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Gold Medal Ireland's Best Family Friendly Hotel Winner 2023

Newpark Hotel Kilkenny roars with pride after being voted as Ireland’s Best Family Friendly Hotel

Newpark Hotel Kilkenny is roaring with pride after being named as Ireland’s Favourite Family Friendly Hotel, clinching the gold at the esteemed Virgin Media Business Gold Medal Awards this week.


The Gold Medal Awards, recognized as the apex of excellence in the Irish hospitality sector, acknowledges outstanding contributions and innovations in the industry. Newpark Hotel's victory as the top family hotel reflects its dedication to crafting unforgettable family moments and its groundbreaking approach to immersive family entertainment.


At the heart of Newpark Hotel's success is the Jurassic Newpark experience, an innovative and interactive dinosaur adventure park adjacent to the hotel that brings the wonders of prehistoric times to life for guests of all ages.  This unique offering is complimentary for hotel guests with unlimited entry, setting new standards for family-friendly hospitality.


The hotel’s commitment to exceptional family-friendly experiences goes beyond this.   It is a resort like destination with such high calibre on site amenities that you really won’t want to leave!  It launched a new Jurassic Bounce experience last year and offers many free experiences for young guests including an Adventure Trail, Tree-Top Adventure Playground with Zip Line, Mini wildlife farm, on site go-karting, a nature walk, and Fairy Trail. In addition, they have an indoor games room, Jurassic Juniors Kids Club and child friendly restaurants and pool.  Newpark also offers spacious deluxe family rooms and interconnecting rooms for added flexibility.


Speaking about the big win, General Manager Niall Dunne said, “This is a momentous achievement for our team. It is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing families with extraordinary experiences. We have been innovating and creating and building and evolving over the past few years and to be recognised by industry experts is an amazing feeling.  My Co-General Manager Mark Flynn and I want to give thanks and credit to our Newpark Family, all the people we work with, our local suppliers, and the Flynn Hotel Collection without whom our success would not be possible”.  


Newpark Hotel also looks after the grown-ups of course with a relaxing infinity pool, gorgeous treatments at Escape Spa and Leisure Centre, a choice of dining options onsite, and music in the lobby.