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Carton House

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I've stayed here a couple of times while attending work events or conferences. The grounds and buildings are beautiful and the staff are pleasant and accommodating. I was a bit disappointed with the room this time. Small details, like no bath robe (but one was delivered swiftly when requested); nothing but a bottle of water in the minibar; a bath set to dribble so that it's impossible to fill the bath; and small portions in the room service. The room itself was very clean and comfortable and breakfast was good with the option to make your own fresh juice. I suspect if you're a golfer this hotel is heaven and I also suspect that as a conference delegate I got a basic room, so if travelling as a couple your room might be better appointed. Definitely a good value option for a change of scenery but don't expect luxury trimmings.

Stayed 1 night with 16 guys on a golf trip & really enjoyed both the hotel & golf courses. All staff members from bar staff to the pro shop where very friendly & helpful. Absolutely stunning place to visit.

Second times at the Carton House Hotel, I love this place. Quiet, high standard, many different activities, it's a perfect choice to bring your half for a romantic weekend. As well, for golfers, this place is perfect to enjoy. I really recommend this hotel.

Stayed here for a weekend with my fiance. We got upgraded to a suite on arrival which was the only highlight of the weekend. The food was very average - we ate dinner in the restaurant one evening. Both of us loved our starters, but our steaks and desserts were very disappointing. If you are looking to relax in the pool you will be disappointed as it is a family swim time for the duration of the pool opening hours so expect a lot of children. It is also very small so hard to escape the noise. We left after 15 minutes. The majority of seating for the bar is based in the foyer of the hotel so as we were trying to eat lunch we were surrounded by families arriving to celebrate holy communions. Would not recommend the hotel for a couple.

Stayed one night with my wife at Carton House and was impressed the minute I turned the car into the estate. Reception was busy but efficient and friendly, a stroke of good luck we where given an upgrade to the Ogilvy Suite. This is in the old part of the hotel and was beautiful as the standard of furnishing is elegant. The Carton house hotel is a must if you are a golfer with 2 courses to play in immaculate surroundings. Breakfast in the morning was to a high class standard with pretty much all you could have needed, they even had a pancake machine !

I stayed at Carton House overnight last week, on my last night in Ireland. It was a great choice! The grounds there are so beautiful and well kept up. You can take some lovely walks there, and take in some amazing views, and all the while you are relatively close to Dublin city and airport. My room had floor to ceiling glass door windows, allowing me to pull the curtains back and take in a beautiful view of mature trees and sky. The room was modern, spacious and impeccably clean. The service at the front desk is nothing short of amazing. They are friendly, and they really know what they are doing. They know how to help the traveler with all those little but very important details. I did not use the spa area, but I did have dinner at the Coach House. The food was excellent and the prices were reasonable. Breakfast is served in an elegant location- in their Linden Tree restaurant- which again offers you a beautiful view from your table. I highly recommend a stay here in order to treat yourself, rest, and enjoy beautiful surroundings.

We stayed here the June Bank holiday weekend for our friends wedding and wow! Everything from the drive to this place to the drive out was seamless. It was an amazing wedding and the staff were on hand and foot to all the guests! We had the pleasure of a lovely lady named Ann who was waiting our table at the wedding and she is a true credit to this whole hotel, her motto was 'well it's always someone's special day, so treat every function with the best service' - which is such a nice touch! She was patient, attentive and above all...great craic! Breakfast on the two morning was fab, the egg counter is a great idea! And the 2nd day BBQ was just what the doctor ordered. The rooms were lovely and the shower is something you'll never want to leave! It was an absolute pleasure to be part of the wedding here and we can't wait to visit again. Thank you to all at Carton House for a great weekend!

This is a beautiful hotel set in amazing surroundings. There are two golf courses the we played the Montgomery a very testing course with shaped fairways and deep bunkers, this is a long course so consider a cart if playing. The venue provides a golf academy and great practice facilities also a well stocked pro shop and very helpful professional.

I liked this hotel. It was a 'higher class' of a hotel than I normally stay in, but it was for a special occasion so why not? The staff were really good, helpful and friendly. The grounds were fabulous, mature trees really do make a landscape. The rooms were quite large and very comfortable, it had an enormous balcony too. Food was nice. The pool and spa area was really quiet. I'd go back.

Nurses reunion at Carton House for a Saturday night which included evening meal and breakfast. Hotel and spa setting beautiful. Popular with locals for special days out Communions, birthdays etc. Staff were again fantastic very welcoming and service excellent. The evening meal was disappointing but breakfast made up for it. Would return again

Maynooth Maynooth Kildare

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Carton House places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Maynooth Castle and Rye River. This 165-room, 4-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with a golf course, a full-service spa, and 3 restaurants. It's on a lake and also close to Maynooth National Science Museum and St. Patrick's College.


There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including The Linden Tree, which has garden views. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


All 165 individually decorated accommodations feature sitting areas. 20-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Other standard amenities include private yards, minibars, and coffee makers.

Property features

A local mainstay since 1739, Carton House offers a golf course, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Superior Double Room Single Use, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2590 reviews