The Heritage Golf and Spa Resort

Address: Killenard, County Laois, Province of Leinster, Ireland | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located in Killenard, is near Emo Court.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews The Heritage Golf and Spa Resort Killenard

      Just bliss


      fabulous decor, great golf course and instructor, beautiful rooms, amazing spa and great staff that ouldn't do enough for us. We were truely spoilt and will definately go back- however I will not be eating at greens restaurant in the clubhouse again which was poor but the main restaurant was lovely! will be going back definately with the girls for a bit of R and R!

      Greene's restaurant very poor


      very nice stay overall but I have to say that the food in the golf clubhouse "Greene's" restaurant was very disappointing

      Heritage, A Magnificent Hotel/Resort!


      Having just stayed at the Heritage for 5 nights in conjunction with the Ryder Cup, I just had to write a review. The place was incredible. Upon arriving I realized that I had forgotten my toiletry kit, the manager himself, took me into town so that I could get what I needed. The whole entire staff at the hotel were so pleasant and accomodating. It is truely a fully equiped hotel. Plenty of restaurants and bars. Something for everyone to do during the day such as golf, lawn bowling(which I had never heard of before going there, but tried it-great fun) and a great spa with any kind of treatment your heart desires. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone, it's sure to please even the hardest to please!

      Could not fault this hotel!!!!


      Enjoyed a fantastic weekend in the Heritage recently. I went with three friends and we booked into one of their fab penthouses which was overlooking the 18th green. From the moment we arrived, the staff just could not do enough for us. There is loads to do here as well. They have a special 4k walk around the golfcourse which is great. I'd highly recommend the spa experience. We had it included in our package but i think it costs around Eur60. You really dont need any other treatments with this. We spent about three hours chilling in all the different therapy rooms. There was an abundance of fresh white fluffy towels to use and we must have gone through at least 10 each. This is a great way of spending a few hours if your other half wants to go off and play golf. We had dinner in the club house on the first night which was fine but the dinner in the Arlington room the second night was to die for! They have an italian restaurant on the estate as well but this was booked out so bare this in mind as you will need to book this restaurant in advance. The afternoon tea is devine but whatever you do, do not leave this hotel without trying their homemade scones!!! Just amazing. We were lucky enough to try them on the first day we arrived and we just had to have them every day then. If i were to be extremely picky about something, it would have been nice to maybe have had a bowl of fruit or some refreshments in the penthouse. And spa treatments need to be booked well in advance for individual treatments. Apart from that, it was just perfect. Highly recommended!

      Best hotel i've stayed in


      We stayed here recently for a weekend and we both agreed it was the best hotel we've stayed in to date both in terms of quality and service. The hotel itself is new, with a golf course, spa, etc adjacent. There are three restaurants - in the hotel, at the clubhouse, and a lovely italian restaurant -in a separate building that has a pub attached. The hotel is fabulous from the entrance lobby to the rooms, it has an old-fashioned elegance and charm which is unusual in modern hotels. The food in the restaurants, and for breakfast, is amazing and of very high quality. The staff were at all times pleasant and helpful, and always had a friendly hello. Although the hotel itself is in a remote area, it is only a couple of miles from the motorway, so it's easy to get there and back. A fantastic hotel to get away from it all, and just chill out - would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet getaway.

      Beautiful hotel - be careful of spa treatments


      Spent a few days at this beautiful hotel. It is in a real out of the way location and a great place to go for some peace and tranquility. Food and service was excellent and the hotel itself is very well kept. There is a really long walk you can do around the golf course which we really enjoyed.

      The only gripe I have is that while there, I decided to treat myself to the Heritage Signature Massage in the Spa. This massage is supposed to last 1 hr 30 mins, which is why I picked it. I had a lot of knots in my neck and shoulders. I pointed this out to the therapist before hand.....yet he didn't spent much time on these areas.....even though he said himself I was very tense there?!?!

      At the end, I had to ask him to go back over these areas again.

      What really disappointed me was that the message barly lasted 1 hr and NOT the alloted 1hr 30 mins.......very poor for the 140 Euro I was charged......



      Spent a few days here at a work conference and I cannot say how impressed I was. Location is a bit unusal for a hotel like this. It is in a small rural village about 1 hour south of Dublin. Everything about this hotel was fantastic - rooms, food, public areas, bar, spa, golf etc. I could keep going on. Will definitely be back!



      What an experience, this place is just amazing!! I stayed here with my girlfriend for two nights in Nov 05. We splashed out and got a junior suite which I would gladly move into tomorrow! Decor, cleanliness, facilites are top class (no wonder it is rumoured that this hotel could be Ireland's first hotel to go for 6 star status, and well deserved). The spa next door is the best I have ever been in. I just cannot recommend this place enough!

      Thoroughly recommended


      My partner and I (and our baby) stayed at this hotel for both business and leisure purpose and we were so impressed. We have stayed in a lot of 5 star hotels and we can honestly say it was the best we've ever stayed in. the decoration is luxurious, yet warm and cosy, with two fire places in the reception hall and such a feel of space.

      It is fabulous, not only because it has just opened. But mainly because it is a real 5 star hotel.

      The setting is great, inside and outside.

      The staff are very competent, diligent and polite, helpful and patient and the food excellent - I particularly recommend the homemade chowder. You can choose between several places, either at the bar, at the restaurant or in the pub in another building, called 'the Thatch'

      The breakfast is superb.

      As for the beauty spa - I loved it.

      The area is pristine clean, the pool is warm, large and has incredible panoramic views ; the changing rooms provide with chic toiletries.

      The gym is well equipped.

      I am not a golf player, so cannot comment on the quality of the course; however, my partner is a big fan and was very complimentary of both the course and clubhouse.

      Our room was 309. I loved it. I think it is a superior room because it is very large and it has got a view on the golf course.

      There are a lot of activities to do there.

      I can't wait to return.



      Stayed here in September 2005 for one night. It only opened in June. The staff were exceptional and we made full use of the facilities. the Heritage Spa was wonderfully relaxing. There is a secure and floodlit walk around the golf course, just under 4 miles, which was as close as I got to playing! The food was fabulous. We had the a la carte as part of our package and added a lovely bottle of wine from the extensive list. The staff were wonderfully attentive without being cloying. Expensive but you definitely get what you pay for. Highly recommended.

      TripAdvisor Reviews The Heritage Golf and Spa Resort Killenard

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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