Hilton Park

At the end of a mile-long drive through ‘an estate of great tranquillity and beauty’ stands Fred and Joanna Madden’s Italianate mansion. More

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Hilton Park
Co. Monaghan
00 353 47 56007

Hotel information




Mar–end Nov; groups only at Christmas/New Year.


3 drawing rooms, study, breakfast room, dining room, games room, free Wi-Fi (in public areas), wedding facilities, 600-acre grounds (3 lakes for fishing and wild swimming, golf course, croquet), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

occasionally in dining room.


all ages welcomed.


not allowed.

Credit cards

all major cards.


[2017] per person B&B from €95, D,B&B from €150. Set dinner €60.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

At the end of a mile-long drive through ‘an estate of great tranquillity and beauty’ stands Fred and Joanna Madden’s Italianate mansion. ‘The gracious 18th-century house is characterised by tasteful flower arrangements, historic heirlooms and stacks of books reflecting a considerable diversity of interest,’ say Guide inspectors in 2017, ‘though domesticity is ensured by two affectionate, stumpy Jack Russell terriers. And Joanna is a warm, friendly hostess, whose commitment and enthusiasm are quite infectious.’ Antique-filled bedrooms with sweeping views of the estate have much to appreciate. ‘On the second floor, our room had an abundance of period furniture and reading material; a comfortable, super-king-size bed; a view of lush greenery.’ Candlelit dinners take their inspiration from bang-on-season produce from the huge walled garden, and meat and fish from the estate. ‘Our excellent meal brought tuna carpaccio with home-made pickles and delicious soda bread; a perfect fillet steak. Piped muzak was the only downside.’ Breakfast ‘gets the day off to a superb start’: home-baked bread, strawberry and lavender marmalade, ‘molten scrambled eggs’.

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Hilton Park
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Guest comments

'An outstanding venue, providing guests with a most pleasing experience. The grounds are inspirational in their tranquillity and beauty. Joanna's commitment and enthusiasm were infectious. ' - RG - April, 2017
'Hilton Park is NOT a hotel; it is a family home. I have loved it since my first visit in the mid-eighties. Clones is off the beaten track and one has to work some to get there. But one is fully rewarded for every mile travelled. Hilton is expensive, but you get value for every penny spent. Just to stay in such a grand and glorious house surrounded by antiques and art of all kinds is worth twice the price and five times the travel. And then there are the grounds over which the light changes constantly, giving one a little peek at pure tranquillity. The family Madden are simply the best. ' - Susan Canning Stochl - August, 2012

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