Ireland Guide

- ireland -

Graphics Version | 

Maudlins House Hotel

Eat & Stay

Hotel / Restaurant

2 euro
Address:
Maudlins House Hotel
Dublin Road, Naas Co Kildare
Contact Maudlins House Hotel
Dislike Like
0%
0 votes
Tel: +353 45 896 999

Please mention ireland-guide.com when enquiring.

Formerly home to The O'Gorman family, this restored country house on the outskirts of Naas Town has been operating as an hotel since 2006.
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Hunting/Shooting (nearby)
  • Banqueting
  • Beauty - Hairdressing
  • Beauty - Massage
  • Beauty - Salon
  • Breaks - Off Season
  • Breaks - Short
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Conference Venue
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms (accessible for less able)
  • Live Music
  • Location - Town Centre
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Open New Year
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Heated
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Formal
  • Informal
  • Pub Grub
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Maudlins House Hotel

Formerly home to The O'Gorman family, this restored country house on the outskirts of Naas Town has been operating as an hotel since 2006.


Although the atmosphere is now more hotel than country house, some of the charm of the original building remains and with Naas, Punchestown and The Curragh race courses all nearby, several top golf courses a short drive away and car racing (Mondello), the Japanese Gardens and National Stud also in the area, it is well placed for both business and leisure guests.


Public areas include a large bar which is popular with locals as well as residents; it features racing paintings and a grand piano - played officially on Saturday evenings, although guests have been known to enjoy impromptu sessions at other times.


Several types of guest room (including one suite) are offered in the main building, also some in the Coach House, and there is a Hair and Beauty salon which is convenient for guests attending events - conference banqueting facilities are available for groups of anything between eight and 110 people.


With a car barrier and various signs warning of clamping etc, arrival at the hotel is not very welcoming and, in the Guide’s experience, reception and service can sometimes be offhand. However, Maudlins House Hotel has the potential to please, and offers something different for those who prefer the intimacy of smaller establishments.


The hotel serves good food - The Virginia Restaurant offers fine dining and is seen as something of a ‘hidden gem’; informal meals are also served in the bar (times vary).


Conferences/Banqueting (100/70); free broadband wi/fi; secretarial service; laptop sized safe in bedrooms. Golf, fishing and garden visits nearby. Children welcome (under 12s free in parents' room, cot available free of charge, baby sitting arranged).


 





    






 


The Virginia Restaurant


At busy times arriving diners will be met at a reception desk outside the restaurant; when quiet you may well be asked to go in and pick a table for yourself.


The restaurant consists of three interconnecting rooms with large windows, wooden floors, (gas) fires, heavy red curtains, mirrors and landscape paintings.


Polished wooden tables have comfortable chairs with well padded seats, and tables are classically appointed with very good glassware and cutlery, linen napkins, and a night light - but dried rather than fresh flowers.


Iced water and brown bread and walnut bread are promptly served, and menus offered include a shortish à la carte (three starters, four mains and four desserts), and a set menu/early bird menu (seven starters, nine mains five desserts).


Typical dishes recently experienced by the Guide include a trio of salmon (home smoked, gravadlax and poached), €8.90; presented in three neat lines on a white plate, and garnished with pickled cucumbers and a few drops of mustard dressing, this variation on the traditional smoked salmon starter comes with a slice of brown bread and a wedge of lemon.


Starters generally are very appealing, and may include luxurious dishes such as seared foie gras.


Main courses choices are well-balanced, and may include Wicklow lamb and a couple of fish dishes – but this is beef country, with fillet of beef an especially popular main course; and it shouldn’t disappoint as (although pricey at €27.50), in the Guide’s experience, it is a perfectly cooked and appealingly presented dish with roast onion crust, braised oxtail, roasted garlic, celeriac purée and a red wine jus; served with side copper pots of baby boiled potatoes, and several other vegetables - broccoli florets, cauliflower florets and large carrot batons - this is a very good main course, with the red wine jus attracting particular praise.


The dessert menu offers a range of updated classics and old favourites - a nicely presented and tasty Virginia Chocolate and hazelnut brownie with vanilla ice cream, for example (€ 7.90) - and it is good to see refreshing fruit-based options such as an Orange Tasting Plate.


The wine list leans towards France but gives offers a good cross section overall and is not over-priced; sommelier selection 4 red/ 4 white € 21.50 to € 45.00, 10 wines by glass € 5.90 / € 6.50.


This is a pleasant restaurant and, in the Guide’s experience, the cooking is above average - so it is a pity that an otherwise good meal here may be let down by offhand service.

Rooms 25 (1 suite, 4 junior suites, 20 executive, 10 ground floor, 1 disabled); Room rate from about €97 per night, specials often available. 24hr rooms service, Lift, no pets. Closed 24-26 Dec. Amex, Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. Restaurant seats 85. D daily, L Sun only. Bar menus 12.30-9 daily. abbreviations
Last Updated: 07-04-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

Might also like

Brooks Hotel & Francescas Restaurant

Dublin 2, Dublin City
Hotel / Restaurant
Distance: 27.7km
Exterior 04.jpg
100%
3 votes
3 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Serious About Seafood Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

One of Dublin's most desirable addresses, especially for business guests, the Sinnott family's discreetly luxurious Dublin hotels a gem of a place - an oasis of calm just a couple of minutes walk from Grafton Street. A ground floor bar, lounge and restaurant all link to ...

Dylan Hotel Dublin

Dublin 4, Dublin City
Hotel / Restaurant
Distance: 28.6km
Dylan Hotel - Dublin 4 Ireland
75%
4 votes
5 euro Deluxe Accommodation Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

It feels as if it's in a peaceful backwater, yet this splendid Victorian building is just yards from one of Dublin's busiest city centre roads. Arrival at the gates of Dylan is an experience in itself, especially in the evening, when it is magically lit by old fashioned ...

Stillorgan Park Hotel

Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
Hotel
Distance: 29.8km
07g02018.JPG
100%
1 votes
1 euro

A sister establishment to the famous Talbot Hotel in Wexford, this well-run hotel has seen regular renovations over the years and it is furnished in a lively modern style throughout. Public areas include stylish reception and lounge areas, and spacious bedrooms - some w ...

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort

Killenard, Co. Laois
Hotel / Restaurant
Distance: 35.6km
The Heritage Golf and Spa Resort
100%
3 votes
5 euro Deluxe Accommodation The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

This luxury hotel and golf resort is set in the Laois countryside, just off the main Dublin-Cork road (N7). It is a very large development and as time progresses the landscaping is softening the hard edges. An impressive atrium sets the tone as you enter the hotel and, ...

The Station House Hotel

Kilmessan, Co. Meath
Hotel / Restaurant
Distance: 36.8km
The Station House Hotel, Kilmessan, County Meath
100%
2 votes
2 euro

The Slattery family’s unique establishment is an old railway junction, which was closed in 1963, and all the various buildings were converted to a make an hotel of charm and character. It is an interesting and unusual place to visit, with lovely gardens, and makes ...

Directions

M7 South to Naas, left at second roundabout for Naas, on right hand side

Trip Planning Tools

My Ireland Guide

Local Recommendations

Hospitality

  • By Distance
  • By Category

Comments

There are currently no comments

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment
Not a member? Register for your free membership now!
Or leave a comment by logging in with:

Facebook & Twitter Recent Activity

Apps and Books