Carton House

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3.5 Star Hotel

Carton Demesne, Maynooth, East Ireland, County Kildare, W23 TD98, Ireland

Step back in time and enjoy centuries of history with timeless hospitality at one of Ireland’s most historic resorts. Surrounded by lush gardens and an array of on-site and local activities, the Carton House is an ideal family destination.

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Hotel Details


Hotel Description

Queen Victoria knew it well. Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier came for a holiday. Peter Sellers and Marianne Faithfull lived here for years. When the 1st Duke of Leinster chose it for his country seat in 1739, it stayed in the FitzGerald family until the mid 20th-century. Now it’s all yours and you’ve never experienced anything quite like it. Featuring two world-class championship 18-hole golf courses, guest are invited to relax and unwind at the oasis that is Carton Spa, indulge with any of the three delicious eateries, explore the vast array of resort activities or simply enjoy a restful night's sleep.

Key Features

  • Distance from Airport: 30 Minutes
  • Distance from Train Station: 10 Minutes
  • Number of Rooms: 165
  • Number of Floors: 3
  • Elevator(s)
  • Check-In Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check-Out Time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Wheelchair-Accessible Room(s) Available
  • Meal Plans Available


  • Air-Conditioning in Public Areas
  • Activities/Tour Desk
  • Babysitting
  • Bar(s)
  • Beauty Salon
  • Business Center
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Gift Shop/Boutique
  • Golf Course
  • Golf Driving Range
  • Health/Fitness Facility
  • Internet Access (wireless)
  • Massage
  • Medical Facility (nearby)
  • Parking (self)
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room Service (24 hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool(s) - Indoor
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Wedding Services
  • Aerobics
  • Bicycles
  • Billiards
  • Board Games
  • Golf (on-site)
  • Golf (nearby)
  • Pilates
  • Restaurants (nearby)
  • Shopping (nearby)
  • Table Tennis
  • Yoga


Linden Tree:  Nestled among the estate's soaring linden trees, the multi-levelled interior has been designed to accommodate glass walls, wide skylights and floor to ceiling windows - cleverly positioned to frame the unusual trees from every aspect of the bright interior. Enjoy dishes prepared using the very best of local Kildare produce and a diverse range of Irish cuisine focusing on artisan food producers. From contemporary to more traditional dishes featuring mouth-wateringly fresh seafood, tender meats and tempting desserts - all imaginatively served to complement an extensive wine list.

  • Air-Conditioned
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Dinner
  • Menu Type: A la carte
  • Children's Menu Available
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Cuisine Type: International
  • Dress Code: Collared Shirt

Kitchen Bar:  A quirky set of rooms located in the original kitchen of Carton House, the bar is a buzzing hive of activity. Featuring original detail from the old pantry and the kitchen itself, the stove takes pride of place with its cauldrons and pots resting intact. On a warm afternoon or balmy evening, guests can enjoy a chilled glass of wine or a cold drink in the walled courtyard adjacent to the Kitchen Bar. For the foodie at heart, indulge with afternoon tea served at Carton House in the Kitchen Bar daily.

  • Air-Conditioned
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner | Snacks
  • Menu Type: A la carte
  • Children's Menu Available
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Cuisine Type: International
  • Dress Code: Casual Attire

The Carriage House:  Stylish, yet relaxed and sophisticated, The Carriage House fuses the atmosphere of a cozy inn, the warmth of an authentic Irish welcome, and the effortless style of a modern meeting place. Once the FitzGerald family’s carriage lodge, on this site, seven carriages were housed – an unequivocal sign of accomplishment nowhere else seen across the island of Ireland at the time. Honoring the resort’s history, The Carriage House lives on today, woven in the very same thread. Steeped in history, the venue retains much of its 18th century fixtures and is a gateway to the enduring enchantment that is Carton House. Enjoy Irish cuisine inspired by local roots and curated cocktails designed by in-house mixologists using Artisanal Brands.

  • Air-Conditioned
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner | Snacks
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Cuisine Type: International
  • Dress Code: Casual Attire

Available in All Rooms:
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • DVD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access (high-speed)
  • Internet Access (wireless)
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Nonsmoking Rooms Available
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway Bed (fee may apply)
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Radio
  • Housekeeping - Daily
Available in Some Rooms:
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Crib

Fairmont Room - One King Bed

Rooms are located in the modern wing of the hotel with convenient access to the Carton Spa and Leisure Club.

  • Bedding: King

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