comfortable and we enjoyed spending some time wandering around the woods accompanied by the house's loyal golden labrador. Is Roundwood for everyone? Possibly not - for those who want a synthetic, everything is perfect with immaculate furnishings and paintwork they will be disappointed. For those more discerning who love the atmosphere of an old historical Irish home with all the history, genuine Irish hospitality, quirkiness and welcome that Roundwood House offers in authentic pure abundance this will definitely hit the spot perfectly!

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  • Stayed October 2016, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Roundwood House

Property: Roundwood House
Address: Roundwood, Mountrath, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Laois > Mountrath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mountrath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Roundwood House is a country house hotel in a delightful location at the foot of the Slieve Bloom mountains, just 1.5 hours from Dublin. The house and outbuildings are over 300 years old and have immense charm and character. Guests come to relax, explore many local sites of interest and for genuine Irish hospitality in a homely atmosphere. Roundwood was listed among the top 50 restaurants in the world in 2002 by London's "Restaurant" magazine. ... more   less 
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