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Located on the outskirts of historic Kilkenny City on 25 acres of parkland, the Newpark Hotel encompasses everything you could need for a relaxing and fun-filled getaway that the whole family will enjoy. Owned by the Flynn family, with other hotels within a Collection across Ireland, this family enterprise has provided the essence of warm welcomes and hospitality at the Newpark Hotel ensuring guests enjoy their visit and make plans to return for another break away soon. With a great selection of rooms to suit all family types, spa and leisure, great family entertainment, along with a fabulous food offering, Newpark Hotel is a very popular base for those exploring and discovering Ireland’s Ancient East. Upon entering, you’re greeted with a large foyer with plenty of comfy seating and a cosy fireplace. During our visit the team were preparing for Christmas, busily putting up Christmas trees with twinkling lights and decorations. This added to the charm and warmth felt when visiting the hotel. The hotel is also very popular with locals, you’ll notice local clubs, organisations and families having their parties and gatherings here.Read More
In terms of the food offering, the Newpark Hotel’s lovely atmosphere is nicely complimented by food that is made from fresh ingredients and most if not all of the food is sourced from local suppliers.
The hotel works closely with a local farmer who also produces whiskey and other spirits. The discarded mash from the whiskey and gin process is fed back to the live animals. The hotel purchases as much meat as possible from this sustainable operation.
Delicious food is provided throughout the day, for residents the breakfast buffet is served from 7am to 11am on weekends. During the day, the traditional favourite carvery menu is available from 12pm-3pm while a bar food menu runs from late afternoon to 9pm.
For those with special dietary requirements, you’ll be assured with allergen listings on each menu while those with little mouths to feed, there are separate children’s sections on the bar menu and half portions are available from the carvery.
Location wise, Scotts Bar & Brasserie is the main dining area in the hotel, there are also lounge areas to enjoy a coffee and a treat along with outdoor dining spots too.
Scotts Bar & Brasserie is the main dining spot in the Newpark Hotel. Spacious with plenty of seating, Scotts Bar gives a feel of a traditional pub with its low lighting and dark wood decor. Comfortable dark leather booths invite you to sit back and relax to enjoy a great meal.
When we arrived in the afternoon, we were feeling a little peckish so we enjoyed a tasty toasted special sandwich and a pot of tea. This hit the spot and was so good!
During dinner, we dined in Scotts Bar & Brasserie. Here we tried out the Salmon Teriyaki which was piping hot and very well presented. We savoured each bite. The salmon was plentiful and grilled separately which was served on a bed of rice and oriental vegetables. Portions are plentiful so you’ll feel well fed after your meal.
To finish off your dining experience, you’ll find a selection of tasty desserts including a twist on the classic bread and butter pudding along with a banoffee and eton mess combo. If you lean more towards savoury, there’s also a great cheese plate featuring a selection of Irish Farmhouse cheeses.
Rooms & Facilities
The Newpark Hotel has become a destination hotel for families and couples looking for comfort, relaxation and a few fun activities for good measure. With over 130 rooms available there is something to suit all families and groups visiting the hotel. Spa and leisure facilities along with plenty of children’s activities on-site will ensure you get the very best out of your stay at the Newpark Hotel.
The Newpark Hotel features an impressive 132 rooms. These range from superior, classic to family rooms along with balcony rooms and even rooms that feature hot tubs if you feel like you’d like to indulge.
All rooms are designed for comfort and relaxation and are plenty spacious. Crisp fresh linens and plush bedding invite you to enjoy a restful night’s sleep while the room also features all the amenities to make your stay all the more enjoyable. Many rooms also feature lovely views of the surrounding gardens and parkland.
When you’ve savoured the overnight experience at the Newpark Hotel, breakfast awaits and it’s such a treat!
Breakfast consists of a delightful buffet across two locations, the bar area and the breakfast room. Areas are sectioned off and feature hot foods along with a selection of lovely fresh pastries, fruit, yogurts and even homemade brown bread from Grandmother Flynn. When we were having breakfast, the bacon was plentiful and the perfect combination of crisp and tender. There were plenty of options depending on what you’d fancy to start your day.
Sustainability plays a vital role in the current and future operations at the Newpark Hotel. With a number of sustainable practices in place currently, they are also setting the course for the future and aim for the hotel to carbon neutral-negative by 2025.
The hotel sources locally where possible in terms of food and other supplies, while also trying to reduce waste and energy consumption. They work closely with their suppliers and ask that all waste packaging be reduced.
Some of the most recent sustainable practices include, switching all lighting to LED, temperature control systems for the hotel and leisure centre along with 4 electric car spaces installed in 2023.
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