Monart got it right when it opened, and continues to get its alliance of relaxation and invigoration just right, whilst improving with age. ‘Monart confounds your expectations, and therein lies its success’, says Eamon Barrett. ‘It’s a glitzy, glamorous place, a modern extension added onto a lovely old building, with electric gates to enter - all of these things make you expect the worst of Celtic Tiger ‘We have built it and therefore it will be brilliant’ excess. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. At its core are wonderful staff, who love hospitality to their fingertips - if you’ve been before they know what room you were in, they welcome you back, and they mean it.
The architecture is wonderful, curved wings spanning out into the woods from the main building and as the grounds have matured the calmness that is inherent at Monart has just increased. Everything is kept spick and span and even if you are not the type of person who likes to spend a weekend in a robe you will still find much to enjoy at Monart.’