Barberstown Castle - Straffan53.31249, -6.6081
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best 4 Star Hotels in Ireland
The 4-star Barberstown Castle Hotel is set just 1.9 km from Straffan Butterfly Farm. Opened in 1288, the hotel attracts visitors with its historical architecture.
The city center is 5 minutes' walk of the property. It will take 65 minutes to get from the hotel to Kilkenny by car.
Guests can reach Barberstown Castle Hotel from Dublin airport within 35 minutes' drive.
Offering climate control, a sitting area, a personal computer, a work desk and IDD telephone, classic guestrooms boast a beautiful interior. They offer private bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and terry bathrobes.
Eat & Drink
The garden restaurant serves French dishes. Guests can relax in the Irish bar serving relaxing drinks. Tea Rooms at Barberstown Castle are located within 450 meters away.
The hotel offers a designated smoking area, a safe deposit box and a lift and such services as concierge service, turndown service and porter service.
Leisure options include a nightclub, a library and a golf course.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Private parking is possible on site for free.
Year renovated: 2006. Number of rooms: 55.
On-site car park
Bar/ Lounge area
Coffee/Tea in lobby
Leisure/ TV room
Sports & Fitness
- Horseback riding
- Golf course
- Room service
- Dry cleaning
- Wake up service
- Newspaper service
- Bell staff/Porter
- In-room breakfast
- Restaurant buffet
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Coffee/Tea in lobby
- Special diet menus
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
- Business services
Spa & Leisure
- Night club
- Garden area
- Leisure/ TV room
- Sitting area
- Free toiletries
- AM/FM alarm clock
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
1 King-size four poster bed1 King-size four poster bed, 1 Queen-size bed
In the Room
In the Room
- City landmarks
Hotel itself is lovely and rooms are lovely and clean
I booked Barberstown Castle as a treat for my partners 40th Birthday, as a young couple we enjoy having a nice meal and relaxing in a bar with some entertainment. On both Booked.net and Barberstown Castles website, they both said that there was live entertainment on the weekends. What they didn't say was that the live entertainment was someone playing a piano in a different room and that it finished at 11.30, which meant we were sitting there on our own in a bar with nothing happening. Website should have also stated the hotel bar was the same size of our bedroom, it was very small, very dark and seats were very uncomfortable, I do appreciate that it is a bar in a castle and it was fitting in with surroundings, we found sitting in the bar very uncomfortable and boring. If we had of known that the 'Live entertainment' was a piano playing in another room finishing at 11.30pm, I definitely would not have booked this hotel. We were completely disillusioned by this statement and found for the price that we paid for one nights stay that this live entertainment was not acceptable. The restaurant was also very expensive, in fact nothing about this hotel was cheap and considering the current climate, this hotel was booked with high expectations for the price we were paying. €250 per room and €170 for meal and wine is a lot of money for one night in a 4 star hotel, considering we got the cheapest wine on the menu and then to sit in a bar with no entertainment is not acceptable. We spoke to Manager on duty Sat night and asked to see General Manager on Sun but nothing happened. Would not recommend to anyone
The hotel is lovely & quaint. It was exactly the type of room I enjoy, with the 4 poster bed & a lovely view of the grounds. I are in the tea room & the food was delicious!
Staff were friendly. Location was good. Food was excellent
Stayed in room 7. Wasn't very impressed with the decor. Room was extremely hot when waking up in the morning! Could have done with umbrellas at reception for guests to use to go to function room!
My stay at the Castle was very comfortable, the staff were very attentive, I enjoyed my stay there. The rooms were very clean and tidy, could not fault the hotel. Keep doing what you are doing Barerstown Castle as it clearly works!! I will be back at some point.
Could not fault the facilities or the staff.