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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 78%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Excellent service with a caring and natural approach

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At a glance

1 Rosette restaurant
Civil weddings

Originating from 1808, The Step House was once part of the Borris House Estate, ancestral home of the High Kings of Leinster. It has been a licensed premises in the Coady family for five generations, and became a hotel in the last decade following a dedicated refurbishment and expansion. Bedrooms are spacious, with many having wonderful views towards Mount Leinster. Dinner in the original kitchen, now the award-winning Cellar Restaurant, is a highlight of a visit, but lighter fare is also served daily in the 1808 bar and the gardens. The hotel has a strong reputation for hosting weddings and family gatherings, and alfresco dining in the well-tended grounds and gardens.

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  • En-suite rooms: 20
  • Self-catering available
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Night porter


  • Walk-in showers


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 180

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