The 4-star Barberstown Castle captivates its guests with both its setting in historic County Kildare and architecture spanning the 13th to the 21st centuries.
Originally built in the 1200s to protect the village of Barberstown from attacks, the property has had 37 owners over the years. A wing was added in the Elizabethan period, plus a Georgian country house, and finally an extension in 2006, giving the hotel a unique mix of fixtures and period flourishes from its 750-year history.
Expect ornate fireplaces, heavily gilded mirrors, gold chandeliers, carved oak four poster beds in the bedrooms, original tiled floors and a stunning glass-walled tea room.
The hotel's richly decorated Barton Rooms Restaurant holds two AA Rosettes and serves French and Irish cuisine. The hotel also has the airy Tea Rooms Restuarant, with open fires and a view of the terrace, where you can enjoy light daytime meals and cream teas.
The hotel sits in 20 acres of land in Straffan, County Kildare. The River Liffey is nearby and Dublin is 30 minutes by car. Take a walk through Straffan's beautiful Lodge Park Walled Garden, visit the popular Steam Museum or take in the spectacular butterflies in the tropical greenhouse of Straffan Butterfly Farm.
From the press:
"Bedrooms are… elegantly appointed with relaxing seating areas" -- The AA
"With a 13th-century castle keep at one end, an Elizabethan section in the middle, a large Georgian country house at the other end, and a modern wing, Barberstown Castle represents 750 years of Irish history" -- Fodor's
by Katie Jones
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2:30pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 11:30am.
Children and additional guests
No extra bed available.
No pets allowed.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Guests arriving on a Thursday can dine in the Barton Rooms on the second night of their stay. Those arriving on a Saturday can dine in the Barton Rooms on the first night, as the restaurant is only open on Friday and Saturday nights
Barberstown Castle is located in Straffan, which is a 30-minute drive from Dublin Airport. There's free parking at the hotel.
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