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3.5 out of 5

"F&B-offering on the lower side - the restaurant was closed - we had to eat in the golf house " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 14 Oct 2018

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Classic Double Room (Classic Carriage Room)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£108* Per night/room 3 Jan - 4 Jan

Fitzgerald Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Castle Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Carriage Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Castle Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Carriage Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the helpful staff at Kilkea Castle. Free WiFi in public areas, free self-parking and a free manager's reception are available. Built in 1180, this 5-star castle has 41 rooms over 3 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and a deep-soaking bathtub.

  • All rooms offer deep-soaking bathtubs, flat-screen TVs and rainfall showerheads
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Drinking and dining options include 2 restaurants, a coffee shop and 2 bars/lounges
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Treat yourself to body scrubs, body wraps or hydrotherapy at The Spa
  • Services include concierge services, luggage storage and wedding services
  • On-site recreation includes a golf course
  • Guests like the bar and breakfast
  • 6 miles (9.6 km) from Athy Heritage Centre-Museum and 8.6 miles (13.8 km) from Carlow Golf Club
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee

Kilkea Castle ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Kilkea Castle

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4 out of 5
F&B-offering on the lower side - the restaurant was closed - we had to eat in the golf house

Posted by , from Switzerland on 14 Oct 2018

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3 out of 5

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 22 October 2020 to 2 December 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

As a guest of Kilkea Castle, you'll find a full-service spa and a golf course. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafΘ and a nearby snack bar/deli. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A free manager's reception is offered daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. There are 2 meeting rooms available. A terrace, a BBQ, and a garden are also featured at the luxury Kilkea Castle. Self parking is free. A complete renovation of Kilkea Castle was completed in June 2017. This 5-star Kilkea castle is smoke free.

  • 41 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1180
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Athy Station (9.3 km / 5.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Kilkea Castle offers 41 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include baths or showers with a deep soaking bath and a rainfall showerhead. Bathrooms are also outfitted with slippers, designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Deep-soaking tub
  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wardrobe or cupboard

Food & Drink

The castle hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Kilkea Castle has 2 restaurants on site.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course.

Spa Services

The Spa has 3 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including hydrotherapy.

The spa is open daily.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Number of treatment rooms 3
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 11:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Kilkea Castle

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.The property affirms that it adheres to the Ecolab (third-party expert - Global) sanitisation guidelines.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are not available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities on site
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: EUR 15.00 for adults and EUR 7.50 for children (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Kilkea Castle Castle
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  • Kilkea Castle Castle
  • Kilkea Castle Kilkea

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the castle before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

Awards & Affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

National Rating

This property does not have a Ireland Tourist Board rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

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