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Moongate Press Reviews

"The most glamorous digs in the world" Tatler Travel Guide

"It is an Ireland I thought had disappeared" Harpers & Queen

"It is not like a hotel at all, more a private home of an eccentric old friend"
The Guardian

"A romantic venue for a weekend away" House and Garden, Gourmet Travel

"A warm welcome awaits at the lyrically named Moongate" Food and Travel

"Eccentric but comfy decorations and furnishings make it very welcoming" The Times

"Moongate is stylish, international, and run with exacting attention to detail"
Country Illustrated

"Moongate is a house unlike anything you could ever expect- pillars, English marble, bathroom of Roman proportions and don't--bring-your-mother opulence" ES

"Impressed though one is by Moongate's exterior, one is left in awe by its interior" Barbara McKeon Irish Interior Writer

"Moonstruck over Moongate" Diane Wray Enterprise Magazine

"One of Ireland's best kept secrets, Moongate is an ideal place to seek out your own spiritual renaissance" The Sunday Independent

"Moongate. Dream of a name. Dream of a house" ES

"The sweet Queen's bedroom, with its picture window defying anyone to tear their gaze from the nimbus formations casting bluish shadows over the pastoral scene below". ES

"Anthony proved to be a charming, regal host, sparing no cost in entertaining his house guests" ISI

"The gothic sitting room, with a fireplace big enough at a push to accommodate Dante's Inferno" ISI

"The radiant inner glow that accompanies a kip in a glorious 19th century bed." ISI

"One of Ireland's best-kept secrets, Moongate is an ideal place to seek out your own spiritual renaissance" ISI

"First impressions: It's not like a hotel at all, more a private house belonging to an eccentric old friend. No reception desk; the rooms have no keys, minibars or TVs. Moongate is certainly a heady cocktail of architectural styles. The vast wooden sculpture came from a convent in the Philippines, the chairs from the Scala cinema in Kings Cross, a door from Kabul, a window from the Blind Beggar in Whitechapel, a light from the Titanic (or so they say). What are the rooms like? All seven are individually themed: Swiss, Indian, Moroccan etc. The Empire bedroom and the Venetian master bedroom are the best.The bathrooms: Take your pick between a Napoleonic bath for two or a modern power shower for six. Most are not en suite. What is there to see within walking distance? Wild hills, bracken, heather. On a clear day from the top of Mount Leinster you can see four counties, on an average day about 20 yards. And within driving distance? Five miles away in Rathanna is Osborne's, a pub cum general shop cum petrol station. If ever you wanted to buy a pair of Polish first world war army- surplus boots, size 12 only, while drinking a couple of pints, this is the place". The Guardian / Travel

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"Escape from it all with this flamboyant retreat on the slopes of Mount Leinster. Part Alice in Wonderland, part Marquis de Sade, this architecturally fascinating building boasts nine staircases, eight split levels and more thumbs ups than you’d see in a Roman amphitheatre. Things to do: For in-house entertainment, Moongate has a billiards table and its own dance floor. By day, you can explore the landscaped gardens, head off up Mount Leinster, Ireland’s second highest mountain, or gander around the lovely villages of Borris and Rahanna". Rural Retreats - Turtle Bunbury

 

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Key:

ES = Evening Standard by Sally Shalam
ISI = Irish Sunday Independent on Sunday by Barry Egan

 

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"Moongate is stylish, international, and run with exacting attention to detail" Country Illustrated