Carton House has opened its doors as a luxury hotel after a major refurbishment project. Following this fantastic makeover, Carton House is now welcoming guests to experience its enchanting world, steeped in history, but with all the comforts of a luxury hotel. Just half an hour outside Dublin, the beautifully elegant Palladian house is set in over a thousand acres of stunning parkland, and has attracted a long list of glamorous guests from Queen Victoria to Grace Kelly. The bright colours and contemporary artwork of the reception welcomes guests into the lavish and indulgent world of Carton House. With the expert eye of acclaimed architects and designers Carton House is an aesthetic masterpiece. Striking modern art adorns the walls and large glass windows flood the reception with natural light, while high ceilings across the main house create a sense of space and grandeur. The curved corridors are decorated with black and white photographs of the original house, leading guests on an alluring journey through the history of the estate.
All of the147 superior bedrooms sit neatly behind the mature cedar trees estate. The bedrooms are generous in space and in state-of-the-art, furnished with custom-made beds, armchairs and a glass pedestal table. (13 foot x 23 foot)
All Guestrooms Feature:
- King size zip & link bed
- Air conditioning, individually controlled
- LCD screen television
- DVD & CD player
- In house movies
- WiFi – Complimentary throughout the hotel
- Tea & coffee facilities
- In room iron & ironing board
- 24 hour room service
- Large bathroom with separate walk in shower & bath
Carton House’s philosophy is simple food cooked tastefully, presented well and great value for money. The executive Chef, Cathal Kavanagh has a real passion for food, knowing just the right time to explore his creativity and introduce some tantalizing, mouth watering dishes. Carton House has many dining options, something to suit all tastes and group sizes. In terms of dining options Carton House has the follow options:
The Linden Tree Restaurant, which serves breakfast from 7am to 10am, Monday to Friday, and to 11am on Saturday and Sunday. Dinner is also served in The Linden Tree Restaurant from 6:30pm to 9:30.
The Kitchen Bar is the heart of the hotel for drinks, choose from a selection of hot beverages, wines and cocktails, and food is served from 12pm – 7pm daily.
The Club House with its bar, restaurant and decking area serves breakfast from 7:30am to 12pm and food is served all day from 12pm to 10pm, and Ala Carte, Buffet and Table D’Hote menu are available.
Or if you are staying at Carton House, why not let them organize a picnic for you? Rent a bicycle or even walk the woods and if you fancy a snack, enjoy The Carton Picnic.
On the Map: Kildare Town is located in County Kildare, inland from the eastern coast and approx. 45 minutes southwest of Dublin City. The town is just off the M7 motorway that connects the cities of Dublin (to the northeast) and Limerick (to the southwest).
County Kildare is home to the National Stud and three racecourses, at The Curragh, Naas & Punchestown. This inland county has areas of low-lying bogs on its western bountary. To the east, the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains meet its unique fertile plain, the Currage, which has 6,000 acres of grassland and; if up in the early morning, you can see beautiful throoughbred racehorses excerising. Visitors to Kildare can walk the countryside, play golf, fish, ride or cruise its waterways. One of the best ways of exploring this county is by following the canals, either walking their towpaths or cruising their waters. Away from the main roads, its a peaceful county with plenty of wild fowl, birds and animals in its river valleys, bogs, woodlands & canals.