The Mount Juliet Hotel is set within 1,500 acres of lush gardens, walks and woodlands in the beautiful countryside of County Kilkenny. Boasting the finest sporting estate in the county, Mount Juliet is an award-winning luxury hotel that blends grace and charm with exceptional style and service. Mount Juliet was recently voted No. 8 in the “Top 25 European Resorts” in the Conde Naste Travelers 2010 Resorts award. The hotel has been voted Ireland’s Best Parkland Golf Course in 2008/2009 & 2010. And in the Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards 2009 – the hotel was listed in the “Top 10 Resorts in Europe”. The hotel provides the highest international standards in food and service, in a wonderfully relaxed and welcoming way.
There are 31 bedrooms at Mount Juliet House, including two presidential suites. Each hotel room is individually designed, in keeping with the concept of a private, family home. Each room is also named, drawing inspiration from the history of the estate. To compliment all of the services provided by the staff of the house, in the evening as you prepare for dinner, the beds are turned down, the lamps are lit and the drapes drawn.
All Guestrooms Feature:
The epitome of gracious living, Mount Juliet Conrad is the perfect spot to experience Irish cuisine in all its forms.
The Lady Helen Dining Room:
The formal and grand setting at Lady Helen Restaurant is the perfect spot for classic country house Irish cuisine. Every dish on the menu is dictated by the season and prepared with fresh and Irish ingredients only. A superb service is complemented by an extensive list of fine wines and spirits. Awarded two AA rosettes.
Situated in the Hunters Yard, the appeal of Kendals is to be found not only in our attentive, friendly crew, but also in the spacious, yet intimate interior with its panoramic views of the golf course.
The philosophy here is simple; good food, comfortable surroundings with friendly and attentive staff. We serve modern Irish cuisine with international twists in a warm, informal environment.
The President’s Bar:
Dining at the Hunters Yard is a very relaxed affair. The Presidents Bar is a lively venue, and as well our sole all day dining option on the Estate. Light dishes, snacks and main courses from the “Around the world” and “President’s bar Grill” sections are served throughout the day. Here you can enjoy views of the golf course & practice putting greens from the veranda terrasse.
Thomastown, County Kilkenny
On the Map: Thomastown is located in County Kilkenny, in the southeastern midlands of Ireland. The village is reached via the R700 heading south from Kilkenny City.
Kilkenny, or the Marble City as it is known, is one of Ireland’s oldest cities, and proud of it. Its array of ancient buildings is unrivalled. It is renowned for being a vibrant cultural center, devoted to the musical and visual arts. Its two most impressive landmarks are Kilkenny Castle, founded in 1172 and privately owned until 1967, and St. Canice’s Cathedral. The current structure of the cathedral dates from the 13th century, though this is nowhere near the beginning of its story, which is rich in folklore and legend. There is no shortage of pubs to explore and enjoy in Kilkenny and during the summer the city is always full of life. The summer also sees the city host an Arts Festival and a very highly regarded Comedy Festival called the Cat Laughs.