Most Family Friendly Hotel in Ireland

Awarded Number 1 Family Hotel in Ireland 

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Special Family Rates For 2017:

 1 Nights B&B  Midweek €130             Weekend €220

 2 Nights B&B  Midweek €250             Weekend €350

 3 Nights B&B  Midweek €330            Weekend €420

The above offer is based on 2 Adults & 2 Children Under 12 Years Of Age Sharing A Family Room. Additional Children Are Charged €15 Per Night On A Bed & Breakfast Basis. 


So Much To Keep The Kids Entertained During School Holidays

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If you bring your Children to this Hotel once, they will beg you to bring them back, again and again!!

Just take a look at this video... WARNING: the kids will definitely want to come now. Click Here

What makes us family friendly?

  • Kids Pool
  • Family Changing Rooms
  • Games Room
  • Scalliwags Kids Club twice daily in school holidays
  • Kids Splash Time (seasonal)
  • Kid's Fit Club, Teenzone & Kidz Bootcamp (subject to availability, contact Leisure Club for details)
  • Family Rooms & Interconnecting Rooms
  • Kid's Menus
  • Large Spacious Lobby
  • Mother & Toddler Sessions
  • Kids Birthday Parties
  • Pop-Corn & Goodie Vending Machines
  • Kids Ride on
  • Bouncy Castle * Subject to availability

We can organise the following for you:

  • Babysitting
  • Horse-riding
  • Animal Farm
  • Pitch & Putt
  • Cinema
  • Bowling
  • Park Walks
  • Water Park
  • Quad Biking
  • Planetarium
  • Folk Park

(Charges may apply) 


What is so special about the Family Friendly Hillgrove Hotel Leisure & Spa ?

Hillgrove Hotel has a Games Room, which includes a 6 foot Pool Table, PC with internet, Nintendo Wii Console, Playstation Console, DVD & TV with lots of games & DVDS), Table Top Football, football and lots of books & toys. And more to entertain your Children (and your big Children too!!) during your visit. Due to last minute breakages, caused by tiny hands, we cannot guarantee everything stated here will be available during your stay. However, we do our best to replace broken items as quickly as possible.

The ‘Majestically Magical’ four star Hillgrove Hotel, Leisure and Spa is the ultimate Family Holiday venue. Proprietors, Colm and Audri Herron understand the value and importance of a family Hotel, having learned what is required from our daughter Scarlett!  “We realised how few Hotel’s in Ireland really know how to cater properly for families. Hotel’s abroad seem to have it down to a fine art, so we decided it was time to provide the best facilities possible for every family looking for a short break or a week away. We now provide exciting tailor made packages and entertainment for families throughout the year”.  

Ok, so what makes the Hillgrove Hotel so Family Friendly then? Firstly, the Hotel is situated minutes walk from Monaghan town, set in private grounds away from busy roads. The Hotel lobby is extremely spacious and welcoming, as are the family bedrooms, there are also interconnecting rooms available. The Leisure Club has a Kids Pool, Family Changing Rooms, Swim Suit Dryers, Popcorn Machine, Goodie Vending Machines and Kids Ride-on. Scalliwag’s Kids Club runs daily during school holidays and every weekend throughout the year, this 7 hours of free kids club includes a supervised mealtime, so Mum and Dad can relax and have dinner alone if they wish. 

The Hotel also have a bouncy castle on-site, can things get any more exciting than that?!  In addition to all this, the Hillgrove Hotel provide delicious children’s menus, which include many healthy options too. They also cater for children’s Birthday parties. The Hotel can also organise babysitting for you and the following local activities, (charges apply): Horse-riding, Animal Farm, Pitch & Putt, Cinema, Bowling, Park Walks, Water Slides, Quad Biking, Planetarium and much more.

A little bit of information now for Mum and Dad. The Hillgrove has 87 beautifully decorated bedrooms including De-lux rooms and Suites with Jacuzzis.  Their Leisure Club includes a Swimming Pool, Feature Pool, Kids Pool, Jacuzzi, Steam Room, Sauna, Outdoor Hot Tub, Gym and Aerobics Studio. The luxurious Lir Spa & Wellness Centre has 7 Treatment Rooms with over 80 treatments and therapies available.  It also has a Mud Rasul, Hydrotherapy Pool, Herbal Sauna, Pedi Spas, Ice Fountain, Experience Showers, Floatation Bed, Relaxation Room and Tanning Rooms. There is also a Hair Salon, Crèche and Coffee Dock in the Leisure Wing.

The Hotel’s Vettriano Restaurant offers excellent cuisine and extensive wines, and in addition to this, the lively a Knuttel Bistro Bar serves bar food all day and has karaoke weekly. The Toulouse-Lautrec Resident’s Lounge is also available to unwind at any time.

The Hillgrove Hotel, Leisure & Spa is ideally located one hour from Belfast and one hour from Dublin. With a wide variety of activities such as Murder Mysteries, Theatre Evenings, Golf, Fishing, Archery, Rally Driving, Paint-balling, Water Sports, Museums, Theatre and Shopping.  Special activity weekends include, Murder Mysteries, Girlie Escapes, Sex And The City Breaks,CSIweekends and much much more. 

Bring a Babysitter or Granny with you and let them stay in an adjoining room to yours. Dinners are charged extra, with 4 courses for adults at €33 each or dine from their Bistro Menu. There is excellent Kids Menus available too. 


Click Here to Download A Copy Of Our Kids Menu



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Meet Our latest Addition To The Hillgrove Hotel Family


We hope you will join us in welcoming our new funky piece of décor, our pig, ‘Kevin Bacon’. 

The Jack & Jill Foundation (a charity to help children under 4 years of age with brain damage), organised a fundraiser called ‘Pigs on Parade’. 100 Pigs were given to leading artists around the country to paint and decorate in their own unique way. The pigs were then auctioned on line, and we bid on ‘Kevin Bacon’ for the Hillgrove Hotel and subsequently bought him. Kevin was created by a lady called, Venetia Quick. Being the best Family Hotel in Ireland, we thought it very fitting that we support this very worthwhile charity and get the pleasure of having Kevin adorn our lobby, into the bargain.  Don’t forget to get a selfie with Kevin next time you visit the Hillgrove!
kevin bacon

4 Star Magical Family Friendly Hotel

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