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My family and I recently stayed in one of the chalet rooms and it was a wonderful experience. My husband grew up in KY and we've driven by the castle so many times, so to stay overnight was a surreal experience. The building and grounds are lovely, but what made the experience most memorable was the excellent customer service, especially from the Guest Experience Manager, Phillip McKee. He was so warm and welcoming; we felt like very valued guests and definitely plan to return again someday!
The stone walls and turrets of the Kentucky Castle provide a striking contrast to the beautiful horse farms in Versailles, KY; but, once you enter this magnificent property, elegance and friendly service abound. The main lobby is two stories tall and ornately decorated. Guest room 102 had an 18-foot ceiling from which hung a chandelier. Sconecs and a wall-length painting hung on walls topped with seven layers of crown molding. The bar is reasonably stocked and offers a cozy locale for cocktails before or after dinner. Drinks can be taken to the 3rd floor roof for views of the country side. An exquisite dinner can be acquired in any one of several small dining rooms where an attentive wait staff are prepared to serve you from a limited but diverse menu that offers farm-to-table herbs and vegetables grown on-site. The biscuits at breakfast are simply mouth-watering. Whether you are passing through, visiting local horse farms or spending the day watching thoroughbreds race at Keenland Race Course (
We stayed at the Castle to celebrate a milestone anniversary. We found a discount through CincySavers and stayed in one of the turrets and included credit toward dinner. While the overall experience was unique it did not live up to the expectations one would have of a castle and for the price. ROOM: The turret was 2 floors with kitchen/living area on bottom floor and bedroom/bath upstairs. Very cool. Unfortunately the room maintenance/cleanliness was less than desirable. No drink cups in the bathroom meant going downstairs to get a glass. LIterally hundreds of dead flies or bugs in the ceiling light fixture meant that the light had not been cleaned out in some time. Cobwebs throughout. I know this is a castle but the cobwebs were not placed there for ambiance. Paint splatter all over the windows that appeared to be from a recent paintover. Chipped paint and water stains on the walls. The elevator was not working so you needed to climb the stairs to go up and out on the rooftop. DINNER: No complaints with one of the meals. The filet was great. But the lamb however was all bone with very little meat. When pointing that out to the wait staff we were told that she heard bones gives added flavor to the meat. Restaurant was extremely noisy with a large table of guests. We did not complain about this but was apparently noticed by the wait staff. In the middle of our meal they offered to move us to the bar to finish our meal. Why? Our complaint was about the quality of the lamb not the other dining guests. The hotel itself and rooms are beautiful just not maintained well. By the way, we did mention all this to the front desk but did not seem overly concerned even when we showed them some photos. We were told that the room we were in was recently updated because a VIP had requested some changes. Unique but disappointing. Giving 1-2 stars primarily due to meal quality and lack of room upkeep.
We attended the Castle Tour and Dinner on the Roof. The evening was chilly so dinner was moved to the ballroom which was very sterile and uninviting. Upon arrival we went to the bar to get a drink. The bartender was standing out in the hall way and just looked at us until we asked a manager for help at the bar. The tour was fine. Nothing special. The buffet was fine. Nothing special. After paying $62 for the admission ticket I did expect more for dessert than the mini, single serve cheesecakes from Sysco. No beverages are included in the $62 so if you want a glass of average wine or bourbon pony up more cash. My husband ordered bourbon on the rocks and it was served over one, small ice cube in a stemless wine glass. One would think a venue of this caliber in bourbon country would have bourbon glasses. Overall we were very disappointed and agreed $62 would have been a fair price for the both of us. Not for each of us.
I was visiting a friend in Lexington for the weekend, and we decided to have brunch and a spa treatment as neither of us had ever been. Wonderful experience. Beautifully decorated. Food was delicious and reasonably price. I had the facial and found it to be fabulous. My friend had a full body massage and enjoyed her service as well.
Duped! That's how I feel. I paid the "entrance fee" to get a sales pitch for their hotel! No matter how they disguise this The so-called "Castle tour" is a sales pitch! They say that the money from the "tour" goes to a charity... I prefer to pick my own charities and get some value for my money. Their sales pitch had the opposite effect on me. I canceled my dinner reservations promptly and I will never recommend or stay here... Beware they don't tell you any of this upfront or offer you a refund.
After driving past the castle for many years and admiring it, our sons gave us a gift certificate to stay here. We stayed here on our 22nd wedding anniversary last night. What a wonderful experience! We enjoyed walking around the grounds, a great breakfast and a tour of the spa. Rooms are very nicely decorated and roomy! Highly recommend as it will make it seem almost like a “Downton Abbey” experience!
Stayed a night in a tower at the castle. Unique experience. This particular room is two floors. Fully stocked fridge, drink-wise, large bed upstairs, and a fold-out couch bed downstairs. Comfortable with four people, but we didn’t spend too much time in the room. The staff put us at ease and were always ready to help. We took plenty of pictures of the inside of the castle as well, and nobody ever appeared bothered or concerned that we were just wondering around and posing everywhere. Overall a fantastic experience. Also I recommend the barrel painting. It’s good fun, and if it’s not your cup of tea, they serve drinks! Absolutely want to revisit when I have more time.
The tour and lunch at the KY castle was very nice. Taylor was our tour guide and she did a great job. The food prepared for lunch was positively delicious. However, the KY Castle asked that we stay at our table until the waitress advised us to go thru the food line. We were the last table. There were at least 4 homemade dessertss, but by the time we went through the line, only one dessert selection was available for everyone at our table. Big disappointment as we paid the same price as all the other tables and we got our tickets ahead of time. Additionally, suggest the castle put several benches in the outside area by the castle. We spent time outside and and our 86 year old Mom really neeeded someplace to sit.
My girlfriends and I took a tour of the castle and had lunch there. Passed the Castle for years and wondered why someone would build a castle there. It was interesting learning the history of it from Erin, our tour guide, who was not only informative but entertaining. It is a beautiful place to spend time. Our lunch, farm to table, was delicious with salad, two meat choices, potatoes, dessert and drinks! We enjoyed our time at the Castle
Located within a leisurely stroll of Martin Castle, CastlePost is within a 10-minute drive of Keeneland Racing Course. This 4-star hotel has 16 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.
Enjoy a bite to eat at Castle Farms, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 6 AM to 10 AM.
All of CastlePost's 16 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including free newspapers, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Rooms also include ironing boards.
Guests staying at CastlePost enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Friendly staff can provide concierge services, and also offer advice about sightseeing. This hotel also has a ballroom.