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Carton House

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Check-in was wonderful with very friendly and helpful staff. Food was good. Room in the old house was very nice (although a little dark). Very good room service. So all in all a very pleasant stay, i.e. until check-out. I was checked out by Shona who was rather rude and unpleasant. What a shame!

Just spent weekend here. The most striking aspect of the venue was how polite and friendly the staff were. Every staff member we encountered, even just walking along corridors, was smiling and always gave a friendly greeting. Pick of the bunch was Aoife in the Linden Tree restaurant who we had a great laugh with and gave us some great suggestions on things to do in the area. The meal was also excellent and beautifully presented.

Just back from a relaxing break to Carton House. The hotel is located on a beautiful estate with amazing grounds/ views and includes a mix of built heritage and a contemporary redeveloped hotel. The staff were friendly and professional. The restaurant was amazing and my wife and I had the most amazing 3 course meal in the Linentree restaurant. Definately recommend the hotel for couples and families looking a relaxing or eventful break.

Just back from a nights stay in Carton House from the moment you see the house you know it's going to be fab. The grounds, the sheer size of hotel. Upon entering the reception area the beauty unfolds the cleanliness the brightness the amazing staff. The suite we were given even though we only booked a room was amazing. The food from the kitchen bar was lovely. There is a lovely seating area outside the bar where you can sit and relax and look over the greens. We also went to the club house for a drink another lovely area with lots of seating outside. This hotel us top class and I will definitely be back.

Just spent the bank holiday Sunday at Carton house as my wife & I celebrated our 1st year anniversary. I choose to stay here after visiting during a corporate event earlier in the year ( non accomdation )Arrived to the hotel, check in was fine, very polite and we were directed to our room. On my booking request, I did state that it was our anniversary so was disappointed that there was no mention of this at reception nor a nice touch in the room i.e card , fruit basket etc ( which has happened in other hotels when celebrating a special occasion ) We decided to have lunch in the kitchen bar, waitress was very nice and attentive. Great coffee and food was tasty. For dinner, we decided to go to Maynooth town as the Linden Tree restaurant has a limited menu and nothing really appealled to us. We went to Donatello's and can honestly say it was one of the best pizzas I've had. The next morning we had breakfast in the Linden Tree, we were promptly shown to a table and coffee order taken. Plenty of options on offer including fruit, pastries gluten free and there's even a chef that can make omelettes to your requirements. I booked a session in the spa for my wife at 11:30, again very warm welcome and lovely staff. My wife was escorted to a different room then I which was odd considering I was asked if I wanted a couple's room which I said yes. The treatment was very nice and to my surprise I was handed a glass of prosecco at the end of my treatment to celebrate our anniversary. ( I was asked if it was a special occasion prior to the treatment by the masseuse ) I don't drink alcohol but it was a lovely gesture ! Overall, it was an average hotel experience which was extremely disappointing given that you pay nearly €200 per night.

Stayed in Carton House Golf & Spa Hotel on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th The Hotel is located in very large grounds with two golf courses & Club House The Hotel is spacious with large reception and bright lobby areas with a bar & barista area The Hotels restaurant - the Award winning Linden Tree offers a wide choice of food for all food lovers The food is excellent with very friendly and efficient service and good value with a wide selection of Cocktails and Wines The Breakfast area had a wide selection for most people and tastes In fact the service throughout the Hotel was very friendly The bedrooms were somewhat spacious with full facilities and were comfortable but could do with some updating very soon There were weddings in progress on our days there We will return to this Hotel

Picture yourself driving onto the grounds of Downton Abbey. Acres of lush grounds surround a stately stone manor begun in the early 17th century. The estate includes an 18 hole golf course and great walking trails that meander through the Irish countryside. The quaint village of Maynooth with great restaurants and pubs is only a short walk away The hotel and spa facilities beautifully blend a modern décor with the attractive original stone façade It was the best night's sleep we have had anywhere. The glassed in rain shower was an extra bonus. In the morning, our breakfast was included and it could not have been better! The bacon was crisp and the made to order omelet was delicious. We all deserve a break and we found the Carton House to be just the oasis that we needed. Customer service was A+. We will definitely return! Thank you.

Stayed overnight because it is close to the airport and was so impressed. The is a great hotel with a lot to offer. We arrived late and we're able to get dinner in the club house. Would definitely return.

We stayed here for one night. Bedrooms are great . Very comfy with every mod con. Restaurant is very good. A well rounded menu. Breakfast is an absolute feast! All the staff were friendly and helpful also.

The meeting rooms lend themselves to a productive work environment. On conclusion of business we dined in the restaurant which was excellent, Aoife our waitress was most attentive. The bedrooms are truly relaxing - overall a truly magnificent venue. Look forward to returning for on a personal basis.

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

Deluxe Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2622 reviews