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Barberstown Castle

Barberstown Castle

Barberstown Castle – A romantic castle in County Kildare

We enjoyed a relaxing two night stay recently at Barberstown Castle. We arrived in the afternoon and despite there being few other guests in the hotel at the time, there was a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The receptionist was lovely and surprised us by informing us that that they upgraded us from a double room to a junior suite!Barberstown Castle.

Our room overlooked the gardens and was nice and spacious with a massive four poster bed and a lovely bathroom.


All the rooms are unique, each room is different from the other and is named after a previous owner of the castle, which adds interest and a personal touch to a stay in the Castle.

After checking in we headed for the restaurant, which turned out to be Edwardian style tea room Restaurant with a crackling log fire overlooking the gardens.

The menu was Bistro Style,  we enjoyed our  meal, the food was delicious and I loved the  comfortable surroundings  of the tea room with a lovely log fire burning as the evening closed in.Barberstown Castle.


The bed was so comfortable we overslept on the first morning –  we were the last guests down to breakfast , it didn’t seem to be a problem in the least- the staff were so professional – there was no rush to get us out of the breakfast room and the breakfast was amazing!!

The staff in Barberstown Castle are wonderful, we chatted with the receptionist before heading off for the day, she asked me if I had any plans to go anywhere special, I mentioned I was going to Kildare Village and immediately she produced a discount voucher for me to use there.

I was delighted and returned to the hotel in the evening loaded down with Ralph Lauren and Cath Kidston bags just to mention a few!



The second morning we were in plenty time for breakfast and I went for a wander in the gardens afterwards, the gardens are lovely and a great backdrop for photographs.  Then we asked to be shown around the wedding function room, I was so impressed with it, it looked  gorgeous and one of  the most authentic castle looking function rooms I have seen to date, it is really beautiful.  It is situated in a separate part of the hFunction room at Barberstown Castleotel from the main reception and the bedrooms. Barberstown Castle is a truly magnificent venue for a castle wedding.


Barberstown castle would make a fantastic wedding venue, but it is worth mentioning they also provide murder mystery evenings and medieval banquets. The banquets are historical representations of the castle’s history which all sounds very interesting and entertaining.


Barberstown Castle is close to Dublin City, Dublin Airport and lucky for keen shopper like me -  close to Kildare Village! . .



All in all we had a very pleasant stay from check-in to departure, the rooms were extremely comfortable,  the staff are wonderful and I the breakfast was superb!!. Along with being a fantastic wedding venue, it was a lovely hotel for a short break.


Address: Straffan, Co Kildare, Ireland, Straffan Ireland

Tel: 00 353 1 628 815700 353 1 628 8157





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