Kinnitty Castle Hotel
Nestled in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, the four-star Kinnitty Castle Hotel offers luxury accommodations in the picturesque village of Kinnitty in County Offaly, Ireland. Arrive up the winding avenue, opening into breathtaking views of the 13th century castle, seated on 650 acres of parkland, inclusive of 60 acres of rolling lawns. Enter the lavish medieval revival castle, drenched in original features, heritage colors, and regal atmosphere dating back to the 1200s. Located amongst the picturesque Slieve Bloom Mountains, this lavish medieval castle is luxury accommodation like you have never experienced.
- Warm up by one of the many open fires while you enjoy a book or fine cuisine prepared by local, award-winning Head Chef, Mark Conneely.
- The 37 guestrooms are distinctively styled to make guests feel like 13th-century royalty, many of which retain their original features
- Have a drink at the Library Bar or dine on the finest local cuisine at The Sli Dala, rated Best Hotel Restaurant in Offaly 2016; head chef Mark Conneely was named 2015's Best Chef in Offaly
- Situated on 650 acres of parkland, this castle has taken care to recreate original features
- Kinnitty Castle Hotel has been a member of Historic Hotels Worldwide since 2017 and dates back to 1209
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There are 37 distinctively styled en-suite guestrooms within the Castle. Each luxurious room retains an original, cultivated style that is in keeping with the period of the property. Spaciousness and high ceilings, along with opulent fabrics and period furniture, effortlessly highlight the singular heritage of the Castle.
Kinnitty Castle Hotel offers four different types of guestrooms: Abbey Court Rooms, Baronial Rooms, State Rooms, and Castle Suites. Each of the bedrooms has been individually named after historic people and places linked with the notable and enduring history of the Castle. Most recently, one of the State Rooms has been renamed after Lt. Michael P. Murphy during a recent ceremony honoring all Irish and Irish American Medal of Honor Recipients. The Castle is steeped in tradition and it is one of the reasons it is among the top castle accommodation Ireland has to offer. Every guestroom features spacious elegance, luxurious surroundings, and warm restful colors that guarantees a pleasurable stay and ensure guests feel like royalty. The State Rooms boasts original period features including fireplace, cast iron roll-top bathtubs, and luxurious drapes.
If you are seeking the best, stay in the spacious Castle Suites, with views of the front of the Castle and sightings of the estate deer in the front field. The suites are beautifully appointed and are individually styled in keeping with the Castle's history and heritage. The suite baths include a cast iron roll-top tub and individual shower, with plush bathrobes and slippers.
Feast on the hearty cuisine of the Sli Dala Restaurant, have a light snack or a relaxing drink at the Library Bar, and enjoy traditional Irish fare.
Sli Dala – The warm ambiance of the Slí Dala Restaurant offers an elegant fine dining experience, with gourmet dishes under the expert guidance of Executive Chef Mark Conneely. This well-appointed restaurant offers the perfect setting to enjoy a candlelit evening, overlooking beautifully manicured gardens with friendly four-star service. Full Irish breakfast is also available.
Afternoon Tea – Available between 3 and 5 p.m. daily, make a reservation for a delectable selection of scones, finger sandwiches, and mini seasonal desserts.
The Library Bar – Open daily, stop in for coffee and snacks between outings or to fuel up for a day of adventure.
Activities are a'plenty at the Kinnitty Castle Hotel, as it sits on 650 acres of parkland. With this, this historic castle hotel is able to offer its guests horse riding in the Slieve Bloom Mountains, and activities of yore such as archery, air rifle, clay pigeon shooting and more.
More modern, traditional sports are available as well, such as tennis, soccer, board games, and books and magazines for the indoorsy type.Massage and aromatherapy sessions are available in-room with advance reservations.
Kinnitty is close to a number of fantastic historic sites, including Clonmacnoise, an ancient monastic site near Shannonbridge and one of Ireland's most popular destinations. Birr Castle and Gardens, a large castle in the town of Birr, is only a 15-minute drive away. Home of the 7th Earl of Rosse, the public can tour the grounds and gardens of the demesne. If you take an interest in Irish whiskey, schedule a tour of the Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor Centre, which illustrates every step of the artisan craft of whiskey-making and includes a tasting. The hotel can also arrange cruises along the River Shannon and offers maps for hiking the Slieve Bloom Mountains.
Kinnitty Castle Hotel
Kinnitty Castle Hotel is situated in the heart of Ireland, about a 90-minute drive from Dublin, Limerick, and Galway and approximately two hours from Cork. When travelling to the Castle, please take note if using GPS, as it will try and direct you to the property via the Slieve Bloom Mountains. While it is a very picturesque route, the roads are winding and narrow and should be avoided in winter.
Dublin Airport is 85 mi / 137 km away.
Shannon Airport is 73 mi / 118 km away from the Castle.
Cork Airport is 108 mi / 173 km away.
Train and Bus
The nearest train station is Tullamore Train Station, located 16 mi / 27 km from Kinnitty Castle Hotel.
The nearest bus stop is Birr Town, 9 mi / 15 km away.